New Zealand

New Zealand is a country with no licensing laws for aspiring beauty therapists. Individuals can learn from any training course to master the right skills.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in New Zealand

Barber / Hairstylist

Barbers and hairstylists have no specific licensing requirements to comply in New Zealand. But many employers in the country prefer professionals with a Certificate in Hairdressing Professional Stylist Level 4 or a Certificate in Commercial Barbering Level 4.

Certified practitioners can take the apprenticeship route facilitated by the Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation or HITO. They also have the option to register their experiences with the HITO through the Qualification by Experience program.

Nail Technician / Facialist / Waxing Technician / Spray Tanning Technician / Lash Technician

Nail, skin care and other beauty services are covered under the beauty therapist certification. There are no set requirements for becoming a professional beauty therapist in the country.

A diploma or certificate, however, is recommended, and aspirants can become an apprentice or study a course in beauty therapy. A Level 4 Certificate in Beauty Therapy is ideal for employment.

Massage Therapist

Like the above beauty professions, massage therapists are also not regulated. But for practitioners who are interested in becoming a member of the Massage New Zealand organisation, they must have certificates for first aid and therapeutic massage issued by a recognised course provider.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists are not required to be licensed or certified. But practitioners are encouraged to hold a certificate for makeup artistry. Employers are likely more attracted to artists with professional certifications to show proof of training.