Columbus Manicurist Program

NAIL ESTHETICS Program

200 hours | 7 weeks

The Nail Esthetics Program is not currently offered. Check back for updates!

The Nail Esthetics Course is offered at no additional charge only to graduates in good standing from the Aveda Institute Columbus Esthiology Program.  Students in the Nail Esthetics course learn the fundamentals of natural and artificial nail care, and massage techniques for the hands and feet. Students will learn the care of healthy nails, manicure, pedicure, and table set-up. The understanding and application of rules and laws governing nail esthetics in the state of Ohio are the foundation of program.

The Aveda Institute Columbus Nail Esthetics Course is offered only to graduates in good standing from the Aveda Institute Columbus Esthiology Program. The Nail Esthetics course is not offered to the general public at this time.

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 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jake Ivins

Cosmetology Educator at Aveda Institute

Chapel Hill, NC

It’s about the students & watching them grow. That’s where my satisfaction & fulfillment comes from.

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.

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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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.

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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  • Depending on consistent attendance, it takes 7 scheduled weeks to complete the 200 hour Nail Esthetics program.

  • Depending on consistent attendance, it takes 7 scheduled weeks to complete the 200 hour Nail Esthetics program. Upon completion, you will be ready to take the Ohio Licensing Exam.

  • Depending on consistent attendance, it takes 7 scheduled weeks to complete the 200 hour Nail Esthetics program.

  • Tuition for the Nail Esthetics Program at Aveda Institute-Columbus is offered at no additional cost to graduates of our esthetics program in good standing from the Aveda Institute Advanced. Manicuring is included in our cosmetology program and no additional classes are needed for graduates of that program.

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