Lisa Westom - Cosmetology Instructor

Instructor at Aveda Institute Portland

Lisa has been in the industry for 35 years and an instructor for 15 years. She attended the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis and trained beside Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher. Lisa is most passionate about starting students out in the right direction to have a long career. She chose this industry because she wanted to work in an industry that made a difference in how people feel about themselves- on the inside and out. Her favorite part about working with students is seeing them become mature professionals by the time they graduate.  Lisa is most inspired by the wellness activities that are a focus of the Aveda mission. Her proudest moment so far has been working with Horst at the first Aveda Institute and helping to start the base curriculum that you still see today! 

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