Going back to school to start a new career was unsettling to say the least. I was looking for an affordable, comfortable environment of limitless learning opportunities. I found all that & more at the Academy – Los Angeles. The knowledge & support of each instructor has taught me more than I thought possible. I graduate today excited & confident that what the Academy has taught me has paved the way for my career in cosmetology.
To Frankie, thank you so much for caring, it means more than words can say.
Salon Vivace – Managing Partner – Jennifer Leong
Salon Vivace has been recruiting from The Academy – Los Angeles for the past 5 years. We have found that the students that went to this Private Academy came out with a well-rounded education. Not only do Tim and his team focus on helping cosmetology students pass State Board, but they help their students graduate with strong technical ability, people skills and business skills. Frankie is a great teacher. We appreciate all their efforts and are happy to recruit from their school.
European Wax Center – Aimee Le
Alicia! thank you so soo much for all that you do for my classmates and I. You don’t know how much we appreciate you and all of your hard work. You are definitely the glue that holds this school together. You have always been there for us, and I hope that we have been one of your favorite classes ; ) I will definitely keep in touch. Don’t forget to take a vacation once in a while too!
Maya! from day 1 you have been so helping, loving and gracious in your instructions and care of all of us. I truly could no have asked for a better teacher. you bring so much to our school and we all, especially myself, really appreciate what you do. Your are as beautiful as all of the flowers your bring. I will definitely keep in touch and will see you soon!
Dearest sweetest Alicia, “A good teacher is like a candle – It consumes itself to light the way for others.” Your dedication to teaching others spans over decades, and garners all of my admiration. I am appreciative and thankful to have been your student. All my Love Neddy Rodriguez
Posted on Yelp – Lindsay D.
I am a recent graduate of Academy of Beauty and preparing for my state board exam. If you are looking for a great Esthetician Program that provide you with hands on experience and proper state board prep, this is the one. I researched numerous schools and most of them just didn’t seem right. I visited Academy of Beauty in September 2011 and Tim the Director of the school made me feel very comfortable and welcomed when I took a tour of the school. The class size are small so you get a lot of one on one attention. The teachers have been there over 10 years and have a lot of knowledge. Whenever you need help you can always count on them.
Since I first started the school has made some major improvements and is starting to feel more like a spa environment. We have a steady flow of clients so you get a lot of hand on practice. This school also teaches you how to wax and goes into depth with brazilian waxing which most schools don’t. We have tons of demos from skin care lines ever week so you are educated about different treatments and products that are currently being used in the industry. Overall I can say my experience here has been nothing but a positive one. Academy of Beauty will not disappoint you.
Posted on Yelp – Cristina L.
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I am a graduate of this school and I can honestly say it was a great time. It was more then what I expected, and I definitely made the right choice by coming here. Yes physically the school looks a little outdated, but last I checked they have put a lot of work into it, so be grateful because it used to be worse ; ) anyway, if it were some fancy school you’d be paying $20,000 to come here and not the $6,000 (give or take). When I walked in there for the first time, I saw the students having fun, and that’s what’s mattered most to me. The above and beyond education was an awesome bonus that I got while attending here and the teachers are all sweethearts who are very passionate about their students. Give it a shot if you’re looking into attending this school.
P.S I am currently running my own small business on Robertson Blvd. & I graduated less then 2 years ago. ; )
Dina L. Margolin
Hi everyone, I miss all of you meaning my instructors, and of course Tim. I am assisting the owner at DEJ Salon, in Sherman Oaks right now. I run the show! He is double booked and I do everything, and I still of course mess up once in a while…Frankie, you would have appreciated it…Wrong color…I am in control, and all of you would be so proud of how fast I am. If you ever want me to come in and do a demo for the class, I would be happy to…Jackie, you would freak out how fast I am at doing a half a head of highlights…Ridiculous…I love you Monica, Vicky, and my Jenny…I will come to see you soon. I love you all…This school is the best and believe me, I thank all of you.
The instructors are amazing at education in a way that is easy to understand and extremely helpful with advice and tips. Araceli puts her heart into her students and their career. I grew a lot because of her and I am very inspired to continue on my journey as a professional esthetician. I have been offered a job at Anastasia’s Salon as a full-time brow artist.
Makeup Artist & Licensed Esthetician – Elizabeth Cantore
I am so happy and thankful I transferred to your school. It has made such a difference in my life! The instructors are wonderful and I learned so much from Jackie and Laura while upstairs. They really increased my confidence. I wish I would have started here to begin with!
Dear Tim, I count my blessings everyday & know how lucky I was to find your school. You rescued me from M… Schools of Beauty! Thanks so much for being kind and supportive.
Alicia, you rock! Thanks for all your advice and help. Tim, I appreciate you!
Tim, it’s Kristina – I wanted to thank you again for being so gracious towards me…Thank you and I have had such a great experience at your school. I love it and all the people. I have recommended your school to so many people!
Tim, Thank you! This year has been an experience I will not forget! I’ve learned a lot and even had some fun doing hair in the process. The school is great. I appreciate all of your hard work and dedication.
The words my heart wants to convey to all of you are aptly written in this card but there’s one more thing I’d like to say- Thank you for the expert guidance and inspiration you have given me. All your efforts are highly appreciated.
Dear Academy Staff, Thank you for keeping me motivated, for your charm, your knowledge… I’ll miss you all very much & will carry these memories with me for many years.
Juan Juan Salon & Amanda Makeup – Amanda Grogan
Attending the Academy of Beauty – Los Angeles was a great experience. The instructors are friendly and knowledgeable, the tuition is affordable, the schedule is flexible according to the students” needs, and plenty of hands on experience with clients. I was still able to work as a freelance hair and makeup artist while working towards my cosmetology license. The school also offers an externship program that allows students to get salon experience and can be a potential job opportunity.
I am an experienced hairstylist from another state who is involved in salon work, commercial, print and film…The Academy – Los Angeles not only prepared me for the California State Board but I never left a day without learning something new.. I watched new students begin without any confidence and were transformed into solid hairstylists.
I know how important it is to ensure that you pick the best academy for your education and training. I did extensive research to select the right academy that fit and tailored to my needs and I found a perfect match school – The Academy of Beauty – Los Angeles. I now really appreciate The Academy and its staff for their real knowledge and skills that immediately put me to work and it has landed me one of the most prominent spas in Beverly Hills. My clientele includes high profile to normal everyday clients. Good luck and much success to your futures. I believe you have made the correct selection in education and hopefully your training will afford you an opportunity to have success in whichever direction or path you so choose.
Goodformsalon – Bobby Tenanty
Really great experience at The Academy. I am grateful for the passion that each and everyone of the teachers you have on staff bring to school each day. This is indeed the core which will keep you number 1! Very happy with the education I received. I’ll miss you guys.
Spa 415 – Liza
Choosing to attend the Academy – Los Angeles for my esthetics license, was the best decision I could have made. The classroom size is smaller which makes for better studying and better support from the instructors. I also think it’s more beneficial to have instructors that have practical experience outside the classroom as well. As a business owner and as an esthetician, I am grateful to have benefitted from their “hands on approach”, as well as their thorough teaching of the material. I always recommend this school to anyone who is considering this industry as a career!
Sotiris Salon, Marina del Rey – Marina R.
Frankie, Vicki, Jackie, Alicia & Tim, I really truly appreciate all your efforts and time you guys dedicate to the School! I know I might have been a handful, but thanx for not giving up on me! I am proud to say I am a cosmetologist, and I am even more proud to say that I graduated from The Academy. Thanx to all my lovely teachers at The Academy – Los Angeles. You guys help many students like me succeed our goals. I am truly happy now and I owe that to you guys! Don’t forget me!
Dear Frankie, I really enjoyed learning from you and listening to you teach. To think after all these years of teaching you still have such genuine enthusiasm, as if you’re teaching it for the first time, and that passion shines through and makes it easy to see that you are so wonderful at what you do. So, from the bottom of my heart I thank you and wish you and your family health, peace and love.
Posted on Yelp – Alie B.
I am currently enrolled in Academy of Beauty and this yelp is for all of those people looking to maybe come here for their education. Please if you want to really learn come to this school!!! Trust me its the BEST!!!
It is so worth EVERY DIME you will spend!!!
Tim, thank you for everything!…You have a great school and I”m proud to have attended (and graduated) from Academy!
Best wishes to all of you. Thank you so much for making my experience at the Academy – Los Angeles so wonderful. Our friendships have meant a lot to me…
Beauty Lounge Spa – Chief Executive Officer – John
As owner of Beauty Lounge Spa, a chain of high-end Nail & Skin care beauty spas located in shopping malls throughout Los Angeles, I am delighted to be working with the Academy of Beauty – Los Angeles in hiring its highly trained graduates for our many locations. We are actively seeking qualified and licensed manicurists and estheticians for our locations in Carson, Del Almo, and Fox Hills. The Beauty Lounge Spa would love to have you as a member of our highly motivated and friendly staff if you were trained by the Academy of Beauty – Los Angeles and recently received a California license in manicure or skin care. We are also very pleased with our partnership with the Academy in accepting its students through the State Board approved Externship Program.
Thank you Tim and the instructors for your expertise and helpfulness. I truly enjoyed my experience here at the school. It was more fun than I originally thought. I will miss the school sometimes, but life goes on… I hope to update you in my future in the beauty industry. Thank you again!
Sweetest Alicia, I find myself so fortunate to have such a wonderful teacher like you. Your great work ethics, fine mind tons of kindness & your integrity makes you so special. I would Thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom. I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER TEACHER EVEN IF I WOULD HAVE ORDERED FOR ONE. YOU ARE A STAR.
Thank you so much to you and your team for the incredible refresher; a VERY special thanks to Vicki for Practical Exam test prep (priceless!). I WOULD NOT HAVE PASSED THIS EXAM WITHOUT VICKI.
Again, many thanks for all you’ve done for me, Tim. Academy of Beauty is an affordable, supportive and knowledge-filled environment that will guarantee that you have both the skills and knowledge to get to your board exam and PASS it.
Sit Still Color Salon – Kalli ‘Barbie’ Metz
Frankie, thank you for everything you”ve done for me. You”ve made such an impact on my life. You pushed me to my limits because you knew the strength I had to achieve whatever I put my mind to. When I first started last year I was terrified, then I met you. A strong and powerful woman. I appreciate your guidance and feel privileged to have you in my life. Everyday I see you, you come in with the most contagious smile and I will truly miss that. You will always have a place in my heart.
To all the GREAT teachers at Academy – Los Angeles, I just want to say “thank you” & to tell you how much I appreciate you. Thank you for all the advice you have given to me. You, the teachers, is why this school is so great.
I’m a graduate of The Academy – Los Angeles. Thanks to the nurturing, knowledgeable teachers and professional environment they provided, I had the tools to go on and work in the film industry as well as owning a salon. I’m the proud owner of Innovation A Salon and have a wonderful career in the film industry. Thank you The Academy.
Posted on Yelp – Jackie Z.
I had a fabulous time learning and practicing with other fellow classmates, and clients. Everyone is an excellent teacher; Frankie, Jackie, Monica, they have their own style but they are definitely there to help you out as long as you don’t take anything personal, Because THEY DO WANT YOU TO LEARN AND BE SUCCESSFUL!!. They are very patient and definitely give you step by step instructions. I highly recommend this school specially for the Teachers! And they help you out with State board Vickie is Amazing with that everybody pass her class is unique she does care a lot. The program worked out perfectly for me I had two jobs, and was a part time here. Tim thank you so much for everything you are an ANGEL!, it took me a long time to graduate but I DID Just got my licenses and I can go back again for free if I need a refresher!
Posted on Yelp – Caitlin O.
I am a current student at the Academy of Beauty in Culver City in the Esthetics program. I have been beyond happy with my teachers, director, and overall education. The hands on training has been great and the instructors are always helpful. They bend over backwards to give all students the attention they need. I feel very prepared to take my state board test and to get a job. I feel I speak fro the majority of current and past esthetics students at this school when I say that the Academy of Beauty has provided me with a fantastic education and I would recommend this school to everyone!
Posted on Yelp – Alana Sweetwater
I went to school at The Academy of Beauty and wanted to write to say what an incredible experience I had there. I am a musician and about half way through school I got very busy making an album and so there was a long period of time when I wasn’t at school at all. My teacher Maya loves and cares about her students so deeply, and I am convinced that she is the reason I finished. She would check in to make sure I was alright, and ask me what days I would be at school. When I feel behind, she would work with me to catch me up, and finally when it was time to take the state board, she made sure I was ready. She was the first person I called when I passed. I just wanted to write to say thank you to Maya, Tim, and Alicia for everything!
Piero Hair – Diane Carolan
As the owner of Piero Hair Salon in Santa Monica, I have needed to hire many assistants over the last 17 years. many of our best hairdressers have been students at The Academy of Beauty – Los Angeles. The Academy prepares its students to pass State Board Test to become licensed in California and gives the students the opportunity to meet salon owners so that they can start their professional career. The Academy is always our first choice when we are looking for new talent.
Posted on Yelp – Carla Facchini
I am currently attending Academy of Beauty, Aesthetics program, and I can say that I love my school, my teachers have been great and helped me a lot through the whole process.
I didn’t know much about the industry when I started 5 months ago and I can say that I am ready for my career to start, I feel confident that I got the education needed to be successful, if you are willing to commit and are interested in learning, Academy of Beauty can help you get there, it helped me and I am very grateful!!!
After interviewing and researching many different Cosmo schools it was a no brainer when it came to Academy of Beauty. I could not think of a more welcome, educational, practical, and friendly school. The teachers were magical, knowledgeable, and eager to share their talent. I can honestly say I made the right choice in attending Academy of Beauty.
Dear Tim, Finally my graduation day has arrived, and I wanted to thank you for providing an environment that is flexible and fair so that people like me, who had other work commitments, could still change the direction of their careers and enjoy new opportunities. I have loved my time spent at Academy and will not only take away everything I learned about hair, but I will also have fond memories of the fun I had and the people I met, while doing it. – With love and thanks
John Peri, Marina del Rey – Kelly Marine
Dear Tim & Staff,
I can’t thank you and your amazing team enough! It takes a special person(s) to take the time to dedicate their education and skill set so that I was given the opportunity to have a rewarding career. The Academy of Beauty has endless possibilities. Whether you want to be an esthetician, or cosmetologist not only are the instructors very knowledgeable, so are the students, when needing a helping hand. The tuition is more than affordable, the location is ideal, and the education is there, all you have to do is apply yourself. I had no prior work experience in this field what so ever. I have a full time job at the salon I never imagined I would be working at. I am so happy and thankful that I chose the Academy of Beauty and you will too.
Thank you again!!
Tim, it has been a pleasure being with all of you. I have had a great time here at school. I just want to let you know that I am proud I made the best decision of coming to the BEST school, your school. Thank you for all your support.