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Board of Barbers and Hairdressers

Electronic Requests for License Verification

NOTE: This feature is for individuals who have registered with MY LICENSE and wish to pay the filing fee online with a credit card payment .

If you are not registered with MY LICENSE and would like information on how to register, please contact boardofbarbershairdressers@alaska.gov.

  1. Submit Your Request
    • Send your Request for License Verification to: boardofbarbershairdressers@alaska.gov
    • Put the program along with your first and last name in the subject line.
    • The following information must be provided in the body of your email:
      • NAME: The name used when your professional license was last issued or renewed.
      • LICENSE NUMBER: Your professional license number.
      • SEND TO: Provide both the Board and/or Agency name along with a complete mailing address.
  2. Payment of Fees
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page.
    • A “Make a Payment” link will be available within your license details page under “Actions”.
    • A $20 filing fee is required for each verification of license.
  3. Completed Request
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page when the request is completed.
    • Please allow up to 10 business days for processing after submitting your payment.

If you prefer to submit a check or money order, you may mail in the Request License Verification form.

Online Renewal Notice:

The option to renew your license online has ended.

To renew your license, please use the Paper Renewal Forms.

The Board of Barbers and Hairdressers is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of two barbers; two hairdressers, one of whom is also licensed as an esthetician, one person licensed to practice body piercing or licensed to practice tattooing and permanent cosmetic coloring; and one public member. Board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the legislature.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of barbering, hairdressing, esthetics, tattoo and permanent cosmetic coloring, and body piercing. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The Board meets three times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to this website once prepared.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Barber
  • Non-Chemical Barber
  • Hairdresser
  • Hair Braider
  • Esthetician
  • Manicurist
  • Manicurist with Advanced Endorsement
  • Instructor (barber, non-chemical barber, hairdresser, hair braider, esthetician, manicurist, manicurist w/ advanced endorsement)
  • Body Piercer
  • Tatooist
  • Permanent Cosmetic Colorist
  • School/School Owner (barber, non-chemical barber, hairdresser, hair braider, esthetician, manicurist, manicurist w/ advanecd endorsement, student instructor)
  • Shop Owner (barber, non-chemical barber, hairdresser, hair braider, esthetician, manicurist, body piercer, tatootist, permanent cosmetic colorist)

Visit the Division of Environmental Health's Food Safety and Sanitation Program website for useful sanitation information and resources for Tattoo and Piercing shops and Hair and Nails shops.

Licensing Questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page for answers to basic questions on obtaining a barber, hairdresser, esthetician, tattoo, permanent cosmetic coloring or body piercing license. Also, each license application has detailed instructions on what is required and how to obtain that particular license type.

We also suggest applicants review the Board of Barbers and Hairdresser Statutes and Regulations.

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of barbering, hairdressing, and cosmetology in other states.

Contact Information

Cynthia Spencer, Licensing Examiner
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau AK 99811-0806
Phone: 907-465-2547
BoardofBarbersHairdressers@Alaska.Gov