The objective of the Cosmetology Course is to develop in the student the practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and professional attitudes necessary for success in the profession and to qualify and equip the student to pass the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology licensing examination.

After the graduate has successfully passed her/his state exam, they are qualified to work as a licensed cosmetologist in any licensed facility in the state of California. They may cut hair, perform hair styling, perform all phases of manicuring, apply make-up and give skin care (within the scope of the license) for profit.

The course is 1600 clock hours in length, which can be completed in approximately twelve months full time attendance. Approximately 400 hours of the course time is devoted to the technical instruction, which consists of various learning activities in a classroom situation. The balance of the course time is devoted to practical operations in which students develop and practice cosmetology skills under the supervision of licensed instructors in actual working conditions.



Our Cosmetology program covers all aspects of hair styling, skin care & manicuring in 1600 hours of technical instruction & practical operations

Course Overview

Total Hours: 1600 hours
Timeline: 53-66 weeks
Cost: $9,787

We prepare students for a potential career as:

Hair Stylist


Product Demonstrator

Salon Owner/Manager


Industry rules & regulations

Safety and sanitary requirements

Hair cutting, hair styling, hair tinting, chemical applications, scalp and hair treatments

Make-up application, facials (manual and electrical)

Manicuring, pedicuring, nail wraps, application of acrylic nails and nail tips

Reception desk duties, professionalism, personal and business ethics

Personal grooming, employer-employee relations, customer relations, and communication skills


SCHEDULE #1 (12 months)

Tuesday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

SCHEDULE #2  (15 months)

Monday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Schedule may vary by location or demand.


Technical Minimum Specified

The Cosmetology Act and the Bureau’s Rules & Regulations

Cosmetology Chemistry (chemical composition and the purpose of cosmetic, nail, hair, and skin care preparations; elementary chemical makeup, chemical skin peels, physical and chemical changes of matter)

Health and Safety / Hazardous Substances (training in chemicals and health establishments, material safety, data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, ergonomics, and communicable diseases)

Theory of Electricity In Cosmetology (the nature of electrical current, principles of operating electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating electrical equipment)

Disinfection and Sanitation (procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician; all necessary functions for disinfecting instruments and equipment as specified in Section 979 and 980; disinfection is emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of all instruments and equipment)

Bacteriology, Anatomy, and Physiology

Wet Hair Styling (hair analysis, shampooing, finger waving, pin curling, comb-outs) + Thermal Hair Styling (hair analysis, straightening, waving, curling with hot combs and hot curling irons, and blower styling)

Artificial Nails and Wraps (artificial nails – acrylic, liquid powders & brush-ons; artificial nail tips; nail wraps and repairs)

Permanent Waving (hair analysis, chemical and heat permanent waving) + Chemical Straightening (hair analysis, the use of sodium hydroxide and other base solutions)

Hair Cutting (hair analysis, the use of the razor, scissors, electric clippers, and thinning shears for wet and dry cutting)

Hair Coloring & Bleaching (hair analysis, predisposition tests, safety precautions formula mixing, tinting, bleaching, and the use of dye removers. Shall not include any credit for color rinses)

Scalp & Hair Treatments (hair and scalp analysis, scientific brushing, and manual scalp manipulation and other hair treatments)

Facials – Manual (cleansing, scientific manipulations, packs, and masks) + Electrical (the use of all electrical modalities, including dermal lights and electrical apparatus, for facials and skin care purposes) + Chemicals(chemical skin peels, packs, masks and scrubs; training shall emphasize that non-living, upper-most layers of facial skin, known as the epidermis may be removed, and only for the purpose of beautification)

Eyebrow Arching & Hair Removal (use of wax, tweezers, electric or manual and depilatories for the removal of superfluous hair) + Make-up (skin analysis, complete and corrective make-up, lash and brow tinting and the application of false eyelashes)

Manicuring and Pedicuring (water and oil manicure, including nail analysis, and hand and arm massage; complete pedicure, including nail analysis, and foot and ankle massage; artificial nails)

Practical Minimum Specified

Disinfection & Sanitation

Wet Hair Styling

Thermal Hair Styling

Press & Curl

Permanent Waving

Hair Cutting

Chemical Straightening

Bleaching Hair

Hair Coloring

Scalp and Hair Treatments

Facials (Manual)

Facials (Electrical)

Facials (Chemical)

Makeup Application

Eyebrow Arching & Hair Removal

Water and Oil Manicures

Complete Pedicure

Artificial Nail – Liquid Powder & Brush-ons

Artificial Nail Tips

Nail Wraps and Repairs


Total Breakdown

Tuition: $8,800 (1500 Hours)

Equipment: $580

Books: $302

Registration Fee: $100

STRF Fee: $5.00

Total: $ 9,787

Tuition prices subject to change without notice. Prices do not include tax.

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