Cosmetology school can give you a great base of knowledge on which to build your career in the beauty industry. However, change is constant in this field, and you can get left behind if you dont keep up. That's why continuing education is so important in Mississippis cosmetology industry.
Whether you want to learn about new styling techniques or tweak your business skills, there is likely a continuing education course that can help you reach your goals.
CEU courses may be available in a variety of settings and subjects, so your options may depend on where you work and what your specialty is. Many salons offer courses, both for employees and outside stylists. Your employer may require you to take certain courses, or you may be able to choose those that suit your interests and your career goals.
The Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology notes that continuing education is not required for most cosmetology careers in Mississippi. If you are a cosmetology instructor, you must complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years. In the field of electrology, specialists are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education in each two-year period.
You may find that furthering your education even allows you to change your career path. With training in management and leadership, you may move up to a management position in your salon. If you take courses in business ownership, you may decide to open your own salon. Think about where you want to be in your career in five years, and further your education accordingly.
Mississippi Board of Cosmetology
239 North Lamar, Suite 301
Jackson, MS 39201
PO Box 55689
Phone Number: 601-359-1820
Fax Number: 601-354-6639
For specific questions, please contact the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology directly for more information.