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

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.

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

Olivia Ochs

Professional Development at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

I know what it feels like to be in school and work a full-time job, and what it feels like to do the long daysand to work through feeling nervous.

Chloe Steverson

Stylist, Nurtur Salon + Spa

Columbus, OH

I didn’t even tour any other schools.  I knew that I wanted to go to Aveda because I believed in the products and what the company stood for.

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!

Johnny Haeger

Celebrity & Freelance Stylist, Self-Employed

New York, NY

Its great being my own boss but I don’t think I would have been able to do any of that without the ton of education and foundation I received from Aveda

Natasha Perkins

Salon Development Partner at Aveda

Indianapolis, IN

I’ve always wanted to be a hairstylist.

Becca Goodson

Education Manager

Aveda Institute Chapel Hill

I don't want to be anywhere near the mold. I just want to be me and I want to help other people be themselves.

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.

We're excited to announce the 2022 Brilliant Future Scholarship Contest. This is an opportunity for graduating 2022 high school seniors starting our cosmetology program in June, July, or August to be awarded a scholarship toward their education!

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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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