Beau Monde Academy of Barbering and Cosmetology

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Competency-Based Cosmetology and Beauty College

Since 1960, Beau Monde Academy (also referred to as Beau Monde throughout this website) has helped style-savvy students get the hands-on training and personal support it takes to launch successful careers in beauty and cosmetology. As the longest running Portland cosmetology school, Beau Monde Academy has earned a reputation throughout the industry for our highly-skilled, salon-ready graduates.

A great advantage to choosing Beau Monde Academy as your school is that we are a Competency-Based (click for more info) school. This means that when you have demonstrated mastery in a skill, you move on to the next module; your training is individual so you take only as long as you need to excel.

Program Options

  • Cosmetology

    Learn the art & science of hair design, nails & esthetics. Get the skills to be a well-rounded beauty professional

  • Barbering

    Get 'Shop Ready' and become a professional barber. Master grooming, shaving, cutting & hairstyling for men & women.

  • Esthetics

    Help clients put their best face forward as a professional Esthetician/Skincare Specialist.

  • Hair Design

    Become a sought-after hair stylist able to offer a wide range of services including hair styling, chemical relaxing/straitening, permanent waves, coloring, wig treatments and more.

  • Nail Technology

    Get the skills to provide manicures, pedicures and other natural and synthetic specialty nail services.

Check out all the programs Beau Monde Academy has to offer,
including combination programs.


Is a Career in Beauty and Cosmetology Right For You? Take the Beau Monde Academy “Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.


The Beau Monde Academy Difference – Career Driven Training

At Beau Monde Academy in Portland, Oregon, we know beauty and cosmetology careers are learned on the salon floor. Our students work with real clients, under the direction of licensed professionals, to provide high-end haircutting, styling, coloring, facials, waxing, nail services and much more. Our Lloyd Center location allows students to work with a large and diverse clientele in a convenient location.

Graduates make a smooth transition to the professional world after completing the specially designed Beau Monde Academy career development courses that include how to set up a business, resume preparation, advertising and promotion, time management and salon success training.

Professional Industry Partnerships

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Salon professionals know that to provide the best results for their clients, top-quality instruction and products are required. Beau Monde Academy is pleased to have partnerships with industry leaders, giving you experience with premium supplies and equipment. Learn more about our affiliations on our Partners page.