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.


Sep 17th 2018 | By Samantha
stylist, guest service, cosmetology, portland, vancouver

Are you contemplating becoming a hair stylist, cosmetologist, makeup artist or esthetician? These are creative, exciting and rewarding careers. However, they are also careers that require “people skills.”  These skills can affect how many clients you get and retain, your referrals and your income, so it’s important to understand what being in a “People Business” means.

Your Customer Experience Is...

Sep 10th 2018 | By Samantha
student, beauty school, portland, aveda, stylist, peace

If you’re thinking about a career in the beauty industry, it’s wise to know what you’re getting in to. Of course, as with any career plan, you begin with the end in mind. You want to become a cosmetologist. But there’s a lot to do between signing up for classes and getting your cosmetology license. So, what’s it really like?

You Get What You Give

Cosmetology school isn’t easy. You have to learn so many skills and...

Aug 21st 2018 | By Samantha
student, questioning, beauty school, cosmetology, beautician

So you’re thinking about becoming a beautician. Good for you! It’s a wonderful career that allows you to express your creativity while earning a great living.  But how do you know if you’re really suited for a career as a beautician?  We put together this list of the personality traits you need to be a top beautician.

1. Friendly and Approachable.

You have to be able to get along with all kinds of people in order...

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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