If you feel you have an artistic flair and enjoy working with people, our Cosmetology Program could be the right career path for you! The Academy of Hair Design is dedicated to providing you with the marketable skills you need to succeed and we are nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Science.
Our Cosmetology Program is offered at our Grenada, Jackson, Pearl, and Hattiesburg campuses and are licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology.
Cosmetology training offers a wide variety of career options. You might consider specializing in one of the following: Hair Coloring, Skin Care, Make-Up Artistry, or Product Demonstration. These are only a few areas that you can consider.
In order to succeed at any of these specialized areas, you will need to develop a wide array of knowledge, skills and competencies ranging from a strong understanding of beauty concepts to “cutting-edge” technologies. Our goal is to combine your unique talents and abilities with the skills and knowledge specific to a career in cosmetology. We maintain high standards of teaching effectiveness and focus attention to each student’s individual learning and motivational needs.
The Academy of Hair Design uses the latest Salon Fundamentals text book and Study Guide published by Pivot Point International.
The occupational outlook for cosmetology careers is very promising. The salon industry continues to grow and continues to employ large numbers of professionals. Most of these workers are employed in beauty salons or barber shops, but they are also found in department stores, nursing homes and drug and cosmetics stores. Approximately half are self-employed.
Jobs as a hairstylist and cosmetologist were ranked by Money Magazine as among “America’s 50 hottest jobs.”