Mar 18th 2016 | 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...

Mar 10th 2016 | 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...

Mar 02nd 2016 | By rachel


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




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