• Hair stylist student standing with scissors
  • Full Cosmetology classroom with all this semester's students
  • An esthetic student smiling big

Cosmetology is the professional skill and practice of beautifying the face, hair, and skin. The Cosmetology program at NCTC offers hands-on instruction with today's latest salon products. Students receive a variety of training opportunities including classes by guest artists from leading manufacturers and salons and occasional field trips. The curriculum at NCTC is mandated by the State of Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and is designed to prepare graduates to take the TDLR Examination in Cosmetology, Esthetics, or Cosmetology Instruction.

Cosmetology students are taught to provide special services in haircoloring, foiling, texture services, braiding and hair extensions, and advanced training with shears, clippers and razors. Student also learn to provide services that include manicures/acrylic nails, facials, and pedicures.

Esthetics students are provided with the necessary knowledge and skills in basic skin care, basic and advanced facials, waxing, and other spa related treatments to prepare for a career in the health and beauty industry.

A Cosmetology Operator, Esthetician, or Manicurist with a current license and at least one year of varifiable salon/spa experience may enroll to be trained as a Cosmetology Instructor.

Certificate Requirements

Dual Credit Certificate Plan

High school students enrolled in Dual Credit and attending part-time during the fall and spring semesters and full-time n the summer semester may graduate with a Cosmetology Certificate in two years.

Salon Services

Cosmetology and Esthetic services are offered in our salons and are performed by the students under licensed supervision at a nominal fee, giving the students the opportunity to enhance their skills in each field.

Haircoloring, perming, cuts, lash extensions, hair extensions, manicures, nail enhancements and art, and pedicures are just some of the professional services available.

Salon Hours

Monday & Wednesday: CLOSED
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Price List

Chemical Services must be started no later than 1:30 PM ensuring students can finish by 4:30 PM.

For an appointment, call (940) 668 4210.

Career Opportunities


  • Hair Stylists
  • Color Technicians
  • Nail Technicians
  • Skin Care Specialists
  • Skin Consultants
  • Salon Managers
  • Platform Artists
  • Manufacturer Representatives
  • Product Representatives
  • Educators

Places of Employment

  • Spas
  • Salons
  • Health & Wellness Centers
  • Self-Employed

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to earn a certificate? add

The Cosmetology Operator Certificate takes one year to complete; the Esthetics Certificate takes thirty-two weeks; and the Cosmetology Instructor Certificate requires sixteen weeks of instruction. The Cosmetology Dual Credit Certificate can be completed in two years if started at the beginning of a student's junior year in high school and the student is willing to go full-time in summer between their junior and senior years.

Is financial aid available for this degree? add

NCTC believes that all students should have the opportunity to pursue higher education. The Financial Aid Office will help you when apply for aid. For more information, call 940-668-4242, visit Financial Aid, or drop by the Financial Aid Office on any of NCTC's five campuses.

Apply for Financial Aid

Who may I contact for more information? add

Stephanie Lindsey
Division Chair, Cosmetology
(940) 668-7731, ext. 3314

Connie Havis
Departmental Assistant
(940) 668-7731 ext. 3341