During this two semester cosmetology program at South Plains College, students will be taught the rules and regulations of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Students will understand the theory and skills of shampooing, hair and scalp treatment, hair cutting, chemical hair relaxing, hair styling and shaping, manicuring, cold waving, hair coloring, skin care and facials. Students will also have an understanding of all applicable safety and sanitation rules and regulations to be in compliance with TDLR along with salon development, salon operations, professional ethics and record keeping. To practice skills, students work with community members weekly under the supervision of instructors.

Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to become licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and to work as a cosmetologist in the State of Texas. Students receive a Certificate of Proficiency upon completion of the curriculum from South Plains College. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience during the final semester of the program.

Admission and Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of South Plains College, students who wish to enter the Cosmetology program must make separate application to the program, must make satisfactory scores on the Cosmetology Entrance Test and must interview with program faculty. Entering students are required to be at least 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. Once accepted into the Cosmetology program, students are also required to make application with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, pay a $25 registration fee with the TDLR, and provide personal identification. These requirements must be completed before the student may begin class. Program faculty will assist students with the TDLR registration process.

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