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.


Dec 10th 2018 | By Samantha
  • Haircut makeovers on one model

Not only are the malls busier during this time of year, so is the salon! Everyone is getting their color done before they head off on their holiday plans. Aveda Institute Portland is the perfect place to get that amazing holiday hair, even if your bank account is a little strapped for cash after all the gifting. Check out these hair colors that are HOTTER than cocoa for all your upcoming functions.

Shadow root...

Nov 20th 2018 | By Samantha
  • bubble, girl, student, cosmetology, beauty school

So you’ve decided to become a cosmetologist. Good for you!  It’s an exciting field that combines creativity, customer service, style and income!  So how do you ?  The experts at Aveda Institute Portland, with Aveda campuses in Portland OR and Vancouver WA, have put together this handy checklist of things to consider when you compare programs. 

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Nov 19th 2018 | By Samantha
  • hair, makeup, photoshoot, pigtails, braids, crimp, yellow, pop of color

Are you thinking about a career as a makeup artist and wondering if it’s a good idea? Have you always been fascinated by creating new looks and experimenting with new makeup products and colors? Do you like to follow all the trends and figure out how to create them? Then a career as a makeup artist might be right for you.


Nov 05th 2018 | By Samantha

Are considering a career as a cosmetologist? It’s an exciting career that lets you help clients feel great about how they look every day! But if you’re like most people, you’ve probably had great experiences with your hair stylist or esthetician, and maybe a bad experience or two, as well. So how can you make sure that you will be one of the great ones?

Actually, there are a few things that will determine what it takes to be a great one, a good one or one that clients will not enjoy doing business with. BEFORE you go to cosmetology school is a...

Oct 23rd 2018 | By Samantha

If you’re considering going to beauty school, chances are you’ve heard about Aveda Institute in Portland OR and Aveda Institute in Vancouver WA. But what exactly is Aveda? And why should the Aveda brand influence where you go to cosmetology school?

Let’s start with five fun facts about Aveda.

  1. Aveda means all-knowledge in Sanskit. The roots of Aveda are planted in Ayurveda, the ancient art of healing in India that takes a holistic approach to life and wellness. Aveda’s founder Horst Rechelbacher was introduced to the science of Ayurveda at a retreat in India in 1970 and...



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