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START YOUR CAREER: Become an Aveda Cosmetologist

The path is limitless. 




Cosmetology Track

Hairstyling has been called a recession-proof industry. Where there’s hair, there’s a demand for talented stylists — with some making six figures. How far you go is totally up to you. 

Explore your artistic side in this comprehensive 1,500-hour program (full or part-time). You will learn the latest styles and techniques in hair cutting and styling, skin care, nail care and makeup. Through demonstrations, lectures and rigorous hands-on experience with actual guests, you will learn the professional and technical skills necessary for success (and earn the license to prove it).


Esthiology Track

You’ve always been at peace when taking care of others. Whether you’re embarking on your first career or looking for a change, bringing balance to the skin can be a rewarding and relaxing career.

In this full or part-time program, you will study high-touch, high-tech techniques to purify, balance and renew the skin, the foundation of aesthetic beauty. Through hands-on training, you will learn to perform facials, hair removal, body treatments, makeup applications and more. You will also learn extensive business-building skills and wellness therapies, providing the training you need for an exceptional career as a licensed skin esthetician.



What can you do with your Douglas J Education?



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 the Douglas J education system our highest endorsement.

- David Adams, Co-founder - redChocolate

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to work with top salons and schools around the world. The Douglas J group are in a league of their own. Constantly striving to be excellent, not satisfied with their great success, pushing the boundaries of technical skill, creativity and customer service. While this company is driven to excellence, they have retained. Choosing to train with Douglas J is not just attending cosmetology school, it’s the first step in building a career.

- Vivienne Mackinder - Industry Legend

At Ashka Salon and Spa Canton we have had great success with hiring Douglas J Aveda Institute graduates. Douglas J alumni have strong fundamental skills in hair cutting and color as well as experience with guest retailing and the guest service cycle. These individuals enter our New Talent Program with a balanced skill set positioning them to learn and develop at a pace that we appreciate.

- Steven Curry, Owner - Ashka Salon and Spa

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

- Virgina Meyer, Co-founder - redChocolate