Published on: October 30, 2008
With the holidays approaching, why not treat yourself to a fresh haircut, facial and manicure? Sound a little expensive? It won't be if you visit the cosmetology department at Lone Star College-Kingwood.
The cosmetology department at LSC-Kingwood is now open and offering salon-quality hair and facial services at a fraction of the usual cost to help you look your best.
Senior citizens, students and others living on fixed incomes will appreciate the low cost and professional behavior of the stylists. The cosmetology department offers everything from haircuts, cap frosting, spirals, foiling, cold waves, facials, waxing, manicures and more. It's hard to beat a $5 haircut or a $3.50 manicure. Seniors and students receive a 10 percent discount on haircuts and chemical services.
Cosmetology services, including hair and nails, are by walk-in only. The cosmetology department is located in Classroom Building A, room 100. Services are offered Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Chemical services must arrive no later than noon.
Facial services, including massage, are by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 281-312-1530. Facial services are provided in Classroom Building A, room 102C, Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The demand for personal appearance services has grown over the years, making the cosmetology programs at LSC-Kingwood popular with a wide variety of individuals.
Students studying in LSC-Kingwood's cosmetology programs can graduate with a Cosmetology Operator Certificate in one year or stay for the two-year associate's degree and qualify as an instructor or facial specialist.
The Cosmetology Operator Certificate is a full-time 12-month program. Graduates have many employment opportunities including stylist, skin-care specialist, make-up artist, or hair coloring/chemical technician. Other options include working as a research assistant in the cosmetology industry, a sales representative for a beauty product, or a beauty editor for newspapers and magazines.
The instructor program is for the individual who wishes to teach cosmetology in a public school, college technical school or private cosmetology school. Cosmetology certificate programs meet state requirements and prepare students for Texas licensure.
The facial/esthetic program is approved by the Texas Cosmetology Commission and is a full-time, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. program. The facial specialist certificate prepares an individual to perform all aspects of skin care and make-up. Upon successful completion, the student will be eligible for an Esthetician Operator state license.
For more information about the Lone Star College-Kingwood Cosmetology program, call 281-312-1545 or visit Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/cosmetology.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.