Firstly, download the latest version of MySQL for Mac from here 🙂
The installation involves 3 Major steps each comprising of further steps.
Part 1: Installation of mysql-5.5.27-osx10.6-x86_64.pkg
Follow on-screen steps until you reach the screen below
Part 2: Installation of MySQLStartupItem.pkg
Part 3: Installation of MySQL.prefPane
You can then locate your server console to Start/Stop in System Preferences under ‘Other’.