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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?

33.   How do I qualify for an instructor license?

34.   How do I qualify for a body piercer license?

35.   How do I qualify for a tattooist/permanent cosmetic colorist license?

36.   Bloodborne pathogen and CPR course requirements.

37.   How do I apply for a shop owner license?

38.   How do I know which type of ownership to put on the shop owner application? (Am I a sole proprietor, LLC, Corporation, etc.?)

39.   Do I need a shop owner license if I am a chair/booth renter?