Program Summary

Cosmetology is more than cutting hair. It is a profession that will tap into and develop every talent you possess and is only the first step in shaping your destiny.

The Cosmetology Technology Program at Hill College offers theory and practical instruction to prepare you for employment as a licensed cosmetologist. Each location at Hill College is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Hill College offers courses for cosmetology operator, cosmetology instructor, and high school dual credit. When you complete the entire curriculum, you are qualified to take the examination for licensing given by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

CHI/Farouk Systems Flagship Partner

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Hill College's Cosmetology Program officially became a Flagship CHI Partner School in 2016 with full approval from the Hill College Board of Regents. This partnership holds a strong commitment to providing the college with the necessary tools and education to offer an excellent foundation for cosmetology students. Additionally, the program allows each cosmetology student the opportunity to take their knowledge to the next level with an associate degree upon graduation.

Students will have the opportunity to train with top-of-the-line products and tools and have access to expert beauty professionals. Hill College faculty are certified CHI Educators. Students have the opportunity to learn from CHI/Farouk Systems' top international artists and stylists.



Cosmetology Education Plan

Nail Technology
Certificate of Completion
17 Credit Hours

Cosmetology Instructor
Certificate of Completion
24 Credit Hours

Facial Specialist/Esthetician
Certificate of Completion
26 Credit Hours

Cosmetology Operator
Certificate of Completion
35 Credit Hours

Associate in Applied Science
60 Credit Hours

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  • Hands-on training 
  • Four areas of study/specialization available
  • Only program of its kind offered in the area
  • Program offered in Hill and Johnson counties
  • Certificate and Associate Degree options
  • Licensed by TDLR
  • CHI/Farouk Systems Flagship Partner
  • Certified CHI Educators 


It is the objective of Hill College to assist our students in becoming professional cosmetologists by teaching the theory and basic skills necessary to successfully pass the state bar examination. The students will be prepared for entry-level employment as cosmetologists.


  • Must be at least 17 years of age or high school dual credit student.
  • Must furnish transcript from last school attended.
  • Must be a high school graduate, have Certificate of High School Equivalency, or ability to benefit.
  • Must pay tuition, purchase textbook, kit, and uniform & container for kit.
  • Must complete TDLR application.
  • Must furnish two pictures approximately 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".
  • Must furnish debit or credit card for $25.00  (TDLR fee for enrolling in course.).
  • TDLR Criminal Conviction Guidelines
  • TDLR Cosmetologist Forms and Online Renewals

NOTICE: Students will not be allowed to attend class until above requirements are met. For more information on the cosmetology program and student requirements, please read the Cosmetology Student Handbook.

 For a complete list of program requirements, please visit the catalog
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For more information, please visit the Hill College Advising Center on the Hillsboro or Johnson County Campuses. 

Testing Requirements

For more information, contact the Student Success and Advising center at 254-659-7650 or 817-760-5650.

Class hours are from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, during the fall and spring semesters. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

Sampling Of Classes

  • Artistry of Hair
  • Principles of Skin Care
  • Nail Enhancement
  • Fashion Image
  • Principles of Retailing
  • Chemical Reformation & Related Theory
  • Advanced Cosmetology Techniques
  • Instructional Theory & Clinic Operation

Hill County Campus, Hillsboro - Salon and Spa

Closed for summer!


Johnson County Campus, Cleburne - Salon and Spa

Monday – Thursday
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.



Ten Marketable Skills
Communication the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.
Critical Thinking the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Teamwork willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.
Adaptability the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.
Work Ethic a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.
Continued Learning the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.
Social Skills skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.
Time Management the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.
Analytical Thinking the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.
Cultural Competency the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.

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Hill College uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service.  Local employers post jobs exclusively to our school via the CCN site.  Students and alumni, create your account profile at to:

    • Easily search and apply to local and national full-time, part-time, internship/co-op job opportunities
    • Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers
    • Access event announcements, career advice documents, podcasts, videos, and articles

Cosmetology Program Coordinator
Chris Andry 
Located on the Johnson County Campus. Chris's office is located in the Technology Building, 2117 Mayfield Parkway, Cleburne, Texas. Chris may be reached via email at or via phone at 817.760.5943.

Hill County Campus, Hillsboro
Salon & Spa

Johnson County Campus, Cleburne
Salon and Spa


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