About Us

Career-Focused Learning in the Beauty Industry

At Charlie Trotters Culinary Education Foundation, Inc., we know that every student is an individual. We want to make sure our students feel heard and valued as contributing members of the school.

Many of our graduates have gone on to become successful operators, teachers, salon owners, and sales representatives in the field of cosmetology. We have seven locations in San Francisco, so you can find one that is perfect for you! At Charlie Trotters Culinary Education Foundation, Inc., we have programs in:

  • Cosmetology
  • Barbering
  • Advanced Esthetician
  • Advanced Manicurist
  • Combination Advanced Esthetics & Advanced Manicurist
  • Massage Therapy

As a family-owned business for over 50 years, we’ve been around a long time, but that doesn’t mean we’re stuck in the past! We listen to the feedback of our students to guide the direction of the school, we stay on top of industry trends to teach the most current curriculum, and we aim to keep our programs engaging and valuable so our students can graduate feeling prepared for the future. We aim to provide you with the modern education it takes to make an impact in today’s beauty industry quickly and efficiently.

Ask any local salons about the reputation we have built over the decades. Rock-solid, yet progressive and forward-thinking.


The curriculum at Charlie Trotters Culinary Education Foundation, Inc. was created to help you achieve your goal of becoming a beauty professional. We’re dedicated to helping you gain the skills it takes to succeed and ready to start a career in the beauty industry. You could be working in as little as five months depending on the course you choose! Check out our blog to learn more about what makes our programs unique.


As a Charlie Trotters Culinary Education Foundation’s student, our open-to-the-public on-site student salon is built to allow students to have the opportunity to work with real clients*. Under the guidance of licensed instructors, you can serve real clients and provide high-quality beauty services. You can feel confident and prepared to enter the professional world after gaining real-world experience working with clients before you graduate.


We strive to help you feel confident and prepared to pursue your career to the fullest after gaining practical, real-world business training. You can learn everything you need to know about using social media as a beauty professional.

In addition to the technical styling and beauty skills, you can get the specific salon/spa business education it takes to turn your passion and talent into a sustainable career. Many beauty professionals even go on to open their own salons or spas.

We Want To Get To Know You!

At Charlie Trotters Culinary Education Foundation, we have been helping students like you reach their potential as beauty professionals. If you are ready to start your journey into the beauty industry, reach out to us! We would love to get to know you and learn about your goals.