Get yourself ready for certification in the exciting, fast-paced industry of beauty!
Northwest College of Hair Design creates progressive cosmetologists who effortlessly combine creative vision with technical knowledge. We can give you the tools to become a highly respected professional in the salon and spa industry.
What program would you like to study?
- Hair Design
- Nail Technology
- Teacher Training
What is our training like?
Our programs are contemporary, innovative and practical. These are advanced, accredited professional training programs.
We build our curriculum as task-oriented and focused to train you quickly and completely. We start by training our stylists in smaller groups. This allows for plenty of one-on-one instruction while giving students the benefit of group teaching and discussions.
These task-oriented programs are taught in modules, so you learn one area completely before moving on to the next. We constantly test you on your ability to perform a variety of clinic techniques and then pass written, oral and practical examinations before moving on.
Our programs are based on current knowledge in cosmetology arts and sciences. They use printed instructional texts and workbooks and audio visual modules. The instructor assists in demonstrating and organizing the learning sequences. Northwest College of Hair Design features training based on our unique Salon Readiness Objective, specifically designed to assess the student's level of achievement at each checkpoint. When all are completed satisfactorily, the student will then be ready and eligible to take the licensing test.
What is the outcome of the training?
Depending on which program you choose, when you finish you will be eligible to apply for the Oregon State Board examination for a full Oregon license in Cosmetology, Barbering, Hair Design, Nail Technology or Esthetics.
We have many financial assistance options available if you are qualified. Northwest College of Hair Design participates in federal aid programs through the U.S. Department of Education. We also offer interest-free tuition payment plans, information on Pell Grants, and Stafford Loans and PLUS Loans for students with special circumstances.