Hair / Esthetics / Nails
Program Information

Summit Salon Academy Portland Beauty school Course Overview

This 2300 clock hour course includes extensivetraining in Hair Design, Esthetics, and Nail Technology – All in one comprehensive course! The program includes the study of both theoretical and practical applications for each of the disciplines. The different topics are presented in a variety of ways to assure a well-rounded and comprehensive curriculum. Guest speakers from local salons, and beauty product suppliers will be brought in to suppliment calssroom learning. Before graduation all students will spend hands-on training time on our salon floor. This course explores the latest trends in hair cutting, styling, skin care, hair coloring, chemical reformation, manicuring, pedicuring, artificial nails, as well as makeup application. Built into our curriculum are the safety, sanitation, and career development practices that ensure you make the most of your career.

Traits For Success

*These qualities have been found in successful practitioners. Creativity, Customer-Service Skills, Listening Skills, Stamina, Time-Management Skills.



*Overall employment of barbers, hairdressers, cosmetologists, and shampooers is expected to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020, as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth rates will vary by specialty. Most cosmetologists work in pleasant surroundings with good lighting. Physical stamina is important, because they are on their feet for most of their shift. Prolonged exposure to some chemicals may cause irritation, some wear protective clothing, such as disposable gloves or aprons.


*Cosmetologists are trained in all aspects of Hair Design, Nail Technology, and Skin Care. Graduates with this state license go on to become a Hair Stylist, Hair Color Specialist, Nail Technician, Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Cosmetology Instructor, Salon Owner/Operator, Cosmetics & Hair Product Sales, Show Platform Artist.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition

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SOC Code – 39-5012.00
CIP Code – 12.0401
Program Costs: (Tuition, Books, and Fees)
Total Cost: $18,869.00

On-time Completion Rates:
Number of students completed in 2010-2011 – 30
Number of students completed in 2010-2011 on-time – 25 (percent complete 84%)

Job Placement Rate for students Completing the Program:
2009 Placement Rates (NACCAS) – 80%
2009-2010 Placement Rates (State of Oregon) – 80%

2010-2011 Median Loan Debt Incurred by Student That Completed the Program:
Total Cost: $20,000.00 (based on our gainful employment figures)