Cosmetology & Beauty School - San Francisco
Find your niche. Follow your passion. You can make it happen—and we can help.
San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology
We are sorry to see the closure of Bay Area schools. On the bright side… SFIEC is going on it’s 18th year and we are here to stay! If you are interested in learning about how you can transfer your hours after your school has closed…please contact our Admissions Department. Your dream to join the best indusrty on the planet is achievable! You can do this!
The San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology, Inc. (SFIEC) offers classes and a full menu of services in its state of the art South of Market facility. As a Paul Mitchell Partner School we provide a comprehensive program guiding students to become professionals in the fields of cosmetology, skincare, barbering, nails and make-up.
Interested in a career as a hairstylist, esthetician, barber, nail technician, or make-up artist? Connect with our admissions team today. We look forward to meeting you!Visit Our Campus
Start your cosmetology education and learn real-world haircutting, coloring, styling, makeup, skin care, and nails. You’ll explore the fundamentals and theory in the classroom, then practice skills like braiding, extensions, and other popular techniques in a salon environment, using professional products, tools, and skills.
Cosmetology (1000 hrs)
Students in our barbering programs learn classic short haircuts as well as scissor and clipper-over-comb techniques, fades, tapers, and precision haircutting. They also learn short-hair color placements, short-hair styling techniques, customized beard grooming, and shaves.
Barbering (1000 hrs)
Learn hands-on skincare techniques and theory in hair removal, waxing, brow design, makeup, facials, facial massage, use of facial machines, and skin therapy.
Esthetics (600 hrs)
Students in our nails program learn about manicures, pedicures, nail enhancements, fills, gels, tips, and creative designs, as well as the business skills needed in the nail industry.
Nail Technology (400 hrs)
We love supporting the dreams of our Future Professionals. That’s why our Financial Aid Office at our San Francisco campus is here to help educate you on the types of financial aid. There are several financial aid, alternative funding, and scholarship options available to those who qualify.Explore Your Financial Options
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
IN SAN FRANCISCO
Our students (we call them Future Professionals) donate their time, talent and energy to various charities through cut-a-thons, fashion shows and countless other fundraising events and philanthropic activities. We make a difference—and have fun doing it!See How We Give Back
Whether they’re at home, in the classroom, or even playing tourist for a day shopping through Union Square or food hopping through the Mission, our cosmetology school students always have access to their assignments, the latest school news, and career tips from beauty industry leaders at their fingertips.Find Out How
At San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, education doesn’t end at the classroom door. Our student-run Green Team teaches our cosmetology school and local communities how to respect the Earth and find innovative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.Learn More
We are committed to the health and well-being of our entire school community. For health and safety resources, and current information, visit our dedicated COVID-19 page.
Learn more about our graduation, placement, and licensure rates, and much more.
1067 Folsom St., Ste. 200
San Francisco, CA 94103