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

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Aveda Institute

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305 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

(415) 496-4787
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Makeup Artistry

111 West St. John Street
San Jose, CA 95113

(408) 549-1465
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry

520 San Ramon Valley Boulevard
Danville, CA 94526

(925) 855-5551
Cosmetology, Esthetics

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Bamboo Advance Beauty College – Accredited

14624 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94578

Bello's Barber Beauty College – Accredited

200 Atlantic Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 94565

College of San Mateo – Accredited

1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard Building 5
San Mateo, CA 94402

Cosmebar Academy

2920 Sonoma Boulevard B
Vallejo, CA 94590

Cosmotek College – Accredited

2188-B Del Franco Street
San Jose, CA 95131

D'Lacreme School of Cosmetology and Barbering – Accredited

1787 North Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533

Diva Beauty School – Accredited

2298-A Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95122

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

Hinton Barber and Beauty College – Accredited

1035 Tennessee Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

International Beauty College

1224 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94577

International College of Cosmetology – Accredited

3701 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94601

Jade Beauty and Barber College – Accredited

1045 East Capitol Expressway
San Jose, CA 95121

Katie Skills Center – Accredited

415 East 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94606

KZ Academy – Accredited

1221 East Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035

Laney College – Accredited

900 Fallon Street Suite B-100
Oakland, CA 94607

Moler Barber College - Hayward – Accredited

22425 Main Street
Hayward, CA 94541

Moler Barber College - Oakland – Accredited

3815 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

Moler Barber College - San Pablo – Accredited

13128 San Pablo Avenue
San Pablo, CA 94806

Moler Cosmetology College – Accredited

22641 Main Street
Hayward, CA 94541

Moler Cosmetology College/Divsion of Moler Barber College – Accredited

955 Monroe Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050

National Cosmetology Beauty School – Accredited

315 11th Street 1st Floor
Oakland, CA 94607

Paris Beauty College – Accredited

1655 Willow Pass Road
Concord, CA 94520

Paul Mitchell The School East Bay – Accredited

100 Crescent Drive Suite D
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Paul Mitchell The School San Jose – Accredited

2200 Eastridge Loop, Unit 1004
San Jose, CA 95122

San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology – Accredited

1067 Folsom Street Second Floor
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
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Skyline College – Accredited

3300 College Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066

Solano Community College – Accredited

4000 Suisun Valley Road
Suisun City, CA 94534

The Brothers & Sisters BarberCosmo Academy – Accredited

3322 International Boulevard Suite B
Oakland, CA 94601

The Salon Professional Academy - San Jose – Accredited

1600 Saratoga Avenue Suite 103
San Jose, CA 95129

Womack's Academy Barber and Cosmetology

598 Silver Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
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