Cincinnati Makeup Classes

We’re passionate about beauty and making sure that our graduates are as prepared as possible to succeed in the beauty industry. Our partnership with MUD also allows for continuing education post-graduation for Level II and Level III MUD Makeup Certifications, as well as credit toward attending the MUD Campuses in either New York or Los Angeles.

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Level I MUD Makeup Artist Certification

84 hours | Included in Cosmetology Program

The Level I MUD Makeup Artist Certification is offered at no additional charge to students enrolled in the Cosmetology Program at Aveda Fredric's Institute Cincinnati. We’re passionate about beauty and making sure that our graduates are as prepared as possible to succeed in the beauty industry. Our partnership with MUD also allows for continuing education post-graduation for Level II and Level III MUD Makeup Certifications at MUD Campuses in either New York or Los Angeles.

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.

Jake Ivins

Educator, Aveda Institute Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

Any opportunity I have to make someone else feel good, you know, my cup overflows. I just love helping people just to feel and look their best.

Katja Geisler

Educator at Aveda Fredric's Institute

Indianapolis, IN

When I was younger I thought I wanted to be a singer, then I wanted to be a model, then I wanted to be a fashion designer, then I wanted to be a journalist... I went through so many things, and hairstylist was never on the radar initially.

Katie Hammonds

Education Manager at Aveda Fredric's Institute

Indianapolis, IN

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

Bethany Brown

Education Manager at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

Being a cosmetologist is something I’m passionate about, but my real purpose is to educate people.

Sam Williams

Educator at Aveda Fredric's Institute

Indianapolis, IN

Seeing how the instructors interacted with the students & wanted them to succeed inspired me to want to be that person.

Mia Dinh

Owner / Manager, Hammer & Nails

Hollywood, CA

I wanted to be an artist, I wanted to be a teacher, and as I got older, I wanted to be a therapist. Being a hair stylist allowed me to be all of those things.

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.

About Aveda Fredric's Institute

The Aveda Fredric’s Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Our students are educated by accomplished professionals, using innovative curriculums that blend professional techniques with retail and business-building skills.

The Aveda Fredric’s Institute emphasizes personal well-being as well as environmental responsibility. Using Aveda pure flower and plant essences and plant-based products, we affirm the relationship between personal beauty, wellness and the environment.

The Aveda Fredric’s Institutes are part of the Nurtur Aveda Institutes family. Their dedication to Aveda and its network of salons and spas is exemplified by their commitment to educating future professionals at the Aveda Fredric’s Institute.

Hybrid on-campus/online education!

We are now offering hybrid learning for our cosmetology and esthetics programs. The combination of online and on-campus education mixes technology with traditional education techniques to provide a cutting-edge learning experience. Your virtual learning will include professional development, haircutting theory, and more that will be the foundation for your hands-on education.

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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  • Level II MUD Makeup Artist Certification

    Offered at MUD Campuses in New York and Los Angeles

    After completing Level I, the student may progress into more advanced areas of make-up by enrolling in a MUD Campus in New York or Los Angeles for Level II. At this level, students will be exposed to areas of fashion, print, film, television and bridal make-up applications. Students will learn the latest trends and techniques including airbrush makeup, bridal makeup, studio makeup and high fashion makeup. Graduates of Level II will have the opportunity to move on to Level III MUD Artist Certification including Essentials of Hair and Portfolio Development.

    AIRBRUSH

    35 hours 

    Airbrushing has become one of the premier ways of applying make- up. In this course, the airbrush is de-mystified. Students are shown how to properly care for and maintain it. In addition, students will study the techniques necessary to do beautiful, flawless beauty make-up. Learn the techniques that are being required by the major studios, as well as demanding clients.

    BRIDAL MAKE-UP

    21 hours 

    With a focus on the lucrative world of weddings, the Bridal Make-up Artistry Course takes the student from consultation to the creation of a bride’s perfect look. The Bridal Course begins with the idea that a successful wedding make-up application starts with a clear plan for the bride and her family. From there, students learn both business and additional make-up techniques required to be successful in the bridal business.

    Studio MAKE-UP

    35 hours 

    With the dramatic increase of new technology in video production for internet and cable broadcast, production can be found in all markets worldwide. Unique considerations are required for applying make-up for these types of media. In the Studio Make-up Course, students learn to apply camera-ready make-ups for everything from a natural to a full glamour look.

    High Fashion MAKE-UP Trends

    35 hours 

    Learn the techniques employed by professional make-up artists working in advertising and editorial. In this course, students will learn how to work on set, design make-ups that can be used in fashion or editorial, and learn what a professional photographer requires
    to create imagery that stands out from the rest. Students will also develop an eye for make-up and learn what to look out for in their own pictures.

  • Level III MUD Makeup Artist Certification

    Offered at MUD Campuses in New York and Los Angeles

    All cosmetology students will receive a Level I Make-up Artist Certification at no additional cost, with the option for further MUD Certifications upon graduation. Beauty Essentials was written as an introduction to beauty make-up. In this intensive 84-hour course, students learn how to apply beauty make-up and the theory behind it. These first 84-hours should be viewed as the bare minimum to learn beauty make-up.

    Essentials of hair

    70 hours 

    This course concentrates on the basic fundamentals of hairstyling, from simple blow-drying techniques to creating elaborate hairstyles. Students will learn to create modern styles – as well as edgy and cre- ative hair designs – using hot tools and roller sets. This course incor- porates daily projects and skill-building sessions to encourage learning by practice. As part of this course, students are required to complete hair and make-up projects, which relate to on-the-job experience.

    Portfolio Development

    35 hours 

    Students are pushed to their creative limits in this high paced course. This course recreates the real world environment in which students will be working. We will guide the student as they design and create looks for multiple photo-shoots. Students will work with professional models and photographers to create a professional quality portfolio.

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 CINCINNATI SCHOOL CODE – 038373

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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.

  • In the state of Ohio, one must be a licensed Cosmetologist or Esthetician to provide eyelash services.

  • In order to be a makeup artist in the state of Ohio, one must be a licensed Cosmetologist or Esthetician.

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