Get an Education in Hair, Skincare, and Nails

Our cosmetology course covers hair design, nail technology, and esthetics, giving you the most flexibility for a future career. You can work in a full-service salon or spa and perform client services ranging from haircutting to waxing to manicures and more. Gain the skills you need to work as a nail artist, makeup artist, salon manager, and more. This course is highly recommended for anyone who wants the most options for their future career in beauty, as you can build an in-demand skill set that can lead to a full cosmetology license.

Ready to learn the art and science of beauty? Schedule an appointment with an admissions advisor to start the enrollment process today.

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See What Our Students Have To Say

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.

Shana.

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.

Elizabeth M.

I love going to school here. [It’s] really nice and very helpful [with] small classes and more one on one teaching which is nice.

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Gia H.

What You Can Learn in Our Cosmetology Program

If you love all things beauty, we highly recommend taking the full cosmetology course! It allows you to gain the skills you need to sit for your full licensure exam and gain access to a flexible career path thanks to the broad skill set you can develop.

Our students have the opportunity to learn and refine these skills by working with real clients in our simulated salon setting under the supervision of our licensed, experienced instructors. It’s an excellent way to practice customer service and build confidence as a beauty professional.

Northwest College School of Beauty has educated beauty professionals for over 48 years! It’s our mission to help aspiring beauty professionals perform with knowledge and confidence within the beauty industry. We offer a unique, student-centered approach to help you become a licensed cosmetologist.

During the course, instructors use various methods to help students build their skills, including classroom instruction, demonstrations, guided practice, and clinic experience under supervision. We encourage students to spend about half of their time working in the student salon so they can gain real-world experience that can prepare them with the entry-level job skills they would need in a future career.

Career Potential for Cosmetology Students

While we can’t guarantee you’ll get a job after you complete your training with us, we can tell you that the beauty industry is an ever-evolving and growing field.

You can have an opportunity to focus on a career path during your training so you can build your confidence in your skill set and be ready to apply for your dream job later on. Our Online Career Center and on-site bulletin board are great resources for finding new opportunities in the local area for recent beauty graduates.

Cosmetology School FAQs

How long does completing the full cosmetology course take?

We know you are eager to begin your career! Students can complete our cosmetology course in as little as 15 months. Your completion date will depend on your schedule, when you start the course, and your attendance record. We offer day and evening course schedules so you can fit your cosmetology education in with other commitments like work, family, and school. Our admissions representative can tell you more about the timing and help you predict a completion date during your campus tour.

Can I transfer my cosmetology license to another state?

Every state has different licensing requirements for cosmetologists. In Oregon, for example, you must have a certificate in hair design, nail technology, and esthetics to be a fully licensed cosmetologist. Having your full cosmetology license gives you the best opportunity to transfer your licensure to another state in the future, so it’s the course that gives you the most flexibility if you think you may move to another state in the future.

Why should I take a campus tour?

A campus tour is the first step in the enrollment process! You’ll explore the campus of your choice with an admissions representative, who will answer your questions and introduce you to our experienced faculty members. You’ll see our simulated salon areas and classes in action. It’s your opportunity to learn more about the school and the cosmetology program and decide if it’s the right fit for your education. Our team will help you start the admissions process, too!

Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid is available to those who qualify! While we try to keep our tuition affordable, we know that cost can be a concern for many aspiring beauty professionals. As an accredited school, we participate in federal programs that can help lower the cost of your education. Make an appointment with an admissions representative to learn more about your financial aid options.

Enrollment and Admissions Requirements

Want to get the most out of your beauty education? Learn more about our comprehensive cosmetology course by scheduling an appointment with our admissions team. They can show you around your campus of choice, tell you more about the program, and help you start the admissions process.

To begin the enrollment process, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have proof of completion of high school or its equivalent (such as a GED)
  • Complete the school admissions forms and informational tour

You must also supply a state-issued ID and a social security card. Other information and a $100 registration fee may be required to secure your spot in the course. Talk to your admissions representative for more details.

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4200 SW Watson Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97005

503-649-1388

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
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CLACKAMAS CAMPUS

8307 SE Monterey Avenue
Happy Valley, OR 97086

503-659-2834

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
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MEDFORD CAMPUS

2241 Tower East
Medford, OR 97504

541-772-8937

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
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SPRINGFIELD CAMPUS

3150 Gateway Loop
Springfield, OR 97477

541-344-0397

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
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TUALATIN CAMPUS

8345 SW Nyberg Street
Tualatin, OR 97062

503-218-2265

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Monday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
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