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Pass the Texas State Cosmetology Exam. At SCI campuses in Brownsville, San Antonio, & Corpus Christi receive cutting-edge training at Southern Star Salon.

Practical Tips to Help You Pass the Texas State Cosmetology Exam

You’re ready to help your clients feel and look like the best versions of themselves. The only step you have left is to pass the Texas state cosmetology exam. Tips for Preparing for the Texas State Cosmetology Exam Study a Little Each Day Set aside time each day leading up to the exam for reviewing […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Is Cosmetology A Vocational School?

According to Data USA, over 580,000 people are employed in the field of cosmetology and the number is growing every year. But, is cosmetology a vocational school and is it easy to start training in? Job security, flexible scheduling, and the ability to help people feel better about themselves are just a few of the […]

By SCI Administrator

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Texas Cosmetology Schools

When looking around at colleges of cosmetology in Texas for your education, you may see that some are accredited. But what exactly does this word mean? Why should you care if your school is accredited? Accreditation is a procedure by the United States government that recognizes the quality education that certain schools provide. Certain agencies evaluate schools via a standardized process. Schools receive ratings based on specified criteria, such as curriculum, supplies, facilities, student support, rate of licensing, and job placement rate. Although each school has its own particular curriculum for cosmetology, accreditation indicates to prospective students that their program has passed the requirements meaning that they will be able to gain the skills and knowledge they need to be prepared for employment in their particular field. The National Accreditation Committee of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) is the accreditation agency that evaluates the educational adequacy of colleges of cosmetology in Texas. In addition to evaluating new schools, the NACCAS also re-evaluates currently accredited schools every six years to make sure they still meet the standards for accreditation. Across the United States, there are more than 1,300 cosmetology schools that are accredited. Which colleges of cosmetology in Texas are accredited? Here are a few to discover. Read more...

By SCI Administrator

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Let Me Introduce You to YOUR Cosmetology Instructor

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a cosmetologist, be a part of making someone feel beautiful, and having a skill that many spend hours on YouTube trying to copy? The cosmetology training program at Southern Careers Institute allows you that opportunity! Typically, new cosmetology students at SCI Corpus Christi start […]

By Justin Shook

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Cosmetology Schools

About Cosmetology Schools in San Antonio

When talking to students who are interested in cosmetology schools in San Antonio TX, the same questions often crop up. To save you asking the same, here are our answers to the three most common queries, which should help you to quickly determine if studying cosmetology would be the right choice for you.  Read More...

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“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”


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Medical Assistant

“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”


Raquel S.

“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”


Annette D.
Business Accounting

“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”


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Medical Assistant

“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”


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