As with all licensed professions, a solid foundation is necessary to build a strong career.   CHDA hairstylists go through one of the most extensive courses available in the beauty industry.  Cosmetology consists of 1600 hours of theory and hands-on technical training. CHDA offers a comprehensive Cosmetology program inclusive of the following:

FACIALS (350 hours)
Manual, Electrical and Chemical

HEALTH & SAFETY (200 hours)
Laws and Regulations
Health and Safety Considerations
Disinfection and Sanitation
Anatomy and Physiology

ESTHETICS (200 hours)
Manual, Electrical and Chemical Facials
Eyebrow Beautification and Makeup

Manicuring and Pedicuring
Artificial Nails and Wraps



State of the Art Training

Students learn all of the techniques required to excel in the industry:

  • Hair Artistry
  • Hair Design, Blowout Styling and Finish
  • Spa Hair Treatments (conditioning, reconstructive and rejuvenating scalp therapy)
  • Hair Color Application and Techniques
  • Texture Application and Techniques (straightening and permanent waving)

We go beyond the basics with advanced training to meet the California State Board requirements and industry demands.

CHDA inspires students as a TIGI Artistic School utilizing the full TIGI Color Line and Bedhead Retail products for our students and clients.


Guest Artists

At CHDA we are privileged to regularly welcome guest artists from around the world.  Our guest lecturers offer students an opportunity to learn a variety of different techniques used in the industry. We regularly invite product representatives to showcase tools of the trade and introduce our students to retail education.

Student Competitions

Students are put to the challenge with school sponsored competitions. Our competitions have proven to be not only fun, but also an inspiring event for student to test their artistic abilities and advance their level of potential talent.

Hair Color Specialists

Many professional salon owners recognize CHDA as the school which produces students with top skills in hair color application.  Our educators take pride in being the most qualified and knowledgeable hair colorist in all of Southern California.  Both campuses have a thriving color clientele.  Our students excel because of the countless hours of practice they receive by applying their skills on actual clients.

State Board Preparation

With some of the highest California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology passing rates in the state, CHDA offers a curriculum that teaches and exceeds state board requirements.  We are not satisfied with just teaching the bare minimum.  Just ask us and we will be glad to show you a comparison of our passage rates with other schools in the area.  We prepare students to excel in their chosen career.

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