Full Course Cosmetology - Hair, Nail & Esthetics Program: 2300 hours
Today, beauty is both an art and a science. To achieve success, a cosmetologist must be able to combine soft skills and creative skills with technical knowledge. Our beauty colleges are contemporary, practical, and offer accredited professional training programs. For your convenience, we have four Portland beauty schools located in Beaverton, Clackamas, Hillsboro and Tualatin. For those in Southern Oregon, we have beauty schools located in Springfield and Medford to give you flexible options for your cosmetology training!
The Northwest College School of Beauty teaching methodology is based on small groups of students. This allows for plenty of one-on-one instruction while giving students the benefit of group teaching and discussions.
The Cosmetology program is performance-oriented. "Performance oriented" means students must not only complete their clock hours, but also complete all required academic courses and laboratory projects, perform practical operations in a simulated salon environment, pass written and practical examinations, and meet state safety and sanitation requirements.
Each learning module in the Cosmetology program covers one subject, using the student text, review, instructor presentations and hands-on training. With the instructors' assistance in demonstrating and organizing the learning sequences, the student experiences a program of learning achievements.
Cosmetology learning modules:
- Haircutting Methods and Tools
- Wet Hairstyling including Fingerwaving and Wet-setting
- Thermal Hairstyling Methods and Tools
- Chemical Re-texturizing
- Haircoloring and Hair Lightening Services
- Artificial Nail Enhancements
- Facial Massage and Treatments
- Hair Removal Services including Brazilian Waxing
- Makeup and False Lash Application
- Cosmetology Business Concepts
- Simulated Salon Training and Experience
The cosmetology course of study contains units of instruction in hair design, esthetics, nail technology, safety and sanitation, and career development. Upon successful completion of this course of study, the graduate will be eligible to apply for the Oregon State Board of Cosmetology examination for an Oregon cosmetology (full) certificate. A certificate in cosmetology would allow the graduate to work in such areas as esthetics, nail technology, hair design, make-up, platform artistry, image consulting, education, training, retail sales, salon and spa management, shop ownership, corporate management, etc.
The possibilities are virtually endless in cosmetology!
CIP - 12.0401; SOC - 39-5012.00, 39-5092.00, 39-5094.00, 39-5091.00