Nail Technology Schools in Arkansas

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Academy of Professional Cosmetology – Accredited

2600 West Hudson Road Suite A
Rogers, AR 72756

Ark Beauty Academy

1400 Southeast Walton Boulevard Suite 42
Bentonville, AR 72712

Arkansas Academy of Hair Design - Jonesboro

3512 East Nettleton Avenue
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Arkansas Academy of Hair Design - Paragould

917 East Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450

Arkansas Beauty College – Accredited

109 North Commerce Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801

Arkansas Beauty School – Accredited

8521 Geyer Springs Road 30
Little Rock, AR 72209

Arkansas Technical School – Accredited

200 East Washington Avenue
North Little Rock, AR 72114

BELBO Beauty Institute

1515 South Bowman Road Suite A
Little Rock, AR 72211

Benton Beauty Academy

920 Edison Avenue Suite 8
Benton, AR 72015

Career Academy of Hair Design - Fayetteville – Accredited

4310 West Martin Luther King Boulevard
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Career Academy of Hair Design - Fort Smith – Accredited

1000 Phoenix Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Career Academy of Hair Design - Rogers – Accredited

2100 West Hudson Road Suite 10
Rogers, AR 72756

Career Academy of Hair Design - Siloam Springs – Accredited

821 South Mount Olive
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Career Academy of Hair Design - Springdale – Accredited

346 East Robinson Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764

Esthetic Excellence Academy

1418 Main Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Hot Springs Beauty College – Accredited

100 Cones Road Hot
Hot Springs, AR 71901

New Beginnings School of Cosmetology

501 North Main Street
Harrison, AR 72601

Paul Mitchell The School Arkansas – Accredited

4156 North Steele Boulevard
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Phillips Community College

1000 Campus Drive
Helena, AR 72342

Searcy Beauty College – Accredited

1004 South Main Street
Searcy, AR 72143

Simpson Academy of Cosmetology

501 North First Street Suite B
Jacksonville, AR 72076

Southern Arkansas University Tech

6415 Spellman Road
Camden, AR 71711

The Salon Professional Academy - Sherwood – Accredited

13125 Highway 107
Sherwood, AR 72120

Tl Beauty School

721 West Walnut Street
Rogers, AR 72756

University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College

3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
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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 Manicurist in Arkansas

Arkansas Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 600 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 manicurists in Arkansas is $30,430 ($14.63/hour). This is higher than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 6% job increase between 2016-2026 for manicurists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 10%.

There's a reason that manicures and pedicures are some of the most popular gift options for birthdays, Christmas, and other events. A good mani-pedi can take the edge off of a tough week, make you feel beautiful, and pamper your hands and feet.

If you are ready to explore career options in nail technology, this is the time to learn more.

State License Requirements

600 Education Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

As long as you work in nail technology, your license is regulated by the Arkansas Department of Health. They charge $125 in testing and licensing fees. A passing score on your licensing exams is the final requirement for licensure.

Education Details

At an approved nail tech program, you must complete at least a 600 hours of training to move through the licensing process. Your training should focus a lot on the mandatory topics and skills listed below.

Courses Taught at AR Nail Schools

  • Trimming, cutting, and shaping nails
  • Nail coloring, tinting, and polishing
  • Filling and cleaning nails
  • Buffing nails
  • Pushing and extending nails
  • Wrapping and covering
  • Massage of hands, feet, arms, and legs
  • Electrical appliances and apparatus
  • Cosmetic and chemical preparations
  • Lotions and antiseptics
  • Cleansing and massaging of skin

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

To earn your manicurist license in Arkansas, you will need to complete a 600-hour training requirement before you earn your initial licensure. This is the type of license you will want to earn to become a nail technician in the state. The fee for renewal is $100, and is due every two years by your birthday. Arkansas does not require continuing education units for renewals. The best way to be sure you set yourself up to meet the requirements is by speaking with cosmetology schools near you that offer nail tech programs.

Arkansas Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Arkansas

Are you outgoing? Do you understand the importance of customer service in cosmetology? Do you have steady hands and a creative streak? If so, then you are a natural fit for this field. Whether you decide to work at a quick-service nail salon, a high-end spa, or a full-service hair salon, a career in nail technology can be a lot of fun. You have the chance to give clients beautiful nail art for a special event, cover up ragged nails, find the perfect polish color, and find their own style. Nail technology is always changing, so there's always something new to try. The average salary for an Arkansas nail technician is $30,430 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). Job openings in the specialty are expected to increase 6% by 2026 (CareerOneStop, 2020).

Nail technicians care for fingernails and toenails by doing manicures, pedicures, shaping nails, grooming cuticles, removing calluses, synthetic nail treatments and applying nail polish. There are requirements to becoming a nail tech in Arkansas.

  • Complete an approved cosmetology program.
  • Go through at least 600 hours of study/experience.
  • Apply for a license.

Contact the Arkansas State Board of Nail Technology

Arkansas Department of Health
Nail Technology

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