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Get the Skills to Be a Cosmetology Professional

Student practicing on her mannequin.
Students learn about cuts, coloring and other advanced hair treatments in Paroba’s on-campus salon

14 Month* Hands-On Cosmetology Training Program

The Cosmetology Certificate Program provides the hands-on training, practical salon experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding beauty career, without spending years in school.

You’ll feel comfortable and fully prepared to make a smooth transition into any professional beauty setting after completing comprehensive, career-focused training at Paroba.

Paroba instructors all have years of industry experience and a true passion for helping new artists enter the field. Classes are kept small, so as a student you get the support and attention you deserve. Some of the professional skills taught include:

  • Haircutting & Styling
  • Coloring
  • Chemical Texturing
  • Manicuring
  • Facials 
  • Makeup
  • Hair Removal
  • Product Knowledge
  • Retail Sales 
  • Plus, advanced techniques in hair extensions, iStraight, Brazilian Blowout and barbering.

    Convenient Schedule – Attend Just 3 Days Per Week

    Many of our students work or have family responsibilities while they go to school. We understand that most people don’t have the luxury of taking time off of their other responsibilities in order to pursue a new career.

    That’s why we designed our program to run just 3 days per week from Monday – Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    This full-time program allows you to complete the program quickly while balancing things like work, family and other commitments.

    Most students complete this 1600-hour program in 14 months.*

    “What a great learning environment! Paroba, hats off to you!”
    – Jared Rodelas-Kent, Paroba Graduate

    Hands-On Experience in a Real Salon

    Hairdressing isn’t learned from textbooks; it’s learned in the salon. As a student in this program, you’ll have the opportunity to work with real clients in our on-campus salon.

    Under the guidance of experienced cosmetology educators, you’ll provide a wide variety of clients with the same types of services offered in high-end salons, spas, and barbershops.

    You’ll enter the professional world with confidence, fully prepared to build your client base, after gaining so much direct, real-world experience before you graduate.

    The Right Tools For the Job

    To be a successful cosmetology professional, you need the specialized equipment including styling combs, hair scissors, nail brushes, sterilization trays and more. To ensure you start your career on the right foot, as a Paroba student you’ll receive a complete Cosmetology Tool Kit.

    The kit is yours to keep and will help you make a smooth transition from student to cosmetology professional. Click here for more information on the Cosmetology Tool Kit.

    State & Specialty Licenses

    As a graduate of this program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Washington State Board Exam, required to become a Licensed Cosmetologist in Washington.

    As part of Paroba’s ongoing commitment to staying on top of evolving beauty trends, students in this program also have the option to pursue the following specialty certifications:

    • Human Hair Extensions
    • iStraight Japanese Relaxer System
    • Brazilian Blowout

    Specialty certification allows you to expand your billable offerings and provide modern, in-demand services.

    * Program length when completed in normal time.