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A program for the passionate

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Day and Evening Classes Available!

You can help someone else embrace their beauty. Explore your potential in our 1,500-hour program. You can learn techniques and skills in haircutting, styling, skin care, nail care and makeup artistry. At Douglas J Aveda Institute, you can perfect your practical and theoretical knowledge and learn professional business building skills.

We utilize demonstrations, lectures and practical experience with actual guests to teach our students. Each cosmetology student will enter our 5 phases: Intro, Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Salon Life. Our 5-phase curriculum was created with the intention to teach students not only salon skills, but business skills, too, for a more rounded education.

The beauty industry is wide open, and we’re here to help you take your first steps on this journey. You can choose to be limitless. Where there’s hair, there’s a demand for talented stylists. Are you willing to go the distance? Start your path at Douglas J Aveda Institute.

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Potential Careers

Well-qualified cosmetologists could pursue jobs like:

  • Hair Stylist
  • Hair Colorist
  • Salon Owner
  • Platform Artist
  • Celebrity Stylist
  • Cosmetology Editor
  • Salon Trainer
  • Educator (with completion of the Educator course)
  • Manicurist and Pedicurist
  • Distributor Sales Consultant
  • Cosmetic Buyer
  • Cosmetology Writer
  • Aveda Global Educator
  • State Board Member
  • Researcher
  • State Licensing Inspector or Examiner

Douglas J is a phenomenal school. I graduated back in September 2012 and since then have been living my dreams. They hold you accountable for your actions and instill leadership, and business principles in you that will set you apart from the rest. The Aveda name alone holds weight, but the addition of "Douglas J" makes my resume look even better.

- Kierra W.

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


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.




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