Cosmetology is an ever-growing field across the United States and Oregon (no one’s going to catch up to California, though!). It requires a personable, calm demeanor, training in chemistry and anatomy, and a love for making people feel beautiful! If you think you’re up for the challenge and you think the career is right for you, Oregon’s cosmetology schools may give you the rewarding career you’ve always wanted. Take the plunge, and check out some of the great institutes, and everything they have to offer.
Schooling & Other Requirements To Get Your Oregon Cosmetology License
Oregon recognizes five separate fields of practice for those in the beauty industry. These include hair care, barbering, nail technology, esthetics, and hair design. Each of these have different educational requirements, so you’ll need to choose a specialty before you enter a college or program.
For a full cosmetologist license, you will need 2300 hours of study (one of the longer in the country) and the courses you take will cover everything in each specialty, including skin care, anatomy, sanitation, hair styling, and makeup.
Oregon Cosmetology Exams & License
You will need to pass your written exam to be licensed. If you are tackling multiple specialities, you must take multiple exams.
Hair design and barber certificates also require a practical exam, to test your practical knowledge of hair treatments.
You need to apply for your speciality applications separately, including paying any applicable fees. You’ll need to provide a certification of completion from the board, and proof of your exam scores in all cases.
If you are applying for both barbering and hair design, you will only need a single application.
If you’re moving to Oregon, you can get an Oregon cosmetology license if your state requirements are similar to Oregon’s.
You will also need to provide proof of your licensure from your home state, and it needs to be in good standing, with no black marks on your record. You’ll also be required to take the Oregon Laws and Rules examination.
Renew Your Beauty License in Oregon
Cosmetologist licenses must be renewed every two years. You are not required to take any continuing education courses, unless you specialize in electrology and permanent makeup. These are certified by a separate board, and have their own requirements.
Employment As A Beauty Professional in OR
Oregon’s dedication to specializing in the beauty industry means they’re some of the best trained in the country.
Whatever career you choose, you will undoubtably find yourself in a busy new job. Look for work online or via networking.
Many beauty specialists decide to specialize in multiple fields, and increase their client base. And specializing means that you can start working earlier, and continue your education as you earn, and make a higher salary!
Some Cosmetology Schools in Oregon
|Beau Monde Academy of Cosmetology||2032 Lloyd Center, Portland, 97232||Unknown||Barbering, Hair Design Esthetics, Nail Technology|
|Phagans' Medford Beauty School||2320 Poplar Drive, Medford, 97504||$20,340||Barbering, Esthetics, Nail Technology|
|Tangled Ends Hair Academy||136 Chemawa Road North, Keizer, 97303||Unknown||Esthetics|
|Imani Institute of Cosmetology||2425 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, 97520||$19,000||Esthetics, Nail Program, Hair Program|
|IBS School of Cosmetology||388 West 7th Avenue|
|$10,500||Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Barbering|
|College of Hair Design Careers||1684 Clay Street, Northeast Salem, 97301||$19,000||Esthetics, Nail Technology|
Academy of Hair Design – Salem
Dalles Academy of Hair Design – The Dalles
Image Designers College of Cosmetology – Portland / Eastside
Marinello Schools of Beauty – Portland CLOSED Feb. 2016
Northwest College – Beaverton
Northwest College – Clackamas
Northwest College – Eugene
Northwest College – Hillsboro
Northwest College – Medford
Northwest College – Tualatin
Oregon Institute of Cosmetology – Medford
Paul Mitchell The School – Portland
Pendleton College of Hair Design – Pendleton
Other Oregon schools for nail technicians, estheticians, barbers and makeup artists
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