Oct 11th 2022 | By Jillian

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Once you get your cosmetology license, there are so many career paths you can take. While it’s true that a ton of different personality types can thrive in the world of beauty—ALL cosmetology students need to have 10 essential character traits if they want to kill it in their field.

And they are …...

Sep 01st 2022 | By Jillian

Blog Image of two aveda artists who go beyond hair by helping those in need.

There are so many reasons to become a hair stylist. The desire to express yourself creatively, make people look and feel their best, and fuel your interest in beauty and fashion come to mind. It’s usually not until stylists have begun their career that they realize there can be so much more. 


Aug 03rd 2022 | By Jillian

Image of aveda stylists working on hair

As a new or aspiring stylist, one of your most effective tools in retaining guests is learning Aveda’s service wheel. From the moment your guest walks through the door to checkout, the service wheel provides guidance on the retail and service conversation.

“The service wheel prompts you to ask all the questions you may forget...

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 to virtual learning at home.

If all that...

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 estheticians, Elena Lopez and Lani Fischer what it was...

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 trusted list of their favorite online tutorial...

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!

How Do You Get Involved?

We invite...

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 learn valuable business skills.


Feb 01st 2022 | By Jillian

Aveda Institute Blog - Get Social

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

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 studio and put together a team to bring our Self Love...



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