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Hair Design and Barbering students begin freshman classes together to learn the basic theory and legal requirements of salon services. Our curriculum focuses on the principles of haircutting trends, techniques, and tools.

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Finish in Half the Time With Our Competency Based Program

  • Hair Design

    Hair Design and Barbering students begin freshman classes together to learn the basic theory and legal requirements of salon services. Our curriculum focuses on the principles of haircutting trends, techniques, and tools.

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  • Barbering

    To be a great barber you need more than just training. You need excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. At Bella Institute we cover every part of barbering necessary to have a successful career, including interpersonal communications.

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  • Esthetics & Skin Care

    At Bella Institute you will receive guidance and counseling to help you select the perfect career in therapeutic services. Our classrooms have all the state-of-the-art equipment you will use in the field

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  • Nail Technology

    Nail Artists who go on to be successful in their field have and eye for design and possess masterful technical abilities. At Bella Institute you will learn everything from product knowledge and customer service to new advances in nail technology.

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Individual Attention

Quality Education

Competency Based

Highly Skilled Graduates

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The Bella Salon offers a full range of Hair, Nail, Esthetics, and Skin Care services.  Special packages are also available for groups and events. Call us today to schedule your appointment at 503.236.5600!

The Best Competency Based School in Portland!

For Adults with Focus – The Best Choice.

If you’ve been thinking about pursuing a career in cosmetology or barbering, then contact us today at 503.236.5600, or schedule a tour online.

We’ll be happy to provide you with in-depth information about out curriculum, pricing, and class schedules.

It’s Not Just a School. It’s a Commitment to Being Better.

Bella Institute is the beauty school you have been looking for! We have carefully designed our diverse courses and programs to get our students ready to break into the industry, ahead of the rest. If you have the motivation to succeed, we have the tools to get you equipped for your exciting new career.

We believe in using a competency-based program for teaching our students rather than completion of a specific number of hours of instruction. This makes it possible for students to develop their skills to the best of their ability before entering a professional setting.

Students’ progress much faster toward their goal as they demonstrate their proficiency in each study area. In fact, many students complete the program 50 to 60 percent quicker than traditional beauty school students. The time from the start of the program to graduation could be as short as three months, and the less time that you spend learning your craft, the sooner you can begin to work and generate income.

Our Beauty Salon

In addition to a traditional classroom setting, we also offer the chance to work in a salon with the general public, so our students get hands-on experience in dealing with real customers. Our clients likewise receive high-quality cosmetic services at discounted prices.

Our students can perform haircuts and styling, hair coloring, highlights, perms, reconditioning and scalp treatments, nail services, facials and waxing. We also offer specialized packages for parties and special events.We’ll be happy to provide you with in-depth information about out curriculum, pricing, and class schedules.

Bella’s Beauty Services

Looking to get a new style? Our salon offers high-quality hair and nail services at great prices. We also offer esthetic and skin care services, as well as a variety of special packages for events and groups.

Salon services are now available evenings from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Call 503.236.5600 to schedule your appointment.

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