NOTICE: Laney Cosmetology face-to-face classes have been put online for the Spring 2021 Semester.

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Salon Services will be on hold until further notice.

Unfortunately  due to Covid-19 shelter-in-place order, all Cosmetology classes for  Spring 2021 will not be face-to-face.
We are accepting First level students for Spring of 2021.  Please check out our page under Admission Requirements for possible Orientation dates and/or enrollment information for Spring 2021.
Thanks for your interest.


The Cosmetology program prepares students in all phases of Cosmetology.  The program consists of 1600 hours 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.

Admission Requirements:

First-time students are required to attend an orientation meeting, please click-on “Cosmetology Admission Requirements” to view Orientation Dates.

Contact the Cosmetology Department at (510) 464-3285.

A grade of ”C” or above is required in each prerequisite course to continue in the sequence of course offerings.

Transfer students may be accepted when space is available, providing they have not achieved more than 200 certified hours and apply within a one-year period of withdrawal from a previous school. Upon completion of the 1600-hour program, students are eligible for the Cosmetology certificate and are qualified to apply for licensing through California State Board of Cosmetology.

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)

Laney College Cosmetology Department offers its program during the day or evening

  • The daytime 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 evening program consists of seven classes (7) over three (4) semesters totaling fifteen (15) units during each of the first three semesters and five (5) units during the fourth semester (PLUS 2 complete sessions of: Saturday Class or Summer Session are required to complete state board hours). Hours are from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

Further Information

The Cosmetology Program consists of seven required courses – it is a program – and for that reason, courses cannot be taken individually.

For information about our program call 510-464-3285

For information on kit and textbook prices call 510-464-3515 or visit the Laney College Bookstore.

We look forward to meeting you!!