By rachel

Here at the Aveda Institute Portland we wear all black. You might imagine a somber environment but it is quite the opposite. Our students manage to use their everyday black as a unique canvas for their self expression. In order to capture the creativity we have been stopping students who show up dressed to kill to find out how they make Aveda dress code their own!

First up is salon life student Rachel, who caught our eye with her soft and casual outfit! But if we are being honest the outfit is ALL about that headband! 

Who: Rachel Jones...

By rachel
  • Aveda Beautifying Products Summer Skin Aveda Institute Portland

Summer is upon us and that means one thing- our skin is more thirsty then ever! Harsh summer sun can take a toll on our soft skin. But alas, you can have silky soft skin all summer long, thanks to an Aveda favorite, Beautifying Body Moisturizer! And now when you buy any one product ($25 or more) you can purchase this beloved moisturizer for only $15!!! We sat down with Esthiology and Nail instructor Beatrice Van to find out what makes this stuff so great!


By rachel

What is Beacon?

Beacon is a national contest put to together by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) to inspire cosmetology students to prepare for their careers outside of beauty school. Over a thousand students from around the country enter to win for a chance to attend the PBA Beacon conference and workshop in Las Vegas. Every year, the Aveda Institute Portland puts the call out to interested students. For those who decide to take on the challenge, it is a rewarding process...

By rachel

This May when you buy $25 worth of products you get a full size Phomollient for just $10! We sat down with Portland Instructor Brian Cline to find out what the heck this product is and why it is one of his all time faves!


How long have you been in the industry? 27 years!

How long have you been an instructor? 6!

Why do you...

By rachel

Here at the Aveda Institute Portland we have a tradition of celebrating Earth Month in style. Whether it's on a runway or behind the chair we have made a point of unifying two very different worlds; one of nature and earth and the other of hair and skin. This year we continued with this tradition to raise money for local non-profit, The Hopkins Demonstration Forest. 

1. Field Day: An Outdoor Adventure

Total Raised: $5,000

To kick-off Earth Month,we were lucky enough to explore the Hopkins Demonstration Forest. We learned all kinds of tree facts on this overcast Sunday and we even got our hands a little dirty. Truly, the biggest take away was the reminder of how good it feels to be outdoors with one another, breathing in...

By rachel

Living the Mission 

On Sunday April 10th we stepped out of the school and into the forest floor! Aveda Institute Portland crew joined staff from Dosha Salon Spa and family member’s for a day in the woods! The Hopkins Demonstration Forest opened their gates for over 80 of us, for a day of learning and exploration! We were beyond thrilled to get out and really live the Aveda mission! On this day we proved to ourselves that we really DO care for the world we live in! 


By rachel

This month when guests purchase any one Aveda product (retail $25+) they receive a FREE travel size Aveda Air Control! We sat down with Alumni Mykla Anderson to see why this product has become one of Aveda's must have products!


How long have you been out of school now- what are you doing? 3 years. I'm working at Dosha Northwest as a stylist and I am also a...

By rachel

Every year we hold a contest among our students to find an image for our Evening for Earth poster! This year the winners were Portland students Kiana Doe and Amanda Miller! We got a chance to visit them on set at Studio Ziba while they prepped their model for their final image and got to see what its like to create a look for a poster and to be the face of the event of the season at the Aveda Institute Portland.


By rachel

The Ugly Truth

In this blog I featured both my 2nd and my 3rd facial together. Why? because the results of the 2nd didn't look very promising. But I wanted to assure you that there is indeed "light at the end of the tunnel". When you are going in for a treatment facial not all days are going to leave you feeling goddess-worthy but the real point is to make your skin better in the long run- not just the short term! And when you see the results of Facial #3? Totally worth it! 

Facial #2: Thursday March 10th  i.e. not my favorite moment in time

Where: The Aveda Institute Portland (Portland Campus)

Student Esthetician:  The lovely Tanya 

Facial Service:...

By rachel

Here is a list of how we will be raising money this April in support of the Hopkins demonstration forest!! Check out all of the amazing opportunities we have this year to have fun and give back!

1. Hopkins Demonstration Field Day

When: Sunday April 10th | Time: 10-12 and 12-4pm ( for Hands-On) 

Where: The Hopkins Demonstration Forest

What: Come out and join students and staff of The Aveda institute Portland and Dosha Salon Spa for a guided tour through this fantastic forest! Get educated and for those of you wanting to get your hands dirty- stick around for an afternoon of hands-on helping! 

Fundraising Opportunity: Dosha Salon Spa will donate $5...



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