Cinta Aveda Institute, San Francisco:

Your San Francisco Beauty School! If you’re looking for an opportunity to express your creativity and establish a solid professional career, then becoming a hair stylist or esthetician could be your calling. 

Cinta Aveda Institute believes education should go beyond technical skills. Learning is about more than mastering a craft. It’s about growing as an individual — at your own pace, in your own way. Located in cosmopolitan downtown San Francisco, Cinta Aveda is the place to express your creativity, establish a solid professional career and discover the world of opportunities that await.

Cinta Aveda Institute offers career training programs in Cosmetology and Esthetics, CIDESCO and Barbering, each specially designed to ensure your success in the professional beauty industry. Cinta Aveda Institute can train you to become a hair stylist, makeup artist, skin care specialist and more.

The Institute mission:

Our mission at Cinta Aveda Institute is to cultivate our industry’s next leaders. By providing quality education and encouraging the continuous quest for knowledge and growth, we set the stage for excellence. We train our students with the skills to thrive in the beauty industry while teaching environmental sustainability; creating a team of inspired, artistic, and prepared future beauty and wellness professionals.

The Cinta Aveda Institute provides a quality professional education by:

  • creating an environment of trust and respect.
  • encouraging a commitment to teamwork.
  • promoting personal and professional development.
  • inspiring the continuous quest for knowledge and growth.
  • preparing students for licensing in their chosen fields of study.
  • by supporting our students in this manner, we enable them to provide service that exceeds our clients’ expectations.


Express your creativity and talent in hair, skin and nail care and makeup application. Our cosmetology course incorporates hours of extensive hands-on learning to provide you a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to succeed as a licensed cosmetologist.


Prepare for an exciting future in skin care with Cinta Aveda Institute. Our Esthiology curriculum provides skin care training with an emphasis on using pure flower and plant essences in treatments. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to succeed as a licensed esthetician.


In the field of Esthetics and Beauty Therapy, the most prestigious qualification that can be earned is the certification by the Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie—CIDESCO. Based in Switzerland and founded over 65 years ago, CIDESCO is the world’s premiere spa and beauty certification authority. As an international trade organization with affiliates in 33 countries, CIDESCO sets the world-wide standard for the training of beauty therapists.


The revival of the urban barber shop has been sweeping the nation over the past few years and continues to build strength! In the Barbering Program you will learn the study of hair and its many forms and structures. Through hands on training, you will discover the different types of hair and facial hair as it pertains to ethnicity, curliness, thickness, and manageability.