Financial & Regulations

  • Q: Is Financial Aid available? What sort of aid is available to me?

    Yes, there is! Please refer to our Financial Aid page for details.

  • Q: Are you an Accredited school? What does that mean?

    Naccas-logo-black-150x150Yes. Aveda Institute Minneapolis is accredited by NACCAS – the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences. Accreditation means that a school has met national standards of educational performance that have been established by an impartial nongovernmental agency. The accrediting of schools by professional, national, and regional associations of like schools (schools with similar objectives and subject content) has long characterized the American educational scene. Through the years, accreditation of schools has been the most authoritative and reliable index of a school’s concern for integrity toward its students and quality education.

    If you’re considering more than one beauty school, be sure to ask each one whether they’re an accredited beauty school. That’s important because this accreditation makes it possible for students to get federal financial aid.

Student Life

  • Q: Will I gain event experience, such as, fashion shows, launches, charity events?

    Yes! Aveda Institute Minneapolis students may have the opportunity to participate in several educational and fun opportunities including the annual Earth Month Fashion Show and Shades of Pink Fashion Show, Edwin Neill Full Potential Student Competition, PBA’s Beacon and NAHA Awards, Earth Month Events, Community Events, and Job Fairs.

  • Q: What housing/parking options available?

    Please click here for details.

What Is Aveda?

  • Q: What differentiates Aveda from all the other product lines out there?

    The art and science of pure flower and plant essences is the core of Aveda. Our beauty products are alive with the life force of plants, and contain pure essential oils. our solutions are so powerful we call them purescriptions™. While we specialize in hair care, we offer other plant-based products—skin care, makeup, pure-fume™, aromas and lifestyle—that are all professionally developed, clinically tested, and go to exceptional lengths to be respectful of the earth. Our professional network, nearly 8,000 salons and spas worldwide, shares our commitment. Ever since a hairdresser named Horst Rechelbacher founded Aveda in 1978, our products have been harvested with respect for the earth, in harmony with the web of life.

  • Q: What is Aveda?

    Aveda is a global, environmentally pioneering company founded in 1978. A widely recognized, path-blazing brand of nature-based products for hair, skin, body and well-being. Beyond our reputation for retail excellence, we’re acclaimed for our salon/spa network—made up of like-minded industry trendsetters, award-winners, and educators, supported at every step of their creative and business growth.

    “Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.” – Horst Rechelbacher

Why Aveda Institutes?

  • Q: What makes Aveda Institute Minneapolis different from other beauty schools?

    You have a lot of choices out there, but the experience you’ll gain from Aveda Institute Minneapolis education prepares you for working with clients with real world clinic practice. With the Aveda methods behind everything we do, our students enter the industry with the necessary technical and professional skills. In fact, we often hear from salon owners that our new graduates surpass their more experienced service providers with other training backgrounds. The Aveda Institute Minneapolis also integrates health, wellness, and nutrition in the daily lives of our students, focusing on well-being of the student and client.

  • Q: Why get an Aveda Institute Minneapolis education?

    The Aveda difference is our holistic vision of what it means to be successful. More than teaching hair, skin care and body care techniques, our unique, salon-like environment puts you behind the chair in direct contact with clients, for personal, practical experience. We impart real-world retail and business skills, and strategic insights that help you find—and take best advantage of—the tremendous opportunities in beauty and wellness.

Career Paths

  • Q: What is the job placement rate after graduation?

    The job placement rate for students who completed the Cosmetology program is 93%.
    The job placement rate for students who completed the Esthiology program is 82%.
    The job placement rate for students who completed the Massage Therapy program is 85%.

  • Q: Do I have to work for an Aveda Salon/Spa if I graduate from an Aveda Institute?

    No, you are not limited to working in Aveda Salons/Spas as a graduate of Aveda Institute.

  • Q: Do you Help with Job Placement?

    Aveda Institute Minneapolis is connected with salons, spas, and Aveda Experience Centers nationwide. We will help you gain the knowledge you need with career fairs and self-promotional instruction. The institute’s curriculum includes training on professionalism, resume development, interview preparation, and job search skills. In addition, the institute’s Career Coach is available for individual appointments with students to discuss job searching, interview preparation, and to review students’ resumes. Nonetheless, Aveda Institute Minneapolis is primarily an institution of learning and does not guarantee job placement.

  • Q: Are my skills learned able to transfer into other non-Aveda lines?

    Yes! Although Aveda has its own special techniques within the basic technical skills, Aveda Institute Minneapolis stands out for the way the students incorporate value-added services of making every guest’s experience a part of their training. Aveda Institute Minneapolis teaches students how going above and beyond a basic requirement will help grow their business once graduated, providing them the essential technical skills as well as those “critical to success” soft skills.

  • Q: What kind of job opportunities are available?

    Career opportunities in the Cosmetology field include the following:
    Salon/Spa Industry
    • hair stylist
    • makeup artist
    • manicurist
    • sales representative
    • texture specialist
    • hair coloring specialist
    • salon/spa manager
    • salon/spa owner

    Education and Other Fields
    • instructor
    • state board member or inspector
    • educational director for a product manufacturer
    • consultant/trainer
    • school owner
    • freelance makeup artist
    • stylist or makeup artist for film, theater, fashion, or print
    • product development

    Career opportunities in the Esthiology field include the following:
    Salon/Spa Industry
    • esthetician
    • makeup artist
    • sales representative
    • salon/spa manager
    • salon/spa owner

    Education and Other Fields
    • instructor
    • state board member or inspector
    • educational director for a product manufacturer
    • consultant/trainer
    • paramedical esthetician
    • school owner
    • freelance makeup artist
    • makeup artist for film, theater, fashion, or print
    Career opportunities in Massage Therapy include the following:
    • massage and body-work specialist
    • spa and/or health club therapist
    • spa manager
    • spa owner
    • private practice
    • chiropractic and physical therapy clinic
    • sports massage

    Career opportunities in Massage Therapy include the following:
    • massage and body-work specialist
    • spa and/or health club therapist
    • spa manager
    • spa owner
    • private practice
    • chiropractic and physical therapy clinic
    • sports massage

Programs

  • Q: How long does program take to complete?

    The Cosmetology program is 1,550 hours and designed to take 46 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, 27% finished in 46 weeks. However, please note that this program length does not take into account holidays, student breaks, closure for weather related incidents, and excused absences. When taking those into account, it generally takes students approximately 53 weeks to complete the program, and 80% of our students finished in that timeframe.

    The Esthiology program is 600 hours and designed to take 18 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, 10% finished in 18 weeks. However, please note that this program length does not take into account holidays, student breaks, closure for weather related incidents, and excused absences. When taking those into account, it generally takes students approximately 22 weeks to complete the program, and 90% of our students finished in that timeframe.

    The Massage Therapy program is 600 hours and designed to take 18 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, 5% finished in 18 weeks. However, please note that this program length does not take into account holidays, student breaks, closure for weather related incidents, and excused absences. When taking those into account, it generally takes students approximately 22 weeks to complete the program, and 95% of our students finished in that timeframe.

  • Q: Do you use ipads or digital tablets?

    Yes – for every program, each student receives a new iPad when they begin class. The iPad is part of the student kit that must be purchased.

  • Q: What are the requirements to get in to Aveda Institute? How do I apply?

    Aveda Institute Minneapolis’ Admissions requirements:

    1. Have a career planning session with an Admissions Representative;
    2. Submit a completed enrollment application and $100.00 application fee;
    3. Provide proof of age (e.g., driver’s license, birth certificate, passport, etc.);
    4. Submit immunization record as required by Minnesota law (M.S. 135A.14);
    5. Pass the entrance assessment*;
    6. Submit a completed enrollment contract and after execution of the contract a $50 enrollment fee;]
    7. Submit your high school transcript with graduation date or a copy of your General Education Diploma (GED) transcript with completion date. (Note: If homeschooled provide evidence of completion of home schooling that state law treats as a home or private school. If the state issues a credential for home schooling, provide evidence of that credential); and
    8. If a Massage Therapy student, submit a massage waiver form.

    You will receive a written notice of acceptance or rejection. To schedule an informational interview, call the Admissions Department at (612) 378-7400 or (800) 274-6778, option 2.

    *If a student does not pass the entrance assessment, he or she will be given the opportunity to retake the assessment one time. If a student does not pass the entrance assessment the second time, he or she must wait six months before taking the assessment again.

  • Q: What is your class schedule? Do you offer a part-time program or evening classes?

    Aveda Institute Minneapolis offers two different full-time schedules for all Programs:

    Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (includes a 45 minute break)

    OR

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and every other Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (includes a 1-hour break)

  • Q: What is the cost to attend?

    The Cost of Education at Aveda Institute Minneapolis is:

    Cosmetology
    1,550 hour program
    Tuition 18,750
    Kit Fee $2,700
    Application Fee $100
    Enrollment Fee $50
    Tech Fee $250
    Total Cost $21,850*

    Esthiology
    600 hour program
    Tuition $9,950
    Kit Fee $1,800
    Application Fee $100
    Enrollment Fee $50
    Tech Fee $100
    Total Cost $12,000*

    Massage Therapy
    600 hour program
    Tuition $9,500
    Kit Fee $1,800
    Application Fee $100
    Enrollment Fee $50
    Tech Fee $100
    Total Cost $11,550*
    *Prices are subject to change without notice

  • Q: What programs do you offer?

    Aveda Institute Minneapolis offer the following Programs:

    • Cosmetology- Explore the latest styles and techniques in hair cutting and styling, skin care, nail care, and makeup
    • Esthiology- Learn specialized techniques to purify, balance, and renew the skin
    • Massage Therapy- Learn massage therapy, body care, and total body wellness, using both ancient techniques and state-of-the-art methods
  • Financial & Regulations

    Q: Is Financial Aid available? What sort of aid is available to me?

    Yes, there is! Please refer to our Financial Aid page for details.

    Q: Are you an Accredited school? What does that mean?

    Naccas-logo-black-150x150Yes. Aveda Institute Minneapolis is accredited by NACCAS – the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences. Accreditation means that a school has met national standards of educational performance that have been established by an impartial nongovernmental agency. The accrediting of schools by professional, national, and regional associations of like schools (schools with similar objectives and subject content) has long characterized the American educational scene. Through the years, accreditation of schools has been the most authoritative and reliable index of a school’s concern for integrity toward its students and quality education.

    If you’re considering more than one beauty school, be sure to ask each one whether they’re an accredited beauty school. That’s important because this accreditation makes it possible for students to get federal financial aid.

  • Student Life

    Q: Will I gain event experience, such as, fashion shows, launches, charity events?

    Yes! Aveda Institute Minneapolis students may have the opportunity to participate in several educational and fun opportunities including the annual Earth Month Fashion Show and Shades of Pink Fashion Show, Edwin Neill Full Potential Student Competition, PBA’s Beacon and NAHA Awards, Earth Month Events, Community Events, and Job Fairs.

    Q: What housing/parking options available?

    Please click here for details.

  • What Is Aveda?

    Q: What differentiates Aveda from all the other product lines out there?

    The art and science of pure flower and plant essences is the core of Aveda. Our beauty products are alive with the life force of plants, and contain pure essential oils. our solutions are so powerful we call them purescriptions™. While we specialize in hair care, we offer other plant-based products—skin care, makeup, pure-fume™, aromas and lifestyle—that are all professionally developed, clinically tested, and go to exceptional lengths to be respectful of the earth. Our professional network, nearly 8,000 salons and spas worldwide, shares our commitment. Ever since a hairdresser named Horst Rechelbacher founded Aveda in 1978, our products have been harvested with respect for the earth, in harmony with the web of life.

    Q: What is Aveda?

    Aveda is a global, environmentally pioneering company founded in 1978. A widely recognized, path-blazing brand of nature-based products for hair, skin, body and well-being. Beyond our reputation for retail excellence, we’re acclaimed for our salon/spa network—made up of like-minded industry trendsetters, award-winners, and educators, supported at every step of their creative and business growth.

    “Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.” – Horst Rechelbacher

  • Why Aveda Institutes?

    Q: What makes Aveda Institute Minneapolis different from other beauty schools?

    You have a lot of choices out there, but the experience you’ll gain from Aveda Institute Minneapolis education prepares you for working with clients with real world clinic practice. With the Aveda methods behind everything we do, our students enter the industry with the necessary technical and professional skills. In fact, we often hear from salon owners that our new graduates surpass their more experienced service providers with other training backgrounds. The Aveda Institute Minneapolis also integrates health, wellness, and nutrition in the daily lives of our students, focusing on well-being of the student and client.

    Q: Why get an Aveda Institute Minneapolis education?

    The Aveda difference is our holistic vision of what it means to be successful. More than teaching hair, skin care and body care techniques, our unique, salon-like environment puts you behind the chair in direct contact with clients, for personal, practical experience. We impart real-world retail and business skills, and strategic insights that help you find—and take best advantage of—the tremendous opportunities in beauty and wellness.

  • Career Paths

    Q: What is the job placement rate after graduation?

    The job placement rate for students who completed the Cosmetology program is 93%.
    The job placement rate for students who completed the Esthiology program is 82%.
    The job placement rate for students who completed the Massage Therapy program is 85%.

    Q: Do I have to work for an Aveda Salon/Spa if I graduate from an Aveda Institute?

    No, you are not limited to working in Aveda Salons/Spas as a graduate of Aveda Institute.

    Q: Do you Help with Job Placement?

    Aveda Institute Minneapolis is connected with salons, spas, and Aveda Experience Centers nationwide. We will help you gain the knowledge you need with career fairs and self-promotional instruction. The institute’s curriculum includes training on professionalism, resume development, interview preparation, and job search skills. In addition, the institute’s Career Coach is available for individual appointments with students to discuss job searching, interview preparation, and to review students’ resumes. Nonetheless, Aveda Institute Minneapolis is primarily an institution of learning and does not guarantee job placement.

    Q: Are my skills learned able to transfer into other non-Aveda lines?

    Yes! Although Aveda has its own special techniques within the basic technical skills, Aveda Institute Minneapolis stands out for the way the students incorporate value-added services of making every guest’s experience a part of their training. Aveda Institute Minneapolis teaches students how going above and beyond a basic requirement will help grow their business once graduated, providing them the essential technical skills as well as those “critical to success” soft skills.

    Q: What kind of job opportunities are available?

    Career opportunities in the Cosmetology field include the following:
    Salon/Spa Industry
    • hair stylist
    • makeup artist
    • manicurist
    • sales representative
    • texture specialist
    • hair coloring specialist
    • salon/spa manager
    • salon/spa owner

    Education and Other Fields
    • instructor
    • state board member or inspector
    • educational director for a product manufacturer
    • consultant/trainer
    • school owner
    • freelance makeup artist
    • stylist or makeup artist for film, theater, fashion, or print
    • product development

    Career opportunities in the Esthiology field include the following:
    Salon/Spa Industry
    • esthetician
    • makeup artist
    • sales representative
    • salon/spa manager
    • salon/spa owner

    Education and Other Fields
    • instructor
    • state board member or inspector
    • educational director for a product manufacturer
    • consultant/trainer
    • paramedical esthetician
    • school owner
    • freelance makeup artist
    • makeup artist for film, theater, fashion, or print
    Career opportunities in Massage Therapy include the following:
    • massage and body-work specialist
    • spa and/or health club therapist
    • spa manager
    • spa owner
    • private practice
    • chiropractic and physical therapy clinic
    • sports massage

    Career opportunities in Massage Therapy include the following:
    • massage and body-work specialist
    • spa and/or health club therapist
    • spa manager
    • spa owner
    • private practice
    • chiropractic and physical therapy clinic
    • sports massage

  • Programs

    Q: How long does program take to complete?

    The Cosmetology program is 1,550 hours and designed to take 46 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, 27% finished in 46 weeks. However, please note that this program length does not take into account holidays, student breaks, closure for weather related incidents, and excused absences. When taking those into account, it generally takes students approximately 53 weeks to complete the program, and 80% of our students finished in that timeframe.

    The Esthiology program is 600 hours and designed to take 18 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, 10% finished in 18 weeks. However, please note that this program length does not take into account holidays, student breaks, closure for weather related incidents, and excused absences. When taking those into account, it generally takes students approximately 22 weeks to complete the program, and 90% of our students finished in that timeframe.

    The Massage Therapy program is 600 hours and designed to take 18 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, 5% finished in 18 weeks. However, please note that this program length does not take into account holidays, student breaks, closure for weather related incidents, and excused absences. When taking those into account, it generally takes students approximately 22 weeks to complete the program, and 95% of our students finished in that timeframe.

    Q: Do you use ipads or digital tablets?

    Yes – for every program, each student receives a new iPad when they begin class. The iPad is part of the student kit that must be purchased.

    Q: What are the requirements to get in to Aveda Institute? How do I apply?

    Aveda Institute Minneapolis’ Admissions requirements:

    1. Have a career planning session with an Admissions Representative;
    2. Submit a completed enrollment application and $100.00 application fee;
    3. Provide proof of age (e.g., driver’s license, birth certificate, passport, etc.);
    4. Submit immunization record as required by Minnesota law (M.S. 135A.14);
    5. Pass the entrance assessment*;
    6. Submit a completed enrollment contract and after execution of the contract a $50 enrollment fee;]
    7. Submit your high school transcript with graduation date or a copy of your General Education Diploma (GED) transcript with completion date. (Note: If homeschooled provide evidence of completion of home schooling that state law treats as a home or private school. If the state issues a credential for home schooling, provide evidence of that credential); and
    8. If a Massage Therapy student, submit a massage waiver form.

    You will receive a written notice of acceptance or rejection. To schedule an informational interview, call the Admissions Department at (612) 378-7400 or (800) 274-6778, option 2.

    *If a student does not pass the entrance assessment, he or she will be given the opportunity to retake the assessment one time. If a student does not pass the entrance assessment the second time, he or she must wait six months before taking the assessment again.

    Q: What is your class schedule? Do you offer a part-time program or evening classes?

    Aveda Institute Minneapolis offers two different full-time schedules for all Programs:

    Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (includes a 45 minute break)

    OR

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and every other Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (includes a 1-hour break)

    Q: What is the cost to attend?

    The Cost of Education at Aveda Institute Minneapolis is:

    Cosmetology
    1,550 hour program
    Tuition 18,750
    Kit Fee $2,700
    Application Fee $100
    Enrollment Fee $50
    Tech Fee $250
    Total Cost $21,850*

    Esthiology
    600 hour program
    Tuition $9,950
    Kit Fee $1,800
    Application Fee $100
    Enrollment Fee $50
    Tech Fee $100
    Total Cost $12,000*

    Massage Therapy
    600 hour program
    Tuition $9,500
    Kit Fee $1,800
    Application Fee $100
    Enrollment Fee $50
    Tech Fee $100
    Total Cost $11,550*
    *Prices are subject to change without notice

    Q: What programs do you offer?

    Aveda Institute Minneapolis offer the following Programs:

    • Cosmetology- Explore the latest styles and techniques in hair cutting and styling, skin care, nail care, and makeup
    • Esthiology- Learn specialized techniques to purify, balance, and renew the skin
    • Massage Therapy- Learn massage therapy, body care, and total body wellness, using both ancient techniques and state-of-the-art methods

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: * Many of the Aveda Institutes listed herein are owned and managed by a party other than Aveda Corporation. These Institutes’ websites are made available to you on this Site for your convenience and information. Aveda Corporation is not responsible for the content of these third party Institutes’ sites or any statements made therein.