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Douglas J Aveda
Beauty School


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Be Part of a Positive Beauty School Culture

You can get a beauty school education that prepares you for a future career in the beauty industry at Douglas J Aveda Institute. We offer programs for cosmetology, esthiology, massage therapy and barbering.

With four schools across Michigan and schools in Chicago, IL and Knoxville, TN, enter the beauty industry with unparalleled brands behind you – Douglas J and Aveda.

See yourself in the beauty industry by scheduling your tour of one of our campuses today.

“I have always heard great things about Aveda! I felt if I went to a different school, I would be missing out on a better education.”


Flex your newly acquired skills in our student salon and spa* while getting personalized feedback from licensed beauty professionals. You can complete services like haircuts, facials, massages and more to real clients, building your confidence and ability. Pamper your guests and help them relax in a family-like atmosphere.

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals

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Join Our Professional Network

You can find a future career in the beauty industry after getting an education at Douglas J Aveda Institute. As an Aveda school, get access to job placement resources through our network of salons and spas across the United States and around the world.

“I knew some people that went to school here before and they told me about how amazing it was and then my tour definitely made me want to go here.”


Learn More About Who We Are

Meet the man behind Douglas J Aveda Institute: Douglas J Weaver. Douglas J Weaver was a family man, passionate artist, and successful entrepreneur who grew up among hairdressers. Doug was always passionate about providing excellent customer service and building relationships with guests. Setting up this legacy, we want to make sure all students follow his mantra:

“Find a way to enjoy what you are doing.”

If you are passionate about beauty, Douglas J Aveda Institute could be a good fit for you. Learn more about Douglas J and his legacy, and become part of it.

Set Yourself Up for Success

Wondering if you can afford beauty school? Worried about finding a career after graduation? Don’t let anything hold you back from your dream beauty school education! Financial aid is available to those who qualify, so beauty school can be affordable.

If your dream is to pursue an education that makes you stand out, choosing an Aveda hair school like Douglas J Aveda Institute can do just that. We’re always staying in touch with our alumni and the salons around us to make sure your education exceeds their expectations.

You can feel confident in your choice to enroll in the beauty school programs at Douglas J Aveda Institute. Here are a few other reasons why we may be the right beauty school for you.

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Get Real-World Experience

At Douglas J Aveda Institute, you can practice skills and techniques on real guests—not just mannequins. You can provide amazing customer service and practice the consultation, guest relations and retailing skills necessary for any successful beauty professional. As part of our beauty school curriculum*, you can learn:

  • Salon management
  • Marketing best practices
  • Sales best practices
  • Bookkeeping
  • Consultation skills
  • And more!

*Curriculum varies per program and location.

Be Involved in Your Community

No matter if you choose to pursue an education at our locations in Michigan, Illinois or Tennessee, you can get involved in the community around you! We do our part to participate in humanitarian efforts with local and regional nonprofits, and you can be part of it. If giving back is as important to you as it is to us, choose Douglas J Aveda Institute for your future!

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