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...

Mar 18th 2019 | By Samantha
  • earth month, marketing, photoshoot, clown, circus, carnival, fundraising, contest, editorial

Our Mission At Aveda…

With Earth Month right around the corner, we are officially launching our Marketing Campaign, and blog readers get the inside scoop!

Most Aveda Institute students are passionate about the Aveda mission with a commitment to environmental leadership, and often it is the defining factor when deciding to come to school here. Because of this, Earth Month is a PRETTY BIG DEAL around here.

Earth Month Fundraising

For the past 4 years, Aveda Institute Portland has raised money during Earth Month for Hopkins Demonstration Forest, a 140-acre protected forest...

Feb 14th 2019 | By Samantha
  • trends, 2018, bad, good, internet, viral, beauty, glitter, teeth

You gotta hand it to the fashion industry. It’s always trying out new ideas, fresh looks and edgy options. Some are hits. Some miss. And others never really stood a chance. Let’s take a look at a few of the craziest beauty trends that didn’t make the grade in 2018.

Glitter Teeth

All that glitters isn’t gold, and some things really shouldn’t glitter at all. Putting glitter on your teeth just feels a bit unsafe. And who wants to be picking glitter out of your teeth (and food) for weeks? We’ll pass.


Jan 14th 2019 | By Samantha
  • bob. haircut, pink hair, trends, aveda, student, work

When January comes along, the first thing you want to do is leave the old year behind. A great way to say bye-bye to 2018 is to freshen up your look for the new year. Whether you want a new hairstyle, hair color, makeup or even a fresh take on your manicure, the salon at Aveda Institute Portland in Portland OR and Vancouver WA is an affordable solution.


Dec 27th 2018 | By Samantha

Are you tired of your dead-end job? Would you rather have an exciting career where you get to be creative each and every day? Or maybe even be your own boss? Have you thought about becoming a hair stylist, esthiologist or make-up artist? Whether you’re 25, 35 or even older, it’s never too late to become a cosmetologist!

The Benefits of Age

When you become a cosmetologist later in life, you have great life experiences that can help you succeed. You’re probably used to working on deadlines and working with others. You’re also more mature...

Dec 18th 2018 | By Samantha
  • photoshoot, student work, avant garde, studio, photographer, editorial

While you’re in school, sure you need to learn the principles and skills of hair, skin and makeup. But if you want to take your cosmetology career to the next level, you’ll also need a portfolio that reflects your creativity, abilities and professionalism. Photoshoots are the perfect way to completely design and create a look outside of your day-to-day guests.




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