Why Aveda

Let yourself grow with Aveda. We're here to develop your abilities, creativity and desire. Our educators are the best in the business, with the tools and knowledge to help you succeed. We'll provide the foundational knowledge, practical training and business-building skills you need, all rooted in the Aveda mission of care and well-being.

Brief History

From the fashion runways of New York to hundreds of local neighborhoods, Aveda stylists practice virtually everywhere. In 1977, the first Aveda Institute opened its doors in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Today Aveda offers Cosmetology programs in over 60 North American locations. The Aveda Mission is core to all we do. Click here to learn more.

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Our higher purpose is to help you meet your full potential, from planning your career path to designing your life choices. Aveda Institutes students have gone on to accomplish their goals and more. They're the salon owners, makeup artists and massage therapists who create the modern world of beauty. With the skills you learn at an Aveda Institute, you'll be prepared to run your own business, work backstage at Fashion Week and provide caring, complete service for your guests.

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Check out some of the amazing opportunities the Aveda Institute Network students were able to participate in to give back to society as well as gain professional experience.

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Word of Mouth

The Aveda Institutes are a great place to begin your career in the worlds of wellness and beauty. But you don’t have to take our word for it - see what others are saying.

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Aveda Institutes Alumni Hall of Fame

The Aveda Institutes Hall of Fame showcases the talents and achievements of Aveda graduates in the beauty industry. All Hall of Fame Honorees have a long standing and successful career that is focused around their craft, education, and giving back to society. Learn more about our Aveda Institutes Hall of Fame Honorees below.

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Behind-The-Scenes At Aveda: Beauty, Life Style, Environment at Well-Being

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