Columbus Cosmetology School

About Aveda Institute COLUMBUS

The Aveda Institute Columbus offers a unique cosmetology school learning environment through hands-on, real-world experience. Located in Columbus, Ohio, we inspire students to exceed expectation and seek lifelong learning beyond the traditional classroom. Aveda believes that education encompasses more than learning basic technical skills. Our cosmetology curriculum is specifically designed to prepare beauty school students for the state licensing examination and allow them to learn the technical, personal and business skills necessary to work in a professional salon environment.

 

Great Stories Start at Aveda Institutes

Ashley Thomas

Educator at Aveda Fredric's Institute

Indianapolis, IN

Cosmetology was something I had thought about, but I had never seriously considered because I thought it was just a non-starter. Then I heard about the Aveda Institute and it just wouldn't leave my mind once I heard about it.

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.

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.

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!

Levi Gragg

Senior Stylist, Nurtur Salon + Spa

Columbus, OH

It was one of the first times I thought, oh my god this is a career that I haven’t thought about that opens up a lot of doors for me.

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!

Sunny Sutton

Esthetics Team Lead at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

I've always loved makeup. I grew up doing makeup on myself and my friends and thought "I'm gonna go be a makeup artist." Instead I ended up finding what is a truer passion.

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.

Cosmetology Program

1500 hours | 52 weeks

Express your creativity and talent in hair, skin, nail care and makeup application. Our cosmetology program at the Aveda Institute Columbus incorporates 1,500 hours of extensive hands-on learning to provide you a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Upon completion, you will be ready to take the Ohio state licensing exam. All cosmetology students will receive Level I MUD Makeup Certification with the option for further MUD Certifications upon graduation.

ADVANCED COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM

300 hours | 8 weeks

The Advanced Cosmetology Program in Columbus, OH is offered at no additional charge only to graduates in good standing from the Aveda Institute's Cosmetology Program. The Aveda Institute Advanced Cosmetology Program provides knowledge that the State requires for Managing Cosmetology. Upon completion you will be ready to take the Ohio State licensing exam.

Cosmetology INSTRUCTOR Program

1000 hours | 26 weeks

The Cosmetology Instructor program is offered at no additional charge only to a very limited number of Institute graduates. Individuals interested in participating in the Cosmetology Instructor Program are encouraged to contact the Director. Please see the Course Catalog for more details. The Cosmetology Instructor Program consists of both advanced training and hands-on experience. Trainees work with the Director and with experienced educators who hold a variety of advanced Aveda certifications. Training includes the study of adult learning styles and education techniques, presentation skills, and classroom management. Trainees also learn and practice lesson planning and test creation and security. The understanding and application of rules and laws governing cosmetology in the state of Ohio are the foundation of both the theory and practice components of the program.

Night Program

We’re excited to announce the launch of a night option for our cosmetology program. This gives you flexibility during the day as you pursue your new career in the evenings. Enrollment is now open! request info with the form below to learn more about our night program!

Hybrid Cosmetology and Esthtetics Education

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!

See our awards

Photos by Keith Bryce

We're excited to announce the 2021 Brilliant Future Scholarship Contest. This is an opportunity for graduating 2021 high school seniors starting our cosmetology program in June, July, or August to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship toward their education!

More Info

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 Columbus School Code – 041378

Complete the FAFSA Online
My FAFSA PIN

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. 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. Hybrid classes start every four weeks. Learn the foundation of your education in Cosmetology online.

  • Depending on consistent attendance, it takes 52 scheduled weeks to complete the 1500 hour Cosmetology Program consisting of Hair, Skin, Nail Care, and Makeup Application.

  • Depending on consistent attendance, it takes 52 scheduled weeks to complete the 1500 hour Cosmetology Program consisting of Hair, Skin, Nail Care, and Makeup Application. . Upon completion, you will be ready to take the Ohio Licensing Exam.

  • Depending on consistent attendance, it takes 52 scheduled weeks to complete the 1500 hour Cosmetology Program consisting of Hair, Skin, Nail Care, and Makeup Application. . Upon completion, you will be ready to take the Ohio Licensing Exam.

  • At Aveda Institute Columbus, you can choose to attend three, four, or five days a week. Also a night program for Cosmetology is available. 

  • The cost for students at Aveda Institute Columbus is estimated at $25,789, which includes tuition, student kit charges and other expenses as well. (2020-2021)

  • To qualify for cosmetology licensure in Ohio, you must attend a licensed school and complete the state of Ohio's minimum required training hours and then take the state's cosmetology board exams.

  • High School Diploma, GED, or Home-School Transcript required.

  • Hair cutting, hair styling, hair color, skin care, makeup, nails, waxing and more!

  • Cosmetology is the art and science of implementing cosmetic treatments to people's hair, skin, and nails. A cosmetologist is an expert in applying cosmetic procedures, therapies, and treatments.

  • Cosmetologists are commonly found working in salons, Estheticians are typically found in spas. While they share common ground, cosmetologists provide a wide variety of beauty services that are more focused around hair and estheticians focus on skin care services.

  • Cosmetologists learn everything about hair, but they often learn other services in the fields of esthetics and nails. Barbering is limited to men’s hair care and grooming.

  • Cosmetology school and beauty school are just different names for the same education.

  • Currently, some states allow a percentage of your cosmetology program to be done online. The percentage allowed for online education varies by state.

Cosmetology Blog

Alisha Kemp Named 2021 Student Hairstylist of the Year

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...

NAHA 2021 Submissions Open!

The North American Hairstyling Awards is the most prestigious professional beauty competition in North America, and honors the salon industry’s top artists – who push the boundaries of skill and creativity. This year there will be 14 categories of excellence, which we will be...

10 Reasons Beauty School Might Be For You

Once you have secured a cosmetology license, the possibilities are endless. The beauty industry has an abundance of different career paths you can venture down. If you are wanting to dive into this industry, there are some essential characteristics you should have in order to kill it in this...

Create a Killer Beauty Instagram Account with these Tips

Instagram is a place for your creativity and brand to flourish. It’s also a great social media platform to use to gain clients. Are you ready to stake your claim as an influencer on Instagram? Check out these tips to get started. Create Your Brand Take some time and determine what you...

What it’s Like at Beauty School

So you have decided to make the jump and follow your dreams in beauty, creativity, and helping others feel confident and beautiful? Get ready to express your creativity with an award-winning cosmetology program at Aveda Institutes. What can be expected when you attend beauty school?  At...

avedacolumbus

Get the Skills to be a Beauty Professional