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Aveda Arts & Sciences Minneapolis
Aveda Institute is more than just a beauty school. We believe that it is through dedication and education that our students will prepare for the possibilities of the beauty industry. They will learn how to forge memorable connections and master their creativity to achieve its greatest significance. Our Cosmetology, Esthiology, and Massage Therapy programs equally push and encourage students, evolving them into capable, confident artists — all while guided by a thoughtful teaching staff every step of the way.
Graduate in as little as 6 - 12 months
Connect to AVEDA's Global Network of salons and spas
Financial aid available to qualified students
Digital curriculum includes an iPad in every kit
Full 24/7 access to your coursework anywhere, anytime
Goal coaching & career planning
Purposefully designed, hands-on, one-on-one education
The art of Cosmetology
New class every 10 weeks
Our cosmetology course combines theory with extensive hands on experience in a salon environment. The program includes hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the concept of gaining and retaining clients.Get Started
The art of Esthiology
New class every 3 months
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.Get Started
The Aveda Difference
Learn the fundamentals of Aveda’s healing culture and commitment to individual well-being, sustainable living & creative technical systems.
State licensing exam preparation
Curriculums are designed to prepare students for state licensing exams, including state laws, safety and sanitation requirements.
Hands-on training in our clinic salon or spa environment with a customer base who understands that you’re here to learn.
We are salon & spa owners
We have first-hand knowledge of what owners want in an employee. Learn the technical, personal and business skills for work in a professional salon or spa.
Post-graduation & the Aveda network
AASI graduates receive preferential placement in Aveda’s network of 7,000+ thriving salons and spa worldwide. We also offer lifetime job placement assistance, however we do not guarantee employment.
From our students—
“Yesterday was my last day at @avedainstitute_minneapolis, I am now a licensed esthetician with a brand new job all lined up. There are so many people I need to thank, so many people who have helped me through this journey, and so many people who have never stopped believing in me. It’s finally here and this is just the first step. Thank you for all the love and support over this last year.”