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

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.

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.

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.


Jun 18th 2018 | By Samantha

Are you graduating from high school and trying to figure out the right career path? Are you tired of working in a dead-end job and want to find a career that’s more fulfilling? Or maybe you’re re-entering the workforce and want a job that will support your family and provide you with a creative outlet. A career in the beauty industry might be right for you, but before you make a decision, it’s smart to do a little homework. ...

Jun 13th 2018 | By Samantha

You’re 100% sure you want to be a hair stylist. But not just a stylist—you want to be the best. You want to be awesome at color. You want to bring out the best for your clients, and give them a look that takes them from ‘whatever’ to ‘WOW’. Now the next step is choosing the right beauty school for you. But how do you know which one is best for you? Aren’t all beauty schools pretty much the same?

Truth be told, all beauty schools are not created...

May 21st 2018 | By Samantha

At the Aveda Institute Portland, it’s a question we hear a lot.  Because cosmetology professionals know that Aveda stands for high quality, from our classroom environments and commitment to our students, to compensation packages and respect in the industry. So what does it take to become an Aveda beauty instructor?

Actually, it takes a very qualified, very special individual. 

Do you have a commitment to excellence in everything you do?...

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  • It was absolutely lovely! I came in for some beautification and pampering because I had just landed in Portland and had a wedding to attend. Courtney...
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:10pm
  • I waited almost 30 minutes to be called. The bathroom was out of toilet paper so I used the other one and both of them smelled like mildew. The...
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:54am
  • We had a wonderful time and my husband had his 1st facial, it was my 3rd. Very wonderful, thank you!
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:05am
  • Amazing service at a great value!!
    Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:40am
  • Clinician was skillful, pleasant and confident making the experience comfortable.
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 7:21pm
  • THe student was awesome.
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 4:11pm
  • Another great service as always. Mallory did a good job on my haircut. And I opted for a facial. It was the students last day at Aveda and did a...
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:28am
  • I saw Kennedy and she was very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. She also has good communication skills and works well with others. I...
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 7:49am
  • I was very surprised by my experience. The instructor was very detailed with the student on how to cut my hair. He was able to identify all of my...
    Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 9:28am
  • Amazing! Emily knew how to take care of my hair texture (wavy/curly hair) when most people don’t know. Definitely coming back!
    Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 8:59am
  • My experience yesterday was less than ideal. The stylist that I had was nice and talkative but she struggled with my haircut. I cut off a significant...
    Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:06am
  • As always, very professional and relaxing. My hair looks great, got exactly what I asked for!
    Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9:52am
  • Welcoming environment. My stylist had a great eye for detail.
    Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:45am
  • I was a little disappointed by my most recent visit. My haircut person was 15 minutes late when she came to find me and said it would be another...
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:58pm
  • I had a haircut & blowdry with Cianna. She was awesome and did an excellent job. I will definitely be back, thank you.
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:09am
  • I only bought a product, not a service. Staff members were friendly and helpful
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 7:29am
  • As always, excellent service. Excellent product.
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 2:33pm
  • She took 2-3 inches off when we asked for a half inch trim. It will be months before I look the same. I was devastated. She did not give me a mirror...
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 6:48am
  • 2 times that I have been there the gal who cuts my hair has been double booked. I was left waiting 30 minutes for my appointment to start the first...
    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:18am
  • Great cut again from Natalie S. Already booked again for 8 weeks out!
    Monday, June 4, 2018 - 12:36am