Portland Campus

Portland Campus

Our Portland Campus is located in the heart of the trendy Pearl District. This airy facility combines industrial exposed walls with beautiful wood and glass finishes. Creative learning awaits you at this beautiful campus!
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Vancouver Campus

Vancouver Campus

Our Vancouver Campus offers 19,000 square feet of learning space in Vancouver, Washington. Conveniently located between the two main freeways, students and guest find it easy to access for both learning and services. Come take a look at this beautiful Institute!
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Why Our School?

Beatrice Van - Instructor


Campus Life

Aveda Institute Portland is more than a beauty school; it is a fashion-forward, eco-friendly institute dedicated to your education and career.

When we opened our doors in 2007, our goal was to inspire and mentor students
to achieve a high level of professionalism as well as provide a strong foundation
in technical and business backgrounds. Our original mission remains true today.  We host numerous fashion events and photoshoots, we are active with our local communities, and we coach on a daily basis.  Campus life is hectic but a perfect setting to develop your creative and business muscle.

Top 10 Reasons For an Aveda Education

  • The Opportunity to Do What You Love
  • Aveda's Global Brand Recognition
  • Amazing Career Opportunities
  • The Beauty Industry is Recession-Friendly
  • A Flexible and Portable Career
  • A Dynamic and Exciting Education Environment
  • Become More Confident
  • The Ability to Express Your Creativity Every Day
  • Become a Daymaker
  • Build Strong & Lasting Relationships



At both campuses we put an emphasis on all technical practices found in Cosmetology.  Facility and curriculum are built to develop a well rounded Cosmetologist in Hair, Esthetics, and Nail Technology.  
Take a look at our vast dedicated spaces:

  • Styling Stations:  Pearl Campus (108) | Vancouver Campus (70)           
  • Esthetic Treatment Rooms:  Pearl Campus (26) | Vancouver Campus (16)
  • Classrooms:  Pearl Campus (4) | Vancouver Campus (3)      
  • Nail Clinic Floor
  • Full service Aveda Retail Floor

Job Placement

School resources are dedicated to graduate job placement both within the Aveda
network and outside as well. Below are just a few of the resources we provide our students:

  •     Job postings at our school.  Electronically on our facebook & website
  •     Face to face networking opportunities
  •     Bi-Annual in-school career fairs
  •     In-school and on-site salon visits
  •     Dedicated student services department

We will help you gain the knowledge that you will need with resume building,
interviewing skills and self-promotional marketing.  Please note, although we
strive to assist in graduate placement, the Aveda Institute Portland is primarily
an institution of learning and does not guarantee job placement.


Accredited School

Being an accredited school is important to a potential student as it means the school has met national standards of educational performance that have been established by an impartial nongovernmental agency.  Through the years, accreditation of schools has been the most authoritative and reliable index of a school's concern for integrity toward its students and quality education.  

Aveda Institute Portland is proud to be accredited by National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Science (NACCAS).  To learn more http://naccas.org/naccas/


Aveda Institute Portland works diligently to bring live clientele through the clinic floor.  There may be a few mannequins in your life at Aveda Institute Portland; however, you will have the opportunity to work on a diverse & large number of clients.  Our typical clientele are looking to achieve the most current styles and trends. 


Aveda Mission

Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example of environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.

  • We believe in treating ourselves, each other, and the planet with care and respect.
  • We believe social responsibility is our responsibility.
  • We believe ecological and profit goals are mutually achievable.
  • We believe our authenticity and experience are our points of difference.
  • We believe in inspiring and educating people to integrate wellness and beauty in their lives.
  • We believe in the power of oneness: from our global image to a focused network.
  • We believe learning never ends.
  • We believe in encouraging innovation and empowered decision-making.
  • We believe our actions, products and services should always embody excellence.
  • We believe personal and organizational balance is the key to sustainable success. We believe true leadership is delivered with passion and by example.