Make it Happen. Welcome to your future as a Beauty Professional.


Lu Ross Academy has been training professionals for the beauty industry for 56 years. We like to think of LRA as one of the oldest but freshest schools in California. Our graduates in Cosmetology, Barbering, Aesthetician, Manicuring and Beauty Makeup Artistry have helped the school earn the Best Trade School in Ventura County from 2010 to 2018 from the Ventura County Star’s Reader’s Choice Awards.

Each student spends many hours actually working on clients on the clinic floor and in our full service day spa. The school’s goal is to provide the practical training and experience necessary to give our graduates fulfilling and financially rewarding lifetime careers.

We have one campus only. We are not caught up in creating a chain of schools. We are not trying to push a particular product on our students. This puts all our energy and focus on you, the Students at this school. We are constantly working on giving exceptional education to each student.

It is not easy to become a success in this business without a getting a good start. It all starts with your education. The goal is to nurture your development at every stage of the program.

You are an individual and you will find your own professional and creative voice and style. Our students are given the opportunity to find their style after learning the fundamentals.

LRA has 14,000 square feet of facilities; including 5 classrooms, 6 treatment rooms, a wet room and a large and lively clinic floor. You will learn in a real salon and spa environment.

Services are conducted on real clients. We see the value of putting you in a real world situation where professionalism, high-quality services, and the ability to communicate are the benchmark for success.

Lu Ross is a beauty school in Ventura, California, and is part of the Southern California scene. We have served students from Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Ojai, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Calabasas, Agoura, Malibu and from all over California.

We work with the finest beauty industry partners in the world. Some of these industries include Dermalogica, Wella, Sebastian, Murad, and MAC Cosmetics. You will learn with the best!