Nevada has the Board of Cosmetology, the Barbers’ Health and Sanitation Board and the Massage Therapy Board. These are the regulatory institutions that mandate licensing laws for various beauty services. Professional training for each license should be done at a licensed institution.

Non-Regulated Beauty Service in Nevada, USA:

Regulated Beauty Services in Nevada, USA

Lash Technician / Waxing Technician / Facialist

Lash techs, waxing techs and facialists are all under the esthetician license. Applicants are expected to finish 600 training hours before taking the examination.


Hairstylists or hair designers in the state should finish 1,000 training hours to apply for the examination. They also have the option to get a cosmetologist license to learn not just hair designing but also other areas of cosmetology. Cosmetologists must finish 1,600 training hours.

Nail Technician

Nail technicians provide not just nail care but also enhancements like the application of artificial nails. They are required by the state to finish 600 training hours.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists in Nevada don’t have a specific license, but they must register with the board if they want to work in salons, spas and other cosmetological establishments. If the artists plan on offering freelancing or mobile services, they don’t need any registration.

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Barbers need 1,500 training hours to take the state licensure examination. Training consists of theory and practical skills.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists in the state are expected to finish 550 training hours. They should also pass any national massage therapy examination, such as the MBLEX.

Non-Regulated Beauty Service in Nevada, USA

Spray Tanning Technician

Spray tanning is a beauty service not regulated by the Board of Cosmetology. Interested aspirants have the freedom to choose their training provider online or anywhere.