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San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology
A Paul Mitchell Partner School

The San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology, Inc. (SFIEC) offers classes and a full menu of services in its state of the art South of Market facility. As a Paul Mitchell Partner School we provide a comprehensive program guiding students to become professionals in the fields of cosmetology, skincare, barbering, nails and make-up. 

A solid educational foundation is the most important element of a successful career in the beauty industry. We are dedicated to your lifelong learning process and staying current in the rapidly changing salon and spa market.

Interested in a career as a hairstylist, esthetician, barber, nail technician, or make-up artist? Connect with our admissions team today. We look forward to meeting you!


Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Annual Report

BPPE Combined Programs Performance Fact Sheet

2014 CA BPPE Performance Fact Sheet Cosmetology

2014 CA BPPE Performance Fact Sheet Esthetics

2014 CA BPPE Performance Fact Sheet Barbering

2014 CA BPPE Performance Sheet Nail Tech

2014 CA BPPE Annual Report

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SFIEC Catalog 

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San Francisco Team

Our teachers—we call them Learning Leaders—are passionate educators and experts in thier chosen field with a wealth of experience in the San Francisco community and beyond.

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Digital Support

When they're commuting on BART, or campus, or even playing tourist for a day shopping through Union Square or food hopping through the Mission, our Future Professionals always have access to their homeplay, the latest school news, and career tips from beauty industry leaders at their fingertips.

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Making a Difference in San Francisco

Our Future Professionals donate their time, talent, and energy to various charities in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area through cut-a-thons, fashion shows, and countless other fundraising events and philanthropic activities. We make a difference—and have fun doing it!

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

We want you to succeed. That's why our financial aid leaders are always available in-person at our San Francisco campus to answer your questions and help navigate the application process.

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Student Teams

At the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology, Inc, A Paul Mitchell Partner School, education doesn't end at the classroom door. Our student-run Green Team and Student Council teaches our school and local communities how to respect the Earth and find innovative ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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Paul Mitchell Alumni

From salon owners to professional stylists in fashion, film and television, our talented SFIEC alumni are taking the beauty industry by storm.

Upcoming events in San Francisco

Whether we're putting on hair shows at DNA Lounge or organizing haircuts for the homeless in Civic Center, our students are always up for giving back.

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From new hair products, style trends, advancements in skincare to makeup artistry, we have expert tips that will help you look and feel your best every day.

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Admissions: text or call 415-230-7416 | Main: 415-355-1734
1067 Folsom St, San Francisco, CALIFORNIA 94103
FAFSA Code: 041413
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