The beauty industry in Laos gives freedom to practitioners to explore jobs without requiring licenses. Skills are what the industry needs from workers to help them succeed.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Laos


Barbers in Laos are not regulated and can start their career journeys as long as they have skills. They don’t need to show any certificate to practise.

Waxing Technician / Spray Tanning Technician / Lash Technician / Facialist

Beauty therapists can typically offer these services, and many countries require a license from them to practise. In Laos, however, there are no licenses implemented for beauticians, and only skills are important to provide client services.

Nail Technician

Nail techs are also free of any license in the country. They are only encouraged to learn professional skills to serve clients.

Massage Therapist

Professional qualifications are not required for massage therapists. Laos only expects high school education and skills as minimum requirements.


Hairstylists are not required a degree to become professionals. High school graduates can explore job options in the hair industry and earn.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists are unregulated in Laos and don’t need a license for professional practice. They must possess makeup skills, however, to get clients.