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Are you creative? Do you enjoy interacting with people and have a desire to help others? Then a career in cosmetology may be right for you!

McLennan’s Cosmetology Department offers two specialized programs:

  • Basic Operator
    • Learn haircutting & styling techniques.
    • Practice in the Salon and Spa at MCC for hands-on training with real customers.
    • Learn basic makeup and skincare practices.
    • Learn manicure and pedicure techniques.

  • Esthetician Specialists
    • Learn how to perform facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, electrotherapy techniques, and basic makeup.
    • Learn about waxing and lash & brow tinting.

As a trained cosmetologist in either of our certification programs, you can help people look and feel their best through a variety of career opportunities that offer flexible work hours and locations.

Hands-On Training

McLennan’s Basic Operator and Esthetician programs provide you with the specialized beauty and customer service skills through lab hours served at our on-campus salon and spa. You will provide a wide variety of services to the community, all in consultation with instructors who are experts in the field, and who supervise each service.

For More Information

Please contact Nicole Beckwith-Dawson, Administrative Assistant, at 254-299-8701 or or Laura Hays, Program Director/Instructor, at 254-299-8702 or

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas, guidelines can be found at If you have a question about your background and licensure, please contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) at 512-463-6599. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from TDLR,

Title IX

Concerns dealing with TITLE IX and other non-specified Civil Rights Issues contact:

Drew Canham, Title IX Coordinator
Chief of Staff for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Title IX
McLennan Community College
Administration Building, Room 408
1400 College Drive
FAX: 254-299-8654 or

McLennan Community College provides equal opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment.

A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission to and participation in career and technical education programs. La falta de conocimiento del idioma inglés no será un impedimento para la admisión y participación en programas de educación técnica y profesional.

McLennan Community College se compromete a proporcionar igualdad de oportunidades a todas las personas y no discrimina a ninguna persona independientemente de la raza, color, religión, origen nacional o étnico, género, discapacidad, edad, condición de veterano, información genética, orientación sexual, identidad de género, embarazo u otra categoría legalmente protegida en sus programas educativos, actividades o empleo. Para obtener información sobre el cumplimiento de esta política de no discriminación por parte dea institución, comuníquese con vicepresidente Éxito Estudiantil, 1400 College Drive, 254-299-8645,