The Salon at Lucia Mar

Are you interested in becoming a Cosmetologist? Lucia Mar has the perfect program for you!
We are a full-service Cosmetology School offering classes to Lucia Mar high school students and through Adult Education.

We are accepting adult students to start classes covering everything you need to prepare for the licensing examination. Our students will receive hands-on instruction and practical experience.

Program Prerequisites: 

  • Students must turn 18 years of age before the completion of the program

  • Students must possess a high school diploma or equivalent; or be concurrently enrolled in Lucia Mar Adult Education’s high school diploma program

  • Students who are presently attending high school may be eligible for enrollment in a CTE program dependent upon administrative review

  • Students must have a valid form of identification AND a social security card

  • Students must be able to speak, read, and write English, 10th-grade reading level is recommended by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology


Registration Fee Full-Time Students: 

Cost of Tuition: FREE

Estimated Cost of Materials: $2,500

Total Program Hours: 1000+


Course Length:

  • 1000 hours, 2-year commitment 

  • You will have a timeframe of 2 years to complete 1000 hours of instruction. In case you have to leave the program for any reason, you will be required to pay a reprocessing fee to rejoin the program. Please note that we cannot hold your spot once you leave the program, as space may be limited.



2023/2024 School Year

Monday-Thursday 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Quarter 3: January 16, 2024 - March 22, 2024 (37 days) (111 hours)

Quarter 4: March 25, 2024 - June 7, 2024 (39 days) (117 hours)

Summer:  June 10, 2024 - August 15, 2024 (38 days) (114 hours)

2024/2025 School Year

Monday-Thursday 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Quarter 1: August 19, 2024 - October 11, 2024 (31 days total) (93 hours)

Quarter 2: October 14, 2024 - December 20, 2024 (35 days total) (105 hours)

Quarter 3: January 13, 2025 - March 21, 2025 (37 days total) (111 hours)

Quarter 4: March 24, 2025 - June 6, 2025 (40 days total) (120 hours)

Summer: June 9, 2025 - August 14, 2025 (39 days total) (117 hours)

**If a student attends 3 hours per day, the total amount of hours achieved at the end of the 4 quarters would be (2024/2025) 429 hours.

**Summer would approximately equal 115 hours 

**Students need to achieve 1000 hours to graduate 



Class Location:

The Salon at Lucia Mar

602 Orchard St, Building G

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420



Books Required: 

Pivot Point - Cosmetology Fundamentals (Provided with registration)


Materials Required:

Cosmetology Kit (Provided with registration)


Additional Costs: 

State Board of Cosmetology Examination

State Board Application Fee



Students wishing to enroll in the Cosmetology Career Technical Education program may register online. All Career Technical Education program students must show proof of a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll or sign up for concurrent enrollment in the Adult Education course.


Call (805) 474-3000 ext. 7680 for more information about class enrollment.


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