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, but if you love skincare, you may want to pursue a future in esthetics.

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.

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Our Four-Step Admissions Process

01

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!

02

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

03

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.

04

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 – 2:45 pm
5.5 hours per day
27.5 hours per week

GRADUATE

Approximately
37 weeks / 9.25 months

Check back in 2023 for night classes

Esthetics • Day Schedule

Monday Through Friday
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
5.5 hours per day
27.5 hours per week

GRADUATE

Approximately
22 weeks / 5.5 months

Check back in 2023 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.

TAKE A TOUR OF THE SCHOOL
& GET TO KNOW US

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Testimonials

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 12/2021

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.

"I want to thank my teachers; Ms. Lily, Ms. Bernie, Ms. Joni, and Ms. Catherine who had such a huge positive impact on me and my time at JD Academy. It was challenging going through school during the height of the pandemic (I started in February 2020) but felt I was able to push through with all of their help, encouragement, knowledge, and guidance along the way. Also, a huge thank you to the staff members during my time at JD Academy such as yourself Ms. Dee, Ms. Janet, Ms. Kelsey, Mr. Phuong, and everyone else there who made attending school so delightful. Although I'm currently attending school for Medical Assisting, I still have a love and passion for esthetics! I'm hoping to obtain a job that can incorporate the two fields." Raquell, JD Academy Esthetician Graduate, December 2021

Raquell, Esthetician Program Graduate

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 D.

I wanted to say thank you for always keeping us informed and doing a wonderful job helping us however you can. Thank you for all you do! Emily, Current Student 12/2021

Emily, Current Student 12/2021