What You Will Study in Cosmetology School

  • Hygiene & sanitation (80 hours): bacteriology, sterilization, and sanitation;
  • Related Science (120 hours): chemistry, electricity and properties of the hair and scalp;
  • Manicuring (100 hours): manicures, pedicures, and the study of the nail and its disorders;
  • Hairdressing (1000 hours): wet hairstyling, finger waving, haircutting, perming, hair coloring, etc.;
  • Cosmetic Therapy (100 hours): hair removal, makeup application, facials, and the theory of massage;
  • Salesmanship & Shop Management (50 hours): opening and operating a salon, product knowledge, selling, payroll, etc.;
  • Shop Deportment (50 hours): effective communication, your professional image, job applications and resumes.
  • What You Need To Graduate & Qualify for the Cosmetology Exam
  • Accrue 1500 hours. The hours must be documented legal hours of training in the correct areas required by the State of Arkansas;
  • Must complete one hour of theory for each day attended;
  • Registration and certification of hours;
  • Account and final papers must be in order, including State Board Exam Application, Exit Interview for Loan students, date for mock state board, and financial paperwork settled;
  • Must have grades no less than a 75% in theory and 75% on practicals.

Upon completing your program and having met all the requirements to graduate, including having your balance paid in full, you will be awarded a diploma.

Cosmetology FAQ's


Q: How much will this program cost me?

A: Tuition and Fees $12,750.00

Books and Kits $2,250.00

Room/Board Not offered

*Applicable sales tax will be charged on books and kits.


Q: What are my financing options to pay for the program?

A: Scholarships, grants and student loans are available to those who qualify. We also offer monthly payment plans with no interest.


Q: How long will it take me to complete this program?

A: The program is designed to take 12 months to complete. 

Q: What type of jobs will I be able to do with this license?

A: The job opportunities are plentiful. Click on the link below to view Standard Occupational Codes. (http://www.bls.gov/SOC/

Financial Aid

Q: How do I apply for Financial Aid?

A: Click on the link to start your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • School code for Jacksonville and Conway Campus 017020
  • School code for Fort Smith and Jonesboro Campus 015099
  • Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Q: How do I request student loans?

A: Click on the link to start the loan process. www.studentloans.gov


Cosmetology Training Program

Cosmetology - 1500 Clock Hour Program

Key Benefits

Cosmetology is the professional skill or practice of beautifying the hair, skin and nails. As a Cosmetologist, you may work with one or more specialties or in the entire field. Whatever you choose, your career options are virtually unlimited. You may choose to be a stylist, salon owner, manager, manicurist, color technician, perm specialist, sales representative, platform artist, cosmetic chemist, aesthetics, image consultant, makeup artist, etc. The list could go on and on.

Training students for the 21st century