Cosmetology Schools and Careers in Houston

If becoming a cosmetologist in Texas is your goal, Houston may be your ideal place.

The U.S. News and World Report ranked Houston as the 17th most desirable city in the country and the 3rd best place to live in the state thanks to its hot job market, many things to do, and low cost of living. Even better, the Houston area has the 8th highest employment level for cosmetologists and hair professionals in the United States—and job availability is growing.

If working as a cosmetologist in Houston sounds like a great opportunity, check out our list of cosmetology schools in the city below. Each Houston institution should help you earn Texas' required 1,000 hours of training and prepare you for your licensure exams.

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249 Beauty College

13612 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77086

360 Degrees Beauty & Barber College – Accredited

10638 Fm 1960 Road West
Houston, TX 77070

89 Beauty School – Accredited

18910 Fm 529 Suite 8
Cypress, TX 77433

Advanced Beauty Academy

3910 Fairmont Parkway Suite I/J
Pasadena, TX 77504

Allstar Beauty College – Accredited

10925 Beechnut Street Suite B207
Houston, TX 77072

American Beauty School

11511 Veterans Memorial Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77067

B1 Careers

10100 Hammerly Suite 102
Houston, TX 77080

Bessemer Beauty College – Accredited

9935 Bessemer Street
Houston, TX 77034

BL Cosmetology School – Accredited

12357 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77099

C.A. Barber & Cosmetology School

403 East David Street
Conroe, TX 77301

Champion Beauty College – Accredited

3920 Fm 1960 West #210
Houston, TX 77068

Clio Professionals Beauty School

11618 Aldine Westfield Road
Houston, TX 77093

College of the Mainland – Accredited

1200 Amburn Road
Texas City, TX 77591

Colour Beauty School – Accredited

16233 Clay Road #318-A
Houston, TX 77084

Couture Beauty Academy

6441 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057

Cut Artistry Institute

4505 Highway 6 North Suite 200 A
Houston, TX 77084

Design Beauty College – Accredited

1401 Spring Cypress Road Suite 102
Spring, TX 77373

E.L. Robertson International Beauty and Business Institute

7211 Regency Square Boulevard
Houston, TX 77036

Elite Beauty Academy – Accredited

8018 Boone Road
Houston, TX 77072

Enstyle Beauty Academy

13614 Bellaire Boulevard #D6
Houston, TX 77083

Evvaylois Academy School of Beauty

2244 South Market Street
Brenham, TX 77833

Franklin Beauty Institute – Accredited

13318 Almeda
Houston, TX 77045

Franklin Institute – Accredited

4745 Highway 6 North
Houston, TX 77084

Galveston College – Accredited

4015 Avenue Q
Galveston, TX 77550

Health and Beauty Institute

2626 South Loop West Freeway Suite 200
Houston, TX 77054

Heights Beauty College

2155 Red Bluff
Pasadena, TX 77506

Houston Community College – Accredited

8001 Fulton Street
Houston, TX 77022

Houston Community College

3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Houston Community College – Accredited

6815 Rustic Street
Houston, TX 77087

Houston Training School - Gesner Campus – Accredited

3722 South Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77063

Houston Training School - Main Campus – Accredited

10314 East Freeway
Houston, TX 77026

Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Massage – Accredited

7011 Harwin Drive Suite 100
Houston, TX 77036

Jay's Technical Institute – Accredited

11910 Fondren Meadow
Houston, TX 77071

La Palm Beauty School

9910 Windmill Lakes Boulevard
Houston, TX 77075

Latin America Beauty School – Accredited

5839 Bissonnet Street
Bellaire, TX 77401

Le Chic Beauty Academy

4500 Highway 6 Suites A & B
Houston, TX 77084

Lee College – Accredited

200 Lee Drive
Baytown, TX 77520

Legacy Beauty Academy

112 Commerce Street
Tomball, TX 77375

Lone Star College – Accredited

20000 Kingwood Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339

Mannequin Beauty School

26022 Budde Road
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design – Accredited

1315 Highway 105
Brenham, TX 77833

Mystros Barber Academy – Accredited

1434 Cypress Creek Parkway
Houston, TX 77090

Natural Images Beauty College – Accredited

236 Old Angleton Road
Clute, TX 77531

Northwest Educational Center – Accredited

6521 Highway 6 North
Houston, TX 77084

Northwest Educational Center – Accredited

2910 Antoine B-100
Houston, TX 77092

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics

12974-A Willow Chase Drive
Houston, TX 77070

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics – Accredited

12788 Fountain Lake Circle
Stafford, TX 77477

Paul Mitchell The School Clear Lake – Accredited

20807 Gulf Freeway
Webster, TX 77598

Paul Mitchell The School Houston – Accredited

10516 Katy Freeway Suite A Suite A
Houston, TX 77043

Pearlands Innovative School of Beauty – Accredited

1100 Pasadena Boulevard Suite B-1
Pasadena, TX 77506

Pearlands Innovative School of Beauty – Accredited

9330 Broadway Street #432
Pearland, TX 77584

Pearlands Innovative School of Beauty

8030 Fm 1765 Suite A - 106
Texas City, TX 77591

Precious Beauty Academy

171 Pasadena Town Squar Mall Suite 123
Pasadena, TX 77506

Progress Beauty College

6218 Wilcrest Drive
Houston, TX 77072

R & E Cosmetology School

808 Park Street
Baytown, TX 77520

Remington College – Accredited

11310 Greens Crossing Boulevard Suite 300
Houston, TX 77067

Remington College – Accredited

20985 Interstate 45 South
Webster, TX 77598

San Jacinto Community College – Accredited

5800 Uvalde Road
Houston, TX 77049

San Jacinto Community College – Accredited

13735 Beamer Road
Houston, TX 77089

Sebring Career Schools – Accredited

6672 Highway 6 South
Houston, TX 77083

T.C.P. Beauty and Barber College

6220 Westpark Drive Suite 310
Houston, TX 77057

The Facial Room Society

26219 Oak Ridge Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Unity Beauty College

8244 Antoine Drive Suite S
Houston, TX 77088

Victoria Cosmetology School

9815 Bammel North Houston Rdste D Suite S
Houston, TX 77086

Vogue International Academy – Accredited

2703 Highway 6
Houston, TX 77082

Wharton County Junior College – Accredited

911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
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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.

Cosmetology Salary and Job Growth in Houston

Cosmetologists in Houston earn about the same amount as those statewide, and the number of new jobs in Texas is exploding.

Houston cosmetologists earned $28,720 annually ($13.81 per hour) as of 2022. This is very close to the Texas state average pay of $30,660, and the city's cosmetologist salaries range from $17,950 to $47,380 per year.

Texas cosmetology jobs are expected to grow by 25% between 2020 and 2030, while the country only expects 11% growth.

Featured Cosmetology Employers in Houston

Houston is full of exciting places to work. Here's a taste of the types of workplaces that may be available to you.

Therapy Hair Studio

2727 Saint Street
Houston, TX 77027

Consistently rated as one of the top salons in Houston, Therapy Hair Studio combines high-end work and a relaxed environment. You can sip a cappuccino or wine while they work on your style. Their testimonials mention how great they are with children, special events hairstyles, and even 'dos from different periods!

Quest Braiding & Natural Hair Salon

6601 Hillcroft Avenue, Suite 212
Houston, TX 77081

Quest Braiding & Natural Hair Salon has over 30 years of experience in natural hair. They offer everything from natural hair services to braids and weaves. You can view their spectacular work on Instagram, where they also offer tips and tricks to maintain hair between appointments. Check out Quest if you want to work with and educate clients on natural hair, braids, and treatments.

Fringe Salon and Color Bar

2400 West Alabama Street
Houston, TX 77098

The cosmetologists at Fringe Salon and Color Bar help clients build care plans for their specific needs, starting with a consultation. Based on that discussion, they then create a cut, color, and style, ending the appointment with a fully realized plan for their clients to follow after they leave. They even offer hair extensions and makeup.

Note: Being on this list doesn't guarantee these locations have active job openings.

Cosmetology Supply Stores in Houston

You can't work in cosmetology without the right supplies. Houston is beyond full of places for beauty pros to shop! Here are three of those options.

Metro Beauty Supply

7034 Empire Central Drive
Houston, TX 77040

Metro Beauty Supply only sells to people with cosmetology licenses, so you need an account to access the store online. Although they don't sell salon furniture, they offer exclusive beauty lines. You can find everything from eco-friendly options to CBD-infused treatments.

Beauty Kit Solutions

5700 Braxton Drive #190
Houston, TX 77036

Beauty Kit Solutions is a one-stop shop for Houston cosmetologists. This wholesale retailer has it all! They offer student and state board kits, plus all the products, supplies, containers, and furniture you may need after graduation. Unlike some similar stores, you can walk in—with others, you may need to call ahead or shop online.

Armstrong McCall

Several Locations

With several locations in the Houston area and headquarters in Austin, Armstrong McCall is a supply shop exclusively for cosmetology students and professionals. It sells salon furniture and beauty products directly or with the help of a consultant who works with you to determine your business or educational needs.

Houston Cosmetology Resources

Houston also has various resources for beauty professionals, from magazines to beauty shows.

Houston Image Expo
Each year, the Image Expo hosts an event in Houston. A recognized provider of continuing education by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation Continuing Education, it has standard expo features like stalls to visit and mainstage information sessions. This expo also has unique options like classes and competitions.

Modern Luxury Houston
Modern Luxury Houston is a magazine focusing on the finer things in Houston. Its massive Style & Beauty section shares local and national details about what's hot in fashion and beauty.

American Association of Cosmetology Schools
AACS is one of the most important beauty schools and career organizations nationwide. It provides information and advocacy for people in the industry, from students to workers and educators. The 2024 exposition will be in Houston.


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