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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935 North Expressway
Brownsville, TX 78520

Cosmetology, Teacher Training

800 Fern Avenue
McAllen, TX 78501

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

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Ama Beauty School

1214 North 10th Street
McAllen, TX 78501

Beauty Arts Cosmetology Institute

104 South Main Street
Donna, TX 78537

Chic Academy of Nails and Cosmetology

111 North 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78501

Constantino Cosmetology Academy

800 North Park Plaza 77/83 Suite 5
Brownsville, TX 78521

Elite Beauty Academy

318 A Miller Avenue
Mission, TX 78572

G.A. Beauty & Barber School – Accredited

3301 North Ware Road
McAllen, TX 78501

I.E.P.B. Professional Cosmetology

112 North McColl Road Suite A
McAllen, TX 78501

Instituto de Belleza y Arte – Accredited

505 South 12th Street
McAllen, TX 78501

Meraki Institute Of Beauty And Wellness

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

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

New Image Institute Of Cosmetology

3102 North Raul Longoria Road
San Juan, TX 78589

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

1506 East Griffin Parkway Suite E
Mission, TX 78572

The Studio College Of Beauty

1001 South 10th Street Suite O
McAllen, TX 78501

The Studio Institute Of Beauty & Barber

636 North Broadway Street Suite A
Elsa, TX 78543

UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences – Accredited

801 North 13th Street Suite 2
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

Vanguardia Universidad De Belleza

5269 North 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78504
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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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