Chapel Hill Esthetician School

About Aveda Institute Chapel Hill

Aveda Institute Chapel Hill is located near the UNC campus in the “Triangle” area, comprised of Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill and Carrboro are known for their unique art and music scene, so when you’re not learning your craft, you can experience the best sports, dining, shopping and museums in North Carolina.

 

Great Stories Start at Aveda Institutes

Cindy Maxwell

Clinic Floor Team Lead at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

You only get one chance to go around in this world. Be happy & do what you love!

Savina N. Woods

Owner/Creator, Porcelain Doll Beauty

Charlotte, NC

I started Porcelain Dolls Beauty, which is a custom wig line. I have my own hair extension line as well, but my brand mostly focuses on women with hair loss issues, like alopecia, hair loss from chemo, and things of that nature.

Toni Robinson

Educator at Aveda Institute

Chapel Hill, NC

If you enjoy your work then it doesn’t matter how many hours you put into it.

Becca Daly

Corporate Education Team Lead at Nurtur Aveda Institutes

Cincinnati, OH

When I decided I was going to attend the Aveda Institute, I walked in and emmediately found my people... and I found my family!

Dottie Green

NAHA 2020 Student Hairstylist of the Year

Columbus, OH

I came in for a tour & immediately was greeted. It felt like home immediately. It was the best decision I could have made for my career.

Katie Hammonds

Education Manager at Aveda Fredric's Institute

Indianapolis, IN

Working on movie sets are moments that I’ll never forget.

Marie Pannell-Biggs

Educator at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

I was working at a beautiful salon where I met someone that invited me to do New York Fashion Week

Megan Bitterman

Educator at Aveda Institute Columbus

Columbus, OH

I went to a 4 year college... did corporate America for about 7 years and did not enjoy that grind whatsoever. I just did not feel the payoff. So, I found Aveda, took a tour and signed up!

Award winning education

We pride ourselves on providing high quality education to our students. Our Institutes and students have been honored by Modern Salon Magazine, the North American Hairstyling Awards, the Professional Beauty Association and more!

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ESTHETICS Program

600 hours | 21 weeks

Aveda Institute Chapel Hill's Esthetics Program teaches skin care, body care, waxing & makeup with an emphasis on high-touch techniques using high-tech delivery during spa clinic treatments. Upon completion, you will be ready to take the North Carolina licensing exam. 

Esthetics INSTRUCTOR Program

650 hours | 19 weeks

The Esthetics Instructor program in Chapel Hill, NC is offered at no additional charge only to a very limited number of Institute graduates. Individuals interested in participating in the Esthetics Instructor Program are encouraged to contact the Director. Please see the Course Catalog for more details. Our esthetics instructor training program consists of 650 hours of classroom and hands-on training combined. Students completing the instructor training program will receive the education necessary to become licensed as esthetics instructors.

Aveda Institute Virtual Learning

Virtual Class Starts Every 4 Weeks!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are able to offer a hybrid of online education (with a live educator) and in-person education at our facility. Our virtual starts mean that you will be able to take the first step toward a career in beauty without the wait. Your iPad-based virtual learning will include live education in haircutting theory, facial building, professional development, and more that will be the foundation for your hands-on education.

Federal Financial Aid

Federal student aid is available to qualified students. Those that qualify may be awarded a Pell grant, Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and/or Direct Parent Plus loan. In order to be considered for aid, a student must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The amount of financial aid that a student may be awarded is based on a student’s EFC (Expected Family Contribution), which is determined by his or her FAFSA application.

Aveda Institute Chapel Hill School Code – 041407

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Veterans Education Benefits

Students eligible for Veterans Education benefits may be able to use these funds to help finance their education. Our institute currently accepts all forms of Veterans Education benefits, with the exception of the yellow ribbon program. The school will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other instructional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from the VA.

For more information regarding Veterans Education benefits, contact VA’s National call center at 1-888-442-4551 or visit www.va.gov. For additional information, eligibility criteria, and instructions on how to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, visit www.gibill.va.gov.

  • YES. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are able to offer a hybrid of online education (with a live educator) and in-person education at our facility. Virtual classes start every four weeks. Learn the foundation of your education in Cosmetology online.

  • Depending on consistent attendance, it takes 21 scheduled weeks to complete the 600 hour Esthetics Program.

  • Depending on consistent attendance, it takes 21 scheduled weeks to complete the 600 hour Esthetics Program.

  • Throughout the year we offer a number of different schedules including a night school option to let students choose the schedule that works for them.

  • The cost for students at Aveda Institute Chapel Hill Esthetics Program is estimated at $16,345, which includes tuition, student kit charges and other expenses as well. (2020-2021)
     

  • To qualify for an Esthetics License in North Carolina, you must attend a licensed school and complete the state of North Carolina's minimum required training hours and then take the state's Esthetic board exams.

  • Esthiology is esthetics. Esthetics is the practice of skin care and related skin beautification. This can be by the means of a facial, body treatment, waxing, or even makeup application.


     

  • An Esthetician provides services focused on skin care including, but not limited to, skin treatments, facials, makeup application and hair removal.


     

  • Both occupations are licensed skin care specialists. Generally, Estheticians focus on cosmetic treatments, and Aestheticians’ roles are more medical.

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Each year, our Aveda Institutes select one deserving student to participate in a photoshoot with award-winning photographer Keith Bryce that is entered into the North American Hairstyling Awards for Student Hairstylist of the Year. In 2020 one of our Aveda Institute Columbus students, Dottie...

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Guide to Esthetics

Have you been debating on a career in Esthetics? Do you enjoy working with people, healing others, and educating on healthy skin care techniques?  Esthiology is the cosmetic practice of caring for one’s skin. Included are facials, makeup, skin treatment, and hair removal. As well as...

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