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Your career is too important to leave in the hands of just any beauty college. At Salon Success Academy, we have more than five decades of experience, an amazingly talented and caring staff and a passion that matches yours! Compare us to any other training program. We think you’ll choose success!

48-Week “If You Need Extra Time” Contract

Cosmetology is a 1,600-clock hour course that takes a minimum of 40 weeks to complete. Most schools only give you a 42-week enrollment window and charge additional fees if you need more time. At Salon Success Academy, we understand that life happens. We give you a 48-week enrollment window, so you can take personal or sick time if you need to. Most students complete our program within that time, without incurring additional costs.

A Staff as Passionate as You Are

We have a passion for the beauty industry and can’t wait to help you become a part of it. We’ll do all we can to help you achieve the success you deserve. We’ll provide you with hands-on instruction and lots of encouragement. We’ll also provide you with ongoing training and testing to help ensure that when you graduate, you’ll be qualified to enter the field and pass your State Board exam. We believe in you!

“Starting Smart” Orientation

During orientation you’ll be introduced to campus life. You will meet the faculty and staff who will guide you through the next months, have a chance to meet other students, and receive all the equipment and tools you’ll use as you begin your beauty career. We also provide you with a continental breakfast and answer any questions you may have.

Elevation H Partnership

Salon Success Academy has partnered with Elevation H! Led by industry leader Cole Thompson, Elevation H provides superior cosmetology education to schools, salons and hair stylists of all levels. Cole is renowned in the industry and has trained professionals in more than 40 countries. We’re excited to offer you access to the Elevation H team, experts in the art, technique, and business of hair.

Externship Program

Salon Success Academy was the first beauty college in the country to offer externships to our students. An externship gives you the opportunity to work off campus at a professional salon or spa with actual clients. Not only could you be hired straight from your externship—as many of our students are—but the 160 hours counts toward your license requirements.

State Board Preparation

We were instrumental in the legislation that created a pre-application process so you can take your state board exam as soon as you complete your program. Once you have completed 1,200 hours toward your license, we also administer mock exams designed to prepare you for the real thing and identify  areas on which you may need additional preparation. Then, we help you do just that, working closely with you to help you reach your potential.

Financial Aid

You may qualify for financial aid, including private and government loans and grants. Our Financial Aid Consultants will help you through the entire financial aid process, locating all the funds that may be available to you. Your student loans can also be deferred up to six months after graduation so you can begin building your career before you need to begin paying off your loans.


All of our Salon Success Academy campuses are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences, NACCAS. Accreditation ensures the highest standard in cosmetology education. All of our campuses have achieved the highest level of recognition from NACCAS.

Salon Management Classes

We’ll teach you how to create a professional portfolio, practice your people skills and build your clientele. We’ll even teach you the ins-and-outs of running a professional salon. At Salon Success Academy, we don’t train you for a job. We prepare you for a career.

Student Ambassador Program

Our Student Ambassador Program gives you the chance to develop confidence and leadership skills. As an ambassador, you’ll get to represent Salon Success during our Starting Smart Orientation and mentor new students. And you’ll also have opportunities to represent our beauty college in the community, meet with experts in the field and attend industry hair shows.

Community Outreach

At Salon Success Academy, we’re not only committed to making a difference in your life; we want to make a difference in the lives of others. We’re active community members and help in a variety of fundraisers throughout the year—and love to get the whole school involved. If you think giving back is the right thing to do, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to help.

Professional Memberships

Salon Success Academy is a member of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools. This national organization sets standards for the best practices in effective school management. Salon Success Academy owner Robert Gross was a co-founder—and is a current board member of—the Professional Beauty Federation of California. To learn more about this important state organization, visit www.beautyfederation.org.

Call 877-809-HAIR (4247) to find out how Salon Success Academy can help you begin a successful beauty career.



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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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