Your Path to Success Starts at David Pressley School of Cosmetology

David Pressley School of Cosmetology started in 1959. For over 50 years, we’ve made it our mission to provide a beauty education to students to help prepare them for careers as professional cosmetologists and estheticians.

If you’ve been dreaming about a career in beauty, we want to meet you! With two convenient campus locations and a schedule that can fit around you, we can help you prepare to sit for the State Board licensing exam and become a professional in the beauty industry. Whether you want to be a hairstylist, makeup artist, work in a spa, or own your own salon, the path to those dreams can start here. Learn more about our admissions and enrollment process and start the process today!

Join the World of Beauty by Starting Enrollment Today

Your journey toward your dream career starts with the right education. By starting the enrollment process at David Pressley School of Cosmetology, you are taking the first steps toward making that dream come true. Our Michigan beauty school offers hair and skin care programs in a supportive learning environment where you can unlock your potential and build a foundation for your future success.

Enrolling in our school makes you part of a vibrant community that shares your love of all things beauty. Our team is here to support you throughout this process, from enrollment to graduation. We understand this is an investment in your future, and we pride ourselves on offering affordable tuition so you get the most value. Our team is available to answer any questions you might have about the enrollment process, and we’re happy to meet with you to help get you started.

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See What Our Students Have To Say

"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.

"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 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.

"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.

"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

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

Jenelle Hess.

Jenelle Hess.

Admissions and Enrollment FAQs

What programs do you offer?

Our Michigan beauty school campuses offer training in cosmetology and cosmetology instruction. Our Royal Oak campus also provides training for estheticians and esthetics instruction. All of our courses are designed to provide aspiring beauty professionals with both the practical training and real-world experience they need to pursue licensure and their dream careers.

How soon can I complete my beauty school education?

It depends on the course you take and which schedule you opt for. However, esthetics students can complete their training in as little as 20 weeks, and cosmetology students can finish in as little as a year. Our flexible scheduling options make it easy to fit your education with other commitments, but they may impact your completion date. Talk to our enrollment team to learn more about your scheduling options and when you might expect to complete your training.

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes, financial aid is available to those who qualify. As an accredited school, students can apply for federal student loans and grants to help cover the cost of their tuition. We also offer payment plans that could make your education more affordable. Our tuition rates are very competitive, too, so students can get the best value for their money. Talk to an enrollment advisor to learn more about financial options.

How old do I have to be to enroll in a cosmetology or esthetician program?

You must be 17 years old to enroll in our courses. You’ll also need to provide a high school diploma, or GED, along with a state-issued ID and social security card. Some of our courses may have other requirements, so speak to an enrollment advisor to learn more.

Secure Your Placement!

Thank you for your interest in the David Pressley School of Cosmetology! To secure your placement in one of our programs, you must be at least 17 years old. You’ll also need to submit:

  • A completed enrollment form
  • A copy of your high school diploma or GED
  • Your social security card and a driver’s license or other state-issued identification

Please keep in mind that class sizes are limited, so you’ll want to secure your place in your preferred course and schedule soon!

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