Arkansas Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians
Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in Arkansas is controlled by the Arkansas Department of Health, Cosmetology Section.
General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Arkansas
Specific requirements to perform manicures and nail services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.
Who’s allowed to perform these services?
Requirements and license preparation for manicurists and nail technicians
A nail technology program generally consists of two, distinct areas of study: theory (classroom) study and practical (hands-on) study. Classroom study may involve curriculum such as:
Personal hygiene, public health (HIV/AIDS)
Safety, sterilization, and sanitation
History of nail care
Nail care tools, machines, or apparatuses
Nail care chemicals
Bacteriology and disorders of the nails
Practical training, which often times takes place in fully functional salons within the institution, includes:
Nail design and artistry
Fabric and sculpting procedures
Acrylic nail forms, applications, fills, and removal
Massage techniques of the hands, arms, and feet
Nail extensions, tips, and wraps
What’s the state licensing site for manicurists and nail technicians?
What are some training programs available for manicurists and nail technicians?
How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?
renewed on a biennial basis
What are fees associated with licensing?