Cosmetology Schools and Careers in Los Angeles

If you want an exciting, fast-paced career in cosmetology, Los Angeles may be the perfect place to work. From everyday beauty treatments to photoshoots and film, the city has something for every type of cosmetologist.

Cosmetologists in California must complete 1,000 hours of training, or 3,200 hours of an apprenticeship plus 220 hours of study to become licensed. The Los Angeles cosmetology schools listed below can help you earn your required hours and pass your licensure exams.

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72-840 Highway 111 Suite V417
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 365-8222
Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering

16852 Devonshire Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344

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

18442 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA 91335

(818) 578-6344
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Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology
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1st Academy of Beauty – Accredited

8819 Garvey Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770

ABA Beauty School – Accredited

8428 Van Nuys Boulevard
Panorama City, CA 91402

ABC Adult School – Accredited

20122 Cabrillo Lane
Cerritos, CA 90703

ABC Adult School – Accredited

12254 Cuesta Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703

Abram Friedman Occupational Center – Accredited

1646 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Academy for Salon Professionals – Accredited

19520 Nordhoff Street Unit 9
Northridge, CA 91324

Academy of Beauty – Accredited

3834 Main Street
Culver City, CA 90032

Academy of Esthetics and Cosmetology – Accredited

1116 San Fernando Road
San Fernando, CA 91340

Advance Beauty College – Accredited

10121 Westminster Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92843

Advance Beauty College – Accredited

25332 McIntyre Street Laguna
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Advance Beauty Techs Academy – Accredited

2191 Sampson Avenue Suite 105
Corona, CA 92583

American Beauty Academy – Accredited

558 Main Street
Brawley, CA 92227

American Beauty College – Accredited

641 West Palmdale Boulevard Suites A-C
Palmdale, CA 93551

American Beauty College – Accredited

652 South Sunset Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790

American Empire College – Accredited

1168 San Gabriel Boulevard
Rosemead, CA 91770

Amy Beauty School – Accredited

290 Corporate Terrace Circle #104
Corona, CA 92879

Asel Beauty College – Accredited

9240 Garden Grove Boulevard Suite #10
Garden Grove, CA 92844

Asel Beauty College – Accredited

540 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780

Asian-American International Beauty College – Accredited

7871 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA 92683

Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education – Accredited

4640 North Maine Avenue
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Barstow Community College – Accredited

2700 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311

Bellflower Beauty College of Lakewood – Accredited

5438 Woodruff Avenue
Lakewood, CA 90713

Beyond 21st Century Beauty Academy – Accredited

13640 Imperial Highway
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Bridges Beauty College – Accredited

9170 Foothill Boulevard
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Bridges Beauty College – Accredited

16515 Mojave Drive
Victorville, CA 92395

Career Academy of Beauty – Accredited

12471 Valley View
Garden Grove, CA 92845

Cen Beauty Academy – Accredited

7900 Limonite Avenue Suite C-E
Riverside, CA 92509

Cerritos College – Accredited

11110 Alondra Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650

Citrus College – Accredited

1000 West Foothill Boulevard
Glendora, CA 91741

Coachella Valley Beauty College – Accredited

3643 West Florida Avenue
Hemet, CA 92545

Coachella Valley Beauty College – Accredited

79450 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253

Coastline Beauty College – Accredited

16151 Harbor Boulevard
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Coastline Beauty College – Accredited

2627 West Florida Avenue Suite 100
Hemet, CA 92545

Coba Academy – Accredited

663 North Euclid Street
Anaheim, CA 92801

Compton College – Accredited

1111 East Artesia Boulevard
Compton, CA 90221

CRU Institute of Cosmetology and Barbering – Accredited

11889 Valley View Street Suite C
Garden Grove, CA 92845

Diamond Beauty College – Accredited

10301 Garvey Avenue #200
South El Monte, CA 91733

East Los Angeles Occupational Center – Accredited

2100 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

East Los Angeles Skills Center – Accredited

3921 Selig Place
Los Angeles, CA 90031

El Camino College – Accredited

16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506

Extensions R Us Academy

2137 West Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Fantasy Beauty College – Accredited

216 East Second Street
Pomona, CA 91766

Flair Beauty College – Accredited

23754 Valencia Boulevard
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Fullerton College – Accredited

321 East Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832

Georgiykot Academy USA

20855 Ventura Boulevard Suite 7
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Glendale High School (high school students only) – Accredited

1440 East Broadway
Glendale, CA 91205

Golden West College – Accredited

15744 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education – Accredited

14101 East Nelson Avenue
La Puente, CA 91746

Hair California Beauty Academy

1828 East Collins Avenue
Orange, CA 92867

Hesperia Alternative Education Center – Accredited

16527 Lemon Street
Hesperia, CA 92345

International Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering – Accredited

4085 Tweedy Boulevard
South Gate, CA 90280

International College of Beauty Arts & Sciences – Accredited

5225 San Fernando Road West
Los Angeles, CA 90039

International School of Beauty – Accredited

72-261 Highway 111 Suite 121 B
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Jama's Beauty & Barber College – Accredited

8300 Valley Circle Boulevard Unit A
Canoga Park, CA 91304

JLC Beauty School – Accredited

16025 Gale Avenue Unit A14
City of Industry, CA 91745

John C. Fremont High School (high school students only) – Accredited

7676 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003

John Wesley International Barber and Beauty College

920 Atlantic Avenue Suite # 200
Long Beach, CA 90813

KC Beauty Academy – Accredited

706 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Lancaster Beauty School – Accredited

44646 North 10Th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

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

Los Angeles Trade Technical College – Accredited

400 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Lu Ross Academy – Accredited

470 East Thompson Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001

Maiquela's Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

1434 East Foothill Boulevard Suites D-E
Upland, CA 91786

Maiquela's Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

12221 Whittier Boulevard
Whittier, CA 90602

Maiquela's Cosmetology School – Accredited

8511 Long Beach Boulevard
South Gate, CA 90280

Marmel Beauty Academy – Accredited

6444 Bellingham Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Master Academy – Accredited

4100 Orange Avenue Suites 109-110
Long Beach, CA 90807

Modern Beauty Academy – Accredited

699 South C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030

Neihule Academy of Beauty – Accredited

305 East 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Pasadena City College – Accredited

1570 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106

Paul Mitchell the School Costa Mesa – Accredited

3309 Hyland Avenue Suite J
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Paul Mitchell The School Pasadena – Accredited

825 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Paul Mitchell The School Sherman Oaks – Accredited

15301 Ventura Boulevard Unit P2 Unit P2
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Paul Mitchell The School Temecula – Accredited

27536 Ynez Road Suite E-1 Suite E-1
Temecula, CA 92591

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Pomona Unified School District – Accredited

800 South Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91766

Professional Institute of Beauty – Accredited

10801 East Valley Mall
El Monte, CA 91731

Professional Schools of Beauty, Fashion and Arts – Accredited

18573 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA 91335

Redondo Beach Beauty College – Accredited

2205 West Artesia Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Richard N. Slawson Southeast Occupational Center – Accredited

5500 Rickenbacker Road
Bell, CA 90201

Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506

Rosemead Beauty School – Accredited

8531 East Valley Boulevard
Rosemead, CA 91770

RTC College – Accredited

10427 San Sevaine Way Suite A
Jurupa Valley, CA 91752

SABA Beauty School – Accredited

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

Saddleback Beauty Academy – Accredited

23565 Moulton Parkway Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Saddleback College

28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Salon Success Academy – Accredited

2097 Compton Avenue Suite 201
Corona, CA 92881

Salon Success Academy – Accredited

16803 Arrow Highway
Fontana, CA 92335

Salon Success Academy – Accredited

1915 West Redlands Boulevard Suite 111
Redlands, CA 92373

Salon Success Academy – Accredited

6780 Indiana Avenue Suite #200
Riverside, CA 92506

Salon Success Academy – Accredited

1385 East Foothill Boulevard
Upland, CA 91786

Salon Success Academy – Accredited

112 Plaza Drive
West Covina, CA 91790

San Bernardino Beauty College – Accredited

600 North Sierra Way
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Santa Ana Beauty Academy – Accredited

2231 North Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Santa Ana Beauty College – Accredited

1926 West 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Santa Monica College – Accredited

1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Santiago Canyon College

8045 East Chapman
Orange, CA 92869

Simi Valley Cosmetology School

3340 East Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Southern California Regional Occupational Center – Accredited

2300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90501

Southern California University of Health Sciences

16200 East Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA 90604

Straight Perm Beauty School – Accredited

3863 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Thanh Le College School of Cosmetology – Accredited

12875 Chapman Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy – Accredited

464 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Topline Beauty College – Accredited

130 South Harbor Boulevard
Santa Ana, CA 92704

V.R. Professional Beauty Academy – Accredited

1600 South Azusa Avenue Unit 242
City of Industry, CA 91748

Victory Career College – Accredited

19401 South Vermont Avenue Suite G100
Torrance, CA 90502

West Valley Occupational Center – Accredited

6200 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

ZMS The Academy – Accredited

2228 East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90042
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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.

Cosmetology Salary and Job Growth in Los Angeles

In 2022, Los Angeles cosmetologists earned an average of $46,140 per year ($22.18 per hour). This is much higher than the national average of just under $38,910 ($18.71 per hour). Los Angeles cosmetologists are the second-highest paid in the state, beaten only by Santa Rosa.

Despite already having the 5th highest employment for cosmetologists in the country, the number of jobs available for hair care specialists in Los Angeles is expected to grow way faster than average. While the nation expects 11% growth between 2021 and 2031, cosmetologist employment growth in California could be as high as 51%.

Featured Cosmetology Employers in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a beauty hub, meaning there are many different types of salons, spas, and other businesses you can work at. Here are a few examples of the sorts of workplaces available.

Hills Beauty Club

217 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Hills Beauty Club, which has been visited by celebrities including Miss Korea and YouTuber Guy Tang, is a full-service salon. Here, you can provide hair, makeup, and skincare services, though most of their employees specialize in one area.

In addition to typical treatments, Hills Beauty Club also provides makeup services for the stage, beauty pageants, and fashion shows. So if your passion lies beyond the everyday, but you don't want the risk and unpredictable schedule of a special events makeup artist, this could be the ideal type of salon for you.

Wonderland Salon

5480 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

When the homepage of a salon says, "Restoring faith in wizards," you know you're looking at a unique place. Wonderland's beauty professionals individualize treatments for each client, offering free consultations for each person before they commit to services.

Wonderland caters to people of all genders and ages, providing everything from everyday hair, makeup, and nail services to braids to barbering. You could even work with entire families as part of packages.

REHAB Salon

1515 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Hollywood, California 90028

REHAB Salon's logo shows their specialties: Kinky, Curly, Wavy. In other words, the salon specializes in Black hair care services. Patrons can opt for natural hair treatments, weaves, extensions, and more. Barber services are also available.

The salon has a small team. The workers include owner Aklia Chinn, who opened the shop in 2006 to ensure people with hair like hers could find great cosmetologists who know how to work with it. While the small team may mean job openings are few and far between, the popularity of REHAB may indicate similar locations could be hiring.

Note: Inclusion on this list doesn't mean these locations currently have job openings.

Cosmetology Supply Stores in Los Angeles

Of course, you can't work as a cosmetologist without the right supplies. Luckily, LA has plenty of places to shop for what you need.

CosmoProf

Several Locations

CosmoProf is a nationwide chain with several locations in and around Los Angeles. It sells almost every beauty product under the sun, from nail polish to salon furniture.

The company also offers cosmetology learning opportunities, such as online classes, trade shows, and continuing education, including one-hour programs accepted in several states. While California doesn't require CE hours, the fact that states accept these classes may show their quality.

Top Spa Supply

10888 La Tuna Canyon Rd., Suite H
Sun Valley, CA 91352

Top Spa Supply, located about 20 miles—and, allegedly, 20 minutes—away from Los Angeles, sells everything a cosmetologist or salon manager could need to succeed. Unlike many other beauty supply stores, the shop has equipment leasing opportunities, so small businesses can make payments on high-price items. It also has a rewards program, which leads toward money off future purchases.

Elegante Beauty Discount Center

3000 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90007

In addition to expected products, Elegante Beauty Discount Center also works at special functions, including expos and educational events. It carries dozens of brands in its warehouse, which is over an acre in size. If you don't want to leave your house (or salon), you can also put in an online order.

Los Angeles Cosmetology Resources

Los Angeles has a lot of resources to help cosmetologists out. These are just a few of your options.

Beauty Solutions Resource Center
While Beauty Solutions is a beauty supply store, they also specialize in education and resources for Arizona and California cosmetologists. Its resource centers are in both states, and you can take classes online or on-site. Even though California doesn't require continuing education, you can learn new skills or hone old ones through Beauty Solutions. You can find Beauty Solutions Resource Center at 12503 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604

I.A.T.S.E. Local 706: Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild
If you decide to work in the theater, film, or television industries, this union helps protect you and provides benefits that may be unavailable from your employers.

LA Business Portal
Here, the LA Business Portal provides step-by-step instructions for opening a salon.

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