Marty Brown- MCA President
Letter From The President
Welcome to the Mississippi Cosmetology Association!
We are delighted to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to all our esteemed members and visitors to our vibrant online community. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a budding student, we are thrilled to have you join us on this exciting journey in the world of cosmetology.
At MCA, we believe that beauty is not just skin deep; it is an art form that empowers individuals to express themselves, boost their confidence, and transform lives. Our association is dedicated to fostering excellence, innovation, and camaraderie within the dynamic field of cosmetology. Together, we create a supportive environment where dreams are nurtured, skills are honed, and opportunities abound.
As you explore our website, you'll discover a treasure trove of resources, from the latest industry trends to invaluable educational materials. We are carefully curating an extensive collection of articles, videos, and tutorials, designed to inspire, educate, and expand your horizons. Whether you're looking to perfect a stunning hairstyle, master the art of makeup, or stay updated with cutting-edge techniques, MCA is your go-to destination.
But MCA is more than just an organization; it is a thriving community of passionate individuals who share a common love for all things beauty-related. Connect with fellow professionals, exchange ideas, and forge lifelong friendships through our interactive forums and social events. The power of networking and collaboration knows no bounds, and we are here to facilitate connections that will propel your career to new heights.
As the President of MCA, I am honored to lead this exceptional organization and work alongside an incredibly talented team of individuals who are dedicated to serving you. Together, we strive to provide unparalleled support, guidance, and advocacy for our members, ensuring your voice is heard and your needs are met.
So, whether you're a long-standing member or a first-time visitor, we encourage you to immerse yourself in the world of MCA. Join us as we celebrate the artistry, innovation, and boundless potential of the cosmetology industry. Your journey starts here, and we cannot wait to witness your growth and success.
Welcome once again to the revitalize Mississippi Cosmetology Association—where beauty meets inspiration, and dreams become reality!
Marty Brown President,
Mississippi Cosmetology Association
NANCY NORWOOD- MCA President
Letter From The Incoming President
Greetings fellow professional,
Allow me to introduce myself, Nancy Norwood. Mississippi Cosmetology Association’s incoming President. I began my cosmetology career at East Mississippi Community College in 1995. My career has been very fulfilling and rewarding. I was first introduced to the MCA in 1996.
The MCA once had a membership so large, we had affiliates located across the state. Back in the old days, we held meetings monthly. I would attend affiliate meetings in Aberdeen, MS, at Vaughns Beauty College. This helped foster my love of continuing education. Within the MCA, the Mississippi Educational Committee served to learn trend releases and bring it to local affiliates. In 1999, I debuted as a MS educator on stage for MCA. MCA was under the National Cosmetology Association, which you could also be examined by to become Nationally certified. I completed my national certification in 1998.
Fast forward to the present AND future. We all know to practice cosmetology in the state of Mississippi one must be licensed. This comes with government oversight of rules and regulations by an executive office. The Secretary of State wishes to downsize and/or consolidate those offices of oversight. Earlier this year as a collective group of professionals we had to make our voices known at the state legislature against Senate bill 2160. THIS is one important reason to become a member of Mississippi Cosmetology Association. We can bridge the gap between our industry and the “political” forces that govern us.
While moving forward as a growing professional group, my vision is to unite all licensees under cosmetology (hairstylist, estheticians, and nail technicians). Membership fees are $60 per professional and $40 per student. MCA offers continuing education by some of our leading manufacturers, also from our very own experienced pros in the state. Join me and become part of a passionate group aspiring to advance our field. Be Engaged, Be Inspired, and Be Educated.