The Ogle School North Dallas campus is one of our newer locations, offering day and evening courses and qualifications in cosmetology, including hair, skin and nails, in the pleasant suburbs of the world-class city of Dallas. As well as classroom training, students receive invaluable practical experience in our on-campus, student-powered salons, supervised by our licensed, experienced instructors.
Cities serviced by the Ogle School North Dallas campus include Plano, Richardson, Carrollton, Allen, Garland, Farmers Branch, Addison, Rowlett and Rockwall.
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.
Stretching across three counties, locals claim that North Dallas is a state of mind rather than a specific location. Encompassing the communities of Richardson, Plano, Frisco, Lewisville and Garland, this is one of the wealthiest area of Dallas, its residential streets, malls and parkland trails within easy reach of the bright lights of the big city, but a world away from its hustle and bustle.
On the border of several quieter suburban areas with a mix of residential streets and small shops, North Dallas offers a high quality of life, with family-orientated entertainment venues and amenities. There are fewer than 500,000 residents, with the largest age group being around 32. The majority of locals are families and homeowners.
The city of Dallas, including North Dallas, has one of the highest employment levels in the United States for the cosmetology profession, with 24,000 jobs in the sector.
Although North Dallas is a city of the automobile, there are plenty of green spaces. The Preston Ridge Trail, a short distance from the Ogle School Campus, is a hiking and biking trail in the area known as Far North Dallas, a haven of peaceful greenery, quiet paths and wildlife.
North Dallas is within easy reach of the skyscrapers and cultural amenities of Downtown Dallas, where multinational companies and thousands of small businesses give the city its reputation as an entrepreneurial world capital. Other attractions include the large Arts District, and the cool bars and galleries of Deep Ellum.
Community events like the Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off take place in the North Dallas area – at this family-orientated event, teams compete to cook just plain awesome chili for visitors. High School Football, a staple of Texas Friday night entertainment, draws crowds of up to 20,000 in the North Dallas area, which means an electric atmosphere and some great play.
There are several local music festivals that take place in the North Dallas area, including the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in nearby Richardson, featuring six performance stages and an amazing array of local foods.
The historic Inwood Theatre is known throughout the city of Dallas for its old-time Hollywood atmosphere, from the beautiful Art Deco architecture to the underwater-themed murals in the lobby. The murals are the work of artist Perry Nichols, a member of the Dallas Nine artists’ collective who were active in the city in the 1930s. Locals flock here for the program of independent and foreign films, and the famous Midnight Movie showings of cult classics.
The Ogle School North Dallas campus is conveniently located off Preston Road, a main artery in the area. There are plenty of nearby nightspots, cafés and restaurants to choose from. Breadwinners Bakery and Café is a great place for a coffee or iced tea, offering delicious baked goods and artisan breads – lunch comes in large portions of monster sandwiches and salads. Sharky’s Bar and Grill is a sports bar nearby, where locals gather to watch sporting events on HD screens, with food also available.
The local buzz is around Rise No. 1, a restaurant that calls itself a salon de soufflé and wine bar, and is dedicated to that lightest of French dishes, with savory and sweet soufflés on the menu.
North Dallas is a Texas shopping heaven, with a number of giant malls offering everything from anchor stores to small independent boutiques. The malls also have a range of beauty salons, spas and nail bars. Inwood Village is a unique collection of exclusive retailers located in the area, and Galleria Dallas is an upscale shopping mall nearby with over 200 stores. The even bigger NorthPark Center has 235 stores, vaulted glass ceilings and an indoor ice rink, and was the first shopping center ever to be featured in Vogue. It holds large fashion shows in partnership with its anchor stores.
Preston Road, location of the Ogle School in North Dallas, follows the route of an ancient Indian trail that ran from Mexico to Missouri!
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With its affluent, status-conscious residents, North Dallas is an established suburban area well provided with salons, spas, hairdressers and other beauty businesses. One of the area’s favorite spas, the North Dallas Skin Spa, local to the Ogle School Campus, was nominated for the Best Facial category in the Dallas A-List in 2013.
The North Dallas pageant scene is as busy as the rest of Dallas. The International Girl Pageant has been running for 45 years, and the national finals in 2013 were held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in North Dallas. And of course there’s the citywide institution of the Miss Dallas completion, an important heat for the Miss America pageant.