Queensland’s beauty services are not regulated. Individuals can become beauty professionals without proper training qualifications.

The state, however, is strict with public health and has set regulations on hygiene and infection control. Hairdressing and other beauty treatments are considered personal services but are classified as non-higher-risk services. These don’t need a business license but must abide by the public health laws.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Queensland

Massage Therapist

Australia doesn’t require qualifications from massage therapists for professional practice. This means Queensland allows practitioners without training qualifications to earn as massage therapists.

Facialist / Waxing Technician / Spray Tanning Technician / Lash Technician

Individuals who are able to provide skin care, waxing, spray tanning and lash treatments are called beauty therapists. Becoming a beauty therapist in the state doesn’t need any registration or license as the industry is not regulated.

Makeup Artist

Like massage therapists and beauty therapists, makeup artists are unregulated and are not required formal licensing qualifications. Practitioners can begin earning and building their clientele once they are skilled.


A hairdressing or hairstyling license is not mandatory in the state. Aspirants can choose to get trained by professionals or learn the skills through experience. Many online courses are now available for interested individuals.

Nail Technician

Nail technicians are not required to complete formal training in the country. This makes Queensland free of any license or certifications for practising nail techs.


Barbers are also not required registrations or licenses. Aspirants can train in registered or non-registered training organisations to master the theoretical and practical aspects of barbering.