Connecticut has the Department of Public Health as the regulatory board for beauty services.

The department includes the following professions as regulated:

Non-Regulated Beauty Service in Connecticut, USA:

Regulated Beauty Services in Connecticut, USA


Hairstylists are required to finish a training program of 1,500 at an approved college or institution to qualify for the licensure exam. Connecticut also accepts applicants who trained outside the state at a school with the same requirements as the state.

Apprentices should complete an approved apprenticeship program by the Labor Department and pass the examination to get the license.

Facialist / Makeup Artist / Waxing Technician

Facialists, makeup artists and waxing technicians are called estheticians in the state. To qualify for the examination, they must finish an esthetics course of 600 hours at an approved school or at an institution outside Connecticut with equivalent requirements. More requirement information for other types of applicants is detailed in Section 20-265b of the law.

Lash Technician

Lash techs are expected to complete training of 50 hours at any approved school in the state. Connecticut also acknowledges training completion outside the state at a school with the same requirements. More licensure requirements are given in Section 20-265c of the law.

Nail Technician

Nail techs are expected to finish a nail program of 100 hours at an accredited school or an institution outside of Connecticut with the same requirements. Further details about the other requirements for other types of applicants are available in Section 20-265d of the law.

Here’s the link to the full regulations about becoming a beautician in Connecticut:

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists have a separate law for licensing. Applicants for licensure must finish 750 training hours at an institution with a school code from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and accreditation from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation and an agency recognised by the country’s Department of Education. They should also pass the MBLEx or National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Further details about licensing for massage therapists are found here:–Investigations/Massagetherapist/Massage-Therapist-Licensing-Requirements


Barbers are expected to complete 1,000 training hours to proceed to the licensing test.

Non-Regulated Beauty Service in Connecticut, USA

Spray Tanning Technician

Individuals interested in spray tanning can choose to have their training from any school or private institution as this profession is not regulated in the state. Online education is available for spray tanning.