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Old 05-23-2007, 10:05 AM
 
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I am thinking of making a move to the Dallas area, Waxahachie possibly. I will be giving up my business of commercial pressure washing (27 years) here in Calif and I'm considering going into cosmetology or permanent make up. Could I get any information on how long school will take? How long to expect to wait before making a living at either or with both? What schools are the best and the price? Can I come to Dallas and work with a certification from a Calif school for permanent make up? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. This is a huge move for me, I'm scared and excited at the same time. I am single and don't know anyone in the area so I really need some advice from some kind hearted Texans!
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:18 AM
 
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I am thinking of making a move to the Dallas area, Waxahachie possibly. I will be giving up my business of commercial pressure washing (27 years) here in Calif and I'm considering going into cosmetology or permanent make up. Could I get any information on how long school will take? How long to expect to wait before making a living at either or with both? What schools are the best and the price? Can I come to Dallas and work with a certification from a Calif school for permanent make up? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. This is a huge move for me, I'm scared and excited at the same time. I am single and don't know anyone in the area so I really need some advice from some kind hearted Texans!
I am from Texas. I would say yes you can make a great living being a hair stylist. Most I know personally do well. I have included links for the Texas Cosmetology Board.
http://www.license.state.tx.us/

Advisory Board for Cosmetology: Frequently Asked Questions links
http://www.license.state.tx.us/cosmet/cosmetboard.htm

List of Texas colleges
http://www.edref.com/college-degrees...metology/texas

Why Waxahachie TX? It is small town and boring in my opinion. Wax. is very far south of Dallas. I like areas Lancaster, Grand Prairie, Arlington (South Dallas neighborhoods, affluent), Mesquite, TX and Garland (decent East Dallas areas), Richardson, TX(NE dallas), I recommend, Plano, TX(upscale NE Dallas areas), Irving/Las Colinas, TX(NW upscale Dallas areas)

PLEASE VISIT http://www.visitdallas-fortworth.com/visitors_guide (Click on Order a Guide at bottom right hand corner of screen) Its Free!!! Great information!
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:44 PM
 
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Hey there, yes you can make a great living being a hair dresser here. The key is though you must go to an upscale school and once getting your license to be a hair dresser, to keep on top of your education. My family was in the industry in the 80's also in my senior year they just implemented a cosmotology program in our school. It is a 2 year course in high school and did not have the opportunity to finish there due to it being my senior year and I decided to get the rest of my hours after high school in a private beauty school which was in a small town. It was terrible and my dad who was a teacher encouraged me to go to leave and go to college. So I left and went to college which was the best thing for me personally. At that time in my life and where I lived, there wasn't any good hair schools. It is very different today though and you can find a really good school. Toni and Guy have excellent schools and their hair dressers are considered cream of the crop. I also have a friend who was trained through Paul Mitchell and said it was a good program. State board in Texas is very easy to pass, so as a result there are many out there who aren't going to be well trained. This is a fact but if you train at the right place, get the exeperience and you have talent you can have a successful career.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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It would probably to make money at it closer to Dallas itself, or in the Dallas 'burbs. Looking ones best is very important among women in Dallas. Some would say Dallas women are high maintence. For many here manicures and pedicures are a regular thing. You still see a bit of the big hair that the area had come to be known for.
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