The Arkansas Board Of Cosmetology is in charge of enforcing laws and regulations through inspections, investigation into complaints submitted by consumers and conducts hearings, imposes penalties and enforces actions when they deem necessary. Through education and the enforcement of the cosmetology laws in AR, the state board ensures the safety, welfare and public health by regulating the salons, schools and individuals who practice cosmetology. The list of the board members who are part of the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology are listed below:

State Board Members

Member Affiliation Phone County/District
Tracy Akard Hot Springs Beauty College 501-7624-0203 Garland - 4
Scottie Burchett
State supported school rep
Saline County Career Ctr. 501-539-2556 Saline - 2
Cathy Caver
Chrysalis Day Spa 501-520-5400 Garland - 4
Susan Collins-Burrough
- 479-677-2888 Madison - 3
Acie Foreman
Al's Family Hair Salon 870-636-8280 Quachita - 4
Nellie Hopper
Hair Happenings 870-572-6311 Phillips - 1
Ann Philyaw
Ann's Beauty Shop 870-792-8642 Crittenden - 1
Joyce Smith
Rejoyce Nails 501-744-0701 Pulaski - 2
Barbara Ward
School Owner
Arkansas Beauty College 479-968-3075 Pope - 3

They also issue licenses for to individuals who qualify for reciprocity or through the state boards administration of a written and practical examination to schools and salons. To find out how to apply for a new license, renew an existing one or find out how many hours for cosmetology license in Arkansas, check out the Arkansas Cosmetology License page for additional information. The list of categories the state board issues licenses for are below:

  • Available License Categories
  • Cosmetology
  • Cosmetician
  • Electrologist
  • Esthetician
  • Manicurist

If you need to obtain a cosmetology license, renew an existing one, or want to open up a salon or go to school, then in most cases there are fees involved. We list all available fees for this state below. We recommend to call the Arkansas State Board Of Cosmetology if you cannot find the fee information you are looking for below, or if you need to know how to pay your fees and what type of payments they accept.

License Type Fee
Enrollment into a Cosmetology School $20 Per Enrollment
Examination Practical is $65
Written is $60
Renewal for a Practitioner $50 Biennially
Reciprocity for a Practitioner $150 1 Time Fee
New Establishment (New and relocated) $150 1 Time Fee
Renewal of an Establishment $100 Annually
New School $1,500 1 Time Fee
Renewal of a School $250 Annually
Change Name or Ownership of School $500
Name or Ownership Change of an Establishment $75 For One & $150 For Both
Duplicate license $25 Per License
Certification of Board Records $50 Per License
Reinstatement Fee Practitioner License 50% of proposed renewal fee
Reinstatement Fee Salon License 50% of proposed renewal fee
Reinstatement Fee School License 50% of proposed renewal fee
Lifetime license $50 1 Time Fee
Hot Check Fee $25 Service Charge + Applicable Bank Fees

Arkansas Cosmetology License Lookup

If you are planning to setup an appointment with a local salon, it is recommended that you first verify the professional or business license. You can do that over the phone by calling the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology at 501-682-2168 and requesting to see if their license is valid and if there are any disciplinary actions on record. The phone number is listed at the bottom of this page. This will allow you to make an informed decision about the person and or business providing your service.

Filing a Complaint

Part of the duties of the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology is receiving and investigating consumer complaints involving unlawful acts which may include:

  • False advertisement
  • Violations of health
  • Deceptive statements
  • Sanitation regulations
  • Unlicensed person
  • Malpractice or incompetence

If you feel like you have experienced one of these issues listed above, or have information about a specific incident, then you would need to submit your complaint. If you have issues or questions about the complaint process outlined below, then it is recommended you contact the state board for assistance.

To file an electronic complaint please fill out the complaint form online. Once you filled out the form, click submit. Complaints are public information. By submitting a complaint, you may be required to testify to the violations witnessed. Please submit the complaint when complete or return the completed form to: Arkansas Department of Health, Cosmetology and Massage Therapy Section, 4815 W. Markham, Slot 8, Little Rock, AR 72205 or call 501-682-2168.

Note: This information is available under Freedom of Information Act. Complaints are accepted anonymously if mailed to the above address.

Here are some tips on preparing your complaint. Make a list of things you want to say. Try your best to separate your feelings from the facts. Present the events in the order of which they happened, use dates and times if possible. When submitting your complaint, please make sure to provide copies of documents, for example contracts, letters, advertisements, sakes slips, cancelled checks, warranties and any other documentation that can support your claim. Only provide copies, keep the original copies for your own record. Please remember, the complaint should describe the event or practice which misled you. If you can, please also state why the practice was misleading.

If you still have questions or issues about your complaint or about cosmetology, then use the contact information listed below. We provide the Arkansas Board Of Cosmetology phone number, office address and how to access their departments website.

  • State Board Office Location
  • Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology
    4815 W. Markham Street Slot #8
    Little Rock, AR 72205

  • State Board Office Phone
  • You can reach the office by calling the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology phone number 501-682-2168. Their fax number is 501-682-5640.

  • State Board Website
  • You can acccess the Arkansas state board online by going to