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 and grow, so we wanted to highlight some of the things that make them special!


The first Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute we want to highlight is located in Provo, Utah. Provo is best known as the home for Brigham Young University (BYU), the local private university, which provides a vibrant students life. Provo has become quite the bustling college city in recent decades, now with over an estimated 115,000 residents. With so many people in the city, it has become a great place for people with entrepreneurial spirit to start building their own businesses and chase their dreams. Nu Skin, one of the world’s largest personal care product companies in the world, even has a headquarters in Provo!

Brigham Young University

Much of Provo’s student life revolves around events at BYU, even if you’re not a student at the university. BYU has all of the typical high-energy sporting events for the public to attend, such as football, basketball, soccer, and many more. BYU also has a rich artistic and musical culture, so if you’re into concerts, performances, and shows, Provo is a great place to be because you can take part in many of those events as a Provo resident! If you’re not a BYU fan, no sweat! Provo is growing into a major city with events for people from all walks of life.

The Great Outdoors

Are you someone that craves to be one with nature? Perfect, Utah is a great place to get your adventuring fix! Utah is famous worldwide for having some of the best skiing and snowboarding on earth, and Provo is just a short drive from a large selection of resorts. Utah’s adventures continue in the warmer seasons with many outstanding hikes, bike trails, and more that you can explore.

Cultural Experiences

Utah isn’t just a place for adventuring and sightseeing, you can also enjoy exciting and unique cultural experiences. For indie film fans, you can attend the Sundance Film Festival, a huge annual event that draws thousands of people from all over the globe. The annual Festival of Colors is an exciting and colorful celebration of Hindu culture that is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Salt Lake City is also a short drive from Provo, and is rich with history. You can enjoy concerts, events, parades, museums, and even visit the iconic Temple Square. No matter what you’re interested in, students at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute in Provo have something they can enjoy!


Denver, the “Mile High City”, is the capital of Colorado and the city where another Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute is located. Denver is also home to Colorado State University, among several other colleges, which brings a lively atmosphere to the city. The city also provides a manageable slice of big city life with a population of over 600 thousand residents. The city is large enough to have just about anything you could want without feeling too big to handle. Denver is also an excellent place to kickstart a beauty career with the countless opportunities to explore!

City Life

There’s no shortage of things to do in Denver! For those with the cosmopolitan flair, Denver has the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and 16th Street Mall, both of which are large, fun and relaxed places to spend a Saturday. Much like BYU in Provo, the college scene in Denver also keeps the city lively and full of things to experience. Whether it’s sporting events or musical performances, there’s always something to see. If you have a taste for big league events, you can attend a Rockies baseball game at Coors Field, or a join the mass of Denver fans at a Broncos football game at Mile High Stadium. If you’re into live music, few places are more unique or iconic than Red Rocks Amphitheatre where you can catch a live show almost any day of the week!

Outdoor Adventures

With sunny weather in Colorado 300 days out of the year, it’s easy to embrace your inner adventurist and explore nature. Whether your jam is bicycling, river kayaking, and more, you have plenty of options in the Denver area! If you’re looking for something a little more modern or thrilling, Elitch Gardens is one of the largest theme parks in the entire area. To keep cool in the summer you can also consider Water World. Regardless of what you’re in the mood for, Denver can provide as much adventure as you like!

Building Beauty Opportunities

Considering how big Denver is, there are also plenty of opportunities to build your beauty career. Events like the Colorado Beauty and Hair Expo come around every year to attract barbers and stylists from all over the country to enjoy all things hair. It even includes an epic barber battle! Many intelligent men and women in Colorado have made fantastic beauty businesses, and you could be the next one!


Coming in as the fifth largest city in the United States, Phoenix is the largest city to be home to an Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute. Our Phoenix campus is in the largest city of any of our campuses, which provides our students with unique opportunities. Living in the desert is a paradise for many people, with perpetual sunshine and no bad hair days!

The Big City

Phoenix is a big city that is rich with art, music, and style. It’s really the city for you to find yourself in! Whether you prefer theatrical performances or art galleries, there’s always something new to explore.

Life in The Desert

The wide open desert in the Phoenix area makes the perfect canvas for you to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities. To beat the heat, early morning or late night hikes are a great way to keep cool and see incredible sights. Kayaking or paddling the Salt River is another fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors without burning to a crisp on a hot summer day!

Local Beauty Events

In a city as large as Phoenix, it’s easy to find beauty events and opportunities for young beauty professionals. Events such as the Arizona Hair & Beauty Show draw vendors and professionals from all over the country to show off their stuff, and you could be part of the show! The city is also alive with all kinds of beauty salons, parlors, blowout bars, and more where you could make your mark. You could even open a business of your own!


Tucson, Arizona is the last of our Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute campuses. Located almost two hours from our Phoenix campus, the Inspire Greatness Aveda school in Arizona shares home with the University of Arizona, the college that breathes life into the city. The combination of small town feel with a relatively large number of residents makes Tucson the perfect place to experience some of everything!

University of Arizona

Go Wildcats! The University of Arizona is the beating heart of Tucson, both as the largest employer and as the largest student body. Like the other college towns mentioned before, Tucson provides residents amazing opportunities to get involved with the local lifestyle, ranging from sporting events to musical performances. Regardless of your interests, Tucson can provide entertainment and enrichment.

Local Events

While Tucson isn’t quite the size that Phoenix is, Tucson still has many local events and activities for people to get involved in. The Women’s Day Out Expo is a great example of a large event where strong women get together to network and build opportunities. The Arizona Fashion Convention & Beauty Expo is more fashion, style, and beauty oriented, and could provide excellent networking and business building opportunities for young beauty professionals!

Learn at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute

Regardless of which campus you choose to attend, the Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes are dedicated to helping our students to prepare for exciting careers in the beauty world. We can help you discover your passion is for esthetics, cosmetology, and more. Contact us today to learn more about how you can change your life with us!