Licensing Authority

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
State Board of Barbers & Hairdressers
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK, 99811 -0806
phone: 907.465.2547
fax: 907.465.2974


Application $80

  • Written $35
  • Practical $60


  • Hairdresser $140 - Biennial renewal $140
  • Instructor $220 - Biennial renewal $220
  • Shop owner license $220 - Biennial renewal $220
  • School and school owner $620 - Biennial renewal $620

All licenses expire on August 31 of odd-numbered years, with the exception of new licenses issued within 90 days of the license expiration date.

  • Hairdressers must complete a 1,650-hour course or a 2,000-hour board approved apprenticeship, plus a written and practical exam.
  • Shop owners are not required to take an exam for a shop license, but must either be a licensed practitioner or must employ a manager who is a licensed practitioner. A licensed shop must meet sanitary health requirements and may not be in a private residence unless the shop is located in a separate room apart from the living quarters.

Number of Licenses on December 31, 2015

Hairdressers: 2,343
Shop owners: 685
School instructors: 191
School owners: 18

Last updated January 2016.