Alaska Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Alaska: The Glacier State

If you are interested in getting your Alaska cosmetology license or other beauty license, below is all the information you need to know about getting licensed in the Glacier State!

Licenses Available:

Required Hours:
Barber: 1650 Barber School Hours (2000 Apprenticeship Hours)
Hairdresser: 1650 Hair School Hours (2000 Apprenticeship Hours)
Esthetician: 350 Esthetician School Hours
Manicurist: 250 Nail School Hours + 12 Hours Additional Instruction

License Requirements:
Information regarding minimum requirements can be obtained from the state board at the address below.

Applicants for reciprocity must have a current license in a state that has beauty training and work experience equal to the state requirements of Alaska. The applicant must have at least one year of full-time (minimum 32 hours per week) employment plus 1500 hours of education, OR two years full-time employment.

All licenses expire on August 31 of odd-numbered years, except new licenses issued within 90 days of the license expiration date. To renew your Alaska cosmetology license, the following items are required at the Alaska cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee
- Contact the Board of Barbers and Hairdressers for list of additional items

AK State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
Board of Barbers and Hairdressers
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2547
Fax: (907) 465-2974

Find AK Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for Alaska beauty schools in your area to find a quality institution that fits your needs. Upon completing your program, you can obtain your state licensure and begin a rewarding career in beauty.