North Dakota

The North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology, the ND Barber Board Examiners and the ND Board of Massage Therapy create regulations for the beauty industry in the state. Like many states, professional training should be done in a board-approved institution or college.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in North Dakota, USA:

Regulated Beauty Services in North Dakota, USA

Massage Therapist

North Dakota requires massage therapists to complete 750 training hours and must pass the MBLEx, NCBTM or NCBTMB.

Lash Technician / Facialist / Waxing Technician

These services can be mastered with an esthetician or cosmetologist license. Esthetics requires applicants to finish 600 training hours.


Hairstylists should get a cosmetologist license in the state and must finish 1,500 training hours.

Nail Technician

Nail technicians are expected to obtain a manicurist license and must finish 350 training hours.

Further details about the licensing requirements for estheticians, cosmetologists and manicurists are downloadable on the Rules and Regulations page of the board’s website:


Barbers need 1,550 training hours in North Dakota to take the licensure exam.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in North Dakota, USA

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists are not regulated in the state, so a license is not required. They can train to get skilled online or at any training course to provide professional services.

Spray Tanning Technician

North Dakota doesn’t have licensing rules for spray tanning as well. Individuals can learn at any school or course training to get skilled.