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  • Lu Ross Academy has been training professionals for the beauty industry for 56 years. We like to think of LRA as one of the oldest but freshest schools in California. Our graduates have helped the school earn the Best Trade School in Ventura County for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2103, 2014 and 2015 from the Ventura County Star’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Learn more about our accreditations.
  • Each student spends many hours actually working on clients on the Barber clinic floor. The school’s goal is to provide the practical training and experience necessary to give our graduates fulfilling and financially rewarding lifetime careers. Take a virtual tour of our facility.
  • We have one campus only. We are not caught up in creating a chain of schools. We are not trying to push a particular product on our students. This puts all our energy and focus on you, the Students at this school. We are constantly working on giving exceptional education to each student.
  • It is not easy to become a success in this business without a getting a good start. It all starts with your education. The goal is to nurture your development at every stage of the program. See what our past students say about us.
  • You are an individual and you will find your own professional and creative voice and style. Our students are given the opportunity to find their style after learning the fundamentals.
  • The Lu Ross Academy Barber School has 14,000 square feet of facilities. Check out our photo gallery.
  • Services are conducted on real clients. We see the value of putting you in a real world situation where professionalism, high-quality services, and the ability to communicate are the benchmark for success.
  • Lu Ross is a barber school in Ventura, California, and is part of the Southern California scene. We have served students from Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Ojai, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Calabasas, Agoura, Malibu and from all over California.

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The school is based on a system of values. We stand behind our commitment to you, our students. You have put your trust in us to help you start a new career. We take your trust seriously and know we will deliver on our commitment.


In order to become a professional, you need to train in a professional environment. Our Practice-based professional education is possible because of the busy clinic/salon floor. Practice make perfect. You can’t learn by working mostly on a manikin. You will be busy with clients.


What is the result from graduating from a school with an active clinic/salon? – the most important thing of all for a new professional – SELF CONFIDENCE. Lu Ross Academy will help you gain the Self-confidence you need in the health and beauty care industry.


Lu Ross Academy was voted Best Trade School of Ventura County by the readers of the Ventura County Star.