North Macedonia

North Macedonia’s beauty industry is unregulated. It doesn’t require practitioners to secure a license or certification to offer beauty services.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in North Macedonia

Makeup Artist / Lash Technician / Waxing Technician / Spray Tanning Technician / Facialist

These beauty professionals are usually licensed as estheticians or cosmetologists. Since North Macedonia is unregulated, anyone interested in any of these areas can become a professional without a license.


Hairstylists can start their careers as early as after graduating high school. The country doesn’t require a license to practice, so they can get skilled and then quickly work in the industry.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are allowed to practice in the country even if they only have high school education. Practitioners with certifications or bachelor’s degrees may be paid higher.

Nail Technician

Anyone skilled in nails can work as a professional nail technician in the country. North Macedonia doesn’t require a license from nail experts to serve the public.


Barbers can start exploring jobs in the industry even after high school. They only need to get skilled to provide satisfactory services.