Do What You Love at JD Academy of Salon + Spa

Love all things beauty? We’d love to see you at JD Academy of Salon + Spa! Our San Francisco East Bay beauty school offers two programs: cosmetology and esthetics, and both can be a great jumpstart to a future in the beauty industry. Cosmetology focuses primarily on hair, skin, and nails, while esthetics is all things skincare. Check them out!


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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

I was so fortunate to attend JD Academy. I had toured other schools and JD was exactly what I needed. Small class size, more one on one with instructors, open door policy. It became my second home. My education was top notch... even in areas I didn't think I cared about... became my passion. I hope all future cosmetologists and estheticians are apart of JD Academy .

Nicky B – Former Student

Since it's inception, I've had the opportunity to interview and work with many of the graduates from the JD Academy in Danville, California. It's been my experience, the caliber of students are technically well educated and prepared for their journey into a successful career in the beauty industry. The JD Academy is always my first call when looking to expand the team at Tribez Salons. Donna Bruner, Owner Tribez Salons

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Denise L. San Ramon

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.

More About Our School

Choose your Program

Our cosmetology and esthetics programs have day schedules,, You can do what you love at JD Academy of Salon + Spa. And, with classes starting about every month, it’s never been a better time to make that change in your life to pursue your dream career.

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Financial Aid Is Available

We know paying for your education can be a huge concern for many of our students. That’s why we are happy to offer financial aid, available to those who qualify! Through a combination of grants, scholarships, financial aid and financing options, our mission is to never let cost be the hurdle that stops you from achieving your goals. See what options are available to you!

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Why JD Academy of Salon + Spa?

Achieve your goals in the beauty industry at JD Academy of Salon + Spa, as we are equipped to help provide you with the tools you need to become a licensed professional, whether your dream is to become a licensed cosmetologist or esthetician! During school you can provide services to actual guests in our student salon and spa. All services are provided by students under the supervision of our experienced and licensed instructors.

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Schedule Your Tour

Once you’ve chosen the right program for you, we’d love to schedule a time to meet and walk you through our school in Danville, California and the application process. During the tour you can see if our East Bay school is the right fit for you, so you can meet the instructors, get a feel for the culture, and see when classes start next. Schedule a tour here:


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