Best Hair School in Costa Mesa

So you’ve stumbled upon this blog because you’re looking to attend cosmetology school? You’re searching and searching wondering which school is going to set you up for a lifetime of success. Well, we’re here to tell you why TONI&GUY is the right choice!



Our story began in London, England in 1963 with four brothers and has grown into the iconic TONI&GUY brand. With over 50 years of experience, we have become international leaders in the hairdressing industry (not to toot our own horn), setting new standards and making our education globally available. Our mission is to upgrade the industry one hairdresser at a time, and that begins with you!


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At TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy we push the boundaries of education by immediately exposing students to a high-end professional salon environment that ignites creativity.

Eager to get your hands in hair? At our academies you will start cutting hair on your second day of school!

When you enroll as a cosmetology student with us you will not only gain the tools necessary to pass your State License Exam, you will also learn the TONI&GUY Classics which include 11 cuts and 9 colour techniques in addition to advanced collections. We will provide you with the skills and confidence to deliver current looks and cultivate your individual creativity.







There are many exciting opportunities for you to participate in events outside of the classroom! The Cut Above is a quarterly competition that challenges students’ creativity and technical skills. Every competition takes a new approach to hairdressing by incorporating the students’ newly learned skills and puts their vision to the test. Past winners have received backstage access to NYFW, a Marchesa photo shoot, and the chance to assist at Coachella influencer parties.


Interested in working on photoshoots and session work? Photographic Awards is a competition in which students can create their own photoshoot for each subcategory. It is an opportunity to strengthen your technical skills as well as prepare you to produce photo shoots. The focus is the work as a whole and will be judged on model sustainability, hair, wardrobe, makeup, and lighting.





Student Catwalks are modeled after runway shows produced in New York, Milan, and Paris. Students create total concept looks with the guidance of instructors and are responsible for sourcing models, hiring a photographer, creating mood boards and selecting wardrobe. This behind the scenes experience gives students real world training in a fast-paced environment as well as an introduction to the world of session work.




So you’re interested in becoming a TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy student, but what’s the next step? Apply here and one of our admissions counselors will be happy to walk your through the application process step-by-step. We can’t wait to watch you succeed!