Shampooer

Shampooers shampoo and rinse customers’ hair.
License required by 37 states
45th most burdensome licensing requirements
32nd most widely and onerously licensed occupation

Thirty-seven states license shampooers. Seven of these states—Alabama, Louisiana, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia—issue a license specific to shampooers. In the other 30 states, shampooing is interpreted as falling under the scope of other licenses administered by barbering and cosmetology boards (see Appendix B for details). On average, aspiring shampooers must pay $130 in fees, complete 248 days of education and experience, and pass about two exams—the 45th most burdensome requirements of the 102 occupations studied here. Because many states license shampooers, the occupation ranks as the 32nd most widely and onerously licensed.

Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 Kentucky 37 $400.00 532 1500 clock hours 6 months 2 12 18
2 South Dakota 37 $80.00 490 2100 clock hours - 3 12 18
3 Nebraska 37 $78.00 490 2100 clock hours - 1 12 17
4 Iowa 37 $118.00 490 2100 clock hours - 1 12 0
5 North Dakota 37 $185.00 420 1800 clock hours - 3 12 0
6 Kansas 37 $180.00 350 1500 clock hours - 3 12 16
7 Delaware 37 $225.00 350 1500 clock hours - 2 10 16
8 Michigan 37 $200.00 350 1500 clock hours - 2 9 17
9 Missouri 37 $160.00 350 1500 clock hours - 2 10 17
10 Montana 37 $80.00 350 1500 clock hours - 2 12 18
11 Rhode Island 37 $75.00 350 1500 clock hours - 2 12 18
12 California 37 $125.00 350 1500 clock hours - 2 10 17
13 Oklahoma 37 $60.00 350 1500 clock hours - 2 8 16
14 Mississippi 37 $85.00 350 1500 clock hours - 2 12 0
15 New Mexico 37 $160.00 280 1200 clock hours - 3 10 17
16 Hawaii 37 $110.00 292 1250 clock hours - 1 12 16
17 Oregon 37 $100.00 315 1350 clock hours - 3 0 0
18 Ohio 37 $51.00 280 1200 clock hours - 2 10 16
19 Wisconsin 37 $391.00 233 1000 clock hours - 2 12 18
20 Colorado 37 $155.00 280 1200 clock hours - 2 0 16
21 Vermont 37 $110.00 233 1000 clock hours - 3 12 18
22 Wyoming 37 $185.00 233 1000 clock hours - 2 10 17
23 Idaho 37 $186.00 210 900 clock hours - 2 10 17
24 New Jersey 37 $80.00 210 900 clock hours - 2 12 17
25 Washington 37 $25.00 233 1000 clock hours - 2 0 17
26 Utah 37 $234.00 233 1000 clock hours - 2 0 0
27 Massachusetts 37 $188.00 233 1000 clock hours - 2 0 0
28 Texas 37 $156.00 70 300 clock hours - 2 7 16
29 Tennessee 37 $190.00 70 300 clock hours - 2 0 16
30 New York 37 $70.00 54 231 clock hours - 3 0 17
31 South Carolina 37 $90.00 42 - 6 weeks 1 0 16
32 Nevada 37 $115.00 12 50 clock hours - 1 10 16
33 Arkansas 37 $35.00 31 20 days 20 clock hours 1 12 0
34 New Hampshire 37 $25.00 35 150 clock hours - 0 0 16
35 West Virginia 37 $35.00 1 3 clock hours - 0 9 16
36 Alabama 37 $75.00 0 - - 0 0 16
37 Louisiana 37 $0.00 9 40 clock hours - 1 0 0