Barbering Schools in Arkansas

Arkansas Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for barbering in Arkansas is $29,140*.
  • There is a predicted 10.10%* job increase between 2012 - 2022.

Think every barbershop in Arkansas is the same? Think again. There is a diverse mix of styles, experiences and personalities across Arkansas, and barbers see them all. From barber shops that ban political talk to ones that show their generous spirit through non-profit donations, you can find a place for men from all walks of life to feel comfortable getting fresh cuts and warm shaves. One of Arkansas’ early champions of Civil Rights even had barbering experience. Do you want to make your own mark on the barbering scene in Arkansas? Start by checking out barber schools to find your niche. Barbering is a skill that can help you find work in an existing shop or help you establish your own business. With men’s hair and beard styles becoming more complicated and fashionable, skilled barbers can build a steady clientele of customers they enjoy working with. If you’re wondering where to start, we can help you make the right decisions to become a professional barber. Use the search box above or scroll down to see a list of beauty and barbering schools in your area.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

Barbering is considered a separate profession from cosmetology in Arkansas, so you need to complete a specialized curriculum to qualify for licensure. You must complete at least 1,500 hours of training at a licensed Arkansas barber training program. The testing fee is $75. Once you have passed your barbering exam and paid your fees, you may receive your license, which is valid for up to one year. Contact the appropriate Arkansas board below: •      Arkansas State Board of Barber Examiners

Education Details

When you pursue barber training in Arkansas, you should seek programs that provide a complete set of skills, from cutting, grooming, scalp treatments, and even basic women’s styles. You may also compare whether programs offer professional skills and networking opportunities to help transition into the workforces. As you’ll learn, barbering is more than simple styles and quick cuts.

Courses in barbering programs may include •

  • Facial and scalp massage •
  • Grooming •
  • Sanitation, health and safety •
  • Hair and scalp anatomy and physiology

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

In Arkansas, you will need a license to become a barber, and go through the renewal process every odd-numbered year. The expiration date of your license will match your birth date. You can renew your license online on the Arkansas State Board of Barber Examiners website. They also include information relating to all the fees you will be expected to pay for your initial license, renewal and other aspects of licensure that require fees. The current cost of renewal is $50. When you apply for your initial license you will pay $75, which includes your exam fee.

Arkansas Barbering Careers

$29,140*

Average yearly salary for barbering in Arkansas

Contact the Arkansas State Board of Barbering

Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology

Being a barber in Arkansas is being part of a treasured tradition going back
decades in the state. Aspiring barbers have made it a point to being by using
the following groups as resources.

Arkansas State Board Of Barber Examiners
Arkansas Department Of Health
Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

Find Other Barbering Schools in Arkansas

Check out the Barbering schools other cities in Arkansas have to offer.

Arkansas Beauty School – Accredited

8521 Geyer Springs Road Unit 30
Little Rock, AR 72209

Arkansas Technical School – Accredited

200 East Washington Avenue
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Arthur's Beauty College – Accredited

1903 Grant Avenue Suite K L M
Jonesboro, AR 72401

DeSigner Barber & Stylist School – Accredited

2409 South 56th Street Suite 118
Fort Smith, AR 72903

DeSigner Barber & Stylist School – Accredited

1074 East Henri De Tonti
Springdale, AR 72762

Good Fellas Barber College – Accredited

4306 Asher Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204

Missions Barber College

2850 Prince Street
Conway, AR 72032

New Tyler Barber College Inc – Accredited

1221 East 7th Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Northern Technical College – Accredited

2215 East Harding Suite 8 & 9
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Searcy Beauty College – Accredited

1004 South Main Street
Searcy, AR 72143

The Salon Professional Academy

4619 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
North Little Rock, AR 72116

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College

3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118

Washington Barber College Inc – Accredited

5300 West 65th Street
Little Rock, AR 72209
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