Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (39-5012)

Occupation description:  Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services. Excludes Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance (39-5091), Manicurists and Pedicurists (39-5092), and Skincare Specialists (39-5094).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 650709 9.16 1823
United States 597,200655,600 9.85,840 15,37021,210

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.

2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.838.479.21 11.3815.9522.79
Alaska 16.929.3112.09 15.2421.3626.87
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.209.2512.06 14.4920.2525.27
Fairbanks North Star Borough 25.6211.5319.99 27.5333.3436.61
Southeast Region 16.489.099.62 16.9421.6625.52
Balance of State 17.1611.0313.63 17.1620.8523.30

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
832103 12.419.9 14.9
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation168
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation47
UI claimants previously working in occupation45
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 239
Number of job position postings 43
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.6

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

A Head of Time Design Academy   (Anchorage)
Hairdresser Certificate
Instructor Training Certificate

Academy of Hair Design   (Anchorage)
Instructor Training

Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)

Glenda’s Salon and Training Center   (Wasilla)
Cosmetology (Hairdressing)

Mane Place Hair Design and Academy   (Fairbanks)

MetrOasis Advanced Training Center   (Anchorage)

Shear Fire Design Academy of Alaska   (Palmer)

Trend Setters School of Beauty   (Anchorage)
Hairdressing Dip