Maine has the Professional and Financial Regulation that governs the licensing standards for its beauty industry.

These are the regulated and non-regulated beauty services individuals can explore in the state:

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Maine, USA:

Regulated Beauty Services in Maine, USA


Barbers should finish 800 training hours at a licensed school or must have 1,600 apprenticeship hours.


Hairstylists or hair designers must finish 1,200 training hours at a licensed institution or 2,000 apprenticeship hours.

Further details about the barber and hairstylist licenses are available here:

Makeup Artist / Facialist / Waxing Technician / Lash Technician (Eyelash Extensions, Lash and Brow Tinting)

These services are under the scope of aesthetics, which needs an aesthetician license. Aestheticians need to complete 1,000 training hours to take the exam.

Nail Technician

Nail techs cover various nail procedures and enhancements. The state requires them to finish 400 training hours to qualify for the licensure examination.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are expected to finish 500 training hours and must show certification for CPR and first aid training.

More licensing details for aestheticians, nail techs and massage therapists are found here:

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Maine, USA

Lash Technician (Lash Lifts)

Lash technicians who offer lash lifts only don’t need a license in the state. They can train for professional skills for this service online or from any training provider.

Spray Tanning Technician

Spray tanning in Maine has no professional licensing regulations yet. Interested individuals can learn from a trusted training provider to master the skills.