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: 1700 hours | Washington: 1400 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.


Dec 10th 2018 | By Samantha
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Not only are the malls busier during this time of year, so is the salon! Everyone is getting their color done before they head off on their holiday plans. Aveda Institute Portland is the perfect place to get that amazing holiday hair, even if your bank account is a little strapped for cash after all the gifting. Check out these hair colors that are HOTTER than cocoa for all your upcoming functions.

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Nov 20th 2018 | By Samantha
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So you’ve decided to become a cosmetologist. Good for you!  It’s an exciting field that combines creativity, customer service, style and income!  So how do you ?  The experts at Aveda Institute Portland, with Aveda campuses in Portland OR and Vancouver WA, have put together this handy checklist of things to consider when you compare programs. 

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Nov 19th 2018 | By Samantha
hair, makeup, photoshoot, pigtails, braids, crimp, yellow, pop of color

Are you thinking about a career as a makeup artist and wondering if it’s a good idea? Have you always been fascinated by creating new looks and experimenting with new makeup products and colors? Do you like to follow all the trends and figure out how to create them? Then a career as a makeup artist might be right for you.


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  • Leslie B
    My haircut turned out very nice. The hair stylist assigned to me was ready to tackle a bob with some texturizing. I think the fact that I had the time helped my stylist so she didn't feel rushed or stressed so she was able to get the cut just right.
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:15pm
  • Silvia M
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:15am
  • Elida M
    I got my hair cut by Kimmy and she was very friendly and kind and helpful!
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 9:15pm
  • Valerie L
    Great stylist!$
    Monday, October 22, 2018 - 9:30pm
  • Anonymous
    The haircut I recieved was lovely! The student was careful and made sure to ask questions where needed. 10/10 will go again.
    Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 9:30pm