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How to Renew Your Cosmetology License in Arizona, Colorado, and Utah

Once you graduate from Aveda Institutes and get your cosmetology license, you’ll need to renew your license according to your state’s guidelines. Here’s what you need to know about renewing your license so that you can work legally in Utah, Colorado, or Arizona.

How to Get Scholarships for Cosmetology School

From financial aid to student loans, there are many ways to afford cosmetology school. Scholarships can help you begin your career in the beauty industry. Learn how to find cosmetology scholarships and get tips for making the application process go smoothly.

How to Become a Cosmetologist

If you’re looking to become a licensed cosmetologist, peek into what the journey might look like for you. Find out more about the curriculum, program requirements, licensure, and more.

How Long Does It Take to Become a Cosmetologist?

Do you have a passion for the latest nail and makeup trends? Are you inspired by cutting-edge cuts and styles? A career in cosmetology may be for you. Find out how long it takes to become a cosmetologist and what the coursework entails.

The Difference Between Estheticians and Aestheticians

The beauty industry is a wide field with a variety of experts and specialists focused on different disciplines. Unfortunately, this can lead to quite a bit […]

Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes Student and Creative Mentor Earn 2021 NAHA Nominations

The NAHA is the most prestigious professional beauty competition on the continent.

What Services Can an Esthetician Offer?

If you want to become a licensed esthetician, it’s important to know what kind of services you’ll be able to offer. Read this blog post to learn all about what kind of services you could offer as a future esthetician.

6 Signs a Career as an Esthetician May Be Right for You

Are you searching for a hands-on career, want to help others feel good about their skin, or are passionate about skincare, you might be a good fit for esthiology. Here are a few other signs this career could be right for you.

5 Creative Halloween Makeup Looks You Can Wear With a Mask

It’s important to stay safe this Halloween so make sure you wear a face mask while celebrating the spooky season! Here are some ideas of Halloween makeup looks you can try while still incorporating a facemask!

What Do Estheticians Learn?

If you are interested in a career in skincare, you might want to learn more about what an esthetician can do! An esthetician can do makeup, waxing, and more! Keep reading to find out what you could learn in our esthiology program.

What Is Cosmetology and What Does a Cosmetologist Do?

Cosmetologists at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes get to work with high-end natural products, make guests feel good about themselves, and build a community. If this sounds like something you are interested in, dive deeper into what cosmetology is!

What Is the Difference Between Cosmetology and Esthiology?

Cosmetology and esthiology have similarities and differences! You can discover the difference between our two programs and learn more about which program you’d be a great fit for! Check it out.

Male Utah Influencers You Have To Follow

We’re showing off some of our favorite influencers straight from Utah! Take a look at how they can brighten your feed!

Why Transfer to Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes?

If situations outside your control have required you to transfer schools, we may be able to help! Explore our schools and see why Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes might be a good next step.

Update to Services and Classes at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes

As we open our doors to guests and students, we want to keep everyone who comes to our school safe. Here is what our guests and students can expect when receiving and giving services at our school.

How Learning Hair Extensions Can Further Your Career

Aveda Institute Phoenix is providing a free hair extensions course for those who meet the requirements of our cosmetology program. Learn more about how an education in hair extensions can further your future in the beauty industry.

Start Your Beauty Education at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes

We are doing our best to support our current and future students with an online beauty education! Learn more about everything we’re doing to continue the beauty school experience at each Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute location!

Live Inspired at Aveda Institute Denver

There are so many things to do and see in Denver, Colorado! You can tour the city, and go hiking in the mountains on the same day. We’ve interviewed our beauty school students to find out why they love going to our Denver campus! Find out why they love it, and book a tour today!

Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute COVID-19 Update

Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute COVID-19 update on clinic closures and distance learning.

Inspire Greatness Aveda Students at the North American Hairstyling Awards

The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is a show that runs every year. Creative artists and stylists from all over can participate in it. Find out what the categories are!

Live Inspired at Aveda Institute Tucson

If you’re looking for a great beauty school, Aveda Institute Tucson is one we’d recommend. Check out the reasons why it gives it’s students such a great education!

Give Inspired for Valentine’s Day!

At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, we have ideas for inspired gifts to give to your loved ones this year for Valentine’s day. Check them out to see which is your favorite!

Live Inspired and Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet!

Let’s start the decade off right! Take your New Year’s resolutions and focus them on making your future bright. Apply at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute and find out if living inspired is the right choice for you.

Our Top 5 Aveda Holiday Gift Sets For 2019

Look no further because we’ve got some of the best holiday gifts right here! Search some of our favorite Aveda Holiday products right now!

Financial Aid for Beauty School Students

At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, we have many resources to help our students. One of our most valuable resources is our ability to offer financial aid to those who qualify. Read more to see how you can apply.

Our Barbering Program at Aveda Institute Denver

Over the last decade, there’s been a rise in men’s grooming services, which means that barbershops are super on-trend. That’s why we’re so excited to offer a barber program at Aveda Institute Denver! Click here to learn more about it.

Our Students’ Take on Current Beauty Trends!

We have plenty of talented students who create beautiful work every day at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute. Here are just a handful who have been helping shape trends in 2019.

We’re Part of the Aveda North America Artistic Team!

Aveda’s North America Artistic team is focused on developing region-specific beauty programs. Some of our favorite people from Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute have recently become a part of this team! Click here to read more.

Why Pursue Dual Licensure?

Why become licensed in one profession when you could be licensed in two? Dual licensure at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute is becoming more and more popular! Click here to learn why!

Our Top Summer Skincare Tips

Take care of your skin this summer! Here are some quick tips on how to deal with sunburn, bug bites, dry skin, and more!

5 Steps You Should Take When Transferring Beauty Schools

Thinking of transferring to a different beauty school? While it may seem hard, you can do it. All it takes are these five steps.

Get Inspired With 5 Stunning Summer Hair Color Trends!

Are you thinking about changing your hair color this summer? We’ve chosen five trendy colors to inspire you! Check them out here.

Why Our Massage Therapy Program Stands Out

Massage therapy is about whole body wellness. At least, that’s how we feel. To find out what makes our program so special, click here.

The Inspire Greatness Team at London Fashion Week

Our students and staff got to participate in London Fashion Week 2019! We got to meet some of the best designers, stylists, and makeup artists in the world. Click here to read all about this incredible event.

Earth Month at Aveda Inspire Greatness

Here at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, we have set aside April as Earth Month. Learn more about our events and activities to celebrate the Earth during April.

2019 NAHA Student Hairstylist of the Year: McKell Hird

McKell Hird, a cosmetology student at Aveda Institute Provo, won Student Hairstylist of the Year at the 2019 North American Hairstyling Awards this January. As we […]

Why Choose a Career in Cosmetology?

Cosmetologists have a variety of exciting career options! Learn more about where cosmetologists can work and what career opportunities are available to them.

How to Become a Cosmetologist in Phoenix, AZ

Wondering how to become a cosmetologist in Phoenix? We listed the steps for you here.

What Different Styles Can I Do With Short Hair?

Need some cute new ways to style short hair? Click here for some hair inspiration!

Alumni Spotlight: Liz Farnsworth

The success of our students and graduates is more important to us than anything else, so when we hear about amazing alumni and the incredible things […]

The Aveda Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone

The holiday season creeps up on people each year, bringing with it the excitement (and anxiety) of finding the perfect presents for the important people in […]

10 Common Myths About Beauty School

If you’re thinking about attending beauty school, you’re probably trying to find out everything you can. Read on to discover the truth about the 10 myths that we come across the most.

Aveda Congress 2018 Recap

Every other year, Aveda holds the Aveda Congress, which is a large three-day conference that brings together Aveda professionals from all corners of the globe. It’s […]

Aveda Services For College Students

Student life is notorious for the instant noodle dinners and all-night cram sessions. For many students, pinching pennies and scrounging savings is the only way of […]

The Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute College Life

Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes has four campuses in very different locations. Provo, Denver, Phoenix, and Tucson are lively and exciting places for our students to learn […]

The Advantage of an Aveda Education

The Aveda education is unique among other beauty school curriculums, so people often have questions. Can I work in any salon with an Aveda education? Do […]

Alumni Spotlight: Ali Haller

The graduates of Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes never cease to amaze us! Ali Haller is no exception. In fact, she is exceptional. She is a NAHA […]

Choosing a Beauty School with Extra Opportunity

Why should you pursue a career in beauty? Because it can be exciting, rewarding, and the beauty industry has so much to offer for those who […]

Questions Every Parent Should Ask About Beauty School

Making a choice about beauty school can be a difficult decision for some people, especially when parents want their children to make the best decision. As […]

How to Become a Licensed Beauty Professional in Colorado [Updated 2020]

There’s a lot of options available for people who want to become a beauty professional in Colorado. We’ve got the information right here to make it easy for you if you’ve ever wondered what the process is like!

Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Ward

The graduates from Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes always amaze us with the incredible things they are able to accomplish, and Taylor Ward is no exception! Taylor […]

What Are Beauty Professionals Made Of?

The Aveda brand is all about what our products and people are made of, which has us asking: what are beauty professionals made of? Everyone who […]

How To Prepare For Your First Day of Beauty School[Update 2020]

If it’s your first time going to beauty school, you might want to know what to bring! We can help prepare you by telling you what clothes to wear, what to bring, and more. Let’s get started!

5 FAQs About Our Extracurricular Activities

Beauty isn’t just a job or a career at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, it’s a way of life! Everything on the earth is connected in some […]

How Esthiology Prepares Students for Medical Spas

At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes we have a specially designed program for learning esthetics called Esthiology. What is the difference between an esthetics program and Aveda’s […]

Staff Spotlight: Anne Skubis

Anne Skubis is one of Inspire Greatness Aveda’s greatest success stories! Her journey has been an inspiring one, and we’re honored that she is a permanent […]

Is Your Personality Fit for Cosmetology? Take Our Quiz! [Updated 2020]

If you are passionate about doing hair, makeup, and nails, you may have considered a career in cosmetology. A cosmetologist is creative, passionate, and organized. Find out what it’s like to be a cosmetologist and take a quiz to see if your personality fits.

7 Product Essentials Every Dad Needs

Father’s Day is right around the corner. This year give dad something different! Though spa days, skin and hair care products, and gift cards are often […]

Staff Spotlight: Brad VanDyke

Aveda Inspire Greatness is nothing without its exceptional staff and instructors, and Brad VanDyke is no exception! We recently had the opportunity to get to know […]

Common Questions From Parents About Beauty School

Are you wanting to go to beauty school, but you’re not sure how your parents will handle the news? Choosing a trade school over attending a […]

Alumni Spotlight: Lynne Killey

We’re always excited to see what our graduates are able to accomplish, and Lynne Killey is no exception! She’s an outstanding example of what you can […]

London Fashion Week Recap With Kayla Emmert

At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, we take pride in our goal to elevate education beyond what is normally required. Each year we provide many opportunities for […]

Alumni Spotlight: Sariah Lee

At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, we’re always so proud of our students and what they accomplish after graduating! That can make it hard for us to […]

From GED to Cosmetology School

Growing up, the beauty industry has always inspired and fascinated you. You grew up giving makeovers and uneven haircuts. You stayed on top of beauty trends […]

How Does Aveda Inspire Greatness Stand Out?

Aveda is well-known for its products and its accomplished name. Aveda is unique in the way that the foundation of the brand is not built on […]

The How and Why of Becoming a Beauty School Student

For many beauty professionals, working in the industry has always been a dream. The beauty industry is home to people who are passionate about what they […]

How to Prepare for a Hair Transformation

Selena Gomez rocked the beauty world with her dramatic hair transformation earlier last year. Her two stylists performed miracles on her hair for 12 hours straight […]

Massage Therapy – The Aveda Difference

Are you looking for a career that can give you the freedom to be your boss and help other people? Look no further! Aveda Inspire Greatness […]

What it Means to be Award-Winning

Year after year the Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute strives to break records and win awards. If “Inspire Greatness” is a part of the name, then it’s […]

What Makes Aveda Different?

Aveda is a beauty industry household name. Their products and logo are things that most people are at least somewhat familiar with. Aveda products even have […]

What is an Esthetician? [UPDATED 2020]

If you’re ready to jump into a future of skincare, you’ll need the training to become an esthetician first! Find out what an esthetician is and what they can do in their careers.

How to Help Your Hair Beat Winter Weather

When you talk about the changes that happen in the winter season, the most noticeable change is in temperature. For most places around the country there […]

Why do People Love Cosmetology?

Cosmetology is a very exciting and creative field, but what is it about cosmo that people love most? Everyone has a different reason for choosing beauty […]

Inspiration from the RetroActive Collection NAHA 2017

Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute Represented at NAHA The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) have come and gone once again, and what a blast it was! We […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Inspire Greatness

The month of October is a busy time at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes. Why is there so much hustle and bustle during this autumn month? It’s […]

New York Fashion Week: What Is It and How to Get Involved

New York Fashion Week is one of the most exciting times for fashion and beauty junkies. It’s one of the biggest beauty industry events held in […]

Beginning Beauty School: Relocating to Provo

Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute Provo is located in the heart of a college town. Provo is the central hub for not just one major university but […]

Spotlights

Get to know our students, team members, guests and network Aveda salons and spas! February Spotlights Student Spotlight: Aisha Hurt (aka Esha) is a cosmetology student […]

Spotlights

Get to know our guests, students, team members and network Aveda salons and spas! January Spotlights Student Spotlight: Natalia Starodubtseva, Massage Therapy Natalia, aka Natasha, is […]

Day In the Life of a Student

Meet Kat Unruh, cosmetology student at Aveda Institute in Denver. She took over our Instagram to share what it’s like to be a student at Inspire […]

#BeautyHeals : India Study Abroad Experience

At the Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, we host study abroad opportunities as a Point of Difference in our curriculum. Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute students and graduates are able […]

Graduate Spotlight: Nikay Higgins, NAHA winner

Graduate Spotlight: (Nikay) Nicole Higgins, Aveda Institute Denver cosmetology graduate Nicole graduated from AID in 2012 and and left a legacy as the first Inspire Greatness […]

Aveda Institute Spotlights: Team, Students, Graduates and Guests

September Spotlights Student Spotlight: Chelsea Newman, cosmetology Chelsea, also known as Chelly chose to attend Aveda Institute Denver because it’s “the best of the best” and […]

Graduate Spotlight: Rae Black

We are pleased to feature our graduate and cosmetology educator, Rae Black! She graduated from Aveda Institute Denver in 2011 and just celebrated her one year […]

Day in the Life: Spa Student

Meet Tiffany Swafford, Aveda Institute Denver esthiology graduate and current massage student. Tiffany took a moment from her day to capture what it’s like to be […]

Inspire Greatness Presents: Master Series with Jim Pacifio

Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes Denver, Tucson, Phoenix, Provo are proud to offer Master Series presentations on campus as a point of difference in our education. This […]

Paving the Way – Graduate Spotlight with Graham Nation

Aveda helped him get his start and through his first years working in the salon, Graham started to pave his own way. His story, short and […]

Luis Gonzalez Master Series Presentation

Inspire Greatness Institutes is lucky to have so many inspiring partnerships within our Aveda network. Through these connections, we’ve developed friendships and loyalty because these Aveda […]

Inspired to Live the Aveda Mission

It’s Live the Mission at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute Denver and recently our sister locations in Phoenix, Tucson and Provo have also celebrated, in the spirit […]

Inspire Greatness Cat Walk for Water for Aveda Earth Month 2016

Inspire Greatness Institutes take the stage for the annual Aveda Earth Month tradition: Cat Walk for Water. The Institutes in Denver, Colo and Phoenix, Ariz have […]

Day-in-the-Life of an Aveda Beauty School Student

What’s it like to go to beauty school? Well, not just any beauty school… Aveda Institute Denver, an Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute? Our cosmetology student, Alexus […]

Inspire Greatness Beacon Experience

As the deadline to apply for Beacon 2016 nears, we caught up with our graduate, Madison Wade to shed some light on how she got her […]

Ian Michael Black Visits Aveda Institute Denver

“Go as far as you can with that job and see how far you can go. If you keep changing careers, you’ll never get anywhere,” says […]

Balancing Beauty and Wellness during Kapha Season

Aveda is rooted in the traditions of Ayurveda, an ancient healing system originating in India. Ayurveda has influenced all forms of modern and alternative medical and […]

Shiv Nath Tandon, Aveda Tribal Elder, visits Inspire Greatness

Shiv Nath Tandon, Aveda Tribal Elder Aveda Institute Denver Master Series “It’s not about what you don’t have, it’s about what you can create.” It may […]

Do you want to be Insta-famous?

Is your Instagram feed full of beautiful, inspiring hair photos? Would you like to build your business through the use of social media?  Posting your work […]

Guest Blogger(s): Men’s Cutting Coaches Meagan MacPhee and Robert Kelly

Our Men’s Cutting Coaches, Megan and Robert, put together a weekly newsletter for our educators that highlights techniques, pedagogy, and products.  I loved this feature on […]

5 Reasons Cosmetologists Wear Black Uniforms

Dress codes and uniforms are a common part of salon and beauty school life, and you may have even noticed that most of the stylists wear […]

WELLNESS: Stretching Exercises To Relieve Stress

Start you weekend off right with some stress relieving stretches! You will find that most stress relieving stretches are long, passive reclining poses. Small muscle groups […]