LAGUNA HILLS CAMPUS
Our nationally recognized programs and award-winning graduates have been featured in hundreds of magazines, advertising campaigns, and are among the leading social influencers in the industry.
Our 9,000 square foot, newly re-designed facility is located in South Orange County. The spa-like esthetics skin clinic and modern cosmetology clinic can give you the sense of being in a high-end salon. The Laguna Hills campus features smartboard technology to help our learning spaces to be more interactive and engaging. Our retail space is designed to give students a chance to interact and learn retail skills in an inviting atmosphere. Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on practical skills in our clinic space featuring tools and techniques to help gain a competitive edge in the beauty industry.
Students have the opportunity to master the latest hair trends, including balayage, ombré, pastels, color correction, hair cutting, blow dry, and styling techniques. Students post their work on social media platforms, which has given them clientele that travel as far as Los Angeles to seek out their work.
Students are provided with a complete state board kit and can attend state board classes conducted with our partners at Western Kit Company to ensure they are prepared for the state board exam. In addition, our kit contains professional styling tools such as Hot Tools, Cricket and Wahl to provide students with equipment needed to be successful in their field.
Advance Beauty College students are continuously recognized for their artistic achievements and have been featured in publications such as, 10/10, Elegant, Devour, Coast, Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Hollywood Reporter, numerous music videos, and fashion lines.
Numerous national scholarships have been awarded to our students by the prestigious Matrix “Imagine All You Can Be” scholarship and the Great Clips award.
We also partner with industry leaders to offer a master class series for students looking to enhance their skill sets and gain a competitive edge. Advance Beauty College students have the opportunity to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in an intimate setting with the most recognized professionals in the industry, such as celebrity hair stylist George Papinikolas, Luis Alvarez, and Patrick Chai.
Our 1500-hour Barbering program offers the opportunity to learn the latest techniques and trends in the rapidly growing field of barbering. Precision cutting, fades, hot towel treatments, and straight razor shaving are all treatments that our students can learn, among others. Students can train with experienced barbers and work with innovative grooming products. They can also spend time learning about the business side of barbering, sanitization, and proper barbering techniques.
Included in the kit is a complete state board kit for students to practice their state board techniques. They can attend state board classes conducted with our partners at Western Kit Company to ensure they are prepared for the state board exam. Our goal is to ensure that students are ready to start their barbering career.
200-Hour Barbering Crossover Program
Cosmetology students who have completed their 1600-hour course are eligible to enroll in our 200-hour barbering crossover program. This program builds upon the fundamentals of cosmetology with emphasis on straight razor shaving, styling and men’s grooming procedures, and can allow graduates to become dual-licensed cosmetologists and barbers.
Our 600-hour esthetician course combines advanced skin care training with an interactive and comprehensive clinical setting. We incorporate modern spa equipment, such as BT-Micro and NuFACE Microcurrent modalities, to help our students feel prepared to meet industry demands.
We partner with the top skin care lines such as Dermalogica and Image Skin Care. Students will have the opportunity to attend Future Industry Professionals Day at The International Dermal Institute for a dynamic day of education specifically developed for the undergraduate student. They will be part of an accelerated learning session with interactive demonstrations and learn about Dermalogica’s newest service innovations and product knowledge. Students can learn the importance of maintaining skin health using clinical product systems with Image Skin Care. Their educators will work with students on how to work with a clinical skincare line to deliver the healthiest skin ever.
Moreover, they can gain knowledge of hair removal, waxing, and makeup techniques using Youngblood mineral makeup. In the comprehensive student kit, they are also provided with a complete state board kit to practice their state board techniques. They can attend state board classes conducted with our partners at Western Kit Company to ensure they are prepared for the state board exam.
Our skin care students have been the recipients of numerous awards, including the Lisa White Spiering Legacy Scholarship, as well as being featured on Dermalogica and the International Dermal Institute global website.
Advance Beauty College partners with industry brands to offer a master class series for students looking to enhance their skill set and gain a competitive edge. We feature classes such as classic and volume lash extension, powder ombre, and microblading by industry influencer Fuzion Artistry. We also offer advanced chemical peels with LED therapy by the award-winning brands Image Skin Care and LightStim.
Our advanced manicuring program introduce students to advanced techniques and making them marketable and salon ready.
Included in the curriculum are services in spa manicure and spa pedicure using exfoliating scrubs, moisturizing masks, warm towel applications, and enhanced massage techniques to upgrade services. Gel polish technology that is widely requested in salon settings is also covered.
Students can learn the utilization of professional nail enhancement systems, including sculptured gel application, dipping powder system, pink and white acrylic application, electric file, and trending nail shape techniques. Trendy nail art techniques will also be explored such as freehand nail art, dotting, and French manicures.
We host career fairs and assist our students with job placement upon graduation. Our students have been nationally recognized and featured in Nails Magazine, Viet Salon, Nail Pro, Harper’s Bazaar, and InStyle, amongst many others. They have also been awarded the prestigious Beauty Changes Lives Tippy Hedren Nail Scholarship and OPI/AACS ACE Scholarship.
Teacher trainees work closely with our industry partners such as Matrix, Dermalogica, Image Skin Care, Young Nails and many more. By attending advanced classes, they have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive knowledge of teaching methodologies and industry trends. The experience of working alongside industry professionals as well as our educational brand partners can ensure that graduates are prepared for their teaching career.