• Cosmetology is a two-year program geared towards students who are interested in obtaining a state license to practice as a cosmetologist in the state of Texas. The curriculum is focused on the study of anatomy, electricity and chemistry, safety and infection control in relation to hair, nails, and skin and salon duties. In the first year of Cosmetology, students will work independently and cooperatively in a clinical lab setting to learn the essential skills and knowledge to pass the Texas Department Licensing and Regulations state board exam.  

    Year two of Cosmetology encompasses theories and principles of cosmetology with a general understanding of how salon services are performed. Students will perform advanced haircutting, styling, chemical textures, hair coloring, skin and nail services. Students will gain an understanding of owning and operating a salon, professional ethics, and establishing good public relations with patrons, co-workers, employers, and society. Upon completion students will have learned the skills and knowledge to pass the required Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations state board exam.


  • Terin Rivera

    Cosmetology I Teacher  

    Terin Rivera attended Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy in Carrolton Texas, right out of high school. She then went on to work for Toni and Guy for a year. She moved back home to Odessa Texas and decided to go back to school to get her Cosmetology instructors license. During this time she worked in both booth rental and commission based salons. In 2013 She graduated from Odessa College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science for Cosmetology Instructing and an Associates in arts for General Studies. She then went on to get her Bachelors degree of Business Administration from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 2015. She received her Teaching Certification in 2020 for Trade and Industrial Education, through an alternative certification program. She has worked with a variety of students at a College, a Trade School and High Schools teaching Cosmetology. Her love for Cosmetology started very young and has continued to grow by sharing it with other young adults.




    Cindy Porter

    Cosmetology II Teacher 

    I attended Beauty school at Metroplex Beauty School in Mesquite Texas and received my Cosmetology license in 1987.  My mom is a cosmetologist so I grew up in a salon watching her work and fell in love with this industry.  I could not imagine life outside of the hair business!

     In 2009 after working alongside my mom in a salon for 22 years and decided I wanted to expand my interest in the industry and went back to school to get my instructor license so I could teach. I didn’t think anything could top working with hair but the moment I got into the Beauty school atmosphere I knew that is where I needed to be. 

     In 2014 I started teaching at Dale Jackson Career Center.  Leaving the salon and my clientele was one of the hardest things I have done, but teaching High School students about this industry and helping them get licensed is one of the most rewarding things I have done! 


    -Cindy Porter