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Alaska Barber License and Training Requirements

Required Barbering Courses in Alaska Barbering Schools

The beauty industry is always changing, making every day a little bit different and giving you the chance to try something new. If you’ve ever considered earning a barber license in Alaska, why not learn more about it now? Licensure goes through the Alaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressers. To apply for an AK barber license, you have to go through a training program of at least 1,650 hours. During your training, you have to do a specific number of procedures for each skill you learn. You have to document these procedures to get credit for them when you apply for a license.

Alaska Barber Classes

  • Wet hair styling and drying; hair analysis, shampooing, and comb outs: 30 procedures
  • Thermal hair styling and drying; straightening, waving, curling, and blow drying: 180 procedures
  • Permanent waving: 50 procedures
  • Chemical straightening: 10 procedures
  • Haircutting with razors, scissors, electric clippers, and thinning shears: 400 procedures
  • Hair coloring and bleaching: 75 procedures
  • Scalp and hair treatments: 10 procedures
  • Beard trimming: 5 procedures
  • Beard shaving: 50 procedures

Ready to start attending barber courses? Alaska beauty schools can help you take the first step, so contact programs near you to learn more.

Alaska Barber Training and License Requirements

After graduating from an approved barber program, it’s time to apply for your Alaska barber license. All paperwork is submitted to the Alaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressers. Submit proof of program completion, a completed application, and all fees listed below. Once your application is processed, you can take your written and practical exams at one of the designated testing centers. Your initial license is sent to you after you pass both tests.

Alaska Barbering License Specifics

  • Testing costs: Combined testing fee of $120
  • Accepted payment methods: Check, money order, or credit card
  • License/application fees: Application fee of $150 and licensing fee of $180
  • Apprenticeship options: 2,000 apprenticeship hours
  • Testing languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean

The licensing steps in Alaska keep the beauty industry strong, reputable, and growing. With its strict requirements for barbering courses, the beauty community prevents undertrained professionals from weakening the image of the beauty industry and causing harm to clients.

Requirements for Renewing Your Barber License in Alaska

You’re done with barber school, you’ve earned your license, and it’s time to work. As you get to work behind a salon chair, don’t forget to keep your license up-to-date to avoid lapses in licensure. In Alaska, barbering licenses must be renewed by August 31 of every odd-numbered year. There are no continuing education requirements, so all you have to do is remember to submit your application on time and pay a renewal fee of $180.

Take this chance to find a barber college that fits your schedule and career goals. Contact Alaska barbering schools for more information.

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You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.