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.



Nail Technology
Certificate of Completion
16 Credit Hours

Cosmetology Instructor
Certificate of Completion
24 Credit Hours

Facial Specialist/Esthetician
Certificate of Completion
26 Credit Hours

Cosmetology High School Operator
Certificate of Completion
33 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, workbook, 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
  • Cosmetology Photo

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

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Thursday:
9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


Johnson County Campus, Cleburne

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



Quick Facts: Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
Quick Facts Quick Facts
2017 Median Pay $24,900 per year
$11.97 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Post-secondary non-degree award
Work experience in a related occupation None
On-the-job training None
Number of Jobs, 2016 673,700
Job Outlook, 2016-2026 13% (Faster than average)
Employment change, 2016-2026 87,600


What Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists Do

Barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists provide haircutting, hairstyling, and a range of other beauty services.

Work Environment

Barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists work mostly in a barbershop or salon. Physical stamina is important, because they are on their feet for most of their shift. Many work full time, but part-time positions are also common.

How to Become a Barber, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist

All states require barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists to be licensed. To qualify for a license, candidates are required to graduate from a state-approved barber or cosmetology program and then pass a state exam for licensure.


The median hourly wage for barbers was $12.33 in May 2017.

The median hourly wage for hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists was $11.95 in May 2017.

Job Outlook

Employment of barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Population growth will lead to greater demand for hair care services.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists, on the Internet at (visited November 28, 2018).

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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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