Frequently Asked Questions
If you like people, enjoy working in a dynamic environment, and gravitate towards fashion and style, then this is the place for you. Whether you had good grades in school or were a total goof-off, American Beauty College represents a great opportunity. We have seen so many people do well here after an unimpressive school record, and we are convinced that it is what you do in OUR school that counts. Put the rest behind you, and jump into the course with enthusiasm and energy.
That really doesn’t matter! We can teach ANYONE to achieve the skills they need to provide cosmetology/barber services to even the most demanding client. How you make people FEEL is more important than how you make them LOOK. Industry experts will tell you that over 80% of your potential for success in this industry depends upon your personality, attitude, and ability to talk with people and listen.
We have a full time financial aid administrator to help you figure that out. There are also a number of programs and arrangements to make it possible for you to attend. A big part of our job involves helping you afford training. Don’t let finances stand in the way of your dream. Instead, see us and let us help you plan the start of a great career.
A cosmetology/barber license will let you work in any facility licensed by the state of California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, including:
- Hair Salons/Barber Shops
- Esthetician in Spas
- Nail Salons
- Cosmetic Sales
- Salon Owner
- Entertainment (Film, TV, Print, Runway)
- Cruise Ships
- Platform Artists
- Research & Development
- Beauty Editors
We offer very affordable tuition plans here at ABC. Call us, or fill out the form “Book A Tour” so we may further discuss all of your financial questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
Cosmetology Course – 1,600 Clock Hours
Barbering Course – 1,500 Clock Hours
Manicure – 400 Clock Hours
Teacher Trainee Program – 600 Clock Hours
Transfer of credits from one course of instruction to another:
Cosmetology to Barbering – 300 Clock Hours
Barbering to Cosmetology – 200 Clock Hours
After you complete the hours required for your program, and have a grade of 75% or better, you will become eligible to take the California State Board Licensing Exam for Cosmetologist, Barbering, or Manicurist. Upon passing the exam, you will then become licensed in the program of your choice.
- California ID or Driver’s License
- Social Security Card
- Income Tax 2016-2017 or source of income
- Birth Certificate, Residence Card, or Citizenship Certificate
- High School Diploma (or equivalent), G.E.D.