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The Cosmetology program includes theoretical and hands-on instruction in hair design, nail technology, and Esthetics. During the Cosmetology program you will experience the combination of at home theory and practice on the campus salon floor. 

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What You Will Learn

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Hair Cutting & Styling

Learn Aveda-certified haircuts and great hair design that students will showcase in professional photoshoots.

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The art of nail forming*, manicures, pedicures, shellac application, and nail art.

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The study of Aveda color formulation with an emphasis on color theory and chemical services.

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Perform body treatments, lash extensions, makeup applications, conduct skin analysis, perform facials, and full-body hair removal.

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*Available at our Portland Campus

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Career Paths

There are so many career opportunities in the beauty industry and you can choose your own path. Below are some of the career options to explore:

Salon Stylist • Salon Owner • Salon Manager • Master Stylist • Color Specialist • Updo Specialist • Extension Expert • Curly Hair Specialist • Bridal Specialist • Personal Stylist • Makeup Artist • Lash or Brow Specialist • Fashion Show Stylist • Film, Theatre, Television Stylist • Editorial/Advertising Stylist • Brand Educator/Platform Artist • Artistic/Creative 

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Hear from our Grads!

“The amount of knowledge I received was incredible. They really do give you the tools to succeed and feel comfortable in learning. The instructors are amazing and help you feel ready to hit the ground running after graduating.

- Vanessa Huntley, Owner and Stylist at Sacred Moon Portland, OR

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Total Cost of Attendance details can be found here: COA Budget

Oregon: 1835 hours

Total Cost: $23,350

(Includes:  registration fee, kit fee, and tuition) 
Application fee: $20

Washington: 1600 hours

Total Cost: $20,250

(Includes:  registration fee, kit fee, and tuition)
 Application fee: $20

Elevate your future and start today!

Explore an education in hair design, esthetics or cosmetology. Request more information and schedule a tour to find out how you can turn your passion into a career!


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