Jul 02nd 2022 | By Jillian

AIP blog title with Images of students and instructors at Aveda Institute

Cosmetology school is never easy, even under the best circumstances. Throw in a few more challenges—such as being an older student, or a parent—and it can get downright uncomfortable. Now add a HUGE monkey wrench like a pandemic shutdown, with a sudden change...

Jun 04th 2022 | By Jillian

Aveda Institute Blog - Making A Career Change

Pick up your shears … or your tweezers! It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned stylist or a newbie in the beauty industry—this question has tickled everyone’s brains: “Should I change careers?”

Making the switch from hair care to skin care isn’t a far leap. We asked two...

May 12th 2022 | By Jillian

Aveda Institute Blog - Three Signs Beauty May Be the Right Career Path for You

Over the years, we’ve noticed our students at the Aveda Institutes share some common traits. They’re hands-on, visual learners who have a passion for styling hair (ask their friends and family!), a flair for fashion, and a...

Apr 05th 2022 | By Jillian

Aveda Institute - Earth Month 2022

As a stylist, photoshoots are an exciting part of the job that showcases your talent and expertise. Our instructors team up with makeup artists, photographers and models to create the “scene” for the shoot.

Together, we all play an improtant role in making events like “Earth Month” come to life!...

Mar 04th 2022 | By Jillian

Aveda Institute Blog - The Business of Beauty

When you enroll in an Aveda Institute, you’re signing up for a foundation in the beauty business. No matter which track you choose (cosmetology, esthiology, barbering or massage), you’ll get technical and wellness training from our unique Aveda curriculum—and you’ll also...

Feb 01st 2022 | By Jillian

Aveda Institute Blog - Get Social

Shown above: Heggy Gonzalez, editorial stylist and creative director of Inspire Aveda & Graham Nation,...

Feb 09th 2021 | By Samantha

Why We Have Photoshoots

Creatives are drawn to beauty school as a way to hone their craft and turn it into their career, but there is so much more to being a stylist or esthetician than working behind the chair. Photoshoots are the perfect way to bring a concept to life from hair styling to makeup to wardrobe and photography and are used in so many ways. This January, Aveda Institute Portland re-opened the...

Dec 14th 2020 | By Samantha

We visited graduate Vanessa Huntley at her salon and spa in North Portland. "It’s scary but you don’t realize your skills yet. They have given you the tools you need to succeed, you just need confidence."  -Vanessa Huntley

Meet Vanessa Huntley

Since the moment Vanessa Huntley joined the beauty and wellness industry, she has continued to grow her skills and share her knowledge with the...

Mar 03rd 2020 | By Samantha

At Aveda Institute Portland, April is Earth Month and we can't wait for all the fun(draising) that we have in store! Before we get to that, we have an excting announcement to make.

Earth Month Marketing Contest

The creativity of our students is next level, and we like to tap into that as much as possible to show off their amazing work. For all of our Earth Month marketing, from posters to tickets to our website and social media, we leave it up to the students to come up with a look that wows. Over the last several weeks, students have been running with the theme of Universe &...

Oct 14th 2019 | By Samantha
  • Co-owners of Harris Harper Salon

Nestled on 12th and Alder, Harris Harper Salon is where intention and style meet great hair. Aveda Institute Portland Alumni and Co-owners, Harris Zachary Hirsch and Julie Harper Brown have brought their dream salon to life, and they gave us the scoop on

We were excited to catch up with graduates Julie Brown...



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