Beauty Schools in California

Attending a California Beauty School

California is a gorgeous state with many gorgeous people living there who want to stay that way, so going to beauty schools in California could be a great idea for someone who is interested in pursuing cosmetology as a career. Not to mention, California is one of the top 5 states in the country for cosmetology careers. Major California cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego also offer the city-lover lots of opportunities to find and attend a beauty college and get his or her start in the beauty business. And with the entertainment business headquartered in Hollywood, California, it's no wonder the beauty business is so important in Cali.

Considering Your Options

As America's third largest state, it stands to reason that California has a lot to offer when it comes to beauty school, where many go to begin their careers in hairstyling, nail technology, makeup artistry, esthetics and skin care and several other beauty trades. California is also home to the most top-rated universities and colleges of any state. Perhaps that's why more students attend college in California than any other state. If you're artistic and want to work in the beauty industry that really values creativity, you can attend one of the many California beauty colleges. Aside from the 3 cities listed above, you may also be interested in beauty schools in Santa Barbara, Sacramento, Fresno, Anaheim or one of the many other beauty hubs in the state.

Licensing Requirements & Salary Expectations in CA

The state of California requires 1600 hours of training to sit for the board exams and get your cosmetology license, 400 hours to become a nail technician, or 600 hours to become an esthetician. The average salary range for cosmetologists is $17,740 to $41,240 per year before tips, with a median CA cosmetologist salary of $22,080. The average median salary for nail technicians is $18,970 and the median salary for estheticians is $27,360 in California.

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Alameda, CA

Avalon School of Cosmetology has been serving the professional beauty industry for more than 40 years. Our experienced educators will provide you with one of the most outstanding educational experiences available.
Anaheim, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Bakersfield, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Bakersfield, CA

Milan Institute offers the training you need to reach your career goals as a cosmetologist...
Bell, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Burbank, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Canoga Park, CA

The Academy of Makeup & Fashion is LA's premier professional school of makeup. We specialize in Professional Makeup from Beauty to Brides and Media. Our Image and Fashion courses are offered 4 times a year.
Castro Valley, CA

We are the largest and longest established chain of beauty schools serving California and Nevada. Marinello has a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training ...
Chatsworth, CA

Newberry School of Beauty has been training students in the field of Cosmetology since December of 1949. The school has earned a reputation for excellence and quality...
Chico, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
City of Industry, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Clovis / Fresno area, CA

Milan Institute in Clovis, CA offers the training you need to reach your career goals as a cosmetologist or esthetician. Our focus is on you. Our staff is...
Concord, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Corona, CA

Our philosophy is to treat each student as part of our family, providing them with every opportunity to complete their studies at the lowest cost possible.
Costa Mesa, CA

TONI&GUY has established learning facilities that produce talented and well-trained hairdressers and color technicians for salons across North America.
Danville, CA

W Academy of Salon and Spa is a Sassoon Academy Connection Member School, the only Sassoon Academy Connection School in Northern California.
Dublin, CA

Become a valuable part of a rapidly expanding industry. Let your natural talents and creativity shine through in your career!
El Cajon, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Fairfield, CA

Milan Institute of Cosmetology in Fairfield, CA offers the training you need to reach your career goals as a cosmetologist, esthetician, or manicurist. Our focus is on you.
Fontana, CA

Our philosophy is to treat each student as part of our family, providing them with every opportunity to complete their studies at the lowest cost possible.
Fremont, CA

Become a valuable part of a rapidly expanding industry. Let your natural talents and creativity shine through in your career!
Fresno, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Hayward, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the beauty industry. It is the objective and goal of Marinello Schools...
Hemet, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training. for students entering the beauty industry. It is the objective and goal of Marinello Schools...
Hollywood, CA

As a leader in the field of makeup education, our professional trainers are committed to providing makeup know-how and essential tools of the trade..
Huntington Beach, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Inglewood, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
La Quinta, CA

Milan Institute in La Quinta, CA offers the training you need to reach your career goals as a cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician, and cosmetology instructor.
Lake Forest, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Lomita, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Los Angeles, CA

The Aveda Institute Los Angeles is located in the heart of Westwood, adjacent to the UCLA campus. The facility has new classroom and clinic areas and an Aveda...
Los Angeles, CA

The International College of Beauty Arts & Sciences (ICBAS) is a Los Angeles-based professional beauty school committed to educating future beauticians in an...
Los Angeles, CA

Our dream team of MVA Rockstar Celebrity Trainers provide a workshop designed to inspire and develop every student to their maximum potential!
Los Angeles-East, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Los Angeles-West, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Merced, CA

Milan Institute in Merced, CA offers the training you need to reach your career goals with multiple programs...
Modesto, CA

We are dedicated to our industry and committed to providing high quality education. We are nationally accredited to ensure we meet high standards and are members of...
Modesto, CA

We believe that education is an adventure and that the learning experience needs to be fun. When you tour...
Moreno Valley, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Murrieta, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Napa, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry...
North Hollywood, CA

Ruby Makeup Academy is coming to North Hollywood! We offer our students outstanding makeup artistry training in a fast-paced, one
Ontario, CA

Are you ready to go from beauty beginner to beauty expert? You can with Make Up Art House! Located in Ontario, CA.
Ontario, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Oxnard, CA

Our talented and progressive trainers and educators provide students with extensive hands-on and classroom training in design, cutting, coloring, multi-cultural techniques, spa...
Palm Springs, CA

As a Palm Springs Cosmetology School we make every student's success a top priority by providing a solid foundation in both Theory & Practice, along with...
Palmdale, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Paramount, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Pleasanton, CA

Founded in 2006, the Designs School of Cosmetology, located in Pleasanton, Calif., has been offering a hands-on education to...
Poway, CA

Bellus Academy is dedicated to graduating the top beauty and wellness industry professionals by providing quality education.
Redding, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Redlands, CA

Our philosophy is to treat each student as part of our family, providing them with every opportunity to complete their studies at the lowest cost possible.
Reseda, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Sacramento, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
San Bernardino, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
San Bernardino, CA

Our philosophy is to treat each student as part of our family, providing them with every opportunity to complete their studies at the lowest cost possible.
San Diego-Miramar, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
San Francisco, CA

Located in cosmopolitan downtown San Francisco just 3 blocks from BART, the Cinta Aveda Institute is the perfect setting for your professional education. Our hands-on programs...
San Francisco, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
San Gabriel Valley, CA

We are conveniently located in the San Gabriel Valley, between Pasadena and El Monte. Are you ready for something new? Build a new career with training from one of the newest, hottest cosmetics companies!
San Mateo, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the beauty industry...
San Rafael, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Santa Ana, CA

A.I.E. is celebrating its 28th year of training electrologists. Courses are available in-person or through our online academy. Our program includes the practical knowledge necessary...
Santa Clara, CA

The Academy for Salon Professionals is the first Redken-affiliated School in California. Its programs, state-of-the-art facility, and faculty are leaving...
Santa Clara, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Santa Monica, CA

TONI&GUY has established learning facilities that produce talented and well-trained hairdressers and color technicians for salons across North America.
Seaside, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Simi Valley, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Stockton, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Tracy, CA

Adrian's Beauty Colleges are three separately owned corporate colleges founded by Adrian Cochran. They are located in the beautiful inland bay of...
Turlock, CA

We are dedicated to our industry and committed to providing high quality education. We are nationally accredited to ensure we meet high standards and are members of...
Upland, CA

The world of makeup artistry has so many possibilities. Embrace your creativity and choose the certified makeup artistry training available at Ruby Make Up Academy.
Upland, CA

Our philosophy is to treat each student as part of our family, providing them with every opportunity to complete their studies at the lowest cost possible.
Vacaville, CA

Located just outside California's capital, in Vacaville, Blake Austin College Beauty Academy provides students beauty education in...
Ventura, CA

The programs at Lu Ross Academy offer a well-rounded education that enables our graduates to establish a successful career in their chosen field.
Victorville, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Visalia, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Visalia, CA

Milan Institute of Cosmetology in Visalia, CA offers the training you need to reach your career goals as a cosmetologist or manicurist. Our focus is on you. Our staff is...
West Covina, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
Whittier, CA

Marinello Schools of Beauty have a long, distinguished history of success for providing quality education and training for students entering the cosmetology industry.
These schools also accept students from California (alphabetized by state, then city)
Draper, UT

Accelerate your career with laser & medical aesthetics training at NIMA; offering over nine laser technologies on-site and a staff of nationally recognized trainers and leading edge curriculum.
Salt Lake City, UT

Paul Mitchell The School - Salt Lake City is not a typical beauty school. We are a thriving learning community offering comprehensive Cosmetology and Esthetics programs...
St. George, UT

The Skin Institute was opened in 2002 by Mary Ronnow, a licensed Master Esthetician and Esthetician Instructor to meet the ever-increasing demand for licensed skin care professionals.

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