Class Start Dates – 2023

We’re happy to announce the start dates for new classes during 2023!

For all courses:


Free haircuts for Vets!

Glen Dow Academy appreciates the men and women serving in the armed forces – and there are A LOT of them living in and around Spokane! To say “thank you”, we are offering free haircuts to those who have served – or are currently serving – in any branch of the military.

Veterans who show their military ID on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays can get their hair cut at no charge. This applies both to scheduled appointments and walk-ins.

Thank you, veterans, for serving our country with such honor and bravery! Your dedication to our country is invaluable and appreciated!

Schedule an appointment at Glen Dow Academy!

Esthetics State Examination Rates for 2017

Congratulations to all our 2017 graduates! The passing rates for state examinations are in, and we are proud to announce that our student Estheticians are performing well above the Washington State average!

WA State Average
Basic Esthetics (750 hours):
Theory – 66.93%
Practical – 99.09%

Combined Esthetics (1200 hours):
Theory – 59.53%
Practical – 99.54%

Glen Dow Academy
Basic Esthetics (750 hours):
Theory – 90%
Practical – 100%

Combined Esthetics (1200 hours):
Theory – 82%
Practical – 100%

We like to Cut Loose at Glen Dow Academy

No doubt about it, learning cosmetology at Glen Dow Academy can be a lot of fun! The video shared below is one example of how we work together, we learn together, and we have fun together. We like to CUT LOOSE!

Glen Dow graduate Corinne Brown wins in Las Vegas!

Congratulations to Glen Dow Academy graduate, Corinne Brown for winning the gold medal in the Partner category at the 2015 Goldwell Global Zoom event in Las Vegas. The three day international competition was held at the Cosmopolitan Resort for world class artists from Goldwell and KMS.

” The competition began with photos entries inspired by the 2015 Traditional Rebels Collection, then the finalists from each participating country traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the live competition. Corinne and Harley will be part of the team that creates the 2017 collection, which will be unveiled next year in Sweden.(Read the details here)

Congratulations to Corinne! Here’s a Periscope video with her after the competition.

Still time to enroll for fall classes at Glen Dow Academy

Glen Dow November Classes

There is still time to get in on the action at Glen Dow Academy, Spokane’s nationally accredited school for Cosmetology, Esthetics and Manicuring. Because we are an accredited institution, we can offer students financial aid, including loans, grants and scholarships. And to top it all off, we boast a 91 percent placement rate!

We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our courses and programs. You can apply online for free, and set up an official visit before you begin classes.

We look forward to seeing you at Glen Dow Academy.

Take a virtual tour of Glen Dow Academy

When it comes to beauty schools and salons in the Northwest, Glen Dow Academy in Spokane, WA is among the most historical and well-respected educational institutions in the region. With more than 20,000 square feet of instructional space in bustling downtown Spokane, Glen Dow Academy prepares students to become licensed in Cosmetology, Manicuring and Esthetics. Courses include training in Advance Design, Retail Product Knowledge, People Skills and Business Management. The school’s award-winning instructors have decades worth of experience to guide students on the path to success.

If you are considering a career in the beauty industry, before you choose a school and set your course, we invite you to take a virtual tour of our campus. Afterwards, we invite you to apply online for free, and then set an appointment for an in-person tour to see first-hand what Glen Dow can do for you and your future.

We might also mention that Glen Dow Academy is an accredited institution, which means financial aid is an available option for our students. We have staff on-hand to guide you through the financial aid process.

Thanks for visiting our website! We look forward to seeing you in class very soon!


Glen Dow Graduate, Corinne Brown, wins First Place in the 2015 Goldwell Global Color Zoom Compitition in Las Vegas. See video highlights of the event here:

Glen Dow Academy Special


Fall time is pumpkin spice time! During the month of October Glen Dow Academy is offering a Buy-One-Get-One-1/2-Off special on pumpkin peel facials. Call now to make an appointment Tuesday through Saturday.

Booked Solid

Just a reminder to call and get your reservation for Paul D. September 22nd, 2015.

Here at Glen Dow Academy


Friday October 16th, 2015

Glen Dow will be hosting our first Cut It Out event.

Come get your haircut at Glen Dow and 100% proceeds goes to Cut It out foundation to raise awareness to stop domestic violence.

Join us to help “CUT IT OUT”

Hair cuts start at $7, haircut blow dry $10, and cut, dry, style $14