Create Your Foundation for a Future Career in Hair

The haircut is the foundation of success as a hair designer! Learn to use tools like shears, clippers, and razors to create modern men’s and women’s styles. Then build on that foundation by learning how to chemically enhance those styles with color, perms, and relaxers. Our hair design program offers small class sizes and one-to-one instruction to refine your skills and build your confidence in hair design.

Ready to learn how to create the latest styles in hair? Call our admissions representatives to book your campus tour and start the enrollment process.

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

Gia H.

Gia H.

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!!

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A Specialized Hairstyling Education

You can learn to create the latest hair designs! Northwest College School of Beauty offers a hair design program so you can learn how to use the right tools and modern methods to create trending styles in men’s and women’s hair.

Our courses keep student groups small, giving you plenty of feedback and one-on-one instruction on your techniques. You can also benefit from group teaching, discussions, and peer support as you learn the art of hair design and develop your creative skills. Our performance-oriented courses give you over 1,000 hours of instruction, and you can expect to participate in academic classes and laboratory projects while working with real clients in a simulated salon environment.

Our program is designed to make you a confident hair designer prepared to sit for the state exam and meet the needs of a diverse client base. Each learning module of the Hair Design program covers a single subject, giving you time to dive deep into each topic and refine your skills and knowledge. Our instructors use textbooks, presentations, and hands-on training to create a program filled with learning achievements.

Students can expect to work with real clients under the supervision of a licensed, experienced instructor. This simulated salon time is a great way to build confidence in your customer service skills and refine your techniques as a hair designer.
If you love all things hair, this may be the course for you. Contact our admissions representatives to schedule a tour at one of our six campus locations and learn more about our hair design program.

Hair Design School FAQs

How long does completing the hair design course take?

This course is shorter than a traditional cosmetology program, as the course’s primary focus is hair and not skin and nails. Because of this, students can complete the course in as little as ten months. We offer both day and night courses, and your completion date will depend on your chosen schedule. You can speak to an admissions representative to learn more about your scheduling options and potential start date.

Is Northwest College School of Beauty accredited?

Yes! We’re accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). This means our courses are held to rigorous standards, so you can be confident in the education and training you receive. It also means our courses are eligible for federal financial aid, giving you more options for paying for your beauty education.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. We encourage all prospective students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to learn more about their federal financial aid options. You may also be eligible for private scholarships, grants, and low-interest loans. Speak to a member of our financial aid team to learn more.

Is this the same as a cosmetology course?

No. The hair design course exclusively covers men’s and women’s hair styling. Our cosmetology course expands on this by offering skincare and nail technology training. We recommend taking the full cosmetology course for the most flexible career training.

Build the Foundation of a Beauty Career Here

Booking a campus tour is the best way to learn more about your chosen course! You’ll meet with an admissions representative who will show you around the campus, including the classrooms and salon environment. You can also meet some of our experienced instructors and see our classes in action! It’s also an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your financial aid options. Our team can also help you start the enrollment process.

Admissions requirements include:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma, or its equivalent (GED), or a transcript showing high school completion
  • Complete a tour of the school and fill out application paperwork
  • Pay the $100.00 registration fee

Call us today to schedule your tour and start your journey into the world of hair design!

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We're thrilled to hear about Shana’s fantastic experience as a beauty student with us. 🌟
 
Shana’s feedback inspires us to keep providing top-notch education and support. 💖

Ready to start your own beauty journey?

Join us and schedule a tour of our Oregon Campuses to discover why students love their experience! 💇‍♀️✨ → link in bio

Which school would you like to visit? 📞 your campus of interest!

📍 Beaverton: 503-649-1388
📍 Clackamas: 503-659-2834
📍 Medford: 541-772-8937
📍 Springfield: 541-344-0397
📍 Tualatin: 503-218-2265

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠

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BEAVERTON CAMPUS

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
 
*Salon hours are subject to change

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
 
*Salon hours are subject to change

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
 
*Salon hours are subject to change

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
 
*Salon hours are subject to change

TUALATIN CAMPUS

8345 SW Nyberg Street
Tualatin, OR 97062

503-218-2265

CAMPUS HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
*Salon hours are subject to change