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Great Stories Start at Aveda Institutes

Mia Dinh

Owner / Manager, Hammer & Nails

Hollywood, CA

I wanted to be an artist, I wanted to be a teacher, and as I got older, I wanted to be a therapist. Being a hair stylist allowed me to be all of those things.

Johnny Haeger

Celebrity & Freelance Stylist, Self-Employed

New York, NY

Its great being my own boss but I don’t think I would have been able to do any of that without the ton of education and foundation I received from Aveda

Savina N. Woods

Owner/Creator, Porcelain Doll Beauty

Charlotte, NC

I started Porcelain Dolls Beauty, which is a custom wig line. I have my own hair extension line as well, but my brand mostly focuses on women with hair loss issues, like alopecia, hair loss from chemo, and things of that nature.

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.

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!

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.

Patrice Castleman

Esthetics Educator at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

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

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.

COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM

1500-1600 hours | 52-56 weeks

Express your creativity and talent in hair, skin, nail care and makeup application. Our cosmetology program at the Aveda Institute incorporates at least 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 state licensing exam. All cosmetology students will receive Level I MUD Makeup Certification with the option for further MUD Certifications upon graduation.

ADVANCED COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM

(only available in Ohio)
300 hours | 8-10 weeks 

Select Aveda Institutes offer an advanced cosmetology program that provides knowledge that the State requires for managing cosmetology. Upon completion you will be ready to take the state licensing exam.

COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR PROGRAM

(Not Offered In Los Angeles)
800-1000 hours | 24-26 weeks

Each year, the Aveda Institute selects a very limited number of graduates to participate in its Cosmetology and Esthetics Instructor Training Program. Our cosmetology instructor training program consists of at least 800 hours of classroom and hands-on training combined. Students completing the instructor training program will receive the education necessary to become licensed as cosmetology instructors.

Hybrid Online Cosmetology School

HYBRID ON-CAMPUS/ONLINE EDUCATION!

(Online education not offered in Indianapolis)

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.

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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We're excited to announce the 2022 Brilliant Future Scholarship Contest. This is an opportunity for graduating 2022 high school seniors starting our cosmetology program in June, July, or August to be awarded a 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.

Aveda Fredric's Institute Cincinnati School Code – 038373
Aveda Fredric's Institute Indianapolis School Code – 041559
Aveda Institute Columbus School Code – 041378
Aveda Institute Chapel Hill School Code – 041407
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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