Begin Your Cosmetology Career At Northwest College School of Beauty

Get Licensed in Hair Design, Nail Technology, and Esthetics.

Launch your Oregon Cosmetology career at Northwest College School of Beauty. In our cosmetology program, students learn all there is to know about hair design, nail technology, and esthetics.

Explore the latest beauty trends and get fully licensed through our accredited cosmetology courses. Our knowledgeable instructors offer hands-on guidance to prepare you for a rewarding career in the beauty industry.

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Get an education in hair, skincare, nails and so much more!

Begin Your Beauty Journey

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What You Will Learn

Why Choose Northwest College School of Beauty?

Welcoming Atmosphere

Northwest College School of Beauty fosters an inclusive, friendly culture. You’ll feel right at home on our Oregon campus, no matter what cosmetology field you’re specializing in.

Financial Assistance Available

Northwest College School of Beauty offers several forms of financial assistance. Reach out to learn more about your financing options.

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Well-Rounded Program

In our cosmetology courses, students develop the crucial skills required to thrive in the beauty industry. Every student receives a blend of hands-on practice and classroom instruction.

What Northwest College of Beauty Students Are Saying

I actually loved the school a lot of people come to beauty expecting more than you can get it’s the basics and up to you to go forward and my career is flourishing! Mitch is the best teacher and miss Donna!!

Elizabeth M.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED BEING A STUDENT AT NWC OF BEAUTY Each and every woman on campus helped pull together for my class to graduate with nothing but success in mind! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a cool experience, thank you for believing in me!

SHANA

Start Your Cosmetology Career

Are you ready to become a licensed Oregon cosmetologist? Enroll in our cosmetology courses to master hair design, nail technology, and esthetics, then get certified in each field individually. Get in touch with us today to learn more about the program and apply.

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FAQs About Our Cosmetology Courses

Who can enroll in our courses?

To enroll in our cosmetology courses, students must be over the age of 18. They must also have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

How long is your cosmetology course?

Cosmetology is one of our longest and most comprehensive courses, clocking in at 1,835 hours. Students can choose a 25 or 30-hour-per-week schedule, with the course lasting between 15 and 18 months on average.

What are the graduation requirements for this program?

In order to graduate from our cosmetology course, students must complete their required clock hours and modules in hair design, nail technology, and esthetics. Our programs include hands-on labs and physical exams as well as written coursework.

What financial aid options do you offer?

Northwest College of Beauty offers a variety of financial aid options for our students. We accept federal financial aid through FAFSA as well as private student loans. We also encourage our students to apply for grants and scholarships.

Where are your cosmetology courses located?

Our cosmetology courses are offered at our six campuses throughout Oregon. In the Portland metro area, we have campuses in Beaverton, Clackamas, Hillsboro, and Tualatin. Classes are also available in our southern Oregon locations, Medford and Springfield.

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Start Your Beauty School Experience Take the Next Step

Effective December 9th, 2023: We will no longer be offering salon services or student enrollments at our Hillsboro location. You can still receive the same great services and education at our nearby Beaverton campus!
An exciting future in the beauty industry is possible!

Make your dreams a reality and check out the courses we offer to start your educational journey today.

Visit https://www.nwcollege.edu/ for more information.

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠

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@hairby_halia killed it with this vanilla-gold glow ✨

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At Northwest College, we know that any successful cosmetologist is able to combine creative skill with technical knowledge, and we strive to provide our students with the support and tools to do just that!

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Northwest College's six campuses offer students a valuable hands-on beauty education.

Learn more about our campuses and the programs we offer at the link in our bio!

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MEDFORD CAMPUS WILL BE CLOSED TODAY FOR ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.  UPDATES WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND TOMORROW MORNING.

BE SAFE AND STAY WARM!
2/24/23: [2:30pm] UPDATE: Portland Area Campuses with a NIGHT PROGRAM will be closed tonight. Stay safe and warm everyone! We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning. 
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[7:30am] Portland Area Campuses: DAY PROGRAMS for Beaverton, Clackamas, Hillsboro, and Tualatin will be closed today due to unsafe travel conditions. Stay tuned, UPDATE coming this afternoon on NIGHT PROGRAMS. As always, if you are in any area that is unsafe to travel, please call your campus and stay safe.
2/23/23: Portland Area Campuses: Beaverton, Clackamas, Hillsboro, and Tualatin will be closed today due to inclement weather. As always, if you are in any area that is unsafe to travel, please call your campus and stay safe.
2/14/23: *Springfield Campus* will be opening starting at 10:00am today due to the snow. Stay safe and we will see you all soon!

our locations

BEAVERTON CAMPUS

4200 SW Watson Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97005

503-649-1388

BEAVERTON CAMPUS

4200 SW Watson Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97005

503-649-1388

CLACKAMAS CAMPUS

8307 SE Monterey Avenue
Happy Valley, OR 97086

503-659-2834

CLACKAMAS CAMPUS

8307 SE Monterey Avenue
Happy Valley, OR 97086

503-659-2834

HILLSBORO CAMPUS

1049 SW Baseline Road, Suite E,
Hillsboro, OR 97123

503-844-7320

HILLSBORO CAMPUS

1049 SW Baseline Road, Suite E,
Hillsboro, OR 97123

503-844-7320

MEDFORD CAMPUS

2241 Tower East
Medford, OR 97504

541-772-8937

MEDFORD CAMPUS

2241 Tower East
Medford, OR 97504

541-772-8937

SPRINGFIELD CAMPUS

3150 Gateway Loop
Springfield, OR 97477

541-344-0397

SPRINGFIELD CAMPUS

3150 Gateway Loop
Springfield, OR 97477

541-344-0397

TUALATIN CAMPUS

8345 SW Nyberg Street
Tualatin, OR 97062

503-218-2265

TUALATIN CAMPUS

8345 SW Nyberg Street
Tualatin, OR 97062

503-218-2265