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Who We Are

JD Academy helps aspiring hair, skin + makeup artists forge paths into long, profitable careers in the salon + spa industries.

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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.

Cosmetology + Esthetician Programs

Where is your career taking you?

Cosmetology

Our cosmetology program creates future salon stylists & colorists

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Esthetician

Our esthetician program creates future skincare & makeup artists

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Are we a good fit?

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The Experience

Not all schools are created equal.  Genuinely enjoying the experience matters.

Explore the JD Academy experience and some of the reasons you’ll look forward to class every day.

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Next Steps

Admissions & Enrollment Info

Tuition, class schedules, the process and more – learn more about admissions & enrollment.

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Financial Aid

Can I afford beauty school?

Our mission is to never let cost be the hurdle that stops you from achieving your goals.

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Ready for a new career and need more information?

Tell us what you're interested in and we'll forward you a downloadable packet on everything you need to know.

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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.

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School Performance

Which Program?

Cosmetology Program

Esthetician Program

Gainful Employment

Which Program?

Cosmetology Program

Esthetician Program

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Thinking about a new career as a hair stylist, colorist, skin specialist or makeup artist?

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