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


  • Manicurist $140
  • Advanced manicurist endorsement $80
  • Instructor $220
  • Shop owner license $220
  • School and school owner $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.


Manicurist must complete a 12-hour manicurist course in a licensed school. Advanced manicuring endorsement is 250 hours and must pass a written 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

Manicurists: 944
Nail technicians: 18
Shop owners: 685
School instructors: 191
School owners: 18

Last updated January 2016.