"Voted Best Barbering &
Cosmetology School in
Southern California"
- as seen in O.C. Weekly

"Voted Best Barbering & Cosmetology School in Southern California" - as seen in O.C. Weekly


You'll learn cutting edge clipper artistry, straight-edge razor shaving, and over-all hair styling, taught by our professionally trained instructors.



In the Cosmetology program, you'll learn the best techniques for washing, cutting, coloring and styling hair from our REDKEN trained instructors.


esthetician/ makeup

Our Esthetician Program offers all the needed requirements to become a Licensed Esthetician and certified in Makeup Artistry- with Financial Aid available.


crossover to Barbering

A licensed Cosmetologist can take an additional 400 hours of training to learn the skills necessary to become licensed in Barbering.


The only Layrite approved barber school

in Southern California

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  • Extensive hands on training with Layrite products
  • Our Unique Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover Program
  • NACCAS Accreditation
  • Highly trained staff
  • Financial Aid is available to qualified applicants

The CRU Mission Statement

CRU Institute of Cosmetology and Barbering is dedicated to providing industry preparatory courses designed to be both relevant and cutting edge. Our exceptional career training is delivered by respected industry specialist. We strive to provide professional teaching in a positive, highly motivated atmosphere where the focus is on students success. We are committed to producing gainfully employable industry-savvy graduates that achieve their career goals and become licensed professionals.

Accredited by Naccas

You can count on CRU Institute to provide quality education up to accreditation standards. CRU Institute has various financial aid programs, such as scholarships, grants and student loans, to help cover training expenses like tuition, books and supplies. Net Price Calculator.