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There are a number of good schools where you can study esthetics in Arkansas, but are you ready to take the first step toward becoming as aesthetician? As an aesthetician in Arkansas, you will enjoy making clients look beautiful through exfoliation, facials, massage, and aromatherapy. You may work in a salon, spa, resort, hotel, or fitness center. A formal education from an accredited school is the first step in your career.
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Arkansas requires that an aesthetician program be 600 hours in length, and cover subjects such as skincare, makeup, eyebrows, hair removal, chemistry, and physiology. If you are at least 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade, you qualify for licensure in Arkansas. Once you’ve finished the program your school will complete a training form for you and send it to the Cosmetology Section of the Department of Health.

If your application is approved, the testing vendor PSI will automatically schedule you for the next available practical exam date. You will then receive an Admission Notice about a week before the test date. Bring this with you on your test day, along with your I.D.

The Arkansas Cosmetology Section uses the National-Interstate Esthetics Practical Examination (NIC) for its practical exam. The NIC will assess your knowledge of setup and client protection, facial makeup, facial mask, hair removal, and massage. Once you pass the practical exam, you can schedule a written exam at one of the PSI testing centers throughout Arkansas. A fee is paid directly to PSI for this portion of the exam.

Upon successful completion of these two exams, you can expect to receive your Arkansas aesthetician license. All licenses need to be renewed every two years through the Cosmetology Section’s License Renewal System.

You may find opportunities throughout Arkansas in luxury resorts, destination spas, full-service salons, or specialty aesthetic salons. You may also work for a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. There are many places to work in Little Rock, Hot Springs, and Bentonville. Get ready to take charge of your salary, creativity, and career!

Also find out about how to become a medical esthetician and if you are qualified to do so.

Bee Jay’s Hair Styling Academy – formerly located at 1907 Hinson Loop Rd, Little Rock, AR 72212 – Bee Jay’s is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has only reviews on Yellow Pages.com where they write that the school is now closed. Can you confirm this? Let us know.

Blackwood Beauty School – 2105 US-67, Pocahontas, AR 72455 – There’s not much info on the internet about Blackwood. Have you been there? Do you have any thoughts to share? Let us know.

Cosmetology School of Designing Arts/Matrix Academy – located at 1903 Grant Ave, Jonesboro, AR 72401. There’s very little info for this school online and no reviews.

Eaton Barber Stylist College – 2215 E Harding Ave Ste 8, Pine Bluff. Eaton has one positive review on Yellow Pages.com but otherwise there’s not a lot of info available. Like many schools and colleges it provides cut-rate but good services to willing clients.

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Margaret’s Hair Academy – Russellville

Mena Cosmetology College – Mena

Arkansas Beauty School – Conway

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More interested in other types of beauty schools? Check out our pages that list Arkansas schools for nail techs, barbers, cosmetologists and makeup artists.


More listings below…

Estheticians in the US – Schools by State

Schools for Estheticians in Canada

Academy of Salon & Spa – Fort Smith

Arkadelphia Beauty College – Arkadelphia

Arkansas Academy – Jonesboro

Arthur’s Beauty College – Conway, Fort Smith, Jacksonville, Pine Bluff

Career Academy of Hair Design – Rogers

Hot Springs Beauty College – Hot Springs

Did we miss any Arkansas esthetics schools? Please contact us to let us know.