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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about pursuing an education in beauty at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes? Want to learn more about scheduling your appointment at our school. We’ve compiled a list of some frequently asked questions. If the question you have isn’t answered here, feel free to call us! We’d be happy to help.

About Our School & Programs

Where are you located?

We currently have four locations in three different states: Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. At each of our locations, programs and schedules may vary, but you can still expect the same amazing service from an Aveda Institute. Learn more about each of our schools:

What beauty school programs do you offer?

The programs we offer vary per location, but you can choose from a variety of hairstyling and skincare programs. Learn more about each of our programs and see which program might be a good fit for you:

How much do your beauty school programs cost?

The cost of each of our programs varies per location and program. But, beauty school can be affordable! You can reach out to our team to get an exact cost and learn more about financial aid, available to those who qualify.

You can pay for school using federal grants and loans, scholarships, and more, and we’ll help you every step of the way.

What are the class schedules like?

Many of our programs have a variety of schedule options, including day or evening classes, and even part-time or full-time options. Our goal is to make it possible to fit beauty school into your already busy life. Reach out to our team to learn more about our schedules, or you can check out our course catalogs for more info.

When do classes start?

We have classes starting at multiple times throughout the year for all of our programs! If you want to know when classes start next, reach out to our team. We’ll let you know when our next start dates are and how to get started at one of our beauty schools.

What’s the difference between esthiology and esthetics?

If you want to become a licensed esthetician, you can do so as part of our esthiology program. Esthiology is Aveda’s name for the study of skincare, using all natural Aveda products. The esthiology program at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes can prepare you to become a licensed skincare professional!

What’s the difference between cosmetology and esthiology?

Estheticians and cosmetologists are two common licensures in the beauty industry. Cosmetology is the study of hair, skin, and nails while esthiology is focusing on the study of skincare. Esthetics programs are often shorter than cosmetology programs, while cosmetology programs are longer and have a more extensive curriculum.

Learn more about the differences between the two programs.

How do I apply?

The first step to applying is to reach out to us! We’ll schedule a tour with you to see the school and walk you through what to expect as a beauty school student. When you’re ready to start the application process, we’ll provide you with an application packet that includes details that you’ll need to provide, such as:

  • Letter of intent
  • Proof of age
  • Scanned copy of a high school diploma or GED
  • Social security card (Arizona only)

You can read more about the admissions process and what to expect when starting beauty school.

Financial Aid

What financial aid options are there?

Financial aid is available to those who qualify! If you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), you can see what you may qualify for. There are federal grants, loans, and payment plans for those who need them.

Read more about financial aid options at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes.

What are your school’s codes for FAFSA®?

When filling out FAFSA®, you can use our school’s codes. They are:

  • Aveda Institute Denver: 041671
  • Aveda Institute Provo: 040723
  • Aveda Institute Phoenix: E40394
  • Aveda Institute Tucson: 041945

When using these codes, it will send your info to us to see what you may qualify for, such as Pell Grants or other federal loans.

About the Services

What salon and spa services do you offer?

Each of our services varies based on the location and programs offered. As part of our student salon, you can take advantage of most services offered at a professional salon, including:

  • Haircuts and colors
  • Shampoo and style
  • Beard trims
  • Waxes
  • Makeup application
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Lashes (Provo only)
  • Advanced esthetics techniques (from our Provo Master Esthiology students)
  • And more!

If you want to know if we offer what you’re looking for, call the Aveda Institute closest to you!

Do you take walk-ins?

If we aren’t busy, we may be able to take walk-ins! But, the best way to reserve your spot is to give us a call to schedule your appointment. This helps us make sure there’s a student ready to provide the salon or spa service* you need.

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

Are Aveda products sold at your locations?

Yes! The natural Aveda products we use during your appointment are available for purchase. During your appointment, don’t hesitate to ask your stylist what products they are using for your look to recreate the look at home!

You can also purchase Aveda products online while supporting our school with your purchase.

Do you offer gift cards?

Yes! When you come into our student salon, you can ask us to purchase a gift card to use at your Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute that can be used on services and products. We hope it makes the perfect gift!

About Aveda

What is Aveda?

Aveda is a brand of beauty products with a mission to create stunning looks while reducing your carbon footprint. Aveda focuses on an ayurvedic and holistic approach to wellness, from the feel to the scent of each product.

Learn more about Aveda and their mission.

What makes Aveda Institutes different from other beauty schools?

Aveda Institutes use unique Aveda products and provide a unique approach to wellness, from providing a complimentary cup of Aveda herbal tea at your appointment to using all-natural products and no harsh chemicals.

At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, we strive to prepare our students for their future in the beauty industry with unique extracurricular activities available for certain students, including the North American Hairstyling Awards and New York or London Fashion Weeks.

Through these opportunities, you can build your beauty resume and become part of the extensive Aveda beauty network.

Learn more about how an Aveda education can make you stand out.



700 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202


210 N University Ave
Provo, UT 84601


8475 S Emerald Dr Ste 101, 104,
Tempe, Arizona 85284


145 S 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

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