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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 over the years but keeps showing up in fashion every so often.

After it's initial popularity among fashionable women in the 18th century, the style was revived as part of the Gibson Girl look in the 1890s and continued to be In-Vogue until WW1.

 

 

 The style was in fashion again for women in the 1940s. Actress and World War II pin-up girl Betty Grable wearing another variant of the pompadour style, 1943.The men's version as worn by early country and R&R stars such as Elvis Presley was popular in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Variations of the Pompadour style continue to be worn by men and women in the 21st century.

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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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