Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has strict licensing laws for various beauticians in the country. Its standards allow practitioners to keep the quality of services in the beauty industry. It’s also important to take professional training or apprenticeships at a government-recognised school or establishment.

Regulated Beauty Services in Puerto Rico


Barbers are required to finish 1,500 training hours or complete 24 months of apprenticeship hours.

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

These professionals can get a cosmetology or esthetics license in Puerto Rico. Cosmetologists are expected to finish 1,500 training hours or 24 months of apprenticeship hours. Estheticians should complete 600 training hours or 12 months of apprenticeship hours.

Nail Technician

Nail techs must graduate from a 400-hour training program or complete 8 months of apprenticeship hours.

Further information about the requirements for the above beauticians is detailed here:


Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are required to complete 1,000 training hours, hold a certificate for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and finish an HIV workshop. More requirement details are available here: