Cosmetology Schools near San Diego, CA

If you want to become a cosmetologist in southern California, San Diego could be an excellent place for you. The city has hundreds of salons and beauty-related expos and conventions, so you have ample opportunities for work, skills growth, and networking. San Diego cosmetologists earn a mean salary of $33,610 per year ($16.16 per hour) as of 2019. California anticipates cosmetology jobs to grow by 20% between 2016 and 2026, which is significantly higher than the national 9% projection.

Cosmetology licensure in California requires 1,600 hours of training or 3,200 hours of an apprenticeship plus 200 hours of training. You will also need passing scores on the required exams. The San Diego cosmetology programs below can all help you on your way to beginning this exciting career.

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Paul Mitchell The School

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Aveda Institute

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

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Bellus Academy – Accredited

970 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA 91911

16194746607
Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, Barbering
Bellus Academy – Accredited

1073 East Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92021

16194423407
Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Barbering
Bellus Academy – Accredited

13266 Poway Road
Poway, CA 92064

18587481490
Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, Barbering
Milan Institute – Accredited

75-030 Gerald Ford Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

17604694545
Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Barbering
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AAA Beauty College

4774 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92117

American Beauty Institute – Accredited

4625 Convoy Street
San Diego, CA 92111

Ares Beauty Academy

12473 Woodside Avenue
Lakeside, CA 92040

Bay Vista

1520 East Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA 91950

California Hair Design Academy – Accredited

8011 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942

Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program

11650 Iberia Place
San Diego, CA 92128

Jasmine Beauty School – Accredited

5911 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115

MiraCosta College

1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

355 Via Vera Cruz
San Marcos, CA 92078

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

410 A Street
San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego City College – Accredited

1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

Southern California College of Barber and Beauty – Accredited

641 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
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