Cosmetology Schools near San Francisco / Oakland / San Jose, CA

If you hope for an exciting career in cosmetology, the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, California, may be great places to begin. With the plethora of salons, beauty businesses, and wedding and events venues in these cities, you could have your pick between working on the road at various sites or in one place. In 2019, San Francisco and Oakland paid their cosmetologists $35,410 per year ($17.02 per hour), and San Jose cosmetologists earned $32,410 ($15.58). The state expects cosmetology jobs to grow by 20% between 2016 and 2026, a rate that is significantly higher than the national expectation of 9%. So, this may be the perfect time to start your career in one of these cities.

Cosmetologists in California must earn 1,600 hours of training or complete 3,200 hours of an apprenticeship plus 220 hours of training to become licensed. The schools below will all help you on your way to becoming a cosmetologist in San Francisco, Oakland, or San Jose.

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Paul Mitchell The School

Program: Cosmetology

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Aveda Institute

Program: Cosmetology

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

Program: Cosmetology

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Cosmetology Schools Near You

Accredited School

You must attend school in the state you want to practice in. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited school. Click here to learn more about the requirements in your state.

W Academy of Salon and Spa

520 San Ramon Valley Boulevard
Danville, CA 94526

Adrian's Beauty College – Accredited

3000 West Grantline Road
Tracy, CA 95304

Adrian's Beauty College – Accredited

1340 West Main Street
Turlock, CA 95380

Ashe Beauty Academy

1368 Lincoln Avenue Suite 201
San Rafael, CA 94901

Bamboo Advance Beauty College – Accredited

14624 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94578

Bay Area Hair Institute, LLC – Accredited

1133 El Camino Real Suite 1
San Francisco, CA 94080

California College of Barbering and Cosmetology – Accredited

1024 East March Lane
Stockton, CA 95210

Career Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

3314 Delaware Avenue
Stockton, CA 95204

Cinta Aveda Institute – Accredited

305 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Cinta Aveda Institute – Accredited

111 West St. John Street
San Jose, CA 95113

College of San Mateo – Accredited

1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402

Cosmebar Academy

4200 B Klose Way
San Pablo, CA 94806

Cosmebar Academy

1927 Solano Avenue
Vallejo, CA 94590

Cosmotek College – Accredited

2188 Del Franco Street Suite 30
San Jose, CA 95131

Dermal Refuge Academy

490 Post Street Suite 1701
San Francisco, CA 94102

Fremont Beauty College – Accredited

4164 Technology Drive
Fremont, CA 94538

Gavilan College – Accredited

5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard
Gilroy, CA 95020

Hilltop Beauty School – Accredited

6317 Mission Street
Daly City, CA 94014

Inspire Academy of Barbering and Cosmetology – Accredited

445 West Weber Avenue Suite 223
Stockton, CA 95203

International Beauty College – Accredited

1224 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

International College of Cosmetology – Accredited

3701 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94601

JD Academy of Salon and Spa – Accredited

520 San Ramon Valley Boulevard
Danville, CA 94526

Katie Skills Center – Accredited

415 East 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94606

KZ Academy

1221 East Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035

Laney College – Accredited

900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Lytles Redwood Empire Beauty College – Accredited

186 Wikiup Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Marin Beauty Academy – Accredited

854 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

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

Paris Beauty College – Accredited

1655 Willow Pass Road
Concord, CA 94520

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

100 Crescent Drive Suite D
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology Inc – Accredited

1067 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

San Jose City College – Accredited

2100 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

Santa Clara Beauty College – Accredited

2630 El Camino Real
San Jose, CA 95051

Skyline College – Accredited

3300 College Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066

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

606 Shaws Flat Road
Sonora, CA 95370

The Brothers & Sisters BarberCosmo Academy – Accredited

3322 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94601

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

1600 Saratoga Avenue Suite 103
San Jose, CA 95129

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy – Accredited

2200 Eastridge Loop Unit #1004
San Jose, CA 95122

West Valley College

14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070

Womack's Academy, Barber and Cosmetology

598 Silver Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
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