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Cosmetology Course


Mims’s objective is to offer you a comprehensive and highly developed course of study in cosmetology and provide you with the skills to become a licensed cosmetologist. Upon graduation, you will receive a cosmetology diploma that can lead you into an exciting career as a hair stylist, manicurist, permanent wave technician, platform artist, product demonstrator, educator, even a salon owner/manager…the choice is yours. Our objective is to train you to the highest potential possible.

In addition to the required courses, Mims provides training in reception desk procedures and retailing. It is our intent to develop not only skilled technicians but professionals qualified to become leaders in our community and industry, as well.

Physical Demands

In the different areas of our profession – hair, skin and nails – the physical demands can be taxing and should be considered before entering the career field. Any successful stylist, esthetician or nail tech will spend many hours per day servicing clientele on a one-to-one basis. This will involve standing on your feet for long periods and continually moving your upper extremities. Common areas of stress are the feet, lower back, shoulders and hands.

This is not to say any of these are crippling situations. They can become most uncomfortable over periods of time and some will be affected more than others. Career and top-earning cosmetologists may find it necessary to work long hours – at times more than eight hours a day and more than five days a week. Conditions such as sciatic or pinched nerves, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and fallen arches are well documented. These conditions can be offset by standing on rubber mats, wearing proper shoes, physical conditioning, good  posture, and taking breaks when feeling uncomfortable.


1500 Hours/11.5 Months with a maximum of 18 months.*

Orientation: 100 hours

Shampoo and Related Theory: 100 hours

Hair and Scalp Treatments and Related Theory: 50 hours

Cold Waving and Related Theory200 hours

Chemical Hair Relaxing and Related Theory50 hours

Hair Coloring and Related Theory200 hours

Manicuring and Related Theory00 hours

Facials and Related Theory50 hours

Haircutting, Styling and Related Theory500 hours

Chemistry75 hours

Total Theory and Practical1500 hours

* Students may elect to take additional training beyond the 1500 required hours.

Cosmetology Student Kit

The school does sell books, tools and kits to the student separate and apart of the stated tuition fee.

Included in the school kit are the following items (if these are purchased from an outside source, they must meet or exceed the stated specifications on the school requirement list):

  • 1 Jumbo Size Tote Bag
  • 20 Dozen Permanent Wave Rods
  • 2 Round Hair Brushes
  • 1 Vent Hair Brush
  • 12 All Purpose Hair Brushes
  • 12 Styling Combs
  • 2 Shampoo Capes
  • 1 Pair Cutting Shears
  • 1 Tint Applicator Bottle
  • 1 ¾” Marcel Curling Iron
  • 3 Long Haired Manikins
  • 1 Manikin Stand
  • 1 Pair Cuticle Nippers
  • 1 Neutralizer Cape
  • 1 Milady Standard Workbook
  • Milady Standard Textbook of Cosmetology
  • 3 Boxes of Clippies
  • 1 Pkg. Butterfly Clips
  • 1 Set Hair Rollers w/Rack
  • 2 Rayon Hair Nets
  • 1 Pair Tweezers
  • 1 Razor Shaper
  • 1 Box Razor Blades
  • 1 5pk Emery Boards
  • 2 Orangewood Pushers
  • 1 Metal Pusher
  • 1 Nail Nipper
  • 1 Nail Brush
  • 1 Polish Kit
  • 1 Manicure Brush
  • 1 Set of Class Notes