To qualify for admision:

  • You must possess a valid California identification card.
  • You must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • You must be at least 17 years of age.
  • You must be able to pass a basic entrance exam.

(The $100 non-refundable enrollment fee is due upon admission.)


  1. Jae says:

    Hi i was wondering if you guys can send me like a brochure or just a packet of information for the school everything i would and should know including months that are offered for the programs vacations literally everything i am really interested in this profession and have gone looking for schools and cant seem to find one in my range and that really catches my eye until seen a couple of your students waving a sign for your school so if possible please let me know it would mean the world to me thank you!

  2. Sheri Wood says:

    Hi I just moved down from WA in September and really want to attend your school.
    I still have my WA state drivers license though. Do I have to have a CA license?

    • Candace says:

      Hi Sheri, yes we will accept your WA license when we enroll you. However, you will have to have your CA driver’s license by the time you graduate and go to State Board, because they will require a CA driver’s license. 🙂

    • Candace says:

      Hi Maira! First come to orientation ~ our next one will be May 7th at 10am. At orientation an instructor will go over information about the courses and any questions you might have, and then you will take a basic entrance exam. After that you make an appointment with the financial aid administrator to go over cost and to get enrolled. The class starts the following tues, May 13.

  3. Angela says:

    Hi I have some questions about going to your school, I am currently attending Merced College, but I would much rather go to cosmetology school since it is my passion! Thanks!

  4. Vanessa Tevis says:

    Hi I would like some info on your school I jus applied for financial aide to see if I’ll get any but I am very interested in cosmotology but I’ll be traveling from Los banos. Any info will help thank you!

  5. Andrea says:

    Hi my name is andrea and i am very interrested in your cosmetology/manicuring program 🙂 i currently live in san diego but am looking to start the program in november perhaps, since i live so far at the moment i only ocassionally visit merced and i was wondering if there is a possibility that i could meet with the people in charge of helping with financial aid/admission in june, if someone could e-mail me back that would be great! 🙂 thank you!

  6. Katie Anderson says:

    I am wanting to do the esthetics course and I read that the classes start on September 15, and the orientation is on September 4th? Do we just show up and register there? Or in advance?

  7. Valeria Arriaga says:

    Hi i am interested in doing the cosmetology program there I’ve been looking into this school…my question is do we show up up that day and register? Or do we have to do it before?

  8. Kylie Cook says:

    I’m really interested in the cosmetology program i was wondering when does summer enrollment start this year? also do I have to file for financial aid with you guys before the enrollment day?

  9. Paige Alnas says:

    Hello, when is the next orientation for the cosmetology program? Do you offer night courses for people with day time jobs? Also, does the esthetician course qualify for financial aid? Thank you.

    • Candace says:

      Hi Paige, the next orientation is scheduled for July 5th at 10am. We do not offer night classes. And yes, financial aid is available for our qualifying esthetician students.

  10. Candida Hughey says:

    Hello, I want to take the Manicuring classes. I was hoping you offered night classes, but either way, could you let me know where you list the days and times for your course.

  11. Lynn Celis says:

    I am really interested in the manicuring class, but I work Monday-Thursday and some Fridays for Merced County Office of Education. I was wondering if it is a requirement to attend everyday Tuesday-Saturday, or is it where you attend on whichever days you can and it just takes longer to finish? I would be able to attend all Saturdays and most Fridays, also some weekdays when we are closed for school vacations. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide me.

    • Candace says:

      The total cost for the cosmetology program is $10,200. Financial aid is available if you qualify. If you qualify for the full amount, $100 registration fee would be all you have to pay. Our next orientations are scheduled for May 2nd, July 11th, and September 5th. The cosmetology program takes about a year to complete.

  12. Gabriel Ayala says:

    I am currently in the army, but will be getting out within the next 3-4 months i would like to get information regarding becoming a barber.

    Thank you!

    • Candace says:

      Hi Gabriel, the first step would be to come to orientation. We will have one the first Wednesday of July and then another orientation in September. Thank you for your service!

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