Los Angeles Esthetician School

About Aveda Institute LOS ANGELES

The Aveda Los Angeles offers a unique learning environment in cosmetology through hands-on, real-world experience. The Aveda Institute in LA inspires students to exceed expectation and seek lifelong learning beyond the traditional classroom. Aveda beauty school in Los Angeles promotes the concept that education encompasses more than learning basic technical skills. Our cosmetology and esthetics 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.

Aveda Institute Los Angeles

Great Stories Start at Aveda Institutes

Katie Hammonds

Education Manager at Aveda Fredric's Institute

Indianapolis, IN

Working on movie sets are moments that I’ll never forget.

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.

Becca Daly

Corporate Education Team Lead at Nurtur Aveda Institutes

Cincinnati, OH

When I decided I was going to attend the Aveda Institute, I walked in and emmediately found my people... and I found my family!

Patrice Castleman

Esthetics Educator at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

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

Natasha Perkins

Salon Development Partner at Aveda

Indianapolis, IN

I’ve always wanted to be a hairstylist.

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.

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

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.

Esthetics Program

600 hours | 21 weeks

The Aveda Institute’s Esthetics Program in Los Angeles, CA 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 California state licensing exam.

* Aveda Institute Los Angeles operates as a branch campus of the Aveda Institute Columbus, thus the program disclosure is titled as such.

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.

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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Photos by Keith Bryce

  • 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 Advanced Esthetics program.

  • Depending on consistent attendance, it takes 21 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 Los Angeles Esthetics Program is estimated at $16,516, which includes tuition, student kit charges, and other expenses as well. (2020) Federal Financial Aid is available to students who qualify.

  • To qualify for an Esthetics License in California, you must attend a licensed school and complete the state of California'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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Los Angeles School Code* – 041378
*Aveda Institute Los Angeles operates as a branch of the Aveda Institute Columbus and uses the same school code.

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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 Los Angeles is an additional location of the Aveda Institute Columbus and is included in its information.

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    *The Aveda Institute Los Angeles is an additional location of the Aveda Institute Columbus and is included in its information.

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