Northwest College

How to get your GLOW back…post summer skincare

The summer months can be extremely hard and damaging to our skin. Once the days start getting shorter and the summer tan fades, we are left with damage from the previous few months. Sunshine, saltwater, wind, chlorine, and neglect can take it's toll on our lovely face... It's time for a new beauty ... read more

Cool Blondes…are they hard to achieve?

Cool shades of blonde are showing up everywhere. With the popular pastel shades, muted versions on the super light blondes look fabulous.

Achieving these cool blonde shades is now possible where it might not have been before, thanks to new product technology.

Several of the Haircolor ... read more

Are Barbers Having All the Fun?

Barbers are so HOT right now and they are dictating today's style.

Every fashion magazine you pick up is showing these tailored close clipper cuts, faded to zero, beautiful designs, combed to perfection.


Sculpted beards or waxes mustaches, long burly beards...they all need styling and ... read more

Exciting News! Scholarships were awarded to future cosmetologists!

Northwest College awarded three scholarships to students of Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center during their graduation ceremony on Monday, May 18th. We had a wonderful time during Sabin's visit to our Clackamas Campus and are excited to see those passionate individuals attend our ... read more

Love Your Skin! The Benefits of Facials

Facials are more than a relaxing way to pamper yourself! With regular treatments you'll notice your skin changing, both in texture and appearance. Facial treatments help maintain the health of skin and even correct certain skin conditions. A facial in a spa setting provides deep cleansing, a ... read more

Welcome to the all new!

We are incredibly excited to launch our all new, cutting edge website! We have many new exciting features with simple navigation including location pages with gorgeous campus photos, a cohesive list of services provided and extended information about the fantastic programs offered. 

For any of our ... read more

Travis Henry, @bigTtheBarber, Class of 2011

I entered Beauty School not sure what to expect and with no prior cutting/barbering experience. I did research on a few local Beauty Schools and went with what felt right for my family and the locations that worked for me. The campuses were beautiful, the staff was awesome, and there was a variety of different students. Beauty school is what you make of it. It's the school's responsibility to teach you the rules, help you achieve greatness, and give you the tools you need to succeed in this profession. Northwest College did that for me. This business is 75% Passion and 25% skills, NW College can get you those skills if your willing to do your part. I graduated in March of 2011; I'm now a Certified Educator for Eufora International, Owner of Chop Shop Hair Studio, Co-Owner of  Doo or Dye Salon, President of the North West Barbers Alliance, and Business Partners with Shave Envy. You can achieve anything you want with the right training, support, and a passion.” - Travis Henry, Class of 2011

Jessica Koch, Class of 2014

I was very scared going back to school after nearly 20 years, but attending NW College in Tualatin made it an easy transition. I had no idea what to expect from beauty school or if I was making the right career move, but in no time at all I knew NW College was the right decision for me. I had amazing instructors that were encouraging and pushed me to trust in myself and my creative abilities. I graduated on November 22, 2014 and because of the great academics of NW College passed my state boards and became licensed on November 26, 2014. I had interviewed with several salons leading up to my graduation and started working immediately as an independent contractor on December 2, 2014.. Attending NW College was the best decision of my life, I’ve never been happier going to work each day. I LOVE my career choice as a licensed Cosmetologist.” - Jessica Koch, Class of 2014

Licensed & Accredited

Accreditation by a nationally recognized agency provides assurance that a school is well established and recognized as a quality institution, has adequate facilities and equipment, maintains recognized and approved courses of study, and employs competent, qualified faculty. Northwest College is accredited by NACCAS (National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences) and is licensed by HECC (Higher Education Coordinating Commission). Northwest College is a 2014 Modern Salon Excellence in Education Cosmetology School.


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