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Combination Courses


In Oregon, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) regulates licensing for all fields of practice under cosmetology. There are separate certificates (license) for each field of practice within cosmetology which are Hair Design, Nail Technology and Esthetics. Students get certified (licensed) in each field individually. The State of Oregon allows a student to take combinations of the three fields in cosmetology. These combinations are listed below. To be fully licensed in the State of Oregon you must take Hair Design, Nail Technology and Esthetics. In addition to these three courses, students must take courses in career development and safety and sanitation as required by the state.

1. Hair Design, Nail Technology & Esthetics - Full Cosmetology

Completing Hair Design, Nail Technology and Esthetics, gives you the most flexibility in your career! You can work in a full service salon or spa, and perform all services from haircutting, haircoloring, facials and waxing to manicures and pedicures! A certificate in Hair Design, Nail Technology, and Esthetics allows you to work in a variety of industry positions such as platform artistry, nail artistry, make-up artistry, education, retail sales, salon management and various corporate positions. Upon successful completion of the Cosmetology program, the graduate will be eligible to take the HLO examination for an Oregon certificate in hair design, nail technology and esthetics.

2. Hair Design & Nail Technology

A certificate in Hair Design and Nail Technology allows you to work in such areas as hair design, platform artistry, nail technology, nail artistry, education, retail sales, salon management and various corporate positions. Nail and hair services continue to rise in popularity!  Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will be eligible to take the HLO examination for an Oregon certificate in hair design and nail technology.

3. Hair Design & Esthetics

A certificate in Hair Design and Esthetics allows you to work in such areas as hair design, platform artistry, esthetics, make-up artistry, education, retail sales, salon management and various corporate positions. The demand continues to rise for hairstylists and estheticians in the salons. Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will be eligible to take the HLO examination for an Oregon certificate in hair design and esthetics.

4. Nail Technology & Esthetics

Getting licensed in nails and esthetics allow you to perform a variety of spa nail and esthetics services. A certificate in nail technology and esthetics allows you to work in such areas as nail technology, nail artistry, esthetics, make-up artistry, education, retail sales, salon management and various corporate positions. Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will be eligible to take the HLO examination for an Oregon certificate in nail technology and esthetics.


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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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