Singapore is not strict with allowing beauty practitioners to work and start their careers in the country. It doesn’t regulate its beauty industry, so any skilled individual can become a professional.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Singapore

Nail Technician

Nail technicians are able to earn and become successful professionals in the industry without needing formal qualifications. Singapore has no laws for practising nail techs, so skills are enough to get started in the industry.


Professional training for hair is not mandatory in the country. Hairstylists have no specific requirements to meet to become professionals.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists are also not required certifications to be recognised in Singapore. Aspirants can gain skills in any way they want and then perform on clients.


The country doesn’t demand a license for practising barbers. But if a practitioner decides to have their own barbershop, they must be insured and register their business. More information on building a barbering business is provided here:

Waxing Technician / Lash Technician / Facialist / Spray Tanning Technician

These professions can have a single license as a beauty therapist in many countries. But Singapore has no license for beauty experts, so everyone with skills can become a beautician.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists can begin their professional careers once they graduate from high school. Certifications are voluntary in the country, so aspirants can gain skills through experience.