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Be a stylist

You've always had an eye for fashion, art and what's coming next. Turn it into a cosmetology career you'll love. MORE INFO

Be an Esthetician

For you, nurturing is second nature. Make it what you do every day with a career as a spa therapist. MORE INFO

Be a Massage Therapist

Impact lives with the power of touch. MORE INFO

Next class start dates:

Cosmetology: June 27, 2017 | Esthiology: July 31, 2017 | Massage: August 15, 2017

Student Stories


What is your most memorable moment at Douglas J?
Getting my pin for being with the company for five years. When I first started, I always looked up to people who had their pin and felt like they worked for Douglas J forever and were so much wiser — and then I became one of those people!

- Kaeyt Rudawski, Salon Director


I feel that I have learned so much from attending Douglas J and that I can take my techniques and experiences I had there to my current job.

- Hilary Butler, Douglas J Aveda Institute Graduate


What is your most memorable moment?
When I was an apprentice at the Okemos salon, TJ Weaver, the founder’s son, asked me what I wanted to do with my career. I said I wanted to run the salon and I needed him to tell me how to get there. His answer was, work hard, put myself in a position to be noticed and take every opportunity that comes across my path, no matter how intimidating.

- Sarah Heath, Salon Director and Douglas J Aveda Institute Graduate


Every day on the clinic floor it felt like you were working in a real salon because of how fast paced it was. I think that prepared me well for time management.

- Nadine Bos, Douglas J Aveda Institute Graduate



about Douglas J Cosmetology School

Choosing to train with Douglas J is not just attending cosmetology school, it's the first step in building a career.

- Virginia Meyer, former VP of Education, Aveda Corporate Co-Founders of redChocolate™

The Douglas J team offers a complete system of excellence and support for every student in every facet of education. From the quality of the educators, to the relationship with salon owners seeking talent, to the network of global artists affiliated with the company, everyone is completely committed to developing the student to their highest potential. We give Douglas J education system our highest endorsement.

- David Adams, former Technical Artistic Director, Aveda Corporate


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