Sep 05th 2016 | By rachel

Many of us have floated in and out of student services, seeking advice, solace and even a few minutes of escape. Kristin who works behind that little glass window is no stranger to the many emotions that can come and go and she is here to help with the little stressors that can sometimes feel overwhelming! That made her the PERFECT person to ask about one of Aveda's classic products, Hand Relief, because much like hand relief, Kristin is no stranger...

Jul 29th 2016 | By rachel

We sat down with Vancouver Instructor Beau to find out about a new Aveda fave,Thickening Tonic. A relative newbie to the Aveda styling line this product has garnered some serious love from stylists and connoisseurs of volume alike. Since Beau knows a thing or two about achieving the perfect coif, we knew he would be the man for the job!


Jul 14th 2016 | By rachel

Here at the Aveda Institute Portland we wear all black. You might imagine a somber environment but it is quite the opposite. Our students manage to use their everyday black as a unique canvas for their self expression. In order to capture the creativity we have been stopping students who show up dressed to kill to find out how they make Aveda dress code their own!

First up is salon life student Rachel, who caught our eye with her soft and...

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  • Dakota was super amazing. He did a great job with my hair. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was not because of Dakota...I just wish Aveda would...
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 1:39pm
  • This was by far the best experience I've had with the Aveda Institute. Elissa Hamar is a great esthetician and knows her craft well. I would...
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:25am
  • I have been seeing Louisa. She is spectacular. Completely understands what I want, and is able to cobble together everything I need from a hair style...
    Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:16pm
  • Great service and result. Really pleased.
    Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 6:57am
  • Megan was very professional and friendly, however I would encourage her to chat with her client more and work on moving quicker with the cuts and...
    Friday, September 16, 2016 - 12:25pm
  • My two sisters and niece came from Salem for birthday mani/pedis. One sister and I had appointments at 4 and then 5 and my other sister and niece had...
    Friday, September 16, 2016 - 6:40am
  • Excellent!
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:37pm
  • Luisa is magical doing haircuts. Especially cuts for men.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 11:35am
  • Danny was competent, friendly and professional.
    Monday, September 12, 2016 - 3:08pm
  • Treated myself to a day at Aveda, had Julie Murphy for a cut and a weave, then went on to a facial with Sarah Johnson, what a GREAT day. I am so...
    Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 9:46am
  • Excellent service by Angela ✂️
    Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 12:08am
  • Was only scheduled for a haircut and really needed color. My stylist took a later lunch and was able to provide both services, saving me another...
    Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:25am
  • Terrible.. I don't know if the experience could have been worse. I told Hailey I wanted to go back to all over blond from a light reddish brown,...
    Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:50pm
  • I was delighted with my experience. I thought Jasmine was very professional and made my time there engaging and comfortable. And I walked away with...
    Friday, September 9, 2016 - 11:40am
  • I had a facial and pedicure with Saphanny. She was amazing. very professional and took her time providing the services. She has amazing attention to...
    Friday, September 9, 2016 - 9:43am
  • Great
    Friday, September 9, 2016 - 8:18am
  • Elissa does a great job!
    Friday, September 9, 2016 - 6:29am
  • I have received a few facials at Aveda. While the service I received was good it was much shorter than my previous facials. I was told in a previous...
    Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 12:16pm
  • It's a school, so it felt a little more like I was in a hospital than a spa with tons of people packed in, separated only by curtains, but the price...
    Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:40am
  • I greatly appreciate Luisa because she's very prompt, does a great job, and does it quickly. She represents Aveda Institute very well.
    Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:42am