Houston Back-To-School Guide

August 3, 2012 6:00 AM

Whether you are shopping for supplies, clothes or a school haircut, Houston offers everything back-to-school without the stress and strain.

Going back to school is exciting for students who are anxious to progress to the next grade, see their long-lost classmates and meet their new teachers. However, for parents, this time of year can be a stressful strain on finances. To get back to school with as little stress as possible, hit the shops in Houston that give you the most bang for your buck without the ever-unpleasant visits to big chains. Whether you are shopping for supplies, clothes or a school haircut, Houston offers everything back to school without the stress and strain.
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1211 South Loop West
Houston, TX 77054-4011
(713) 796-8196

SuitMart is a great place to shop for affordable children’s clothing, especially for nicer options for boys and young men. Enjoy a great variety at prices that won’t make you cringe. SuitMart also carries name-brand clothing and even school uniforms. Sales are frequent, and if you sign up for its loyalty program, you’ll receive special discounts to your phone or email address.

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7500 Bellaire Boulevard
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 777-1111

PlazAmericas mall hosts dozens of stores featuring discount items, including plenty of children’s clothing. At PlazAmericas, you will find name-brand clothing and school uniforms at a great low price. In addition to being easy on your finances, PlazAmericas offers kid-friendly entertainment at no cost and on-site food and snacks to keep the whole family going for the day’s adventure.

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Texas Barber College and Hairstyling Schools
9275 Richmond Ave. Suite 166
Houston, TX 77063
(866) 639-2273

Click here for options and appointments

One of the best places to get a great, yet cheap, haircut or hairstyle is to visit a barber college. These schools train students to become barbers, hairdressers and many other professions in the beauty industry. Because they’re still in training, the students offer their services for a very low cost to the community. One of Houston’s leading barber colleges, Texas Barber College, offers solid rates on haircuts your kids will love.

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Remington College
3110 Hayes Road #380
Houston, TX 77082
(281) 712-8114

Price: free

When looking for low-priced haircuts, you can’t get any lower than free. Remington College’s cosmetology program features a Cuts for Kids program that offers fany child 17 years old and younger a free haircut during the weeks preceding the new school year. Perfect for easing the strain on any parent’s strained pocketbook this time of year, students here know their stuff and send kids on their way cute and confident every time.

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Crystal Children & Teacher Supply
5186 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77005

Crystal Children & Teacher Supply, a locally owned teacher supply that offers a great selection of teacher products and supplies for students. With an array of educational products, parents will be sure to find exactly what they need at Crystal Children & Teacher Supply. This teacher supply store also features a great selection of student study and test preparation materials perfect for out-of-class learning or homeschooling.

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Basic Office and School Supply

10831 Woodedge Dr.
Houston, TX  77070
(281) 890-0160

Basic Office and School Supply, a Houston vendor, offers teachers and parents solutions to their school supply needs year after year. It offers discounts for large purchases and its catalog is also available online. If what you need is school-related, you will find it at Basic Office and School Supply, including art supplies and everything your family needs for Girl Scouts this year as well.

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Amber E. Wilson is an educator, writer, and entrepreneur who lives in Houston, Texas. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters of Business Administration degree. She is also the founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit home high school that helps teens earn their diploma. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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