Cosmetology Course in La Mesa, California

At California Hair Design Academy you will learn all of the techniques required to excel at a career in Cosmetology which includes makeup, skin, nail, and hair services. Through state of the art technology and training our students learn the latest advances in hair care, skin care, and makeup techniques. Our beauty school helps students in the San Diego County area work to become licensed cosmetologists opening doors to a number of career paths such as hairstyling, skincare treatments, and makeup.

Scholarships Available

Scholarship Opportunity Available for New Students

For a limited time California Hair Design Academy is offering a scholarship for up to $1,000 to our Cosmetology and Barbering Programs and $500 Scholarship for Estheticians.

Apply before September 2, 2024

Cosmetology Course Overview

We go beyond the basics with advanced training to exceed the California State Board requirements and industry demands in the following areas:

  • 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)

State Board Preparation

At CHDA we are not satisfied with just teaching the bare minimum. We prepare students to excel in their chosen career.

Graduation requirements: 1,000 Hours

The course requirements for Cosmetology in the state of California includes the satisfactory completion of 1,000 hours according to the CA State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Learning Cosmetology through a program
Learning Hair styling and color

Cosmetology Program in Southern California

Experience for yourself how fun and engaging learning can be when pursuing a career as a cosmetologist. Courses are held in our La Mesa location and include the following benefits:

Guest Artists

Our guest lecturers offer you an opportunity to learn a variety of different techniques used in the industry as well as showcase tools of the trade.

Student Competitions

Students are put to the challenge with school sponsored competitions which are not only fun, but also an inspiring event to test their artistic abilities.

Working With Real Clients

You will gain real world experience by working with actual clients to perfect your skills in design, styling, color and more.

State of the Art Training

We educate our students using the highly educational and interactive Pivot Point LAB system taught from both stylized books and your tablet, which comes as part of your student kit.

CHDA Hair Stylists in Cosmetology

What you should know when starting a cosmetology program at CHDA

How much does it cost?

View our Course Pricing page for full details. Also please review our Financial Aid opportunities

When does the next cosmetology course start?

CHDA offers multiple start dates for the Cosmetology course which you can review on our Admissions overview

Are there night school options for cosmetology?

CHDA offers multiple options for it’s cosmetology program including two day options and one night program option. Learn more on our Class Schedules page

How do I get started?

The first step of the process is to Apply using our online application. If you have questions before applying please feel free to contact us. 

Take The First Step In Defining Your Career In Cosmetology