Or Contact us Via

   FB             TEXT          CALL        EMAIL


We love to personally answer questions you have regarding the academy, your new career and the options available to you. Fill out the form or use one of the options below to contact us.

Finding the Right Cosmetology School for You

Screenshot 2022-05-13 2.52.57 PM-a1271b13

Share This Post


The first step would be to determine what you want to go to school for, whether it be hair design, barbering, esthetics, or nails. Next you’ll want to research and tour schools in your area that will best fit your needs.  Each school will provide a different environment so it’s important to tour the school before making your final decision. 


Here are a few questions I’ve found are helpful to ask while on a tour – 


What’s the schedule like?

How long is the program?

Do they accept financial aid? What does that process look like?

Is the school accredited?*

What’s covered in the course?

What kind of support is available for testing? Post graduation/licensure? 

Do they assist with job placement?

Are there opportunities for other certifications in the school?


Regardless of what cosmetology school you decide to enroll in, make sure to enjoy the research process and touring experiences. 


Interested in touring Summit Salon Academy PDX? Click the link below to book a tour.


* Accredited schools can offer financial aid and are required to meet certain standards met by an accrediting agency set to benefit educational needs for licensure. These types of schools are more readily recognized by employers for educational standards.


Non-accredited schools cannot offer financial aid and aren’t required to meet any specific education standards. Non-accredited schools are best for self learners. 

More To Explore


Independent Contracting as a Hairstylist

Independent Contracting as an Hair Stylist Being your own boss can be extremely freeing and lead to immense career and life potentials that you didn’t have access to before. However, if you don’t know what you’re doing or overlook the basics of business, you will go down, very hard, and very fast; but that’s why


Salon Partner Best Practices for Success

LOOKING FOR GREAT TALENT FOR YOUR SALON? Have you thought about how partnering with your local Cosmetology Schools can help you find the Artists that will be the best fit for your Salon Company? Partnering with a Beauty School near you is one of the best ways to bring in fresh, new talent! Here are

Skip to content