Bend Grad Named “Esthetician of the Year”

Congratulations to Samantha Morrow, who was named “Esthetician of the Year” by her company, Massage Envy. Samantha graduated from our Bend Campus and we are so proud of her great work and this amazing accomplishment!   Recognizing best-in-class service across the network, Massage Envy Spa’s Therapist of the Year program is an annual award encompassing a network of more than 1,000 Massage Envy Spa locations in the United States. From a group of dedicated and caring staff of more than 25,000 professional massage therapists and estheticians, winners were recognized for their high levels of professionalism, exceptional client care and consistently […]

Samantha Morrow, Bend Campus Graduate


Jr. Style Stars 1st Place Winner! 1

CONGRATULATIONS RUTH ROGERS! Our very own Ruth at Phagans’ Central Oregon Beauty College in Bend was just announced as the FIRST PLACE WINNER in the Jr. Style Stars National Bridal Competition! Ruth is the recipient of $50,000 in cash and prizes! We’re so proud of you!

Open House Special Event! 1

Please join us! • May 14, 2015 • 5 – 7 pm Drop in during the OPEN HOUSE at one of our six locations and learn about CAREERS in the Professional Beauty Industry. We’re passionate about what we do, and we want to show you what we’re all about. Come and see our campus for yourself, meet our staff and students and find out what it takes to get started. Hair Design, Barbering, Nail Technology, Esthetics – we’ll have booths where you can explore our programs. We’d love to meet you, and we want to hear why you’re interested in […]

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Beauty Changes Lives Honors Leo Passage

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We’re proud to be Pivot Point member schools and we’re very pleased that this past weekend, the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation posthumously honored Pivot Point Founder, Leo Passage with the 2015 Legacy Award. The event, hosted by Cosmetologists Chicago, America’s Beauty Show, and Pivot Point International, Inc., commemorated the outstanding life and accomplishments of Leo Passage, the founder of Pivot Point International, Inc., for his contributions to the beauty industry and his remarkable vision in cultivating NextGen talent. His wife Lenie and son Robert Passage received the Legacy Award from Beauty Changes Lives founder Lynelle Lynch, and explained how Leo […]

Nail Program Scholarship – Win $5000 Tuition! 4

Up to $50,000 in Student Scholarship Funds Available- Applications Due March 23, 2015 Applications for the BCL | CND | Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Program are due March 23, 2015. This scholarship program is for prospective and newer students entering a nail program at an AACS member school. Ten winners will receive 100% of their program tuition costs funded (up to $5,000). The scholarship, offered through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, is for all students with program start dates between January 12, 2015 & June 8, 2015. Eligible enrollment dates: Jan 12, 2015 – June 7, 2015 Ten winners will […]

BCL Nail Scholarship

Pedicures are in demand for summer

Summer Nail Season – Act Now!

Hey Phagans’ Grads – if you graduated in hair and/or esthetics but didn’t take nails, we want to be sure you know about a great opportunity. Expand your skills to build business: Summer is coming, and with it increased demand for nail services. Manicures, pedicures, gel nails – these are the services everyone wants for summer.  Did you know that if you’re already certified in Hair Design and/or Esthetics that you can return to complete Nails in just 350 hours?  If you’re certified in Oregon, you don’t have to repeat Career Development or Safety & Sanitation, so in just about […]

Holiday Contest Winner Photos! 1

We’re so pleased to have been able to provide free day of beauty services to our very deserving Holiday Contest Winners!  Check below for some of the great results and happy winners.  Thank you everyone for participating.    

Holiday Contest Beauty Services

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Longing for some REAL CONNECTION?

We love social media, and yet in today’s world, it can too often replace real connection between people. Below is a great video reminding us about the importance of putting down that cell phone and really connecting with people. In the beauty industry, we are lucky to be in one of the few professions where we get to interact with other people face to face and touch them. Our experiences in providing services to our guests leaves them looking wonderful and feeling better about themselves. We’re grateful for the difference we get to make in other people’s lives, and how […]

Waxing with Judy! Spotlight on Phagans’ Grad & New Author Judy Zifka 4

With the publication of her new book, “What Every Waxer Needs to Know About Inflammation,” professional waxer and Phagans’ Grad Judy Zifka delivers a fascinating new explanation of inflammation, and then demonstrates how waxers can use this knowledge to improve client care and grow their business. Judy recently visited her Alma Mater, Phagans’ Central Oregon Beauty College, and presented some of her great strategies for reducing inflammation during waxing services.  Judy shared her knowledge and experience with our students and inspired us with not only her great passion for waxing, but also with her tips about things she had to […]

What Every Waxer Needs To Know About Inflammation by Judy Zifka


The Beauty Industry: We Get to Be a Part of People’s Lives 5

Erin Brasher is a successful graduate of our Bend Campus and has been doing some great work at SuperCuts in Bend.  Her recent Facebook post about her experience with a special client is inspiring and a great reminder about some of the things we’re lucky enough to get to share with people through the fabulous professional beauty industry: I met someone really special today. My first client of the day. Walks in with long hair and showed me a picture of a pixie she would like. Asked her if she was ready for such an extreme change. She replied that […]