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Cosmetology Instructor

Pearland, TX
March 23, 2021

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Tara L. Kyle

**** ***** ***** **.

Pearland, Texas 77584 832-***-****

March 23, 2021

Mrs. Shenessa Britton

Houston Community College

Cosmetology Department Chair

**** *ustic Street

Houston, TX 77087

Dear Mrs. Britton

I am writing in response to the position posted on March 13, 2021, on LinkedIn. I would be delighted to be considered for the Cosmetology Instructor position for the 2021-2022 school year. As an experienced licensed cosmetologist, licensed cosmetology instructor, and salon owner for over 25 years, I am confident that my background has equipped me with the necessary skills to qualify me for the position.

My passion for the beauty industry has driven me to further my career by educating others to obtain the longevity that I have gain within the industry. As an Associate teacher for two years, I was applauded by my principal for my classroom management skills. My strong organizational skills give me the competency required for the position, and my 25-year industry background provides me with a thorough understanding of cosmetology.

My education at the University of Houston Downtown has provided me with advanced communication and leadership skill set; with current industry knowledge, compliance standards, and trends. I have expanded my salon by hiring, supervising, and training more than five new hairstylists this year. My vast experience as a salon owner and master stylist has helped increase my teaching skills, adapting to cosmetology trainees' learning styles, and developing problem-solving and decision-making skills.

My attached resume highlights my skills and experience in more detail. The opportunity to discuss the position in further detail would be most welcome. Please email me at or feel free to call me at 832-***-****.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Tara Kyle


Pearland, TX 77584 832-***-****


A highly knowledgeable and licensed cosmetologist with over 25 years of experience in the beauty industry. Known as an initiative-taker, owning and managing a salon throughout my entire career. A skilled educator with a proven ability to adapt to changing and fast-paced environments. Deeply committed to supporting students and tailoring solutions to meet individual needs and learning styles.


•Teaching and Mentoring (Ages 16 and up)

•Cosmetology Instructor Skills


•Organization and Time Management


•Critical thinking

•Supervisory and Managerial Experience

•Individual and Group Training

•Creativity and Leadership

•Industry Product Knowledge

•Salon Management

•Interpersonal Skills

•Cutting and Styling

•Hair Extensions

•Coloring Techniques

•Safety and Sanitation

•Skin Care

•Hair Care

•Beauty Industry

•Lash Extensions

•Manicuring and Pedicure

•Nail Art and Designs


Associate Teacher 08/2019 to Current

Houston Independent School District - Houston, TX

•Maintain daily schedule flexibility to open and close the classroom based on business needs

•Support teachers in developing curriculum and instructional course materials.

•Provide positive learning and guidance techniques to students.

•Facilitate and supervise classes in the absence of lead teachers.

•Initiate and implement safety rules in the school environment.

•Adhere to and comply with all school rules and guidelines.

•Assess student's progress and help implement appropriate teaching strategies to meet learning needs.

•Teach students self-help skills and ways to solve problems on their own that are effective, appropriate, and successful.

•Design, create and implement activities and events that give students a chance to learn essential concepts in an interactive, firsthand manner.

Suite Owner & Master Stylist 02/2005 to Current

Exquisite Designs Salon - Houston, TX

•Manage salon operations, including maintaining and recording monthly budget and expenses, interviewing and training new stylists, evaluating hair care services, and managing commissioned stylists.

•Increase client base by 30% and increase sales through hair services by 25%.

•Develop new hairstyling techniques utilizing creativity and knowledge of trends.

•Mentor and provide consistent feedback for stylists' continued development and help stylists develop and set personal goals.

•Style clients' hair based on desired looks.

Accomplishment: Expanded previous single salon into a suite to train and hire new stylists

Salon Owner & Master Stylist 02/1992 to 02/2005

Exquisite Designs Salon - Houston, TX

•Developed long-term relationships and established a client base of repeat business.

•Shampooed and styled 25-30 clients' hair within a week.

•Analyzed hair and scalp conditions while providing primary treatment and advice on beauty care solutions for healthy scalp and hair.

•Exhibited creativity and skill in performing a wide range of hair services, including cut, color, extensions, perms, and other chemical and non-chemical treatments as desired by the client.


Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Expected Graduation: Summer 2021

University of Houston – Downtown

Associates of Multidisciplinary Studies, June 2020

Houston Community College - Houston, TX

Associates of Applied Sciences, May 2019

Houston Community College - Houston, TX

High School Diploma, June 1991

Kashmere High School - Houston, TX


Licensed Cosmetologists, Texas: Current

Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Texas: Current


CTE Alternative Teacher Certification

Lonestar College, July 2020

Expected Completion: July 2021

Relevant skills: Trade and Industrial Education 6 – 12

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