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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 699723 3.447 3584
United States 617,300697,400 13.043,900 32,80084,710

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 15.168.8610.05 12.5417.6624.94
Alaska 13.6210.1810.82 11.8314.3520.06
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 13.8810.6511.18 12.0814.6520.00
Fairbanks North Star Borough 15.609.9010.65 12.4918.4026.61
Balance of State 11.479.899.90 10.4411.4714.67

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
837114 13.620.9 14.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation160
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation33
UI claimants previously working in occupation39
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 291
Number of job position postings 32
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.1

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)

Alaska Academy of Advanced Cosmetology   (Juneau)
Instructor Training

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

MetrOasis Advanced Training Center   (Anchorage)

Shear Fire Design Academy of Alaska   (Palmer)

Trend Setters School of Beauty   (Anchorage)
Hairdressing Dip