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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 40061$13.63/hr$10.17/hr$10.36/hr$12.91/hr$15.53/hr$18.85/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,030$10.86/hr
Professional and Business Services30$29.18/hr
Education and Health Services50$16.23/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/A$12.28/hr
Other Services8,810$13.89/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 150$13.89/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 260$9.31/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 280$14.56/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 300$12.17/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 310$12.18/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 320$10.52/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 360$13.68/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 370$13.26/hr-3.4%
Northwest Minnesota 400$12.91/hr-11.1%
Northwest Balance of State 410$12.85/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 440$12.27/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 520$14.55/hr5.5%
Northeast Minnesota 570$13.24/hr-18.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 580$14.04/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 680$12.19/hr-1.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,030$13.46/hr12.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,440$13.56/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,950$13.38/hr6.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Skin Care Specialists 700$16.31/hr8.9%
Cashiers 65,840$11.72/hr-0.4%
Bartenders 16,790$10.83/hr-0.9%

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operate cash registers to receive payments from patrons.
  • Comb, brush, and spray hair or wigs to set style.