Cosmetology Schools in San Antonio, Texas
The Ogle School San Antonio campus is in the northern suburb of Castle Hills, close to the upscale North Star Mall. 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.
San Antonio City Guide
San Antonio is the second biggest city in Texas with a population of 1.3 million, and a character that sets it apart from the rest of the State. Its unique mix of history, Mexican culture and business makes it an exciting growing city that’s a great place to set out on a career as a cosmetologist.
The city of Castle Hills, where the Ogle School campus is located, is a suburb of San Antonio. It’s small town feel and proximity to the lively amenities of the city attracts younger, professional residents.
With 20 million tourist visitors a year, San Antonio is always busy; the best-known attractions are the iconic Tower of the Americas that soars over Downtown, and the Alamo, the former Spanish mission and frontier post and site of the famous siege, now located in the Alamo Plaza District. There’s plenty more to historic San Antonio too, including four other surviving mission buildings in San Antonio Missions National Historic Park.
Downtown San Antonio entices locals to its sights and venues with Downtown Tuesdays, which includes free parking, discounts and special offers. Foodies get up early and head to one of San Antonio’s amazing food markets, the Pearl Farmers Market and the Quarry Farmers Market, where fresh food, herbs, flowers and other delights are on offer.
The urban pedestrian paradise of the River Walk meanders through Downtown. Steps lead down to the sunken walk from street level, and cobbled bridges cross the river. The walk is lined with tropical trees and plants, shopping locations, bars and restaurants. It’s one of the oldest urban walks of its kind in the country, built in 1939, and the center of San Antonio’s nightlife.
Beauty History of San Antonio
The North Star Mall was opened in 1960, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010.
The salon voted best in San Antonio 2013 by KENS5 station viewers was Sergio’s Hair Salon & Spa on Wurzbach Road, near the Ogle School Campus.
Beauty Pageants and Events
Miss San Antonio Texas and Miss San Antonio Teen Texas are the local preliminaries for the Miss Texas USA competitions.
Premier Pageants Fiesta Frenzy is an all-natural competition with a San Antonio heat that progresses to a State final.
Yellow Rose Pageantry is a pageant company based in the city running full glitz and natural competitions.
Beauty Employment Facts
San Antonio displayed a 4.4% job growth between 2008 and 2013, with middle-income employment rising 3.4%, the third highest rise in the country.
The U.S Chamber of Commerce has recognized San Antonio as one of the top seven ‘enterprising’ cities in the country.
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, and the number is rising. Employment levels in the beauty sector are among the highest in the country.
This city likes its fun supersized, and there’s plenty to round: from the rides and noise of the SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks, to the wet ‘n’ wild attractions at the city’s water giant waterparks.
There are big local sporting events to enjoy – the Alamo Bowl is a major event in college football with one of the biggest TV audiences in the sporting calendar, the San Antonio Spurs are four-time NBA champions, or you can kit yourself out in a coyote hat and the team orange and black and head over to see the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center.
San Antonio’s colorful Mexican heritage is everywhere, from the flamenco music you can catch on the street to the amazing local Tex Mex cuisine. For the best Tex-Mex has to offer, head to Jacala on West Avenue, or La Hacienda de Los Barrios, on the Northeast side.
When it comes to nightlife, San Antonio breaks out the fiesta for real. A unique cocktail bar scene, dance halls (from cowboy two-step to flamenco) and some amazing food options mean San Antonians party until the small hours. Try the Menger Bar, the oldest pub in town, for atmospheric woodwork and brass spittoons, or head to a classic hole-in-the-wall food joint for enchiladas and a bottle of Big Red.
The Fiesta Noche del Rio, a festival taking place at the Arneson River Theatre on the River Walk, features music from Mexico, Spain and Argentina, and the Fiesta San Antonio is a citywide celebration of the heroes of the Alamo. Hemifair, the location of the 1968 World’s Fair, is the home to many diverse festivals, including the annual Luminaria celebration of music and theater.
San Antonio is one of the top 25 cities for art in the United States, boasting 25 museums, including the first museum of modern art in Texas. There are also many performing arts venues where you can catch theater, music and dance.
The Aztec Theatre, an historic building that was originally an exotic-themed motion picture palace (check out the interior, dripping with gold and intricate designs) and is now a tourist attraction and concert venue.
Forbes magazine ranked San Antonio in the top 10 cities for shopping in the United States, so its no surprise that the retail therapy opportunities here are endless. You can spend hours exploring the vintage boutiques, antique shops and flea markets, especially around the Alamo City area, and there are also nine large shopping malls, including the Rivercenter Mall on the River Walk, a luxury shopping and entertainment landmark, and the spectacular La Cantera outdoor mall in its beautifully landscaped grounds.
North Star Mall, where the Ogle School Campus is located, has over 200 stores, including MAC Cosmetics and several beauty salons and nail bars. The mall is famous locally for the pair of 40-foot high cowboy boots that stand outside. The Giant Justins were created 30 years ago by Texas Cosmic Cowboy artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade.
San Antonio is the birthplace of chili stew – hot ‘n’ spicy!
There’s a choice of eateries in the North Star Mall near the Ogle School campus – a Starbucks has coffee covered, and there are sandwich shops and pretzel places to grab lunch. A short drive from the school, De Wese’s Tip Top Café has been a local institution for half a century, with great value home-cookin’ and a warm welcome.
San Antonio is home to over 100 thousand students, and the nightlife in town reflects that, with bars and nightclubs partying until the early hours. The city has the reputation of being the fifth drunkest in the United States, but whether you’re looking for sophisticated cocktails or just want to dance the night away, there’s a venue to tempt you. Popular spots include Esquire on East Commerce, with the longest wooden bar in Texas, and Howl at the Moon on West Crockett Street, a dueling piano bar playing hits old and new in a loud and friendly atmosphere.
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