SCI Programs:Cosmetology Training and Certification

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Program Overview

Looking for Career Training to Become a licensed Cosmetologist? SCI Offers the Comprehensive Training, Certification Preparation, and Career Service Assistance to Achieve Your Goals.

Cosmetology training is not just about getting a diploma; it’s about getting a career you love. You will feel confident making the transition from student to beauty professional after gaining transferable on-the-job style training with opportunities to take your career to the next level. Once you’ve graduated from the program, SCI’s career services team is set up to match your skill sets with an employer that’s right for you.

SCI also offers an in-house externship! The Southern Star Salon offers SCI students the opportunity to train in a real salon environment before starting their career. All salon services are performed by students, supervised by SCI’s instructors.

Convenient Day Schedules

At SCI, we understand the many responsibilities our students face and work with you to find the program schedule that best fits your life.

  • Day Program: Can be completed in 50 Weeks

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

SCI is dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Experienced Job Placement professionals are happy to help with things like resume preparation, interview techniques and job readiness training. The career services team will help match your skills with employers’ needs after graduation. SCI has proudly provided career training and professional advancement opportunities to Texas students over 50 years. You could be one of the thousands of successful SCI grads working in a rewarding, professional career.

Certifications & License

Cosmetologists trained at SCI may be eligible for these certifications:

  • COSMETOLOGY: Cosmetology License
Career Skills

Cosmetologists training at SCI can learn career skills like:

  • Hair Cutting and Styling
  • Hair Coloring
  • Hair Styling Trends
  • Facials & Makeup
  • Hair and Scalp Treatment
  • Waxing
  • Perms & Relaxers
  • Manicures and Pedicures
  • Salon Operation and Management
Licensing & Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are fully prepared for the professional exam, administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.


Upon successfully passing the exam, graduates can seek entry-level employment as Cosmetology Operators in salons or spa environments.

On the Job

Cosmetologists provide hair cutting, coloring, styling and other services such as skin care treatments, nails, make-up application, and product recommendation.

In this career you use your creativity, personality, and sense of style to connect with others and help people feel great about themselves and how they look. If you are friendly, enjoy working people, and are looking for a career that capitalizes on your interest in fashion, beauty, and style, a career in Cosmetology could be a great fit!

Southern Star Salon

Come visit either one of our locations and experience it for yourself!

The Southern Star Salon offers affordable salon services without sacrificing service & quality. With a wide-range of hair, skin and nail services available at reasonable prices, you can indulge without guilt. All salon services are performed by students, supervised by SCI’s instructors.

Learn More

Want to learn more about how National Certifications might help you in today’s job market?

Is an Exciting Career in Cosmetology Right for You?

If you are interested in learning more about careers in Cosmetology and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out our Request Info Form to receive more information. A helpful SCI Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid. For immediate questions, call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS.

What SCI Students Are Saying

“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.”


Denise S.
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.”


Bonnie M
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.”


Sidney B
Medical Assistant

“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”


Andrea Garcia

“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”


Olga C.

“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”


Valerie D.

“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”


Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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