The Philippines doesn’t have strict licensing laws or regulatory body for practitioners in the beauty industry. Aspirants are free to choose a career in beauty without licenses, except for massage therapists.

Regulated Beauty Service in the Philippines:

Regulated Beauty Service in the Philippines

Massage Therapist

Aspiring massage therapists need to be professionally trained and must obtain a training certificate from the Department of Health. They are also expected to pass the licensure exam, consisting of written and practical parts. A massage therapist ID and certificate of registration are given to successful aspirants. Other requirements for getting a massage license are available here:

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in the Philippines


Barbers are only expected to complete high school in the Philippines. They can provide services once they master the skills either through experience or training.


Hairstylists are able to earn as professionals with only high school education and the proper skills. They can begin their hair careers early or proceed to take further education.

Waxing Technician / Lash Technician / Facialist / Spray Tanning Technician

These professions fall under the license of a beauty therapist. Since the Philippines has no laws for beauticians, aspirants can earn in the industry once they are skilled and have completed high school.

Makeup Artist

There are no mandatory certifications or qualifications for makeup artists in the country. Anyone can be a makeup artist if they are skilled and high school graduates.

Nail Technician

Nail techs are also free of strict regulations for licenses. The government has not set any requirements for them for professional practice.