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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
Northwest Minnesota 27025$18.46/hr$11.81/hr$14.16/hr$17.90/hr$22.21/hr$27.53/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities540$12.90/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services40$21.30/hr
Leisure and Hospitality50$15.68/hr
Other Services5,260$18.86/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$14.71/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 110$17.26/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$17.25/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 170$15.70/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 200$17.98/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 220$17.90/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 240$14.90/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 250$18.03/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 260$17.66/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 270$17.90/hr21.3%
Northeast Minnesota 280$15.36/hr9.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 290$15.36/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 410$14.43/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 430$17.78/hr11.2%
Central Minnesota 570$17.27/hr13.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,110$18.88/hr20.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,490$18.88/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,980$18.59/hr17.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Skincare Specialists 1,140$23.14/hr23.1%
Cashiers 57,760$14.41/hr-9.3%
Bartenders 18,770$13.07/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.