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Aveda Institute Madison

Aveda Institute Madison is more than just a beauty school. It's an internationally renowned, cutting edge, eco-friendly cosmetology and spa institution dedicated to shaping the future of beauty, our industry and the world.

Be a Natural.
At Aveda, we believe that beauty is more than skin deep. Our learning program embodies a balanced view of beauty that encompasses the environment, nutrition, body care, health and wellness.

Join a Community.
As a student at Aveda Institute Madison, you'll be part of a close-knit community of men and women with a passion for creativity and an eye for style. At the Institute, you'll master the technical skills necessary to excel while cultivating your own unique talents. You'll join a global team committed to artistic, business and environmental excellence. And you'll grow as both a professional and an individual.

Invest in Your Future.
A successful career begins with a solid professional education. At the Aveda Institute Madison, you can afford that quality education. We offer a payment plan for everyone. Our graduates can testify, Aveda Institute Madison gives you the complete creative and professional skills you need to establish a promising career. Financial Aid and Scholarships are available.

Come to the Right Place.
Aveda Institute Madison is located in the heart of UW-Madison campus in University Square. The Institute has extensive classroom and clinic areas, and an Aveda Concept Store. This combination creates a dynamic, full-service educational experience.

Exclusively Aveda. Shared Passion.
The Aveda Network is a team comprised of more than 6,500 salons, spas, institutes and stores. Our salon business model is the most successful in the industry. With Aveda Institute Madison, you'll join this thriving, lasting network of salon and spa professionals. We work to help support your professional and personal development. We strive to give you the skills you need to become an industry leader. And, we understand what drives you, because we share the same passion.

Programs Offered:
• Cosmetology
• Esthiology
• Barbering
• Massage
• Eyelash Extension Certification

Connect with beauty, fashion, wellness and art in our 1,550-hour hands on program. With extensive training in our urban salon setting, you'll explore the latest styles and techniques in hair cutting, coloring and styling, skin care, nail care and makeup. We are consistently working to improve the education we provide and are proud to provide a digitally engaged platform for learning and a creative clinic floor that allows you to perfect your craft.

In this 600-hour program, you'll study international trends and specialized techniques to purify, balance and renew the skin, as well as contemporary and classic techniques in makeup applications.
Financial Aid

Detail and precision cutting of men’s hair is the focus of our 1,000 hour barbering program. The training will encompass the most relevant men’s grooming techniques to include cutting, shaving and texture. You will acquire the technical and business skills necessary for a career in a barbershop or men’s salon.

Learn how to revitalize and create wellness through the power of touch in our 750-hour program.
Through a combination of lecture, demonstrations and practical application, you will practice and perfect the skills of massage therapy, body care and wellness techniques. Using both ancient practices and state-of-the-art technology, learn anatomy, pathology, physiology and kinesiology.

Eyelash Extension Certification
This is two days of extensive eyelash application training, taught by industry professionals. Hands on training in all aspects of semi-permanent eyelash application. Learn the what, why, and how of all things lash extensions. Training kit and certificate of completion included in cost of training.

Aveda Institute Madison offers federal financial aid for those who qualify. In addition, we offer payment plans structured to fit financial needs. Please contact the Admissions department for further information.

Aveda Institute Madison is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).