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...

Aug 25th 2015 | By aveda-admin

Joe Ortis is a hair design graduate from 2011 and Allyson Williams, an Esthiology graduate from 2013. Both have worked at Dosha Salon Spa since their graduation and are proud members of the Dosha Creative Team. This past Monday they came together to work on a garden inspired editorial look for the creative team and the results are nothing short of stunning. Since their graduation they have been working hard behind the chair and in the spa but found they needed a more creative outlet. Allyson notes that for her, the creative team allows her “...To see photo shoots from start to finish- working...

Aug 25th 2015 | By aveda-admin

Last week AIP set out to give local families the opportunity to provide their kids with fresh, trendy haircuts just in time for the new school year,for free! At a time that can be very difficult for many families, erasers, notebooks, clothes and backpacks add up quickly leaving little if any budget for fresh cuts! The Aveda Institute Portland students performed over 500 free haircuts to local kids in only 4 days. There were a variety of families and kids of all ages visiting at both Portland and Vancouver campuses. A foster home brought in kids throughout the week and it was moments like this that...

Aug 11th 2015 | By notadmin
  • Aveda Institute Graduation Class of 2015

Our recent graduation seemed to have a common theme among our student speakers– one thing that truly touched each of them during their time at AIP. Catwalk for Water. Each speaker mentioned how important this event was to them during their time here. It helped them reinforce why they chose Aveda to begin with. Because at Aveda we care for the world we live in. Seriously.

But it wasn't just about catwalk. Student speaker Rena Graham recalled how nervous she was to first start school at the age of 46. Nervous she wouldn't fit with girls half her age….nervous that she might not be “pretty”...



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