!!Please read through the bottom of the page and you will find important documents needed for registration.
All information is available for download at the bottom of this page. For detailed information on the program and the steps you will need to take in order to clear the prerequisite and register for courses in this program, please read carefully and follow the instructions on the “Handbook” document for the program you are interested in, and the “Cosmetology and Cosmetician Orientation” presentation. Read the "JumpStart Checklist". Important dates, links to the class schedules, and detailed supplemental information on the beauty school(s) are listed by semester.
Call (949) 582-4541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cosmetology Orientation - Spring 2016 - next start January 18 & 19
Advance Beauty College - Tuesday, January 12th at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (attend one)
Hair California Beauty Academy - Thursday, January 7th at 1:00p.m. and 6:00p.m.
Saddleback Beauty Academy (NEW) - TBA
*ALL prospective students MUST pre-enroll and register beginning no later than January 18.
Students must bring to Orientation:
1. Copy of Photo Identification
2. Social Security Card
3. Payment for Cosmetology or Cosmetician/Esthetician Kit $1,800
- Cash or check (payable to Advance Beauty or Hair California or Saddleback Beauty)
- Credit Card (AmEx not accepted)
Congratulations to the Saddleback students who were awarded money to help pay for their career technical education. Matrix Student Scholarship Award Winners
These are certificate programs through which, as a Saddleback College student, you earn college credits and upon completion either a Certificate of Achievement (Cosmetology students) or an Occupational Skills Award (Cosmetician students).
Classes are taught off-campus at a local beauty college. Please see below for the current list of beauty schools we are contracted with and links to their websites.
The Cosmetology Program is a 1,600-hour program comprised of 4 courses (12 units each) to be taken in consecutive order. This program is completed in approximately 3-4 semesters for Full-Time students and 6-8 semesters for Part-Time students.
The Cosmetician Program is a 600-hour program comprised of 1 course (18 units). This program is completed in approximately 1 semester for Full-Time students and 2-3 semesters for Part-Time students.
Classes are offered Fall and Spring semesters. Summer classes may or may not be offered due to budget restrictions, please inquire for the specific academic year.
Dropping or Withdrawing from Class
Students who DROP from the program, whether it is intentional or unintentional,
may be liable to pay full tuition costs of the private tuition rates set by the contracted beauty school administration.
Please contact the ATAS Division Office if you are considering
dropping or withdrawing from the program, so that we can guide you through the correct process.
State Board Licensing & Employment Opportunities
These programs prepare you for the California State Board Exam (you must complete this exam in order to receive your license). For more information on this exam, please contact the beauty school. You may visit the website for the California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Barbering and Cosmetology for more information here (link to: http://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/).
While competition for jobs is keen, South Orange County, with its growing population, is a particularly good area for cosmetologists, cosmeticians and others connected with the hair care and beauty industry. With some experience and additional training, cosmetologists and cosmeticians are able to move into management and ownership positions, teaching, sales, the entertainment industry, and positions with the State Cosmetology Board.
You may visit the website for the American Association of Cosmetology Schools for more information on the beauty industry. http://www.beautyschools.org/
For General Information:
Fall 2015 Information:
Spring 2016 Information:
Hair California Beauty Academy
Saddleback Beauty Academy (NEW)
Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement
Federal regulations require higher education institutions to disclose information regarding the success of its students in certificate programs that lead to employment.
The information includes graduation rates, estimated education costs, median debt of students who completed programs, and other information designed to help students make better-informed choices about colleges and universities they select.