India has not set its requirements for many beauticians in the country, except for massage therapists. Practitioners are able to gain experience in the industry without formal qualifications.

Regulated Beauty Service in India:

Regulated Beauty Service in India

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists in the country are required to own a license to become recognised practitioners. They need to complete a course from a recognised school to obtain a certificate in massage.

The next step is to register with the regulatory body in the state where the practitioner wants to work. The regulatory agency will then issue a license to legally allow the therapist to work in the state.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in India

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists are not strictly regulated in India as there are no specific requirements to become one. Aspiring artists can enrol in courses they prefer to master the best skills.


Barbers can also begin an early career in beauty. They are unregulated in India, which allows them to serve people without any license.

Waxing Technician / Lash Technician / Facialist / Spray Tanning Technician

These beauticians can have one certificate or license when practising professionally. But in India, they are not regulated, so anyone with skills can earn.