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
Southeast Minnesota 820173$14.40/hr$10.41/hr$11.12/hr$12.71/hr$16.13/hr$22.07/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities910$11.87/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services50$15.93/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/A$20.56/hr
Other Services8,470$14.82/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/A$12.79/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$12.46/hr-11.1%
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 180$16.80/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 200$9.44/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 280$12.42/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 280$12.53/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 310$14.17/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 350$10.02/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 380$15.27/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 390$14.22/hr-3.4%
Northwest Balance of State 450$12.14/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 530$15.86/hr5.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 570$13.19/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 580$12.83/hr-18.2%
Rochester MN MSA 600$13.01/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 820$12.71/hr-1.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,680$14.97/hr12.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,040$15.03/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,630$14.48/hr6.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Skincare Specialists 580$16.69/hr8.9%
Cashiers 69,350$12.14/hr-0.4%
Bartenders 17,970$11.37/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.