At Hinds Community College, you can start your career through our Cosmetology program. Emphasis is placed on theory and practice involving hair styling, tinting, bleaching, anatomy, physiology, hygiene, bacteriology, sterilization, sanitation, shampooing, permanents, personality, hair cutting, scalp treatments, beauty salon management, and wigology.

Cosmetology is an exciting field, and with Hinds CC, you can be ready to take advantage of all cosmetology has to offer. You’ll gain the skills required to flourish in your career and thrive in your community, no matter what you decide to focus on. Upon completion of this course, you will be given a certificate that entitles you to take the State Cosmetology Examination for a license to become a licensed operator to operate your own shop or work with others.

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Important Program Information

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Technical Certificate

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this program a person must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and have the following minimum scores on the ACCUPLACER test:

Reading: 14
Math: 6 
English: 10 

Reading: 55
Math: 34
English: 60

OR Next-Generation ACCUPLACER
Reading: 233
Math: 210
English: 224

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Next Steps


What better way to get to know Hinds than to come for a campus tour! We offer customized tours for all of our beautiful campuses. We also offer virtual tours. Come see what Hinds has to offer.


At Hinds CC it’s easy to apply, and there’s no application fee! We have an open-door admission policy that offers all students general admission to the college. Take the first step towards your future and apply today!

Speak with a Recruiter

We are here to guide you through the enrollment process and help you make a smooth transition to Hinds. We invite you to contact us with any questions regarding your admissions and enrollment.


Lychanda Coleman-Brown
Cosmetology Instructor
H.H. Davis Hall
Regina Adams
Cosmetology Instructor
H.H. Davis Hall

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