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

(844) 783-6569

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 – Accredited

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

Constantino Cosmetology Academy

1425 Ruben M Torres Boulevard Suite P
Brownsville, TX 78526

Donna High School – Accredited

2301 East Wood Avenue
Donna, TX 78537

Donna North High School – Accredited

7250 North Val Verde
Donna, TX 78537

Elite Beauty Academy - Mission

318 A Miller Avenue
Mission, TX 78572

G.A. Nails Beauty Academy – Accredited

3301 North Ware Road
McAllen, TX 78501

Grulla High School – Accredited

6884 East Highway 83
Rio Grande, TX 78582

Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District – Accredited

407 North 77 Sunshine Strip
Harlingen, TX 78550

I.E.P.B. Professional Cosmetology

112 North McColl Road Suite A
McAllen, TX 78501

Instituto de Belleza y Arte

505 South 12th Street
McAllen, TX 78501

Instyle Beauty Academy

306 East Main Suite 15
Alton, TX 78573

Juarez-Lincoln High School – Accredited

7801 West Mile 7 Road
Mission, TX 78574

La Feria Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

901 North Canal Street
La Feria, TX 78559

La Joya Independent School District – Accredited

200 West Expressway 83
La Joya, TX 78560

Mcallen High School – Accredited

2021 La Vista Avenue
Mc Allen, TX 78501

Mei Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

2814 Boca Chica Boulevard
Brownsville, TX 78521

Meraki Institute Of Beauty And Wellness

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

Mercedes Independent School District Cosmetology Dept – Accredited

206 West Sixth Street
Mercedes, TX 78570

Mireya's Beauty Institute

1208 North 7th Street
Harlingen, TX 78550

Mission Beauty Institute – Accredited

1123 East 9th Street
Mission, TX 78572

Mission High School – Accredited

1802 Cleo Dawson
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

Palmview High School – Accredited

3901 La Homa Road
Mission, TX 78574

Premier High School Career & Technology Center – Accredited

4701 South Sugar Road
Edinburg, TX 78539

Progreso High School – Accredited

700 North Business Farm To Market 1015
Progreso, TX 78579

PSJA ISD – Accredited

601 East Kelly
Pharr, TX 78577

RGV Cosmetology School – Accredited

691 East Business 77 Suite A
San Benito, TX 78586

Rio Grande City CIndependent School District Grulla High School – Accredited

6884 US-83
Rio Grande, TX 78582

Rio Grande City High School – Accredited

5726 North Farm to Market Road 755
Rio Grande, TX 78582

RIVA Institute of Cosmetology

110 East Agostadero Street
Weslaco, TX 78596

Salon & Spa Institute – Accredited

2695 North Coria Street
Brownsville, TX 78520

San Benito High School – Accredited

450 South Williams Road
San Benito, TX 78586

Santa Maria Independent School District – Accredited

11119 Military Road
Santa Maria, TX 78592

Sloan Beauty School – Accredited

1516 East Frontage Road
Mission, TX 78572

South Texas College – Accredited

1100 US-83 BUS
Pharr, TX 78577

Southern Texas Careers Academy – Accredited

1506 East Griffin Parkway Suite E
Mission, TX 78572

The Glam Room – Accredited

2575 East Griffin Parkway Suite 4
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 Univ Of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences – Accredited

1601 East Price Road Suite E
Brownsville, TX 78521

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

Vanguardia Universidad De Belleza

5269 North 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78504

Veterans Memorial High School - Mission – Accredited

700 East 2 Mile Road
Mission, TX 78574
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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.

Cost of Cosmetology Schools in Harlingen / Weslaco / Brownsville / McAllen

In the Harlingen / Weslaco / Brownsville / McAllen area, the range of reported Cosmetology schools runs from $9,200 – $18,100, with an average of $13,908.


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