Uganda’s beauty industry has no licensing laws. Interested individuals can freely earn in the industry without complying with any formal requirement.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Uganda

Massage Therapist

High school graduates can quickly become massage therapists in Uganda. They only need to learn the right skills to practise massage therapy.

Facialist / Spray Tanning Technician / Lash Technician / Waxing Technician

Estheticians and cosmetologists offer these services to clients. But anyone can provide beauty services to the public in Uganda because the country is unregulated.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists are also free of required licenses or certifications. They don’t have regulations for offering professional services to the public.


Hairstylists in the country can quickly become professionals. They are unregulated, so owning a license to work is not necessary.


Barbers also don’t need a license to earn as professionals in Uganda. They can train, however, at any school to master the proper skills.

Nail Technician

Nail techs can be certified or not in the country. Formal requirements are not implemented for the profession, so skilled individuals can become nail techs anytime.