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California has a many good places where you can get your cosmetology education. Check the form below for help in deciding just where you will get your training and become a licensed, professional CA cosmetologist.


Also, did you know you can get an early start in your beauty training… at high school?

1st Academy of Beauty – Rosemead
Academy for Salon Professionals – Canoga Park
Academy for Salon Professionals – Santa Clara
Academy of Beauty – Culver City
Academy of Esthetics & Cosmetology – San Fernando Valley
Adrian’s Beauty College of Tracy – Tracy
Adrian’s Beauty College of Turlock – Turlock
Advance Beauty College – Garden Grove
Advance Beauty College – Laguna Hills
Advance Beauty Techs Academy – Corona
Alhambra Beauty College – Alhambra
All About Looks – Ukiah Beauty College – Ukiah
American Beauty Academy – Brawley
American Beauty College – West Covina
American Institute of Education – Tustin
Amy Beauty School – Corona

Asel Beauty College – Garden Grove
Asian American International Beauty College – Westminster
Associated Barber College of San Diego – San Diego
Avalon School of Cosmetology – Alameda
Avance’ Beauty College – San Diego
Aveda Institute – Los Angeles
Bay Area Hair Institute – San Francisco
Bellflower Beauty College – Lakewood
Beyond 21st Century Beauty Academy – Santa Fe Springs
Blake Austin College – Vacaville
Bridges Academy of Beauty – 423 Eest Main Street, Barstow, CA 92311 -is committed to making its trainees the best they can be. The school meets or exceeds the training necessary to succesfully complete  the state licensing exams. Students can choose between programs focused on nail care, makeup artistry, salon ownership, or hair styling.  NOTE: this school may be closed.
Bridges Beauty College – Rancho Cucamonga, Victorville
Calaveras Cosmetology School – San Andreas
California Barber & Beauty College – San Diego
California Beauty College – Modesto
California College of Barbering and Cosmetology – Stockton
California Hair Design Academy – Chula Vista, La Mesa
California Vocational Cosmetology College – Fresno
Career Academy of Beauty – Garden Grove
Career Academy of Cosmetology – Stockton
Central Valley Barber College – Riverbank
Central Sierra ROP School of Cosmetology – El Dorado
Champion Institute of Cosmetology – Palm Springs
Chico Beauty College – Chico
Christine K Beauty School – San Jose
Cinta Aveda Institute – San Francisco
Citrus College, Cosmetology Department – Glendora
Citrus Heights Beauty College – Citrus Heights
Coachella Valley Beauty College – Beaumont, La Quinta
Coastline Beauty College – Fountain Valley
Coba Cosmetology Academy – Orange
Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy – Santa Ana
College of San Mateo, Cosmetology Department – San Mateo
Cosmo Beauty Academy – Sacramento
Cosmotek College – San Jose
CR’U Institute of Cosmetology and Barbering – Garden Grove
David’s Academy of Beauty – Corona, Pico Rivera
Delta Beauty College – Antioch
Design’s School of Cosmetology – Paso Robles, Pleasanton
Diamond Beauty College – South El Monte
D’Lacreme School of Cosmetology and Barbering – Fairfield

Sacramento Valley, CA
Sacramento Valley, CA

Dublin Beauty College – Dublin
East Los Angeles Occupational Center – Los Angeles
East Los Angeles Skills Center – Los Angeles
El Camino College, Cosmetology Department – Torrance
El Prado Adult School, California Institute for Women – Corona
Elite Cosmetology School – Yucca Valley
Estes Institute of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences – Visalia
Evons Beauty College – Garden Grove


… this is just a partial list of beauty schools in California. You can find a complete list on the CA cosmetology board website.

More interested in other types of beauty schools? Check out our pages that list California schools for nail technicians, estheticians, barbers and makeup artists.

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Avalon School of Cosmetology – Alameda

Academy for Salon Professionals – Santa Clara

Adrian’ Beauty College of Tracy

Aveda Institute – Los Angeles

Blake Austin College Beauty Academy – Vacaville

Cinta Aveda Institute – San Francisco

Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy – This schools has received great reviews from students! If you wish to get a thorough and ethical beauty training it is worth checking out and, if possible, booking a school tour. Built right into the schools mission statement is to create a positive and fun atmosphere – yay! 109 West 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92866

Cosmo Beauty Academy – Sacramento

Designs School of Cosmetology – Pleasanton

Estes Institute of Cosmetology – Visalia

Lu Ross Academy of Beauty & Health – Ventura

North Adrian’s Beauty College – Modesto

Palace Beauty College – Los Angeles

Salon Success Academy

Safavi Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics – Modesto, San Bernardino, Santa Monica, Turlock, Upland

Did we miss any of the best cosmetology schools in California in this list? Please let us know.