Columbus Esthetician School

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Owner / Manager, Hammer & Nails

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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.

Natasha Perkins

Salon Development Partner at Aveda

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I’ve always wanted to be a hairstylist.

Daniel Holzberger

Salon Owner, Award-Winning Stylist, Van Michael Salon

Atlanta, GA

At this point, I have worked editorial, I’ve done hair shows, I’ve done education for Aveda for years and years and years. I’ve worked behind the chair, I’ve owned salons , I’ve owned barber shops, I own a scissor company, I’ve even worked for Aveda in a warehouse. If you go into cosmetology your options are limitless, they really are.

Toni Robinson

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

Ashley Thomas

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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.

  • 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 Esthetics 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.

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.

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