The Oregon Board of Cosmetology, the Oregon Health Licensing Agency and the Oregon State Board of Massage Therapists set licensing regulations for beauty services in the state. They require applicants to get their education from licensed career schools in the region.

Non-Regulated Beauty Service in Oregon, USA:

Regulated Beauty Services in Oregon, USA

Nail Technician

Nail technicians are required to complete 241 training hours with 70 hours of practical hours.


Hairstylists or hair designers are expected to finish 1,110 training hours with 455 practical hours.

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

Facialists, lash extension technicians, lash and brow tinting techs, makeup artists and waxing techs need an esthetician license. The law requires estheticians to complete 444 training hours with 220 practical hours.


Barbers must finish 746 training hours with 465 practical hours in the state.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists in Oregon must finish 625 training hours, 15.74 semester credits or 25 quarter credits and pass any of the national examinations, such as the CESI, NCBTMB and MBLEX.

Spray Tanning Technician

The Oregon Health Licensing Agency confirmed that spray tanning techs should hold an esthetician license to practise in the state. Professionals practising this service must also provide spray tanning in a licensed cosmetology facility.

Non-Regulated Beauty Service in Oregon, USA

Lash Technician (Lash Lifts)

Lash techs who offer lash lifts only can perform the service without needing a license in Oregon. Educational training for lash lifting is still important in providing the best results.