Indianapolis Cosmetology School

About Aveda Fredric's Institute

The Aveda Fredric’s Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Our students are educated by accomplished professionals, using innovative curriculums that blend professional techniques with retail and business-building skills.

 

The Aveda Fredric’s Institute emphasizes personal well-being as well as environmental responsibility. Using Aveda pure flower and plant essences and plant-based products, we affirm the relationship between personal beauty, wellness and the environment.

The Aveda Fredric’s Institutes are part of the Nurtur Aveda Institutes family. Their dedication to Aveda and its network of salons and spas is exemplified by their commitment to educating future professionals at the Aveda Fredric’s Institute.

Great Stories Start at Aveda Institutes

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.

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.

Toni Robinson

Educator at Aveda Institute

Chapel Hill, NC

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

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.

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!

Natasha Perkins

Salon Development Partner at Aveda

Indianapolis, IN

I’ve always wanted to be a hairstylist.

Becca Goodson

Education Manager

Aveda Institute Chapel Hill

I don't want to be anywhere near the mold. I just want to be me and I want to help other people be themselves.

Sunny Sutton

Esthetics Team Lead at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

I've always loved makeup. I grew up doing makeup on myself and my friends and thought "I'm gonna go be a makeup artist." Instead I ended up finding what is a truer passion.

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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Cosmetology Program

1500 hours | 52 weeks

Express your creativity and talent in hair, skin, nail care and makeup application. Our cosmetology program at the Aveda Fredric's Institute in Indianapolis, IN incorporates 1,500 hours of extensive hands-on learning to provide you a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Upon completion, you will be ready to take the Indiana state licensing exam. All cosmetology students will receive Level I MUD Makeup Certification with the option for further MUD Certifications upon graduation.

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING Program

1000 hours | 25 weeks

The Institute selects a very limited number of Institute graduates to participate in its Instructor Training Program in Indianapolis. The Instructor Training course applies to individuals who currently hold a Cosmetology license. Learn the fundamentals of instruction methods to develop both theoretical and clinical classroom environments. The curriculum includes course outline and development, Indiana Laws & Rules, lesson planning, teaching techniques and aids, administration, record keeping, administering and grading both theoretical and practical examinations and technical skills assist teaching in both the classroom and clinic service areas under the supervision of a licensed instructor. Upon completion, you will be eligible to take the State of Indiana licensing exam.

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!

  • No, we currently only offer instruction on-campus at our location in Merchants' Square in Carmel, IN.

  • 52 Scheduled Weeks | 1500 Hours to complete Cosmetology Program consisting of Hair, Skin, Nail Care, and Makeup Application.

  • 1500 Hours | 52 Scheduled Weeks. Upon completion, you will be ready to take the Indiana Licensing Exam. 

  • 52 Scheduled Weeks | 1500 Hours of Cosmetology School will enable you to be ready to take the Indiana Licensing Exam.

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

  • The cost for students at Aveda Fredric's Institute is estimated at $22,750, which includes tuition student kit charges and other expenses as well. (2020-2021)

  • To qualify for cosmetology licensure in Indiana, you must attend a licensed school and complete the state of Indiana's minimum required training hours and then pass take and pass the State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners cosmetology exams.

  • No, a U.S. High School Diploma (or U.S. equivalent) is required.

  • Hair cutting, hair styling, hair color, skin care, makeup, nails, waxing and more!

  • Cosmetology is the art and science of beauty care. A cosmetologist is an expert in beautifying the hair, skin and nails. Branches of specialty include hairstyling, skin care, nail care, and hair removal.

  • Cosmetologists are commonly found working in salons, Estheticians are typically found in spas. While they share common ground, cosmetologists provide a wide variety of beauty services that are more focused around hair but include basic esthetics skills  and estheticians focus on skin care services and are not licensed to do hair services.

  • Cosmetologists learn everything about hair, but they also learn other services in the fields of esthetics and nails. Barbering is limited to men’s hair care and grooming. 


     

  • Cosmetology school and beauty school are just different names for the same education.

  • Currently, some states allow a percentage of your cosmetology program to be done online. The percentage allowed for online education varies by state, but Indiana does not allow online cosmetology education.

We're excited to announce the 2021 Brilliant Future Scholarship Contest. This is an opportunity for graduating 2021 high school seniors starting our cosmetology program in June, July, or August to be awarded a $1,000 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.

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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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