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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360 Degrees Beauty & Barber College

10638 FM 1960 Road West
Houston, TX 77070

89 Beauty School

18910 FM 529 Suite 8
Cypress, TX 77433

Advanced Beauty Academy

3910 Fairmont Parkway Suites I/J
Pasadena, TX 77504

Aldine High School – Accredited

11101 Airline Drive
Houston, TX 77037

Allstar Beauty College

10925 Beechnut Street Suite B207
Houston, TX 77072

American Beauty School

11511 Veterans Memorial Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77067

Angleton Independent School District – Accredited

1900 North Downing Road
Angleton, TX 77515

B1 Careers

10100 Hammerly Boulevard Suite 102
Houston, TX 77080

Barbara Jordan Career Center – Accredited

5800 Eastex Freeway
Houston, TX 77026

Behind The Chair Institute – Accredited

14099 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77077

Bessemer Beauty College

9935 Bessemer Street
Houston, TX 77034

BL Cosmetology School

12357 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77099

BN Career Institute – Accredited

18405 TX-249
Houston, TX 77070

Bridgeland High School – Accredited

10707 Mason Road
Cypress, TX 77433

C.A. Barber & Cosmetology School

403 East Davis Street
Conroe, TX 77301

C.E. King High School – Accredited

11433 East Sam Houston Parkway North
Houston, TX 77044

Caney Creek High School – Accredited

13470 FM 1485
Conroe, TX 77306

Career & Technical High School – Accredited

1348 Genoa-Red Bluff
Houston, TX 77034

Champion Beauty College – Accredited

3920 Cypress Creek Parkway
Houston, TX 77068

Chi Lonestar College – Accredited

910 East Richey Road
Houston, TX 77073

Clear View High School – Accredited

500 South Walnut Street
Webster, TX 77598

Cleveland High School – Accredited

1600 East Houston Street
Cleveland, TX 77327

Clio Professionals Beauty School

11618 Aldine Westfield Road
Houston, TX 77093

College of the Mainland

1200 Amburn Road
Texas City, TX 77591

Colour Beauty School

16233 Clay Road 318-A
Houston, TX 77084

Compassion Beauty School – Accredited

6672 South Texas 6
Houston, TX 77083

Conroe ISD Career-Tech – Accredited

3205 West Davis
Conroe, TX 77304

Conroe Voc High School – Accredited

3200 West Davis Street
Conroe, TX 77304

Couture Beauty Academy

6441 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057

Cut Artistry Institute

4505 Highway 6 North Suite 200 A
Houston, TX 77084

Cy-Fair High School – Accredited

22602 Northwest Freeway
Cypress, TX 77429

Cypress Creek High School – Accredited

9815 Grant Road
Houston, TX 77070

Cypress Falls High School – Accredited

9811 Huffmeister Road
Houston, TX 77095

Cypress Lakes High School – Accredited

5750 Greenhouse Road
Katy, TX 77449

Cypress Park High School – Accredited

7425 Westgreen Boulevard
Cypress, TX 77433

Cypress Ranch High School – Accredited

10700 Fry Road
Cypress, TX 77433

Cypress Ridge High School – Accredited

7900 North Eldridge Parkway
Houston, TX 77041

Cypress-Springs High School – Accredited

7909 Fry Road
Cypress, TX 77433

Cypress-Woods High School – Accredited

13550 Woods-Spillane Boulevard
Cypress, TX 77429

Davis High School – Accredited

12525 Ella Boulevard
Houston, TX 77067

Design Beauty College

1401 Spring Cypress Road Suite 102
Spring, TX 77373

Dickinson High School – Accredited

3800 Baker Drive
Dickinson, TX 77539

E.L. Robertson International Beauty and Business Institute

7211 Regency Square Boulevard
Houston, TX 77036

Eisenhower High School – Accredited

7922 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77088

Elite Beauty Academy - Houston

8018 Boone Road
Houston, TX 77072

Enstyle Beauty Academy

13614 Bellaire Boulevard D6
Houston, TX 77083

Franklin Institute - North Houston

4745 Highway 6 North
Houston, TX 77084

Franklin Institute - South Houston

13320 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77045

Franklin Institute - Texas City

8030 FM 1765 Suite A110
Texas City, TX 77591

Galena Park High School – Accredited

1000 Keene Street
Galena Park, TX 77547

Galveston College

4015 Avenue Q
Galveston, TX 77550

Gulf Coast Barber College - League City – Accredited

100 Perkins Avenue Suite G
League City, TX 77573

Gulf Coast Barber College - Texas City – Accredited

1536 Texas Avenue
Texas City, TX 77590

Heights Beauty College

2155 Red Bluff
Pasadena, TX 77506

Houston Community College - Eastside Campus

6815 Rustic Street
Houston, TX 77087

Houston Community College - Main Campus – Accredited

3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Houston Community College - Northline Campus

8001 Fulton Street
Houston, TX 77022

Houston Math Science Technology Center – Accredited

9400 Irvington Boulevard
Houston, TX 77076

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

Humble High School – Accredited

1700 Wilson Road
Humble, TX 77338

James Madison High School – Accredited

13719 White Heather Drive
Houston, TX 77045

James Reese Career And Technical School – Accredited

12300 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Jay's Technical Institute - Houston – Accredited

11910 Fondren Meadow
Houston, TX 77071

JB Hensler College & Career Academy – Accredited

7380 Lewis Lane
Manvel, TX 77578

Jersey Village High School – Accredited

7600 Solomon Street
Houston, TX 77040

Klein Cain High School – Accredited

10201 Spring Cypress Road
Klein, TX 77070

Klein Collins High School – Accredited

20811 Ella Boulevard
Spring, TX 77388

Klein Forest High School – Accredited

11400 Misty Valley Drive
Klein, TX 77066

Klein High School – Accredited

16715 Stuebner Airline
Klein, TX 77379

Klein Oak High School – Accredited

22603 Northcrest Drive
Klein, TX 77389

La Marque High School – Accredited

397 Duroux
La Marque, TX 77568

La Palm Beauty School

9910 Windmill Lakes Boulevard
Houston, TX 77075

Langham Creek High School – Accredited

17610 FM 529
Houston, TX 77095

Lashing Out Ink Academy-Houston – Accredited

6766 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77091

Latin America Beauty School

5839 Bissonnet Street
Bellaire, TX 77401

Le Chic Beauty Academy – Accredited

4500 Highway 6 North a
Houston, TX 77084

Lee College – Accredited

200 Lee Drive
Baytown, TX 77520

Legacy Beauty Academy

112 Commerce Street
Tomball, TX 77375

Lone Star College

20000 Kingwood Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339

Mac Arthur High School – Accredited

4400 Aldine Mail Route
Houston, TX 77039

Magnolia High School – Accredited

14350 FM 1488
Magnolia, TX 77354

Magnolia West High School – Accredited

42202 FM 1774
Magnolia, TX 77355

Mannequin Beauty School

26022 Budde Road
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Milby High School – Accredited

1601 Broadway Street
Houston, TX 77012

Miller Career & Technology Center – Accredited

1734 Katyland Drive
Katy, TX 77493

Natural Images Beauty College – Accredited

236 Old Angleton Road
Clute, TX 77531

New Caney High School – Accredited

21650 TX-494 Loop
New Caney, TX 77357

Nimitz High School – Accredited

2005 West W Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073

Northwest Educational Center - Copperfield Campus – Accredited

6521 Highway 6 North
Houston, TX 77084

Northwest Educational Center - Northwest Campus – Accredited

2910 Antoine Drive B-100
Houston, TX 77092

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics – Accredited

12974-A Willow Chase Drive
Houston, TX 77070

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics - Stafford – 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
Houston, TX 77043

Pearlands Innovative School of Beauty - Pasadena – Accredited

1100 Pasadena Boulevard Suite B-1
Pasadena, TX 77506

Pearlands Innovative School of Beauty - Pearland – Accredited

9330 Broadway Street 432
Pearland, TX 77584

Pearlands Innovative School of Beauty - Texas City – Accredited

8030 FM 1765 Suite A106
Texas City, TX 77591

Porter High School – Accredited

22625 Sandy Lane
Porter, TX 77365

Precious Beauty Academy

171 Pasadena Town Square 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 - Houston – Accredited

11310 Greens Crossing Boulevard Suite 300
Houston, TX 77067

Remington College - League City

2051 West Main Street
League City, TX 77573

Ridica Cosmetology & Barber School – Accredited

7820 FM 1960 Suite 201
Humble, TX 77346

Robert E Lee High School – Accredited

1809 Market Street
Baytown, TX 77520

Sadie Cook Academy Of Beauty & Business – Accredited

12515 Jones Road
Houston, TX 77070

San Jacinto Community College - North Campus

5800 Uvalde Road
Houston, TX 77049

San Jacinto Community College - South Campus – Accredited

13735 Beamer Road
Houston, TX 77089

Splendora High School – Accredited

23747 FM 2090
Splendora, TX 77372

T.C.P. Beauty and Barber College

6220 Westpark Drive Suite 310
Houston, TX 77057

Texas City High School – Accredited

1431 Ninth Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590

The Guthrie Center – Accredited

10660 Hammerly Boulevard
Houston, TX 77043

Unity Beauty College

12830 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77014

Victoria Cosmetology School

17395 Tomball Parkway Suite 3C
Houston, TX 77086

Vogue International Academy – Accredited

2703 Highway 6 135
Houston, TX 77082

Waller High School – Accredited

31213 Waller Spring Creek Road
Waller, TX 77484

Westfield High School – Accredited

16713 Ella Boulevard
Houston, TX 77090

Wow Lash & Brow Academy – Accredited

16741 Champions Forest Drive
Spring, TX 77379
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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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