Cosmetology Schools Near Harligen / Weslaco / Brownsville/ McAllen, TX
If you are thinking about becoming a cosmetologist in Texas, consider Harlingen, Weslaco, Brownsville, and McAllen. According to BestPlaces, all these towns enjoy a lower than average cost of living, and both Brownsville and McAllen were named in the top 10 places to live in the state by U.S. News and World Report. Houston—about five hours away—hosts a yearly beauty expo, and Greyhound buses are available from all towns except Weslaco—which is very close to both Harlingen and McAllen—to take to Houston if you don't want to make the drive yourself.
As of 2019, cosmetologists in McAllen earned a mean salary of $24,860 per year ($11.95 per hour); Weslaco is in the same county as McAllen, so it's likely the salaries are similar. Those in Brownsville-Harlingen made $21,880 ($10.52) that same year. Texas expects cosmetology jobs to grow by 19% between 2016 and 2026, more than double the national average.
Texas requires cosmetologists to complete 1,500 hours of training and pass two exams to earn licensure. The schools below can all help you on your way.
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935 North Expressway
Brownsville, TX 78520
800 Fern Avenue
McAllen, TX 78501
UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences – Accredited
Harlingen, TX 78550
You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.
Find Other Cosmetology Schools in Texas
Check out the Cosmetology schools these cities in Texas have to offer.
- Abilene / Sweetwater
- Beaumont / Port Arthur
- Corpus Christi
- El Paso / Las Cruces
- Harlingen / Weslaco / Brownsville / McAllen
- Odessa / Midland
- San Angelo
- San Antonio
- Tyler / Longview / Lufkin / Nacogdoches
- Waco / Temple / Bryan
- Wichita Falls / Lawton, OK