Hairdressers in Minnesota provide personal care services that include cutting and styling hair as well as massaging and treating the scalp. It is expected that there will be about 11% more jobs for hairdressers in the state of Minnesota by the year 2016 than there are right now. This rate of growth is slower than the national average, which is expected to increase by around 20.1% by 2016. However, the average income for hairdressers in Minnesota is above the national average. Minnesota hairdressers earn around $12 per hour, and the average wage for hairdressers is $11 per hour nationally.
The state of Minnesota requires applicants for a cosmetology license to have either a high school diploma or G.E.D. You must also attend a hairdressing school in Minnesota and complete at least 1550 hours of professional cosmetology education. After completing the required education, the applicant must take and pass the state licensing examination within three years. If more than three years passes and the applicant does not become licensed during this time, the education must be repeated before the examination can be taken.
Minnesota does allow for reciprocity for applicants who have a cosmetology license in another state. In order to qualify you must have worked as a licensed cosmetologist for at least 1800 hours during the past three years. You are also required to pass the Minnesota Board Exam in order to receive your Minnesota cosmetology license.
For more information on licensure in Minnesota:
Minnesota State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information
Barber/Cosmetology Exam Board
2829 University Ave SE, Suite 710
Minneapolis, MN 55414