Questions to Ask During a Cosmetology School Interview: FAQs

Applying to beauty school can be an incredibly exciting beginning to jumpstart your career — however, it is also very important to ensure that you choose the right school for you and your educational needs. Before you set out on your much-anticipated beauty school tour appointment, keep these questions to ask during a cosmetology school interview handy.

Houston Training Schools is a Houston trade school that provides beauty education to a wide variety of students every year. Because we aim to provide the best educational environment possible for our pupils, we want to ensure that every potential student who walks through our doors has a clear idea of what learning with us will be like.

Below are some of our most frequently asked questions, all from previous students, that we believe will be helpful to you in making your scholastic decision.

Q: Where are your campuses located?

Since 1987, our beauty school has expanded to two campuses in the Houston area: Houston Training Schools’ Gessner campus and the main campus. The main campus is located by East Fwy, and the second campus is located by S Gessner Rd.

Both campuses are available for a beauty school tour so that you can become familiar with each campus and all that each has to offer!

Q: What programs do Houston Training Schools offer?

Houston Training Schools offers multiple beauty training programs and focuses to choose from for a well-rounded education. The four core programs that we offer are:

As future professionals in the beauty industry, every student will learn both basic and advanced methods and skills that can be utilized in their career to build confidence and independence before graduation.

Outside of the classroom, our programs incorporate a hands-on learning model that encourages students to perform a variety of beauty services on real-life clients, depending on their chosen field. Having the opportunity to practice your craft on a real person allows you to apply the techniques and skills that you are learning in the classroom and problem-solve in real scenarios. As an added bonus, students also have the opportunity to grow a client base even before they graduate!

Q: How long is cosmetology school in Houston?

Every program has a specific number of hours that need to be completed before the student can graduate and take their licensing exams. For example, the cosmetology license requirements in Texas state that a 1,000-hour program must be completed and passed by an established beauty educational institution.

Here are the required hours needed for every beauty student by program:

  • Cosmetology: 1,000 hours
  • Esthetician: 750 hours
  • Nail technician: 600 hours
  • Eyelash extension specialist: 320 hours
  • Barbering: 1,000 hours

Houston Training Schools offers flexible scheduling options so that every student can complete their required hours on their own terms and schedule.

Q: What is provided in the cosmetology student kit?

Every student will receive their program’s specific required textbooks and a kit to use in class as included in the cost of attendance. These kit items can include but are not limited to:

  • Brushes and combs of various sizes and shapes
  • Full set of makeup brushes and sponges
  • Shears, scissors, and razors
  • Styling tools (curling iron, straightener, blow dryer, etc.)
  • Nail files and other grooming tools
  • And more!

Because Houston Training Schools is a CHI partner school, we incorporate high-quality CHI hair care products for our education programs. We strive to educate our students on the proper use of natural, organic-based products without harsh chemicals, so they can be better prepared to service a wide range of clientele with a more diverse knowledge base of products available.

Q: Does Houston Training Schools provide financial aid?

If you are searching for financial aid for cosmetology school in Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Houston Training Schools is one of the few cosmetology schools that accept financial aid in Houston.

Our financial aid system operates on grants and scholarships that do not need to be repaid and are used to help cover your tuition costs. We don’t ask for pricey down payments from our students, and we don’t expect any money to be repaid to us. It is truly that simple.

On top of providing multiple financial aid options for our students, we are also dedicated to helping our students graduate without debt. If you’re looking for an affordable way to attend cosmetology school, Houston Training Schools is here to help you succeed.

Schedule a beauty school tour with Houston Training Schools or apply online today!

We have laid out these common questions to ask during a cosmetology school interview so that you can be better prepared to select the best beauty institute for your education. We want to empower potential students to ask thorough questions when visiting multiple campuses to ensure that the instructors, staff, and environment will foster a healthy and prosperous learning experience for you.

Our staff is ready and willing to discuss any questions you may have about our school and what we can provide for you.

Houston Training Schools is proud to be a diverse, inclusive, and accommodating beauty school that caters to students from all walks of life. If you are interested in turning your passion for beauty into a career, schedule a tour or apply online today! Your future is just one click away.

An Exclusive CHI Partner School (Houston, TX)