Arkansas Technical School (ATS) and Arkansas College of Barbering & Hair Design were incorporated under the laws of the state of Arkansas in May 1974. The school was previously located at 401 Main Street in North Little Rock, AR. In 1984, the school was relocated to its current location at 200 East Washington and has been in continuous operation since that time. ACB opened with seven (7) students and sixteen (16) chairs and currently have forty-two (42) multi-purpose chairs and an average of sixty-five (65) students. Our purpose is to provide quality training in barbering and hairstyling to the residents of this and other states. In March of 2020, the school added the a cosmetology program to it’s existing campus and changed the campus name to Arkansas Technical School. Arkansas Technical School became the first and only licensed school in Central Arkansas to offer both a Barber/Hair Design and Cosmetology Program in the same building. The school sought accreditation approval in 2020 to add a Manicuring, Esthetics, and Teacher Training Program to its approved training programs, those programs were approved in June 2021.