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Barber Schools in Alaska

Becoming a barber in Alaska requires completing a barbering program at an accredited school and passing the state board exams. There are several schools throughout the state that offer barbering programs, so finding one that meets your needs should not be difficult. We will provide information on a few of the top barbering schools in Alaska, as well as what you can expect from the programs.

State Requirements for Barber Licensing in Alaska

There are four basic requirements for a Barber license in Alaska. These requirements are;

  • Complete a Barber school or apprenticeship program
  • Apply for a License
  • Taking the written and proficiency examinations
  • Renew the license every two years

A school program of 1,650 hours or an apprenticeship training of 2,000 hours is the minimum requirement for Barber licensing in Alaska. Work experience and proof of passing the exams are required to waive the license exams when transferring from another state.

Other requirements include a high school diploma or its equivalent, a valid ID card, and social security number.

How Much Do Barber Schools in Alaska Cost?

Alaska offers a wide range of affordable schools that costs an average of $4,200 to $8,000 depending on the type of school or program.

Required Skills and Classes

Barbering students or apprentices will cover topics such as:

  • Hair trimming, cutting, and shaving
  • Hair coloring and dyeing
  • Hair straightening or perming
  • Beard trimming, shaving, and grooming
  • Basic facial skincare
  • Hygiene

State Licensing Exams

The license examination in Alaska formerly consisted of written and practical exams. The practical exams have been canceled as a requirement. Instead, proficiency and written exams are the only requirements. Application and examination fees are $120 and $60 respectively.

How Much Do Barbers Get Paid in Alaska?

Barbers in Alaska may earn an average of $20.16 per hour or $42,995 per annum which is considerably higher than the average of $30,150 per annum.

Are There Continuing Education Requirements For Alaska Barbers?

The state of Alaska does not require Barbers to further their education. However, license renewal on 31st August of odd-numbered years is required.

Contact Information for Alaska Licensing Boards

You can contact the Board of Barbers and Hairdressers in Alaska through the following;

Website: Alaska Board of Barber and Hairdressers
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 907-465-2550
Address: PO Box 110806
Juneau AK 99811-0806