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Cosmetology Program

Located in the Mid-County Capitola area (1550 41st Ave.), this program operates in a newly remodeled facility and uses brand new state of the art equipment. This course is designed to prepare students for competitive positions in the cosmetology industry such as cosmetologist, estheticians, stylists, colorists, make up artists and manicurists. The curriculum is covered five days a week for a 10 month period to meet the State of California cosmetology license exam requirements. Classes are conducted by a board licensed cosmetology instructor with extensive industry and teaching background. Students learn important basics during their freshmen class (first 160 hours), and with textbook and workbooks, and hands-on practice. During the first 160 hours of training you will learn and practice many procedures on each other, experiences which will enable you to progress onto the clinic floor to provide cosmetology services to clients.

Training includes:
· Haircutting and styling
· Barber & Cosmetology Rules & Regulations
· Color, Permanents and Highlights
· Wet Styling
· Manicures and Pedicures
· Thermal Hair Styling
· Business Skills
· Make-up & Facials
· Health and Safety
· Waxing & Hair Removal

Entrance Requirements:

All applicants for cosemtology and esthetician studies must first attend an informational Forum Presentation prior to starting training. Forums are held on the 2nd Friday of every month at 3:30pm (beginning October 14th 2011) and will provide you with an overview of the program, schedule, cost and procedures. Please call (831) 423-5806 for dates. You will complete a contact sheet to place you on the waiting list for the Cosmetology Program.
High school students who want to apply should contact their high school or ROP Counselor prior to admission and attend a forum. High school students begin the program in the fall of their Senior year and graduate into the adult program in the summer after their graduation from high school.
Start dates are scheduled when space is available, an in- person interview is completed, and the student has attended orientation. A student’s status for admission to the School of Cosmetology can be obtained once he or she is placed on the waiting list by contacting us through
e-mail: or contacting our intake coordinator at 423-5806 ext. 755.
Information on Enrollment in Shoreline Cosmetology Program.

Graduation Requirements:

The student must complete all curriculum assignments, earn a passing grade on required exams, and maintain an overall attendance of 90% or better. The student’s goal is to complete 1600 clock hours of Cosmetology training and pass the California State Board Exam to obtain licensure. Successful graduateswill be awarded a Certificate of Completion and will be eligible for placement assistance.


Full time students attend school from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Half time students attend school from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Monday and Friday, and 7-10pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. High School students attend school from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. (High school students are eligible to transfer into the full-time or part-time program when a proof of high school graduation is provided to Shoreline.)

Cosmetology Course Outline

Esthetician Course Outline

High School Cosmetology Course Outline

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