Cosmetology Academy


Interested in a Career in Cosmetology?

The Northwest ISD CTE Cosmetology Academy provides students with opportunities to gain significant first-hand experiences and to become licensed cosmetologists after a two year plan of study. Students will engage in training focused on business, entrepreneurship, and salon professional skills while mastering theory related content areas.

ATTENTION Byron, Eaton, Northwest, and Steele High School Juniors!

Juniors may begin earning their Cosmetology certification while still attending their current NISD high school. Juniors will attend the Cosmetology Academy at Steele High School for the first three class periods of the day, then return to their main high school campus to complete their final four academic classes. Students can drive to Steele High School or we have NISD transportation available for students. The Cosmetology Academy is a two-year program where students can earn their Texas Cosmetology certification upon High School Graduation. 

Academy Requests & Events Timeline for 2021-2022:
(Juniors entering Cosmetology in the 2022-2023 school year)

  • Academy Open House “Backstage Pass” NightOct 26th, 2021- Cosmetology / Early            College High School @ Steele
  • Academy Requests Close / Due Date: February 4th, 2022

You may contact the Academy Facilitator with any questions.
Heather Fowler (

Space is limited so make your request EARLY! We will have a waitlist once enrollment is filled or the deadline has passed, whichever comes first. 

Our Students: 

- Obtain professional license upon successful completion of state examination requirements
- Secure a marketable trade and competitive advantage with Career and Technical Certifications
- Gain career experience through hands-on training and professional skills

Forecast for a Career in Cosmetology

- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment in cosmetology careers to grow faster than average for all occupations between 2016-2026 by about 13%.
- About 44 percent of workers are self employed; many also work flexible schedules while attending college and advanced education courses.