Get the Skills for a Professional Career in Cosmetology

A student in the Federico Cosmetology Program cutting a client's hair
Cosmetology students provide beauty services to real clients in Federico’s professional onsite salon

13 Month* Hands-On Cosmetology Training Program

Cosmetology professionals use their creativity, personality and sense of style to connect with clients and help them to feel great about themselves and the way they look.

Professionals in this field often become close friends and confidants (not to mention style gurus) for many of their clients, while providing hair cutting, coloring, styling and other services such as skin treatments, nails and make-up.

If you’re a style-savvy, social person interested in hair, make-up, nails and other beauty services, you owe it to yourself to consider a future in cosmetology.

Cosmetology Class Schedule:

  • Full Time   |  Tuesday-Friday, 9:30AM-5:30PM
  • Part Time  |  Tuesday-Friday, 5:30PM-8:30PM; Saturday, 8:30AM-5PM
  • Jan 16th: Cosmetology - Full-Time
  • Mar 13th: Cosmetology – Part-Time
Barbering License in 240 hours


With Valid CA Cosmetology License

  • Straight Razor Shaving
  • Classic to Contemporary Barbering Techniques
  • State Board Bootcamp // * This Course will prepare you for your State Board exam.

Must have valid CA Cosmetology License or a Completed Proof of Training. Apprenticeship Program does not qualify.

Classes Begin Sept 5th, 2017. Call Admissions 916-418-7223


Becoming a Qualified Cosmetology Professional

The Cosmetology Program at Federico Beauty Institute provides the hands-on training, practical salon experience and personal guidance it takes to pursue a rewarding career.

Classes are interactive and led by industry experts with years of experience working in the field. You receive the first-hand knowledge and individual support you need to learn new skills quickly and progress as a beauty professional. Areas of study include:

  • Hair Sculpting
  • Hair Color
  • Texture
  • Nails
  • Skin
  • Design
    and More!

You’ll learn to think, see and create like a skilled cosmetology professional in as little as 1 year*.

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the Federico “Beauty School Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Beauty School Career Readiness score now.

Get Connected – The Pivot Point Difference

In addition to over 70 years of educational experience, students in the cosmetology program at Federico Beauty Institute have the benefit of learning their craft through the world renowned Pivot Point International method.

Pivot Point’s educational philosophy is based on the belief that hair design is an art form, with hair as the medium. This artistic approach guides students and salon professionals through the basic elements of design – form, texture and color.

In place of textbooks, you’ll receive an iPad that allows you to access all the content you’ll need. Lessons are brought to life through a synergy of communication, collaboration and engaging activities.

Students using an iPad to learn
Students get connected using iPads & modern technology

Everything you need is at your fingertips, plus you’ll interact and collaborate with other learners. This is modern beauty education. Federico and Pivot Point will jump start your journey toward becoming a top beauty professional.

On-the-Job Experience in a Real Salon

Cosmetology isn’t learned all in the classroom – it’s learned on the salon floor. As a student in this program you’ll have the opportunity to work with real clients in our on-campus salon.

Under the guidance of experienced cosmetology educators you’ll provide clients with the same types of services offered in high-end salons or spas. You’ll enter the professional world with confidence, fully prepared to build your client base, after gaining so much direct, real-world experience before you graduate.

Get Licensed

As a Federico graduate you’re eligible and fully prepared for the State Licensing Exam.

Federico graduates feel secure going into their State Licensure exams after receiving personalized coaching and exam preparation from industry professionals.

“At Federico Beauty Institute, they really push you. They don’t want you to be just a normal stylist. They push you to make the most out of your career.”
– Robert Echevarria, Graduate of the FBI Cosmetology Program, and Assistant at Cowboys & Angels Salon

See what more graduates are saying >

Convenient Daytime & Evening Schedules

We understand the demands our students face. This program has been designed to fit the needs of busy adult learners. Choose from convenient day or evening & weekend classes and balance work, family and other obligations with the career training you need to get ahead.

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

Cosmetology training is about more than a certificate to hang on the wall – it’s about getting a career you love. Federico is dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Experienced Career Services professionals are happy to offer support and help you pursue employment opportunities.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Is a Creative Career in Cosmetology Right for You?
Find Out More…

Model showing off a great double-braid updo

If you’re interested in learning more about careers Cosmetology, and exploring whether this is the right field for you, fill out the form on this page to receive your FREE Career Information Package.

To speak with a friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Advisor from Federico Beauty Institute, call us at 916-418-7223


Cosmetology Program Gainful Employment Disclosure

Cosmetology Course Overview

* Program length when completed in normal time.