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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. The first step for an aspiring skin care specialist is to find a school. Enter your ZIP below to see where you can train nearby to become a licensed TX esthetician.

First you’ll need to get training at an accredited school in Texas. 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.

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.

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

Take a look at what classes you will take if you do decide to study to be an esthetician.


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

Ogle School – North Dallas

Ogle School – San Antonio

Ogle School – Denton

Ogle School – Houston

The Salon Professional Academy – Lewisville, San Antonio

Paul Mitchell The School – San Antonio

Paul Mitchell The School – Pflugerville


Paul Mitchell The School – Carrollton

Bella Beauty College – Austin

Bella Beauty College – Corpus Christi

Bella Beauty College – Lubbock

Bella Beauty College – Waco

Texas State Board for licensing info.

Austin, TX
Austin, TX

Applying for an esthetics license in Texas – pdf.

More interested in other types of beauty schools? Check out our pages that list Texas schools for nail techs, barbers, cosmetologists and makeup artists.
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Estheticians in the US – Schools by State

Schools for Estheticians in Canada


Allgood Beauty School – Frisco

American National College – Houston, South Houston

Avenue Five Institute – Austin

Beauty School of Dallas – Garland

Champion Beauty College – Houston

Cosmetology Career Institute – Greenville

DuVall’s School of Cosmetology – Bedford

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty – Plano

Institute of Cosmetology & Esthetics – Houston

Maitrix Beauty College – Houston

Milan Institute – San Antonio, El Paso

Paul Mitchell The School

Quest College – San Antonio

Salon Boutique Academy – Addison

Star College of Cosmetology – Tyler

Steiner Institute of Esthetics – Dallas

Texarkana Cosmetology Academy – Texarkana

Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology – Irving

Tri-State Cosmetology – El Paso

Ogle Schools

Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology – San Marcos

Bella Beauty College

Vogue College of Cosmetology – McAllen, San Antonio

Did we miss any TX esthetics schools? Please contact us to let us know.