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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  • I had a two-process hair color done- instructor excellence plus, students FAST and attentive to each detail>end result: a million Euro look!
    Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:47pm
  • Brianna is amazing, especially for a student! You wouldn't know that she hasn't been doing hair for years! She was confident, pleasant &...
    Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
  • Kristy did a great job on my trim! Rescheduled a cut in 8 weeks and am excited to try out other Aveda services.
    Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:30am
  • I know from experience that it can be really hit or miss here, but I was really pleased this time. They seem to have streamlined their check-in...
    Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:44am
  • I will be very sorry to lose Olivia as a stylist. She graduates next week. I got a lovely haircut and she will do very well.
    Friday, March 16, 2018 - 6:54am
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    Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:19pm
  • Always professional!
    Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:10pm
  • Perfection❣️
    Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:01am
  • Great experience! Nathan Saunders is professional and proficient, love my cut and highlights. Seems like he's been doing this for years.
    Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:21am
  • Pros: -My person was very nice and explained everything to me and answered all my questions. -The service was professional and inexpensive. -You...
    Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:54am
  • I love my Stylist and will visit her again. Fast and Kind.
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:55pm
  • My haircut was great and the stylist listened to everything. Very professional job:
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:37am
  • 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