Hairdressers are currently in great demand in Mississippi, especially in the more urban areas. All you need to become a hairdresser in Mississippi is a high school education (or its equivalent) and state certification from an accredited beauty school. You can choose from any number of courses in styling, cutting, and dying as well as lessons in marketing, advertising, sales, and customer service. Your clients will be the most important part of your career, and Mississippi hairdressing schools are ready to prepare you for that.
A hairdressing school will run you 1550 hours for a legal cosmetology license, so choose carefully and make sure they’re recognized by the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology. Have no fear – most schools will be willing to work with your schedule and lifestyle needs.
Licenses are renewed at least once a year. Reciprocity is available from more than a dozen states (including fellow Southerns like Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana); otherwise you’ll need to go back to school and obtain your license from the state of Mississippi. Home salons are allowed with the proper documentation.
Accoriding the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics hairdressers in Mississippi can expect to make anywhere from $17,000 to $27,000. Your salary will really depend on where you live – the closer you are to a major metropolitan area, the higher your income will be.
Choose Mississippi for your career as a hairdresser or beauty expert. You won’t regret it!
For more information on licensure in Mississippi:
Mississippi State Board Of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 55689
Jackson, MS 39296-5689