Lamar Community College Welcomes Kendra King

Kendra King

Kendra King

Cosmetology program under new direction

(Lamar, Colorado; June 14, 2017) Lamar Community College is proud to welcome Kendra King as the new full-time faculty member and department head of Cosmetology.  King, who has worked in the beauty industry for over ten years, will bring a wealth of knowledge to the program at LCC.

King is a certified cosmetologist, licensed in Kansas and Colorado, and she plans to obtain her barbering license as well.  She has already worked with LCC as an instructor for the Nail Tech program, and is excited to take on the new title.

King currently works at the Hair Gallery in Lamar, and she is looking forward to transitioning her career from industry to teaching.

“Even when I was in school, I knew that I wanted to teach,” she said.  “But I also knew I needed some time in the industry in order to be successful as a teacher.  I’ve always wanted to start teaching but I wanted to make sure I had the years in the field and experience necessary to pass that information along to my students.”

“I would like to say thank you to Kaitlin Emick for all her hard work on the program and for the legacy that she’s leaving behind,” King said.  “She’s made some great changes within the program recently and I look forward to continuing to build on her successes.”

King is working towards strengthening the Cosmetology department and furthering its influence in the community.  “We are excited about what Kendra will bring to students in Cosmetology,” said Stager.  “She has a vision for building on our successes.”

King sees many opportunities for students. “I think there is always going to be a demand for someone who is really good at their field,” she said.   “I’m looking for students who want to make a career out of this, and I want them to know that there are so many different career options.  Cosmetology students can be makeup artists, color specialists, nail techs, work for a business within the beauty industry, be stylists at hair shows – there are so many different avenues you can pursue within the industry.”

King began her education in Cosmetology at Northwest Kansas Technical College (NWKTC).  She served as the President of her cosmetology class as well as a college Ambassador.

She moved to Lamar in 2015.  In her time outside of the classroom and salon, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Jeremy Hall and his kids, Austin, Wyatt, and Dillon.  Her son Tristen Perry will be a senior this coming year at Fort Hays State University.

For more information about the Cosmetology department at Lamar Community College, visit or call 719.336.4408.

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