Unusual and Unique Jobs for Cosmetologists
The career paths with a cosmetology license are endless. Whether you seek a thrilling, rewarding or unusual path, the artistic talents and skills learned in beauty school are invaluable. Expand your limits with these niche cosmetology jobs in makeup, hair, and skincare.
Why Do Cosmetologists Wear Black? Understanding What to Wear
There are several reasons why cosmetologists prefer to wear black. Reasons range from stain concealment and timeless fashion to black acting as a neutral background that allows clients to shine. Black uniforms are easy to find and easy to wear, and they create a sense of cohesiveness and stylish branding for a salon.
What Are the Typical Duties of a Cosmetologist?
No two days are alike for cosmetologists, though there are certain responsibilities they carry out frequently, and hair is just the beginning. At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, students experience first-hand what these typical job duties may entail.
Characteristics That Make a Good Cosmetologist
The most effective cosmetologists possess key characteristics, such as resourcefulness, flexibility, versatility, and creativity. Clients often look for cosmetologists who display these attributes when deciding which salon or spa to support.
Barber vs. Cosmetologist: Understanding the Differences Between the Career Fields
Being a barber means focusing on mastering the haircut and color. Cosmetologists can, too, but they expand into esthetics and makeup art, as well as pedicures and manicures. Cosmetology and the barber profession offer satisfying and fulfilling careers that can provide a lifestyle of flexibility and on-the-job innovation.
What Jobs Can You Get with a Cosmetology License?
Obtaining your cosmetology license opens up the number and variety of jobs available and helps give you the confidence to advance your career. Expand your job search with knowledge, skills, and experience gained in our cosmetology program. Here, we explore some of the more exciting jobs in the field.
Want to Own a Salon? Here’s What You Should Focus on During Your Education
For students who dream of owning their own salon, there are several opportunities they should take advantage of while enrolled in cosmetology school. From hands-on experience to studying abroad, these opportunities are a great way to gain insight into what it’s like to be a small business owner.
Tips to Help Cosmetology Students Learn to Be Better Listeners
In addition to teaching students how to provide quality beauty services, our licensed and experienced instructors teach soft skills, such as how to be a better listener. Truly listening to clients and understanding their needs can make for a more successful career as a cosmetologist.
Why Is Self-Care Important?
Self-care sounds like a broad concept, but it’s simply about taking the time to focus on maintaining a healthy mind and body. As a beauty student, you’re training to become a professional who cares for clients. However, it’s equally as important for you to find ways to care for yourself.
What You Need to Know About Barber Certification
Barbers typically cater to a more masculine clientele, providing them with a calming and professional grooming experience. If you’re interested in entering this field, find out how long it takes to complete a barber certification program and what your journey to a career may entail.
Financial Aid for Esthetician Training: Scholarships, Grants, and More
If you want to pursue a career as an esthetician but are uncertain as to paying for your education, there are several options to consider. In this blog, we discuss, scholarships, loans, grants and other financial avenues.
Things to Consider About Beauty School Before Enrolling at Aveda Institutes
Are you considering a career in beauty? If so, you may want to understand the academic path towards becoming a professional. In this blog, we discuss what you should know before enrolling as a beauty student.
Benefits of Learning Cosmetology Abroad
In cosmetology, creativity and flexibility are everything. Developing your own personal style to deliver the client’s expectations starts with mastering the fundamentals of the craft. But, […]
5 Tips for Protecting Your Hair in the Winter Months
With winter underway, you may be especially concerned about keeping your hair as healthy as possible. In this blog, we offer a handful of tips for proper hair protection when the weather turns chilly.
How to Become a Master Esthetician with Our Master Esthiology Program
If you are trying to determine what career path is the right one for you, and you want to do something that will make a big […]
Everything You Need to Know About Dry Shampoo
Colorado, Utah, and Arizona all host Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, but that’s not the only thing they have in common. In all three states (and across […]
What Makes a Great Stylist? Tips from the Instructors at Aveda Institutes
It’s important to focus on client communication and keep your cutting skills as sharp as your scissors if you want to be a great stylist. Find out some more tips from Aveda Institute instructors who can help you grow in your education and career.
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.
Tips for How to Take Care of Yourself during the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the pandemic continues to affect our sense of normalcy, we must maintain a healthy mind and body. At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, we understand that these unprecedented times have turned life as we knew it on its head. That’s why we’re proud to provide several COVID-19 safety and wellness tips that you can benefit from immediately.
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.
4 Ways to Keep Your Skin Hydrated and Healthy
A lot of people have dry skin, which is a perfectly natural skin type. But there’s a difference between having dry skin and having dehydrated skin, […]
5 Expert Skincare Tips from Estheticians in Denver
No one knows about skincare better than an esthetician. Estheticians make a living making their clients’ skin as healthy and beautiful as possible. As such, it […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]