Des Moines Esthetician School

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

Esthetics Program OVERVIEW

Our course is a 600-hour program covering the varying levels of skincare and esthiology from chemistry, make-up, aromaology, facial massage, clinical treatments, personal/career development, and how to perform facials, waxing, and make-up application.

Program Objective

The Esthiology curriculum provides skincare training with an emphasis on using pure plant essences for treatment. The program prepares the student for the state licensing examination in Esthiology by appropriate and comprehensive training, thereby enabling graduates to enter the field of Esthiology in Des Moines, Iowa. Upon completion, students will have the skills to seek employment as a skincare specialist, make-up artist, and waxing professional, with knowledge of Aveda products and spa techniques. Graduates will receive their diploma in Esthiology. Contact our team of experts today to learn more.

Instructional Methods

The program is taught using several different types of instructional methods such as iPad curriculum, hands-on techniques, demonstrations, classroom learning, visuals, and research.

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Cindy Maxwell

Clinic Floor Team Lead at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

You only get one chance to go around in this world. Be happy & do what you love!

Aubrey Cole

Marketing Team Lead at Nurtur Aveda Institutes

Loveland, OH

When I toured the Aveda Institute I felt this energy in my soul that said this is the environment I want to be in.

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.

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.

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.

Natasha Perkins

Salon Development Partner at Aveda

Indianapolis, IN

I’ve always wanted to be a hairstylist.

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

Patrice Castleman

Esthetics Educator at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

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

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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We pride ourselves on providing high quality education to our students. Our Institutes and students have been honored by American Association of Cosmetology Schools, Salon Today Magazine, Modern Salon Magazine, the North American Hairstyling Awards, the Professional Beauty Association and more!

Golden School Award Winner - School of the Year

The Aveda Institute Des Moines won the AACS School of the Year Award; demonstrating excellence in culture, education, marketing, student achievement, financial acumen, and community. This award is the best cosmetology school in the entire United States.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to express your creativity and establish a solid professional career, look no further. Aveda Institute Des Moines offers affordable, top-quality education to our future professionals. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to assist you during the various stages of the financial aid process. Together, we will explore the financial assistance programs available to you and determine a plan that meets your needs. Financial assistance programs available to Aveda Institute Des Moines students are listed below.

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 Des Moines School Code – 042033

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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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*The Aveda Institute Des Moines does not use a preferred lender.

A retail center for Aveda hair, skin, flower and plant Pure-Fume, body care, makeup, and lifestyle products. The retail store and our Aveda trained personnel give you the opportunity to practice your service and retailing skills with clients.

GUEST SERVICE AREA

A diverse array of clients come to the Aveda Institute for beauty and wellness services. As a student, you will receive training in a variety of salon and spa settings under the direct supervision of your licensed instructors. The Institute has 122 Cosmetology stations, 8 manicure and 10 pedicure stations, 8 fully equipped spa rooms, and a private wax room for students to perform services on guests.

STUDENT CLASSROOMS

Individual classrooms have been designed to provide the proper environment for different types of learning and activities. All of the classrooms are equipped with ample seating and learning space, as well as state-of-the-art audio and visual learning devices. Classrooms can be opened to provide additional space for continuing education classes sponsored by the Institute.

RESOURCE LIBRARY AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

A resource library has books on styling, motivation, health, wellness and environmental consciousness for your reference. The clinic floor is surrounded by administrative offices and the leads are available throughout the day to answer student questions. Educator offices are located near the classrooms. Laptop and copy machines are available for student use.

COMMON AREAS

The Aveda Institute offers water fountains in the Experience Center, restrooms located in both the Cosmetology and Spa areas, and a student break room equipped with refrigerators, microwaves and vending machines for student use. The common areas also include a dispensary with state-of-the-art equipment, including industrial washers and dryers.

LOCKERS & WORKSTATIONS

Students are responsible for all of their belongings. Students will be provided with a locker and workstation. If the student leaves the Aveda Institute by transfer, withdrawal or extended leave of absence, they need to take all of their belongings with them. Items left in the locker/workstation will be disposed of after 5 school days in order to provide space for incoming students.

PARKING & ENTRANCE

The Aveda Institute offers student parking directly north of the Institute (across the street). All spaces located on the west side of the Institute should be reserved for our guests. Students must enter the building through the doors marked “student entrance” at the front of the building.

  • 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 20 scheduled weeks to complete the 600 hour Advanced Esthetics program.

  • Depending on consistent attendance, it takes 20 scheduled weeks to complete the 600 hour Advanced Esthetics program.

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

  • The cost for students at Aveda Institute Des Moines Esthetics Program is estimated at $12,100.00, which includes tuition, student kit charges, registration fee, Iowa sales tax and other expenses as well. (2020-2021) Federal Financial Aid is available for students who qualify

  • 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 and pass the state's Esthetic board exams.

  • Esthiology is is the study of skin care and related skin beautification, esthetics is the practice of it. This includes facials, body treatments, 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.

Student Documents & Disclosures

As an Institute, we have a lot of very valuable and important pieces of information that are too long to condense into a single web page. For these we have created documents that are available for you to download and view at your leisure.

Student Catalog

Consumer Information Packet

Campus Security Report

Educational Loans Code of Conduct

FERPA

Notice of FSA Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Sexual Harassment Policies & Grievance Procedures

College Scorecard

Additional resources available

The Internet is full of great resources that can help you to succeed on your path to a career in beauty & wellness. We’ve collected a few links to external sites that you may find valuable. This list may change from time to time as we discover new items of interest.

IA Voter Registration Information

Department of Education

NCES College Navigator Guide

Vaccination

Aveda.edu

NACCAS ANNUAL REPORT DATA

Completion, Placement, Licensure Applicable outcome rates for the 2020 National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) annual report year for Aveda Institute Des Moines (School ID 025042-00) are as follows:

 

COSMETOLOGY

ESTHIOLOGY

MASSAGE THERAPY

Completion Rate 73% 95.5% 75%
Licensure Rate 100% 97% 88.9%
Placement Rate 86.7% 71.4% 77.8%

 

CARES ACT HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (HEERF) UPDATE

EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANTS TO STUDENTS

Date 5/25/20

Aveda Institute Des Moines (OPE ID: 04203300) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. This Fund Report applies to the student portion received under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund that is designated exclusively for emergency financial aid grants to students.

The institution has received these funds and is distributing them in accordance with the CARES Act and implementing guidance.

The institution is making the below information available for transparency purposes and in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020.  For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, Jenna Van Polen, Business Manager at jennavp@avedaiowa.com.

  1. The institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The institution has used or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $115,692.
  3. The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of this Fund Report is $115,692.
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, as of the date of this Fund Report is 114.
  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of this Fund Report is 83.
  6. The methods used by the institution to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act are provided at STUDENT ALLOCATION POLICY.

7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants are provided at STUDENT FORM.

HEERF II Information

HEERF III Information

HEERF Institutional Budget and Expenditure Report - 9/30/2020

HEERF INSTITUTIONAL BUDGET AND EXPENDITURE REPORT - 12/31/2020

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