The Ogle School Hurst campus is nestled in the Mid-Cities, conveniently located just across the street from the Northeast Mall, offering convenience for those living between Dallas and Fort Worth. The school offers day and evening courses and qualifications in cosmetology, including hair, skin and nails. As well as class training, students receive invaluable practical experience in our on-campus, student-powered salons, supervised by our licensed, experienced instructors.
Since 1973, Ogle School has prepared committed students for rewarding careers in the beauty industry through salon-modeled, student-centered training and development of the highest caliber.
This friendly, modern northern suburb of Fort Worth is just a short drive from both downtown Fort Worth and Dallas, giving residents the perfect balance between peaceful small town living and big city excitement. Hurst prides itself on the high quality of life its residents enjoy, and on the redevelopment going on in the area.
Hurst is a growing city with a population of 38,000, revitalized by new businesses and facilities. A major redevelopment program is already attracting new residents to the area, and an influx of younger homeowners and workers means Hurst is becoming a lively place to live. Residents are affluent, and the local economy is stable, making Hurst a great place to open a business too.
Hurst is part of the HEB area of northeast Tarrant County, along with the towns of Bedford and Euless, also known as “Tree City USA”, both also served by the Ogle School campus. Other nearby communities include Colleyville, with its miles of green trails, shopping options and sports parks, and Roanoke, officially the Fine Dining Capital of Texas.
A new conference center is attracting visitors to Hurst, and tourists also flock to the trio of new hotels located in town, using them as a base to explore the whole metroplex area. Hurst is also a short drive away from the major entertainment attractions of Arlington.
The city does well for nightlife, boasting over 100 restaurants, with new venues due to open soon. And for outdoor activities there are 18 parks, with Chisholm Park the largest in the area, offering green spaces, sports facilities and picnic pavilions, and the Chisholm Aquatics Center for state-of-the-art water fun and outdoor activities. Hurst has two major aquatic centers – the other is the Central Aquatic Center, with a range of fun water activities.
The Cottonbelt Trail runs nearby to Hurst, part of a planned veloweb for bikes in the metroplex area designed to link homes and workplaces as well as providing recreational routes.
There are hundreds of jobs available in Hurst and surrounding areas for cosmetologists, with many local salons, nail bars and spas.
There are a range of other beauty businesses in Hurst, including Serendipity Massage & Wellness, and the extensive Salons on the Hill, directly opposite the school, offering beauty professionals the chance to start their own beauty business without the expenses and overheads of their own premises, with over 40 luxury suites for independent hair, nail and beauty therapy businesses all under one roof. A luxury ambience and a dedicated receptionist greet clients on arrival.
Texas has the second highest level of employment for hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists in the United States, with over 24,000 jobs in the sector. Employment levels in the beauty industry are some of the highest in the country.
Over half the population of Hurst are aged 25 to 64, a key demographic for the beauty industry.
Hurst is just a short trip from the vibrant cultural life of Dallas and Fort Worth, but the area has its own attractions too. There’s the Artisan Center Theater, putting on family entertainment for the last 10 years, with comedy, drama and musicals to choose from. Artie’s Theater, part of the same organization, also puts on shows for children, starring children.
An exciting development for Hurst is the planned new Arts and Theater District, being created on the site of an old shopping complex. This area will be anchored by a live theater venue.
The glitziest shopping destination in the area (and the second largest mall in the whole of Texas) is the upscale North East Mall, where anchor stores like Nordstrom (the only outlet for the chain in Tarrant County) are balanced with independent businesses and boutiques. There are over 140 stores in all, and the mall offers several high-end beauty businesses, including Exotic Nails, Hair Pop and Merle Norman Cosmetics Studios. There’s also a large cinema complex, Rave Motion Pictures.
The Hurst area is well served with big name chain stores, including Target, JCPenny and Dillard’s.
The Ogle School campus in Hurst is located directly across the street from the North East Mall. This major retail and entertainment center has a lot to offer students locally, from luxury shopping to a choice of quick bites or fine dining.
There are a range of other restaurants and coffee shops nearby the school, including a handy Starbucks. A local student secret are the sizzling hotdogs at Al’s Famous Dogz & Burgers, a small joint tucked in a parking lot near the school campus where the food is cheap and tasty.
Bacon’s Bistro & Café, serving breakfast and lunch, is a community favorite in Hurst, while for the evening, you can snuggle into a cozy booth at locally owned Italianni’s, and enjoy pizza, pasta and fun drinks made at the bar. Also nearby is family-owned Migeulitos Mexican Food Restaurant, and the M-Lounge bar, the new Latin Caribbean hide-out in town. And for drinks, there’s Witten’s Grill and Sports Pub a stone’s throw from campus.
The original North East Mall was opened back in 1972, and has been offering a growing number of fashion and beauty outlets for the last 40 years.
The Tutus Galore Pageant is a local natural and glitz pageant for children and teens, with categories for Tutu Wear and Formal Wear.
The Colleyville Woman’s Club held their most recent fashion show at the new Hurst Conference Center.
Hurst is a fast-growing and very modern town – the population has shot from around 20 people in 1920, to 38,000 today!
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