Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology
907 Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666

Call us 512.392.8862


Grad Testimonials

"What I have learned here at Total Transformation Institute is priceless. When I started I did not really know what I wanted to do in life I only knew that cosmetology was the one thing I still had love for. When I got here I was scared my one question was "am I going to be as good as these girls?" My answer now is you can be as good as you want to be."
- Erica
"While attending Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology I have learned a great deal of useful & wonderful skills. I have improved on my color, my highlighting technique, haircuts, facials and etc. I have also learned a great deal of people skills and really understanding my clients needs and desires. A happy client makes a happy business. Don't forget about the retail side of it but don't just push the product onto the client. Educate them in why they need the product for their hair, nails or skin. Here is to you my future employer, I am a highly educated future professional with many skills and talents who is ready to get into the field and start some action!"
- Coral

During the past year I have been at Total Transformation Institute, not only has it taught me how to be a better cosmetologist, but it has also taught me how to be a better person in general. This school has taught me how to be my own person.

- Kailee, Class 2019

I have learned numerous different services that I am now able to perform on clients. I loved the step-by-step procedure guides for performing many different massage techniques during the facial. I have become a better leader because I'm in a position where I'm continually learning. I plan to continue to grow as an esthetician with advanced educational classes.

- Julie, Class 2019

Being at Total Transformation Insitute I have had to learn it all! After a time, I realized that I have a passion for excessively curly hair. I'm extremely happy with the decision I made because I learned that I absolutely love doing hair. I could have gone anywhere but their curriculum is amazing and the teachers are very knowledgeable. I am confident in the communication skills I developed to be successful.

- Madison, Class 2020

I've learned so many things at the Total Transformation Institute and doing the things I've learned here has really been life-changing. From all the different types of future stylists, clients, and great teachers have made me really love cosmetology. I have grown, learned, and conquered. I am confident that I can do any tasks that are thrown my way, all because I have the knowledge and skill set that was taught to me. I am prepared for the real world!

- Cierra, Class 2019

When I started school at TTIOC I was a different person than I am today. School has matured me and made me a better person. I have had to learn to be confident in my alilities, and to wake up and make the decision to speak life to myself and to the people I encounter. Along with all of the personal growth, TTIOC has given me a solid foundation of knowledge and skills. I am a proud Nuts and Bolts Business Student of the Year graduate. Nuts and Bolts has taught me how to give my clients 5 star customer service, to pamper them and send them home with the products and knowledge they need for their hair to look great everyday. The consultation is the key to giving your clients what they want. I have found so much excitement and inspiration in the Sassoon ABC way of cutting and haircolor techinques. Techniques such as, combing the hair after applying haircolor to each section makes the color application through and the end result is flawless. Having formulas for the haircuts takes the gussing away. Sassoon techniques are truly hair architecture. As I have grown as a hair stylist my personal style has also grown. Lookong the part is very important. The way you present yourself to the world shows your taste, and a lot of the time your standards. TTIOC has given me high standards because they have high standards for their students. I am so thnkful for everything my school has done for me. They have nurtured me to be able to fly.

- Julia - NaB Buisness Student of the Year 2015


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SOC Program Code:  39-5012.00

OPEID:  042150

Textbook Information

Milady Standard Textbook

  • ISBN:  978-1-285-76943-1

MindTap Beauty & Wellness for Milady Standard Cosmetology 24 Months

  • ISBN-13:  978130563211
  • ISBN-10:  130563201X 

1000 Clock Hours

In the cosmetology program, you will gain the knowledge to become a licensed Cosmetologist through demonstrations by licensed professional instructors.  We at Total Transformation Institute are very excited and proud to be using the Milady system of hair cutting and hair color.  This program provides students with the premium credentials on which they can build a great career. 
In Phase 1, you will learn the basics of haircuts, hair color, hair styling, manicuring, pedicuring, acrylics, facials, waxing and state board.  Each lesson will be demonstrated and hands-on practice will pursue.  
In Phase 2, you begin working on clients under the close supervision of an instructor, building your confidence and advancing into the latest trends.  You will learn to put your Business Training skills into practice while learning on the client.
After completing the program and passing the Texas written and practical exams, you obtain a license and are fully qualified to begin working as an entry level Cosmetologist. 

Cosmetology Curriculum

Hair Care Theory: Cutting, styling, coloring, chemical textures, and related theory and applications; business skills; professional development and salon management; health; safety; and laws.


Nail Care Theory:  Manicuring and related theory and applications; business skills; professional development and salon management; health; safety; and laws.

Skin Care Theory:   Facials, hair removal and related theory and applications; business skills; professional development and salon management; health; safety; and laws. 100
Orientation:   Introduces the curriculum and explains sanitation procedures and how to use the tools and supplies 100
Total Hours (One clock hour equals 60 minutes) 1000

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are the responsibility of the future professional.  Tuition payments can be made in the form of any of the following:  

  • Total Transformation Institute's payment plan
  • Title IV funding (if applicable
  • Scholarships

A future professional's End of Contract date (EOC) is calculated to include 100 hours of unforeseen absences.  Total Transformation Institute will charge an additional fee for any TDLR required clock hours, practical applications, or written work remaining after the EOC at the rate of $10 per hour or any part thereof until graduation requirements are fulfilled.  

Tuition for 1000 clock hours                                   (Approximately 12 months full time) $14,000 Down Payment due by start of class
Future professional kit $2,500 Due by start of class    (non-refundable)
Sales Tax $206.25 Due by start of class    (non-refundable)
Future professional Textbooks $255 Due by start of class    (non-refundable)
Enrollment fee $100  Due with Enrollment Contract (non-refundable)
Texas student permit fee $25 Due by start of class    (non-refundable)
Total $17,086.25 *All prices are subject to change


Other Costs

In addition to the program requirements, the future professional must pass the Texas Cosmetology Writtend Exam and Practical Exam to become licensed.  Testing fees are payable to PSI Exams and can be found on their web page.  Additonal equipment and supplies may be required to complete the chosen course of study and by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) for practical evaluations and the State Board Practical exam.  The Texas Cosmetologist license fee, payable to TDLR, can be found on their web site.  On occasion, Total Transformation Institute travels to outside educational events, which require the future professional to pay admission.


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