Take your passion for doing hair, makeup, and nails and turn it into an exciting new career at this amazing California beauty college! For more than 35 years, Palomar Institute of Cosmetology has been educating beauty school students and preparing them for the beauty industry.

Our Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Manicuring programs blend innovative curriculum and hands-on training with extensive preparation for the State Board exam. Our programs are designed to engage students and develop their skills.

"If you appreciate beautiful nails, you have probably seen the soft gel nail extensions all over social media lately. Although gel nails have been around for a while, these services have been growing in popularity recently due to a shift towards a healthier approach to artificial nails. We are excited to announce the addition of Après Gel-X Extension System to our Manicuring Program curriculum. Each Manicuring student will receive an Après Gel-X Kit with their books and supplies. Students will receive training in the Gel-X System and upon graduation, will also earn their Gel-X Certification. Après Gel-X Nails is a revolutionary system that provides an innovative way of achieving beautiful long-lasting nails. This system provides a more natural alternative to the traditional acrylic or hard gel nail extensions as it has minimal dust, no odor, and little to no damage to the natural nails. Call or text to book an appointment to tour our school and check out the Gel-X Kit and the Manicuring Program." - Lisa Powell, School Director

"My decision to use Pivot Point LAB as our school's educational/teaching source was an easy one to make. Pivot Point has been a leader in the beauty world for over five decades, working to give students the "why" behind the design. Its interactive system allows students to refresh information at any time, take self-test, and dive deeper into information they may not understand clearly. I appreciate that this program can reach a diverse group of learners. It allows us to customize our students learning experience, open the lines of communication, incorporate game-like elements to make learning fun, and celebrate accomplishments. Ultimately, it gives the artistic student the skills and tools they need to be successful in their craft." - Lisa Powell, School Director

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