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The Board was created by an act of legislation in 1937 to regulate the practice of Barbering. The Barber Law requires the Board to:

  • Regulate the practice of barbering.
  • Develop and maintain a curriculum of study.
  • Schedule and conduct examinations.
  • Register and license applicants.
  • Regulate sanitation of barbers, barber schools and establishments.
  • Adopt rules and regulations.
  • Regulate and enforce the Laws, Rules, and Regulations set
  • forth by the Board.
  • Impose fines for violations of regulations of the Board.


The State Board of Barber Examiners shall protect the health of the public by inspecting the barber shops in the state and enforcing the barber laws, by setting the curriculum for the schools and by testing the applicants who present themselves for the State Board Exams.

State Board of Barber Examiners
900 W. Capitol, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-4035

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