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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 comes to mind? Warm blankets, hot soups and warm fresh baked bread, hot tea, flannel sheets, heavy knit sweaters and scarves?

Read about the psychology of color here.

Shades of copper and burgundy reds are often talked about as our seasons change from summer towards winter. But what is the right shade of red for you? Typically warmer colors look great on warm toned skin while cool shades of red are perfect on the cooler and palest skin tones. You should also consider your eye color. If the outermost ring around your eye color is warm, then warmer colors tend to work better on you. Opposite for a cool outer ring.

There are always exceptions, and changing your makeup can make anything work.

Not sure what your skin tone and type are? Take the Mirabella Fitzpatrick Skin Type test.

How to add these colors into your hair: Consider some lowlights of dark red brown, or cool burgundy... or perhaps highlights of copper gold with a sheer gloss to reflect more light.


So as we get further into the winter months, pull out that wool blanket and pour yourself something hot to sip on. Enjoy the warmth of the season.

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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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