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.


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...

Apr 09th 2018 | By Samantha
stylist, cutting, salon

It started when you found yourself re-styling your Barbie doll’s hair. Then you started playing with your own hair, trying new styles and playing with color. Maybe some friends of yours asked you to style their hair. They loved what you did and you loved doing it. It’s no surprise you’re now considering going to cosmetology school to become a hair stylist.

At Aveda Institute Portland, both our Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington campuses...

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  • Appreciate the service I received!
    Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 6:23pm
  • Despite the long time it took at salon for the service, I am happy with results. Just recommend stylists keep the customer accurately informed on...
    Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 3:02pm
  • Easy to schedule and great service!
    Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 2:19pm
  • Students are always fun & sweet, and they haven’t disappointed me yet! Everything has consistently turned out well.
    Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:17pm
  • Cory did a wonderful job on my single process color.
    Friday, April 13, 2018 - 1:21pm
  • Super relaxing and good quality products. What a treat!
    Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:43pm
  • Could have cut my hair slightly shorter. Are there no more hand massages? Overall still great.
    Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:18am
  • Great price, friendly staff. All of the students' work is checked by the licensed instructors, so I don't feel nervous about letting students cut my...
    Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:42am
  • best haircut I have ever had!
    Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:24am
  • Someone needs to communicate with clients if the service needs to be rescheduled. Customer doesn't appreciate getting there and finding this out.
    Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:10am
  • Chaotic environment, not a relaxing place to pamper yourself. I got a shellac manicure and it turned out pretty good, but not great. But very cheap...
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:21pm
  • Teagan was great! Excellent blow out.
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 4:35am
  • Excellent service and cut.
    Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:29am
  • I love going to Aveda, the students are so meticulous and the instructors want to see them succeed. I'm very happy with my haircut.
    Monday, April 9, 2018 - 8:02am
  • Liza was amazing .
    Monday, April 9, 2018 - 7:50am
  • Had an amazing facial from Jessica! My skin is still glowing days later.
    Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:43am
  • Kayleigh was very thorough and personable.
    Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 10:38pm
  • Everyone is very friendly and welcoming! They did a great job on my haircut!
    Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 12:08pm
  • My stylist (Nellie) was great. She was friendly, took time to really know what cut I wanted and did not hesitate to ask her instructor questions I...
    Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 9:17am
  • My provider was very good at the cut and we had a good rapport. She will do well.
    Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 6:22pm