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Occupational Employment Statistics


39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services. Excludes "Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance (39-5091), "Manicurists and Pedicurists" (39-5092), and "Skincare Specialists" (39-5094).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 63048$19.03/hr$12.18/hr$14.98/hr$15.79/hr$19.89/hr$31.61/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities550$16.37/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services10$32.58/hr
Education and Health Services20$19.92/hr
Leisure and Hospitality40$25.01/hr
Other Services6,150$15.79/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 50$15.16/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$15.52/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 150$14.93/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 150$15.18/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 190$15.12/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 230$15.86/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 260$15.61/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 290$15.19/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 300$15.76/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 300$15.21/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 310$15.17/hr9.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 320$15.17/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 360$15.76/hr21.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 440$15.39/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 500$15.64/hr11.2%
Central Minnesota 630$15.79/hr13.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,660$15.79/hr20.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,090$15.80/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,800$15.79/hr17.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Skincare Specialists 1,260$17.78/hr23.1%
Cashiers 61,520$14.70/hr-9.3%
Bartenders 15,010$12.68/hr27.2%

  • Cut, trim and shape hair or hairpieces, based on customers' instructions, hair type, and facial features, using clippers, scissors, trimmers and razors.
  • Keep work stations clean and sanitize tools, such as scissors and combs.
  • Schedule client appointments.
  • Operate cash registers to receive payments from patrons.
  • Shampoo, rinse, condition, and dry hair and scalp or hairpieces with water, liquid soap, or other solutions.
  • Demonstrate and sell hair care products and cosmetics.
  • Apply artificial fingernails.
  • Analyze patrons' hair and other physical features to determine and recommend beauty treatment or suggest hair styles.
  • Update and maintain customer information records, such as beauty services provided.
  • Massage and treat scalp for hygienic and remedial purposes, using hands, fingers, or vibrating equipment.