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11-Month “If You Need Extra Time” Contracts

Cosmetology is a 1,600 clock hour course that requires a minimum of 40 weeks to complete. At Salon Success Academy, we understand that life happens. We give you a 47 week enrollment window, allowing for personal or sick time if you need it. Most students complete our program within that time, without additional changes.

Financial Aid

We offer financial aid to those who qualify, including student loans, Pell Grants, and private loans. Part of our mission is to provide our students with every opportunity to complete their education at the lowest cost possible. We have financial aid consultants at each campus who can help you through the process. Repayment of student loans can be deferred up to six months after graduation.

Externship Program

Designed to give students a step-up on job placement, our externship program places you in a professional salon for a total of 160 hours toward your license. By working as assistants in salons before graduation, many of our students are hired immediately after earning their licenses.

“Starting Smart” Orientation Program

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.

Caring and Friendly Staff

We are a “people-helping company.” Our staff is provided with ongoing training and testing to ensure that they are among the best. This translates into an atmosphere where our students know we care about their progress, and ultimately, their professional success.


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

State Board Preparation

After completing 1,400 hours toward your license, you will participate in a mock state board exam. This exam is designed to help you identify the areas where you need more practice. Our staff will then work with you to help you improve in those areas.

Salon Management Classes

You’ll learn how to build a clientele, create a professional portfolio, and practice your people skills, all in the first few weeks of class! Right from the start, we are focused on helping you begin a successful beauty career.

Community Outreach

The professional beauty industry is well known for the many charitable causes supported each year. Each Salon Success Academy campus is actively involved in local charity campaigns. Throughout the year, our students experience firsthand the rewards of being good citizens of their communities.

Student Ambassador Program

In our Student Ambassador program, we give you the chance to develop leadership skills as you help with our Starting Smart orientations, attend industry hair shows, mentor new students, shadow experts off campus, and represent our school in the community. This is one of the only programs of its kind in the beauty school industry, and it has been proven to help build confidence and skills.

Cutting-Edge Facilities

Salon Success Academy was the first beauty school in the country to rethink beauty school design. Our facilities are divided into spacious classrooms for lectures and hands-on practice. The clinic labs are real salon environments where students learn and practice on paying clients and develop professional customer service skills.

The Ownership Difference

Salon Success Academy was established in 1960 as Richard’s Beauty College. Family-owned and operated by beauty industry professionals for more than sixty years, Salon Success Academy has the experience that makes a difference. With six locations, we are big enough to provide unique opportunities but small enough to maintain personal relationships.

Professional Memberships

Salon Success Academy is a member of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS). This national organization provides us with the best practices in effective school management. We are also the co-founder of the Professional Beauty Federation of California (PBFC).

Salon Success Academy can help you begin training for a new career in the beauty industry today!

Call us at 877-987-HAIR (4247) or fill out our form below to learn more about everything our beauty school have to offer you.



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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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