Salon Success Academy isn’t just a beauty school; it’s a legacy. Founded over sixty years ago our California beauty schools are always more than just beauty training. It’s about family, community, and a commitment to excellence. As a family-owned institution, we welcome every student into our fold, ensuring they receive the academic and personal support they need to shine in the beauty industry. Learn more about our programs and how you can become a licensed beauty professional.
Turn your passion for beauty into a profession. From cutting-edge hair techniques to the latest in coloring trends, our cosmetology program could be your ticket to a vibrant career. Plus, get an overview of skincare and nails.
Unlock the secrets of radiant skin. Our esthetics program covers facials, treatments, and holistic skin health, preparing you for a rewarding career in skincare. This could be the program for you if you love helping others love their own skin.
Craftsmanship meets style in our barbering program. Learn the age-old techniques of barbering while staying updated with contemporary trends. Our barbering program equips you with the skills to become a master in men's grooming.
Perfect the art of nail care. From elegant manicures to show-stopping nail art, our program ensures you're always on the cutting edge of nail trends. If you’re someone who knows how important a fresh set of nails is, this could be for you.
From fashion runways to film sets, our Make-up Designory program prepares you for diverse opportunities in the makeup industry. You can dive deeper into the world of makeup to learn how to become a professional makeup artist.
Robert Gross, with his infectious smile and unmistakable passion, was more than just the heart of Salon Success Academy; he was a force in the beauty industry. From its roots as Richard’s Beauty College, founded by his father in 1960, Gross expanded the academy into a six-campus institution, touching the lives of over 30,000 students. Beyond education, his advocacy reshaped the industry, co-founding the Professional Beauty Federation of California (PBFC) and championing initiatives that supported beauty professionals, especially during the challenges of the pandemic. Gross’s legacy, marked by innovation, advocacy, and genuine care, continues to inspire as we remember him, having passed away on April 24, 2022.
At Salon Success Academy, we believe that financial constraints shouldn’t stand in the way of passionate individuals pursuing their dreams in the beauty industry. Recognizing the challenges many face in funding their education, we’re proud to offer a range of financial aid options and scholarships to those who qualify. Our nationally accredited status ensures that eligible students have access to various financial support avenues, from student loans to Pell Grants.
Attending Salon Success was great because I got to learn a lot more about the manicuring field and grow my skills as a Nail artist. My favorite part was meeting my classmates and getting to learn from them also. Beauty School was everything I expected and i’m happy I made this investment for my career.
“I attended the salon success academy part time night barbering program at the Riverside campus. It was a lifelong goal of mine to attend barbering school to pursue my passion!!! Not only administrators, but all the professors and students are amazing heartfelt people who truly love what they do. I highly recommend the school to anyone who wants to enter the beauty industry!!!!”
“I went to salon success to become a licensed nail tech through my course of training I loved it so much at the Redlands campus by far amazing and neat it ended up making me want to come back and become a esthetician because of the such amazing teachers specially Mrs.K. Great choice and I would highly recommend”
“I am a graduate from this campus and i would highly recommend this school to anyone looking to learn all about the beauty industry! I was prepared for stateboard, working in a salon, and how to be professional with clients! thank you so much!”
“This is such a great school, I met wonderful people and had great teachers. Thank you for such a great experience.”
“This was such an amazing campus to train me for my future career! Amazing teachers and staff I couldn’t imagine starting my career anywhere else!”
“I am writing this review because I find it very disheartening that only people that have negative things to say usually post a comment. I'm here to do the opposite. I've been at salon success academy Upland campus since February. I am in the cosmo program and a current student ambassador. I have had the best experience here. To be older and now getting to do something that I love and to come and be accepted was more than I could ask for . I have built lifelong friendships and have met teachers that I have come to admire. Anywhere in this world is going to have its ups and downs but it's not as bad as some say. I have been acknowledged when I do a good job and I have received constructive criticism on what to do better next time. If you're following the rules and doing what you came here to do then you will have no problems. The things that I have learned at this school will definitely make me a successful stylist when I leave. SO THANK YOU SALON SUCCESS.”
“I attended the West Covina location for manicuring I enjoyed every minute I was at school I would 100% recommended it, I know it can be intimidating to start a new journey but I can guarantee you, you will not regret coming to salon success! ❤️”
2097 Compton Ave. Ste 201
Corona, CA 92881
16803 Arrow Blvd.
Fontana, CA 92335
1915 West Redlands Blvd. Suite 111
Redlands, CA 92373
6780 Indiana Avenue Ste 200
Riverside, CA 92506
1385 E Foothill Blvd.
Upland, CA 91786