Real-world prep for a rewarding career in beauty

Learn how to cut, color and style hair with our patented Aveda education methods and products. The Aveda Institute Cosmetology Program teaches additional Aveda techniques beyond what’s offered in other leading national textbooks, including a Texture Curriculum. It covers makeup art, nail care and business development to prepare you for earning, growing your career and maximizing your income.

Cosmetology Training Program at the Aveda Institute

What You Will Learn

The cosmetology school includes hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the concept of gaining and retaining clients.

Hair: @marqedward
Color: @coloristdavis
Styling Lead: @chrisguidrydoeshair
Styling assists: @_meauxshairs @marqedward @tatumneill
Makeup Lead: @sashaahart
Makeup Assist:
Creative Director: @ouiwegirl
Photographer: @mk.marykatherine
Model: @llaurenswan of

Career Paths

There are so many career opportunities with an Aveda Institute cosmetology diploma. Below are some of the paths you can explore:

Salon Stylist • Salon Owner • Salon Manager • Color Specialist • Updo Specialist • Extension Expert • Curly Hair Specialist • Bridal Specialist • Hotel or Cruise Ship Stylist • Personal Stylist • Makeup Artist • Lash or Brow Specialist • Fashion Show Stylist • Film, Theatre, Television Stylist • Editorial/Advertising Stylist • Brand Educator/Platform Artist • Artistic/Creative Director • Beauty Blogger/Influencer • Style Consultant • Hair, Makeup and Skin Specialty Retailers • Manufacturer/Product Inventor • Pure-fessional • Aveda Global Director • Institute Director

The Aveda Difference

Aveda Institutes produce some of the most talented cosmetology graduates in the industry. Between 2011 and 2020, Aveda Institute students represented 37 of the 50 NAHA Student Hairstylist of the Year nominees and 7 of the 10 winners!

Jon Reyman

The sky is the limit.

“What I’ve discovered in this industry is that if you’re smart, you work hard, you’re nice, you show up, you train, the sky is the limit.”

Jon Reyman, Aveda Institute Alumni, Owner of Spoke & Weal Salons

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