Cosmetology is a 1,600 clock hour course that requires a minimum of 40 weeks to complete. Most schools provide a 42-week enrollment window and charge additional fees if you need more time. At Salon Success Academies, we understand that life happens. We give you a 52-week enrollment window, allowing for personal or sick time if you need it. Most students complete our program within that time and without any additional charges.
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.
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.
During our two-day program you'll be introduced to campus life, meet the faculty and staff who will guide you through the next year, enjoy lunch, have a chance to meet other students, experience a day of beauty in our student salon, and receive all the equipment and tools you'll use as you begin your beauty career.
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.
We are the only Pivot Point-certified training program in the Inland Empire area. Founded in 1962 by industry icon Leo Passage, Pivot Point education has earned worldwide recognition within the professional beauty industry. Pivot Point provides innovative educational materials and equipment to meet the needs of today's salons and spas. Pivot Point also provides instructor training for all Salon Success Academies educators.
All Salon Success Academy campuses are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). Accreditation ensures the highest standards in cosmetology education. All our campuses have achieved the highest level of recognition from NACCAS.
After completing 1,200 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.
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.
The professional beauty industry is well known for the many charitable causes supported each year. Each Salon Success Academies campus is actively involved in local charity campaigns. Throughout the year, our students experience firsthand the rewards of being good citizens of their communities.
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.
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.
Salon Success Academies was established in 1960 as Richard's Beauty College. Family-owned and operated by beauty industry professionals for more than 50 years, Salon Success Academies has the experience that makes a difference. With five locations, we are big enough to provide unique opportunities but small enough to maintain personal relationships.
Salon Success Academies is a member of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools. 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). To find out about the importance of this state organization, visit www.beautyfederation.org.
Salon Success Academies can help you begin training for a new career in the beauty industry today!
Call us at 1-877-987-HAIR (4247) or click here to learn more about all that this beauty school has to offer.