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Make the Most Out of Your Passion for Beauty

If you’re looking for a cosmetology program that can prepare you for a future career as a licensed cosmetologist in Texas, look no further than William Edge Institute. Our unique curriculum and years of experience makes it possible to do what you love in the beauty industry.

It’s never been a better time to get started!

The objectives of William Edge Institute are:

  1. To offer you a comprehensive and highly developed course of study in cosmetology
  2. To provide you with the skills to become a licensed cosmetologist with the ability to be gainfully employed.

Our cosmetology program is comprised of 1,000 clock hours and can be completed in as little as 7 months, up to 12 months. This means it’s possible to become a licensed professional in Texas in as little as a year!

In addition to the required courses, our focus is to help beauty professionals become successful in the business side of the industry, with a unique training in client consultations and “Retail Edge.” It is our intent to develop not only skilled cosmetologists, but professionals qualified to become leaders in our community and industry as well.


Students providing services under the supervision

We treat our students with respect and challenge them to reach their goals. What makes our school unique is that we focus on educating each student all the way up to graduation. We encourage each student to embrace their creativity by creating the looks they want to create.

With our unique Edge-ucation, students can get the resources they need to succeed. We focus on packing learning into everything we do.

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our students have to say.

“William Edge Institute really prepared me for not only my state license exam but for the real world. The advanced training that I received was amazing. The school was a lot of fun and I feel very prepared to enter into the world of beauty.”

– Chasidy C.

Our cosmetology curriculum meets Texas’s requirements to help students become licensed cosmetologists. During your time at our school, you can learn everything ranging from haircuts and hair coloring to facials to manicures and pedicures.

Here’s a breakdown of everything we cover during our program:

Orientation, Rules, Laws and Preparation: 67 hours

Shampoo and Related Theory: 67 hours

Hair and Scalp Treatments and Related Theory: 33 hours

Cold Waving and Related Theory: 133 hours

Chemical Hair Relaxing and Related Theory: 33 hours

Hair Coloring and Related Theory: 133 hours

Manicuring and Related Theory: 67 hours

Facials and Related Theory: 33 hours

Haircutting, Styling and Related Theory: 334 hours

Chemistry: 50 hours

Salon Management and Practices: 50 hours

Total Theory and Practical: 1000 hours

All of our accredited programs are full time. But, we designed our program to make it possible to balance beauty school and other work or life responsibilities. Classes are held:

Tuesday – Saturday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

We have classes that start throughout the year, so get in touch with our team to learn when you can start your cosmetology education.

Use the equipment licensed professionals use and have the tools necessary to learn in class and at home. All student kits include Chromebook with IPS Touch Screen, Milady MindTap and Milady textbook, tools, and supplies required for in class and student salon training.

All services are provided under the supervision of licensed professionals.

As an Aveda Institute, we provide students with environmentally-conscious Aveda products that provide stunning results with organically-derived ingredients. This unique product line often gives our students an extra edge when pursuing a career. You can expect to get the full kit after a week of starting classes.

Students must provide their own supplies to sit for the state exam or can purchase from the Institute. All products for use on clients are provided by the Institute.

A beauty school education is possible for you at William Edge Institute! Don’t let the cost hold you back. Financial aid is available to those who qualify, ranging from grants to scholarships.

Reach out to our Admissions team to learn more about applying for federal student aid or our unique payment plans to make beauty school fit into your budget.

You can feel supported with access to other resources like career placement assistance and alumni relationships to start building your professional network. Plus, love what you do with opportunities to give back to your community with events we host throughout the year.

Have you decided we’re the right beauty school for you? Start filling out our online application. We’ll reach out to you to help you get started.

Looking for more info? Fill out the form or call our school at 830-387-4094 to schedule a tour and see if you’re a perfect fit. From there, we’ll walk through the rest of the application process and answer questions you have about starting your cosmetology education at William Edge Institute!

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Your Dream Career is only a click or call away. If you are passionate about beauty, reach out to our Admissions team today to take your first step towards a rewarding career as a professional career!

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William Edge Institute

651 N Business IH35, Suite 330 New Braunfels, Texas 78130