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.


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?...

Apr 23rd 2018 | By Samantha

When you were little, you loved to get into your mom’s makeup kit.  And you couldn’t wait to get your own.  You love to create new looks and follow the trends in magazines.

You love how makeup can transform the ordinary into WOW!

While a love of makeup is a great place to start, it takes more than that to have a successful career as a makeup artist. Whether you’re just getting out of...
Apr 13th 2018 | By Samantha

It starts with the prom proposal, then you pick your dress and figure out your prom group. One of the most magical nights of Senior Year is right around the corner and you realize you’ve forgotten one of the biggest parts of your look: your HAIR! Whether you’re planning things out in advance or found this article the day of, we’ve got you covered. If you’re getting your hair done at a salon or DIY-ing it at home, you need some...

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  • Sadly my pedicure polish started to come off 2 days after. I had an event where we was wearing open toed shoes and discovered it when putting them on...
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 9:59pm
  • This was the first time I have had an appointment with out any instructor oversight. The student walked away to get her signature, but I didn't have...
    Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:45am
  • Amazing facial. All the bells and whistles. Highly recommend.
    Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 4:04pm
  • Great service! The only comment I have is that the student’s blow drying technique could be a bit better (tugging on individual hair strands often).
    Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 2:34pm
  • So great! My stylist was kind, friendly, and great at communicating. I’ll definitelu be back!
    Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 10:47am
  • The girl who dyed my hair did not know what she was doing. I went in for a cut and color. Wanted my hair a little shorter and dyed from my natural...
    Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 5:16pm
  • My facial was excellent--very soothing, just like a professional service, but at a fraction of the usual price. I will definitely be coming back!
    Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:35am
  • Great service and experience.
    Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:39am
  • Great service. Instructors who preview then check students’work really take time to make sure the outcome will be correct. Can you revamp check-in...
    Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:52am
  • Came in for a haircut with Dylan Pye, as his usual, gave me a warm greeting like he was glad to see me, didn't really have an idea of what I wanted...
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 9:34am
  • appointments began with a facial: the finest I've ever recieved. Despite the complete change in haircutting terms, the haircut experience was...
    Monday, May 7, 2018 - 6:58am
  • Dede did a fantastic job with my facial!
    Monday, May 7, 2018 - 6:48am
  • I had a wonderful experience and Allie will be an outstanding stylist!
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 5:06pm
  • My stylist was so friendly and went above and beyond to make my experience a relaxing and enjoyable one.
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 9:37am
  • The stylist assigned to me was very nice, but very inexperienced. It took over 2 hours to get a simple, straight forward hair cut. I have used Aveda...
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 9:10am
  • It is the perfect Saturday experience. My best friend and I decided to take some time to ourselves. The aesthician was very knowledge, confident,...
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 8:19am
  • I cannot use the name of the person providing service as she never introduced herself. That said she was nice but hadn’t done a pedicure in a while...
    Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 5:16pm
  • I had a lovely experience getting my hair done. the staff and students were all so kind, thoughtful and helpful. i had a wonderful time from the...
    Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:08am
  • Dede is amazing and makes me feel beautiful Everytime I see her!!
    Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:24am
  • I'm happy with my haircut. Riley listened to what I wanted done; the length is perfect and the layers give my hair more movement. Front desk staff...
    Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:36pm