Master the Art of Barbering – One Clip at a Time.

Do you want to become a licensed Oregon barber? Northwest College School of Beauty offers accredited barbering classes to teach the precise hair and skincare techniques you’ll need to succeed.

Our Portland-based academy takes a hands-on, personalized approach to barber training. This in-depth program provides both practical and academic training to help you pass your licensing exam and establish a successful career.

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Get an education in the barber industry!

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Why Choose Northwest College School of Beauty School?

Your Career –
Your Way

Our performance-oriented approach to education means students complete their clock hours, academic courses, lab projects, and exams in the way that best suits them.

Supportive
Culture

Our school’s teaching methodology is based on small class sizes. This allows for expert one-on-one instruction, as well as productive group discussions.

Financial Aid
Options

Northwest College School of Beauty offers several forms of financial assistance, including monthly payment plans to split up tuition costs. Reach out to learn about financing your education.

What You Will Learn

What Our Barbering Students Are Saying

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.

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

Begin Your Barbering Education

Are you ready to become a certified barber and start your own business? Our school is here to help jumpstart your career with a solid education and hands-on experience.

Contact us to learn more about our barbering program, its admissions process, and how our classes will help shape your future.

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FAQs About Our Barbering Classes

Who can enroll in our courses?

In order to enroll in our barbering course, you need to be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Where are your barbering classes located?

Barbering classes are offered in the Portland metro area at our Beaverton and Clackamas locations, as well as in southern Oregon at our Medford and Springfield locations.

How long does it take to complete this barbering program?

This course requires 946 clock hours. The course can be completed at a rate of 25 hours per week or 30 hours per week and takes approximately 8-10 months to complete. Our courses exceed the state of Oregon’s required training hours for barbering licenses.

What are the graduation requirements for this program?

In order to pass our barbering course, students must attend all learning modules and complete the program’s required clock hours. Additionally, students will need to pass both written and practical examinations, academic courses, labs, and state safety and sanitation requirements.

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Effective December 9th, 2023: We will no longer be offering salon services or student enrollments at our Hillsboro location. You can still receive the same great services and education at our nearby Beaverton campus!
An exciting future in the beauty industry is possible!

Make your dreams a reality and check out the courses we offer to start your educational journey today.

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MEDFORD CAMPUS WILL BE CLOSED TODAY FOR ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.  UPDATES WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND TOMORROW MORNING.

BE SAFE AND STAY WARM!
2/24/23: [2:30pm] UPDATE: Portland Area Campuses with a NIGHT PROGRAM will be closed tonight. Stay safe and warm everyone! We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning. 
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[7:30am] Portland Area Campuses: DAY PROGRAMS for Beaverton, Clackamas, Hillsboro, and Tualatin will be closed today due to unsafe travel conditions. Stay tuned, UPDATE coming this afternoon on NIGHT PROGRAMS. As always, if you are in any area that is unsafe to travel, please call your campus and stay safe.
2/23/23: Portland Area Campuses: Beaverton, Clackamas, Hillsboro, and Tualatin will be closed today due to inclement weather. As always, if you are in any area that is unsafe to travel, please call your campus and stay safe.
2/14/23: *Springfield Campus* will be opening starting at 10:00am today due to the snow. Stay safe and we will see you all soon!

our locations

Beaverton

4200 SW Watson Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97005

503-649-1388

Beaverton

4200 SW Watson Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97005

503-649-1388

Clackamas

8307 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley , OR 97086

503-659-2834

Clackamas

8307 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley , OR 97086

503-659-2834

Medford

2241 Tower East, Medford, OR 97504

541-772-8937

Medford

2241 Tower East, Medford, OR 97504

541-772-8937

Springfield

3150 Gateway Loop, Springfield, OR 97477

541-344-0397

Springfield

3150 Gateway Loop, Springfield, OR 97477

541-344-0397