Our Training Programs

Aveda Institutes provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art education in the technical and business skills needed to launch a thriving career in Cosmetology, Esthiology, Massage and more. It begins with a strong foundation to ensure proficiency, a successful completion of your state licensing exam, and your inclusion in the global Aveda Network. Your dream career in beauty and wellness starts here.

Pick your path

Graduates of the Aveda Institute will leave with the necessary skills to obtain their diploma to practice in one of the below career paths.

The Aveda Institute network graduates over 7,000 students every year from our 63 schools. Programs vary by location, so please find the Aveda Institute nearest you for more information including class start dates, tuition and opportunities for scholarships and financial aid.


Gain valuable experience providing in-demand contemporary services to real clients. Aveda’s online-based training curriculum and hands-on learning 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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Alisa Halek-Schoenack

The best foundation you can get.

“I recruit from the Aveda Institute because I believe that the curriculum is the best foundation anyone can get. Whenever someone asks me why I do this, it’s because I believe that they will come away stronger people with a caring heart and will serve others very well.”

Alisa Halek-Schoenack, Aveda Institute Alumni

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: * The Aveda Institutes listed on this site are independently owned and operated by parties unaffiliated with Aveda Corporation. The information provided on this site is for convenience only, so please check each Institute's website for the most current and accurate information. Aveda Corporation is not responsible for the content contained on any Institute's website.