Last Update on 25/11/2020

Practice as a Beautician

General Information

In order to practice as a beautician in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to register at the Beauticians Registry of the Cyprus Beauticians Registration Council, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Health.

Every natural person is eligible to register at the Beauticians Registry, provided that the Cyprus Beauticians Registration Council is satisfied that he/she fulfills the following criteria:

  • Is a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus or a European citizen or a spouse or a child of a Cyprus citizen who has his/her permanent residence in Cyprus, at the time of the application’s submission;
  • Holds a high school certificate or equivalent certificate;
  • Holds a health certificate issued by a member of the Cyprus Medical Association or a registered doctor from the member state where the certificate was issued. In the second case the certificate must be certified from the appropriate authority in the member state where the doctors is practicing;
  • Has not been convicted to a moral offense. He/she must submit a clear criminal record from the appropriate authority of the country of residence;
  • (i) holds a degree in aesthetics recognized by the KY.S.A.T.S. (Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Titles of Studies) as equivalent to a “higher education diploma” or a “university degree” in “Aesthetics”; as the Programme of studies or(ii) holds a degree or diploma in “Aesthetics” of at least three years duration from a tertiary (higher) education faculty whose curriculum has been evaluated and accredited by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA) or an equivalent body in the country where the qualification was issued, including six (6) months of practical training (traineeship). The diploma/degree must have been issued after the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, as well as the six (6) month practical training (traineeship) certificate, which must have been obtained after the end of programme of studies at an aesthetics institute operating for more than six (6) years.

The registration application at the Beauticians Registry can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority:

Cyprus Beauticians Registration Council
Ministry of Health
1 Chilonos str. and 17 Prodromou str.
1448 Nicosia
Tel. +357 22605418
Fax: +357 22605623

  1. The application should be accompanied by the following documents:

    • Copy of Birth Certificate/or copy of Identity Card/or copy of Passport;
    • Certified copy of School Certificate;
    • Certified copy of a BeauticianΆs Degree/Diploma/Certificate;
    • Certified copy of transcript of the above mentioned Degree/Diploma/Certificate;
    • Certified copy of special training (if any) in the field of Electrical Epilation (Electrolysis) and/or varicose veins treatment;
    • Original certificate of working experience as a Beautician (self employed or employee) for at least three years before the implementation of the relevant Law;
    • Original Health Certificate issued by a registered member of the Cyprus Medical Association specializing in the field of Pathology or in the field of General Medicine;
    • Original Certificate of Clear Criminal Record;
    • Two recent photos;
    • Registration fee of €30 (payable through bank transfer).

The registration fee is €30 and is payable through bank transfer.

Upon approval, the applicant must pay the licence fee of €17 to the Cyprus Beauticians Registration Council through Bank transfer.

The applicant is informed regarding the authorization decision within three months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.

The Registration Certificate is valid infinitively subject to the payment of the annual licence fee of €17.

Administrative Action Against a Competent Authority’s Decision

A person who is not satisfied by a Council decision may, within twenty (20) days of the date on which the Council’s decision is notified to him/her, challenge that decision by written Administrative Action to the Minister of Health; this provision is regulated in the Health Professionals Registration Councils (Exercise of Hierarchical Administrative Action) Law of 2017.

Any person may file an Administrative Action at the Administrative court against a decision, act or omission of any competent authority or body.

Pursuant to Article 146 of the Constitution, an Administrative Action may be lodged within 75 days from the date of the decision or act or omission or from the day when such decision or act or omission was notified to the applicant.

The Administrative Court acts as a cassation Court and not as a substantive Court. In other words, the Administrative Court may:
I. Dismiss the Administrative Action
II. Annul wholly or partially the contested decision or act
III. Compel the relevant authority or body to take a certain action

After a decision is annulled, the authority and/or public body must reverse things back to the state prior to when the concerned decision and/or act was executed and reexamine.

Appeal Information

An Appeal may be filed against the Administrative Court’s first-instance decision within a period of 42 days from the date such decision was given.

At the Supreme Court (Court of Appeal Section) hearing, the contested issue of the appeal remains the legality of the decision or act already adjudicated for. However, such revision of the legality of the decision or act is solely examined on the matters and the extent that the two parties have limited the reasons in the relevant notice of appeal.

The decision adopted by the Supreme Court is considered final in relation to the matter that has been judged.

Registered Beauticians are obliged to comply with the provisions of the The Beauticians Registration 1999 (Ν.40(Ι))/99) Law, as periodically amended.