Esthetician School

ESTHETICS PROGRAM

600-750 hours | 21-26 weeks

The Aveda Institutes also offer an Esthetics Program. Aveda Institute’s Esthetics Program 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 licensing exam.

ADVANCED ESTHETICIAN PROGRAM

150 hours | 4 weeks

Graduates in good standing from the Aveda Institute Esthiology program are eligible to participate in the Advanced Esthetician Program. The Advanced Program consists of both advanced training and hands-on experience. Advanced students work closely with the Director of Education and the Institute’s licensed instructors. The understanding and application of rules and laws governing cosmetology in your state are the foundation of both the theory and practice components of the program.

ESTHETICIAN INSTRUCTOR PROGRAM

500-1000 hours | 13-25 weeks

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 licensing exam.

Great Stories Start at Aveda Institutes

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.

Ebony Ivey

Esthetics Educator at Aveda Fredric's Institute

Cincinnati, OH

I didn't see a lot of Aftrican American estheticians in the field, but I felt like this is a lane for me.... I'm going to create my own lane and I'm going to be the example that I was looking for.

Ashley Thomas

Educator at Aveda Fredric's Institute

Indianapolis, IN

Cosmetology was something I had thought about, but I had never seriously considered because I thought it was just a non-starter. Then I heard about the Aveda Institute and it just wouldn't leave my mind once I heard about it.

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.

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

Patrice Castleman

Esthetics Educator at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

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

Olivia Ochs

Professional Development at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

I know what it feels like to be in school and work a full-time job, and what it feels like to do the long daysand to work through feeling nervous.

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.

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