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TPCA knows how stressful the decision-making process can be when selecting a school that is right for you. We strive to provide you with the necessary information to make an informed decision in taking the next steps to a beautiful career, and make this admissions process as seamless as possible for you to apply. TPCA is cognizant that when you invest in learning, you are investing in your future.

Remember, TPCA is centered on your needs and our faculty and staff are eager to help.


We are in this together and you are not alone: #OneTPCA.

See below for the admission requirements for each course.

  • Cosmetology

  • Esthetician

  • Nail Technology

  • Barber

  • Instructor



Start Dates

*TPCA reserves the right to modify course schedules and enrollment periods contingent to enrollment (applicant) outcomes.

Applicants Must Attend Orientation Before Start Date.

  • January 14, 2020

  • February 18, 2020

  • March 24, 2020

  • April 21, 2020

  • May 19, 2020

  • June 16, 2020

  • July 14, 2020

  • August 18, 2020

  • September 15, 2020​

  • October 13, 2020

  • November 10, 2020



Below you may find some helpful information that may assist you as you register for classes or continue your education.



TPCA is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) and currently in candidate status for accreditation by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). To ensure all prospective students are provided with pertinent information needed to make informed decisions about enrollment, each agency requires schools to provide valuable information regarding outcome rates in the areas of graduation, placement, and licensure. TPCA obtains this information by applying quantitative standards to an identified cohort of students each year, then reviewing the performance of that cohort over time to determine how many completed their program within a reporting period. Note: Outcome rates are calculated at the institutional and program level.

The following statistics represent institutional outcomes for graduation rates, job placement rates, and licensure exam pass rates as of 11/30/2019 as reported in the NACCAS 2018 Annual Report for the 2018 student.

Student Right To Know




TPCA does not guarantee employment; the beauty and grooming industry has an ongoing need for well-trained professionals. Never forget that enrolling in a barber or beauty school is the first stepping stone towards your success. It takes a culmination of TPCA’s values, commitment to continuing education and remaining abreast in the latest trends of your chosen field of study to increase the likelihood of financial stability. And don't forget, becoming part of the TPCA tribe comes faculty and staff who are centered at your needs because it is essential to TPCA that you feel acclimated and equipped to commence your journey on the right foot and meet your career goals. Click on the program codes below to obtain an overview of your program of interest, including wage and employment trend information.


Cosmetology Operator: 

SOC Code: 39-5012.00 - Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 

CIP Code:12.0401 - Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Class A Barber:

SOC Code: 39-5011.00 - Barbers

CIP Code 12.0402 - Barbering/Barber



SOC Code: 39-5094.00 - Skincare Specialists

CIP Code:CIP Code 12.0409 - Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist



SOC Code: 39-5092.00 - Manicurists and Pedicurists

CIP Code 12.0410 - Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist



SOC Code: 25-1194.00 - Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

CIP Code 12.0413 - Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor


ADA Disability Policy


Disability Verification Form




Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation


National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences


Student Catalog