Our beauty colleges are contemporary, practical, and offer accredited professional training programs. For your convenience, we have four Portland beauty schools located in Beaverton, Clackamas, Hillsboro and Tualatin. For those in Southern Oregon, we have beauty schools located in Springfield and Medford to give you flexible options for your cosmetology training!
The Northwest College School of Beauty teaching methodology is based on small groups of students. This allows for plenty of one-on-one instruction while giving students the benefit of group teaching and discussions.
The Hair Design and Barbering programs are performance-oriented. "Performance oriented" means students must not only complete their clock hours, but also complete all required academic courses and laboratory projects, perform practical operations in a simulated salon environment, pass written and practical examinations, and meet state safety and sanitation requirements.
Hair Design: 1700 hours
The haircut is at the foundation of your success as a designer. All perm, color, and design services depend on the sculpted form you create. Tools used include shears, clippers, trimmers, razors, and texturizing shears. Learn how to perform men's and women's haircuts and styles along with chemically enhancing hair with color, perms, and relaxers.
Each learning module in the Hair Design program covers one subject, using the student text, review, instructor presentations and hands-on training. With the instructors' assistance in demonstrating and organizing the learning sequences, the student experiences a program of learning achievements.
Hair Design Learning Modules:
- Haircutting Methods and Tools
- Wet Hairstyling including Fingerwaving and Wet-setting
- Thermal Hairstyling Methods and Tools
- Chemical Re-texturizing
- Haircoloring and Hair Lightening Services
- Cosmetology Business Concepts
- Simulated Salon Training and Experience
- Safety and Sanitation Training
- Oregon Rules and Laws Training
This course can be completed in 43 to 88 weeks, based on contract schedule.
CIP - 12.0407; SOC - 39-5011.00, 39-5012.00