The staff at Lu Ross Academy regrets the closing of the Paul Mitchell School in Santa Barbara and any interruption of students’ education. We are prepared to help any PM student finish their studies at LRA. We will accept all documented hours for students transferring their hours to Lu Ross Academy. Please contact the Admissions Office at (805) 643-5690 Ext. 113 for transfer information.

For faster service, please call the Admissions Department at (805) 643-5690 Ext 333

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Lu Ross Academy,
Wella and Sebastian – Partners in Your Journey

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The Makeup Artist program really prepares graduates to work as a Makeup Artist. We immerse our students in the real world of makeup. Our rigorous training goes hand-in-hand with actual photo shoots with accomplished photographers and models. Graduating with a professional portfolio is very important to new Makeup Artists. View more
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Students learn all aspects of the Barbering profession in a state of the art Barber facility. Barbers should be able to service anyone who walks into their shop. Lu Ross trains our graduates for men’s cuts, women’s cuts and hair coloring. Of course the emphasis is on men and men’s haircutting. View more
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The Manicuring program is a comprehensive nail course that covers all facets of the Manicuring Profession, including: gel nails, acrylic nails, gel manicure, CND shellac polish, pink & whites, nail art, spa manicures, spa pedicures and much more. View more
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The Cosmetology program at Lu Ross Academy is part of the Wella Signature School program. Students attend special Wella and Sebastian classes on color, haircutting, and hairstyling. A busy clinic floor and a comprehensive program makes our graduates in demand in the beauty industry. View more
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This Aesthetician program goes far beyond the State curriculum. In addition to facials and waxing, students learn microderm procedures, chemical peels using PCA peels and spa body treatments. Students receive certificates from Dermalogica, PCA and Ayur-Medic. View more