Cosmetology Schools in Mississippi

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12251 Bernard Parkway
Gulfport, MS 39503

(228) 896-9727
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Continuing Education

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Academy of Hair Design - Grenada – Accredited

1301 Sunset Drive JK
Grenada, MS 38901

Academy of Hair Design - Hattiesburg – Accredited

6552 U.S. Highway 49
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Academy of Hair Design - Pearl – Accredited

3167 Highway 80 East
Pearl, MS 39208

Amory Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

301 Highway 6
Amory, MS 38821

April's Mane Academy - Moss Point

4907 Hubert Street Moss
Moss Point, MS 39563

Art of Hair Academy – Accredited

4630 Clinton Boulevard
Jackson, MS 39209

Booneville Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

102 Pinehill Road
Boonville, MS 38829

Career Development Center – Accredited

2703 First Avenue
Jackson, MS 39209

Chris Beauty College – Accredited

1265 Pass Road
Gulfport, MS 39501

Coahoma Community College – Accredited

3240 Friars Point Road
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Copiah-Lincoln Community College – Accredited

1028 JC Redd Drive
Wesson, MS 39191

Corinth Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

509 Cruise Street
Corinth, MS 38834

Delta Technical College – Accredited

113 Market Ridge Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Delta Technical College - Horn Lake – Accredited

6550 D Interstate Boulevard
Horn Lake, MS 38637

Dynasty College of Cosmetology & Barberology – Accredited

449 North Front Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

East Central Community College – Accredited

15738 Highway 15 South P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327

East Mississippi Community College - Mayhew – Accredited

8731 South Frontage Road
Mayhew, MS 39753

East Mississippi Community College - Scooba

1512 Kemper Street
Scooba, MS 39358

Fosters Cosmetology College – Accredited

1813 City Avenue North
Ripley, MS 38663

Goshen School of Cosmetology - Greenville – Accredited

1831 Highway 1 South, Unit 129
Greenville, MS 38701

Hair Station Studio College of Beauty – Accredited

111 Morris Street
Petal, MS 39465

Hinds Community College - Raymond

501 East Main Street
Raymond, MS 39154

Hinds Community College - Utica – Accredited

34175 Highway 18 East
Utica, MS 39175

Holmes Community College – Accredited

1 Hill Street
Goodman, MS 39079

Illume Academy – Accredited

216 South Denton Road
New Albany, MS 38652

Jones County Junior College – Accredited

900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437

KC's School of Hair Design – Accredited

280 Turnpike Road
Pontotoc, MS 38863

Lakisha Johnson the Beauty College – Accredited

950 Highway 13 South
Columbia, MS 39429

Meridian Community College – Accredited

1819 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307

Mississippi College of Beauty Culture – Accredited

732 Sawmill Road
Laurel, MS 39440

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Long Beach – Accredited

21500 B Street
Long Beach, MS 39560

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Lucedale – Accredited

11203 Old Highway 63 South
Lucedale, MS 39452

Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology – Accredited

460-B Springridge Road
Clinton, MS 39056

Northwest Mississippi Community College – Accredited

4975 Highway 51 North
Senatobia, MS 38668

Northwest Mississippi Community College - Lafayette Yalobusha – Accredited

1310 Belk Drive
Oxford, MS 38655

Pearl River Community College - Poplarville – Accredited

101 Highway 11 North
Poplarville, MS 39470

Southwest Mississippi Community College – Accredited

1156 College Drive
Summit, MS 38666

Traxler's School of Hair – Accredited

2845 Suncrest Drive
Jackson, MS 39212

Tupelo Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

205 Commerce Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

Unlimited Cosmetology School – Accredited

102 Broad Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Vaughn Beauty College – Accredited

108 South Maple
Aberdeen, MS 39730
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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Mississippi

Mississippi Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Mississippi is $24,110 ($11.59/hour). This is lower than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 6% job increase between 2016-2026 for cosmetologists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 9%.

Do you spend your days thinking about new hairstyles that flatter your face shape, highlights that complement every hair color you see, and detailed nail art?

Your interest in beauty could give you a way to get started in a rewarding cosmetology career.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

The licensing process is set by the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology. They verify your completion of 1,500 training hours and your hands-on training hours. After you pass your licensing tests and pay a $183 licensing fee, you may become a cosmetologist in the state of Mississippi.

Education Details

To qualify for licensure in Mississippi, you need to complete no fewer than 1,500 hours at a licensed training program. As a student, you can study core beauty topics and work your way up to advanced techniques and ideas.

Topics Taught at Beauty Schools in MS

  • Infection control, prevention, and safety
  • Business skills
  • Principles of hair design
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Haircutting and hairstyling
  • Chemical texture services
  • Coloring and lightening
  • Braiding and extensions
  • Skin care and treatments
  • Nail science and care more naturally these procedures may come to you when you begin working.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology licenses are renewed every 2 years in Mississippi. Cosmetology continuing education is not required for most beauty licenses in Mississippi. Cosmetology instructors must complete 24 hours of continuing education every 2 years to renew their licenses. A master cosmetologist needs 16 hours of continuing education to get the master license, and renewing this license every 2 years requires the completion of 8 continuing education hours. Electrologists require 30 continuing education hours. A regular license costs $50 to renew and a master license costs $70 to renew.

Mississippi Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Mississippi

Local career resources are available through the Mississippi Cosmetology Association, which united beauty professionals and gives updates on new trends and techniques. Between 2016 and 2026, O*Net anticipates a 6% boost in cosmetology job openings in Mississippi (2019). In Mississippi, the average salary for a cosmetologist is $24,110 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

With the right training and knowledge, you may have the opportunity to explore lots of career options in cosmetology! Throughout Mississippi, salons, spas, and nail shops hire licensed cosmetology professionals to offer in-demand services to clients. Whether you enjoy hair styling, cutting, or coloring the most, you may build a reputation for yourself and bring clients back to your chair again and again.

Contact the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology

Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology

For natives of Mississippi, cosmetology remains an attractive profession. The state has an established beautician culture going back numerous year. And others that look to take part, begin by researching the following groups.

Professional Beauty Association
American Association of Cosmetology Schools


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