Education. Beauty. Renewal.

Filling the niche of quality spa care in an educational environment, the Imani Institute of Cosmetology (formerly Oregon Institute of Aesthetics) offers renewal in every sense of the word.  It is more than just a great school.  It is an upscale spa in a private and serene environment, offering full-service hair, nail and esthetics programs with individualized curriculum in a hands-on clinical setting. Choose one, two or all programs for complete cosmetology certification.

At Imani Institute of Cosmetology we offer a highly integrated cross training curriculum designed to prepare you for an upscale cosmetology career.  It includes theory and practical instruction, plus hands-on experience with real clients in a professional setting. A cosmetologist is someone on the cutting edge of trends and styles in hair and beauty techniques, and they can transform their clients from average to spectacular in one sitting.

Esthetics Program

Skin care is one of the fastest growing segments in the beauty industry. A quality education in the field of esthetics is the number one way to optimize your marketability and grow your business. In the ever-changing and exciting world of skin, esthetics students will learn the range of spa facials and body treatments to medical specialties such as peels, and microdermabrasion.

Hair Program

IIC offers a multi-faceted and dynamic education in Hairstyling.  From the moment you start school and throughout, your education is geared to prepare you for an exciting career in hair design. Students learn the latest trends in hair sculpting for the perfect cut, how to achieve brilliant color with foil and formulation techniques, and styling to have your client ready for any event.

Nail Program

Prepare to become a highly trained professional for this growing industry. Our hands-on Nail Program will instruct students in all areas of nail care, including practical applications.  Our full program of nail beautification and artistry prepare the student  to be a professional in the field as a Nail Tech. Professionalism is achieved through pride, competency and efficiency.

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Imani Institute is the Beyonce’ of Cosmetology Schools!
— Candis (2014 Graduate)
I have found my passion through the education I was given at Imani Institute. I wouldn’t change my decision for anything, and I’m confident in everything my instructors taught me!
— Tessa (2014 Graduate)
Thank you so very much for the wonderful experience and support while going through the esthetics program. All of your extra guidance & advice made me feel ready to go out and get right to work. I’m so happy that I chose Imani for my training. You are all so very awesome!!! Not only do I feel like I received superior training, but a great connection for resources, extra support, and friendships!
— Amy (2013 Graduate)
No other school provides one-on-one instruction like IIC. The staff is friendly, caring and thoughtful to create a personalized education for each student. Building my resumé was easy because of my training and advanced classes.
— Ivy (2014 Graduate)
I feel the education I received was beyond any other cosmetology school in Southern Oregon. Not only did I get a good education, but all the instructors and students were welcoming. I feel like they were there for me to turn to when I needed them for help or instruction. The facility is very professional, organized and hip. I would recommend this institute to anyone. I loved my time there.
— Chandler (2014 Graduate)
Imani is the ultimate cosmetology school! The instructors and staff go above and beyond to ensure your education doesn’t just meet state requirements, but prepares you above and beyond for a lucrative career.
— Erika (2014 Graduate)