Continuing Education

No matter what type of cosmetology career you have, continuing education is a major part of your ongoing success! Clients don't want to go to a beauty professional whose skills and styles are years old; they want to see cosmetologists that are skilled in and passionate about new techniques in the cosmetology industry.

After you get your initial license in cosmetology, esthetics, or nail care, continuing education can help you maintain an in-demand set of skills. If you want to increase your earning potential and build on your current skillset, contact the beauty schools in Texas that offer programs in your area. Simply use our directory to get started!

Where to Find Continuing Education
Business Classes

Some people choose to take continuing education classes in business. This can be helpful if you want to open your own salon, take over ownership of an existing salon, or move up to the position of manager. Commonly accepted business courses include Marketing for Spas and Salons, Staff Management in a Salon Setting, and Bookkeeping for Small Businesses.

Education Details

Few industries go through as many changes and new types of technology as cosmetology! If you want to appeal to clients that want to take advantage of modern styles and techniques, there may be options in continuing education in Texas for you. For example, you might learn about trends in hair coloring, hair cutting with razors, or changing trends in nail art. As a cosmetology professional, it's likely that most of your work is focused in one area or procedure. If this is the case, you may want to take continuing education classes in other subjects. This can keep your skills fresh and relevant, even if they don't get used often.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation requires cosmetologists and other licensed professionals to complete at least four hours of continuing education during each two-year licensing period. One hour must be in sanitation training. The other three hours can be in any approved subject.


Cosmetologists and other beauty professionals in Texas can earn an impressive range of salaries! O*Net lists salaries ranging from $16,600 to $43,700 per year. They indicate that the average salary for a cosmetologist is $22,100 per year, which is close to the national average (O*Net, 2013). Part of your income may come from tips, so your salary may vary from week to week. The job outlook is very positive for Texas cosmetologists. Estimates provided by O*Net show an expected 21% increase in cosmetology job openings between 2010 and 2020. This growth rate is 8% higher than the national average, and it represents an expected 1,800 new jobs per year (O*Net, 2010). Getting continuing education hours and having a well-rounded set of skills may enhance your personal job outlook.

After Continuing Education

When you think about how much the cosmetology field changes from year to year, it's no surprise that continuing your education can really enhance your career. Not only can you expand your client base, you can impress your existing clients with your new skills. Working in a salon or spa may involve working with lots of different people, from children getting their first haircut to seniors who know exactly what styles they like. No matter who you see from day to day, your job is to make them happy and give everyone the same high level of service! As you develop your skills, you can get a reputation for your abilities and services. Vogue interviewed Ryann Bosetti, a hair stylist that's rumored to give some of the best haircuts in the world. Established in the middle of Texas, Bosetti has had a huge impact on the cosmetology industry. When she travels between Texas and California, people make appointments months in advance to get a haircut from her. Her secret is looking at the person sitting in her salon chair and styling a cut that is perfectly suited to them. With education and experience, maybe your appointment book can fill up just as quickly as Bosetti's!

State board Contact Information

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations
920 Colorado
Austin, TX 78701
PO Box 12057
Austin, TX 78711
Phone Number: 512-463-6599
Fax Number: 512-463-9468
E-mail Address:

Find the Beauty Schools in Texas that interest you below,

Exposito School of Hair Design

3710 Mockingbird Lane,
Amarillo, TX 79109

Program: Cosmetology

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

2400 SE 27th Avenue,
Amarillo, TX 79103

Program: Cosmetology

Academy of Hair Design

2015 East Riverside Bldg 6,
Austin, TX 78741

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute Austin

6001 Middle Fiskville Road,
Austin, TX 78752

Program: Cosmetology

Vista College - Beaumont

3871 Stagg Dr. ,Suite 194
Beaumont, TX 77701

Program: Cosmetology

DuVall's School of Cosmetology

201 Harwood Road Suite 218,
Bedford, TX 76021

Program: Cosmetology

Southern Careers Institute, Inc.

935 North Expressway,Southwind Shopping Center
Brownsville, TX 78520

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute - Corpus Christi

1110 Ayers St. ,
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Program: Cosmetology

Southern Careers Institute, Inc. - Corpus Christi

2422 Airline Road,
Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute Dallas

8188 Park Lane, Suite C-150,
Dallas, TX 75231

Program: Cosmetology

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

1580 George Dieter Drive,
El Paso, TX 79936

Program: Cosmetology

Central Texas Beauty College

1400 North Mays Street,
Round Rock, TX 78664

Program: Cosmetology

Southern Careers Institute, Inc. - San Antonio

238 Southwest Military Dr,Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78221

Program: Cosmetology

Milan Institute

Ingram Park,6151 NW Loop 410, Suite 201
San Antonio (Ingram Park), TX 78238

Program: Cosmetology

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

605 SW Military Drive,
San Antonio (South), TX 78221

Program: Cosmetology

Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology

907 Highway 80,
San Marcos, TX 78666

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute Houston

19241 David Memorial Dr,Suite 100
Shenandoah, TX 77385

Program: Cosmetology

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