Here, you’ll also enjoy the perfect balance between a family-like learning atmosphere and the highest level of service for our guests in the student salon*. The Douglas J Company has been a pioneer in the Salon and Spa Industry for 50 years and we reflect that experience in how we educate our students in all things beauty.
*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals
Our experience in running cosmetology schools as well as salons puts you out ahead of the rest when it comes to what salon owners are looking for from our graduates. In fact, we hang our hats on supporting you well beyond graduation. You can get exposure and access to job placement through a network of salons and spas across the United States and around the world.
“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.”
Cassandra H., Cosmetology
Douglas J Weaver was a family man, passionate artist, and successful entrepreneur who grew up amongst hairdressers. Doug was always passionate about providing excellent customer service and building relationships with guests. He cared about taking care of people and making them feel good. After making a significant mark with his world-class salons, Doug wanted to inspire young people in the beauty industry. He started the Douglas J Aveda Institute so he could pass his techniques along to future generations of aspiring stylists through education. Doug’s legacy lives on with his two sons, Scott and TJ Weaver, who have expanded the business by opening six schools and multiple professional salons. Doug always said: “Find a way to enjoy what you are doing.” We work hard to uphold this motto because we want our students to feel passionate about school and excited about their futures in the beauty industry.
We have experience running both cosmetology schools and salons. That’s why getting your education at a Douglas J Aveda Institute sets you apart from other beauty school graduates. The Douglas J Aveda Institute team doesn’t just support you during school. In fact, we’re well-known for offering excellent support to students well beyond graduation. Through our award-winning network of salons, you’ll have access to a variety of salon and spa careers throughout the United States and across the world.
At Douglas J Aveda Institute, our students can practice skills and techniques on real guests– not just mannequins. Spending time with real people doesn’t just give you the opportunity to cut and style hair. It allows you to practice the consultation, guest relations and retailing skills necessary for any successful beauty professional. We also provide our students with iPads that are programmed with all the learning materials they need to succeed in the program. Because we also own salons, we know what salon owners are looking for in employees. That’s why we don’t just focus on technical skills, but business and professional skills. Our curriculum is designed to mold students into the confident, self-sufficient stylists that salons want to hire.
Being involved in the community is extremely important to us at Douglas J Aveda Institute. After all, we are an Aveda school, and Aveda is known for being sustainable, cruelty-free and planet-friendly. That’s why we do our part to participate in humanitarian efforts with local and regional nonprofits. We’re a beauty school with heart. If giving back is as important to you as it is to us, choose Douglas J Aveda Institute for your future!