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Board of Barbers and Hairdressers

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What types of licenses are issued by the Alaska Board of Barbers & Hairdressers? 2. How do I get a license? 3. What license do I need to apply false eyelashes? 4. What license do I need to provide microblading/microstroking services? 5. Will my out of state license just transfer to Alaska? 6. Who do I make my check or money order payable to? 7. Do you accept credit cards? 8. Can I pay my fees over the phone with a credit card? 9. Can I email credit card information? 10. Can I renew my license over the phone? 11. How long is my license good for? 12. How do I renew a license that has been lapsed for one, two, three, or more years? 13. Will the Anchorage office issue my license or permit? 14. Can I submit faxed or email copies of my completed application? 15. How to obtain a certified true copy. 16. How do I get Alaska license & examination information sent to another State board? 17. How long does it take to process my application? 18. How can I find out about the status of my application? 19. What is licensure by waiver of examination? 20. I have a license from another country. Would I be able to apply for an Alaska license by waiver of examination? 21. Can I transfer/use hours of training earned out of State or in State to another school or into an apprentice program? 22. How do I apply for the examinations after I have finished my school or apprenticeship program? 23. Where can I find examination information? 24. How do I get my examination scores? 25. Can I apply for a temporary license while I am waiting to take my examination(s)? 26. Can I apply for a temporary permit? 27. How do I qualify for a hairdresser license? 28. How do I qualify for a barber license? 29. How do I qualify for an esthetician license? 30. How do I qualify for a manicurist license? 31. In Alaska, can manicurist training be done in an apprenticeship program? 32. How do I qualify for a manicurist with advanced endorsement license? 33. What services can a manicurist or manicurist with advanced endorsement provide? 34. How do I qualify for an instructor license? 35. How do I qualify for a body piercer license? 36. How do I qualify for a tattooist/permanent cosmetic colorist license? 37. Bloodborne pathogen and CPR course requirements. 38. How do I apply for a shop owner license? 39. How do I know which type of ownership to put on the shop owner application? (Am I a sole proprietor, LLC, Corporation, etc.?) 40. Do I need a shop owner license if I am a chair/booth renter?