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If you love learning about the world of beauty and you want to take this passion and turn it into a career, Salon Success Academy could be the perfect place to get started! We know that starting something new can seem overwhelming, even if it’s something you’ve always wanted.

We’re ready to help you make the admissions process as smooth as possible, with everything you need to know to achieve your dreams in the beauty industry!

Admissions Requirements

To attend a beauty school at Salon Success Academy, students need to:

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • U.S. completion of 12th grade (diploma or transcripts), GED, or pass results for the HiSET or TASC exam

If you are a foreign graduate, foreign transcripts/diploma must be translated and verified of its equivalency to a U.S. high school diploma. Students can log into https://ssa.credentialevaluationservice.com/ or use another qualified agency of their own selection.

Our goal is to help you be prepared for a future career. While you are not required to have a high school diploma to become a licensed professional, many jobs do require it, which is why we set the standard higher for our students to better prepare them for future careers.

You’ll need to provide a valid social security number and proof of age through a valid ID, such as:

  • Driver’s license
  • State ID
  • US Military ID
  • Passport or Passport Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • US Immigration and Naturalization issued ID
  • Official U.S. birth certificate

If you’re still in high school and don’t meet these requirements yet, consider still reaching out to us to start the application process or start applying for financial aid, available to those who qualify.

How To Apply at Salon Success Academy

1. Reach Out to Our Team

If you’re ready to start beauty school, the first step is to get in touch! Fill out the form below or call one of our locations to get the application process started. We’re happy and always ready to answer any questions about:

Once you let us know you’re interested in going to beauty school, a member of our team will reach out through email, phone call, or text as soon as we can to give you the information you need to start beauty school! Watch for something in the mail, as we’ll be sending you a brochure guide with everything you need to know about our programs!

We’ll also block out a time that you can come in to see the school for yourself!

2. Start Filling Out Financial Aid Information

While you’re waiting for your tour date, it’s time to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). This is imperative and must be completed before you can enroll, as it provides the opportunity to see how you can pay for beauty school, whether through loans, grants, or something else!

We recommend starting to fill this out at least 3-5 days before your tour. This gives time for us to receive your application and allow us to help you cover any other additional information we need from you during your tour to make it possible for you to start class as soon as possible.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. If you need help or have questions about filling out this application, our financial aid team is always ready to help.

2. Come in For Your Tour!

The tour is the best way to get specific questions answered, learn how to get started, and see if Salon Success Academy is for you! You’ll be able to interact with our instructors, see our classrooms and student salon, and experience what student life is like.

Open House at Salon Success Academy

You can even meet one of our student ambassadors! They’ll be happy to say hi, talk about their experiences at Salon Success Academy, and answer questions about attending our school.

If you’re marked as a dependent on your FAFSA® profile, we recommend that you bring the parent or guardian with you on your tour who helped fill out that section of the application. This makes the whole process much easier, as it provides us an opportunity to fill out any other additional information we may be missing to help you enroll.

Other tips for a successful tour:

Bring a list of questions you can ask.

What are you looking for in a school? What do you want to learn? What kinds of resources would help you be a successful beauty school student? Don’t hesitate to ask questions, as you should feel confident in finding a school that provides what you need to be successful, too.

Tour more than one location.

Beauty school is a big decision and there’s more to the decision than picking a school close to home. If there’s more than one Salon Success Academy near you, we recommend touring each one to find the perfect fit. We have six campuses located throughout beautiful Southern California for you to choose from, and we want you to find a school that meets your needs best!

Inside of a Salon Success Academy school

Take good notes!

It can be a lot to take in, especially when you’re visiting more than one school. Write down any notes of what you loved and what you hoped to see, so you can compare the pros and cons of each choice to make the right decision for you.

3. Fill Out the Remaining Paperwork

Once you’ve picked the right beauty school for you at any of our campuses in California, we’ll walk you through the rest of the paperwork and make sure you’re ready to get started!

We want to see each of our students succeed, which is why during your tour, we set up an admissions interview where we’ll ask you questions like what you’re interested in learning, what may stop you from succeeding at school, and any other helpful information we would need to know to help you graduate.

You can also expect to fill out an enrollment agreement that walks you through class schedules, expected graduation date, and payment agreements. We want each and every student to know what to expect from their time at beauty school and how Salon Success Academy can support you.

All paperwork needs to be submitted and completed at least 7 days before the start day you plan to enroll. If you miss this deadline, don’t worry! Classes often start each month, which means you don’t have to wait long for your next beauty school opportunity.

Start the Application Process

Now that you know what to expect, it’s time to get started! Fill out the form below or reach out via phone to 1-877-987-HAIR (4247) to start the application process and schedule your tour! You can also read more about our programs, get more information on financial aid, and much more.

We can’t wait to help you pursue your future in the beauty industry!



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Our mission is to equip our students with the tools necessary to succeed in the beauty industry by providing exceptional technical education in the classroom and servicing our local communities. The training our students receive will enable them to successfully attain employment in the beauty industry and related fields.

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