The state of Louisiana has the Louisiana Board of Cosmetology, the Board of Barber Examiners and the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy as the governing bodies for beauty services.

The skills they regulate are:

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Louisiana, USA:

Regulated Beauty Services in Louisiana, USA


Hairstylists in Louisiana should be licensed cosmetologists. They are expected to complete a course of 1,500 training hours for theory and practical skills.

The state also offers a license for blow-dry technicians. Aspirants are expected to finish 500 hours of theory and 500 hours of clinical instruction.

Facialist / Waxing Technician / Makeup Artist

These professionals can either take a cosmetologist or esthetician license. For estheticians, they must finish 750 training hours that cover multiple skills and procedures.

Nail Technician

Nail techs need a manicurist license to legally practice. They should complete 500 training hours in manicuring, pedicuring and nail technology for artificial and natural nails.

Further details for the above services are discussed here:


Massage Therapist

Louisiana requires aspirants to complete 500 training hours, pass any national examination (NCCAOM, NCBTMB or MBLEx) and pass the oral examination by the board.

More information about becoming a licensed massage therapist in the state is found here:


Lash Technician (Eyelash Extensions)

Lash techs who wish to offer eyelash extensions are required to have a cosmetologist or esthetician license. With a license, aspirants can then train for lash extensions and get certified by an approved program.


Barbers in the state must finish 1,500 training hours or 4,000 apprenticeship hours.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Louisiana, USA

Lash Technician (Lash Lifts, Lash Tinting, Brow Tinting)

For lash techs who want to offer lash lifts or tinting or brow tinting, they can earn by offering these services without needing any license. They must, however, get skilled through a training course to learn the necessary skills.

Spray Tanning Technician

Spray tanning is also another service not regulated in the state. Individuals can learn professional skills from any school or training provider.