Experience Aveda Salon Services at a Fraction of the Price - Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA

Hair Design Program

Oregon Only: 1700 hours

Get your hands in hair with a specialized focus on cut, color, and styling. You will have the chance to learn everything from foundational haircutting techniques, advanced color placement to how to execute a professional photo shoot while getting the business skills to be successful in the industry.

Esthiology Program

Oregon: 600 hours | Washington:750 hours

Our Esthiology program incorporates skin care, facials, body treatments*, hair removal, makeup application*, business development, wellness and retail knowledge.  This program does not include a hair design or nail certification.

Cosmetology Program

Oregon: 2300 hours | Washington: 1600 hours

Unleash your creativity in our Cosmetology program.  The Cosmetology program provides career flexibility by gaining theoretical and hands-on instruction in hair design, nail technology, and Esthetics.


Jul 20th 2017 | By rachel

If you follow Shannon on her Instagram ( @ShannonslovelyLocks) then you know that this up and coming stylist LOVES a good color transformation! Shannon is currently in our salon life phase and only has a few more months before she is out in the world of beauty. We caught up with her to find out a little more about her journey so far at the Aveda Institute Portland! 


Jul 13th 2017 | By rachel

Brows are currently all the rage in the world of beauty. While we might have plucked them to a nub in the 90’s, the new trend is a significantly easier and less painful look. Say hello to big, full brows! We caught up with Instructor Beatrice to find out how to get the look!


Jun 29th 2017 | By rachel

We are knee-deep in summer and getting ready for summer break! That means one thing....VACATION!!! After the winter, we have had in the PNW we are welcoming summer excursions with open arms! We want to help get YOU vaycay ready so for the month of July you can come on in and get 3 travel size Aveda products for just $20!!! This is an amazing mix-&-match deal that you don't want to miss. We caught up with some students and staff to find out their...

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  • Got a cute perm! The solution stained my shirt but they gave me a free service to make it right. I'm happy.
    Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 8:37am
  • Great experience with a different student. Knew to get an instructor when they were not sure of something, which I appreciated greatly. Did not ask...
    Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:30am
  • Teagan A is awesome!
    Friday, February 16, 2018 - 6:55am
  • I will always go to the Institute since the value is completely unparalleled. Anyone who complains about minor concerns doesn’t understand that she/...
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:42pm
  • Shelby was great! Thanks for the great experience and advice.
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:15pm
  • I've had my hair cut by people who've had years and years of experience, but I've never been as satisfied with my haircut as I was when I got it at...
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:07pm
  • Olivia always does an incredible job and helps my skin feel amazing!
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 8:54am
  • Great value- just got a simple trim from a student early in her schooling, but she was very professional, and I felt confident in her and the...
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:44am
  • I love getting my beauty needs taken care of at Aveda. The scheduling desk leaves a little to be desired - they have messed up some part of my...
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:38am
  • Jessicah does a wonderful facial
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:10am
  • Teggen was on point, friendly, and did a wonderful job!
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:32am
  • Clean, great attention to detail, friendly, such a great first experience!
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 8:27am
  • Very friendly and professional...Emma listened to what I wanted and followed through, much to my delight.
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:36am
  • Good service by student. Very polite and careful with my thinning hair. Terrible wait time before I was seen. Appt was for 6:15 and my service did...
    Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:22pm
  • Teagan A is fantastic! I love my hair cut.
    Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:38am
  • Attentive student did a great job with a short haircut. It ended up much shorter than I'd anticipated or expected, but I believe that was due to...
    Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 1:36pm
  • Great greeting, waited a little longer than expected, but the service was heaven. Loved it!!
    Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:10pm
  • Excellent welcome and care. While you know you'll receive services from students, it was unsupervised and I was surprised how little experience they...
    Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 8:10pm
  • it was good but it is a school
    Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 2:35pm
  • Liza was a wonderful technician with gentle hands and great skill in giving a facial and leg and lip wax. It was a very delightful experience from...
    Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 1:29pm