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Specialize in techniques that help purify, balance and renew the skin. Our Esthiology program incorporates skin care, facials, body treatments*, hair removal, and makeup application.  This program does not include a hair design or nail certification.

*Specific Services Not Taught In Washington



What You Will Learn

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The Aveda way, all our facial treatments and techniques, microdermabrasion, 5-in-1 machine, chemical peel. 

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Fundamentals of makeup application and tools, then bring it to life in an editorial photoshoot.

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From head to toe, including brazilians! Learn about the different type of wax and how to use them during a service.

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All things lashes! Lash extensions, lash lift, brow lamination, brow and lash tint.

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Career Paths   

There are so many career opportunities. Below are some of the paths you can explore:

Day Spa Esthetician/Manager/Owner • Salon Spa Esthetician/Manager/Owner • Retreat Center Esthetician/Manager/Owner • International Resort Esthetician/Manager/Owner • Eyelash and Brow Specialist • Waxing Specialist • Hair Removal Specialist • Makeup Artist • Cosmetic Counter • Esthetician Educator • Beauty Blogger/Influencer • Beauty Buyer • Manufacturer/Product Inventor 

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Hear from our Grads!

“While I was at Aveda we did career fairs and Lunchbox was actually at one. It was at the end of my time at Aveda, so I made sure I had my resume, I was looking very sharp and knew what I wanted to ask. After I had given my resume, I got a call. I ended up getting hired before finishing beauty school. . . I did not have any breaks and went full force into my career which I think is what helped because 6 months into working I was promoted to Assistant Manager and then 6 months later became Manager.

No matter what you should always persevere and follow your dreams.”

- Kiana Doe, Esthetician and Manager at Lunchbox/Radiant Waxing

Watch her story on YouTube!

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

Oregon: 600 hours

Total Cost:  $10,050

(Includes:  registration fee, kit fee, and tuition)
Application fee: $20

Washington: 750 hours

Total Cost: $10,095

(Includes:  registration fee, kit fee, and tuition)
Application fee: $20

Elevate your future and start today!

Explore an education in hair design, esthetics or cosmetology. Request more information and schedule a tour to find out how you can turn your passion into a career!


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