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  • Aveda Arts Students Shine Bright at Aveda Congress

    Nurturing not only the technical skills of our students – but also their creative spirit! A select few of our students were chosen to attend Aveda Congress, the renowned event that celebrates artistry and community – bringing together talented artists from around the world. “Words cannot describe how inspiring it was to be a volunteer […]


    Congratulations to our 2023-23 Aveda Arts Educators of the Year!   Your dedication and passion shine through, and we’re grateful for all you do to help shape our future beauty artists!  Heather Gunter, Aveda Arts Dallas:  “I’ve had the privilege of working in the hair industry for over 13 rewarding years. My journey took an exciting […]

    What to Expect When Getting Your Haircut at a Cosmetology School

    Cosmetology schools are a great way to get a quality haircut at a lower cost, but the process can be different than getting a haircut at a traditional salon.  While students are training and perfecting their skills, their clients are a vital part of their learning experience. Here are some tips for making the most […]


    In today’s digital age, having a strong social media presence is more important than ever. As a cosmetology student, building a social media portfolio can help showcase your skills, attract clients, and connect with industry professionals. Here are some tips on how to create a beauty social media account to build your portfolio.  Choose Your […]

    Beauty, Business and Beyond: Monique Dukes

    At Aveda Arts, we take immense pride in nurturing talented individuals and witnessing their remarkable success stories! Meet Aveda Arts Charlotte Alum: Monique Dukes.  Monique’s journey began in July 2019, when she embarked on her dream of becoming an esthetician. With determination and her passion for beauty, she dedicated herself to investing in her education, […]


    May is Mental Health Awareness Month – and at Aveda Arts, we recognize the critical role mental health plays in nurturing students for the helping professions.  Because we believe in prioritizing mental health, all of our Aveda Arts students and staff have access to the platform, YOU at Aveda Arts.  YOU is a confidential platform […]


    In April, Earth Month was celebrated, and it was the perfect time to reflect on how we could be more sustainable and environmentally conscious in our daily lives. Aveda Arts students and staff members organized a series of events and initiatives to inspire others to take action and protect our planet. Aveda Arts San Antonio […]


    Exciting news! As part of our commitment to providing the best resources for our students, we have partnered with Smashbox to introduce a range of high-quality, cruelty-free makeup products to all Aveda Arts locations. Designed for professional makeup artists, this makeup line was born in an LA photo studio with a focus on creating flawless, […]


    Congratulations on taking the first step in elevating your beauty career! You have set up a tour and now you’re ready to explore all Aveda Arts has to offer.   Here are some tips to help you prepare for your tour day:  Bring your best self!  This is an opportunity to show us why you want […]

    Show Off Your Skills: WIN a Full-Paid Cosmetology Scholarship!

    The time has come to submit your entries for our annual Catwalk For Water Cosmetology Scholarship!   Each year, potential students show off their skills by creating a sustainable fashion look and have their entries walk in a fashion show. The creative makeovers have an emphasis on Clean Water, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice which kicks off […]

    Edwin Neill Full Potential Awards

    The annual Edwin Neill Full Potential Competition was created to acknowledge the promise and potential of future professionals. A role model for all, Edwin Neill II not only believed in Aveda’s Mission but lived it on a daily basis. His greatest legacy will be his contribution to the youth of the beauty industry. Students from […]

    Self-Love, Self-Esteem and Sisterhood: Celebrating Textured Hair at ESSENCE Festival

    ESSENCE’s Festival of Culture – annually held in New Orleans – promotes spirituality, beauty, culture, entertainment, and much more within the African American community. After three years, the celebration returned to the Big Easy over July 4th weekend.  Attendees were invited to engage in panel discussions and enjoy live music from some top artists.  Our […]

    Aveda Arts Picks: Our Aveda Summer Essentials!

    Soak up the sun this summer while keeping your hair and skin hydrated!  We put together this guide to help you build a summer-proofed hair and skincare routine:    #1. Nutriplenish Collection  Packed with superfood ingredients and formulated without any silicones or sulfate-cleansers that can contribute to dryness and buildup. Perfect for all hair types […]

    Aveda Arts Students Show Off Their Pride

    To kick off Pride Month, we asked our students to show us their talents & create a look that inspired them.  Students across our 18 schools created unique makeup looks and rainbow hair designs. They documented their looks on Instagram and TikTok with the hashtag #avedaartspride22.  We asked our followers to vote for their favorite […]

    Makeovers With Meaning: High Schoolers Visit Aveda Arts NY

    Aveda Arts New York had the opportunity to host 40 high school students with the purpose of treating them to a self-care day and helping them launch into their future careers and college.  “I think young individuals like these students don’t often get the opportunity to take a break and just have a day to […]

    Take Flight: Join the Official New Orleans Pelicans Hype Team Style Squad!

    The New Orleans Pelicans NBA Basketball Team had an awesome year making it to the playoffs where they battled the Number 1 seed to finish out the year with a bang. A lot of work goes into putting on a Pels home game, down to perfecting those hair flips and red lips of the Pels […]

    Traci Sakosits Named Vice President of Education and Creative Direction for Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes

    We are thrilled to announce the addition of Traci Sakosits to our Aveda Arts’ leadership team as the Vice President of Education and Creative Direction. Sakosits will play a huge role in enhancing our students’ education and preparing them to launch their careers in the beauty industry.  She joins our team after over a decade […]

    Elevate & Empower: Battling Cancer through Beauty School

    “We can always choose comfort, but Rebecka chose courage.”  In 2021, Aveda Arts New Orleans student, Rebecka Bollinger was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma. Following her diagnosis, Rebecka started chemo treatments and began fighting her battle with cancer.   Because of the overwhelming support of her friends and family, she has kept a smile on […]

    Anthony Fantroy Scholarship 2022 Winners

    Investing in your education can elevate your career success and help you achieve your purpose. While attending Cosmetology school may be the dream, it can be challenging to turn it into reality.   At Aveda Arts and Sciences Institutes – we strive to create equal opportunities for anyone passionate about the beauty industry.  Our Anthony Fantroy […]

    Show Off Your Skills: Catwalk for Water Scholarship

    Each year, Aveda Arts hosts our annual Catwalk for Water Contest. It is an extraordinary opportunity for potential students to win a full-paid Cosmetology scholarship.  The event kicks off our passion project for promoting Clean Water Awareness and features a hair & fashion show that blends style and sustainability.  Interested contenders can enter by writing […]

    SERIOUS Inspiration: Aveda Arts Students Attend Serious Business Conference

    At the start of each year, Neill hosts their annual Serious Business Conference – one of the most celebrated business education events in the beauty industry. Attendees travel to New Orleans to hear inspiration and education from some of the world’s most innovative thinkers.   This year’s theme – Upturn: a revitalization of our beauty industry […]

    Speaking our Hearts to our Students & Guests: Aveda Arts Minneapolis

    Our advocacy for Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Minneapolis is on a grand scale as we want others to be as passionate as we are about the beauty industry, the Aveda company as a whole, and our beautiful institute. We know we cannot solely fix everything going on in the world; however, the beauty industry, […]

    Paving the Way in the Industry

    “Can you do textured hair?” is a question many Black women find themselves asking as they enter a salon.  For many years, there has been an ongoing conversation about black women being turned away from salons due to many hairstylists’ inexperience working with textured hair. Unfortunately, the cause of the issue is due to the […]

    Career Fairs at Aveda Arts!

    At Aveda Arts and Sciences Institute, our curriculum is designed to teach professional business-building skills, career development, and employability skills. It is our goal to provide real-world training for students to prepare to launch themselves into the industry.  With a network of many high-end salons and spas nationwide and a close relationship with Aveda salons and spas, Aveda Arts & […]

    We’ve Got Spirit, How About You?

    Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes had the opportunity to partner with local high school cheer teams in an effort to introduce students to a career as an Aveda artist. The goal of the events is to give them a look at Aveda Arts’ mission and values – which they can share with students and friends […]

    Poetry Art: Installation at Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Minneapolis

    Creating beauty in a world that can sometimes appear everything but, is exactly what you will experience on the windows of the Aveda Arts and Sciences Institute in Minneapolis. While so many businesses are ambiguous about supporting the diverse perspectives that make up the world in 2020, Aveda Arts is leading the industry in change. […]

    Anthony Fantroy Memorial Scholarship

    This new Aveda Arts scholarship program was dreamed up by the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force and is dedicated to serving the needs of students from socioeconomic areas. This scholarship program has been developed to motivate and support college-aged students who may not otherwise have the resources to pursue post-secondary education. What sets this program […]

    Safety is the New Luxury

      Welcoming students and guests back safely is the Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes’ top priority. Institute leadership has been intentional in strategically planning the reopening of the classroom and salon floors to protect the health of students, employees, and guests. Routine sanitizing including extensive cleaning between guests along with new mask and distancing protocols, […]

    Beauty & Diversity

    In response to the killing of George Floyd this May, Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes hosted a company-wide webinar to broach the topic of racial injustice. To keep the conversation moving forward, students created a forum at Aveda Arts Dallas for continued dialogue about the Black Lives Matter movement and the BIPOC students’ experience on […]

    Dedicated to Education, Even During a Quarantine

    Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes fully transitioned their beauty education classes to remote learning due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Educators of each program; Cosmetology, Esthiology, & Massage, have taken the time to mold the learning style so students can learn from the comfort of their own homes. Since moving to virtual classrooms, nearly 92% […]

    What Is Beauty School Life Like?

    ABOUT ME AND THE BEGINNING Hey, my name is Abigail Gancayco. I am an aspiring makeup artists and hairstylist currently on my fourteenth week at the Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute in Birmingham, Al in the Cosmetology program. I was a previous student at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, but decided to shift my […]