Cosmetology Schools in Arkansas

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Academy of Professional Cosmetology – Accredited

2600 West Hudson Road Suite A
Rogers, AR 72756

Academy of Salon and Spa – Accredited

311 South 16th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Arkansas Beauty College – Accredited

109 North Commerce Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801

Arkansas Beauty School – Accredited

8521 Geyer Springs Road Unit 30
Little Rock, AR 72209

Arkansas State University Three Rivers

1 College Circle
Malvern, AR 72104

Arkansas State University

7648 Victory Boulevard
Newport, AR 72112

Arkansas Tech University

1509 North Boulder Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801

Arkansas Technical School – Accredited

200 East Washington Avenue
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Arthur's Beauty College – Accredited

2320 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032

Arthur's Beauty College – Accredited

2000 North B Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Arthur's Beauty College – Accredited

2600 John Harden Drive
Jacksonville, AR 72076

Arthur's Beauty College – Accredited

1903 Grant Avenue Suite K L M
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Beauty School

1058 Highland Circle
Mountain Home, AR 72653

Benton Beauty Academy

920 Edison Avenue Suite 8
Benton, AR 72015

Career Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

4310 West Martin Luther King Boulevard
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Career Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

1000 Phoenix Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Career Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

2100 West Hudson Road Suite 10
Rogers, AR 72756

Career Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

821 South Mount Olive
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Career Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

346 East Robinson Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute

1620 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR 72335

Delta Designs Cosmetology School

103 South Avalon
Memphis, AR 72301

Delta Designs Cosmetology School

671 Addison Drive
Wynne, AR 72396

East Arkansas Community College

1700 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR 72335

EK Professional Permanent Cosmetics

11908 Kanis Road G6
Little Rock, AR 72211

Hot Springs Beauty College – Accredited

100 Cones Road Hot
Hot Springs, AR 71901

New Beginnings Beauty Academy – Accredited

1609 West 26th Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Northern Technical College – Accredited

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

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

4156 North Steele Boulevard
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

4201 East McCain Boulevard North
Little Rock, AR 72117

Phillips Community College

1000 Campus Drive
Helena, AR 72342

Professional Cosmetology Education Center – Accredited

460 North Washington Avenue
El Dorado, AR 71730

Searcy Beauty College – Accredited

1004 South Main Street
Searcy, AR 72143

Simpson Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

501 North First Street Suite B
Jacksonville, AR 72076

Southern Arkansas University Tech

6415 Spellman Road
Camden, AR 71701

The Arkansas Career Development Center

200 Reserve Street
Hot Springs, AR 71902

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

13125 Highway 107
Sherwood, AR 72120

University of Arkansas Community College

13000 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR 72210

University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College

3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118

Velvatex College of Beauty Culture – Accredited

1520 Martin Luther King Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202

Washington Barber College Inc – Accredited

5300 West 65th Street
Little Rock, AR 72209

Westark Barber College

16012 US-71
Greenwood, AR 72936
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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.

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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Arkansas

Arkansas Cosmetology 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.
  • 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

1,500 Education Hours

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.

Education Details

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

  • Setup, sanitation, and safety
  • Thermal curling
  • Hairstyling
  • Haircutting
  • Chemical waving
  • Hair coloring
  • Hair bleaching
  • Hair relaxing

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

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

Arkansas Department of Health

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.

Professional Beauty Association


How to Become a Cosmetologist in Your State