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.

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