Students enrolled in Cosmetology learn the industry-relevant skills and knowledge necessary to pass the Oregon State Cosmetology Boards. Students can work to obtain the hours and competency required in order to graduate high school as a licensed cosmetologist. The learning environment is a fully operational salon, with state-of-the-art equipment, that is open to the public. Cosmetology students graduate high school with a competitive advantage by integrating real-world skills with rigorous academic curriculum.
We want our students to be ready for whatever comes after high school. CTEC’s Cosmetology students have overwhelmingly passed their state cosmetology boards to become licensed hair designers, barbers, estheticians and nail technologists—and have gone on to universities, community colleges, beauty schools and professional jobs including JCPenney and 554 Salon. Our students are ready to start their careers with the following industry-relevant skills and knowledge:
- Hair design
- Nail technology
- Safety and sanitation
- Career development
- Personal accountability
- Product knowledge and sales
- Resume and portfolio marketing
- Professional interactions, including networking and customer service
To schedule an appointment please call our Salon 503-399-2370
Students in the Cosmetology program learn contextualized science and English. Students receive coaching and resources to explore career options they may want to pursue directly out of the program or with continued education. Coupled with the experiences they have throughout this program, they graduate with a plan and the ability to adjust the plan throughout their career.
With a foundation of industry-standard skills, rigorous science and English training and the ability to obtain licensure, our students are ready to pursue their dreams and goals.
We welcome you to get to know our fabulous CTEC Cosmetology Staff and a little about background experience
Hilda Simpson, Cosmetology Instructor
In 2012, after working with low-income children and victims of domestic violence, Hilda returned to school to turn a passion into a career and become a cosmetologist. She attended a career technical school in Utah to earn her license in Cosmetology – equivalent to hair design, barbering, esthetics, and nails in Oregon. During her time working in a salon Hilda specialized in hair color, women’s cuts, and curly hair styles and care.
After moving to Oregon to support her husband’s career change, Hilda was thrilled to find CTEC and the cosmetology program. As a bilingual teacher, Hilda is able to pass along her knowledge and passion to a diversity of students. She loves watching students learn and grow and with the end of each year she gets excited as her seniors complete the program and become industry professionals.
When not teaching, Hilda loves spending time with her husband and four children, especially at the Oregon Coast.
Kirsten Nies, English & Science Cosmetology Science Instructor
Kirsten studied Literature, Communications and Biology as an undergraduate student and then worked as a teen counselor for many years. Two years ago, she decided to switch careers and went back to school for a Master’s degree in Teaching. She did her student teaching at South Salem High School and is now happy to have joined the Cosmetology team at CTEC. She is also looking forward to starting a running club for the students in all programs, starting in the fall.
Rachael Murdock. Cosmetology IA
She has a wide variety of experience from working behind the chair to managing a salon. She was a industry partner, helping coach and mentoring students. She has found her new home at CTEC as an Instructional Assistant for the Cosmetology Program. She loves cutting hair, coffee, and her two dogs.
Stephanie Hamilton, Cosmetology Instructor
My career in the beauty industry began over 25 years ago at age 15 as a receptionist in a salon. I knew then I wanted to help make people feel great about how they look. I hold an Associate of Applied Science with an emphasis in early childhood education from Clackamas Community College and a hair certificate from Cosmetology Careers Unlimited. I have been a licensed stylist since 1996. I started at CTEC as an Instructional Assistant when the program started in 2016 and transitioned to teach when the opportunity emerged; it was the perfect next step in my career of preparing students.
Colors include 1 Bowl of product. if additional product is used, it’s an additional $10 PER BOWL. This includes toner, lighteners, color and/or Olaplex
Relaxer: (Must NOT have shampooed in last 24 hours)
- Special Package Pricing is available for Parties, upon request.
- Please Remember, ALL SERVICES are done by students, under the care of Licensed Professionals
- Prices are starting prices. Additional cost may incur per longer/thicker hair, as quoted in your Consultation
- No Refunds Are Permitted
- Redo Appointments must be approved prior to service.
There may be a product charge for redo appointments. Thank you.
- Military Discount of 20% off all services
- Senior Discount of 15% off all services (55+ years young)