Bluestone Cosmetology is located in a historic landmark building in Ellensburg, Washington, along with our companion institute, Bluestone Academy of Massage. The school is named after the Ellensburg Blue, a rare agate found in the Teanaway formation near Ellensburg and prized for its magical luster and incredible beauty.
Originally built in 1924 as a wet laundry, our 5,000-square-foot building was remodeled in 2003 to house Bluestone’s cosmetology salon and to serve as a continuing education center for both the cosmetology and massage therapy programs. The façade of the building was restored to maintain its historical character, while the interior was remodeled to provide students with a modern facility to enhance their learning experience.
The convenient location in downtown Ellensburg gives you easy access to many fine restaurants, shops, and theaters. Being a short distance to fabulous skiing and hiking areas makes Ellensburg an attractive place to live for outdoors enthusiasts. A beautiful two-hour drive over Snoqualmie Pass lands you in Seattle, a major hub for shopping, entertainment, and sports.
The two classrooms, a total of 1,300 + square feet, which double as the student clinic, include a 60-inch TV for viewing DVDs and VHS tapes, projector, screen, music system, and treatment areas. A break/dining room allows you a place to relax and eat. Walls of windows bath the interior with beautiful natural light.
The maximum class size is 10 students (a minimum 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio) to ensure each student receives personal attention from the instructors and teaching assistants.
Bluestone Academy of Cosmetology is truly an attractive, welcoming atmosphere in which to receive an excellent education that will impact your life for years to come.