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Take your passion for doing hair, makeup, and nails and turn it into an exciting new career at beauty school! For more than 25 years, Palomar Institute of Cosmetology has been educating beauty school students and preparing them for the beauty industry.

Our cosmetology, esthetics and manicuring programs blend innovative curriculum and hands-on training with extensive preparation for the State Board exam. Our programs are designed to engage students and develop their skills, setting them apart from other professionals in the beauty industry.

Cosmetology

Cosmetology

The cosmetology program is designed to give you the skills you’ll need to start an exciting new career in the beauty industry. Our instructors will teach you techniques in hair styling, cutting, coloring, makeup, and nail design, as well as salon business and the information you need to know to pass your State Board exam. If you want to take your education to the next level, you can apply to our Master Stylist class, an advanced education and training class.

Esthetics

Esthetics

The esthetics program will give you training in many aspects of the skin care industry. Inside our remodeled Esthetics Department, you’ll learn to recognize skin conditions, provide a variety of facials, recreate the latest makeup techniques, perform hair removal, and more. You’ll practice these services on real clients on the clinic floor, using professional products and modern equipment, like our new Earthlite hydraulic spa beds. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to take your State Board exam and start a new career as a licensed esthetician.

Our Beauty School Uses Professional Brand Products

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology partners with professional products in the beauty industry, so our students are better prepared to work in a salon or spa after graduation. Students learn about retail and how to educate their clients about the products they're using, two important aspects of being a successful beauty professional.

  • Sebations, Nioxin, and Pivot Point Member School.

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology is licensed to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, and a member of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools and the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce. View the BPPE Annual Report.