Programs Offered

Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics / Nail Technology

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The cutest little colorist today took me on as her FIRST EVER color client and I'm SHOOOOOK!!! What a great price and experience learning how the school...

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This place is amazing and I come weekly for my head shave and facial shave and a scalp treatment. Crystal one of the instructors is a master in her...

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In the School's Words

Launch your cosmetology career in California's beautiful San Joaquin Valley. Our 13,000-square-foot facility is located in Modesto, a warm and friendly city that combines a hometown feel with metropolitan amenities.

Located on the Tuolomne River, Modesto's central location provides easy access to the ocean, mountains, and much more. The city is just an hour and a half from California's capital, Sacramento, and only two hours from San Jose and San Francisco. It's also within easy driving distance of some of American's most beautiful sights, including the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemite National Park, and Lake Tahoe.

Modesto's mild climate lends itself to year-round activities like river rafting, hiking, jet skiing, and golf. For those who prefer less active pursuits, the city is home to the Modesto Nuts minor league baseball team, the critically acclaimed musical group Grandaddy, the E & J Gallo Winery, and the McHenry Mansion.

With a motto of "Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health," Modesto offers the opportunity to nurture your new career as well as yourself. Come join us-we're waiting to welcome you!

Your Horizons Are Limitless

For over 20 years, the staffs at our Paul Mitchell Partner Schools have built strong working relationships with salons throughout the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world. The Paul Mitchell network in the United States and Canada is over 70,000 salons strong, and we're in 44 countries worldwide. Paul Mitchell-trained hair designers work in virtually every corner of the world, and every professional hairdresser knows the Paul Mitchell name. Prospective employers recognize Paul Mitchell Partner Schools' commitment to quality and reputation for innovation and excellence.

At the Safavi Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, we prepare you for the state board exams and much, much more- we prepare you to succeed in the salon or spa, in business, and in life. Click through our site to check out the courses we offer, find out how to enroll, learn about our team, and more.


A multitude of exciting career choices await the professional cosmetologist. You can design high-fashion hair for the runway, become a celebrity stylist, or work in print photography, television, opera, theater, ballet, or film. As your career progresses, you can become a platform artist, salon or spa manager or owner, educator, manufacturing consultant or artistic director, or retail specialist.


Every Paul Mitchell School is committed to providing a safe, professional, positive, and compassionate atmosphere to facilitate the learning experience for all Future Professionals. School policies and professional guidelines will be provided by your school upon enrollment.

Student Services

Various services are available to enrolled students, including advising, housing assistance, job placement assistance, and specialized training opportunities. Our helpful and knowledgeable Admissions Leaders will be happy to provide details.


Paul Mitchell The School Modesto offers the following programs:

Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics / Nail Technology


Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $8,503


Program Length 1,000 hours
Average Completion 8 months
Program Tuition $14,120

THE COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM features design, cutting, coloring, multicultural techniques, makeup, fashion trends, and the art of hairdressing in a three-phase program we call CORE, ADAPTIVE, and CREATIVE.

In CORE, you'll learn the basics that will let you confidently begin working with guests. ADAPTIVE builds on the first phase and adds time management, professional service and retailing skills, and the art of successful communication. The final phase, CREATIVE, takes you through advanced hairdressing and chemical work.

Nail Technology

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $7,900


Program Length 1,000 hours
Average Completion 8 months
Program Tuition $12,113

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.


To apply to this school, there is a $25 application fee.

Financial Aid

59% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $4,491 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

92% Female, 8% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

20% White, 40% Hispanic / Latino, 5% African American, 2% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 10% Two or More, 23% Unknown

347 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 06/03/2024

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