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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 to be a beautician. After all, you never know who will be sitting in your chair! You have to be polite, engaging and conversational.

2. Be...

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 you can be.
 
There are many cosmetology schools in the Portland area that offer courses and certification in...
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, education (and a packed gift bag full of tons of products and tools)!

Aveda Institute Portland Pulls in the Win!

Across both our Portland...

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 the goals and achieve the standards you’ve set for yourself! If you live in the Portland OR or Vancouver WA area, you’ll want to take a close look at...

Jun 18th 2018 | By Samantha

Are you graduating from high school and trying to figure out the right career path? Are you tired of working in a dead-end job and want to find a career that’s more fulfilling? Or maybe you’re re-entering the workforce and want a job that will support your family and provide you with a creative outlet. A career in the beauty industry might be right for you, but before you make a decision, it’s smart to do a little homework. 

Here are some important things to consider before you make the leap into cosmetology school.

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Jun 13th 2018 | By Samantha

You’re 100% sure you want to be a hair stylist. But not just a stylist—you want to be the best. You want to be awesome at color. You want to bring out the best for your clients, and give them a look that takes them from ‘whatever’ to ‘WOW’. Now the next step is choosing the right beauty school for you. But how do you know which one is best for you? Aren’t all beauty schools pretty much the same?

Truth be told, all beauty schools are not created equally. Here’s the deal—if you take the time to research the beauty schools in the Portland and Vancouver WA areas, you’re sure to find the right...

May 21st 2018 | By Samantha

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...

Apr 23rd 2018 | By Samantha

When you were little, you loved to get into your mom’s makeup kit.  And you couldn’t wait to get your own.  You love to create new looks and follow the trends in magazines.

You love how makeup can transform the ordinary into WOW!

While a love of makeup is a great place to start, it takes more than that to have a successful career as a makeup artist. Whether you’re just getting out of high school or thinking of making a career change, here are some important things you should know about being a makeup artist, before you take the leap....
Apr 13th 2018 | By Samantha

It starts with the prom proposal, then you pick your dress and figure out your prom group. One of the most magical nights of Senior Year is right around the corner and you realize you’ve forgotten one of the biggest parts of your look: your HAIR! Whether you’re planning things out in advance or found this article the day of, we’ve got you covered. If you’re getting your hair done at a salon or DIY-ing it at home, you need some inspiration to drive your style.

Ditch The Updo! This Year We’re All About The Tousled, Undone Look!

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Apr 09th 2018 | By Samantha
  • stylist, cutting, salon

It started when you found yourself re-styling your Barbie doll’s hair. Then you started playing with your own hair, trying new styles and playing with color. Maybe some friends of yours asked you to style their hair. They loved what you did and you loved doing it. It’s no surprise you’re now considering going to cosmetology school to become a hair stylist.

At Aveda Institute Portland, both our Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington campuses are filled with students like you. When they first come for a tour of our beauty school, they often say, “This is what I’ve always wanted to do and I...

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