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 CEO
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 courses 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.


Courses 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.


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