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Aveda Institute Portland Cosmetology Program

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Unleash your creativity in our Cosmetology program.  The Cosmetology program provides career flexibility by gaining theoretical and hands-on instruction in hair design, nail technology, and Esthetics.

During the Cosmetology program you will study haircutting, artistry in hairstyling, color, texture, makeup applications, hair removal, skin care facials, body treatments*,  natural nail care, nail enhancements*, business development, and retail sales knowledge.

*Specific Services Not Taught In Washington


Program Overview

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Cutting:  Students will study and perform 16 Aveda Certified haircuts during this phase. You will not only acquire a comprehensive understanding of the ergonomics behind great hair design, but you will also be introduced to the Aveda Service Cycle which will carry you through your career.
Chemicals: During this phase, students study Aveda color formulation and a range of chemical services. In conjunction with a strong emphasis on both color theory and chemical services, you will learn how to combine haircutting, chemical services, and color skills to create full-service results for guests.



Nails:  Cosmetology students will learn about the anatomy of nails and how to perform natural nail manicures and pedicures as well as a skill set which includes shellac application and nail art. At our Portland Campus students will also be introduced to the art of nail forming.

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Esthiology:  Student will learn about various skin types, conditions, and remedies. By the end of the Esthiology phase, you will be able to conduct skin analysis, perform facials customized for specific skin care concerns, and provide full-body hair removal. At our Portland Campus, students will also be introduced to body treatments in addition to makeup applications.

Styling: This phase culminates in a photo shoot which will feature the styling skills you learn in this phase. You will be provided with a professional image which can be added to your portfolio. You will also receive Aveda Product knowledge during this phase.


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Business:  Students will become familiar with a variety of business-building topics to assist them in their Cosmetology and Esthiology careers. Topics include: personal finance, industry pay scales, resume building, interview skills, and how to find the salon or spa you will begin your career after graduation.

Final Phase:  During the final phase of the Cosmetology Program, students will be fully immersed in a salon-like experience, while being instructed and inspired by our licensed educational staff. In the student's final phase, they will further hone the skills they've aquired during their education at Aveda Institute Portland.​



Oregon: 1835 hours

Total Cost: $22,650

(Includes registration fee, tuition fee and fees for books, course materials, supplies and equipment) 
Application fee: $20


Washington: 1600 hours

Total Cost: $19,705

(Includes registration fee, tuition fee and fees for books, course materials, supplies and equipment)
 Application fee: $20 

Total Cost of Attendance details can be found here: COA Budget 

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