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27 Sep Financial Aid for Beauty School Students

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

So you’re wondering how you can pay for beauty school in an easy and efficient way? At our Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, we’ve got some simple tips on how you can apply for financial aid to get you started down the path of a beauty education. Check out how simple the process is and learn how to get started by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)!

What Is the FAFSA® and How Do I Complete It?

Beauty school students have a lot to learn as they make their journey towards becoming beauty professionals. Applying for student aid should be simple, so rather than stressing about having to pay for school, you can focus on your learning!

The first thing to understand is where you can get financial aid from. There are plenty of private scholarships that are offered to students, even scholarships for beauty school-specific students.

But there are other options too! Federal student loans could be a good option to help students pay for beauty school. FAFSA® stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid after all, so it’s completely free to fill out!

One of the most frequently asked questions about the FAFSA® is “Where can I go to fill it out?” The official website, Fafsa.ed.gov, is the place to start your financial aid process. Keep in mind that if you are single and under the age of 24, your parents’ information is mandatory to complete it. If you are married and have dependents you are completely supporting on your own, you won’t need your parents to fill out the FAFSA® form.

If you decided to start a FAFSA® application, you’ll need to create a FAFSA® ID and to provide basic demographics, your social security number, and a tax return for the previous year. To submit the FAFSA® you’ll most likely need the code to the school of your choice.

Here are the codes for each of our locations:

Denver – 041671
Phoenix – E40394
Provo – 040723
Tucson – 041945

Once it’s all signed and completed then you’ll be finished until someone can review your application!

The nice thing about the FAFSA® is that it doesn’t take very long to fill out and it’s effortless. You can even fill it out on a mobile app on your phone.

What’s the Process Like With Student Loans?

There are more ways to pay for school than scholarships and FAFSA® money. Student loans are a viable option as well when searching out ways to pay for schooling.

First, if someone decides to take out direct federal loans, there is a requirement that the student has to complete an entrance counseling process and promissory note to receive their loans. Both only take about 30 minutes to complete.

Luckily, at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, we have financial counselors who can review info about loans and give you more knowledge on interest rates, cost of living and what loans can look like in the end for you. The promissory note is a document that you sign promising that you will repay your loans when the time comes. Both actions are mandatory to be able to be eligible for student loans.

The End of a Beauty School Journey!

If you’re accepted into beauty school, you can expect to complete exit counseling for your direct loan. You can log in to studentloans.gov with your id username and password. Select “exit counseling for undergraduate borrowers” and it can give you great information on repayment options, the total debt owed, your grace period and a loan servicer. If you have questions you can always contact your financial aid office.

Are You Looking Into Beginning an Education in Beauty?

There are a lot of secondary education options available out there, but there’s nothing quite like an education and a potential career in beauty. If you are looking into a future of beauty, it’s important to research beauty schools with extra opportunities and resources, like financial aid assistance! At all four of our Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes locations we offer financial aid to those who qualify. See if you have what a beauty professional is made of and what kind of program is best for you!

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21 Aug Our Students’ Take on Current Beauty Trends!

At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute, we have plenty of great and talented students who learn how to create and express themselves through beauty. Here are some of the best 2019 trends from our talented students you need in your life right now!

Platinum Hair

Look created by @lexietinamarie at Aveda Institute Denver.

What’s a better way to make a beauty statement than going platinum? Named after one of the most precious metals, this hair color can make you feel priceless.

 

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Balayage Is Still Here

Look created by @stylesbyriles at Aveda Institute Tucson.

If you’re looking for more depth to your hair but want to keep it simple and chic, balayage is the way to go! Have you ever seen someone who doesn’t look great with a perfect balayage? We haven’t!

 

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Rose Gold Gal

Look created by @hairbyanna_xo at Aveda Institute Denver.

Rose Gold is a classy and beautiful look that brings out the soft pink tones in your complexion. It’s versatile and can go with many different skin tones.

 

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Minimalistic Manicures

Look created by @inspiredbeautybykatlyn at Aveda Institute Provo.

There’s nothing better than a simple and elegant manicure to make you feel put together and beautiful! Keep the colors and patterns clean to tie together any and every outfit you pair your new nails with.

 

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Beautiful Braiding

Look created by @bohemebeauty_ at Aveda Institute Tucson.

This look is the perfect balance of fun and high-class. Who can resist a low maintenance braid that makes you feel like a queen?

 

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New Color, New You!

Look created by @estheticsby_brookeoneill and @estiianaa at Aveda Institute Phoenix.

Coloring your hair can always give you a good change in your life. Even though the hair color trend has been going for a few years, it’s still going strong! We love all color changes, but this hair transformation is something we adore.

 

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Scrunchies and Braids!

Look created by @maddie.dew.hair at Aveda Institute Provo.

Scrunchies have become all the rage this year. So what’s cuter than pairing it with the perfect braid and using multiple scrunchies? Nothing!

 

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Want a Similar Look?

Visit our student salon to get pampered by our students under the direct supervision of licensed professionals. These trends are perfect to incorporate into your look for the rest of 2019. Visit our blog to see why these services are especially great if you’re a college student.

Do You Love Creating?

At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute, we encourage our students to create their original ideas. Are you someone that has a passion for creativity? Take our quiz to see if an education in cosmetology might be right for you. You can also learn more about how cosmetology can help fuel your excitement for cultivating beauty.

Ready to learn how to get started? Check out our programs at the campus closest to you.

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23 May Why Our Massage Therapy Program Stands Out

When you think of massage therapy, what comes to mind? At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute, we see massage as part of an overall wellness journey. Our massage therapy program is rooted in Ayurveda, one of the oldest holistic healing systems in history. This practice is centered on the belief that health and wellness can be achieved when the mind, body, and spirit are balanced as one. The Ayurvedic system isn’t the only thing that makes our massage program stand out. To get a better idea of what makes our massage therapy program so special, we talked to Liz Aigner, a massage educator at our Denver campus.

Liz Aigner with Brad Van Dyke and Amanda of Aveda Institute Minneapolis.

Shaping Well-Rounded Massage Therapists

Before coming back to Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute in 2016, Liz Aigner was a lead licensed massage therapist and manager at a massage studio in downtown Denver. While she held this position, she noticed that many massage therapists had gaps in their knowledge. This propelled her to pursue massage therapy education at Aveda. “I knew that going into teaching would help me mold, facilitate space, and create a new generation of talented, sufficient massage therapists,” she says. “I knew this could change the landscape of excellence in bodywork and massage practitioners.”

Our Massage Curriculum

The Aveda massage program is one-of-a-kind. With its focus on holistic wellness, the curriculum incorporates anatomy, physiology, and guest customization techniques. This 600-hour program teaches multiple modalities so students can learn the various types of massage. To make sure every student gets the support they need, we keep our class sizes small and offer one-on-one attention. In addition to normal classes, we provide master classes to enrolled students and alumni. These advanced courses take the curriculum to the next level, with techniques like fire cupping and Thai massage. “Aveda sets up students so they can enter into any niche they feel drawn to,” Liz says. “Spas, wellness centers, chiropractic practices, gyms, yoga studios, and rehab facilities. We set up a solid foundation for students so they can decide what fits their style best.”

Practicing fire cupping.

A Focus on Wellness

If you’re interested in healing and wellness, massage therapy could be a great choice for you. “As people, we don’t get enough human touch,” Liz says. “Healers of all practices benefit from educating society on the power of touch, the importance of a healthy body, creating a quiet and calm mind, and opening the spirit through healthy touch.” Liz also says that one of the most important things massage therapy students can learn in our program is the act of self-care. “When we take care of ourselves, we have the stamina to take care of our guests, family, and friends,” she says. “This program is meant to open you up to new experiences and self-exploration!”

Start Your Massage Therapy Journey

Massage therapy can be a great choice for those who are flexible, compassionate, and dedicated to wellness. With continuous chances to grow, it’s a career path with plenty of opportunities for growth and learning. To learn more about applying to our program, contact Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute today! We offer massage therapy at our Provo and Denver locations. We’d love to help you pursue your goals in health and wellness.

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21 May 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 associated with the women in your life, don’t be fooled. Treat the father you love to an Aveda product or experience. Check out these 7 product essentials, and then contact your local Inspire Greatness to see if they have these products in stock for fathers day or book his treatment at one of our student salons!*

1. invati men™ scalp revitalizer

This hair product is meant as a leave-in treatment and is perfect for men who have thin hair. When massaged into the scalp, it invigorates the follicles and disperses the signature pure-fume™ scent for hair that smells great all day long. It also instantly thickens the root of the hair. Give the gift of wonderful, full, revitalized hair!

2. aveda men pure-formance™ set

Help dad master his morning routine with this Aveda washing and styling set. This shampoo, conditioner, and styling product trio help dad cleanse, moisturize, and groom to perfection. It’s the simplicity of a shampoo and body wash, but for dad’s hair! This set makes showering and grooming effortless, simple, and fast.

3. aveda men pure-formance™ thickening paste

Dad looking for thicker, healthier locks? Look no further. This Aveda thickening paste instantly adds body and makes styling easy. This styling product will keep dad looking sharp starting from the office through to date night.

4. aveda men pure-formance™ shave cream

A clean-cut man is always in style. Dads with all skin types will appreciate this shave cream that helps provide a close, comfortable shave. It even helps protect against irritation and razor burn. The aroma this cream boasts of certified organic spearmint, vetiver, lavender, and other pure flower and plant essences just adds to the list of benefits of this product. Put this product on your shopping list for every father in your life!

5. aveda men pure-formance™ aroma spray

A man’s scent can help him create his identity, especially with the ladies. This aroma spray is made up of kunzea, citrus, and certified organic essential oils including spearmint, vetiver, and lavender. Dad can use this spray as a cologne, keeping him smelling fresh all day long. This alluring spray is sure to impress everyone on your list.

6. invati men™ system

Got a dad struggling with hair loss? It’s nothing to be afraid of, but if he wants to reduce the amount of hair he’s losing, check out the Aveda invati line. This pair combines the power of the scalp revitalizer with the shampoo for a routine that is a solution for thinning hair. These products were created to reduce hair loss, and 4 out of 5 men said their hair feels stronger and looks thicker (after a 12 week consumer test).

7. Aveda Travel Sizes

Have a globetrotting dad? He can take all the benefits of Aveda with him in his suitcase. The hair care line as well as a few body washes are available in these little sizes, perfect for on the go. These are also great for dads who frequent the gym. Your gym bag real estate is precious, so be conscious of what you pack! Just make sure your Aveda shampoo and conditioner make it in there.

Make Father’s Day Relaxing

Give the gift of relaxation to dad this year. *All of the services in our student salon are provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

Aveda Institute Tucson

Treat dad to a haircut, facial, or body treatment at our Tucson student salon and spa! To book his appointment for this location, click here!

845 N. Park Ave. Suite 105
Tucson, AZ 85719

Aveda Institute Phoenix

Help dad look as good as he feels by booking a men’s cut, facial, or body treatment! Our student salon and spa is the perfect place to feel revitalized! Book his appointment here.

8475 South Emerald Drive Suite 111, 113
Tempe, Arizona 85284

Aveda Institute Denver

This location boasts its own barbering services in addition to our regular men’s cuts. You can also schedule dad a facial, body treatment, or even a massage! Make his day, click here to book an appointment.
700 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Aveda Institute Provo

Make Father’s Day extra special by booking him a haircut, facial, body treatment, or massage at our Provo student salon and spa! To get in touch with his and book his appointment, click here.

210 N University Ave.
Provo, UT 84601

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09 May 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 aligned with his personal beliefs. He’s been with Aveda ever since!

Why Inspire Greatness Aveda?

More than anything else, Brad loves Aveda because of how it aligns with his personal beliefs. He believes in taking a holistic approach to wellness. He has always observed that there is a connection between what stylists do and overall wellness. You can both look and feel good. This mentality is a central part of Aveda’s culture, so it was a natural fit for Brad to join!

Brad’s Role at Inspire Greatness Aveda

Brad contributes a lot to the Inspire Greatness schools in his role as Director of Education. He oversees education at all four campuses, ensuring that the curriculum is optimized and current, kits are up to date, and that our team is equipped to effectively engage the students. His day to day is all about connecting with team leads and observing team members in the classroom or on the clinic floor. Brad calls Denver home, but travels to each location regularly so he gets a good idea of how things are going. Brad also oversees all of our points of difference programs, such as our fashion week travel experiences in London and New York, the North American Hairstyling Awards competition, and our study abroad experiences in India, Toronto, and Madrid. These experiences are part of what makes an Aveda education extraordinary, and Brad is an integral part of what makes these experiences successful!

These programs are a big deal because they can help set our students up to be successful. Students get the practical experience of working alongside professionals in the industry by going to these fashion shows or competitions and connect to that network. Those networking opportunities help connect students with the industry, and in our case, specifically the Aveda brand. It’s not just a one-time event, most students use these experiences as a networking and marketing opportunity to explore their career options.

Advice for Students

When asked about advice for future students, Brad had this to say:

”Recognize that you are entering a career, not just a job. It is creating something that can be a life-changing path. A job is just something you show up to do. A job is something that passion may not align with. For me a career is something you commit to and recognize that there can be continual inspiration to give and give and give if you put yourself out there.

Our industry has a lot to offer. It is a matter of finding what you’re good at and where your passion is. When you do that you can have a life-long journey or career. It’s beautiful when you can find that. I’m grateful for what this career has offered me, and I know it can offer a lot to other people who want to go and get it for themselves.”

Meet Brad at Aveda Institute!

Brad is very involved with the education at Inspire Greatness Aveda, so even if you don’t attend the Denver campus, you’re bound to run into him! You can have the opportunity to meet Brad and other staff members with inspiring stories like his. Contact us at our Denver, Provo, Phoenix, or Tucson locations for more information about our programs or to schedule a tour!

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23 Apr 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 be more successful as a salon owner. Her drive to be an outstanding salon owner eventually led Lynne to the Aveda Institute Denver. After graduation, she worked in some Aveda spas in the Denver area to get more experience in the spa environment.

“I learned that the more you focus on your strongest skill set and get clear on what you want, the easier it is to move forward.”

Building a Business

Lynne originally owned two spa locations, one in Denver and the other in Pagosa Springs. She made the tough choice to let go of her Denver location so that she could focus on developing her beauty products in Pagosa Springs, which is where she truly wanted to spend her time! To get the word out about her products, Lynne sampled at farmers markets, built marketing campaigns, and increased her distribution through Amazon. Spending time on the quality of her product is important, she likes to put her best efforts into each bottle before they leave the hive!

Lynne’s Secret for Success

One of the greatest challenges with running a business is getting the word out, and Lynne quickly learned that online marketing would not be as easy as she thought! She tried putting her product out everywhere, including sites like Etsy, eBay, Pinterest, social media, Amazon, and even her own website. She discovered that photography is the key to product positioning and allure, and was able to find the most success by partnering with Amazon. Now her business has grown to the point where she has people who help her with orders and shipping, which gives her the time she wants to refine her products!

“For us, partnering with Amazon has been a big success. We can use their warehouses to store and stock products, fill orders quickly, and gain a much larger customer base to our products. Our Organic Cuticle Oil has been an Amazon Best product on and off over the last five years, generating the sales of more than 200 units a month!”

Not only is her product line performing well, Lynne’s spa in Pagosa springs is in excellent shape! It’s currently in the final stages of a remodel that will give it a new look and feel. She loves the spa because there are so many different treatments she can offer to help people look and feel better. One of her personal favorites is the hydraderm exfoliation facial, which is a gentler version of microdermabrasion. Lynne loves being able to develop products that can help her spa experience improve!

Advice for Students

When asked about her advice for beauty school students, Lynne says:

“Find the parts you love and spend your time doing that. It is great to try new things and see what products, styles and services best suit your own style. You will tend to attract what you project – so make sure you love it.”

Learn About Aveda Institutes

Are you interested in pursuing a career that can allow you similar freedom and flexibility to chase your dreams? Lynne is just one example of someone who has made a tremendous impact with her education at Aveda Institutes. Reach out to us for more information on how an esthetics education can help you build the career you want most!

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28 Mar 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 choose just one alumnus to feature on our blog because we have so many alumni we want to talk about! We wanted to highlight Sariah Lee for killing it on social media and in the Aveda network!

About Sariah Lee

Sariah is one of our more recent graduates, and was an exemplary student while with us at Aveda Institutes! She traveled with us to London Fashion Week and also participated in the North American Hairstyling Awards. She was a model student, and is now an outstanding cosmetologist with Pura Vida Salon & Spa in Park City, Utah. Here are some of the questions we got to ask Sariah:

Why did you choose Aveda Institute?

“I chose the Aveda Institute because I wanted to be part of an organization that is innovative, creative, focused on moving into the future while still caring for the world around them.”

Why did you choose to stay with Aveda after graduation?

“I chose to stay with Aveda after graduation for a few reasons:

  1. I love the mission and wanted to be a part of a salon that lived up to the mission.
  2. I absolutely love the color line and can’t imagine using another one.
  3. The people who are part of the Aveda network are so supportive of one another and care for each other. I wanted to surround myself with those people.”

What are your most popular salon services?

“One of my most popular services in the salon is my men’s haircuts.”

What is the greatest lesson you learned in school?

“The greatest lesson I learned in school is that I will never stop learning, even after I’ve been in the hair business for years. It’s never too late to learn, and you shouldn’t be afraid to fail, because from failing, you learn.”

Who is your Aveda icon and why?

My Aveda icon is Anne Skubis (the Director of Marketing for Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes). She always has fun, fresh, creative work. More than just being a fantastic makeup artist, Anne also engages with people on a personal level, and you can tell that she truly cares about the people around her. Anne strives to inspire people and lift them up, and I aspire to live up to her example.

What are your top three tips for social media?

  1. ”Engage and interact with your followers. Respond to their likes and comments.
  2. Consistency is key. You want your page to be aesthetically pleasing and focused on what you want to convey to the audience. Is it hair? Makeup? Eyelash extensions? Stay consistent.
  3. It’s fun to post pictures of you in action because it makes your page more personal and you can more easily connect with the audience.”

What is your greatest accomplishment since graduating?

Two of my greatest achievements since graduating are:

  1. Finding a salon that is so supportive and positive.
  2. Building a consistent clientele.

It is one of the biggest compliments to me when someone decides they want to come back to me for their hair, makeup, or eyelash extensions.

Follow Sariah

If you want to see more of Sariah’s work and what she’s up to now, follow her on Facebook or Instagram! If you want to see what her salon is up to, you can check them out as well on Instagram. We’re excited to see all of the works of art Sariah will create in her career!

Learn Cosmetology

Are you interested in learning more about cosmetology and the career opportunities you can have in the beauty industry? Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes strives to provide an education that goes above and beyond to help our students be prepared for their careers. Reach out to us to get more information on how a cosmetology education can help your career goals!

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06 Mar From GED to Cosmetology School

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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 and might have even tried out some of the wild ones. Once you got to high school, the idea of waiting until graduation to start attending a cosmetology school was too hard to bear. So, you started looking into getting your GED. It can be an intimidating thinking about the process of getting a GED. But don’t worry, we are here to hopefully make the process a little bit easier.

Taking the Next Step

Congratulations! You are working on getting your GED (General Education Development).This is a huge accomplishment and one that you should be proud of yourself for. Once you have your GED, you will be qualified to begin your education at Inspire Greatness in one of our programs.

  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetics
  • Spa Therapy
  • Master Esthetics only available in our Provo location.
  • Massage Therapy only available in our Provo and Denver locations.
  • Getting Your GED

    The steps to receiving your GED isn’t as complicated as one might think. What can be complicated is figuring out which steps to take in order to take the GED test since each state differs on prerequisites and rules in order to qualify. We are here to guide you to the right places to get all the information you will need to prepare yourself. Make sure to visit the official GED website for any additional questions..

    Where to Get Your GED

    Inspire Greatness has four different locations. In order to be a student at one of our locations you must at least have a high school diploma or GED. Depending on which location you wish to study at, here is the information you need in order to receive your GED.

    Start Your Future!

    After receiving your GED, your next step will be to contact one of our locations! Choosing Inspire Greatness means choosing a family. We push each other to become our best selves and to perfect our skills. Start taking the steps today to begin your dream career tomorrow!

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22 Feb How Does Aveda Inspire Greatness Stand Out?

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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 style or beauty. Rather it is built and centered on love. Aveda was created with the idea that individual beauty is directly linked to the beauty of the world around us. Founded in 1978, Aveda has continued to practice love through education in beauty. After reading a bit about Aveda you will see how it differs from other brands and, in turn, makes us different than other cosmetology schools.

What Makes Inspire Greatness Stand Out?

Aveda was built on the foundation of practicing love. Obviously that’s not the conventional way a beauty, is created. Aveda stands out in more ways than one from other brands. We know that using ecological brands that has a social cause behind it are important to you. It’s important to us as well!

Our Programs

Here at Inspire Greatness, we offer a wide range of programs to excel in. If beauty is your calling, we have the resources for you. If you enjoy teaching then learn from us! We also have programs for those who are interested in spa or massage therapy.

Our diverse programs is filled with passionate people that are eager to learn from the best and to teach the best.

Extra Opportunities

When you decide on Aveda Inspire Greatness, you are deciding on endless possibilities. We want to see our students succeed so we offer a number of resources such as:

  • Modern styling tools
  • Workstations
  • Incredible facilities
  • One-on-one help from professional instructors

Not only do we provide resources for success, we also offer off-campus experiences to those that are accepted. These off-campus experiences are opportunities for growth growth, networking, real-world experience, and personal improvement!

  • New York Fashion Week
  • North American Hairstyling Awards
  • Study Abroad
  • The Power of Products

    Aveda is very well-known for our products. We offer products for every need, from hair and face treatments to makeup. We want to not only help you feel beautiful but to also be sure what you are putting on your body is safe and beneficial.

    Join Aveda Inspire Greatness!

    As you can see, Aveda is not just a beauty brand. We strive to make this beautiful world a better place to live and to show you that the beauty you have is within yourself. If you are interested in the beauty industry, you should consider an education with Aveda Inspire Greatness. Experience the Aveda way today!

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01 Feb 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 do. Before they became beauty pros, however, they had to discover the best path to get them there. Everyone’s path to becoming a beauty pro is unique and special.

At the Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes we want to do what we can to help you discover your path to becoming a beauty pro. Here’s a few things to help you decide if beauty is for you and how to get your start!

Perks of Working in the Beauty Industry

You may still be on the fence trying to decide if going into the beauty industry is a good choice. There’s lots of amazing reasons to work in the beauty industry. Just ask any beauty pro. You get to be creative and help other people feel beautiful. This can make for a very rewarding career. The beauty industry can also offer very flexible work schedules for those who want or need time to spend with family and friends!

If flexible schedules and the ability to create don’t do it for you, take into consideration how many options you’ll have. As a beauty professional you can choose from a wide variety of career paths. Examples include:

  • Hairstylist
  • Colorist
  • Product company representative
  • Salon manager
  • Salon owner
  • Freelance hair and/or makeup
  • Wedding makeup and hair
  • Editorial makeup and hair
  • Platform artist
  • Many more

Enrolling in Beauty School

Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to take the lead and become a beauty pro, you’ll need to enroll. Sometimes this step scares people. They aren’t sure if they can fit it into their lives or if they can afford it. Don’t worry. It’s not as scary as you think. To enroll in beauty school you should:

  1. Pick the campus that you want to attend – There are four Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute campuses in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. Find the one closest to you.
  2. Schedule a tour of your campus – You can fill out a form here, and we’ll contact you to set up a tour. Don’t want to wait? You can also call us to schedule your tour immediately:
    Dever: 303-800-9042
    Provo: 801-305-4893
    Phoenix: 480-867-3916
    Tucson: 520-314-3172
  3. Take your tour – Show up with all the questions you can think of about becoming a beauty pro!

Taking a tour of your campus can help you figure out all the things your uncertain of. An admissions representative will show you around the school to let you see what it’s like to be a student. They’ll also tell you about financial aid which is available to those who qualify. They can explain how you can find out what you qualify for. This can help alleviate some of stress of not being able to afford school. During your tour the admissions representative can also walk you through the enrollment process.

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Why Choose Aveda

At the Aveda Institute we take education seriously. We want our students to be prepared for anything that comes their way. To do this we invest in experienced educators who can help and teach students. Our students also get to learn in beautiful facilities with industry standard tools. In addition to knowledgeable educators and stunning campuses, our students get the Aveda culture and network. Once you experience it, you’ll fall in love!

Get Started!

If you’ve been thinking and dreaming of a career in beauty, contact us today! We can schedule a tour with you, show you around, and help you get started. Your journey to a beautiful career can start today! We can’t wait for you to become a member of the Aveda family!

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