Day & Evening Programs
Hectic work, family & life schedule? We get it and will happily work with you to find a schedule that fits.
Full & Part-Time Schedules
We know everyone can’t drop all of life’s responsibilities full-time. We’ll help you find a schedule that works.
Financial Aid Eligible
As a nationally accredited school, our programs are eligible for state & federal financial aid for those who qualify. Our team will help.
Career Placement Assistance
We work with academy graduates to build door-opening portfolios and leverage our vast network of salons + spas.
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Hair • Skin • Makeup
The Academy’s Student Salon + Spa
An amazing salon + spa experience in Downtown Danville that doesn’t break the budget.
The JD Academy Student Salon + Spa services are offered in a real salon/spa-like facility where our senior students are working to build their portfolios. All work is done under the direct supervision of our licensed, professional staff.
With a 4-star rating on Yelp, you won’t be disappointed and you won’t find a better value for salon and spa services in The San Francisco Bay Area.
The JD Academy Blog
A Collection of Student Work & Stories Worth Sharing
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We're super humble but let's be honest - a little flattery gives us all the warm + fuzzies.
“I transferred from another beauty school and finished my 1600 at JD Academy. The academy is very focused on getting the students ready for the beauty business. The teachers are warm and caring. They are like your mentors to inspire you to be a professional hairdresser and to have the passion to do what you do. The staff is there to help you with any questions and difficulty with the completion of licensure.”Clara ChanJD Cosmetology Alumni
“After contemplating changing my profession for almost two years and numerous school tours, I decided on JD Academy. I met so many wonderfully unique ladies who have all contributed to my learning experience. We have all learned from each other. There are many friendships I made along this journey and these will no doubt be life long friendships.”Vanessa BroussaiJD Esthetician Alumni
“After leaving my previous school I felt a little defeated. I was in a place where I felt lost.Alexandria LeonisJD Cosmetology Student
Upon coming to JD Academy, I felt immediately welcomed by both the staff and the students. As my journey progressed, I felt more and more empowered and valued for my work each day. The teachers here inspire us, they teach us one on one and they allow us to be our creative self. The dynamic we’ve got here is on par with nobody else.”
“Hi! I wanted to email and let you know what an absolute pleasure it is to work with Ms. Elayne!! As you know, I'm a UCSB Graduate and I can say with full certainty that she is the best teacher I've ever had - I've retained more from her than any time in my collegiate career! Thank you!”AlyssaJD Academy Student
“The Academy is an excellent school, brimming with talented and enthusiastic students who seem to adore what they do and teachers who provide excellent direction and support.”C.R.Walnut Creek, CA
“Miss Tammy - Thank you for everything you do for us... the students of the school. You are always here, and I really appreciate all your work, because You CARE. The W Academy could not have found anyone better than you. You work so hard! And, no matter what, you are always there for us.”LizJD Academy Student