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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 regimen to restore our skin to it's supple texture and glow.

1. Schedule your facial appointment- Professionals can get a good start on your skin restoration project. Ususally starting with exfoliation, you can do this with a series of peels or microdermabrasion. Your Esthetician will perform and guide you through the steps.

2. Exfoliate- This is one of the most important steps to restoring the glow. All the summer's elements have contributed to a build up of dead skin cells that need to be removed in order to get to the finer new cells, it also stimulates circulation.This will need to be continued at home even post facial. Follow your Esthetician's advice on the frequency.

3. Moisturize- During your facial the Esthetician can use moisture masks, custom blended serums, and machines to help the product penetrate into the deepers layers of your skin. This is an important step to continue with your homecare. During your sleeping hours your products can be working to add moisture and plump up your dehydrated skin cells.

4. Protect- You will still need to wear your sunscreen during the fall and winter months. The sun's rays still penetrate even on our cloudy days.

5. Healthy lifestyle- Post summer, your on-the-go days of ignoring your skincare regimen are over. Also focus on water intake for hydration, plenty of rest, along with a balanced diet and exercise, even if just walking for 30-45 minutes a day.

If you are interested in becoming an Esthetician, log onto:  and check out the Programs offered. You can be on your way to a new career in as little as 600 hours.

To schedule your facial appointment: visit and choose the campus that is closest to you.

Information about some of the best professional skincare products available:

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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