More than a Beauty School - The Aveda Institute Des Moines is more than a beauty school. We are Iowa’s award-winning, accredited, cutting edge, eco-friendly Cosmetology and Spa Institution dedicated to shaping the future of beauty, our industry, and the world we live in. The mission is achieved based on principles of: TRUST & RESPECT, TEAMWORK, PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, KNOWLEDGE & GROWTH, EXCELLENT SERVICE
Cosmetology Program OVERVIEW
1550 hours | 44 weeks
The training program provides theoretical study which serves as the foundation of the student’s education. Practical experience builds on classroom theory to provide the essential technical training of a salon professional. Each phase of the students’ education emphasizes a different combination of fundamental cosmetology subject matter. The Cosmetology program is comprised of hair and scalp treatments, hair shaping, hair arranging, chemical waving and relaxing, hair coloring, facial treatments and skin care, hair removal, natural nail care, and acrylic nails. The program also provides instruction in Des Moines, Iowa law, safety, and sanitation, as well as personal/business development and career management.
The objective of this program is to prepare the students for the state licensing examination in Cosmetology and to provide appropriate and comprehensive training thereby enabling them to enter the field of Cosmetology. Graduates of the program will be employable as salon service providers, salon sales representatives, salon owners/managers, business managers, industry educators, and freelance artists. The Aveda Institute graduate will receive a diploma in Cosmetology and will be prepared to enter the industry with a higher than average skill level.
The program is taught using several different types of instructional methods such as lectures, videos, hands-on techniques, demonstrations, overheads, power points, and internet research.