Cosmetology Schools in San Antonio, TX

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Apart from being able to do what you love, cosmetology as a career offers many exciting rewards. As an outlet to express your creativity, cosmetology is incomparable. Haircutting, coloring, styling, nail art, and makeup application techniques follow specific trends that change throughout the year, yet will give you the opportunity to add your own style to match that of your client. The personal satisfaction that each client enjoys from your service will ensure your longevity in the business and that will increase as your build a following of loyal patrons. Cosmetologists have a broad stream of services they can provide, so you won’t be limited to a hair salon if that’s not what you want. You can work as a makeup artist specializing in bridal makeup, film, or fashion, operate your own salon, or work for a distributor of beauty products specializing in demonstrations or sales. Now is as good a time as any to enroll in a cosmetology program to prepare for licensure in Texas and entry-level employment in the industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in the beauty industry is showing no signs of slowing down and will continue its upward trend in the next decade.

Ogle School

Students enrolled in the Cosmetology program at Ogle School will learn the art and science of cosmetology. Instructors will use lectures and demonstrations and encourage student participation to support learning. Course content include cutting, styling, coloring, chemical textures, business skills, salon management, manicuring, facials, and hair removal. Distance education is also available through the hybrid program option. Class attendance and participation and attendance are mandatory. Graduates will be prepared for the state licensure exam and entry-level employment as a hair stylist, colorist, platform artist, salon manager, or sales representative. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or Monday through Friday from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Program overview:

Cosmetology

Duration: 7 months (full-time) 13 months (part-time)

Contact hours: 1000

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of the class
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Successfully complete a personal interview with an Admissions Representative or designee
  • Sign an Enrollment Agreement
  • Submit transcripts from previously attended schools for any applicable transfer requests
  • Incoming students must attend a student orientation

Program cost:

The total program cost of $16,700 includes tuition, books, equipment and supplies. The cost is $17,700 for part-time students.

 Aveda Arts

The cosmetology program at Aveda Arts combines theory with extensive hands-on experience to give students a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Coursework will cover hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the concept of gaining and retaining clients. The content is delivered via theoretical instruction in the classroom, practical experiences where students apply the knowledge gained, and professional business building skills which are essential for success. During the final phase of the program, students will learn Precision Trends in haircutting, hairstyling, and advanced hair coloring and re-texturizing. Licensed educators will accompany students in the salon as they work on real clients.   Graduates will be prepared for real-world practice to hone their skills. They will be eligible to take the state licensing exam to enter the industry as a licensed cosmetologist, salon manager, or salon owner.

Program overview:

Cosmetology

Duration: 46 weeks (full-time) 63 weeks (part-time)

Contact hours: 1000

Prerequisites:

  • Complete the Application for Admission and submit to the Admissions office along with the non-refundable application fee
  • Attend an informational interview and school tour with an Admissions Manager
  • Submit a letter of recommendation and letter of intent
  • Provide proof of education – high school diploma, high school transcript, college transcript showing completion of at least a two-year program, or GED certificate
  • Provide proof of age – must be at least 16 years old to enroll
  • Provide proof of US citizenship or lawful residency
  • Submit social security card
  • Make the kit payment by the registration deadline

Program cost:

Tuition costs $16,500. The non-refundable application fee is $50 and the kit fee is $2,500.

  • Website: https://avedaarts.edu/
  • Address: 21003 Encino Commons​​​, Suite 121, San Antonio, TX 78259
  • Phone: (210) 222-0023​

 Bella Beauty College

The cosmetology program at Bella Beauty College is covers three phases of instruction to prepare students for entry-level employment as a licensed cosmetologist. Phase one covers up to 150 hours of the basics such as hair shaping, styling, coloring, permanent waving, skin care, and nail. Phase two accounts for 950 clock hours and includes an assignment to the clinic area of the school to perform services on clients under the supervision of a licensed instructor. Students will learn how to perform consultations and practice the key services to master speed and dexterity. The final phase is 500 clock hours and includes preparation for the state licensing exam. For all phases, students will spend one hour for classroom theory and the rest of time will be spent working hands-on on a mannequin or client in the salon.  Part-time and full-time schedules are available for both day and evening students.

Program overview:

Cosmetology Program

Duration:  8.5 months

Clock hours: 1500

Prerequisites:

  • Submit an application for admission to the program
  • A high school diploma is not needed but the state of Texas requires an equivalency before the program completion
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Attend an interview and the Admissions Director
  • Must have a valid photo ID and social security card

Program cost:

Financial aid and scholarships are available for eligible students.

Palo Alto College

Palo Alto’s Cosmetology Operator AAS program is designed for students who want to pursue a career in cosmetology. The training includes theory and hands-on practice to prepare students for success on the state licensure exam. Course topics include fundamentals of cosmetology, principles of skin care, manicuring and related theory, introduction to the theory and chemistry of hair color, small business management, introduction to haircutting and related theory, chemical reformation and related theory, preparation for the state licensing written exam, salon development, principles of marketing, preparation for the state licensing practical exam, advanced haircutting and related theory, and the principles of hair coloring and related theory. Graduates have the option to transfer to a four-year university and earn a bachelor of applied arts and sciences.

Program overview:

Cosmetology Operator AAS

Duration:  4 semesters

Credit hours: 60

Prerequisites:

  • Submit a completed Application for Admission to the Cosmetology Esthetics program
  • Complete an interview with an admissions representative or designee
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Provide proof of age – must be at least 18 years old to enroll
  • Must have a valid photo ID and social security card

Program cost:

Tuition costs $99 per semester credit hour for in-district students and $215 per semester credit hour for out-of-district students. Expenses for books, fees, and supplies must be added.

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Nuvani Institute  

The Cosmetology Operator program at Nuvani Institute provides students with a strong foundation in those skills required for employment and specialization in the beauty industry. Course topics include orientation and TCC rules and regulations, shampoo and related theory, hair and scalp treatment and related theory, cold waving and related theory, chemical hair relaxing and related theory, haircutting, styling and related theory, manicuring and related theory, facials and related theory, and salon management and practices. Students must complete the program clock hour requirements within 150% of the published length of the program and demonstrate satisfactory progress in the theory as well as practical training. Graduates will be ready to take the state cosmetology licensing exam to become a licensed cosmetologist.

Program overview:

Cosmetology Operator

Duration:  50 weeks (full-time) 75 weeks (part-time)

Clock hours: 1500

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age at the time of admission
  • Submit a completed application with required documents
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED – ATB students may be accepted for enrollment
  • Complete an interview with an admissions representative or designee
  • Must have a valid photo ID and social security card

Program cost:

Tuition and fees cost $14,600. Books and supplies cost an additional $975.

  • Website: http://nuvani.edu/
  • Address: 2402 San Pedro, San Antonio, Texas 78212
  • Phone: (210) 731-8449

Vogue College of Cosmetology

Vogue College of Cosmetology provides cosmetology students with theory and practical learning experiences to develop cosmetology practices in accordance with the state requirements. An experienced instructor will cover skills such as the latest hair trends, hair texture concepts, modern hair care, product, and retailing products for major brands, career development, cutting, styling and coloring, facials and makeup, and marketing. Students will learn in the classroom and the student salon. They will participate in local events. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the state board exam. The program is offered in both English and Spanish. Day and evening schedules are offered.

Program overview:

Cosmetology Operator Program

Duration:  8 months

Clock hours: 1000

Prerequisites:

  • Submit an application for admission and pay the application refundable registration fee
  • Register with the State Regulatory Agency and pay the $25 fee
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Provide proof of completing high school, GED, or state-issued certificate
  • Meet with an admissions representative and attend a school tour

Program cost:

The total program cost of $15,895 includes tuition ($13,995), registration, TDLR, books, and kit.

  • Website: https://vogue.edu/
  • Address: 1836 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78201
  • Phone: 1 (866) 227-3779

University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences

The Cosmetology Operator program at the University of Cosmetology Arts & Science prepares students for licensure as a Cosmetologist in the State of Texas. Theory and practical instruction will prepare students to render entry-level cosmetology services to clients. Students will learn the structure and function of the hair, skin and nails, product use, resume building, job readiness skills, hair care, hair cutting, hair styling, braiding, extensions, permanent waving and relaxing, hair coloring, nail care, skin care, training salon, and business skills. Upon completion of the graduation requirements and financial obligations, students will receive a diploma. Day and evening schedules are available. Full-time students cover 30 clock hours a week. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Part-time students complete 20 clock hours per week. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or Monday through Friday from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Program overview:

Cosmetology Operator Program

Duration:  33 weeks (full-time) 50 weeks (part-time)

Clock hours: 1000

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age – provide proof of age using a birth certificate, permanent resident card. Valid driver’s license, etc
  • Must provide a high school diploma or transcript showing high school completion or equivalent
  • Must be a Texas resident

Program cost:

The program cost of $16,620 includes tuition ($12,375), enrollment fee, text materials, kit, and taxes for text materials and kit. The cost for the Spanish option class is $16,791.

  • Website: https://ucastx.com/
  • Address: 910 South East Military Drive, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78214
  • Phone: (210) 433-7222

Southern Career Institute

The cosmetology operator program at SCI provides students with the opportunity to express their creativity within the State of Texas guidelines for safety, sanitation, and health. The curriculum follows the requirements established by the TDLR and prepares students for state licensure by taking and passing the required exam. Students will learn basic manipulative skills, personal and professional safety, proper work habits, and professionalism for entry-level positions in cosmetology. Through clinical activities, students will develop skills through hands-on application and practice. An experienced cosmetology instructor will guide students through the activities. The class size is limited to 25 students per instructor. Classes meet Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Program overview:

Cosmetology Operator Program

Duration:  40 weeks (full-time)

Clock hours: 1000

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Attend an interview and campus tour with an admissions representative
  • Submit an application for admission
  • Must provide a high school diploma or transcript showing high school completion or equivalent
  • Sign the SCI enrollment agreement
  • May be required to pass a background check
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

Program cost:

The program costs $17,500 and includes books and fees. Other charges not included are replacement student ID, replacement diploma, additional uniforms, and state exam fee.

  • Website: https://scitexas.edu/
  • Address: 238 Southwest Military Dr. Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78221
  • Phone: 844-783-6569

Milan Institute

The cosmetology program at Milan Institute helps students develop the skills needed to work as an entry-level cosmetologist. The program will cover makeup, skin care, nail care, and styling. The curriculum is delivered in two phases – Phase I and Phase II. Phase I covers 564 hours in 12 to 18 weeks and Phase II accounts for the remainder of the program. Instruction follows a sequential set of learning concepts that cover tasks necessary for state board preparation, graduation, and initial employment. Students will use equipment, implements, and products similar to those used in the industry during the practical portions of the training. Graduates of the program will demonstrate personal integrity and self-confidence, proper grooming and effective communications, and professionalism. They will have the confidence to take and pass the state exam.

Program overview:

Cosmetology Operator Program

Duration:  40 weeks (full-time)

Clock hours: 1000

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit an application for admission
  • Must provide a copy of high school diploma, HSED certificate or transcripts or pass the US Department of Education approved ability to benefit (ATB) test
  • Pay the non-refundable $25 to cover the Permit Fee required by the TDLR
  • May be required to pass a background check
  • Applicants who have a record of crimes involving prohibited sexual conduct or crimes involving children as victims or crimes of a physical nature against another person must complete the TDLR preapproval process and pay the $25 application fee
  • Must complete and sign the enrollment agreement

Program cost:

The program cost of $15,639 includes tuition, supplies with tax, and lab fee.

 

 

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