Esthetician Schools in Arkansas

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311 South 16th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

(801) 377-0025
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Cosmetology Teacher Training

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Academy of Professional Cosmetology – Accredited

2600 West Hudson Road Suite A
Rogers, AR 72756

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

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

Hot Springs Beauty College – Accredited

100 Cones Road Hot
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Simpson Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

501 North First Street Suite B
Jacksonville, AR 72076

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

13125 Highway 107
Sherwood, AR 72120
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You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

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How to Become a Esthetician in Arkansas

Arkansas Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 480 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 for estheticians in Arkansas is $21,260 ($10.22/hour). This is lower than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 10% job increase between 2012 - 2022 for estheticians. This is lower than the expected national growth of 11%.

If you're thinking about a career in the beauty industry, esthetics is a popular option these days. Skin care is a global market, and encompasses a great deal of the self-care and spa purchases made every year. Take a look inside your own beauty cabinet, and think about how many products you use on a daily basis to achieve glowing, healthy skin.

Now imagine that you have clients coming directly to you for your skin care expertise and paying to experience your magic touch!

State License Requirements

480 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

To get your esthetician's license from the Arkansas Department of Health, you'll need to complete at least 600 hours of training and pass both a skills and a written test. There's also a $65 licensing fee. This permits you to work legally at any approved esthetics location in Arkansas, whether it's your own small salon or a high end spa in Little Rock. Use your knowledge and passion for beauty to give people the youthful skin they've always wanted. Turn your skills into a career as an esthetician.

Education Details

Of course, the first step to entering this specialized beauty field is your education. You can expect to learn theory before learning the hands-on techniques and procedures of an aesthetician.

Required Esthetics Training Courses in Arkansas

  • Sanitation, hygiene, and sterilization
  • Client preparation and consultation
  • Cleansing, exfoliating and facial massage
  • Hair removal, including tweezing and waxing
  • Facial masks
  • Makeup application and eyelash enhancement
  • Arkansas law and statutes

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

A licensing fee is required every 2 years to keep the license valid in the state of Arkansas.

Arkansas Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Arkansas

In Arkansas, demand for skin care specialists is expected to swell 10% by 2024 (O*Net, 2016), and you could earn $21,260 per year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020).

Esthetics is one of the most flexible specialties in cosmetology. Even people who don't put a lot of time into their hair, nails or makeup still enjoy the look of smooth, evenly-toned skin. Work settings for estheticians include spas, surgical arts offices, hair salons, and specialty shops. The work itself may focus on anti-aging peels, skin tightening treatments, waxing, and other procedures.

Contact the Arkansas State Board of Esthetics

Arkansas Department of Health
Esthetics/Skin Care

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