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Welcome to Opportunities in Cosmetology

For more than 40 years, Saddleback College’s Cosmetology and Esthetician programs have provided a direct pathway to employment in South Orange County’s  buzzing beauty industry. The College partners with local beauty salons to provide hands-on training, while preparing students to pass the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology licensure exam.

Saddleback College’s Cosmetology program is fully accredited and nationally renowned, having ranked #14 among all U.S. programs in a study conducted by TheBestColleges.org. 

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Potential Salaries

$24,980 - $72,160

Per Year

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Potential Careers

Costume Attendant


Salon Supervisor

Make-up Artist 

Companies Hiring for Accounting
Hiring Companies

Ulta Beauty 


Amazing Lash Studio

Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Turn your passion into a paycheck. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Hairdresser / Hairstylist / Cosmetologist - $25,660

Salon Supervisor - $39,360

Skincare Specialist - $30,590

Manicurist / Pedicurist - $24,980

Costume Attendant - $43,260

Make-up Artist - $72,160

Saddleback College offers one certificate program, and one occupational skills award through this program.

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Cosmetology page.

  • Cosmetology (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Cosmetician/Esthetician (Occupational Skills Award)

Ulta Beauty * Sephora * Cosmoprof * The Estée Lauder Companies * coty * Amazing Lash Studio * SolanCentric * Drybar * Bluemercury, Inc. * And Many More! *

The Cosmetology (VIL 7) can be contacted at (949) 582-4541.

Laura Pope, Coordinator - (949) 582-4704

Caroline Cruz, Coordinator - (949) 582-4964

Leslie Haugen, Administrative Assistant - (949) 582-4990

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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