Shampoo and Head Spa FAQs

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In the State of Tennessee, a shampooing license is not required as shampooing has been deregulated, allowing anyone to offer this service. Without a Cosmetologist or Master Barber license individuals cannot provide services such as blow drying, curling, or using styling tools, only shampooing.

Massaging of the head is not covered under an Aesthetician's license. For any massage-related questions, please contact the Board of Massage Licensure at (615) 253-2111 or Massage.Health@tn.gov.

Additional information on each license type offered by the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners can be found here: https://www.tn.gov/commerce/regboards/cosmo/license/individual.html.

You may also view the rules and laws here: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules/0440/0440.htm.

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