The desire for esthetic services is increasing all over North America but especially in Texas. To become a professional in skin care in Texas will require time and commitment and a good school.

Austin, TX
Austin, TX

Where To Go To School & How Long It Takes To Become An Esthetician In TX

Whether you want a medical estheticians training or to get your certificate online you’ll need make sure the school has accreditation. To get a basic esthetician license in Texas you’ll need to train for not less than 750 hours.

Training includes both practical instruction and experience as well as academic learning. Some areas covered in your courses will include sanitation, makeup, proper use of esthetician equipment, anatomy, interacting professionally with clients, facial treatments, depilation and so on. Enter your ZIP in our app below to find a college in your area:

Texas Licensing Exams For Estheticians

Once you’ve completed your training at school or college you’ll need to pass exams and get your license. Application for the esthetician specialty licensure and exams is done through the TDLR. Recently the TDLR reduced the fee for your application from $53 to $50 – an nice surprise! Once TDLR contacts you with your exam schedule you will need to pay fees for both written and practical exams as well.

Further Training For Texas Estheticians

When you have successfully passed exams and received your license you are eligible for further training if you so desire. Possible areas for further study that also require a set number of hours (from 35-320 hours) to complete are eyelash extensions, hair braiding, hair weaving, and wig creation. If you wish to add botox treatments to your skill set you may need to take a course for that too.

You can also do some esthetician training online or enter the rewarding field of caring for cancer patients using your cosmetic skills.

According to Texas Cares website approximately 44% of skin care graduates are self-employed but there are plenty of opportunities at salons as well.

Texas Job Opportunities For Estheticians

There is lots of work in TX for skilled skin care specialists. You can check websites to see what the salary is like and where you can find employment.

If you are ready to strike out on your own you can also start up your own business as mentioned above. That career path will often require more time and energy, but it can super-rewarding being your own boss.

Some Esthetician Schools in Texas Including Cost

NameAddressCostOther Programs
Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology2716 West Irving Boulevard
Irving, 75061
$7,600Cosmetology, Manicuring, Makeup Artist
Salon Boutique Academy4135 Beltline Road Suite 102, Addison, 75001$10,500 including books & kit suppliesCosmetology, Makeup
Quest College5430 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 310
San Antonio, 78229
$11,000Continuing Education
Vogue College of Cosmetology1836 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, 78201
$8,500 including books & kit suppliesCosmetology, Nail Technology
Steiner Institute of Esthetics 1055 South Sherman Street, Suite 110
Richardson, 75081
$8,700Continuing Education
Bella Beauty College3110 Franklin Avenue Waco, 76710$9,600Cosmetology, Nail Technology

360 Degrees Beauty Academy – Houston

Paramount Academy of Cosmetology & Esthetics – Austin

Austin Cosmetology & Permanent Cosmetics Institute – Austin

Bessemer Beauty College – 9935 Bessemer St, Houston, TX 77034 – Bessemer’s program is largely for the training of immigrant Vietnamese population.

International Business School – McKinney

Jenissa Beauty Academy – formerly located at 6406 N I H 35 # 2760, Austin, but now permanently closed.

Lubbock Cosmetology School – Lubbock

Lumberton Adult Education – 103 S LHS Dr., Lumberton

Sherman Cosmetology College – Sherman

Aveda Institute – Corpus Christi

Aveda Institute – Austin

Aveda Institute – Dallas

Aveda Institute – Shenandoah

Aveda Institute – San Antonio

Ogle School – Arlington

Ogle School – Dallas

Ogle School – Fort Worth

Ogle School – Hurst, North Dallas, San Antonio, Denton, Houston

The Salon Professional Academy – Lewisville, San Antonio

Paul Mitchell The School – San Antonio

Paul Mitchell The School – Pflugerville

Paul Mitchell The School – Carrollton

Applying for an esthetics license in Texas – pdf.

Other Texas schools for nail techs, barbers, cosmetologists and makeup artists.
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