Beauticians in Indiana are regulated by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.

The services that the agency governs are:

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Indiana, USA:

Schools offering barbering or beauty courses must be licensed by the agency.

Regulated Beauty Services in Indiana, USA


Barbers in Indiana should graduate from a course with 1,500 training hours and must meet at least a passing grade of 75%.

Facialist / Makeup Artist / Waxing Technician

These professions are available for an esthetician or cosmetologist license. Estheticians must complete 700 training hours and should reach a satisfactory passing grade during the examination.


Hairstylists should become licensed cosmetologists in Indiana. They must finish 1,500 training hours with a satisfactory grade for the exam.

Nail Technician

Nail techs are expected to finish 450 training hours and must pass the licensing examination to legally work in Indiana.

Further details about the licensing requirements for the above services are found here:

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are required to graduate from a course of 625 training hours and pass a licensure exam approved by the agency. They must also have liability insurance of at least $2,000,000 per claim and $6,000,000 in aggregate.

More licensing information is available here:

Lash Technician (Eyelash Extensions, Lash Lifts)

In Indiana, lash techs offering lash extensions must secure a certification of professional training from a program approved by the Indiana Department of Health. Also, those who wish to provide lash lifts must become licensed beauticians in the state before they can train for the skills.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Indiana, USA

Lash Technician (Lash and Brow Tinting)

Although lash and brow dyes are controversial because of the health risks they bring as per the FDA, lash and brow tinting services can be offered even without a license. Indiana doesn’t have specific regulations for individuals interested in providing these services.

Spray Tanning Technician

Aspirants for spray tanning can get skilled in the service from any training provider. There are no laws for licensing in the state, so anyone interested can learn the skills with ease.