Cosmetology Schools in Dallas, Texas
The Ogle School Dallas campus offers day and evening courses and qualifications in cosmetology, including hair, skin and nails in this exciting and business-orientated city. As well as class training, students receive invaluable practical experience in our on-campus, student-powered salons, supervised by our licensed, experienced instructors.
As well as central Dallas, this Ogle School serves DeSoto, Duncanville, Rockwall, Garland, Oak Cliff, Lancaster, Pleasant Grove, Cedar Hill and Mesquite, plus parts of Grand Prairie and Irving.
Dallas City Guide
Dallas has come a long way since it started out as a lonely trading post on the prairie. With a current population of 1.2 million and ranked as an Alpha world city, this is a town built by business. It was cattle and then oil that made it the glitzy, hi-rise place it is today, and there’s still a vigorous entrepreneurial spirit running through its heart. 18 Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters here, and Dallas has been named one of the seven most business friendly cities in the United States, so it’s a great place to work, and even to start your own salon.
At the last count, 17 billionaires lived in Dallas, and this town loves to flash the cash. Downtown is a neon jungle of skyscrapers that light up the night, but Dallas is much more than oil, bling and bright lights. The rest of the city is a patchwork of varied districts offering historic buildings, cool art galleries and some of the best shopping on the planet.
The beautiful West End Historic District is the area where the first settlers built their homes in Dallas, while the Dallas Arts District is the largest of its kind in the United States, and home to museums, galleries and music venues. The Deep Ellum district, east of Downtown, has been the home of Dallas cool since the 1920s, when it was famous for jazz and blues music, with clubs hosting acts like Leadbelly and Bessy Smith. These days, Deep Ellum has kept its artistic credentials; decorated with colorful graffiti, its lofts and studios are home to many artists, and the local shops sell the latest fashion and design. The amazing bars and clubs in the area are diverse and trendy. The Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff is another area packed with studios and alternative venues.
Dallas has some great green spaces, with 406 public parks. In the city center there’s the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, a big visitor attraction founded in 1947, while further afield there’s White Rock Lake, a favorite destination for outdoor activities including boating and jogging. The Trinity River Project, a redevelopment along the banks of Dallas’s river to provide recreational space, is one of the biggest public works ever attempted, and will be bigger than New York’s Central Park when finished.
The Cowboys, the Mavericks, the Rangers or the Stars – whatever your sporting preference, Dallas has a world-class sports teams to suit. In 2011, the city became the first to host the Super Bowl, the World Series and the NBA finals all in one year.
Beauty History of Dallas
- Dallas loves its bling, and locals spend their cash on looking great, so its no surprise the beauty industry here has a long history. Dallas beauty queens are part of American mythology, with Sue Ellen Ewing, star of the iconic 1980s TV show Dallas, one of the best known.
- It was at a Dallas convention that Mary Kay was inspired to become a businesswoman and start her cosmetics brand. She later opened her first storefront in the city in 1963 with just $5,000 investment. Mary Kay Cosmetics now has a sales force of 250,000 beauty consultants.
- One of the earliest luxury department stores in the United States, Neiman Marcus is part of the fabric of Dallas beauty history, founded here in 1907. It was the first company to put on a weekly retail fashion show in 1927, and still offers designer fashion, make-up and luxury items.
Beauty Pageants and Events
- Simply Stylist, a company that connects consumers with designers and stylists at major networking events, expanded into Dallas in 2013.
- The Texas Southern Celebrity pageant final is held in Dallas.
- The Miss Dallas competition, which has been running since 1936, is the local heat for the Miss Texas and Miss America competitions. It has had some well-known winners in the past, including businesswoman and TV presenter Phyllis George, who was Miss Dallas in 1970.
Beauty Employment Facts
- Dallas has a strong tourist trade, making a large volume of people willing to spend money in town. The city is the number one visitor attraction in Texas, with around 30 million visitors arriving each year.
- There are hundreds of jobs on offer in the cosmetology industry, from Beauty Sales Ambassadors to hair stylists in some of the State’s top salons.
- Dallas is a great place to open a salon. With a young and growing population (the median age is 32) and low, business-friendly taxes, Texas has been named one of the top 10 most entrepreneurial states.
- Dallas has one of the highest employment levels in the United States for the cosmetology profession. State-wide, there are over 24,000 jobs in the sector, and growing. Employment levels are also among the highest in the country.
Back in the 1850s, a group of French intellectuals called the La Reunion Collective came to Dallas to settle, bringing culture and art to the raw new town. Most of them were chased out by the harsh winters, but some stayed, and since then Dallas has prided itself on being the culture capital of Texas. In the busy Arts District there’s the enormous Dallas Museum of Art, and nearby the Dallas Symphony Orchestra play at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Windspear Opera House and the Texas Ballet Theater are among the other cultural locations in the area drawing in the crowds.
For a taste of Dallas’s darker history, the former Texas School Book Depositary, the spot from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired his fatal shot at John F. Kennedy, now houses the Sixth Floor Museum, dedicated to the tragic president.
Dallas has some world-class music festivals on offer, including the Breakaway Music Festival showcasing big names across the musical genres, and the Homegrown Festival, which features local music in the Downtown district.
Dallas truly is an international shopping mecca. With more shopping centers per capita than any other city in the USA, there is everything on offer, from boutique luxury to vintage cool.
The city’s major malls, the Dallas Galleria and NorthPark Center are tourist attractions in their own right, and the Highland Park Village is one of the oldest shopping centers in the United States, built in 1931.
The Galleria Dallas mall has the tallest Christmas tree in the United States during the festive season!
Ogle Dallas Campus Lowdown
The Ogle School campus in Dallas is located in the shopping center of Mockingbird Commons, so there’s a Starbucks for coffee plus donut and bagel shops to grab a bite.
There are several major colleges and universities in the city of Dallas, and the student population keeps the nightlife lively. The Ogle School campus is in a great location on the divide between the Upper and Lower Greenville districts, a major entertainment hub for the city with busy streets of bars, restaurants and boutique shops. Nearby Greenville Avenue is one of the oldest and best-known streets in the city. The friendly, family atmosphere of Upper Greenville is a contrast to the lively nightlife of Lower Greenville, where dive bars and smart restaurants rub shoulders with hot music venues like the historic Granada Theater.
For coffee and hanging out, Lower Greenville has many independent coffee shops to choose from. The Corner Market coffee house on Greenville Avenue is a favorite with the locals, serving food and excellent coffee with a comfortable space to sit, sip and work.
Dallas boasts over five thousand restaurants, so it hardly needs saying that you can eat out in style in this town – any style you want, in fact! Near the Ogle School Dallas Campus, head to Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar is famed for its cheese fries, or Campesi’s Egyptian Restaurant, a local institution with a misleading name that’s been serving up Italian pizza pies since 1950.
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