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Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Birmingham

The largest city in Alabama is also home to one of the best beauty schools in Birmingham using only naturally-derived products with certified organic ingredients. With its rigorous curriculum, which stresses personal wellness as a means to professional excellence, and its global network of more than 6500 salons, the Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Birmingham, located in the nearby suburb of Hoover, offers a promising path for students striving toward a career in the exciting world of fashion and beauty. The campus is stylish, full of youthful energy, and operates according to the earth-conscious mission of every AVEDA school. Programs in Cosmetology and Esthiology are fast-paced, challenging, and supervised students train directly with guests in real world salon and spa environments. The hands-on practice of their craft prepares students to begin their careers in the beauty and spa industries.

So whether you’re a student looking for a cosmetology and esthiology school in Birmingham, or a guest looking for the high end level of service you’ve come to expect from AVEDA — search no further than the Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Birmingham, where every cosmetology program enrollee now receives an iPad. You can come by in person, or give us a call, shoot us a text, or access our full online application form here. A member of our admissions team will contact you to discuss the best beauty school option for you and your future career in the exciting fields of hair, skin and body care. To schedule an appointment for services, stop by, give us a call or book online here.

Programs Offered*:


Our cosmetology course incorporates theory with extensive hands on experience to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. The program includes hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the concept of gaining and retaining clients. Upon completion, students move on to intensive real-world training to hone their skills.


Our Esthiology program prepares you for a future as a skin care specialist. The training utilizes our trademark AVEDA pure flower and plant essences and wellness rituals. Every graduate will be trained in facials, waxing, makeup application, business development, wellness and retail knowledge.

* All state testing and licensing fees are included in your tuition.



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Birmingham Student of the Month – March 2016

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