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 Salem, Oregon’s Premier Hair Design and Barber School

Do you want to just cut hair or do you want to be trained alongside Master Stylists from London, San Francisco and Seattle? By training in hair design and barbering at Johnny Matthew’s, you’ll have the potential to work anywhere and demand a great salary – shaping hair fashions, not just responding to them.

Our modern, innovative barber and beauty school will prepare you for an outstanding career that will set you apart from the rest! Centrally located in downtown Salem, Oregon, we’re just a short drive from Portland as well as from the Corvallis and Albany areas.

Our hairdressing & barber training curriculum was developed and put to the test in the finest hair salons in London and San Francisco. You will be taught the same approach to design and styling as acclaimed London hairdressers and the ‘best’ hair professionals in San Francisco. We know – we were trained and worked there ourselves, and now we are bringing that system to you! If you’re a visionary and style is your passion, let us equip you from the start for an exciting, revolutionary career in hair design or barbering.

An ITEC Internationally Accredited School
An ITEC Internationally Registered College Qualification for the World

We’re the only school that includes an international license with your Oregon license – making State to State and overseas employment easy!

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If you have the drive to succeed, our hair school is the place for you. Waiting lists are common, so act fast!  Apply Now!

My daughter is presently enrolled at Johnny Matthew’s. The advanced hairdressing skills and training that she’s receiving are apparent. As a parent, I enthusiastically endorse what these guys are doing down at the hair school and I think it’s an amazing asset to hairdressing and barbering in the Salem area.

Christie Kammerer

The education I have received at this school has surpassed my expectations. I am so very glad to be apart of this establishment! The instructors have changed the face of learning hair, and have you jump right in as if you have been doing it for years. I have learned so much already just being here for four months. I can’t wait to finish off my year, and be the best hairdresser I can be.

S. Gorman

I love coming here everyday. Its a good environment with fun/loving people. It doesn't have that strict school vibe which makes it better. For the most part the prices are pretty good. The teachers are the sweetest most amazing people, I've told so many people about this place. Love it!


As a student at Johnny Matthew’s I believe I’m getting the best education there is. The atmosphere is great, and the teachers are very educated and personable. You will not want to go to any other school once you've toured Johnny Matthew’s Hairdressing School.

Amber Wynne

I am a transfer student from another school in the area (touted as the “best” one). I had been at that other school for over a year. I have been at Johnny Matthew’s for a week and I have learned more about advanced color and cutting than a year at my old school. If you are thinking of attending cosmetology school, this is the best one by far. Come here and you will learn how to do hair in today’s world, not just 1950′s perms and wet sets.

Sarah Davis Lilly

I'm currently attending Johnny Matthews and this is a school like no other. Not only do we get an excellent education that is hands on we have our instructors right there next to us for every client to make sure every customer leaves with fabulous hair and a smile.

Alysha Keene


Our quality is renowned and never lacking as we find a new look for you. Schedule an appointment and bring your hair back to life, giving it that wow factor.

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