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Professional Hairstyling Education in Phoenix, Arizona

Are you searching for an advanced beauty school education in the metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona? Look no further than Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes. Our hairstyling program offers students the opportunity to develop technical skills, learn about the business side of the industry, and get real-world experience on our salon and spa floor. Learn more about the hairstyling program curriculum, our Phoenix campus, and potential career paths.

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Hairstyling Program Overview

A professional stylist offers chemical hair treatments, styling, and color services in addition to shampoos and haircuts. They work with both male and female clients, providing services that help their customers look and feel their best. Stylists have the opportunity to express their artistry and creativity each day at work.

At Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, students in the hairstylist program receive 1,000 hours of training. With a mix of classroom lectures, group study, one-on-one support, and hands-on training, this program combines theory and practice to prepare students for entry-level roles in the beauty industry.

Students can opt for daytime or evening classes, depending on what works best for their schedule. Multiple program start dates are offered throughout the academic year. This program can be completed in less than one calendar year.

Curriculum Information

Our hairstyling program curriculum is carefully designed to provide students with comprehensive training in styling tools and techniques, health and safety, and business and marketing. Under the careful guidance of our experienced instructors, students can build their skills in an engaging learning environment. The hairstyling curriculum covers topics including:

  • Effectively working on all hair textures from 2A to 4C
  • Natural Hair Styling and Setting Techniques
  • Thermal Styling and Event Styling Techniques
  • Haircutting and Barbering Techniques
  • Hair Color Applications
  • Hair Extension Techniques
  • Permanent Wave Applications
  • Money by Qnity – Career and Financial Planning  
  • Business Building 
  • Social Media and Marketing 
  • Well-Being and Self Care 

Students will learn a variety of haircutting and styling techniques for both men and women and gain practice working with clients in our student salon using high-end and vegan products from Aveda.

The number of classroom hours each week depends on the course schedule a student chooses:

  • Full-time classes: 30-37.5 hours per week
  • Evening classes: 25 hours per week

To be eligible for licensure as a hairstylist through the Arizona Barbering & Cosmetology Board, 1,000 hours of training are required.

View our consumer information to view course catalogues, instructor information, textbook lists, and more.

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Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes is located in the Emerald Design Center on the western side of Tempe, Arizona, conveniently just east of I-10. Part of the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tempe is home to the main campus of Arizona State University, as well as several other colleges and universities. Our campus was built with eco-friendly green building features and offers a welcoming environment designed to facilitate student learning, including:

  • An onsite Aveda clinic
  • Classrooms designed for hands-on learning
  • An Aveda retail center
  • Dedicated student lockers and workstations
  • A resource library

In addition to studying in the Phoenix area, current students at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes can apply to participate in New York or London Fashion Week, the North American Hairstyling Awards, or study abroad opportunities.

The future is bright for hairstylists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the hairstyling and cosmetology industry is expected to grow by 11% over the next decade, much faster than average when compared to other occupations.

With the skills and knowledge you gain in hairstyling school, you can pursue many different career paths. Those who want to be their own boss might want to become a salon owner or beauty influencer. If you want to specialize in a specific area of beauty and wellness, you could become a salon stylist or color specialist. Or you could work outside the salon setting as a stylist for runway shows, film or television sets, or magazine shoots.

Whether you’re ready to enroll or still exploring your options, our Dream Makers are here to help. We can walk you through our application process, answer questions about our different programs, and connect you with financial aid resources that you might qualify for, like grants, scholarships, and in-house financing. Thanks to our Dream Makers, it’s easier than ever to find ways to invest in your future.

Enroll in Hairstyling School in Arizona

Channel your creativity into a rewarding career through the hairstyling program at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes. With a campus conveniently located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes welcomes students from all over the country. For more information about program enrollment and to schedule a campus tour, contact us today.

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