About Cosmetology

Cosmetology includes the knowledge and application of the principles and practices of the treatment of the hair, skin and nails in accordance with licensing requirements.

Students will develop the skills required to be competitive in the field of Cosmetology including hair cutting, coloring, texture services, waxing and styling. In addition, students will also develop highly needed skills for success: group participation, leadership, appropriate work habits, safety and sanitation procedures, customer service and communication with co- workers as well as clientele. Students are expected to complete 500 hrs during the first school year, so good attendance is essential.

Cosmetology II continues where Cosmetology I left off. After completion of the 1000+ clock hours of theory and laboratory work, students are eligible for the licensure examination. Cosmetology is regulated by the State of Texas. Students must successfully pass a written exam to receive 1.5-graduation credit second semester of the senior year. Students must pass all core classes in order to receive 500 academic hours. Then they must pass practical portion of the exam in order to receive their Texas State Cosmetology License and pay all fees. This course requires extended attendance before school their Junior and after school their senior.

To Apply to the Cosmetology program, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to transfer to MHS. Please see your campus principal for transfer information.

Click for the following:
- Cosmetology Application & Instructions
- Five-year planning tool
- Four-year plan
- Cosmetology Handbook

Cosmetology Instructor

Barb Romerhausen
has been the Cosmetology Instructor for McKinney ISD since 2000.
- Sherman High School Graduate
- Grayson County College Cosmetology Graduate 1985
- University of North Texas Professional T&I Teaching Certificate
- Texas Cosmetology Instructors License 1997

Skills USA Professional Member
TIVA Member
Cosmetology Instructors of Public Schools Member (CIPS)
Matrix Hair coloring Certification
Keune coloring Certification
Koleston Perfect coloring Certification
Body wrap Certification
Cinderella extension certified

Email address: | 469-302-5775
No conference period; tutorial times and parent conference as needed.

Class times:
- Cosmetology I: 7:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
- Cosmetology II: 10:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


- Skills USA
- Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations
- PSI Exams Online