Kansas has the Kansas Board of Cosmetology and the Kansas Board of Barbering that regulate many beauty services in the state.

These services are:

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Kansas, USA:

Like many US states, applicants for licenses must take their training or apprenticeships at any licensed institution.

Regulated Beauty Services in Kansas, USA


Hairstylists in Kansas need a cosmetologist license to practice hairdressing. Applicants must complete 1,500 training hours or should comply with the apprenticeship hours required by the board. Training credits will be applied from the apprenticeship, which equals the number of training hours required.

Waxing Technician / Lash Technician / Facialist

Waxing techs, lash techs and facialists can either get a cosmetologist or esthetician license. Estheticians need 1,000 training hours to qualify for the exam. Credit hours will also be evaluated for apprenticeship programs.

Nail Technician

Nail techs are expected to finish 350 training hours or equivalent credit hours for apprenticeship programs to take the examination.

More licensing information is available in these links:


Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Kansas, USA

Massage Therapist

Kansas is one of the few states in the country with no licensing regulations for massage therapists. Professional training from a reputable school or course provider is still important to get skilled.

Spray Tanning Technician

Interested individuals in spray tanning can earn in the industry without needing a license. They just need to be trained professionally and get certified by a reputable training provider.

Makeup Artist

Makeup is also another booming industry, and makeup artists in Kansas don’t need a license to practice. But it’s still ideal to get professional training and be a certified makeup artist.