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

Call us 512.392.8862


Grad Testimonials

After my learning experience at Total Transformation I feel completely prepared to work out in the professional world and become an experienced, successful esthetician.
- Mackenzie
After a few weeks of being enrolled in my esthetics program, I came to realize my true potential and saw how much of a responsible and organized person I was. I honestly didn't believe that was me prior to enrolling. I realized, when you want something and want to be the best at something, you just keep trying. You keep trying to be better than who you were yesterday. There comes a time, when you feel a bit alienated, because your classmates aren't as enthusiased, and you get looked at differently because you actually completed your homework over the weekend not the night before the due date. That's when you have to embrace your independence, and keep you eyes on the dream. I love being different, I love being happy. I love knowing my future has endless possibilities.
- Valarie

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

My experience at Total Transformation truly changed my life. I not only know how to work with all kinds of hair, but thanks to the Nuts and Bolts business class, I learned how to build a clientele, boost my revenue and build client loyalty. I couldn’t have asked for better instructors or a better learning experience!

- Brittany


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SOC Program Code: 39-5094.00
Textbook Information
Milday Standard Foundations 12th Edition
  • ISBN:  978-1-337-09525-9
Milady Standard Esthetics 12th Edition
  • ISBN:  978-1-337-09502-0
MindTap for Standard Foundations with Standard Esthetics:  Fundamentals 24 Months
  • ISBN-10:  1337095141
  • ISBN-13:  9781337095143
ISBN-10: 0-9742723-6-1

750 Clock Hours

In the esthetics program, you will gain the knowledge to become a licensed Esthetician through demonstrations by licensed professionals, hands-on experience, classroom theory, self-paced projects and practical applications.

In Phase 1, learn the fundamentals of skin care including facial treatments, makeup application, hair removal and electrotherapy. Pass the Phase 1 practical evaluation to begin the advanced phase.
In Phase 2, you perform skin services on clients with the supervision and support of an instructor. Develop professional techniques and client care skills as you advance through the program. Assist clients with    booking and paying for services at the reception center and administer professional products and supplies in the dispensary. Pass a practical exam to be eligible for graduation.
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 Esthetician.

Esthetics Curriculum

Facial Treatment, Cleansing, Masking, Therapy: Explains procedures to cleanse, tone and treat the skin through facials, massage, body wraps, microdermabrasion and reflexology 225
Anatomy and Physiology: Covers the structure and function of skin, bones, muscles and nerves in the face and upper body 90
Electricity, Machines and Related Equipment: Focuses on applying galvanic, high frequency, faradic and sinusoidal electric currents in skin care treatment to improve skin and muscle tone 75
Makeup: Combines color theory, facial shape and features in  techniques for day, evening and formal makeup 75
Orientation: Introduces the skin care curriculum 50
Chemistry: Explains the functions and properties of skin and the effect of skin care products and treatments 50
Client Care: Focuses on interpersonal and consultation services to build lasting relationships with clients 50
Sanitation, Safety and First Aid: Covers infection control and safety procedures 50
Management: Discusses the business side of a skin care center 35
Hair Removal: Explains waxing procedures to remove hair from brows, lip, chin, bikini, underarm and legs 25
Aroma Therapy: Covers the application and benefit of essential oils in skin care 15
Nutrition:   10
Color Psychology: 10

Total hours

(One clock hour equals 60 minutes.)


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) or Scholarships.  A future professional’s End of Contract date (EOC) is calculated to include 80 hours for 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 $10.00 per hour or any part thereof until graduation requirements are fulfilled.

Tuition for 750 clock hours

(6 months full time)

Down payment due by start of class
Future professional kit $2000
Due by start of class
Future professional Textbooks
Due by start of class
Enrollment fee
Due with Enrollment Contract
Texas student permit fee $25
Due by start of class
Sales Tax $165
Due by start of class
Total $11,087 *All prices are subject to change

Other Costs

In addition to the program requirements, the future professional must pass the Texas Esthetician Written Exam and Practical Exam to become licensed. Testing fees are payable to PSI Exams and can be found on their web page.
Additional 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 Esthetician license fee, payable to TDLR, can be found on their web site. On occasion, Total Transformation Institute travels to outside educational events, which could require the future professional to pay admission.


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