The Office of Professional Regulation of Vermont is the regulatory agency for beauty experts in the state. They require training for beauty services to be conducted in licensed or approved schools or apprenticeships to be done under the direct supervision of a licensed practitioner.

Regulated Beauty Services in Vermont, USA

Nail Technician

Nail techs in Vermont are expected to finish 200 training hours or 300 apprenticeship hours.

Facialist / Waxing Technician / Makeup Artist / Lash Technician (Lash Extensions)

These services require applicants to get an esthetician license, which needs 500 training hours or 750 apprenticeship hours. Waxing and facials are also available in the cosmetologist license.


Barbers must finish 750 training hours or 1,125 apprenticeship hours. They can also get a crossover license for cosmetology, which requires 250 training hours or 300 apprenticeship hours.


Hairstylists must take the cosmetologist license and complete 1,000 training hours or 1,500 apprenticeship hours. This license is also eligible for a crossover license for barbering, which needs 250 training hours or 300 apprenticeship hours.

Further details about the requirements for the above licenses are given here:

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists in Vermont don’t need a license to practice in the state but must be registered with the office. They are required to fill out the application form and pay the necessary fee.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Vermont, USA

Lash Technician (Lash and Brow Tinting, Lash Lifts)

Lash and brow tinting and lash lifting are services not regulated in the state. Interested individuals in these services can choose their training to get professionally skilled.

Spray Tanning Technician

Spray tanning doesn’t have regulations for licensure as well. Online training for this service is available in many course providers.