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Level I MUD Makeup Certification

84 hours | Included in Cosmetology Program

The Level I MUD Makeup Artist Certification is offered at no additional charge to students enrolled in the Cosmetology Program at the Aveda Institute. We’re passionate about beauty and making sure that our graduates are as prepared as possible to succeed in the beauty industry. Our partnership with MUD also allows for continuing education post-graduation for Level II and Level III MUD Makeup Certifications at MUD Campuses in either New York or Los Angeles.

Level II MUD Makeup Certification

Offered at MUD Campuses in New York and Los Angeles

After completing Level I, the student may progress into more advanced areas of make-up by enrolling in a MUD Campus in New York or Los Angeles for Level II. At this level, students will be exposed to areas of fashion, print, film, television and bridal make-up applications. Students will learn the latest trends and techniques including airbrush makeup, bridal makeup, studio makeup and high fashion makeup. Graduates of Level II will have the opportunity to move on to Level III MUD Artist Certification including Essentials of Hair and Portfolio Development.

AIRBRUSH

35 hours 

Airbrushing has become one of the premier ways of applying make- up. In this course, the airbrush is de-mystified. Students are shown how to properly care for and maintain it. In addition, students will study the techniques necessary to do beautiful, flawless beauty make-up. Learn the techniques that are being required by the major studios, as well as demanding clients.

BRIDAL MAKE-UP

21 hours 

With a focus on the lucrative world of weddings, the Bridal Make-up Artistry Course takes the student from consultation to the creation of a bride’s perfect look. The Bridal Course begins with the idea that a successful wedding make-up application starts with a clear plan for the bride and her family. From there, students learn both business and additional make-up techniques required to be successful in the bridal business.

Studio MAKE-UP

35 hours 

With the dramatic increase of new technology in video production for internet and cable broadcast, production can be found in all markets worldwide. Unique considerations are required for applying make-up for these types of media. In the Studio Make-up Course, students learn to apply camera-ready make-ups for everything from a natural to a full glamour look.

High Fashion MAKE-UP Trends

35 hours 

Learn the techniques employed by professional make-up artists working in advertising and editorial. In this course, students will learn how to work on set, design make-ups that can be used in fashion or editorial, and learn what a professional photographer requires
to create imagery that stands out from the rest. Students will also develop an eye for make-up and learn what to look out for in their own pictures.

Level III MUD Makeup Certification

All cosmetology students will receive a Level I Make-up Artist Certification at no additional cost, with the option for further MUD Certifications upon graduation. Beauty Essentials was written as an introduction to beauty make-up. In this intensive 84-hour course, students learn how to apply beauty make-up and the theory behind it. These first 84-hours should be viewed as the bare minimum to learn beauty make-up.

Essentials of hair

70 hours 

This course concentrates on the basic fundamentals of hairstyling, from simple blow-drying techniques to creating elaborate hairstyles. Students will learn to create modern styles – as well as edgy and creative hair designs – using hot tools and roller sets. This course incorporates daily projects and skill-building sessions to encourage learning by practice. As part of this course, students are required to complete hair and make-up projects, which relate to on-the-job experience.

Portfolio Development

35 hours 

Students are pushed to their creative limits in this high paced course. This course recreates the real world environment in which students will be working. We will guide the student as they design and create looks for multiple photo-shoots. Students will work with professional models and photographers to create a professional quality portfolio.

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!

Aveda Institute Virtual Learning

Virtual Class Starts Every 4 Weeks!

(Online education not offered in Indianapolis)

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.

Great Stories Start at Aveda Institutes

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!

Katie Hammonds

Education Manager at Aveda Fredric's Institute

Indianapolis, IN

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

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.

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.

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.

Bethany Brown

Education Manager at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

Being a cosmetologist is something I’m passionate about, but my real purpose is to educate people.

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.

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

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