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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

Next class start dates:

Cosmetology: September 5, 2017 | Esthiology: July 11, 2017

Student Stories


What are you most proud of in your career?
The opportunity to work with some of the most amazing people who saw things in me that I had yet to see and who helped cultivate those things in a loving way.

- Denitra Townsend, AFA Makeup Artist


How did you get from Douglas J to where you are today?
By working long hours — night and weekends to build up a clientele and surrounding myself with talented mentors and team members. Learning happens everywhere within the salon and outside — never stop learning.

- Kelly Kim, Designer


The greatest strength was how busy the institute was, it prepared me for what a real salon was like. Also, the wonderful fully trained staff.

- Chelsea Bullard, Douglas J Aveda Institute Graduate


What does a day look like for you?
My days are crazy! Don’t get me wrong — I love what I do! I’m behind the chair 40 hours a week and also educating my staff, fixing the behind-the-scenes salon “stuff” and opening a second salon. It’s easy to put in a 60-hour work week plus take orders from my beautiful girls at home!

- Jared Rushow, Aveda Salon Owner and 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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