Beauty Schools in Alaska
When we think of Alaska, we picture gold and snow. Alaska, home to the Aleuts and the 19th century Gold Rush would be an exciting adventure for any student. Cosmetology majors will find the beauty of the area inspiring. Beauty schools in Alaska will help you get your license as a barber, hair dresser, esthetician, or manicurist.
After 1650 hours of training at one of the accredited beauty schools in Alaska, barbers and hairdressers complete 2000 hours of apprenticeship training to get licensed. Estheticians can be licensed after 350 hours and manicurists require 250 hours and 12 additional hours apprenticeship training. Note that hairdressers are licensed for hair only; estheticians do makeup, facial, and hair removal. Someone interested in doing both hair and facials would require two licenses.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of May 2011, Alaskan cosmetologists have a median yearly wage of $28.560 and $13.73 an hour. The job outlook for the profession is good with the demand for specialized hair treatments, such as coloring and straightening rising. Increase for Alaskan cosmetologists will rise 10%. Competition will be stiff in many parts of the country. However, there are many unsaturated locations in Alaska for the adventurous cosmetologist.
You may not find gold here but the career fulfillment you’ll find is worth its weight in it. Speaking of gold, Anchorage, the largest city in the largest state in the nation, has a higher average wage for cosmetologists than many other areas in the country.
Develop your natural talent in the city of northern lights while enjoying the many state parks and wildlife. As Alaska’s motto states, go “North to the future!”