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California Beauty Schools

Have you ever dreamt of  working side by side with some of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces?  If so, completing cosmetology school in California may be the first step you need to take!  With 240 schools to choose from, you will have not problem finding the beauty program most suited to your educational needs and career goals.

All Beauty Programs in California

Bellus Academy – Accredited
Chula Vista, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Bellus Academy – Accredited
El Cajon, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Bellus Academy – Accredited
Poway, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Nail Technology
Stockton, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Palm Desert, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Vacaville, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Milan Institute – Accredited
Bakersfield, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Milan Institute – Accredited
Clovis, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Milan Institute – Accredited
Merced, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Milan Institute – Accredited
Palm Desert, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Milan Institute – Accredited
Visalia, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Granada Hills, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Modesto, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering

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Rosemead, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
San Diego, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
ABA Beauty School – Accredited
Panorama City, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
ABC Adult School – Accredited
Cerritos, CA
Cosmetology
ABC Adult School – Accredited
Cerritos, CA
Cosmetology
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Northridge, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Academy of Beauty – Accredited
Culver City, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
San Fernando, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Temecula, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Burbank, CA
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Tracy, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Turlock, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Garden Grove, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Laguna Hills, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Corona, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
San Diego, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Alhambra, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Santa Maria, CA
Cosmetology
Brawley, CA
Cosmetology
Palmdale, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
West Covina, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
San Diego, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Huntington Park, CA
Massage Therapy
Rosemead, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Santa Ana, CA
Massage Therapy
Tustin, CA
Electrology
Glendale, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Amy Beauty School – Accredited
Corona, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Los Angeles, CA
Massage Therapy
San Gabriel, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Lakeside, CA
Cosmetology
Asel Beauty College – Accredited
Garden Grove, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
San Rafael, CA
Cosmetology
Westminster, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
San Diego, CA
Barbering
ATI College – Accredited
Whittier, CA
Massage Therapy
Bakersfield, CA
Barbering
Baldwin Park, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
San Leandro, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Barstow, CA
Cosmetology
San Francisco, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
National City, CA
Cosmetology
Lakewood, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
City Of Industry, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Long Beach, CA
Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Barbering
Pasadena, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Victorville, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Butte College – Accredited
Oroville, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
San Diego, CA
Esthetics/Skin Care
San Diego, CA
Barbering
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Modesto, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Seaside, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Corona, CA
Electrology
La Mesa, CA
Cosmetology
Carson, CA
Massage Therapy
Garden Grove, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Stockton, CA
Cosmetology
Sacramento, CA
Massage Therapy
Stockton, CA
Massage Therapy
Cen Beauty Academy – Accredited
Riverside, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
El Dorado, CA
Cosmetology
Riverbank, CA
Barbering
Cerritos College – Accredited
Norwalk, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Salinas, CA
Massage Therapy
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
San Francisco, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Citrus College – Accredited
Glendora, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Citrus Heights, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Hemet, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
La Quinta, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Fountain Valley, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Hemet, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Coba Academy – Accredited
Anaheim, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
San Mateo, CA
Cosmetology
Visalia, CA
Cosmetology
Compton College – Accredited
Compton, CA
Cosmetology
Vallejo, CA
Cosmetology
Downey, CA
Hair Design / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
San Diego, CA
Cosmetology
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Cerritos, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Orange, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Cosmotek College – Accredited
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Cosmoton Academy – Accredited
Lompoc, CA
Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Garden Grove, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Modesto, CA
Hair Design
Fairfield, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Cupertino, CA
Massage Therapy
San Francisco, CA
Cosmetology
Paso Robles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
South El Monte, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Vacaville, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Downey Adult School – Accredited
Downey, CA
Massage Therapy
Thousand Oaks, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
San Francisco, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
El Camino College – Accredited
Torrance, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Riverside, CA
Barbering
Upland, CA
Barbering
Visalia, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
La Mirada, CA
Esthetics/Skin Care
Brea, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Pomona, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Federico College – Accredited
Fresno, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Santa Clarita, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Huntington Beach, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Eureka, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Fremont, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Fremont College – Accredited
Cerritos, CA
Massage Therapy
Fullerton College – Accredited
Fullerton, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Massage Therapy
Gavilan College – Accredited
Gilroy, CA
Cosmetology
Woodland Hills, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Bakersfield, CA
Barbering
San Francisco, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Glendale, CA
Cosmetology
Golden West College – Accredited
Huntington Beach, CA
Cosmetology
La Puente, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Orange, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Escondido, CA
Massage Therapy
Paramount, CA
Massage Therapy
Hesperia, CA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Santa Ana, CA
Barbering
Daly City, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Vallejo, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Hollywood, CA
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Hoss Lee Academy – Accredited
Roseville, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
San Diego, CA
Massage Therapy
Stockton, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Santa Clara, CA
Massage Therapy
Santa Maria, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Clovis, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
South Gate, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
San Francisco, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Palm Desert, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Irvine, CA
Massage Therapy / Laser Training
San Marcos, CA
Barbering
San Jose, CA
Barbering
Canoga Park, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
San Diego, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Danville, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
JLC Beauty School – Accredited
City of Industry, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology
Long Beach, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
National City, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Katie Skills Center – Accredited
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
KC Beauty Academy – Accredited
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Beverly Hills, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
King Beauty College – Accredited
Garden Grove, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Agoura Hills, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Milpitas, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Barbering
Lancaster, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Laney College – Accredited
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology
Hanford, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Selma, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
El Centro, CA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Santa Monica, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Lu Ross Academy – Accredited
Ventura, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Bakersfield, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Fresno, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Santa Rosa, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Upland, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Whittier, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
South Gate, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Santa Ana, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Clovis, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Make-up Designory – Accredited
Burbank, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
San Francisco, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
San Diego, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
San Rafael, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
North Hollywood, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Master Academy – Accredited
Long Beach, CA
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Long Beach, CA
Barbering
Mayfield College – Accredited
Cathedral City, CA
Massage Therapy
Anaheim, CA
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Sacramento, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
La Quinta, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Milpitas, CA
Massage Therapy
Oceanside, CA
Cosmetology
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Oxnard, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Hayward, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
San Pablo, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Santa Clara, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Monterey, CA
Electrology
Monterey, CA
Massage Therapy
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Emeryville, CA
Massage Therapy
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Modesto, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
North-West College – Accredited
Anaheim, CA
Massage Therapy
North-West College – Accredited
Pomona, CA
Massage Therapy
North-West College – Accredited
Riverside, CA
Massage Therapy
North-West College – Accredited
West Covina, CA
Massage Therapy
Santa Monica, CA
Esthetics/Skin Care
Sacramento, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
San Marcos, CA
Cosmetology
Concord, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Pasadena, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Costa Mesa, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Fresno, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Pasadena, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Pleasant Hill, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
San Diego, CA
Cosmetology
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Sherman Oaks, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Temecula, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Truckee, CA
Cosmetology
Pomona, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Elk Grove, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Barbering
San Diego, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Reedley, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Pro Barber College – Accredited
Torrance, CA
Barbering
Pro Barber College – Accredited
Westminster, CA
Barbering
El Monte, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology / Barbering
Reseda, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Redondo Beach, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Bakersfield, CA
Cosmetology
Bell, CA
Cosmetology
San Diego, CA
Barbering
Riverside, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Rosemead, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Ontario, CA
Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Barbering
Temecula, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
RTC College – Accredited
Jurupa Valley, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
SABA Beauty School – Accredited
Lake Forest, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Laguna Hills, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Mission Viejo, CA
Cosmetology
Salinas, CA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Corona, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Fontana, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Redlands, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Riverside, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Upland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
West Covina, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
San Bernardino, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
San Diego, CA
Cosmetology
San Francisco, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
San Luis Obispo, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Santa Ana, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Santa Ana, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Santa Barbara, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Santa Monica, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Orange, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Beverly Hills, CA
Hair Design
Rosemead, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Woodland Hills, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Redding, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Merced, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Simi Valley, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Monrovia, CA
Hair Design / Barbering
Skyline College – Accredited
San Bruno, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Fairfield, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Sonora, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Escondido, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Hollywood, CA
Massage Therapy
Torrance, CA
Cosmetology
Stockton, CA
Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Garden Grove, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
San Francisco, CA
Barbering
The Barber Academy – Accredited
San Jose, CA
Barbering
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Woodland, CA
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology
Santa Ana, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Inglewood, CA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Massage Therapy
Lancaster, CA
Massage Therapy
Concord, CA
Barbering
San Jose, CA
Barbering
Fresno, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
City of Industry, CA
Cosmetology
Chowchilla, CA
Cosmetology
Huntington Beach, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Torrance, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Beverly Hills, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Salinas, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Oceanside, CA
Barbering
Saratoga, CA
Massage Therapy
Woodland Hills, CA
Cosmetology
Reseda, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
San Francisco, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Marysville, CA
Cosmetology
ZMS The Academy – Accredited
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Permanent Make-Up / Electrology / Barbering
Manteca, CA
Cosmetology
Modesto, CA
Cosmetology
Santa Monica, CA
Cosmetology
School Accreditation

You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.

Depending on which cosmetology specialty you are interested in pursing, you will first need to complete a required number of training hours which have been established by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, the regulating board of the cosmetology industry in California. There are five different types of cosmetology licenses that you can apply for, with each type requiring a minimum number of training hours at an accredited post-secondary school. Your cosmetology license options include:

  • Cosmetologist: 1,600 classroom hours and 3,200 apprenticeship hours
  • Barber: 1,500 classroom hours and 3,000 apprenticeship hours
  • Esthetician: 600 hours of classroom training and 1,200 apprenticeship hours
  • Nail technician: 400 hours of classroom training
  • Massage therapist: 250 hours as a practitioner and 500 hours as a therapist

You must renew your cosmetology license every other year by the anniversary date of its issuance. License renewals are only granted in odd-numbered years.

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