Frequently Asked Questions


The cosmetology program is 2 yrs. long (4 semesters). The core program only runs during the fall and the spring semesters.

The esthetician program is 1 yr. long (2 semesters). The core program only runs during the fall and spring semesters.

YES! It’s HIGHLY recommended that you do so. We have 2 orientations before the Spring and 3 before the Fall. The dates are updated on our website. These orientations will explain everything in detail in regards to the programs, the first day of school, fees, regulations, books, kits and other pertinent information.


The cosmetology program begins at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters at the freshman level. You can enter during either one of these semesters.

The skin therapy program begins only in the fall.

You can review all materials needed on the Program Fees page

  • The Cosmetology program has 2 sessions:
    • Day Session is Monday - Thursday from 7am - 1:30pm
    • Evening Session is Monday - Friday from 4:30pm to 9:15pm
  • The Skin Therapy program is Monday - Friday from 12:30pm to 5:55pm
  • The Barbering program is Monday - Thursday from 12:30pm to 7pm + 4:30pm - 9:50pm

(Please note that these are SET schedules that will not change to accommodate your personal time/job, etc.)


Yes. Please fill out the FAFSA form even if you feel that you don’t qualify. You may be entitled to a fee waiver. Please see the Financial Aid Website for more information.



We only accept up to 300 clocked hours from a college credited institution (e.g. Santa Monica Community College, Cerritos Community College, and Pasadena Community College).  We do NOT accept hours from private institutions (e.g. Marinello, Paul Mitchell, and Palace Beauty College).  We are a college credited institution where you are earning hours AND units and our core programs are taught on a semester basis. 

We currently offer barbering crossover courses for students to obtain additional hours for another license. Currently, offered in Summer Session only.

Please go to our Employement Opportunities page in this website. We update current positions as they come in.

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