Alaska is renown for its natural beauty. It also has the longest days in the year during summer (around 19 hours) and the shortest days (about 5.5 hours) in the year during the winter.

Alaska’s nickname is nowadays known as “The Last Frontier“.  Alaska is the US’s biggest state at twice the size of Texas, but it is also it’s most sparsely populated state.

Alaska regulates the beauty industry in much the same way as most states do: through a sate board and licensure. Find out below how to become certified to practice as a cosmetologist/hairdresser through training at Alaska schools.

Once you are sure you want to be a beauty professional in Alaska you’ll need to get training at one of the state-approved schools. The minimum hourly requirement to qualify to take board-specified exams is 1,650 hours. Depending on how you do this training it could take up to one and a half years, and more like two years if your want a degree from a college. 


Once you’ve completed the required training you can apply for a license. To actually get the license, though, you’ll have to complete the exams and pay the license fee. To get your license renewed you’ll need t pay a fee every two years. You are not required to completed any hours of training to qualify for renewal.

Jobs in the beauty industry are not too hard to get as there are over 135 salons in AK that employ close to 1000 workers. For help with job-hunting in Alaska try the job bank.

In school you’ll probably learn about the importance of keeping your skin hydrated and what products work well in beauty salons and at home.

Galena City Schools – P.O. Box 359, Galena 99741

Glenda’s Salon Training Center – 344 North Main Street, Wasilla 99654

A Head of Time Design Academy – 360 Boniface Pkwy., Ste. A-28, Anchorage 99504

Mane Place Academy of Hair Design – 1225 Airport Way, Ste. 6, Fairbanks 99701

Alaska Academy of Advanced Cosmetology – 2525 Industrial Boulevard, Ste. C1 Juneau 99801

The Esthetics District – 600 East Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage

Anchorage, AK with snow-covered mountains
Anchorage, AK with snow-covered mountains

Other types of Alaska schools for makeup artists, estheticians, nail techs and barbers.

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Academy of Hair Design – Anchorage

MetrOasis Advanced Training Center – Anchorage

Trend Setters School of Beauty – Anchorage

In high school…

http://www.shearfiredesign.net

https://www.glendastrainingcenter.com/

http://www.maneplacehairdesign.com/

https://www.alaskaacademy.com/

http://www.theestheticsdistrict.com/

Did we miss any hairdressing schools in Alaska in this list? Please let us know.