Laney Cosmetology

Laney Cosmetology

Arts and Culture: Cosmetology

The Laney College Cosmetology Program prepares students in all phases of Cosmetology!


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NOTE: Laney Cosmetology Department is located on the Laney College Campus in Oakland, California (B-100).

First Semester classes  will NOT   be offered for the Spring 2023 semester . 

 Cosmetology Classes Are:

  • 210  Theory
  • 210L Lab or 210LE (evening)
  • 211 Manicuring
  • 212  Chemical Services
  • 213  HairStyling
  • 214 HairColor
  • 215 Facials


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The Cosmetology program prepares students in all phases of Cosmetology.  The program consists of 1600 hours of training in theoretical foundations, manipulative skills, business knowledge, professional and ethical practices and prepares students to take the California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure.

Options available for those interested in the Cosmetology program:

  • Earn a Certificate of Completion (students are then qualified to apply for licensing through the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology)
  • Earn an Associate in Arts Degree (students need to complete necessary Cosmetology courses and an additional 19 units of General Education)
  • The program consists of seven (7) classes over three (3) semesters totaling seventeen (17) units per semester (PLUS 1 complete session of Saturday Class or Summer Session is required to complete state board hours).  M-F, hours are from 8:00am to 3:30pm with an hour lunch from 12-1pm.

The Cosmetology Program consists of seven required courses, courses cannot be taken individually.

All Students must attend an informational orientation session prior to enrolling in the courses. Informational orientation sessions will begin for the Fall 2023 in April of 2023. 

Students must purchase cosmetology supplies and books as directed by instructors to participate in the program by the second week of the semester . . . Estimated cost of books and supplies will be disclosed at an Orientation session.


  • At Laney Cosmetology We Pride Ourselves in being an all Inclusive Program Catering to. . . The New Face of Beauty: Embracing LGBTQ+ Inclusivity!

Click on the photo below and check out a new resource we’ve locked in to help raise awareness around how LGBTQ+ representation is redefining beauty norms and what beauty-related businesses need to be doing to show up regularly, not just during Pride Month.

We’re super proud to support our LGBTQ+ students and @beautyschoolsdirectory in creating a more inclusive Industry for all!

We look forward to meeting you!!

Laney Cosmetology Department

900 Fallon Street, B-100

Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 464-3285