Barbering Schools in California

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Bellus Academy – Accredited

970 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology
Bellus Academy – Accredited

13266 Poway Road
Poway, CA 92064

(858) 748-1490
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Barbering

1024 East March Lane
Stockton, CA 95210

(815) 485-3020
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Barbering

72-840 Highway 111 Suite V417
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 365-8222
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering
Milan Institute – Accredited

2822 F Street Suite H
Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 437-4019
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Barbering
Milan Institute – Accredited

731 West Shaw Avenue Suite A
Clovis, CA 93612

(559) 323-2800
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Barbering
Milan Institute – Accredited

780 Loughborough Drive
Merced, CA 95348

(209) 205-2823
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology
Milan Institute – Accredited

75-030 Gerald Ford Drive Suite 203
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Barbering

1679 East Monte Vista Avenue Suite 200
Vacaville, CA 95688

(707) 425-2288
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Barbering

16852 Devonshire Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344

(818) 366-3211
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design

3100 Mchenry Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Barbering

18442 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA 91335

(818) 578-6344
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

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1st Academy of Beauty – Accredited

8819 Garvey Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770

AAA Beauty College

4774 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92117

ABA Beauty School – Accredited

8428 Van Nuys Boulevard
Panorama City, CA 91402

Abram Friedman Occupational Center – Accredited

1646 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Academy of Esthetics and Cosmetology – Accredited

1116 San Fernando Road
San Fernando, CA 91340

Adrian's Beauty College – Accredited

3000 West Grantline Road
Tracy, CA 95304

Advance Beauty College – Accredited

10121 Westminster Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92843

Advance Beauty College – Accredited

25332 McIntyre Street Laguna
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Advance Beauty Techs Academy – Accredited

2191 Sampson Avenue Suite 105
Corona, CA 92583

American Beauty College – Accredited

641 West Palmdale Boulevard Suites A-C
Palmdale, CA 93551

American Beauty College – Accredited

652 South Sunset Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790

American Beauty Institute – Accredited

4625 Convoy Street
San Diego, CA 92111

Ares Beauty Academy

12473 Woodside Avenue Suite C
Lakeside, CA 92040

Asel Beauty College – Accredited

9240 Garden Grove Boulevard Suite #10
Garden Grove, CA 92844

Asel Beauty College – Accredited

540 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780

Associated Barber College of San Diego – Accredited

1333 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Bakersfield Barber College – Accredited

2844 Niles Street
Bakersfield, CA 93306

Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education – Accredited

4640 North Maine Avenue
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Bamboo Advance Beauty College – Accredited

14624 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94578

Barber Boot Camp for Cosmetologists

18375 Ventura Boulevard #591
Tarzana, CA 91356

Bellflower Beauty College of Lakewood – Accredited

5438 Woodruff Avenue
Lakewood, CA 90713

Beyond 21st Century Beauty Academy – Accredited

13640 Imperial Highway
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Borner's Barber College – Accredited

8913 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Borner's Barber College – Accredited

1284 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91104

Bridges Beauty College – Accredited

9170 Foothill Boulevard
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Bridges Beauty College – Accredited

16515 Mojave Drive
Victorville, CA 92395

California Barber and Beauty College – Accredited

5315 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92115

California Hair Design Academy – Accredited

8011 University Avenue Suite A-2
La Mesa, CA 91942

Career Academy of Beauty – Accredited

12471 Valley View
Garden Grove, CA 92845

Central Valley Barber College – Accredited

3501 Atchison Street
Riverbank, CA 95367

Cinta Aveda Institute – Accredited

305 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Cinta Aveda Institute – Accredited

111 West St. John Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Coachella Valley Beauty College – Accredited

3643 West Florida Avenue
Hemet, CA 92545

Coachella Valley Beauty College – Accredited

79450 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253

Coastline Beauty College – Accredited

16151 Harbor Boulevard
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Coastline Beauty College – Accredited

2627 West Florida Avenue Suite 100
Hemet, CA 92545

Coba Academy – Accredited

663 North Euclid Street
Anaheim, CA 92801

Cosmotek College – Accredited

2188 Del Franco Street Suite 30
San Jose, CA 95131

Cosmoton Academy – Accredited

1013 North H Street
Lompoc, CA 93436

CRU Institute of Cosmetology and Barbering – Accredited

11889 Valley View Street Suite C
Garden Grove, CA 92845

Cutting Edge Barber Academy – Accredited

425 Maze Boulevard
Modesto, CA 95351

D'Lacreme School of Cosmetology and Barbering

1787 North Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533

Diamond Beauty College – Accredited

10301 Garvey Avenue #200
South El Monte, CA 91733

Divina Cosmetology & Barbering Academy – Accredited

1011 Mason Street Suites 5 & 6
Vacaville, CA 95688

Dream Beauty Academy

30700 Russell Ranch Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Eminence Barber Academy – Accredited

9900 Indiana Avenue Suites 9 & 10
Riverside, CA 92503

Eminence Barber Academy – Accredited

553 North Mountain Avenue
Upland, CA 91786

Extensions R Us Academy

2137 West Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Federico Beauty Institute – Accredited

1515 Sports Drive Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Federico College – Accredited

5660 North Blackstone Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Flair Beauty College – Accredited

23754 Valencia Boulevard
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Fredrick and Charles Beauty College – Accredited

831 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Fremont Beauty College – Accredited

4164 Technology Drive
Fremont, CA 94538

Georgiykot Academy USA

20855 Ventura Boulevard Suite 7
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Get Faded Barber College – Accredited

2500 New Stine Road
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education – Accredited

14101 East Nelson Avenue
La Puente, CA 91746

Hair California Beauty Academy

1828 East Collins Avenue
Orange, CA 92867

Hierarch Academy

1717 Old Tustin Avenue Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Hinton Barber and Beauty College – Accredited

1035 Tennessee Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

Inspire Academy of Barbering and Cosmetology – Accredited

445 West Weber Avenue Suite 223
Stockton, CA 95203

Institute of Beauty Culture – Accredited

325 East Betteravia Suite B1
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Institute of Technology – Accredited

564 West Herndon Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612

International Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering – Accredited

4085 Tweedy Boulevard
South Gate, CA 90280

International Beauty College – Accredited

1224 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

International College of Beauty Arts & Sciences – Accredited

5225 San Fernando Road West
Los Angeles, CA 90039

International School of Beauty – Accredited

72-261 Highway 111 Suite 121 B
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Ivy League Barber Academy – Accredited

1001 West San Marcos Boulevard Suite 120
San Marcos, CA 92078

Jade Beauty and Barber College – Accredited

1045 East Capitol Expressway
San Jose, CA 95121

Jama's Beauty & Barber College – Accredited

8300 Valley Circle Boulevard Unit A
Canoga Park, CA 91304

Jasmine Beauty School – Accredited

5911 University Avenue Suite #318
San Diego, CA 92115

John Wesley International Barber and Beauty College

920 Atlantic Avenue Suite # 200
Long Beach, CA 90813

Katie Skills Center – Accredited

415 East 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94606

KC Beauty Academy – Accredited

706 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

KZ Academy

1221 East Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035

Lancaster Beauty School – Accredited

44646 North 10Th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology – Accredited

2048 Grant Street
Selma, CA 93662

Learning Institute of Southern California – Accredited

769 Park Avenue
El Centro, CA 92243

Letty's Barbering and Cosmetology College – Accredited

4926 Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Los Angeles College of Aesthetics – Accredited

1517 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Los Angeles Trade Technical College – Accredited

400 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Lu Ross Academy – Accredited

470 East Thompson Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001

Master Academy – Accredited

4100 Orange Avenue Suites 109-110
Long Beach, CA 90807

Master Barbering Academy – Accredited

406 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802

Mixed Institute of Cosmetology and Barbering – Accredited

5950 Florin Road Suite 102
Sacramento, CA 95823

Modern Beauty Academy – Accredited

699 South C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030

Moler Barber College – Accredited

22425 Main Street
Hayward, CA 94541

Moler Barber College – Accredited

3815 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

Moler Barber College – Accredited

13128 San Pablo Avenue
San Pablo, CA 94806

Moler Cosmetology College/Divsion of Moler Barber College – Accredited

955 Monroe Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050

National Cosmetology School – Accredited

315 11Th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

North Adrian's College of Beauty Inc – Accredited

124 Floyd Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350

Paul Mitchell the School at Campus

5221 Madison Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841

Paul Mitchell the School Costa Mesa – Accredited

3309 Hyland Avenue Suite J
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Paul Mitchell The School East Bay – Accredited

100 Crescent Drive Suite D Suite D
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Paul Mitchell The School Fresno – Accredited

5091 North Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710

Paul Mitchell The School North Tahoe – Accredited

12047 Donner Pass Road Suite A1 Suite A1
Truckee, CA 96161

Paul Mitchell The School Pasadena – Accredited

825 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Paul Mitchell The School Sacramento – Accredited

2100 Arden Way Suite 265 Suite 265
Sacramento, CA 95825

Paul Mitchell The School San Diego – Accredited

410 A Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Paul Mitchell The School Sherman Oaks – Accredited

15301 Ventura Boulevard Unit P2 Unit P2
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Paul Mitchell The School Temecula – Accredited

27536 Ynez Road Suite E-1 Suite E-1
Temecula, CA 92591

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Pomona Unified School District – Accredited

800 South Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91766

Precise Barber College – Accredited

5176 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 103
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Pro Barber College – Accredited

2606 West 182nd Street Room 13
Torrance, CA 90504

Pro Barber College – Accredited

6478 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA 92683

Professional Schools of Beauty, Fashion and Arts – Accredited

18573 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA 91335

Redondo Beach Beauty College – Accredited

2205 West Artesia Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Richard N. Slawson Southeast Occupational Center – Accredited

5500 Rickenbacker Road
Bell, CA 90201

Riggins Urban Barber College – Accredited

220 Euclid Avenue Suite 120
San Diego, CA 92114

Rosston School of Hair Design – Accredited

1442 West Holt Boulevard
Ontario, CA 91762

Royal Hair Institute – Accredited

5924 Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90022

RTC College – Accredited

10427 San Sevaine Way Suite A
Jurupa Valley, CA 91752

SABA Beauty School – Accredited

23635 El Toro Road Suite J-2 and K
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Saddleback Beauty Academy – Accredited

23565 Moulton Parkway Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Salon Success Academy – Accredited

6780 Indiana Avenue Suite #200
Riverside, CA 92506

Salon Success Academy – Accredited

1385 East Foothill Boulevard
Upland, CA 91786

Salon Success Academy – Accredited

112 Plaza Drive
West Covina, CA 91790

San Bernardino Beauty College – Accredited

600 North Sierra Way
San Bernardino, CA 92410

San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology Inc – Accredited

1067 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

San Luis Obispo Beauty College – Accredited

285 South Street Suite N
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Santa Ana Beauty Academy – Accredited

2231 North Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Santa Ana Beauty College – Accredited

1926 West 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Shasta School of Cosmetology – Accredited

678 North Market Street
Redding, CA 96003

Sierra Beauty College – Accredited

1340 West 18th Street
Merced, CA 95340

Simi Valley Cosmetology School

3340 East Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Simply Divine Barbering Academy – Accredited

319 West Huntington Drive
Monrovia, CA 91016

Sonora Union High School (high school students only) – Accredited

606 Shaws Flat Road
Sonora, CA 95370

Southern California College of Barber and Beauty – Accredited

641 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

Straight Perm Beauty School – Accredited

3863 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020

The Academy School of Barbering – Accredited

998 Geneva Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

The Barber Academy – Accredited

1099 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95126

The Brothers & Sisters BarberCosmo Academy – Accredited

3322 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94601

TNN Beauty Apprenticeship

836 57th Street Suite 478
Sacramento, CA 95819

TNN Beauty Apprenticeship

607 East Street
Woodland, CA 95776

Topline Beauty College – Accredited

130 South Harbor Boulevard
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Urban Barber College – Accredited

1809 Willow Pass Road
Concord, CA 94520

Urban Barber College – Accredited

311 North Capitol Avenue Unit I
San Jose, CA 95113

Victory Career College – Accredited

19401 South Vermont Avenue Suite G100
Torrance, CA 90502

Wayne's College of Beauty – Accredited

1271 North Main Street
Salinas, CA 93906

West Coast Barber College – Accredited

3753 Mission Avenue Suite 108
Oceanside, CA 92058

Womack's Academy, Barber and Cosmetology

598 Silver Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

ZMS The Academy – Accredited

2228 East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90042
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You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

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How to Become a Barber in California

California Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours or 3,200 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for barbers in California is $26,220 ($12.60/hour). This is higher than the national average of $30,150 ($14.50/hour).
  • There is a predicted 21% job increase between 2016–2026 for barbers. This is higher than the expected national growth of 7%.

One of the best parts about working as a barber in California is the eclectic mix of people and places you can work with. If you're thinking about providing men with the latest styles of cuts, and an experience they'll want to come back for, then you'll need to find the right cosmetology school in California with barber training. It doesn't matter if your inspiration is tied to your humble beginnings, or the new law that allows salons and barbershops to serve alcohol with their style and shave—your education is key.

We know, you already have the perfect concept and want to get started right now. So take a deep breath and prepare to talk with California barber schools to learn about course details. We have more details on barbering specifics below, along with cosmetology schools in California that want to hear from you. Or, just climb back up to the top of this page to use our simple search box to check out your options. Good luck on your journey to becoming a barber in Cali!

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours OR 3,200 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

To become a barber in California, you need to follow the licensing process set by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. You need 1,500 hours of specialized education and technical instruction. This includes 1,000 hours of training in haircutting and 200 hours of training in shaving. Once you’ve completed your education, you can submit your application with an application and testing fee of $75. At this time, you must also pay a $50 licensing fee.

Education Details

California barbering courses should teach students an assortment of skills in the areas of cutting, shaving, grooming, and professional skills. If you want to open your own shop or work for someone else, you will need to understand that barbering is a complex skill that goes beyond simple scissor and electric trimmer techniques. You should also seek programs that can enhance your professional and customer service skills.

California barbering course examples

  • Science of barbering
  • Fundamentals and applications
  • Bacteriology and sanitation
  • Modern men's cuts

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

In California, barber license holders do not have to complete continuing education hours to maintain the active status of their license. However, if you do achieve this goal, you will need to renew every odd-numbered year by the expiration date. You can renew via their online portal, or you can review the standard application to see what the process entails. When you renew, the fee will be $50; or $75 if you pay after the renewal date.

California Barbering Careers


Average yearly salary for barbering in California

Contact the California State Board of Barbering

California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

Even the most dapper citizens of California know that you can only look good if you have good professionals attending to your hair. Those barbers wishing to be in that category look to these groups to start.

California Cosmetology Association
Approved Apprenticeship Programs Committees


How to Become a Barber in Your State