My journey at Aveda Institute Portland began in January 2015. I had been wanting to start the Esthetician program for quiet some time before I took the plunge and started. I knew that if I was going to go to school for something, it would be for something I truly loved; which is helping others feel and look great from the inside out. I knew Aveda was calling my name.The reason I didn't start sooner was because the drive to school would've been an hour and a half from Tillamook where I live. It seemed so expensive and almost impossible to do the program alone. I had mentioned the school to one of my family members and she too seemed interested in doing the program. We took a tour a week before school started, and on that same day we toured we registered.
My experience was so worth it! I felt so welcomed, I felt safe being there ,my instructors pushed me and never stopped believing in me-which lead me to not give-up on myself. This decision has to be one of the best ones I have made. Having to take turns on driving five days a week paid off, I’am so proud to say that I went to school at a great school, with people I can always count on for help, with a group that I will always be able to call my tribe, my Aveda family!
Deciding to change my career path and study at AIP was one of the best decisions I've ever made. With amazing and caring instructors like Beatrice, I acquired the confidence to give expert advice to my clients. Since AIP, I have moved overseas to New Zealand and I was able to turn everything I learned into being a successful Sales Rep in the skincare industry and I enjoy it every day! Amanda Ackeman
Aveda Institute of Portland - Vancouver Campus is an amazing school, the instructors and staff faculty are great by doing all they can to help students reach their full potential. I not only received an education and life long friendships with my fellow classmates, I also got a better sense of community by being involved in the Catwalk for Water fundraiser!
I just graduated from Aveda Institute of Portland. My experience there was amazing. I appreciated that the entire time I was there we went through phases. I had more than one instructor which was great because you were inspired by so many fabulous instructor's . The instructors helped guide me throughout the time i was there. They push you to be the best and they give you the tools to become the best. I don't think I would have made it this far without these inspiring teachers . Thank you Beatrice Van , Brian Cline ,Monica , Lisa W and so many more. Miss you guys so much !
I feel the level of commitment from the staff to the students is exceptional. We hold our students to a higher level of learning. The team works and supports each other on every level, every day.
I had a the best experience at AIP. I met some of my best friends and had the most amazing instructors. AIP fully prepared me for being out in the work force and I got hired at my dream job because of it!!!
Being an Aveda Institute Portland alumni I can recall the training I received. I was guided not only as an esthetician, but as a working professional.
I was taught how to set goals, inspire and educate others, market myself and the brand that I stand behind, and always offer insight and innovation to my team. I was also taught that there is always room for growth and improvement and to see this growth as opportunities to flourish as a professional.
Now that I work in the financial aid office, assisting others to achieve their own professional goals, I can see where my training has shaped me and I can offer this experience to our budding professionals.
The team here at the institute, as well as our student body are all working towards the same mission and goal. I feel as though we are all part of a family and Aveda Institute Portland has become a home.
“Aveda Institute Portland- Vancouver campus was a whole new adventure for me! It was a new chapter in my life that set me of the real world. I am forever thankful for the experiences that I had and for the relationships that I have made!”
"My experience at Aveda Institute Portland was nothing short of excellent! I attended the cosmetology course and I consider myself very fortunate to have done so! I had toured other area schools and found ⭐AIP⭐ to be the most professional and welcoming environment. I knew right away that this was the best place to begin my adventure! I was not only equipped with the physical tools to begin learning my craft but also equipped with the mental and business tools to build a successful career that would withstand the test of time. The staff and instructors are incredible! Leading by example in all that they taught us, by daily giving their very best in all that they did and encouraged and inspired me to do the same. They know that the future of our industry rests on who they are instructing and building up, it's something they didn't take lightly. From the moment I walked in the door for my first tour to the moment I left for the last time on graduation day, I was treated as a budding professional. I felt very confident and prepared and was eager to greet the world of hair design, esthetics, and nails with the best education to back me! Thank you AVEDA INSTITUTE PORTLAND!" This institute is a great place to embark on your cosmetology career!!!
Over all I had an AMAZING experience at AVEDA INSTITUTE PORTLAND. I am grateful for the passion that each and everyone of the teachers that is on staff bring to school each day. This is indeed the core which will keep AIP number 1! Very happy with the education I received. I’ll miss you guys. Thanks again!
Pride in our students/ staff for their achievements through their efforts of time and true sincerity put into our craft to bring outstanding professionals to our field of practice.
I had a wonderful experience at aveda. I went in a bit unsure about what I wanted to do and left extremely confident. I love doing makeup and facials. I find it both rewarding and exciting. I can't believe how much I learned in such a short amount of time, and Beatrice Van was there every step of the way. I can't imagine my aveda experience without her, and she really helped drive me, to improve and stay on course. I also see her now as a friend and have the upmost respect for her. I'm extremely glad that I chose to go to Aveda and am excited to embark on my new career!
I love being an Educator here at AIP for so many reasons. One of the many is because everyone in this building from staff to students constantly pushes you to think outside the box, both creatively and technically. Being able to watch your team members and students passions show through by transforming a pair of hands, face and hair to works of art everyday is not only makes the day fun but inspiring.
After many years of working in retail, I am so happy that I made the decision to work at the Aveda Institute Portland. I have never had the privilege of working with so many kind, talented, and passionate people. Whom are completely dedicated to helping students find their path to success.
My overall experience at AIP was extremely positive. I felt that I got a very quality education while also being in an environment where I had fun. My instructors were extremely helpful and dedicated. They have a passion for the industry which they let shine through in their teaching!
The Aveda Institute Portland became my home away from home over 6 years ago. I have met the most amazing people, created friendships that will last a lifetime and truly consider my co-workers family. The Aveda Institute Portland is absolutely an amazing school to attend from our curriculum, to instructors, to talented student body! I feel very fortunate to be a part of it!
My experience at Aveda Institute Portland was nothing short of extraordinary. The instructors were supportive, encouraging, passionate, and inspiring. After graduating I felt confident in my abilities to secure a great job and I knew that I was one step ahead because I had chosen to attend AIP.
My experience at Aveda institute of Portland has been the most fun, hardest, and most rewarding times of my life. My instructors inspired me, pushed me, gave me skills and knowledge that I'll take with me for the rest of my career.
"Aveda Institute is invested in the future of each and every one of their students, in a way I have never encountered before in adult learning. We are not just teaching young Men and women to do hair. We are growing fully rounded, business savvy, professionals who in addition to being creative and dedicated to their craft, are environmentally conscientious and globally aware."
"Aveda Institute Portland differentiates their cosmetology program by providing top notch curriculum! Curriculum that not only covers cosmetology but branches out to cover business skills, and product knowledge."
"I attended AIP in 2008 for aesthetics. I couldn't imagine ever going anywhere else. Bea was not only my instruction but a huge role model. As a student I was lucky to have Bea by my side, always pushing me to see my potential and always believe in me. "
"The reason why I hire Aveda Institute Portland Students is because Aveda is passionate about beauty and so are the students”
I feel my position at AIP allows me to give back to the industry I am so passionate for. Teaching and seeing the impact on our students that I come in contact with is more fulfilling then I could have ever imagined. I Love it!
Work is going great, I'm at Victor Hugo salon in Lake Oswego interning and it is a blast and the perfect match. I talk very highly of Aveda whenever asked where I went. I was so well trained. Thank you for all your help. You guys are all amazing!!
“….During this last year and a half, Aveda has provided me support and through your encouragement and guidance, I have been able to grow into the person I was hoping to become. With many of you I have shared a laugh if not a unique friendship which I hope will continue for a long time to come. Yes, I have completed my 2300 hours and learned how to master a balayage, followed by tears and frustration... but, aside from that, what I will be taking with me and am thankful for, is the beautiful people who have helped shape me. Nothing will be able to replace what I have earned. The bright faces and most importantly, Brian’s big laugh will be missed deeply!!I hope I will be able to spread as much love as Aveda has to me. I truly feel cared for at Aveda pdx. So again, thank you to everyone.”
“Aveda Institute Portland isn’t a traditional school with a traditional education - It’s a home for creative individuals to hone their skills, expand their family, and be a part of memorable experiences.”
My experience at Aveda Institute Portland was unlike any other educational experience I have ever had. The atmosphere is so professional yet relaxed. The amount of knowledge I received was incredible. They really do give you the tools to succeed and feel comfortable in learning. The instructors are amazing and help you feel ready to hit the ground running after graduating. I consider my classmates and my instructors to be like family :)
My experience with Aveda Institute Portland and the Vancouver Campus has been nothing but positive. The team work and professionalism of everyone around me always lifts me up and makes my workday experience a great one. I know I can depend on my team to ensure both students and guests always have a positive experience. Our leaders are always looking for ways to help us improve both professionally and personally. Our Aveda Tribe is our family.