How Do I Become an Aveda Institute Instructor?

At the Aveda Institute Portland, it’s a question we hear a lot.  Because cosmetology professionals know that Aveda stands for high quality, from our classroom environments and commitment to our students, to compensation packages and respect in the industry. So what does it take to become an Aveda beauty instructor?

Actually, it takes a very qualified, very special individual. 

Do you have a commitment to excellence in everything you do? Do you like to inspire others to become the best they can be? Do you like to nurture creative capabilities in others? Do you have a firm grasp of the skills and practical techniques that hair stylists, cosmetologist, estheticians or makeup artists use every day? Great!

Of course, there are some basic requirements, as well. You need a high school diploma and a full cosmetology license in the state of Oregon or Washington, depending on the campus you are interested in working at. You also need to be able to obtain an instructor’s license within two weeks of being hired by Aveda Institute Portland.

What You’ll Do As A Cosmetology Instructor At Aveda Institute Portland

At Aveda Institute Portland, one of the things we are most passionate about is helping others achieve their goals of becoming more than just a cosmetology professional. We are committed to helping each student become a shining star in the industry. That starts by setting a great example. You’ll need to project a professional image and be a role model for our students. You’ll set an example by being on time, confident and positive. And of course, you have to be organized and have exceptional verbal and written skills. 

Other duties include:

  • Being prepared to teach the Aveda Institute curriculum
  • Ensuring safe and sanitary practices by both students and instructors
  • Attending weekly meetings and participating in special events like Career Fairs, Earth Month and student recognition activities
  • Managing clinic floor counsel and resolving student issues
  • Maintaining academic records and providing continuous student evaluations in practical and clinical experiences 

Aveda Institute instructors work full-time and receive generous benefits packages. You’ll love the fact that you can earn a $250 signing bonus after your first 90 days of employment, too. Best of all, you’ll go home with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction every day, knowing you helped our students get one day closer to achieving their dreams of being Aveda Institute graduates. 

Does being an Aveda Institute instructor sound like a perfect fit? If so, we’d love to talk to you. Go here to apply!

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