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NWC Students to Participate in “Taste of Style” benefit

                    Taste of Style 2016 

Northwest College students are assembling their teams from each of our 6 campuses. The student teams will showcase their best work in hair styling makeup and overall total look wth the theme of  'Super Heroes Fighting Hunger.'

Come join us on September ... read more

What Are Body Wraps?

Body Wraps are spa treatments created to enhance the health and appearance of your skin. Wraps are used for various specific reasons and can remineralize, hydrate, stimulate, detoxify and promote relaxation, to name a few. The products used will determine the effects and results.

The use of Body ... read more

The History of the Pompadour

The Pompadour we see today is one of the most popular hair trends of this decade. Although fashion forward hipsters are sporting this look everywhere, the roots of this hairstyle started long ago.

This style named after Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764) Mistress of King Louis XV, has transitioned ... read more

Skincare Resolutions for Great Skin in 2016

Are you ready to commit to a more beautiful YOU in 2016? We have compiled a list of tips to help you get there.

These winter months can leave their mark on our skin. Time to replenish and protect from the drying effects that continuous indoor heating, wind and cold can have on our skin. Not only ... read more

It is all in the BROWS

 FACE FRAMES:  Eyebrows are not only fashion statements that are dictated by skinny or full brows, rounded or blocky...our brows are the frames for true expression. The twitch of a brow can give you a hint of what is going on inside that head. Actresses can use this tool to give the most subtle to ... read more

Winter Can Be The Warmest Season

As we move into the coolness of fall with warm fires and cozy socks our psyche may be longing for warmth in preparation for the shorter days and less sunlight. Just like the comfort food we tend to crave during the winter months, the colors we surround ourselves with can bring comfort as well. What ... read more

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

Men’s Bearded Fashion- Creating Awareness for Men’s Health

Will you be sporting a beard this fall? Celebs are popping up in photos all over Hollywood to show off their facial hair. Fashion magazines are showcasing the looks for fall 2015. Is it a sign of masculinity or just a passing fad? Perhaps even a way to create awareness for Men's Health?

Glamour ... 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

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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 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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