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Admissions & Enrollment Info

Everything you need to know about enrolling at JD Academy of Salon + Spa

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Learn How To Enroll in Beauty School

Are you ready to start your new journey into beauty school in California? We offer two separate programs you can choose from, with a different focus in each! If you’re passionate about hairstyling, our Cosmetology program could be a good fit for you, and if you love skincare, you may want to pursue a future in our esthetics course.

Learn more about the enrollment process at JD Academy of Salon + Spa in the East Bay area.


You Can Do What You Love at JD Academy of Salon + Spa

If you’re looking to pursue an education in beauty, you’ve found the right place at our East Bay beauty school. At JD Academy of Salon + Spa, you can be part of a supportive environment that actively wants to help you succeed.

Admissions Requirements

We want you to be prepared for your future education. If you are interested in starting in one of our programs, here is what you must provide to enroll at JD Academy of Salon + Spa.

  • Complete an enrollment application
  • Be at least 17 years old and provide proof of age through a driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport
  • Provide proof of high school completion through a diploma, transcript, GED or other options
  • Social security card
  • Complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement
  • Pay non-refundable $150 application/enrollment fee (or only $10 if you are a US veteran)

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about what you need to get ready for your first day at JD Academy of Salon + Spa.

Our Four-Step Admissions Process


Take a Tour

We strongly believe that choosing the right cosmetology or esthetician school all comes down to finding the right fit for you – whether that turns out to be JD Academy of Salon + Spa or not. During the tour, you can talk to our staff and current students, experience the culture, get information on financial aid, and more!


Apply for Financial Aid

JD Academy of Salon + Spa is a nationally accredited school and as such, is eligible for federal financial aid options. This process starts with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). We recommend filling it out as soon as you can to see what you may qualify for. Make sure to use our school code: 042175


Submit Your Application

Once you’ve decided JD Academy of Salon + Spa is the school for you, we’ll often schedule a second meeting where we can finalize your official application into JD Academy of Salon + Spa, walk through financial aid and payment plans, and submit other documentation to complete the enrollment process.


Get Ready for Day One

Once enrollment is completed, we’ll get your first day of class scheduled and make sure you have the necessary equipment you’ll need while at our school and beyond. We want you to feel prepared and confident for your beauty school experience, and we’ll support you every step of the way.

Convenient Day Class Schedules

Wondering if it’s possible to balance beauty school and life? At JD Academy of Salon + Spa, you can!

Cosmetology • Day Schedule

Monday Through Friday
9:15 am – 3:15 pm
5.5 hours per day
27.5 hours per week


37 weeks / 9.25 months

Check back in 2024 for night classes

Esthetics • Day Schedule

Monday Through Friday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
5.5 hours per day
27.5 hours per week


22 weeks / 5.5 months

Check back in 2024 for night classes

Why Come in For a Tour?

When you reach out to our school, we want to do everything we can to make sure you’ve found the right fit. After all, beauty school is a commitment, and we want to make sure you set yourself up for success. During a tour, you can:

  1. Meet the staff. Knowing who will be guiding your education is important. Do you feel like they will support you, actively answer your questions, and be willing to provide good feedback when you’re working toward providing services to actual guests?
  2. See the school. The culture of the beauty school you choose can make your education unforgettable. The tour is a great chance to see how you would fit in with like-minded individuals who have the same interests you do!
  3. Answer your questions. The quality of your education makes a big difference in your experience. If you have questions on how to enroll, or what a day in the life of a beauty school student looks like, the tour is the perfect chance to actively talk to someone and get a real representation of what our school is like.


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I am a current esthetician student at this school. Highly recommend! The teachers are so supportive and kind. Everyone here truly cares about their students. I have learned so much from here and they really prepare you for state board.

Kayla T.

If you are looking to enroll in a cosmetology or esthetician program, look no further than JDacademy in Danville! From the moment I walked in to check the school out prior to enrolling to the moment I graduated from the Esthetics program, I know that I got the absolute best education possible. It was by far the best school I've toured in the Bay Area.

Mimi D. Former Student

Mrs. Shirley is an instructor and mentor who fully embodies the true meaning of the words. Not only did I receive the curated curriculum developed by JD, Mrs. Shirley found meaningful, insightful and practical ways to include her years of masterful experience into my personal learning. Her hands-on style of teaching and mentoring helped me define and design my own style, technique and brand that captures the true essence of the Aesthetician I want to continue to become. It is a great honor and privilege to have learned from and to continue to learn from Mrs. Shirley. I truly value her care, her compassion, her mastery of the craft and passion to ensure she is doing what she can to give back to students and professionals like myself. Thank you, Mrs. Shirley

Aamira D. Former Esthetician Student

Ms. Janet. I have some exciting news for you today. I was just hired with Blue Mercury to start as a sales associate and later move into an esthetician position. The best part is it is literally right around the corner from my house. I couldn't wait to share the news with you. I'm literally crying out of JOY and GRATITUDE!!!! Thank you for having faith in me, you have no idea how much that means to me. Thank you for allowing me to get my education at JD Academy.

Brenda, Graduate

Denise L. San Ramon

jd academy

520 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Danville, CA 94526


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