Modern Beauty Academy is operated by M. Duane Davis and is owned and has been a California Corporation under D & N Beauty Schools Inc. since 1961. In these many years of operation, the school has earned a reputation of excellence and quality of education. Modern Beauty Academy is licensed by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education. Modern Beauty is also eligible for recognition by the United States Department of Education. As an eligible institution, MBA also participates in the Federal PELL Grant Program and the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant Program. Veterans are welcomed.

Awards and Accredidations

Accredited by the National
Accredting Commission of
Career Arts and Science
Also Licensed to Operate by the
Bureau for Private Postsecondary

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Why Us?

  • Pass licensure exam needed to gain employment in hair, skin, nails
  • Most affordable beauty program in Ventura County
  • Financial aid assistance for those who qualify
  • Clinics and guest speakers from name brands
  • Industry experts as Teachers
  • Salon owners regularly come to give demonstrations and discuss career goals with students
  • Stay on the cusp of beauty technology and techniques
  • Get your work featured at community events
  • Build a portfolio
  • Job placement assistance
  • Access to network of employers
  • Customize the program according to your own unique goals
  • Fun atmosphere
  • Access to ongoing mentorship
  • Fully Accredited
  • 11,000 sq ft facility


BPPE Performance Fact Sheet Cosmetology
BPPE Performance Fact Sheet Manicuring
Most Recent Annual Report
*Percentages for Barbering are not yet available because the program is new