California Beauty Schools & Cosmetology Colleges in CA

Beauty Schools in California

California is one of the top 5 states in the country for cosmetology careers, and with its beaches and beautiful people, this comes as no surprise. Working as a cosmetologist in California can be a rewarding and lucrative career.

You can find and contact beauty schools in California directly from our site. Simply submit your information requests to the programs listed below to get started!

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.

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. 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.

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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Bakersfield, CA

Milan Institute offers the training you need to reach your career goals as a cosmetologist...
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.
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...
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 Hairdressing Academy a TIGI Creative School (BEDHEAD) has modern learning facilities that produce talented and well-trained salon ready Hairdressers and TIGI certified 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.
El Cajon, CA

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

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

Our school is carefully designed to simulate a salon environment for the sole purpose of beauty education. It is equipped with modem visual and teaching aids, and possesses...
Manteca, CA

TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy a TIGI Creative School (BEDHEAD) has modern learning facilities that produce talented and well-trained salon ready Hairdressers and TIGI certified color technicians for salons across North America.
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...
Modesto, CA

TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy a TIGI Creative School (BEDHEAD) has modern learning facilities that produce talented and well-trained salon ready Hairdressers and TIGI certified color technicians for salons across North America.
National City, CA

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

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

Are you ready to take your passion for beauty and turn it into your career? Cosmo Beauty Academy can help you get you there! We specialize in cosmetology, esthetics and manicuring and provide quality education from experienced instructors.
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...
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 Monica, CA

TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy a TIGI Creative School (BEDHEAD) has modern learning facilities that produce talented and well-trained salon ready Hairdressers and TIGI certified color technicians for salons across North America.
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

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 Lu Ross Academy Barber School located at 93 S. Chestnut St., Ventura, Ca, 93001 is an Additional Classroom Space of Lu Ross Academy...
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.
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...
These schools also accept students from California (alphabetized by state, then city)
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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