Brown Aveda Institute:

Brown Aveda Institute offers the finest of the cosmetology, beauty and esthetics schools in Ohio. Bordering Cleveland, Ohio, the school offers a full curriculum of hair, skin and nail services including continuing education programs.





The Mentor campus of Brown Aveda Institute is located between Interstate 90 and Route 2 in Mentor, Ohio. The city of Mentor is twenty-one miles east of Cleveland and only five miles from the shores of Lake Erie. The community provides a safe, yet fast-paced environment for your education. The facility is a state-of-the-art beauty cosmetology school. Our modern facilities incorporate areas for student clinics, classrooms, dispensary, and separate designated areas for the study of spa services, including skin care and nail care. Students are trained in selling retail products as well as understanding the importance of providing the best customer service. Through Brown Aveda Institute’s acclaimed beauty and body care training courses and programs, you receive an education that not only develops expertise, it also builds confidence, the confidence that can lead you to an exciting career.

Institute Mission:

The Education Team’s mission is to prepare students with a quality education for a career in Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Therapy. We are dedicated to serving our clients in a professional manner with respect for the environment.

Brown Aveda students are proven achievers:

Brown Aveda Institute graduates enjoy some of the highest grade point scores in the state when tested by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. The Institute has a student passing rate for the state board test in the top 20% of all cosmetology schools in Ohio. The Institute is in the 90th percentile in graduation rates and Placement.

Cosmetology: In this comprehensive 1500 hour program, you will explore the latest styles and techniques in hair cutting, hair styling, skin care, nail care and makeup. From a foundation of theoretical knowledge, you will practice and perfect your technique and learn professional business building skills. Upon completion you will be prepared for a career as a hair stylist, makeup artist or salon owner. Tuesday-Saturday;9am-5pm;1500 hour program

Cosmetology Manager: The Cosmetology Manager program will provide instruction in all aspects of managing a salon or moving forward in owning a salon or spa. This combines our basic course with additional manager’s training. The manager course will also help you to further your education in becoming an instructor in Cosmetology. Tuesday-Saturday; 9am-5pm; 1800 hour program

Esthetics: In this 600 hour program, you will study international trends in makeup and specialized skin treatments. Through hands-on training you will learn to apply makeup, perform facials, waxing and other skin care treatments. You will learn extensive business building skills, providing the foundation you need for a career as a licensed esthetician or makeup artist. Tuesday-Friday; 9am-2:30pm and Saturday 8:15am-1:45pm; 600 hour program

Esthetics Manager: This 750-hour program combines the 600-hour basic course with the additional 150-hour managers training. During the basic training, you are educated in all aspects of skin care through practical experience (hands-on), theoretical knowledge (classroom learning) and professional business-building skills. Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 2:30 pm; Saturday: 8:15 am – 1:45 pm.

Nail Therapy: Entrepreneur Magazine listed the nail business as being one of the fastest growing opportunities. The nail curriculum is focused on the complete understanding of all nail care services as well as foot and hand care. By using products that are pure and natural, you will learn how to beautify the natural nail. Wednesday-Thursday 5:30pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-5pm; 300 hour program

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Brown Aveda Institute is proud to introduce a bright new exciting career in Cosmetology, Esthetics, or Nail Therapy. The founders of both campuses at Brown Aveda Institute (Nancy Brown, Ed Brown, and Holly Brown) as well as their staff have taken many steps to provide you with an environment which will give you the most rewarding learning experience of your adult career. We ask only for your commitment to excellence as we partner students and teachers to share knowledge. Brown Aveda Institute will provide you a quality education in Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Nail Therapy while teaching the principles of self-mastery, motivational people skills and an appreciation for the arts from which hair, makeup and nail art is born. Thank you for considering us in this journey into the world of Beauty. At Brown Aveda Institute we put your education and career first.