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Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Washington DC

The nation’s hub for politics and history is also an epicenter for fashion, beauty, art and education thanks to our stunning beauty school facility, the Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Washington D.C. Located downtown, close to world class shopping and some of the country’s most revered treasures, our Washington D.C. beauty school captures the excitement of city life at its finest. From the great restaurants and renowned museums to the picturesque parks and people watching, students will enjoy all the amenities of an urban setting while studying their craft in Cosmetology or Esthiology. In these fast-paced, real world programs, supervised students train directly with guests, delivering the trademark difference that defines an AVEDA school. There are other beauty schools in Washington D.C., but only one that focuses on achieving professional excellence through personal wellness that comes from AVEDA’s mission to care for the world. That one cosmetology school is the Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute.

So whether you’re looking for a cosmetology school in Washington DC, or want the luxury for less service you’ve come to expect from an AVEDA school, look no further than the Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Washington DC, where every cosmetology program enrollee now receives an iPad. You can either come by and experience our campus in person, give us a call, shoot us a text, or access our full online application form here — and someone from our admissions team will contact you to discuss the best beauty school choice for you and your future career in beauty and fashion. 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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