Cosmetology Schools in Arkansas
Browse our directory of cosmetology schools in Arkansas, or skip ahead to learn about the state's cosmetology licensing requirements and job outlook.
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You must attend school in the state you want to practice in. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited school. Learn more about the requirements in your state.
13125 Highway 107
Sherwood, AR 72120
Career Academy of Hair Design – Accredited
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Professional Cosmetology Education Center – Accredited
El Dorado, AR 71730
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- 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.
- The average salary for cosmetologists in Arkansas is $20,430 ($9.82/hour). This is lower than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
- There is a predicted 10% job increase between 2016-2026 for cosmetologists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 9%.
When you start working in the beauty industry, everyone you meet is part of your potential client base. Everyone wants to look their best, and as a cosmetology professional, you can help them achieve that.
There are many exciting ways you can use your passion for beauty.
State License Requirements
Required to earn a cosmetology license
You have to secure an Arkansas beauty license before you work independently with customers. Through the Cosmetology Section of the Arkansas Department of Health, you can apply to take your licensing tests once you have completed 1500 hours of training.
It's important to get the right education to give yourself a strong foundation in this field. Each licensed Arkansas beauty school must meet the same standards. The Arkansas Department of Health requires all cosmetology schools in AR to cover a variety of skills and subjects.
Required Arkansas Cosmetology School Subjects
License renewal period
Continuing education required
Cosmetology licenses in Arkansas must be renewed every two years in odd years by the licensee's birthday. This means that your initial license may be valid for less than two years. Regular practitioner licenses are $50 to renew. Currently, no continuing education hours are required to renew your cosmetology license in Arkansas, but CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.
Arkansas Cosmetology Careers
Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Arkansas
In any industry, you have to prove yourself to really get your career going. Cosmetologists have lots of opportunities to build a strong portfolio that impresses salon owners. With your license, you can show of your skills to clients, friends and even family! This industry is expanding, so you want to make your mark now. O*Net expects job openings to increase 10% by 2026 (2019). Cosmetologists in Arkansas earn an average of $20,430 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).
Another bonus of working in this field is the fact that you are a walking advertisement for yourself. Just by having great hair, you can catch someone's eye and refer interested people to your salon chair. As you build your brand on social media and by making every guest in your chair look fabulous, you may be able to fill up your schedule book, become well-known for your favorite beauty techniques, and look forward to work every day. Why not get started now? Check out the list of schools below to find the right cosmetology school in Arkansas for you.
Contact the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology
The state of Arkansas has recognized cosmetology as a bountiful field for anyone looking for a more eclectic career path for decades. The training process leads to many becoming polished professionals and also small business owners. Eager applicants go to these groups for more information.