Nigeria offers more flexibility to practising beauticians as it has no rules for licensing them. Anyone skilled in hair, skin or nails can provide beauty services to the public.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Nigeria


Hairstylists in Nigeria don’t need a degree or proper training to start their careers. Anyone with skills can become a professional and enjoy serving clients.

Nail Technician / Spray Tanning Technician / Facialist / Waxing Technician / Lash Technician / Barber

Estheticians or cosmetologists can provide all these services to clients. Since Nigeria is not regulated when it comes to its beauty industry, interested aspirants don’t need any license to practise.

Makeup Artist

Like the other beauty professions mentioned, makeup artists don’t have formal qualifications to start working as professionals. This means getting a license to serve clients is not necessary.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists only need the skills to earn in the industry. They are unregulated, so having a license is not required for practice.