Learn How to Start an Exciting Education in Cosmetology

Salon Success Academy has been educating and training cosmetologists in the beauty industry for more than 60 years in California. You can begin the journey toward a career in cosmetology, too! Students in our program receive in-depth classroom instruction, hands-on training, and one-on-one guidance from professional cosmetologists.

We also help prepare students to sit for the state exam. Salon Success Academy is a family-owned and operated school with six locations in the Inland Empire of California, including Corona, Fontana, Redlands, Upland, West Covina, and Riverside. We have the experience necessary to make a difference in your cosmetology education.

See What Our Students Have To Say


“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!!!!”

Jose L.

Jose L.


“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!”

Trinity L.

Trinity L.


“I recently graduated and I feel really prepared for my stateboard test! Ms. Vee and Mrs. Cierra did a wonderful job making sure I learned all the basics and real like situations! Ms. Linda also did a great job keeping in touch during distance learning to make sure I stayed on top of my hours! I would definitely recommend.”

Esperanza R.

Esperanza R.

Start Your Cosmetology School Journey

Our balanced and comprehensive cosmetology training program is a 1,200-hour program. Talented and experienced cosmetologists instruct students in the various phases of cosmetology through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on training. We teach the theory of cosmetology as well as instruction in practical applications that students may use in their future careers.

One important aspect of the training includes actual experience of working in a professional salon. Licensed instructors directly supervise students as they interact with clients on our clinic floor. Students in our cosmetology program will be able to practice their skills with our professional tools and products to help prepare them for a career. After completion of the 1,200-hour course program, students will have the required amount of training hours to sit for the state exams.

If you are interested in getting an education in cosmetology, then we encourage you to talk to one of our friendly, helpful representatives who can answer your questions and get you started on our easy enrollment process. We love to schedule tours for prospective students, so you can see our campuses firsthand and meet some of our student ambassadors. We want to make sure Salon Success Academy is the beauty school that’s right for you!

Salon Success Academy offers much more than just the basics!

Get Real Experience

Salon Success Academy helps prepare students for future careers by giving them real-world experience in clinics using the latest equipment and products, and our experienced instructors teach students how to interact with clients. We also prep our students so they can feel confident and ready to sit for the State Board exam.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Cosmetology Program

How long does the cosmetology program take to complete?

The cosmetology program is designed to be 1,200 hours. If you are a full-time student, this can take as little as 36 weeks. Part-time students may complete the program in as few as 63 weeks. We offer flexible scheduling, including daytime and evening classes, because we don’t want you to put your life on hold to get the education you’ve been dreaming of!

Does Salon Success Academy prepare students for the State Board Examination?

Yes. Our curriculum is very specific and comprehensive, designed to provide students with the hard and soft skills they will need to use when sitting for the state exam.

Do students work with real clients while participating in the Cosmetology program?

Absolutely! One of the best ways we can train our students is to give them real-life experience on our clinic floor, performing various cosmetology services for real clients from our community. Our experienced instructors directly supervise the students and are available to give them tips and suggestions as they work.

How much does it cost to attend Cosmetology school?

The cost of our Cosmetology program includes:

  • Tuition: $16,800
  • Registration Fee: $100
  • Cosmetology Kit: $2,100.50
  • Student Tuition Recovery Fund: $47.50

Total estimated charges equal $19,048.

We believe your investment in your education is well worth every dollar! You can also learn more about our financial aid options. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

What's the best way to find out if Salon Success Academy is right for me?

If you are interested in getting an education in Cosmetology, then the best way to experience our school is to take a tour. During the tour of our school, you will see our classrooms and our clinic, and get a feel for the hands-on education process at Salon Success Academy. You can meet our student ambassadors and gain personal insight into the school atmosphere. We also perform an admissions interview to talk through your expectations of Cosmetology school and help answer your questions about our courses and the next steps you take to enroll.

How To Enroll in Cosmetology School

Students enrolling in our Cosmetology program are required to be at least 17 years old, and they must show U.S. completion of 12th grade (diploma or transcripts), GED, or pass results for the HiSET or TASC exam.

Taking a school tour is one of our favorite ways to get to know prospective students and help answer their questions. Besides touring the campus, classrooms, and clinics, we also perform an admissions interview to learn about your cosmetology school expectations and what you may want to achieve with an education in cosmetology. Our friendly, caring team, including student ambassadors, can help you through the admissions process!

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