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 $14,250.00

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.