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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Paul Mitchell The School

Program: Cosmetology

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Aveda Institute

Program: Cosmetology

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

Program: Cosmetology

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Advanced Barber College and Hair Design – Accredited

2818 South International
Weslaco, TX 78596

Chic Academy of Nails and Cosmetology

111 North 23rd Street
Mcallen, TX 78501

G.A. Nails Beauty Academy – Accredited

3301 North Ware Road
Mcallen, TX 78501

Instituto de Belleza y Arte – Accredited

112 South Broadway
McAllen, TX 78501

Mireya's Beauty Institute – Accredited

1208 North 7th Street
Harlingen, TX 78550

Mission Beauty Institute – Accredited

1123 East 9th Street
Mission, TX 78572

New Image Beauty and Barber School – Accredited

502 US-77 Frontage Road
Harlingen, TX 78550

RGV Cosmetology School – Accredited

935 South Travis Street Suite B
San Benito, TX 78586

Salon & Spa Institute – Accredited

2695 North Coria Street
Brownsville, TX 78520

Southern Texas Careers Academy – Accredited

601 East Nolana Suite C
Mcallen, TX 78504

UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences – Accredited

913 North 13Th Street
Harlingen, TX 78550

UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences – Accredited

724 East Expressway 83
La Joya, TX 78560

UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences – Accredited

8401 North 10Th Street
Mcallen, TX 78504

Vogue College of Cosmetology – Accredited

800 Fern Avenue
Mcallen, TX 78501
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