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Education Requirements for Cosmetologists in Texas

You know that you feel better when you look your best, and you’ve decided that you want to spend your career helping others feel that way about themselves. You’re in the right place—Texas has a huge beauty community and lots of fun opportunities for cosmetologists. Texas is home to quite a few beauty shows and trade events, beauty pageants, and nationally known salons. Getting your education in Texas can give you access to opportunities that people in other states might never get.

Before you can jump behind the salon chair, however, you must learn how to get a cosmetology license in Texas. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation licenses all beauty professions in Texas, so you have to meet their training requirements.

To qualify for a license, your training program must meet the following standards:

• Haircutting, styling, and related theory (500 hours)
• Hair coloring and theory (200 hours)
• Cold waving and theory (200 hours)
• Orientation, laws, and statutes (100 hours)
• Manicuring and pedicuring (100 hours)
• Shampooing (100 hours)
• Chemistry (75 hours)
• Salon management (75 hours)
• Hair and scalp treatment (50 hours)
• Chemical hair relaxing (50 hours)
• Facials (50 hours)

When you look at that list, it may seem like a lot to learn. But by the time you finish your 9+ months in training, these procedures should be second nature to you.

Find out what your next step is by contacting Texas cosmetology schools now.

Texas Cosmetology License Requirements

After you finish your training at a Board-approved school, you just have to go through a few more steps to get your Texas cosmetology license. Getting passing scores on your practical and written exams is a big part of this process.

To make sure that you are ready for your cosmetology exams, learn more about the fees and training requirements of a TX cosmetology license:

• $52 fee for the written exam and $74 fee for the practical exam
• Can pay fees by credit card, cashier’s check, company check, or money order
• Must have 1500 hours of beauty school training or 1000 hours of beauty school training and 500 hours of high school instruction
• Tests administered by PSI; available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese

Without meeting the state of Texas cosmetology license requirements, you cannot work on clients independently. Keep in mind that you may get hired before you get your license, but you cannot work until you are a licensed cosmetologist. This is the best reason to work hard and get through the application process. However, having your license also makes it easier to get insurance, prove your training to customers, and enjoy professional training options.

Requirements for Renewing Your Cosmetology License in Texas

Make a note of when you get your Texas state cosmetology license. You must renew your license every two years by your original licensure date. Currently, you have to pay a fee of $50 at the end of each renewal cycle. Renewing your license late may require you to pay additional fees; in addition, it may cause your license to lapse.

Texas does have continuing education requirements. During each renewal period, you must go through four hours of approved continuing education. Your training must include one hour of sanitation and three hours of cosmetology methods.

Texas cosmetology schools are dedicated to your success and to giving you the skills you need to make clients happy.

Find out more about options near you by contacting Texas beauty schools below.

Find Cosmetology Programs in Texas

Austin, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Austin, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Corpus Christi, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Shenandoah, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Austin, TX
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Austin, TX
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Nail Technology
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology
Bedford, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care
Milan Institute – Accredited
Amarillo, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Milan Institute – Accredited
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
El Paso, TX
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
San Antonio, TX
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Brownsville, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Corpus Christi, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology
Grand Prarier, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Irving, TX
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training
San Marcos, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care
Lubbock, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
McAllen, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology

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Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training
89 Beauty School – Accredited
Cypress, TX
Cosmetology
Garland, TX
Cosmetology
ABC Beauty Academy – Accredited
Richardson, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Lubbock, TX
Cosmetology
Jasper, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Lufkin, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Pasadena, TX
Cosmetology
Austin, TX
Cosmetology
Garland, TX
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training
Frisco, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
McAllen, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Odessa, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Austin, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Austin, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Austin, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Bale Beauty Academy – Accredited
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Hurst, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care
Killeen, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Donna, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology
DeSoto, TX
Cosmetology
Austin, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Corpus Christi, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Waco, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Austin, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Greenville, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Lewisville, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Kerrville, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Corpus Christi, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Waco, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Hurst, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Conroe, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Lubbock, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care
Round Rock, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Temple, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Waco, TX
Barbering / Cosmetology
Bryan, TX
Cosmetology
McAllen, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Cisco College – Accredited
Cisco, TX
Cosmetology
Clarendon College – Accredited
Amarillo, TX
Cosmetology
Clarendon College – Accredited
Childress, TX
Cosmetology
Clarendon College – Accredited
Pampa, TX
Cosmetology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Beeville, TX
Cosmetology
Kingsville, TX
Cosmetology
Pleasanton, TX
Cosmetology
Texas City, TX
Cosmetology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Brownsville, TX
Cosmetology
Texarkana, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Austin, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology
Del Mar College – Accredited
Corpus Christi, TX
Cosmetology
Spring, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Sherman, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Lufkin, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
El Paso, TX
Cosmetology
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Mission, TX
Cosmetology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Brenham, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Carrollton, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Amarillo, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Duncanville, TX
Cosmetology
College Station, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology
Fort Worth, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Granbury, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Borger, TX
Cosmetology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Franklin Institute – Accredited
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology
McAllen, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Galveston College – Accredited
Galveston, TX
Cosmetology
Lancaster, TX
Cosmetology
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Grayson College – Accredited
Denison, TX
Cosmetology
Duncanville, TX
Cosmetology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training
Pasadena, TX
Cosmetology
Hill College – Accredited
Cleburne, TX
Cosmetology
Hill College – Accredited
Hillsboro, TX
Cosmetology
Garland, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Corpus Christi, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Massage Therapy / Salon Management
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Massage Therapy / Salon Management / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Massage Therapy / Salon Management / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Big Spring, TX
Cosmetology
Denton, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
El Paso, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Fort Worth, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Hurst, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Irving, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Mesquite, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Plano, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Wichita Falls, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Richland Hills, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
McAllen, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Alton, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Garland, TX
Continuing Education / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Waco, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Fort Worth, TX
Cosmetology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Kilgore College – Accredited
Kilgore, TX
Cosmetology
Kilgore College – Accredited
Longview, TX
Cosmetology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Lamar State College – Accredited
Port Arthur, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Laredo, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Laredo, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care
Bellaire, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Lee College – Accredited
Baytown, TX
Cosmetology
Tomball, TX
Cosmetology
Lone Star College – Accredited
Kingwood, TX
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
The Woodlands, TX
Cosmetology
Brenham, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Bryan, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Victoria, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Waco, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Pharr, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Midland College – Accredited
Midland, TX
Cosmetology
Harlingen, TX
Cosmetology
Mission, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Carrollton, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Carrollton, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Montgomery, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
El Paso, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Clute, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care
Corsicana, TX
Cosmetology
Navarro College – Accredited
Waxahachie, TX
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Abilene, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Massage Therapy / Salon Management
Harlingen, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
San Juan, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Gainesville, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care
Mount Pleasant, TX
Cosmetology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Nuvani Institute – Accredited
Austin, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Del Rio, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Nuvani Institute – Accredited
Eagle Pass, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Nuvani Institute – Accredited
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Uvalde, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Make-Up Artist Training
Odessa College – Accredited
Odessa, TX
Cosmetology
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Denton, TX
Cosmetology
Fort Worth, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Hurst, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Stafford, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Orange, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Palo Alto College – Accredited
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology
Panola College – Accredited
Carthage, TX
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Beaumont, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Lumberton, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care
Arlington, TX
Barbering / Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Austin, TX
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Webster, TX
Barbering / Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Carrollton, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Houston, TX
Barbering / Cosmetology / Teacher Training
San Antonio, TX
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Pasadena, TX
Cosmetology
Pearland, TX
Cosmetology
Texas City, TX
Cosmetology
El Paso, TX
Cosmetology
Richardson, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Pasadena, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Baytown, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Ranger, TX
Cosmetology
Remington College – Accredited
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Remington College – Accredited
Webster, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
San Benito, TX
Cosmetology
Brownsville, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Addison, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Salon Management
Seguin, TX
Cosmetology
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology
Mansfield, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Levelland, TX
Cosmetology
Plainview, TX
Cosmetology
Corpus Christi, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Silsbee, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Mission, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Uvalde, TX
Cosmetology
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Texarkana College – Accredited
Texarkana, TX
Cosmetology
Haltom City, TX
Cosmetology
Abilene, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Lubbock, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
San Angelo, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Barbering
The Woodlands, TX
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training
Laredo, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Georgetown, TX
Cosmetology
Lewisville, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Whitehouse, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care
Portland, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
McAllen, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Elsa, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology
Keller, TX
Cosmetology
Plano, TX
Cosmetology
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Barbering
Fort Worth, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Athens, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Palestine, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Terrell, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
El Paso, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
El Paso, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Harlingen, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
La Joya, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
McAllen, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Carrollton, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Vernon College – Accredited
Vernon, TX
Cosmetology
Vernon College – Accredited
Wichita Falls, TX
Cosmetology
Victoria, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Houston, TX
Cosmetology
Amarillo, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Lubbock, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Weatherford, TX
Cosmetology
Wharton, TX
Cosmetology
New Braunfels, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Killeen, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology / Barbering
Carrollton, TX
Cosmetology
School Accreditation

You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.