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Calling All Future Salon Professionals!

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Dream of working in the beauty industry? Looking for a hands-on career that is creative and engaging? The cosmetology program at JD Academy of Salon + Spa was designed to prepare students to become future salon professionals. This hands-on program is led by experienced instructors who know what it takes to succeed in the modern beauty industry. From beauty fundamentals to business and marketing training, our curriculum is centered around career preparation.

Grow Your Skills, Grow Your Confidence

From day one of our program, we want cosmetology students to develop their confidence as future beauty professionals. Our program is engaging and hands-on, whether you’re working on a client’s hair or participating in a group project. We’re here to help you develop the skills and self-confidence that will take you wherever you want to go.

Our hands-on approach can teach you how to create clean, precise cuts, perfect color mixtures, gorgeous blowouts, on-trend nails, and SO much more! This is an exciting, welcoming, and creative industry. Think of JD Academy of Salon + Spa as a safe space where you can learn, grow, and create before even entering the workforce. Here are the items in the kit you will receive first week of school.


JD Academy Cosmetology Kit


the student

From day one through graduation, JD Academy is focused on helping you build your confidence in your abilities and giving you the confidence to market those abilities within the industry.


Master the

Preparing you with clean, clear and precise foundational techniques that salons are looking for, allowing you to advance from student to salon professional.


Become Well Rounded

Students learn facials, microdermabrasion, light therapy, eyebrow laminating as well as manicuring with gel polish, dip, and acrylics.


State Board

Students receive detailed theoretical education to help prepare them to sit for the state board written exam. In 2022 the practical exam will no longer be required by the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Though, JD Academy will provide all students with a Practical Final Exam.


How Long Does the Cosmetology Program Take?

Our cosmetology program is 1,000 clock hours, which meets the requirements of the California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology.

Students attend Monday through Friday from 9:15 am to 3:15 pm, 27.5 hours per week for approximately 37 weeks.

Is the Cosmetology Program Accredited?

Yes. We are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS).

How Much Does The Cosmetology Program Cost*?
Cosmetology Program Length: 1000-Hours    37 weeks
Monday- Friday 9:15 – 2:45 (5.5 hours per day 27.5 hours/week)
1000 Clock hours $21/hour
Tuition $21,000
Registration Fee – Nonrefundable $150
Books and Equipment – Nonrefundable * $4,000
STRF (Student Tuition Recovery Fund) – Effective April 4, 2024 $0
State Board License Application Fee $125
Total: $25,275
The curriculum for students enrolled in this Cosmetology 1000 Hour Course consists of 1000 hours of technical and practical training covering all practices of a cosmetologist pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and cosmetology act as Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 648, Sec. 6. (SB 803) Effective January 1, 2022

To help you fund your education, we offer financial aid and scholarships to those who qualify. This includes Pell and other state/federal grants, private and public scholarships, To talk through your options, give us a call! We’re here to help.


What Do I Need to Enroll in the Cosmetology Program?

Per the state of California, you must be at least 17 years of age and provide proof of age via a driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport.

You must also:

  • Provide proof of high school or equivalent completion. (Diploma, transcript, GED)
  • Provide a social security card.
  • Complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement. Students under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign this.
  • Pay a non-refundable $150 application/enrollment fee. This fee is $10 for US Veterans.

Let’s Get To Know Each Other!

Want to learn more? Schedule a tour of our campus in Danville today! It’s the perfect opportunity to ask questions, meet instructors, and check out the school in person. The JD Academy of Salon + Spa team is always excited to welcome new cosmetology students to the family. Come see what we have to offer!

*All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.
*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.


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520 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Danville, CA 94526


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