The Department of Safety and Professional Services is the regulatory agency for beauticians in Wisconsin. They require applicants to complete their training or apprenticeships in a licensed school or beauty establishment.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Wisconsin, USA:

Regulated Beauty Services in Wisconsin, USA

Nail Technician

Nail technicians are expected to earn a manicurist license in Wisconsin. They should finish 300 training hours or 300 apprenticeship hours.

Facialist / Makeup Artist / Waxing Technician

These services require an aesthetician or cosmetologist license to practice. An aesthetician license needs 450 training hours or the same number of apprenticeship hours.


Barbers are expected to finish 1,000 training hours or 2,000 apprenticeship hours.


Hairstylists are required to earn a cosmetologist license in the state. The curriculum requires 1,550 training hours or 4,000 apprenticeship hours.

Further licensing details are given here:


Massage Therapist

Massage therapists must finish 600 training hours and pass the MBLEx or the Asian Bodywork Therapy Exam.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Wisconsin, USA

Lash Technician

Lash techs in Wisconsin are not regulated. The state’s barbering and cosmetology law doesn’t include or define lash services as regulated. Aspirants are still encouraged to train, however, in lashes to provide great results.

Spray Tanning Technician

Spray tanning in Wisconsin doesn’t have licensing laws as well. Like lash techs, aspirants in this industry should consider getting professionally trained.