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.


Aug 08th 2018 | By Samantha
facial, esthiology, institute, aveda, spa
Did you know that most estheticians choose the esthiology profession because they love to help people? They like to work with clients to help them look and feel better. They also like to learn new things, because with all the advancements in skin care, there’s always some new product or technique! If you’ve decided that you want to become an esthetician, congratulations! Now it’s time to determine which school to choose to help you be the best that...
Jul 30th 2018 | By Samantha

What is Beacon?

Beacon is a national competition for cosmetology students in the beauty industry put on by the Professional Beauty Association. It allows students to experience a rigorous program that allows them to grow professionally. Out of thousands of entries, PBA selects 100 finalists in addition to honorable mentions and invites them to attend the Beacon event in Las Vegas. This exciting event is complete with a hair show, workshops,...

Jul 05th 2018 | By Samantha

Do you dream of being a hair stylist that doesn’t just follow the trends, but sets them? Do you want to work in a salon that attracts clients that demand the best? Do you want to work with products that respect the environment and have naturally derived organic ingredients? Then you have to be very careful in how you select the right cosmetology or beauty school for you.

You want a school that is invested in YOU and wants to help you achieve...

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  • Student did an average job and had a pleasant personality.
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:59am
  • Wonderful service
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:52am
  • Madeline gave me a very nice pixie haircut.
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:15am
  • It was absolutely lovely! I came in for some beautification and pampering because I had just landed in Portland and had a wedding to attend. Courtney...
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:10pm
  • I waited almost 30 minutes to be called. The bathroom was out of toilet paper so I used the other one and both of them smelled like mildew. The...
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:54am
  • We had a wonderful time and my husband had his 1st facial, it was my 3rd. Very wonderful, thank you!
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:05am
  • Amazing service at a great value!!
    Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:40am
  • Clinician was skillful, pleasant and confident making the experience comfortable.
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 7:21pm
  • THe student was awesome.
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 4:11pm
  • Another great service as always. Mallory did a good job on my haircut. And I opted for a facial. It was the students last day at Aveda and did a...
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:28am
  • I saw Kennedy and she was very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. She also has good communication skills and works well with others. I...
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 7:49am
  • I was very surprised by my experience. The instructor was very detailed with the student on how to cut my hair. He was able to identify all of my...
    Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 9:28am
  • Amazing! Emily knew how to take care of my hair texture (wavy/curly hair) when most people don’t know. Definitely coming back!
    Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 8:59am
  • My experience yesterday was less than ideal. The stylist that I had was nice and talkative but she struggled with my haircut. I cut off a significant...
    Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:06am
  • As always, very professional and relaxing. My hair looks great, got exactly what I asked for!
    Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9:52am
  • Welcoming environment. My stylist had a great eye for detail.
    Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:45am
  • I was a little disappointed by my most recent visit. My haircut person was 15 minutes late when she came to find me and said it would be another...
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:58pm
  • I had a haircut & blowdry with Cianna. She was awesome and did an excellent job. I will definitely be back, thank you.
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:09am
  • I only bought a product, not a service. Staff members were friendly and helpful
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 7:29am
  • As always, excellent service. Excellent product.
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 2:33pm