Columbus Esthetician School

About Aveda Institute COLUMBUS

The Aveda Institute Columbus offers a unique esthetics 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 esthetics 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

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.

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.

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!

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.

Stefanie Fox Jackson

Owner at Canvas Salon and Skin Bar

Columbus, OH

I started cosmetology school when I was 18. I actually gave up a full ride academic scholarship four weeks in to college. When the Aveda Institute opened in Columbus, it was the very first school that was prestigious for beauty in the Columbus area. When a great school opened up I think it was giving me permission to make that decision.

Katie Hammonds

Education Manager at Aveda Fredric's Institute

Indianapolis, IN

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

Patrice Castleman

Esthetics Educator at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

I like to talk a lot & meet new people. Teaching has always come naturally.

Jesse Sullivan

Educator at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

To this day I still have some family members who don't qualify what I do as a career, but I don't let that bother me because I know that I'm affecting change in the world.

Esthetics Program

600 hours | 21 weeks

Aveda Institute’s Esthetics Program in Columbus, OH 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 Ohio state licensing exam.\

ADVANCED ESTHETICIAN Program

150 hours | 4 weeks

The Advanced Esthetician Program is offered at no additional charge only to graduates in good standing from the Aveda Institute Columbus Esthiology Program. The Advanced Program consists of both advanced training and hands-on experience. Advanced students work closely with the Director of Education and the Institute’s licensed instructors. 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.

ESTHETICIAN INSTRUCTOR Program

500 hours | 13 weeks

The Esthetician Instructor Programs are offered at no additional charge only to a very limited number of Institute graduates. Individuals interested in participating in the Esthetician Instructor Program are encouraged to contact the Director. Please see the Course Catalog for more details. The Esthetician 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.

Aveda Institute Columbus strives to create a thoughtful and highly functional design to enhance the student, guest, and team member experience. We operate at a high standard for environmental and community care that demonstrates authenticity to the Aveda mission. In 2021, the Aveda Institute Columbus was recognized as a finalist for the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) Golden School Awards for the Facilities catagory.

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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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We're excited to announce the 2024 Brilliant Future Scholarship Contest. This is an opportunity for graduating 2024 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 Columbus School Code – 041378

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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. 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 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.

  • We offer a number of different schedules to let students choose the schedule that works for them.

  • The cost for students at Aveda Institute Columbus Esthetics Program is estimated at $16,345, which includes tuition and other expenses as well. (2020)

  • To qualify for an Esthetics License 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 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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