Makeup Tips


makeup tips

Enhance your current makeup routine with these easy steps:

  • Use your fingers to apply your foundation if you want sheer coverage and a brush if you want more polished, medium to full coverage
  • Always apply your brow pencil or powder to the upper portion of the eyebrow to lift your face up
  • You don’t want to do quick soft motions when you apply mascara. Instead, jam the wand into the root of the lash and do zigzag motions as you go up.
  • When applying blush, first smile, then start on the apple of the cheek, blend the blush back towards the top of the ear, then down toward the jawline.
  • Three essential lip liners you need:
  1. A lip pencil that’s the same color as your lipstick
  2. A lip pencil that matches your natural lip color
  3. A lip pencil one shade deeper than your nude lipstick.



Don’t Leave Your Dream Career Incomplete!

transfer students

Coba Cosmetology Academy welcomes Marinello (and other schools) students who wish to transfer and finish their beauty training.

Our transfer specialists are standing by to talk to you and discuss your situation to help you get back on track. Call us today at 714-633-5590

Happy Young Woman Getting Hair Styled as Updo in Salon

Coba Cosmetology Academy has been training thousands of cosmetology students for over 50 years.

The Coba difference:

  • Small classes
  • Inspiring instructors
  • Hands-on training
  • Flexible schedules

Hair Care Tips

hair care tips

Put your best hair forward with these easy hair care tips:

  • Put styling product in your hair before you use an iron or blow dryer
  • Over-washing can strip your hair of its natural oils
  • Get your hair soaking wet, then focus on the inches closest to your scalp
  • If you need to dye your hair, focus on the roots more than the ends
  • High-quality blow dryers work faster to minimize heat on your hair
  • Keep the dryer at least 2 inches away from your hair to avoid scorching
  • Don’t apply a flat iron for longer than is recommended
  • Use a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week






Enroll in one of the top cosmetology schools in Southern California


Here at Coba, we provide above and beyond hands-on training with salon experience that prepare you for the real world. Contact us today and we will walk you through the necessary steps to get you started in your beauty career!

Requirements for Admission:

  • At least 17 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • California Resident
  • Social Security Card
  • Current Photo ID

Coba Student Spotlight – Rebecca

rebecca student spotlight

Today’s Spotlight is on Rebecca, she is having so much fun learning new skills and techniques in her cosmetology training. Join us in getting to know Rebecca and checkout her video demo tutorial!

What do you like best about your cosmetology training here at Coba?

I really LIKE my teacher. She’s very relatable and she’s all about hands-on, every time she shows us a demo she’s right there by our side guiding us, and makes me very comfortable to do it myself.

What are your must-have beauty products?

Hmmm… Must-haves… studio fix powder, of course I would say a lipstick! If you have a red lip, you don’t need anything on your eyes. So, studio fix, a red lip, and then an eyebrow brush with powder because that frames your face!


To get started and learn more about attending Coba Cosmetology Academy, please contact email us at or call (714) 633-5950

Coba Student Spotlight – Imara

imara student spotlight

Today’s Spotlight is on Imara. She’s loving how she can express her creativity here at Coba.

Imara spreads the cheer with her jolly nail design. Check it out!

What do you like best about Coba?

The people. Honestly the teachers are really great. My first day here Ms. Gina, we were in theory, and I was haircutting that week and to demonstrate haircutting she pulled out her scissors and cut her own hair in front of all of us! She just started chopping away and I just remember sitting there thinking, this is a school I can learn from. Anyone that’s crazy enough to do that is going to be a good instructor… laughs.

What advice can you share with prospective students that are thinking about going into the beauty industry?

Go for it, don’t hold back. If you’re thinking it and kind of questioning it saying, oh maybe I’ll do this it’s not a good outlet though, just honestly have it on the back burner. I mean it’s a tax write off for any of the beauty products you’re already buying. It’s- you know- 10-12 months out of the year and it goes by so fast with so many good people. It’s more of a salon feeling than a typical cosmo school, I’ve really noticed since transferring from another place. You learn a lot more and it’s not that really strict cookie cutter, you get to show your personality and really express it.

Lastly, where do you see yourself in five years?

Owning my own salon! I plan on being either in Portland or Vegas and opening up my own place and doing a high end luxury salon. I want a full bar … laughs… I want to go all out!