About the owners of the Chillicothe Beauty Academy

Brad and MeLinda are native residents of Chillicothe.

We have been married 21 years and have a blended family of 5 children. We have 9 grandchildren and one to be here (March) anytime now, and they all reside in Chillicothe.

MeLinda graduated from Chillicothe Beauty Academy Inc in 1993.

After completion of the Instructors course, I instructed at Chillicothe Beauty Academy for 3 years.   I have owned my own salon for the past twenty-one years.

In May of 2017, we purchased the Beauty Academy.  Did some remodeling, added some colors and put my own touch on it to make it ours.

Our family spent many hours at cleaning, painting and doing what-ever they could do to help out.  We couldn’t have done it without them.

Meet the Owners Melinda Spencer Kimmis


Courses Offered

We offer 3 different courses. Cosmetology Course, Manicure (Nail) Course, and Instructor’s Course.

Our classroom consists of desks purchased by the original owner from the Chillicothe Business College when it closed.  The desk tops are adorned with many names including mine.  Many pictures have been taken of these antique desks.

We opened with one student in November of 2017.  We currently have six cosmetology students and one nail student.

My mother, Pat Adams, is my administrative assistant and is now starting cosmetology class.  Then, she will do the instructor’s course to become one of our instructors. *Fun Fact Pat is also the oldest student to ever attend the Chillicothe Beauty Academy. Way to go Pat!

Beauty Academy Classroom

Services Offered

We offer a variety of different services included but not limited to

Haircuts (men, women, and children),


Chemical relaxers


Smoothing systems

Color, highlights, lowlights,

Up do’s

Shampoo and sets





Nails: Acrylic, Gel, Tips


Read more about the services offered at the Chillicothe Beauty Academy.

We sell quality and popular hair products at a special school price, so be sure to check out all of the supplies we have on hand.

We sell quality and popular hair products at a special school price, so be sure to check out all of the supplies we have on hand.


We offer services for Weddings, Birthdays, Special occasions & more.

All work is done by students and they are all very energetic as well as an innovative group. We are ready to take care of all your salon needs.

Beauty Schools in Northern Missouri

Instructors are:

MeLinda Kimmis Chillicothe Beauty Academy in 1993

Christina Alexander-Graduate of Chillicothe Beauty Academy in 1995

Megan Tarpening-Graduate of Merrel Univerity in 2010

We are very focused on our Students to make sure they know everything they need to pass State Boards and become great stylists.

Our vision is to: Educate with Excellence, Inspire with Creativity, Graduate with Confidence

The school was originally started by Loulah Cox in 1962, moved to this location in 1984 and remains at this location to this day