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
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Cosmetology Orientation 3
Cosmetology Sciences I 5
Cosmetology Sciences II 5
Cosmetology Sciences III 3
Hair Care I 6
Hair Care II 6
Hair Care III 3
Nail Care I 2
Nail Care II 2
Nail Care III 2
Skin Care I 2
Skin Care II 2
Skin Care III 2
Salon Business I 2
Salon Business II 2
Total Hours 47
Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 62–64

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


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

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