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.


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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  • Efficient and professional service rendered.
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:23am
  • Generally all was fine. My only concern was the lack of choice of nail polish colors. I have encountered this issue in the past, and its always a...
    Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 7:49pm
  • Best hair cut and color I have ever had.
    Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 8:27am
  • Amanda was professional, pleasant, and thorough. I am very pleased with my results!
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 7:58pm
  • Katie did a great job I had a special need this visit and she listened to what I needed we talked it over with the instructor to see what would work...
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:21pm
  • Love the peace and quite. The tempo was not rushed.
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:14am
  • Excellent cut followed a half hour wait.
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 7:52am
  • Angie was careful and precise.
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 6:49am
  • Teagan A. is awesome!!! Best facial ever :-)
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 6:42am
  • Great flexible service with amazing students, who will go above and beyond to meet all your needs with incredible service.
    Friday, March 9, 2018 - 3:24pm
  • My experience with personnel is really good but wait time from time scheduled is way too long — up to 1hr at times
    Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:21am
  • I have used beauty schools multiple times in a variety of locations across the Pacific NW. I am satisfied with the service I received and the end...
    Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:02am
  • I received an all over color service. The student who did my hair did a fine job on the color, but could have saturated it a little more. One day...
    Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:06pm
  • Good experience from beginning to end. Stylist was friendly, attentive and professional. Happy with my cut. :-)
    Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:37am
  • The service was quick and friendly and I was happy with my cut and color. I would give five stars, but I had to wait half an hour after my...
    Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:58am
  • Another great service as usual.
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 1:23pm
  • Great Experience
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:27pm
  • From the start to finish perfection
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 8:59am
  • Facials very well done-the person should of know more about what is in the products. Hair-good job took a bit of time 4 hours for a weave---she could...
    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 3:25pm
  • My experience getting a facial with Lorena was wonderful. I also brought my mom who had a facial with Jessica who quickly put my 70+ year old mom at...
    Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:08pm