Tanzania is one of the many African countries that don’t regulate licenses for beauticians. It allows skilled individuals to provide beauty services even without formal qualifications.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Tanzania


Barbers can start great careers as professionals as early as after high school. Tanzania has no licensing laws for the profession, so anyone skilled can earn and work in the industry.

Nail Technician

Nail technicians are also unregulated in the country. They can offer professional services to the public as long as they are skilled.

Lash Technician / Facialist / Waxing Technician / Spray Tanning Technician

These areas of beauty are usually under esthetics or cosmetology. But the country has no strict rules for the beauty industry, so anyone skilled in any area can earn by providing services. Having a license is not mandatory.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists are not required by Tanzania to own a license. The country has no rules for practising makeup, so anyone skilled in this profession can offer services.


Hairstylists are also free of licenses to practise. They only need professional skills to ensure quality services to clients.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists don’t need any certification or license to work in the country. They are only expected to possess the right skills to provide great services.