Beauty Schools and Cosmetology Schools in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, the second largest city in Texas and the seventh largest city in the entire country, may be the ideal city for aspiring beauty professionals. With a rapidly growing population and a thriving tourism industry, San Antonio has many visitors and residents that can make for a diverse client base.

You can get started by looking through our list of San Antonio beauty schools. In addition to cosmetology schools that may offer a variety of programs, this area is home to some dedicated specialty schools.

Beauty Salaries in San Antonio

Of course, you may be wondering what to expect in terms of salary as a beauty professional in San Antonio. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following average salaries in San Antonio:

  • Cosmetologists: $27,070 per year
  • Manicurists/pedicurists: $23,240 per year
  • Skincare specialists: $41,540 per year

Salaries vary widely depending on what type of position you take on. If you're business-minded, you may opt to open your own salon. When you work directly for a salon, you are often paid a base rate plus tips. If you rent a chair at a salon, you may set your own rates and pay a chair rental fee.

License Requirements in Texas

Since the field of cosmetology is highly regulated, it should come as no surprise that you must be licensed before you can begin your career. In San Antonio, all licensing goes through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Before selecting a program, ensure that it meets the Department's requirements:

  • Cosmetologist: 1,500 hours
  • Barber: 1,500 hours
  • Esthetician: 750 hours
  • Nail technician: 600 hours

Once you have met these educational requirements, it's time to get your license. You can apply to take your written and skills exams. Once you pass these exams, you receive a license that is good for two years.

Getting Around and Networking in San Antonio

One of the biggest concerns that new students often have is getting around a big city like San Antonio. The cost of car ownership can be high—a great alternative is using public transit. In San Antonio, VIA Metropolitan Transit offers bus and streetcar service. You can even get a Semester Pass and travel as much as you want all semester long.

Joining a professional organization can have many benefits, both while you're a student and after you start your career. Look into joining a group like the Salon and Spa Association, an organization that can help you network with local beauty professionals and attend continuing education events.

Also consider these nearby beauty schools. View Arlington, TX, Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX.

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Cosmetology Schools in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX

Welcome to Southwest Schools where we set the standard for cosmetology training.
San Antonio (Ingram Park), TX

Milan Institute in San Antonio, Texas offers the training you need to reach your career goals as a cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician, and cosmetology instructor.
San Antonio, TX

San Antonio's only Pivot Point International - affiliated beauty institution, Quest College - Beauty, Health and Wellness Center, was established in 1962 and offers...
San Antonio, TX

Regency Beauty Institute is one of the fastest growing beauty schools in the country. Contact us today to visit one of our stunning campuses...
San Antonio, TX

Ogle School of Hair, Skin, and Nails has gained a reputation by preparing students for careers in the beauty industry..
San Antonio (Windcrest), TX

Milan Institute of Cosmetology in San Antonio, Texas offers the training you need to reach your career goals as a cosmetologist...
San Antonio, TX

Pursuing an education in cosmetology is the first step to discovering a career filled with endless opportunity. The Salon Professional Academy's goal is to maximize your artistic potential through programs that teach not only the latest techniques, but also proven business strategies.
San Antonio, TX

Welcome to Southwest Schools where we set the standard for cosmetology training.
San Antonio (South), TX

Milan Institute of Cosmetology in San Antonio, Texas offers the training you need to reach your career goals as a cosmetologist and cosmetology instructor.
San Antonio, TX

We have created an atmosphere of excellence where students will flourish under the guidance of superior instructors. Our faculty draws upon many years of professional experience...

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