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Mission and Philosophy

Our mission is to empower students to improve their lives by enhancing their professional skills in order to better their careers. In support of this mission, the College is innovative in its curricula, job-intensive in its focus, and responsive to employers’ needs. The training provided at Cosmetica Beauty and Barbering Academy prepares graduates to obtain entry-level positions in their chosen field. Graduates leave with the skills necessary to become successful in their careers. Our concern for our students will always have top priority.

Meet Our CAO
Maria Teresa Villarreal

“It is a pleasure to introduce you to Cosmetica Beauty and Barbering Academy. We are focused upon career training for a student’s successful professional future. We offer programs that address the occupational needs of the industry, utilize modern equipment, and employ a caring staff of professionals. Cosmetica maintains a long-term commitment to it students. The relationship between the Institution and its students begins with the introductions of intensive career classes, which continues throughout the program and beyond graduation with job placement assistance.”

– Maria Teresa Villarreal / Director 


We are located in Downey!

We are located in Downey, on Telegraph Road, in the middle of LA area, just blocks away from two major freeways, the I-5 and the I-605. Our location is quite accesible from anywhere in the area.

Our Goals & Objectives


Qualified educators and student
support staff.


Programs that reflect the needs of the professional communities served.


Teaching techniques that communicate career theory and skills.


Programs in career fields with the best employment opportunities.


A close relationship with potential and current employers of graduates.


Reliable job placement assistance
to our graduates.


Cosmetica Beauty and Barbering Academy is located at 9050 Telegraph Rd. #101, 103-105, 201- 203 Downey, CA. The City of Downey is the heart of Los Angeles County, located approximately 15 miles south-east of Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

The Institution is readily accessible by the 5/605/710 freeways and is accessible from the many surrounding areas. Classrooms for each program of study at Cosmetica Beauty and Barbering Academy contain equipment and supplies sufficient to meet the needs of the course of the students.

Cosmetica Beauty and Barbering Academy is a well-designed building that assimilates the salon environment for the sole purpose of beauty education; equipped with the most modern visual and teaching aids, possessing the type of professional beauty equipment in keeping with top salons in America.

Cosmetica Beauty and Barbering Academy has at least 7,810 square feet of modern facilities devoted to teaching the science and arts of cosmetology, barbering, esthetician, manicuring and master teacher training. The facilities include a freshman classroom area for lectures and practical training, and an audio/visual center that can handle videotapes and blackboard demonstrations.

Cosmetica Beauty and Barbering Academy has extensive shampoo facilities, chair hair dryers and blow dryer stations in addition to the workstations provided for each student. An administrative office and counseling office as well as a library are maintained on-site.

Cosmetica Beauty and Barbering Academy provides restrooms and break room areas. The building is equipped with heating and air conditioning systems, well lit and furnished in a highly professional manner. It is free from distracting noises. Entrances and exits are located so that the building can be cleared quickly and safely in case of an emergency. The Institution’s premises are wheelchair accessible (i.e., doorways, restrooms, ramps). There are several restaurants located less than one half block away from the Institution.


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