Feb 29th 2016 | By rachel

It is time to kick off the annual Earth Month Poster Photo Contest!!! Every year we hold a contest that gives you, our students, the chance to be the stylist behind our earth month poster! This is a huge opportunity to have your work on posters, social media, and even the tickets for our Evening for Earth Event! Check out some of our winners from years past:


Feb 26th 2016 | By rachel

Holly is one of those people who has a wonderful energy about her. She has been the darling of her class and the kind of student, that when instructors close the door to the lunchroom, they sigh and ramble on about her openness to learn and do and grow. We sat down with her on what it was like to be moving into the next phase of her life, in a career as an aesthetician.


Feb 05th 2016 | By rachel

Amanda Linton: The Loud One. The Jokester. The Heart.

Amanda is the self-proclaimed loud one. Seriously, it is the first thing she will tell you. She will also tell you about how she found something she is passionate for at the age of 29 and how much she loves the girls she became so close with at AIP. Plus the girl is just dang funny! Amanda, is a girl with a lot of layers and it makes her the kind of...

Feb 05th 2016 | By rachel

Wyatt Strand: The Trendsetter. The People-Person. The Look.


Wyatt Strand is the kind of guy you see a mile away, and not just because he is 6'4. To say he has had a big presence here at AIP for the last 2300 hours, is to say the very...

Feb 05th 2016 | By rachel

The Mission: Finding out what it is really like to leave beauty school and enter the AIP Alumni Family

Yesterday we got the chance to catch up with our 4 student speakers for last nights graduation. We followed them throughout the day, snapping pics and asking questions that made them a little misty eyed. Our goal was to find out what it is like, from their perspective, to be a student, a speaker, and...

Oct 26th 2015 | By rachel
  • Halloween costumes makeup hair alien kitsch 1980s cartoon anime cosplay  80s fantasy space queen Dosha Salon Spa Creative Team makeup artist hairstylist costume DIY

Welcome back to our frighteningly fabulous Halloween hair and makeup looks!  Brought to you by our stylist team, these too-cute costume ideas are ready for you to rock out step by step just in time for the most spooktacular time of the year...

Look #2 -  Kitschy Alien Queen


Oct 26th 2015 | By rachel
  • Halloween costumes makeup hair paper doll Dosha Salon Spa Creative Team makeup artist hairstylist costume DIY

It's the most spooktacular time of the year!  

Don't spend another October scouring the Halloween shops for a last minute party look - our team of stylists has created three delightfully stylish Do-It-Yourself costume ideas ready for you in 10 simple steps!  Join us this week to catch each these chic hair and makeup looks worthy of a ghoulish good time...

Look #1 - Paper Doll Sweetheart


Sep 21st 2015 | By rachel

Fall is upon us and that means a lot of delicious pumpkin things but also Fall Fashion Week! Every PNW resident’s favorite season. Aveda was at Fall Fashion week doing hair and makeup for some amazing brands like, Chiara Boni La Petite Robe, Oskar Metsavaht, and Latinista™, just to name a few. With a crew headed up by some big names like Jon Reyman, Tippi Shorter and Janell Geason the results are of course stunning!

First up on our radar...

Sep 21st 2015 | By rachel

#Multimasking is trending in the beauty community right now! Youtube gurus and bloggers are all raving about this new techniqe of targeting problem areas with specific masks. But Aveda Esthicians have been practicing this for years. So what exactly does it mean and does it work?

Multimaksing Defined:

Multi masking is the application of different masks in different zones of the face....

Sep 10th 2015 | By rachel




Aveda Institute Portland, Hair, Beauty School

Instructor Danny often leads his class in a wellness called “Love Notes” He has his class pick someone they appreciate and they each write a little “love note” to let them know how much they mean to them. Danny says "It is best to be as sappy and corny as possible." Activities like these are just little ways to show your appreciation...



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