Hattori Hanzo Shears For School

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Providing a professional caliber tool kit to our students is just one of the many advantages that gives our Barbering and Hair Design students an advantage. When you enroll at Johnny Matthew’s you’ll get to experience cutting with Hattori Hanzo Shears; in our opinion they’re unmatched in their beauty and ability to keep an edge.

By enrolling in a barber and beauty school that’s partnering with Hattori Hanzo Shears, you’ll gain access to the company’s educational offerings, its live demos, including shear maintenance and sharpening, and monthly visits from Hattori Hanzo educators and staff!

Enroll now! Hair Design and Barbering students experience the best of the best in tools and equipment and Johnny Matthew’s School’s outstanding salon culture!

Cosmetology School Reviews Salem, Oregon

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We are so thankful to our graduating students for the positive reviews that they’ve left us once completing our Hair Design and Barbering programs.

With consistent 4.9* out of 5* star Google ratings we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished in the short time since we opened our doors to students in 2013.

Proven Success

We get our students licensed and out to work fast and State of Oregon statistics prove it: in 2016 100% of our Hair Design graduates passed their State Boards. And 100% have been placed in jobs right out of school!

In 2015 State of Oregon statistics showed 100% of our Barbering graduates passed their State Boards, with 85% percent of those students placed in jobs out of school in the same year.

Real-World Experience and Career Development

Johnny Matthew’s Hairdressing Training School is committed to delivering career professionals into the working marketplace efficiently and effectively.  We are a school that focuses on real world experience and real world career development with a hands on philosophy to training and education.

We offer Federal Student Aid, VA loans including the GI Bill © to students who qualify. Our signature EasyPay$250 loan program is available to all!

Come take a tour and check us out!

The Best Reviews Come From Former Students

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You might be surprised to learn that many of our current students were at one time guests getting their hair done by former students who’ve now graduated, passed the State boards, and gone on to enjoy successful careers. Telling of their experiences and giving testimony about the fantastic training they received at Johnny Matthew’s is something we are grateful to our former students for sharing.

Johnny Matthew’s can help you join the ranks of many successful entrepreneurs working in one of the most rewarding careers you can have – HAIRDRESSING!

Beauty School and Barbering Training at Johnny Matthew’s

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We were sad to learn about the closing of the Academy of Hair Design in Salem earlier this summer. As professional educators in the hair design and barbering industry, we all support one another even as we compete. If you were a student at the Academy of Hair Design or if you were planning to attend at some point, Johnny Matthew’s would love to be your new school.

The innovative curriculum at Johnny Matthew’s puts you in the driver’s seat of your future. In a matter of months, you can graduate with a Hair Design or Barbering diploma from Johnny Matthew’s ready to launch your career anywhere in the country or even the world.

We encourage you to stop by or to schedule a tour of our facilities and discover more about what we have to offer. Our campus is located in the heart of downtown Salem, and just a short commute from Portland to the north as well as Albany to the south.

When one door closes, another one opens. Johnny Matthew’s is ready to help you continue training for an exciting career in hair design, where you set your own schedule, set your own prices, and set your own terms.

Be unstoppable. Call us or come by today.



How To Become A Barber In Oregon – Seven Steps To Becoming An Oregon Barber

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A question often asked of us at Johnny Matthew’s is how do you become a Barber in Oregon?

Here we’re going to give you SEVEN easy steps to becoming a Barber in Oregon in 10 months or less!

  1. Have a GED or High School diploma. (If you have a diploma or GED equivalent from Mexico or another country we can help you with translation and verification).
  2. Have State Issued Photo ID.
  3. Let Johnny Matthew’s staff review any previous Barbering Educational Transcripts to see if you have transferable hours that might shorten your stay and reduce your costs.
  4. Enroll in our program: https://www.johnnymatthews.com/apply-now/ (and pay the $50.00 application fee).
  5. Schedule a visit and intake tour: https://www.johnnymatthews.com/school-tour/
  6. Begin the program and start your adventure on the School’s barber shop floor where you’ll learn all the skills and curriculum to prepare you to take the Oregon state board 9-10 months later.
  7. Acquire state license. Here at Johnny Matthew’s we prepare you for the State Board with snap-shot tests of the most current exams using the same multiple choice platform that enables our Barber students to become familiar and comfortable with the exam testing process. This preparation has resulted in our school having a 100% pass rate for the Oregon state exam in Barbering!
  • Oregon written exam will be given in Spanish soon.
  • Our Barber classes begin in January, April, July and October.
  • Ask us about our Financial Assistance Programs and EasyPay student payment programs.
  • Follow steps 1-7 above and you are well on your way to an incredible career in barbering.

Latino Barbers from Woodburn Oregon – Eugene Oregon join our barber school team!

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Johnny Matthew’s Barbering Program tools Barbering students with a modern Latino flare. Check out our graduates at work in Eugene and Woodburn, Oregon.

JM’s student spotlight this month is on Alberto of Periban Michoacán Fade who has recently moved here from Mexico to earn his Oregon Barber’s license and International Certification in just a few short months. Watch Alberto in front of the camera using light, sound and sweeping angles to magnify his cuts. He’s bringing men’s barbering and finishing into the media spotlight.

Check us out on Instagram #jmbarbers. Join the Barbering team and enroll now: https://www.johnnymatthews.com/apply-now/


Woodburn Oregon – Barber School – Barber Classes!

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Woodburn Barbers @ Johnny Matthew’s make the commute!

Just a 25-minute commute to Johnny Matthew’s barber school and within 9-10 months you’ll be eligible to sit for your State License.

We enjoy hosting a multi-cultural barber environment with students from as far afield as South America and Mexico, and from rural communities such as Scio, Oregon, to the inner city of Portland.

Johnny Matthew’s offers you an opportunity to gain a valuable trade-skill in under a year – a trade-skill which gives you as a barber a fantastic earning potential, both here and abroad.

Don’t wait. Enroll today.

Johnny Matthew’s School is now Accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

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Johnny Matthew’s is now accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

Innovative, hip and urban is how we view our school and our commitment to excellence shows. 

We run the top of the line Ferrari dryers and matching red barber and hair design chairs for a racy experience all round on our school salon floor! Stop by and find out more today or take a tour and talk about our enrollment options now!



Barbering Curriculum – Modern and Fully Integrated

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At Johnny Matthew’s, we offer a modern, fully integrated curriculum using our JM Drive and Milady’s Cengage Course book. You never knew becoming a barber could be so easy! Gone are the heavy text books and in comes your free iPad upon enrollment complete with a digital download and instant access to our Milady Cengage Brain and JM Drive.  

Pacino the Barber at your fingertips! State exam prep at your fingertips – from home, in the classroom or just on the go!

We’ve taken barber education and rocketed it forward into the 21st Century!


Cosmetology School Salem, Oregon – Johnny Matthew’s School

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Want to Work on A Cruise Ship and Travel the World?

Ever been interested in working overseas or on a cruise ship? If so, then Johnny Matthew’s Hairdressing Training School is the place for you! Johnny Matthew’s  hairdressing school is fully accredited with ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council), which is the exclusive council that will allow you to work on cruise ships around the world.

Beginning in July 2016, all incoming students will have the opportunity to obtain their International License at the same time as they are working towards their Oregon State license. Even if you don’t desire to work outside of the U.S., having an ITEC license will be greatly beneficial to you when applying for stylist/barber positions outside of Oregon. Along with learning the Oregon standards and meeting the U.S. requirements to become a hair designer or barber, you also meet the international requirements and standards. Showing that you have put in the time and effort to get the global certification will put you above and beyond other candidates for the job you are wanting to obtain.

Transfer your state license with ease

Along with being able to work outside of the United States, an ITEC license makes it much easier to move from Oregon to other states, and to be able to easily transfer your state certification.

If a career in cosmetology has been your dream, give us a call at (503)902-5288!