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May 9, 2018

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 him and his role at each of our campuses. He’s a part of the lifeblood that helps everyone at the school learn and grow!

About Brad VanDyke

Brad originally completed a four year degree in exercise science and psychology, but sought to find a career path that embodied his personal vision on how he wanted to connect to the world and the people in it. He later completed a massage therapy program and started working at an Aveda salon as a massage therapist around 18 years ago. It was during that time that he fell in love with Aveda because it …

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May 4, 2018

Make Memories With Mother’s Day Activities

Gift giving can be a challenge for some people, especially if the person they are giving to doesn’t ask for much! This year for Mother’s Day, instead of spending a lot of money on a foot massager she’ll use twice before it lives under the bed, do something special with her! Gift giving is one of the ways that you can show your love and appreciation, but in today’s fast-paced world we tend to forget about the more thoughtful ways we can show we care. We’ll run through our favorite Mother’s Day activities that you can do to create lasting family memories!

Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in bed may be a cliche at this point, but it’s for a good reason: Moms love …

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April 27, 2018

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 university can be a tricky decision to make, and earning the support of your parents can help immensely. We’ll look here at some of the most common questions parents ask their kids who want to attend a trade school, as well as some common answers you can give them to help earn their support!

Why Not Go to College?

This question can be a complicated one, and each answer will vary person to person. Parents likely ask this question because attending university used to be the commonly accepted way to advance your career quickly. Nowadays, university tuition costs are higher than …

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April 23, 2018

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 accomplish with hard work and passion for what you do. She’s an inspiration to us, and we hope she can be an inspiration to you too!

About Lynne

Lynne is one of the earliest cosmetologists to graduate from Aveda Institute Denver! She graduated from our cosmetology program back in 2006. What stood out to us was the fiery passion she had for skincare and her decorated background in business. At that point she had already created a few skin care products as part of her business, but she wanted to learn more about working in spa environments so that she could …

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March 28, 2018

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 our students to travel and experience beauty on a global scale. We have programs students can participate in, such as study abroad, New York Fashion Week, as well as the North American Hairstyling Awards. Last month some of our brightest students had the opportunity to participate in London’s fashion week. We got to interview Kayla Emmert, one of our student participants, to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to do makeup for one of the world’s largest fashion shows!

Before the Trip

Kayla first heard about the London Fashion Week trip in her esthiology class at Aveda Institute Tucson. …

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