Zambia doesn’t have licensing rules for beauty professionals. It only encourages practitioners to get skilled and be knowledgeable about the beauty industry.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Zambia

Nail Technician

Nail techs are unregulated professionals in Zambia. They are only expected to know and master their crafts well to offer satisfactory client services.


Barbers are not required to have certifications or licenses. The country has no rules for becoming a barber, so skilled individuals are welcome to practise their abilities.


Hairstylists can also work in beauty without a license. They are expected to master the skills, however, in hair to ensure client satisfaction.

Waxing Technician / Spray Tanning Technician / Lash Technician / Facialist

These professions can get a cosmetologist or esthetician license. But Zambia has no regulations for them, so anyone can practise as a beautician and earn in the industry.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists have no required licenses in the country. Zambia only wants practitioners to master the skills, so skilled aspirants can easily become professional artists.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are also not regulated and are free to explore exciting opportunities. They only need to possess the skills necessary for the profession.