Northwest College

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 our faces suffer but our bodies, including hands and décolletage.

1. Drink plenty of water~ Sometimes we don't realize how dehydrated we can get in cold weather. Consider adding some fresh lemon or fresh extracted vegetable juice for extra nutrients.

2. Add some Serum to your moisturizer~ Target your skincare treatment by custom blending a serum/booster into your moisturizer. This is especially important overnight while your skin is working hard to repair itself. Check out these Bioelements options.

3. Get a Humidifier~ Cold dry air this season can strip our skin of essential moisture. Add some humidity back into your home environment by getting a humidifier. You can also keep a pot of boiling water on the stove during your awake time at home. We have seen some small cool-air devices that you may be able to have at the office.

4. Body Wraps~ Schedule your spa appointment to get a hydrating body wrap. This can help soften your skin increasing it's ability to attract moisture. Other benefits of the body wrap include its therapeutic relaxing effect which is good medicine for all of us. The wrap also helps to add moisture back into our neglected skin areas that we tend to forget about because we are bundled up until spring. Click here to schedule your Citrus Fruit Oil Hydrating Body Wrap at one of our six locations today!

5. Clean your Phone~ The much used and touched surfaces of our hand-held devices can carry unwanted dirt, oils and bacteria that can cause break-outs. Use some disinfecting wipes to give your phone a clean start for 2016. Here are some chic options from Sephora.  

6. Wear your Gloves~ Not only the ones you put on while outside but consider wearing gloves while cleaning and doing dishes. Having your hands in water and harsh cleaning products can be really hard on our skin and cause dryness. Keep some hand cream next to your bed so you remember to apply it at night. To combat dry skin, request a parrafin dip at your next manicure appointment.





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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