Discover Our Legacy

Our nationally accredited school has been in business for over 50 years. We want to train and develop aspiring beauty professionals with the professional skills and techniques they need to succeed in cosmetology and esthetics. With affordable tuition, learning experiences where you can practice what you’ve learned, and a team passionate about helping students achieve their dreams, we strive to become Michigan’s preferred educator of beauty professionals.

If you’ve been considering a career in beauty, learn more about our school by booking a tour at our Royal Oak or Taylor, MI campuses. We’re looking forward to meeting you and helping you start this journey!

See What Our Students Have To Say

"Amazing school, teachers go out of their way to show students the proper and cleanest way to aesthetics!"

Jenelle Hess.

Jenelle Hess.

"I attended David Pressley for my cosmetology license and my instructor's license. I currently teach here, and I love this school! The staff and students are so amazing and talented!"

Alexandra Burris.

Alexandra Burris.

"Amazing school, teachers go out of their way to show students the proper and cleanest way to aesthetics!"

Jenelle Hess.

Jenelle Hess.

"I am currently an esthetician student at David Pressley. So far I love the program, staff and my colleagues. The class size is relatively small so it feels intimate. Each student is able to get ample observation and assistance this way! I feel like I have already learned so much and I am confident that I will be well prepared for a career in esthetics after completing the program! I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a quality education in esthetics or cosmetology!"

Shelby L.

Shelby L.

"David Pressley opened up a lot of opportunities for me and taught me a ton! The teachers are great, and everybody helps each other. I am so grateful to have been able to come to this school. I would recommend this for learning cosmetology to any beginners!"

Cassie.

Cassie.

"I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to pursue a career in esthetics or cosmetology! The teachers are amazing & everything is hands-on!"

Cortney Robin.

Cortney Robin.

"David Pressley has been an excellent school of cosmetology for me. The staff has been very friendly and caring when it came down to my education. The instructors pushed me to be the best that I can be. We went to a show in Chicago where we got to explore and experience firsthand how the industry works! What better way to learn!! What I enjoyed most about this school is the diverse cultures. I would recommend this school to anyone interested in fulfilling a cosmetology career in the future!"

Oumy Ndiaye.

Oumy Ndiaye

"I chose David Pressley after touring multiple schools and meeting all sorts of people. I found David Pressley to have better pricing, they use great skin and makeup products. The staff is also extremely helpful, organized, and kind! Today is my 3rd day here and I know I made the right choice!"

Allison M.

Allison M.

Why Choose David Pressley School of Cosmetology?

We're accredited

Our cosmetology and beauty school is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences, ensuring a high standard of education. Being accredited means students can trust the quality of our programs, which must meet strict standards to maintain accreditation. This status also means students who qualify can access financial aid to help fund their beauty education.

We have experienced faculty

We take pride in our experienced team! Our faculty can provide personalized attention, mentorship, and industry guidance. You can learn from seasoned industry professionals with years of experience who are passionate about sharing their skills.

Our hair and skincare programs

Our programs can go beyond the basics to ensure you receive top-notch training. We understand the importance of specialization and want to provide opportunities to learn about the areas of the beauty industry you are most interested in. With an experienced faculty guiding you, you can get a well-rounded education to develop the skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

We prioritize learning by doing

We firmly believe in the power of simulated learning. Under the supervision of licensed instructors, you’ll have an opportunity to practice your techniques with real customers and can gain valuable industry experience. Our practical approach to learning can help you refine your techniques and develop your customer service skills. With plenty of guidance and support, you can gain confidence in your ability to work in the beauty industry.

We have flexible schedule options

Many of our students need to balance their education with other commitments. We believe everyone should be able to pursue their passion for beauty without sacrificing other important aspects of their lives. Our students can take advantage of flexible schedule options to suit their needs. Talk to our enrollment team about scheduling options to help you make beauty education a part of your life.

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This holiday season, let's remember to be thankful for the love, support, and opportunities that surround us. Happy Thanksgiving to our David Pressley School of Cosmetology family and friends! πŸ¦ƒπŸ‚ 

We are thankful for our wonderful students who bring their creativity and passion to our classrooms every day. Our dedicated instructors who inspire and guide our future beauty professionals. Our incredible staff who work tirelessly to support our school's mission. And, of course, our amazing guests who trust us with their beauty needs. 🧑 🍁

David Pressley School of Cosmetology will be closed in observance of this holiday from November 23 - 25.

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Scholarship Opportunity 🚨 Beauty Changes Lives is awarding over $80,000.00 in tuition assistance this season for cosmetology, nails, barbering, and esthetics education. βœ‚οΈπŸ’°

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Beauty Changes Lives is a nonprofit driven to make the beauty profession a first-choice career. They empower the next generation of beauty professionals through scholarships, mentorship, and advanced education.

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ROYAL OAK

1127 S. Washington Avenue
Royal Oak, MI 48067

313.777.8741
Salon & Spa: 248.548.5090

CAMPUS HOURS
Mon-Thu: 09:00AM-10:00PM
Fri: 09:00AM-04:15PM
Sat: 08:00AM-03:15PM
*Appointments Recommended*

TAYLOR

21255 Wick Road
Taylor, MI 48180

313.777.8741
Salon & Spa: 313.291.7381

CAMPUS HOURS
Mon-Thu: 09:00AM-10:00PM
Fri: 09:00AM-04:15PM
Sat: 08:00AM-03:15PM
*Appointments Recommended*