Serving Students and Clients Since 1976

Our school is about ensuring our students get the most out of their education! We strive to make your time with us fun and valuable. This is where you can launch a new journey in the beauty industry, whether you want to learn about hair, skin, nails, or all of the above. Our passion for beauty education has even earned us the attention of national publications, including Seventeen Magazine.

Learn more about our school, history, and what you can expect as a student at NW College. We hope to see you on one of our campuses soon!

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Mission Statement

Interest in health, wellness, and beauty grows, creating a demand for skilled salon and spa specialists. At Northwest College School of Beauty, our mission is to offer this expanding industry a select group of health, wellness, and beauty professional who “perform with knowledge and confidence.” We offer progressive and learner-centered programs to attain that goal and ensure our graduates’ success.

Our History

  • 1976: The Milwaukie Beauty School opens, later changing its name to Northwest College School of Beauty 
  • June 2005: Our school relocates to the Clackamas Town Center, then goes on to open five more campuses in Eugene, Hillsboro, Tualatin, Medford, and Beaverton
  • 2012: Our students start working behind the scenes in hair and makeup at area fashion shows and other events
  • 2014: NW College is nationally recognized by Modern Salon’s Excellent in Education Program and is a top honoree for Community Involvement
  • 2015: Our Eugene campus moves to Springfield, doubling the education space and providing a more modern learning environment for students 
  • 2023: NW College has six campuses, educating hundreds of aspiring beauty professionals every year

Educational Objectives

We offer vocational training programs that provide our students with the technical skills, theoretical knowledge, and professional and personal attitudes necessary for a successful career in the salon and spa industry. We know that college and technical education require an investment of time, energy, and money. We are dedicated to providing you with the training and skills to achieve your goals. Students attending Northwest College School of Beauty receive:

  • Milady Standard curriculum
  • Instruction from registered instructors that are certified in all fields of practice they teach or oversee
  • A clean and safe environment at competitive prices 
  • Simulated salon experiences

Why Come to Northwest College School of Beauty?

We have six amazing campuses.

NW College School of Beauty campuses in Beaverton, Clackamas, Hillsboro, Medford, Springfield, and Tualatin. Each campus offers modern facilities and a simulated salon environment where students can expect to work with real clients under the supervision of licensed instructors.

We offer a great range of beauty education courses.

Our college currently offers training in Hair Design, Esthetics, Advanced Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, and Teacher Training. We also offer a Lash Extension certification. Students can take a combination course in Hair Design, Esthetics, and Nail Technology to work toward cosmetology licensure. You can speak to an admissions representative about your career goals and interests, and they can help you pick a course.

We're a nationally-accredited school.

NW College is accredited by NACCAS (National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences) and is licensed by HECC (Higher Education Coordinating Commission). Accreditation provides additional opportunities for federal financial aid to students of our beauty schools, available to those who qualify.

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See What Our Students Have To Say

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED BEING A STUDENT AT NWC OF BEAUTY✨️ Each and every woman on campus helped pull together for my class to graduate with nothing but success in mind! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a cool experience, thank you for believing in me!

Shana.

Shana.

I love going to school here. [It’s] really nice and very helpful [with] small classes and more one on one teaching which is nice.

Gia H.

Gia H.

I actually loved the school a lot of people come to beauty expecting more than you can get it’s the basics and up to you to go forward and my career is flourishing! Mitch is the best teacher and miss Donna!!

Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth M.

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BEAVERTON CAMPUS

4200 SW Watson Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97005

503-649-1388

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
*Salon hours are subject to change

CLACKAMAS CAMPUS

8307 SE Monterey Avenue
Happy Valley, OR 97086

503-659-2834

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
*Salon hours are subject to change

MEDFORD CAMPUS

2241 Tower East
Medford, OR 97504

541-772-8937

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
*Salon hours are subject to change

SPRINGFIELD CAMPUS

3150 Gateway Loop
Springfield, OR 97477

541-344-0397

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
*Salon hours are subject to change

TUALATIN CAMPUS

8345 SW Nyberg Street
Tualatin, OR 97062

503-218-2265

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
*Salon hours are subject to change