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Applications for fall 2024 are now open!

Applications received by April 1st are considered priority applications.

Northwest  Mississippi Community College is proud to offer a three semester career certificate in Cosmetology  at our Senatobia campus, Ashland campus, and Oxford LYTC center. Our Cosmetology program prepares individuals to care for hair, nails, and skin with emphasis on hygiene, sanitation, customer relations, and salon management. Classes are held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m five days a week in a modern facility especially designed for the program. 

  • Locations: Ashland, Oxford, Senatobia

  • Students are only accepted during the fall semester at the Senatobia and Oxford campuses. 

  • Students are accepted both fall and spring semesters at the Ashland campus. 

  • The cosmetology program is based on clock hours (1500 hours) rather than semester credit hours and takes three semesters (12 months) to complete.


How do I get into the Cosmetology program?

  • Complete an Application for Admissions to the college.

  • Complete an Application to the Cosmetology program.

  • Applicants must be at least 17 years old. 

  • Have a high school diploma or GED/HISET equivalency on file with the admissions office

  • Must have an ACT subscore of 15 in math and a subscore of 15 in reading.

  • Have official ACT scores on file with the admissions office

  • Confirm with the admissions office that high school transcript or GED/HISET transcript and all previous college course transcripts have been received in the admissions office.

  • Pay any outstanding balances to Northwest MS Community College or any other college.

  • Contact the Cosmetology department at the campus of your choice. 

Admission to the college does not guarantee admission into the Cosmetology program.

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