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800 Clock Hours

In the Manicurist/Esthetician program, you will gain the knowledge to become a licensed Manicurist/Esthetician through demonstrations by licensed professionals, hands-on experience, classroom theory, self-paced projects, and practical applications.

After completing the program and passing the Texas written and practical exams, you obtain a license and are fully qualified to begin working as an entry level Manicurist/Esthetician.

Manicurist/Esthetician Curriculum
Theory and Related Practice: Anatomy and Physiology; machines and related equipment; chemistry; care of client; basic facials; superfluous hair removal and related theory; nail structure and growth; equipment and implements; hazardous chemicals and ventilation; basic manicures and pedicures; business management; bacteriology, sanitation, health and safety; laws and rules. 200
Specialty Manicure Practice and Related Theory: Repair work, massage, buffing and application of polish and artificial nails; cosmetic fingernails, extensions, sculptured nails, tips, wraps, fiberglass/gels and odorless products; professional practices, techniques and preparations: sanitation, first aid, health and safety. 300
Specialty Esthetician Practice: Facial treatments, cleansing, masking, and therapy; chemistry machines and related equipment; superfluous hair removal; devices or preparations; makeup; semi-permanent eyelash extension applications; sanitation, first aid, health, and safety 300
Total Hours (One clock hour equals 60 minutes) 800


Manicurist/Esthetician Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are the responsibility of the future professional. Tuition payments can be made in the form of any of the following: Total Transformation Institute’s payment plan via cash, check, money order or credit card; Title IV funding (if qualified) or Scholarships. A future professional’s End of Contract date (EOC) is calculated to take
into account Institute holidays and official Institute closures. Total Transformation Institute will charge an additional fee for any TDLR required clock hours, practical applications or written work remaining after the end of the contract date at the rate of $15.00 per hour or any part thereof until graduation requirements are fulfilled.

Tuition for 800 hours $11,200 Down Payment due by start of class
Future professional kit $3,200 Due by start of class
Sales Tax $264 Due by start of class

Future Professional Textbooks $600 Due by start of class
Enrollment fee $100 Due by start of class
Texas student permit fee^ $25 Due by start of class
Total $15,389 *All prices are subject to change


Other Costs

In addition to the program requirements, the future professional must pass the Texas Cosmetology Instructor Written Exam and Practical Exam to become licensed. Testing fees are payable to PSI Exams and can be found on their web page.  Additional equipment and supplies may be required to complete the chosen course of study and by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) for practical evaluations and the State Board Practical exam. The Texas Cosmetology Instructor license fee, payable to TDLR, can be found on their web site. On occasion, Total Transformation Institute travels to outside educational events, which could require the future professional to pay admission.

Transfer future professionals must purchase a current TDLR Law and Rule book through the Institute if one cannot be produced at the time of enrollment.