Located in Southwest Portland, Bella Institute School of Cosmetology has been a leader in the pioneering of flexible competency formats in the field of education and has one of the highest graduation rates in the city. Our skilled instructors, who have over 110 years of combined experience, can help you get your cosmetology career started by providing high-quality courses in hair design and barbering, esthetics and skin care, and nail technology. Our diverse programs give you the opportunity to express your individual creativity in a pleasant environment while also earning money doing something you love.
Our competency-based beauty school curriculum means that you have the opportunity to enter the workforce much faster than with an hourly based program, and our small class sizes ensure that you get the individual attention necessary for success. We not only offer flexible class schedules but also flexible financing so that you can get your career started without delay.
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.
Tuition & Financing
Bella Institute does not currently accept Federal financial aid. In order to compensate for this, our tuition is priced at 30% to 40% of clock-hour programs to make it affordable to our students. Additionally, we offer two options for financing. The first financing option is a $500 down payment followed by a minimum monthly payment of $300 with the remaining balance due by graduation. All monthly payments processed include a small interest rate of 3% for account maintenance. Acceptance to this program is not affected by negative credit or no credit history. Our payment program offers the added bonus to reestablish good credit or build a first time positive credit history.
Owner & Executive Director
Director of Education
Aesthetics & Hair Instructor
Nail Technology Instructor
Freshman Hair Instructor