American Samoa

American Samoa is a country in Oceania that has set some laws for many practising beauty experts. Beauticians are expected to comply with the requirements to provide services in the country professionally.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in American Samoa:

Regulated Beauty Services in American Samoa

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

American Samoa defines these professionals as operators, consisting of hairdressers and cosmeticians. A hairdresser enhances and fixes the hair of clients, while a cosmetician has a bigger scope as they include massaging, beautifying, stimulating, cleansing, exercising and manipulating different parts of the body. They also provide manicure and hair removal services.

The law requires that aspirants must be licensed cosmetologists and hairdressers in any US state and have at least a 3-year experience immediately following the licensure application. Aspirants, still required to be licensed, also have the option to complete a refresher course at an approved institution in the US or another country with accreditations equivalent to the US within 1 year after the licensure application.

More licensing regulations for these professions are available here:

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in American Samoa


Barbers in the country are not regulated, which means certifications, registrations or licenses are not implemented. Aspirants can earn as barbers as soon as they are skilled in this industry.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are also free of regulations in the country. There is no regulatory body for this profession, so aspirants are able to practise as soon as they develop the appropriate skills.

Nail Technician

Nail technicians are also free of licensing requirements and expected to be highly skilled. They can start as soon as they are high school graduates and have enough experience and skills.