Teacher Training

The beauty industry of Alaska relies on a steady number of new beauty school graduates that are willing to serve the people of Alaska with their cosmetology, electrology, and barbering skills. What’s important to students?

The instruction they receive, of course. If you’re interested in taking the next step in your beauty career while fostering a love of the industry in new students, consider cosmetology instructor training in Alaska.

State License Requirements
Hours + Exams + 1 Year Experience
Experience as Practitioner + Exams

To become a cosmetology instructor, you must meet the requirements laid out by the Board of Barbers and Hairdressers. If you have three years of experience as a cosmetologist, you may take the licensing exam and become licensed as an instructor. If you do not yet have three years of experience, you need to complete an instruction course that lasts at least 600 hours before taking the licensing exam.

Education Details

To complete the training required to become a cosmetology instructor in Alaska, you may earn a certificate or an Associate’s degree in Cosmetology. You may take courses in Alaska cosmetology law, teaching theory, and teaching techniques. Throughout your program, you may take practicum courses that put you in front of real students and test your teaching skills! These courses give you the chance to apply your lessons and develop your teaching persona.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Alaska licensees must renew their licenses every odd-numbered year by the end of August. It costs $140 to renew a hairdresser specialist license as long as you renew by the due date. The cost goes up to $180 after August 31.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

You may enjoy stable job growth if you decide to become a cosmetology instructor in Alaska. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net expects job openings for post-secondary job instructors to increase by 8%. The job outlook may be better in large cities like Juneau and Anchorage, where there tends to be a greater concentration of beauty schools and vocational schools. One benefit of beginning your career in Alaska is the promising salary range. O*Net reports a statewide average salary of $81,000 per year for job instructors, which is over $30,000 higher than the national average. The salary you earn may depend on what skills you bring to the table. For example, if you have specialized training in an area like barbering, electrology, or makeup artistry, you may be able to command a higher salary.

Working as a Cosmetology Instructor

Teaching is truly a calling, so you may want to learn what it’s like to work as a cosmetology instructor before you dedicate your career to this field! You may find that you work more regular hours as an instructor, since you stick to a regular class schedule rather than working the varied hours of a salon. However, since many beauty schools appeal to students with flexible class schedules, you may still work some evenings and weekends. In addition, keep n mind that part of your work takes place outside of the classroom. You may have to spend time at home grading assignments, writing feedback for students, putting grades in, or meeting with students to maximize their chances for success. Teaching may be a good step to a more advanced career in cosmetology. The Kearney Hub reports on Joshua Vasquez, a licensed cosmetology instructor who used his experience and teaching skills to open one of the most successful barbershops in his area. Knowing how to properly teach and motivate graduates and students may help you become a more successful manager or owner. To get started as a cosmetology instructor, you need a variety of teaching skills in your arsenal. Contact teacher training schools in Alaska to get started.

State board Contact Information

Alaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressers
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801-1770
Phone Number: 907-465-2547
Fax Number: 907-456-2974
E-mail Address: cynthia.spencer@alaska.gov

The Alaska Division of Occupational Licensing can help you with additional questions about obtaining an Alaska cosmetology license.

Becoming a successful hairdresser in Arkansas can be a daunting task and joining a network of professionals can benefit a career tremendously.  Below are a few associations that we recommend.  

Cosmetology Technical Advisory Committee 
The Hair and Makeup Artists Network, http://www.hmartistsnetwork.com/
Salon Service Group, http://www.salonservicegroup.com/beauty-supply-arkansas.php

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2020-08-04 06:21:04