Barbering Schools in California

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970 Broadway Suite 110
Chula Vista, CA 91911

(619) 474-6607
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

13266 Poway Road
Poway, CA 92064

(858) 748-1490
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

1024 East March Lane
Stockton, CA 95210

(209) 952-5325
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

305 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

(415) 496-4787
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Makeup Artistry

72840 Highway 111 V417
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 365-8222
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

2822 F Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 437-4019
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

731 West Shaw Avenue Suite A
Clovis, CA 93612

(559) 323-2802
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

780 Loughborough Drive
Merced, CA 95348

(209) 205-2823
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

75-030 Gerald Ford Drive Suite 203
Palm Desert, CA 92211

(760) 565-4988
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

1679 East Monte Vista Avenue Suite 200
Vacaville, CA 95688

(707) 430-4323
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

16852 Devonshire Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344

(818) 366-3211
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Hair Design

3100 McHenry Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350

(209) 577-0644
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

18442 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA 91335

(818) 578-6344
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

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AAA Beauty College – Accredited

4774 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92117

ABA Beauty School – Accredited

8428 Van Nuys Boulevard
Panorama City, CA 91402

ABC Adult School - Cabrillo Lane Campus – Accredited

20122 Cabrillo Lane
Cerritos, CA 90703

Academy of Beauty – Accredited

3834 Main Street
Culver City, CA 90232

Academy of Esthetics and Cosmetology – Accredited

1116 San Fernando Road
San Fernando, CA 91340

Adamis Institute of Makeup

1011 West Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91506

Alchemy Beauty Academy

4141 Jutland Drive Suite 335
San Diego, CA 92117

American Beauty College - West Covina – Accredited

652 South Sunset Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790

American Beauty Institute - San Diego – Accredited

4625 Convoy Street Suites A & B
San Diego, CA 92111

American College of Healthcare and Technology - Huntington Park

6330 Pacific Boulevard Second Floor
Huntington Park, CA 90255

American Empire College – Accredited

1168 San Gabriel Boulevard Suites K, L, Q & R
Rosemead, CA 91770

AML Academy – Accredited

1010 North Glendale Avenue Suite 201
Glendale, CA 91206

Ares Beauty Academy

310 Trousdale Drive B
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Associated Barber College of San Diego – Accredited

1333 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Bakersfield Barber College – Accredited

2844 Niles Street
Bakersfield, CA 93306

Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education – Accredited

4640 North Maine Avenue
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Bamboo Advance Beauty College – Accredited

14624 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94578

Barber Boot Camp for Cosmetologists

18375 Ventura Boulevard 591
Tarzana, CA 91356

Barstow Community College – Accredited

2700 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311

Bellflower Beauty College of Lakewood – Accredited

5438 Woodruff Avenue Suite B
Lakewood, CA 90713

Bello's Barber Beauty College – Accredited

200 Atlantic Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 94565

Beyond 21st Century Beauty Academy – Accredited

13640 Imperial Highway Suites 6, 7 & 8
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Borner's Barber College - Los Angeles – Accredited

8913 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Borner's Barber College - Pasadena – Accredited

1284 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91104

Bridges Beauty College - Rancho Cucamonga – Accredited

9170 Foothill Boulevard
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Bridges Beauty College - Victorville – Accredited

16515 Mojave Drive
Victorville, CA 92395

California Barber and Beauty College – Accredited

5315 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92115

California Beauty Academy – Accredited

1828 East Collins Avenue Suite A
Orange, CA 92867

California Beauty College – Accredited

4328 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92115

California Hair Design Academy – Accredited

8011 University Avenue Suite A-2
La Mesa, CA 91942

Career Academy of Beauty – Accredited

12471 Valley View
Garden Grove, CA 92845

Central Valley Barber College – Accredited

3501 Atchison Street
Riverbank, CA 95367

Coachella Valley Beauty College - Hemet – Accredited

3643 West Florida Avenue
Hemet, CA 92545

Coastline Beauty College - Fountain Valley – Accredited

16151 Harbor Boulevard
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Coastline Beauty College - Hemet – Accredited

2627 West Florida Avenue Suite 100
Hemet, CA 92545

Coba Academy – Accredited

663 North Euclid Street
Anaheim, CA 92801

College of the Sequoias

915 South Mooney Boulevard
Visalia, CA 93274

Cosmo Beauty Academy - Garden Grove – Accredited

7717-7721 Garden Grove Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92841

Cosmotek College – Accredited

2188-B Del Franco Street
San Jose, CA 95131

Cosmoton Academy – Accredited

1013 North H Street
Lompoc, CA 93436

CRU Institute of Cosmetology and Barbering – Accredited

11889 Valley View Street Suite C
Garden Grove, CA 92845

Cutting Edge Barber Academy - Modesto – Accredited

425 Maze Boulevard
Modesto, CA 95351

D'Lacreme School of Cosmetology and Barbering – Accredited

1787 North Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533

Diamond Beauty College – Accredited

10301 Garvey Avenue Suites 200-204-302
South El Monte, CA 91733

Diva Beauty School – Accredited

2298-A Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95122

Divina Cosmetology & Barbering Academy – Accredited

1011 Mason Street Suites 5 & 6
Vacaville, CA 95688

East to West Barber Academy – Accredited

320 South Bridge Street
Visalia, CA 93291

Eminence Barber Academy - Riverside – Accredited

9900 Indiana Avenue Suites 9 & 10
Riverside, CA 92503

Eminence Barber Academy - Upland – Accredited

553 North Mountain Avenue
Upland, CA 91786

Extensions R Us Academy

2137 West Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Federico Beauty Institute – Accredited

1515 Sports Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834

Federico College – Accredited

3117 West Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711

Fernandez Barber College – Accredited

3099 West Shaw Avenue Suite 104
Fresno, CA 93711

Flair Beauty College – Accredited

23754 Valencia Boulevard
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Fredrick and Charles Beauty College – Accredited

831 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Fremont Beauty College – Accredited

4164 Technology Drive
Fremont, CA 94538

Fullerton College – Accredited

321 East Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832

Georgiykot Academy USA – Accredited

20855 Ventura Boulevard Suite 7
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Get Faded Barber College – Accredited

2500 New Stine Road Suites 201 & 203
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education – Accredited

14101 East Nelson Avenue
La Puente, CA 91746

Hierarch Academy

1717 Old Tustin Avenue Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Hinton Barber and Beauty College – Accredited

1035 Tennessee Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

ICOHS College

1770 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Inspire Academy of Barbering and Cosmetology – Accredited

445 West Weber Avenue Suite 223
Stockton, CA 95203

Institute of Beauty Culture – Accredited

325 East Betteravia Suite B1
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Institute of Technology – Accredited

564 West Herndon Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612

International Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering – Accredited

4085 Tweedy Boulevard
South Gate, CA 90280

International Beauty College

1224 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94577

International School of Beauty - Palm Desert – Accredited

72261 Highway 111 Suite 121 B
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Ivy League Barber Academy - Escondido – Accredited

555 West Country Club Lane Suite B2
Escondido, CA 92026

Ivy League Barber Academy - San Marcos – Accredited

1001 West San Marcos Boulevard Suite 120
San Marcos, CA 92078

Jade Beauty and Barber College – Accredited

1045 East Capitol Expressway
San Jose, CA 95121

Jama's Beauty & Barber College – Accredited

8300 Valley Circle Boulevard Unit A
West Hills, CA 91304

Jasmine Beauty School – Accredited

5911 University Avenue Suites 318 & 319
San Diego, CA 92115

John Wesley International Barber and Beauty College – Accredited

920 Atlantic Avenue Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90813

Katie Skills Center – Accredited

415 East 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94606

KC Beauty Academy – Accredited

706 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

KZ Academy – Accredited

1221 East Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035

Lancaster Beauty School – Accredited

44646 North 10Th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology - Selma – Accredited

2048 Grant Street
Selma, CA 93662

Learning Institute of Southern California – Accredited

1790 North Imperial Avenue
El Centro, CA 92243

Letty's Barbering and Cosmetology College – Accredited

4926 Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Los Angeles College of Aesthetics – Accredited

1517 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Lu Ross Academy – Accredited

470 East Thompson Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001

Make-up Designory - Burbank – Accredited

129 South San Fernando Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502

Master Academy – Accredited

4102 Orange Avenue Suites 101, 109, & 110
Long Beach, CA 90807

Master Barbering Academy – Accredited

406 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802

Mixed Institute of Cosmetology and Barbering – Accredited

5950 Florin Road Suite 103
Sacramento, CA 95823

Modern Beauty Academy - Oxnard – Accredited

699 South C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030

Moler Barber College - Hayward – Accredited

22425 Main Street
Hayward, CA 94541

Moler Barber College - Oakland – Accredited

3815 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

Moler Barber College - San Pablo – Accredited

13128 San Pablo Avenue
San Pablo, CA 94806

Moler Cosmetology College – Accredited

22641 Main Street
Hayward, CA 94541

Moler Cosmetology College/Divsion of Moler Barber College – Accredited

955 Monroe Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050

National Cosmetology Beauty School – Accredited

315 11th Street 1st Floor
Oakland, CA 94607

North Adrian's College of Beauty – Accredited

124 Floyd Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350

Nouveau Contour USA - Santa Monica

1427 Lincoln Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Oakland Barber Academy – Accredited

5499 Bancroft Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601

Paul Mitchell the School at Campus – Accredited

5231 Madison Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841

Paul Mitchell the School Costa Mesa – Accredited

3309 Hyland Avenue Suite J
Yes, CA 92626

Paul Mitchell The School East Bay – Accredited

100 Crescent Drive Suite D
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Paul Mitchell The School Fresno – Accredited

5091 North Fresno Street Suite 104
Fresno, CA 93710

Paul Mitchell The School North Tahoe – Accredited

12047 Donner Pass Road Suite A1
Truckee, CA 96161

Paul Mitchell The School Pasadena – Accredited

825 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Paul Mitchell The School Sacramento – Accredited

2100 Arden Way Suite 265
Sacramento, CA 95825

Paul Mitchell The School San Diego – Accredited

410 A Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Paul Mitchell The School Sherman Oaks – Accredited

15301 Ventura Boulevard Unit P2
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Paul Mitchell The School Temecula – Accredited

27536 Ynez Road Suite E-1
Temecula, CA 92591

Precise Barber College – Accredited

5176 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 103
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Pro Barber College - Torrance – Accredited

2606 West 182nd Street Room 13
Torrance, CA 90504

Pro Barber College - Westminster – Accredited

6478 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA 92683

Professional Schools of Beauty, Fashion and Arts – Accredited

18573 Sherman Way Boulevard
Reseda, CA 91335

Redondo Beach Beauty College – Accredited

23800 Hawthorne Boulevard Suite 200
Torrance, CA 90505

Richard N. Slawson Southeast Occupational Center – Accredited

5500 Rickenbacker Road
Bell, CA 90040

Riggins Urban Barber College – Accredited

220 Euclid Avenue Suite 120
San Diego, CA 92114

Riverside City College – Accredited

4699 Olivewood
Riverside, CA 92501

Rosston School of Hair Design – Accredited

1442 West Holt Boulevard
Ontario, CA 91761

Royal Hair Institute

5924 Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90022

RTC College – Accredited

10427 San Sevaine Way
Jurupa Valley, CA 91752

SABA Beauty School – Accredited

23635 El Toro Road Suites J-2 and K
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Saddleback Beauty Academy – Accredited

23565 Moulton Parkway Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Salon Success Academy - Riverside – Accredited

6780 Indiana Avenue Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92506

Salon Success Academy - Upland – Accredited

1385 East Foothill Boulevard
Upland, CA 91786

San Diego City College – Accredited

1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology – Accredited

1067 Folsom Street Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

San Luis Obispo Beauty College – Accredited

285 South Street Suite N
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Santa Ana Beauty College – Accredited

1926 West 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Savvy Beauty Academy – Accredited

240 South Market Street
Inglewood, CA 90301

Shasta School of Cosmetology – Accredited

678 North Market Street
Redding, CA 96003

Sierra College of Beauty – Accredited

1340 West 18th Street
Merced, CA 95340

Simi Valley Cosmetology School – Accredited

3340 East Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Simply Divine Barbering Academy - Monrovia – Accredited

325 West Huntington Drive, Suite B
Monrovia, CA 91016

Simply Divine Barbering Academy - Yuba City – Accredited

699 Plumas Street
Yuba City, CA 96991

South Bay Barber Institute – Accredited

401 1st Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Southern California College of Barber and Beauty – Accredited

641 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

Straight Perm Beauty School – Accredited

3863 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020

The Academy School of Barbering – Accredited

998 Geneva Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

The Barber Academy - Gilroy – Accredited

7477 Monterey Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

The Barber Academy - San Jose – Accredited

1099 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95126

The Brothers & Sisters BarberCosmo Academy – Accredited

3322 International Boulevard Suite B
Oakland, CA 94601

TNN Beauty Apprenticeship - Sacramento

836 57th Street Suite 478
Sacramento, CA 95819

TNN Beauty Apprenticeship - Woodland

607 East Street
Woodland, CA 95776

Topline Beauty College – Accredited

130 South Harbor Boulevard
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Universal College of Beauty – Accredited

3419 West 43rd Place
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Untouchable Academy – Accredited

1815 West 54th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90062

Urban Barber College - Concord – Accredited

1809 Willow Pass Road
Concord, CA 94520

Urban Barber College - San Jose – Accredited

311 North Capitol Avenue Unit I
San Jose, CA 95133

Valley State Adult School (Valley State Prison for Women) – Accredited

21633 Avenue 24
Chowchilla, CA 93610

Wayne's College of Beauty – Accredited

1271 North Main Street
Salinas, CA 93906

West Coast Barber College – Accredited

3753 Mission Avenue Suite 108
Oceanside, CA 92058

West Valley Occupational Center – Accredited

6200 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Yuba College

2088 North Beale Road
Marysville, CA 95901

ZMS The Academy – Accredited

2228 East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Accredited School

You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

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How to Become a Barber in California

California Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours or 3,200 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for barbers in California is $26,220 ($12.60/hour). This is higher than the national average of $30,150 ($14.50/hour).
  • There is a predicted 21% job increase between 2016–2026 for barbers. This is higher than the expected national growth of 7%.

One of the best parts about working as a barber in California is the eclectic mix of people and places you can work with. If you're thinking about providing men with the latest styles of cuts, and an experience they'll want to come back for, then you'll need to find the right cosmetology school in California with barber training. It doesn't matter if your inspiration is tied to your humble beginnings, or the new law that allows salons and barbershops to serve alcohol with their style and shave—your education is key.

We know, you already have the perfect concept and want to get started right now. So take a deep breath and prepare to talk with California barber schools to learn about course details. We have more details on barbering specifics below, along with cosmetology schools in California that want to hear from you. Or, just climb back up to the top of this page to use our simple search box to check out your options. Good luck on your journey to becoming a barber in Cali!

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours OR 3,200 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

To become a barber in California, you need to follow the licensing process set by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. You need 1,500 hours of specialized education and technical instruction. This includes 1,000 hours of training in haircutting and 200 hours of training in shaving. Once you’ve completed your education, you can submit your application with an application and testing fee of $75. At this time, you must also pay a $50 licensing fee.

Education Details

California barbering courses should teach students an assortment of skills in the areas of cutting, shaving, grooming, and professional skills. If you want to open your own shop or work for someone else, you will need to understand that barbering is a complex skill that goes beyond simple scissor and electric trimmer techniques. You should also seek programs that can enhance your professional and customer service skills.

California barbering course examples

  • Science of barbering
  • Fundamentals and applications
  • Bacteriology and sanitation
  • Modern men's cuts

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

In California, barber license holders do not have to complete continuing education hours to maintain the active status of their license. However, if you do achieve this goal, you will need to renew every odd-numbered year by the expiration date. You can renew via their online portal, or you can review the standard application to see what the process entails. When you renew, the fee will be $50; or $75 if you pay after the renewal date.

California Barbering Careers


Average yearly salary for barbering in California

Contact the California State Board of Barbering

California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

Even the most dapper citizens of California know that you can only look good if you have good professionals attending to your hair. Those barbers wishing to be in that category look to these groups to start.

California Cosmetology Association
Approved Apprenticeship Programs Committees


How to Become a Barber in Your State

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