Cosmetology School Closure Frequently Asked Questions

These schools have contacted TDLR about the possibility of enrolling displaced Regency students in their programs. You may contact these schools individually to discuss the enrollment options which may be available to you. You may also view a list of all Cosmetology Schools licensed by TDLR by using the license search tool available here: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/LicenseSearch/

Students

  1. I attended a cosmetology school and it has recently closed, what are my options to finish my education?
  2. Will the hours I earned at at the closed school transfer to another school or will I lose my hours earned?
  3. Did the closed school provide any information for students regarding the closure of the school?
  4. Will the money I have paid to the closed school for tuition be refunded?
  5. I have not received my exam eligibility and I attended a closed school. What should I do?
  6. I received Federal Student Aid while enrolled at a cosmetology school which is now closed. How do I obtain information regarding my federal aid?
  7. I attended a cosmetology school which is now closed and would like to finish my education. What steps should I take now?

Closed Cosmetology School and Tuition

  1. What happens when a cosmetology/beauty culture school closes?
  2. What is the Private Beauty Culture School Tuition Protection Account?
  3. How does the Private Beauty Culture School Tuition Protection Account work?
  4. How much will my refund be?
  5. What will I need to have to make a claim?
  6. How do I make a claim?

Schools

  1. Our cosmetology school would like to accept students that attended a cosmetology school which recently closed. What is the procedure we should follow to notify the Department?
  2. What if our school accepts a student from a closed school, but the student has a different total of hours than what has been reported to SHEARS?
  3. How can I stay updated and informed of the situation?

Students

1. I attended a cosmetology school and it has recently closed, what are my options to finish my education?

You have the option to attend another school. Once you find a school who is willing to accept your transfer, please have the school contact the Education Division by email education@tdlr.texas.gov before enrolling you in the school. If you receive a copy of your transcript from Regency, please provide it to the new school.

2. Will the hours I earned at the closed school transfer to another school or will I lose my hours earned?

You will not lose the hours earned at the closed school and the hours will transfer to another school.

3. Did the closed school provide any information for students regarding the closure of the school?

Please check your school website for possible closure information and procedures.

4. Will the money I have paid to the closed school for tuition be refunded?

Please refer to the questions and answers listed below regarding refund information.

5. I have not received my exam eligibility and I attended a closed school. What should I do?

Please contact the Education Division by email education@tdlr.texas.gov and provide your name and student permit number. Explain that you are needing your exam eligibility and we will assist you with your exam eligibility. Check your exam eligibility status

6. I received Federal Student Aid while enrolled at a cosmetology school which is now closed. How do I obtain information regarding my federal aid?

Please read the U. S. Department of Education announcement concerning the closure of your school.

7. I attended a cosmetology school which is now closed and would like to finish my education. What steps should I take now?

  1. Contact schools in your area and identify yourself as a student from a closed cosmetology school and make arrangements for enrollment.
  2. After you make an enrollment agreement with a school, have the school contact us if you have not been dropped from the closed school.
  3. After you receive your transcript from the closed school, please provide us with a copy of your transcript. When you provide the copy of your transcript please include your Name and Student Permit number.
  4. After we receive a copy of your transcript, we will report any missing hours which have not been reported.

The transcript and requested information can be provided by email to Education@tdlr.texas.gov.

Closed Cosmetology School and Tuition

1. What happens when a cosmetology/beauty culture school closes?

If a private beauty culture school closes, the department will attempt to arrange for students enrolled in the closed school to attend another private beauty culture school.

If a student from a closed school is placed in another private beauty culture school, the expense incurred by the new school in providing training directly related to educating the student, including the applicable tuition for the period for which the student paid tuition, shall be paid from the private beauty culture school tuition protection account.

If a student from a closed school cannot be placed in another school, the student's tuition and fees shall be refunded as provided by the refund policy of the closed school.

If a student from a closed school does not accept a place that is available and reasonable in another school, the student's tuition and fees shall be refunded under the refund policy maintained by the closed school under the withdrawal or termination of students refund policy.

A refund under this subsection shall be paid from the private beauty culture school tuition protection account and the amount of the refund may not exceed $35,000.

If another school assumes responsibility for the closed school's students and there are no significant changes in the quality of the training, the student from the closed school is not entitled to a refund under the private beauty culture school tuition protection account.

2. What is the Private Beauty Culture School Tuition Protection Account?

The private beauty culture school tuition protection account is intended to lend students some financial help with tuition and fees if a private beauty culture school closes and the school fails to pay the refund as required by the law.

The account is also intended to pay the tuition costs and expenses incurred by a private beauty culture school in providing training directly related to education a student from a closed school.

This account is not intended to pay for attorney’s fees, court costs, or other damages.

3. How does the Private Beauty Culture School Tuition Protection Account work?

In the event a student from a closed school cannot be placed or does not accept a place in another school, a refund, calculated under the closed school’s refund policy, may be paid from the Private Beauty Culture School Tuition Protection Account and the total payment of a claim may not exceed $35,000. The total amount of claims paid against a single closed school may not exceed $100,000.

The executive director may authorize payment to a student from the Private Beauty Culture School Tuition Protection Account if:

  1. the student makes a claim for payment on a form approved by the executive director;
  2. a closed private beauty culture school has failed to pay a refund to the student within 30 days after the date the student became eligible for the refund, and the student has not been placed or accepted a place in another school with appropriate credit given to the student for tuition and fees paid to the closed school;
  3. the executive director determines after investigation that the student is owed the refund; and
  4. the student assigns to the department all rights of the student against the closed school to the extent of the amount paid to the student from the account.

The executive director may authorize payment to a private beauty culture school from the Private Beauty Culture School Tuition Protection Account if:

  1. the school makes a claim for payment on a form approved by the executive director;
  2. the school has incurred expenses in providing training directly related to educating a student from a closed private beauty culture school, including the applicable tuition for the period for which the student paid tuition;
  3. the executive director determines after investigation that the school is entitled to payment from the account; and
  4. the school assigns to the department all rights of the school against the closed school to the extent of the amount paid from the account.

4. How much will my refund be?

The department will pay claims on a pro rata basis from appropriated money available in the account if:

  1. the account contains insufficient assets to pay all claims;
  2. insufficient money has been appropriated to the department from the account to pay all claims; or
  3. the total amount of claims against a single closed school exceeds a specified amount.

5. What will I need to have to make a claim?

If you were enrolled as a student at a closed cosmetology school, and you also believe you are owed a refund of some or all of the tuition you paid to the closed school, then please contact the Education Division at education@tdlr.texas.gov.

To help prove that the closed school owes you money for education which you paid for but did not receive, please include the following types of documents:

  1. The most current version of your signed enrollment contract with the closed school.
  2. Any receipts that show that the closed school received funds from you – whether you paid the school with a credit card, or by money order, or through a direct deposit, or by check or cash, etc.
  3. Any invoices from the closed school dated on or near the date it closed, and that show a balance was owed to you by the school.

6. How do I make a claim?

Please contact the Education and Examination Division regarding the information and forms which need to be submitted at education@tdlr.texas.gov. Please include your student permit number with your inquiry.

Schools

1. Our cosmetology school would like to accept students that attended a cosmetology school which recently closed.  What is the procedure should we follow to notify the Department?

Send TDLR a list of the students you are willing to accept by e-mail to education@tdlr.texas.gov  Please provide the student’s name and permit number. Once the list is received, we will drop the students from the closed school if they have not been dropped and we will notify you once the students have been dropped. Once you receive our notification, you may enroll the students in your school.

2. What if our school accepts a student from a closed school, but the student has a different total of hours than what has been reported to SHEARS?

The Department’s priority right now is to get students dropped from a closed school and re-enrolled in another school as soon as possible. Please notify the Education Division by email education@tdlr.texas.gov providing the student’s name and permit number in order for us to research the discrepancy in hours.

3. How can I stay updated and informed of the situation?

Agency staff will continue to provide updates on Facebook, Twitter and the TDLR website. You may also want to sign up to receive email notifications from the Department. We will also keep the schools informed and updated with current information regarding the situation.

List of Schools Taking Displaced Cosmetology School Students

School Name

License #

Phone

Location

360 Beauty Academy 1

705274

281-517-9505

Houston

Academy of Hair Design

705264

512-596-5000

Austin

All Good Beauty Institute

705153

469-252-1747 

Frisco

Ann Webb Skin Institute

705188

512-968-2835

Austin

Aveda Institute - Austin

705132

512-320-8080

Austin

Aveda Institute - Dallas

705083

214-363-1291

Dallas

Aveda Institute - Houston

702683

936-539-6770

Houston

Avenue Five

705018

512-968-2835

Austin

Baldwin Beauty School

700940

512-441-6898

Austin

Baldwin Beauty School

702424

512-458-4127

Austin

Central Texas Beauty College

702271

512-244-2235

Round Rock

Charles & Sue’s School of Hair Design

700969

979-776-4375

Bryan

Clarendon College Amarillo Center

705234

806-322-7871 

Amarillo

Clarendon College Childress Center

705201

940-937-2011

Childress

Clarendon College Pampa Center

705059

806-665-8801

Pampa

Conlee's College of Cosmetology

705291

281-313-3737

Kerrville

Cosmetology Career Institute

705095

903-455-8395

Greenville

DAC

705295

512-905-2067

Austin

Duvalls School of Cosmetology

702825

817-281-8819 

Bedford

East Texas Cosmetology Center

705300

936-671-1209

Lufkin

Express Lash & Makeup Academy

705287

214-793-1102 

Dallas

Greater Jerusalem School

702783

713-699-8228

Houston

Hill College Glen Rose

702750

254-898-1406

Glen Rose

Hill College Johnson County

702355

817-760-5941 

Cleburne

Hill College Main Campus

702007

254-659-7941

Hillsboro

Houston Training School

702499

713-649-5050

Houston

Houston Training School

702703

713-271-4100

Houston

Houston Training School

702805

713-674-2300

Houston

Houston Training School

705135

281-867-9099

Houston

Franklin Beauty School #2 - South Campus

700952

713-645-9060

Houston

I.T.S. - Arlington

702686

817-460-7061

Arlington

I.T.S. - Denton

702731

682-597-7443

Denton

I.T.S. - El Paso

705096

915-779-8000

El Paso

I.T.S. - Fort Worth

702757

817-244-5406

Fort Worth

I.T.S. - Hurst

702759

817-282-1371

Hurst

I.T.S. - Irving

705097

972-252-2200

Irving

I.T.S. - Mesquite

705010

972-682-5333

Mesquite

I.T.S. - Plano

702732

972-881-0577

Plano

I.T.S. - Wichita Falls

702724

940-691-3875

Wichita Falls

I.T.S. Lewisville

705213

682-597-7443

Lewisville

International Beauty College #3

705173

972-530-1103

Garland

International Renowned Beauty Academy

702652

817-531-3716

Fort Worth

Jay's Technical Institute - Houston

702707

713-772-2410

Houston

Milan Institute of Cosmetology 

702752

210-647-5100

San Antonio

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

705130

915-857-4444

El Paso

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

705003

210-922-5900 

San Antonio

Mims Classic Beauty College

705296

210-344-2041

San Antonio

Navarro College

705000

903-874-6501

Corsicana

Navarro College

705052

972-937-9195

Waxahachie

Northwest Education Center

705224

713-680-2929

Houston

Nuvani Institute

705119

830-626-7007

Austin

Nuvani Institute

705114

210-731-8449   

San Antonio

Nuvani Institute

705115

830-626-7007

Uvalde

Nuvani Institute

705116

830-626-7007

Del Rio

Nuvani Institute

705117

830-626-7007

Eagle Pass

One Le Chic Beauty Academy

705193

281-463-7977

Houston

Pearlands Innovative School of Beauty

705254

832-970-7379

Pearland

Pipo Academy of Hair Design

700873

915-565-3491

El Paso

Salon Boutique Academy

705183

214-263-3276

Addison

San Jacinto College

702017

281-458-4050

Houston

The Beauty Point Academy

705252

210-520-9111 

San Antonio

Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology 

705076

214-956-0088

Grand Prairie

Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology 

705077

214-956-0088

Irving

Top Beauty College

705062

281-893-1905

Houston

Total Transformation Institute

705014

512-392-8862

San Marcos

Tri State Cosmetology Institute 

700935

915-533-8274

El Paso

UCAS

702697

210-654-9734

San Antonio

UCAS

702696

210-433-7222

San Antonio

Universal Beauty College

705243

713-291-9558

Houston

Vanayes the Beauty School 

705290

409-771-7022

Texas City

Weatherford College Wise County

705192

817-598-6303

Bridgeport

Weatherford Junior College

702020

940-325-2528

Mineral Wells