Which Cosmetology Schools Are in Dallas, TX?

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Through a certificate program or associate's degree in cosmetology, you will learn about hair, skin care and nail techniques and how to apply these skills in the workforce. You can find out about certificate programs which will prepare you in a certain area or degree programs which are more comprehensive and include additional coursework - both, leading to licensure in the field.

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Although there are few public or private, non-profit cosmetology schools in the Dallas area, you'll find several options at 2-year colleges within about 30 miles of the city. You could earn cosmetology, nail technician or esthetician certificates in approximately 3-4 semesters, or a 2-year associate's degree in cosmetology. While working toward the associate's degree, you'd also complete general education courses, in addition to training in hair, skin and nail care. Licensed cosmetologists might also choose to train as instructors. Keep reading to see if one of these options will work for you.

Cosmetology Certificate Programs Near Dallas

Navarro College

Navarro College is a community college with four campuses, including a campus in Waxahachie, TX, about 25 miles from Dallas. On this campus, you can enroll in Navarro's cosmetology certificate program as a part- or full-time student. The program is also offered to high school students. You receive 1,500 hours of instruction in hair cutting and styling, skin care and nail care. By completing this program, you become eligible to take the practical and written exams for cosmetology 'operator' licensure.

This campus also offers a 20-credit nail technologist and 27-credit esthetician (skin care) certificate program. These programs offer more instruction in these areas of specialization than you receive in the 41-credit general cosmetology program. If you have a current operator license, you can enroll in the 24-credit cosmetology instructor certificate program.

  • Program Names: Certificate in Cosmetology
  • Program Length: 3 full-time semesters
  • Tuition and Fees: For the 2015-2016 academic year, $2,218 for in-district, $3,568 for in-state and $5,068 for out-of-state students
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 10,000 students

Trinity Valley Community College

Trinity Valley Community College also has four campuses. Its campus in Terrell, TX, is about 30 miles from Dallas and offers a certificate program in cosmetology. Classes in the program are scheduled full days Monday through Thursday. The 4-semester program provides you with the 1,500 instruction hours required to be eligible to take the licensure exams. Topics covered include hair styling, cutting and coloring. You also take courses in skin care and running a salon.

  • Program Names: Certificate in Cosmetology
  • Program Length: 2 years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: For the 2015-2016 academic year, $2,340 for in-district, $4,110 for in-state and $4,680 for out-of-state students
  • School Type: 2-year, public; roughly 5,000 students

Cosmetology Associate's Degree Program Near Dallas

Navarro College

The Waxahachie campus location of Navarro College offers an A.A.S. degree in cosmetology. By completing the A.A.S. degree program, you acquire the training you need to take the Texas cosmetology exam while earning an associate's degree. In addition to the cosmetology classes required for the program, some of your other coursework includes math, computers, public speaking, customer relations and small business management.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Cosmetology
  • Program Length: 2 years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: For the 2015-2016 academic year, $2,218 for in-district, $3,568 for in-state and $5,068 for out-of-state students
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 10,000 students

As this article highlights, if you want to become a cosmetologist you can find programs available in the Dallas area through Navarro College which offers both a certificate or associate's degree program and through Trinity Valley Community College that offers a Certificate in Cosmetology to help you obtain your license in the state.

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