24 receive certificates in cosmetology program

Staff writer

Twenty-four students graduated from KC-Longview’s Cosmetology Program Feb. 21.

The students completed one of three programs, with either a cosmetology, facial specialist or nail technology certificate.

Cosmetology is the art and science of beautifying hair, skin and nails. The main goal of the cosmetology program is to prepare students to pass  the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) examination.

Students receive preparation and salon experience through the program’s salon facilities and its clientele.

“I love that my teachers focused most on preparing us for the state board exam and that we got to experience dealing with clients and doing hair,” said Vianney Castro. “After finishing the program, I learned  that no matter how tired of school you are, don’t give up chasing your dreams. I started the program during high school, and now I am finished and can start my career before a lot of other people.”

Joyce Magner serves as the program director with Vicki Buchanan and Lillian Jones, instructors.