Esthetician Schools in Texas

Texas could be the perfect place to start a career as an esthetician. The state was named the sixth-worst state for oily skin and the ninth most beauty-obsessed state—meaning its residents may really want your help.

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6001 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752

(512) 320-8080
Cosmetology, Esthetics

1110 Ayers Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

(361) 992-5000
Cosmetology, Esthetics

8188 Park Lane North Suite 150 Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75231

(214) 363-1291
Cosmetology, Esthetics

19241 David Memorial Drive
Shenandoah, TX 77385

(936) 271-7700
Cosmetology, Esthetics

21003 Encino Commons
San Antonio, TX 78259

(210) 222-0023
Cosmetology, Esthetics

8620 Burnet Road Suite 300
Austin, TX 78757

(512) 968-2835
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry

500 East Ben White Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704

(512) 968-2835
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology
Collectiv Academy – Accredited

6757 Arapaho Road Suite 777
Dallas, TX 75248

(469) 522-3226
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering

808 West I-20 Suite 100
Arlington, TX 76017

(682) 999-3150
Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Massage Therapy

11909 Preston Road Suite 1444
Dallas, TX 75230

Cosmetology, Esthetics

2540 Marsh Lane Suite 120
Carrollton, TX 75006


201 Harwood Road 218
Bedford, TX 76021

Cosmetology, Esthetics

7001 I-40 West
Amarillo, TX 79106

(806) 349-4101
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

6804 Ingram Road
San Antonio, TX 78238

(210) 244-4604
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

1580 George Dieter Drive Suite 207
El Paso, TX 79936

(915) 213-0470
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

605 Southwest Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78238

(210) 922-5900
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

907 Highway 80
San Marcos, TX 78666

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

1836 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX 78201

(866) 227-3779
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

6012 Ingram Road
San Antonio, TX 78238

(866) 227-3779
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

1712 34th Street
Lubbock, TX 79411

(866) 227-3779
Cosmetology, Esthetics

800 Fern Avenue
McAllen, TX 78501

(866) 227- 3779
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

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360 Degrees Beauty & Barber College

10638 FM 1960 Road West
Houston, TX 77070

3D Lash & Brow Salon & Academy - Dallas

4230 LBJ Freeway Suite 122
Dallas, TX 75244

3D Lash & Brow Salon & Academy - Forney – Accredited

205 East US Highway 80, 175
Forney, TX 75126

89 Beauty School

18910 FM 529 Suite 8
Cypress, TX 77433

A Plus Beauty Academy

3465 West Walnut Street
Garland, TX 75042

ABC Beauty Academy – Accredited

2109 Buckingham Road
Richardson, TX 75081

Academy Of Aesthetics And Laser – Accredited

308 FM 1830 Building 3 Unit B
Argyle, TX 76226

Academy Of Cosmetology - Lubbock

6520 University Avenue Suite 7
Lubbock, TX 79413

Academy of Hair Design - Jasper – Accredited

348 Springhill Street
Jasper, TX 75951

Academy of Hair Design - Lufkin – Accredited

512 South Chestnut
Lufkin, TX 75901

Ace Academy

1140 Empire Central Place Suite 105 B
Dallas, TX 75247

Advanced Beauty Academy

3910 Fairmont Parkway Suites I/J
Pasadena, TX 77504

All About Beauty Academy – Accredited

2929 Custer Road Suite 310
Plano, TX 75075

Allgood Beauty Institute – Accredited

8200 Stonebrook Parkway Suite 202
Frisco, TX 75034

Allstar Beauty College

10925 Beechnut Street Suite B207
Houston, TX 77072

Ama Beauty School

1214 North 10th Street
McAllen, TX 78501

Amenti Beauty Academy

3119 East University Boulevard Suite A
Odessa, TX 79762

American Beauty College

1006 East Yager Lane 110
Austin, TX 78753

American Laser & Beauty Institute

1111 Babcock Road
San Antonio, TX 78201

Ann Gee's Barber Academy

4310 West Illinois 220
Midland, TX 79703

Ann Webb Skin Institute – Accredited

11701 Jollyville Road
Austin, TX 78759

B1 Careers

10100 Hammerly Boulevard Suite 102
Houston, TX 77080

Baldwin Beauty School - North Austin Campus – Accredited

8440 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78757

Baldwin Beauty School - South Austin Campus – Accredited

3005 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704

Bale Beauty Academy

100 West Pioneer Parkway Suite 105
Arlington, TX 76010

Barcelona Beauty Academy And Salon

483 West Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054

Bbolm College Of Cosmetology

2300 Schwertner Drive
Killeen, TX 76543

Beauty Arts Cosmetology Institute

104 South Main Street
Donna, TX 78537

Beauty Kulture Academy

1229 East Pleasant Run Road Suite 212
DeSoto, TX 75115

Beauty Models School

919 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013

Bella Beauty College - Austin North

4631 Airport Boulevard 101
Austin, TX 78751

Bella Beauty College - Austin South

623 West Ben White Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704

Bella Beauty College - Corpus Christi

5817 Weber Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78413

Bella Beauty College - San Antonio

720 Southwest Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78221

Bella Beauty College - Waco

3110 Franklin Avenue
Waco, TX 76710

Bella Cosmetology and Barber College – Accredited

5015 A Wesley Street
Greenville, TX 75402

Bellagio Beauty School

1288 West Main Street Suite 216
Lewisville, TX 75067

Bellezza Cantu Skincare Institute – Accredited

107 West Main Street
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

BGM Science of Beauty And Business – Accredited

810 West State Street
Garland, TX 75040

BGM Science of Esthetics And Eyelashes – Accredited

605 West State Street
Garland, TX 75040

Bloom Beauty Academy – Accredited

520 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086

Boss Lady Beauty Academy - San Antonio

4402 Vance Jackson Suite 248
San Antonio, TX 78230

Boss Lady Beauty Academy - Waco

600 Franklin Avenue Unit 3
Waco, TX 76701

Caviar Academy of Cosmetology

6913 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79413

Champion Beauty College – Accredited

3920 Cypress Creek Parkway
Houston, TX 77068

Champions Barber and Beauty Academy

3336 Garden Drive
Waco, TX 76706

Chic Academy of Nails and Cosmetology – Accredited

111 North 23rd Street Suite 120 - 130
McAllen, TX 78501

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

Cosmetology Academy of Texarkana – Accredited

4115 North Kings Highway Suite 110
Texarkana, TX 75503

Couture Beauty Academy

6441 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057

Cureosity Academy Of Art – Accredited

501 Green Street
Longview, TX 75601

Cut Artistry Institute

4505 Highway 6 North Suite 200 A
Houston, TX 77084

Dallas Beauty Academy – Accredited

3905 West Walnut Street
Garland, TX 75042

Dallas Lash Academy – Accredited

3259 West Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas, TX 75237

Danny's Beauty School – Accredited

4000 East Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76103

Darly New Face Academy

2639 Walnut Hill Lane 107
Dallas, TX 75229

Dermology College Of Aesthetics & Wellness – Accredited

14511 Falling Creek Drive Suite 405
Houston, TX 77014

Design Beauty College

1401 Spring Cypress Road Suite 102
Spring, TX 77373

Devida Lash Academy – Accredited

5011 North McColl Road
Mcallen, TX 78504

Dfw Skin Institute

4230 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244

East Texas Cosmetology College – Accredited

3302 College Drive
Lufkin, TX 75904

East Texas Lash Institute – Accredited

212 Old Grande Boulevard Suite C-118
Tyler, TX 75703

Elegance Barber & Styling Academy

9490 Webb Chapel Road
Dallas, TX 75220

Evolution of Her Beauty

101 East Randol Mill Suite 201
Arlington, TX 76011

Expert Barber Beauty Academy

1000 West Rosemeade Parkway Suite 110
Carrollton, TX 75007

Express Lash & Makeup Academy

304 Coit Road Suite 500
Plano, TX 75075

Face It Lash & Beauty Bar – Accredited

8321 Broadway Suite 120
Pearland, TX 77581

Finetta Barber And Beauty Academy

1808 G Brothers Boulevard
College Station, TX 77845

Finetta Beauty And Barber Academy – Accredited

120 West 3rd
Hearne, TX 77859

Flavous Beauty Academy – Accredited

1203 North Kentucky Street Suite C
Mckinney, TX 75069

Fort Worth Beauty School - Fort Worth

4601 Boat Club Road
Fort Worth, TX 76135

Fort Worth Beauty School - Granbury – Accredited

2901 Glen Rose Highway Suite 102
Granbury, TX 76048

G.A. Nails Beauty Academy – Accredited

3301 North Ware Road
McAllen, TX 78501

Garland Beauty College

3112 North Jupiter Road Suite 115
Garland, TX 75044

GlamSpaLife MedSpa & Academy – Accredited

3141 Interstate 30 B
Mesquite, TX 75150

Glance Lash Academy – Accredited

1541 North Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76164

Hands On Therapy – Accredited

1804 North Galloway Avenue
Mesquite, TX 75149

Haut Institute of Esthetics – Accredited

204 North Penelope Street Suite F1
Belton, TX 76513

Hill College - Cleburne

2112 Mayfield Parkway
Cleburne, TX 76033

Hill College - Hillsboro

112 Lamar
Hillsboro, TX 76645

Houston Brows & Beauty School – Accredited

14347 Torrey Chase Boulevard D
Houston, TX 77014

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

I Heart Lash Academy

14460 Hillcroft Street
Houston, TX 77085

I Lash By Lauren – Accredited

518 East Front Street
Tyler, TX 75702

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Denton – Accredited

2215 South Loop 288
Denton, TX 76021

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - El Paso – Accredited

750 Sunland Park Drive
El Paso, TX 79912

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Hurst – Accredited

1101 Melbourne Road Suite B-5A
Hurst, TX 76053

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Irving

2426 Irving Mall B-5C
Irving, TX 75062

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Mesquite – Accredited

1900 Oates Drive 175
Mesquite, TX 75150

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Plano – Accredited

3033 West Parker Road 205
Plano, TX 75023

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Wichita Falls – Accredited

3111 Midwestern Parkway Suite 110
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Ibeauty Academy – Accredited

317 North High Street
Longview, TX 75601

Inspired By Beauty

1504 Cessna Drive
El Paso, TX 79925

Institute of Beauty

7600 Baker Boulevard
North Richland Hills, TX 76118

Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Massage

7011 Harwin Drive Suite 100
Houston, TX 77036

Instituto de Belleza y Arte

505 South 12th Street
McAllen, TX 78501

International Beauty College #3

1225 Belt Line Road Suite 7
Garland, TX 75040

International Institute of Aesthetic Arts and Beauty

1022 South Greenville Avenue Suite 300
Allen, TX 75002

JL Royce School Of Esthetics – Accredited

2101 West Wadley Avenue Suite 26
Midland, TX 79705

Katy Esthetician Academy – Accredited

1809 North Mason Road
Katy, TX 77449

Km Beauty Institute

2045 Forest Lane Suite 170
Garland, TX 75042

La Palm Beauty School

9910 Windmill Lakes Boulevard
Houston, TX 77075

Lamar State College

1500 Proctor Street
Port Arthur, TX 77640

Laredo CHI Academy Beauty School – Accredited

1710 Peaceful Meadows Court
Laredo, TX 78041

Lash Artistry HQ – Accredited

2000 Lomaland Drive Suite 102
El Paso, TX 79935

Lash Boss University – Accredited

3801 North Capital of Texas Highway Suite E-120
Austin, TX 78746

Lash Habit Academy – Accredited

16601 Blanco Road Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78232

Lashin Out With Extensions Academy – Accredited

4514 Rowlett Road Suite 101
Rowlett, TX 75088

Lashing Out Ink Academy – Accredited

544 West Veterans Memorial Boulevard Suite 210
Harker Heights, TX 76548

Lashing Out Ink Academy-Houston – Accredited

6766 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77091

Lashing Out Sa Academy – Accredited

6111 Tezel Road Suite 102
San Antonio, TX 78250

Le Chic Beauty Academy – Accredited

4500 Highway 6 North a
Houston, TX 77084

Learn Lash Repeat Training Academy – Accredited

5546 South Hampton Road
Dallas, TX 75232

Legacy Beauty Academy

112 Commerce Street
Tomball, TX 77375

M&J Academy

10705 Plano Road Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75238

MCA Skin Care Academy – Accredited

1100 South Fillmore Street Suite 105
Amarillo, TX 79101

McLennan Community College

1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708

Melluzi Academy – Accredited

4534 West Gate Boulevard Suite 112
Austin, TX 78745

Meraki Institute Of Beauty And Wellness

1200 West Polk Avenue Suite L-N
Pharr, TX 78577

Mission Beauty Institute – Accredited

1123 East 9th Street
Mission, TX 78572

Ml Beauty Academy

3730 North Josey Lane Suite 109
Carrollton, TX 75007

Modern Beauty Academy

3030 North Josey Lane 128
Carrollton, TX 75007

Mogo Salon Academy

19380 Texas Highway 105
Montgomery, TX 77356

Natural Images Beauty College – Accredited

236 Old Angleton Road
Clute, TX 77531

Nuvani Institute - Austin – Accredited

801 East William Cannon Drive Suite 115
Austin, TX 78745

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics – Accredited

12974-A Willow Chase Drive
Houston, TX 77070

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics - Arlington – Accredited

2200 West Park Row Drive
Arlington, TX 76013

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics - Central Dallas – Accredited

6333 East Mockingbird Lane Suite 201
Dallas, TX 75214

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics - Denton – Accredited

2324 San Jacinto Boulevard Suite 207
Denton, TX 76205

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics - Fort Worth – Accredited

6125 Southwest Loop 820 Suite 128
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics - Hurst – Accredited

720-B Arcadia Street
Hurst, TX 76053

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics - North Dallas – Accredited

17174 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75248

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics - San Antonio – Accredited

742 North Loop 410 Suite 226
San Antonio, TX 78216

Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics - Stafford – Accredited

12788 Fountain Lake Circle
Stafford, TX 77477

Pathway Vocational Academy

141 North LHS Drive Suite 213
Lumberton, TX 77657

Pathway Vocational Academy - Beaumont – Accredited

3141 College Street A10
Beaumont, TX 77701

Paul Mitchell The School Austin – Accredited

9503 Research Boulevard Building 3 Suite 310
Austin, TX 78759

Paul Mitchell The School Dallas – Accredited

2389 Midway Road Suite A
Carrollton, TX 75006

Paul Mitchell The School San Antonio – Accredited

18402 U.S. Highway 281 Suite 124
San Antonio, TX 78259

Phoenix Bodi And Beauty Institute – Accredited

1290 South Willis Street
Abilene, TX 79605

PR Beauty College

580 West Arapaho 298
Richardson, TX 75080

Professional Skin Care Academy

401 West 5th Street A
Waxahachie, TX 75165

R & E Cosmetology School

808 Park Street
Baytown, TX 77520

R&C Beauty College – Accredited

15635 Vision Drive 101
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Radiant Academy

4200 South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76115

Ridica Cosmetology & Barber School – Accredited

7820 FM 1960 Suite 201
Humble, TX 77346

RIVA Institute of Cosmetology

110 East Agostadero Street
Weslaco, TX 78596

Salon & Spa Institute – Accredited

2695 North Coria Street
Brownsville, TX 78520

Salon Boutique Academy – Accredited

4135 Belt Line Road Suite 102
Addison, TX 75001

San Jacinto Community College - North Campus

5800 Uvalde Road
Houston, TX 77049

Sinclair's Career Cosmetology School

2200 FM 157 North Suite 222
Mansfield, TX 76063

Southeast Texas Career Institute – Accredited

975 Highway 327 East
Silsbee, TX 77656

Southern Texas Careers Academy – Accredited

1506 East Griffin Parkway Suite E
Mission, TX 78572

Star Skin Institute – Accredited

4230 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway #117
Dallas, TX 75244

State Barber School

1030 West Arkansas Lane Suite 306
Arlington, TX 76013

Texas Beauty College – Accredited

4123 Denton Highway
Haltom City, TX 76177

Texas College of Cosmetology - Abilene – Accredited

117 Sayles Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79605

Texas College of Cosmetology - Lubbock – Accredited

3602 Slide Road Suite B-18
Lubbock, TX 79414

Texas College of Cosmetology - San Angelo – Accredited

3504 Knickerbocker Road
San Angelo, TX 76904

The Beauty Point Academy

4404 Callaghan Road
San Antonio, TX 78228

The Facial Room Society

26219 Oak Ridge Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Lash Room Academy – Accredited

209 East Main Street
Alice, TX 78332

The LBL Beauty Academy – Accredited

1300 West Walnut Hill Suite 250
Irving, TX 75038

The Professional Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

1407 Calle del Norte Suite 116
Laredo, TX 78041

The Salon Professional Academy - Lewisville – Accredited

2440 South Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067

The Salon Professional Academy - San Antonio – Accredited

16640 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78232

The Salon Professional Academy - Whitehouse – Accredited

601 State Highway 110 North Suites P and Q
Whitehouse, TX 75791

The Shimaa Academy

733 North Fielder Road Suite B
Arlington, TX 76012

The Strand Institute of Beauty & Esthetics – Accredited

1018 U.S. Highway 181
Portland, TX 78374

The Studio College Of Beauty

1001 South 10th Street Suite O
McAllen, TX 78501

The Texas Lash Institute – Accredited

3608 East 29th Street Suite 212
Bryan, TX 77802

Top Secret Beauty Spa & Academy – Accredited

3845 Cypress Creek Parkway Suite 266b
Houston, TX 77068

Total Beauty Career Training Institution

1127 Oakland Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76103

Trale Beauty Academy – Accredited

2301 West Parker Road Suite 3
Plano, TX 75023

Trendsetters Barber & Beauty College – Accredited

9120 Perrin Beitel road
San Antonio, TX 78217

Tri-State Cosmetology Institute – Accredited

1120 Vista de Oro Drive
El Paso, TX 79935

Trinity Valley Community College - Athens

100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751

Trinity Valley Community College - Palestine

2970 North State Highway 19
Palestine, TX 75803

Trinity Valley Community College - Terrell

1200 East I-20
Terrell, TX 75160

Trucco Beauty Institute – Accredited

11385 James Watt Drive Suite B 44053
El Paso, TX 79936

UCAS Univ Of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences – Accredited

1601 East Price Road Suite E
Brownsville, TX 78521

UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences - Fredericksburg Road – Accredited

4522 Fredericksburg Road A-85
San Antonio, TX 78201

UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences - Harlingen – Accredited

801 North 13th Street Suite 2
Harlingen, TX 78550

UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences - La Joya – Accredited

724 East Expressway 83
La Joya, TX 78560

UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences - McAllen – Accredited

8401 North 10th Street
McAllen, TX 78504

UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences - Military Drive – Accredited

910 Southeast Military Drive Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78214

United Beauty College

1940 Walnut Plaza
Carrollton, TX 75006

Velvet Artistry Lash & Brow Studios – Accredited

3415 South Cooper Street 103
Arlington, TX 76015

War Esthetics Institute – Accredited

109 Crane Avenue Suite 104
San Antonio, TX 78214

White Elm Wellness Institute – Accredited

7610 Eastmark Suite 101
College Station, TX 77840

William Edge Institute – Accredited

651 North Business IH35 Suite 330
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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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.

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How to Become a Esthetician in Texas

Texas Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 750 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 year.
  • 4 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for estheticians in Texas is $25,220 ($12.13/hour). This is higher than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 20% job increase between 2016–2026 for estheticians. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.

Anyone who wants to work as an esthetician in the state of Texas must first meet a list of requirements. Specifically, you should:

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (or take an "ability-to-benefit" test administered by a certified testing agency at a local community college)
  • Enroll and complete 750 hours of instruction at a Texas-licensed beauty school, or meet the relevant reciprocity mandates if coming from another state
  • Pass both written and practical licensing exams
  • Apply for your esthetician's license and pay a non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Undergo a criminal history background check (licenses may be denied to those with certain criminal convictions)

Texas Esthetician Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetician in Texas

On average, estheticians in Texas earn $25,220 per year ($12.13/hour). The number of esthetician jobs in the state is predicted to grow by 20% between 2016-2026.

The highest-paying metro areas for estheticians in Texas are:

  • Victoria: $37,890
  • Killeen-Temple: $35,710
  • El Paso: $33,560
  • Austin-Round Rock: $30,910
  • San Antonio-New Braunfels: $30,320

What to Expect From a Esthetician Program in Texas

750 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetician license

To complete your program and earn your esthetician's license, you'll need to complete 750 hours of training in a state-licensed beauty school. During your studies, you'll cover a wide range of topics relevant to working as an esthetician, including anatomy and physiology, product chemistry, common treatments, and sanitation and safety. Schools are advised to split the 750 hours across the curriculum as follows:

  • Facial treatment, cleansing, masking, and therapy: 225 hours
  • Anatomy and physiology: 90 hours
  • Electricity, machines, and related equipment: 75 hours
  • Makeup: 75 hours
  • Orientation, rules, and laws: 50 hours
  • Chemistry: 50 hours
  • Care of client: 50 hours
  • Sanitation, safety, and first aid: 40 hours
  • Management: 35 hours
  • Superfluous hair removal: 25 hours
  • Aromatherapy: 15 hours
  • Nutrition: 10 hours
  • Color psychology: 10 hours

It's important to verify your chosen school is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Beauty schools are inspected regularly and are expected to meet a high standard of compliance–including providing separate areas for clinical work and instructional theory, monitoring student records, maintaining hygiene practices, and keeping their licenses renewed and up to date.

Estheticians in Texas aren't licensed to perform manicures. To do so, you must either complete 1,200 total hours of esthetician/manicure instruction or 600 hours of manicure instruction in addition to the hours for your esthetician license. If you already actively hold both licenses, you may upgrade to an esthetician/manicurist specialty license by submitting a completed application form and paying the non-refundable application fee of $50.

Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in Texas?

Currently, it's not possible to train as an esthetician in Texas via apprenticeship.

Texas Esthetician Licensing Requirements

Once you've completed 750 hours of training at a state-licensed beauty school, you need to pass both written and practical exams to gain your esthetician's license. You must pass the written examination before you can sit for the practical examination. This eligibility lasts for five years, and you may re-take the test as many times as needed during this period–though you need to pay for each examination attempt separately. Written exams are $50 per attempt, and practical exams are $72.

Upon confirming your eligibility, the TDLR will contact you with instructions for scheduling an appointment to take the examinations, which are conducted by a third-party vendor (PSI) at many locations throughout the state. You can track your eligibility, progress, and exam results online at any time via the TDLR website.

Both exams are in English by default. However, you may be able to take them in Spanish of Vietnamese without extra fees. You may request to have the exam translated into other languages by contacting PSI and paying an additional cost. Additionally, all examination centers are equipped to provide access per the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and accommodations can be made to meet a candidate's needs.

On the day of your exam, you should arrive at the examination site 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time with a valid photo ID and all necessary supplies and equipment, as specified in the exam bulletin.

The written examination covers 75 scored items in total and takes one hour and 45 minutes to complete. Candidates must achieve a 70% to pass. Points are divided across the following areas:

  • Licensing and Regulation: 11 questions (15%) on health and safety and responsibilities of the licensee
  • Infection Control: 19 questions (25%) on cleaning and disinfecting, implements, equipment, work environment, safety procedures, exposure incidents, patch tests, skin analysis, diseases, and disorders
  • Skin Care: 11 questions (15%) on physiology, skin analysis, skin types, and skin conditions
  • Facial Treatments: 19 questions (25%) on basic facial treatments

The practical examination covers 87 scored items in total and takes 1 hour and 55 minutes to complete. Candidates must achieve a 70% to pass. The exam covers a range of different practical tasks, in the following order:

  1. Pre-examination set up and disinfection: 10 minutes
  2. Eyelash strip application: 14 minutes
  3. Cleansing: 14 minutes
  4. Steaming: seven minutes
  5. Massage: 17 minutes
  6. Mask and moisturizing: 17 minutes
  7. Waxing with soft wax: 14 minutes
  8. Blood exposure incident: 12 minutes
  9. End of examination disinfection: 10 minutes

Once you've finished the exam, your grade will be handed to you at the testing center, along with a score report showing your strengths and weaknesses as demonstrated in the exam.

Texas Esthetician Licensure Reciprocity

If you’re an esthetician in another state, you may be eligible for reciprocity in Texas, meaning you can use your currently active license in the state after meeting eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements vary according to the state you originally trained in. Once you've confirmed your license can be reciprocated, you'll need to do the following to gain licensure in Texas:

  • Gather and submit the required documentation
  • Submit a completed Cosmetology License by Reciprocity Application Form
  • Pay a $100 non-refundable application fee

Special considerations are made for active-duty military, veterans, and military spouses.

Esthetician Specialties in Texas

Once you're trained and licensed as an esthetician, you may choose to specialize in specific areas of practice. This can also extend to non-cosmetology services, such as tanning, massage, and "medspa" services. For some medspa treatments, you need additional training.

For example, estheticians may specialize in exfoliation (removing dead cells from the surface of a client's skin) via microdermabrasion, which is commonly performed with a purpose-built device. Similarly, estheticians may specialize in removing excess accumulations of dead skin cells using "light" or "superficial" chemical peels, which are non-invasive and non-aggressive.

However, treatments going deeper to penetrate living tissue must be performed by licensed physicians only, and a standard esthetician's license would not cover this.

Esthetician License Renewal in Texas

2 Year

License renewal period

4 Hours

Continuing education required

In the state of Texas, all estheticians need to renew their licenses every two years. To renew, you must complete four hours of department-approved continuing education courses and pay a $50 renewal fee.

You can begin your renewal 60 days before your license expires, and your continuing education can be completed at any time in the two years before your license expires.

If you're 65 years old or more and have held an esthetician's license for at least 15 years, you only need to complete one hour of continuing education on the topic of sanitation.

If your license has been expired for more than 90 days but less than 18 months, it may be renewed by paying a $100 fee. The same applies if your license has been expired for at least 18 months but less than three years, though you may also need additional approval from the licensure board's executive director. If your license has been expired for three years or more, you must apply for a new license and take your exams again.

License renewal may take several weeks to complete, so don't wait to begin the process–you cannot work as an esthetician in Texas once your license has expired.

Contact the Texas State Board of Esthetics

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations

Resources for Estheticians in Texas

Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation
This is the official state department for all matters relating to Texas licensure and career regulation.

This is the board that oversees all beauty school examinations within the state of Texas, including esthetician licenses and cosmetology.

Esthetics/Skin Care

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