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The Aveda culture

Comprehensive, diverse, all-inclusive curriculum

Job placement & career support

Creative opportunities in fashion & editorial

An eco-friendly, cruelty-free brand to be proud of

Keeping you safe

Aveda Institutes provide trustworthy, sanitized and safety-focused environments to learn, teach and enjoy student services.

Amazing careers start with Aveda

  • Jesse

    Jesse Ervin
    Toronto AI
    Editorial Stylist

  • Roxy

    Roxy Reaves
    Cinta AI
    Texture Jam featured artist

  • Erica

    Erica Choi
    New York AI
    Influencer 380k followers

  • Dottie

    Dottie Greene
    Columbus AI
    FY20 NAHA Student Stylist of the Year

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Gain valuable experience providing in-demand contemporary services to real clients. Aveda’s award-winning training curriculum teaches not only the essential foundations of hair cutting, color, texture, makeup application and nail care, but other important skills including business development, ergonomic body positioning, and how to work with confidence and purpose.

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Aveda Institute’s esthiology training combines age-old Ayurvedic knowledge with modern science, resulting in a truly holistic mind-body approach to skin care. Be prepared for technologies and techniques that clients are requesting in spas and skin-care clinics today. This program covers anatomy, physiology, chemistry, aromaology, facial massage, business skills and more.

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Massage Therapy

Learn a balanced curriculum of anatomy, physiology, pathology, reflexology, aromaology and more. Under supervision, practice and perform treatment sessions on real clients focusing on Swedish and deep tissue massage. Other skills in your curriculum include Aveda Spa Experience methods, wellness expertise, Ayurvedic wisdom, and business development.

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Color: @coloristdavis
Styling Lead: @chrisguidrydoeshair
Styling Assists: @_meauxshairs @marqedwardstyle @tatumneill
Makeup Lead: @sashaahart
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Creative Director: @ouiwegirl
Photographer: @mk.marykatherine
Model: @frecklesnola of

Aveda Institute graduates are among the

most sought-after in the industry.

Aveda Institute graduates are among the

Most sought-after in the industry.

Find support, inspiration, opportunity and a global family when you begin your career at the Aveda Institutes.

  • A curriculum with contemporary skills, diverse techniques and the business skills you need.
  • A worldwide network of employers, colleagues, mentors, teachers and visionaries.
  • Ongoing advanced education so you will #NeverStopLearning.

A brand to be proud of

  • Sustainable, fair-trade sourcing

  • Eco-friendly packaging

  • Clean-energy manufacturing

  • 100% Vegan & cruelty free products

  • Funding causes that matter*

*Causes like Clean Water—The Institute network has raised $6.3 million in support of Earth Month over the past decade.

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