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Cosmetology School in San Francisco and San Jose, California

At Cinta Aveda Institute, our instructors can provide you with the range of skills you need to pursue a successful career as a licensed cosmetologist. Our innovative curriculum concentrates on theory, practical hands-on experience, and business strategies to give you a comprehensive understanding of the ever-evolving beauty industry. With two state-of-the-art campuses in San Francisco and San Jose, we serve as the only Aveda institution in Northern California.

What You Will Learn

The program starts with the fundamentals of cutting, styling, and chemical restructuring of hair, skincare, nail care, make-up, and the related sciences. The demonstrations, lectures, and workshops reinforce classroom knowledge and help students build their ability and accuracy. This portion of the program teaches students about retailing, guest servicing, personal development, and state safety requirements.

Beyond developing basic skills, you will learn to unlock your creativity at our cosmetology school. We expose you to the latest techniques and trends in hair cutting, coloring, styling, chemical restructuring, and permanent waving. The time you spend in the clinic will build your confidence in your professional abilities, strengthening your career-advancing and employment skills, such as interviewing and resume writing.

Our program prepares you to take the skill certification examination and the California State Board Exam for licensure. After passing these tests, you will have the competency to pursue various careers in cosmetology.