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What Makes Our Esthiology Program Stand Out?

While our esthiology program gives you in-depth training on the technical skills you need for a career, it’s also highly focused on professionalism. We are currently starting our classes remotely until we can move back into our locations, so there is no need to wait to make your dream a reality.   You will be getting a jump start!  When you graduate from our school, we want you to be able to enter the workforce and support yourself in a beauty career. For this to happen, you need hard skills in customer service, business, retail sales and digital marketing. Every skincare specialist needs to know how to connect with guests in real life, as well as market their services on social media.

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What You’ll Learn

At Douglas J Aveda Institute, we believe that beautiful skin comes from overall wellness. That’s why our program focuses on the whole person, not only skin care. We can teach you about wellness and treating the skin from within on top of skin treatments like facials, extractions and safe hair removal. Not all schools have that kind of focus on health. Since makeup artistry is a booming career field, our program also teaches modern techniques in makeup application, color matching, and product sanitization.

Why Douglas J Aveda Institute?

Everything we do is geared toward preparing students for careers. You’ll work with dedicated educators who will treat you with respect while teaching you high-level skills. We also provide exceptional products and equipment for you to use as you train to become a beauty professional. No matter if you choose to work in a medical setting or a spa, our program can give you the foundational knowledge of skincare. If you leave our school with the confidence and competence to start a career, then we’ve done our job right.

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Esthiology Program Day and Evening Classes Available!

Do you enjoy taking care of others? Esthiology can help you bring balance to the skin and can be a rewarding and relaxing career. You can learn techniques to purify, balance and renew the skin through practical training. Facials, hair removal, body treatments and makeup application are all covered in our 2-phase curriculum.

Through demonstrations, lectures and time on the clinic floor, you can learn the art of aesthetic beauty and business-building skills. You will work with real guests in a real spa environment.

Your potential is unlimited. Are you ready to pursue the path of skin wellness? Join us, at Douglas J Aveda Institute.

Michigan: 600
Illinois: 750
Tennessee: 750

The spa as the classroom. You’ll spend a lot of your time on the clinic floor, performing actual services on real guests during spa clinic treatments. It’s the ultimate classroom — the same environment you’ll someday call your workplace.

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Potential Careers

Licensed esthetician’s may have the opportunity to pursue one of these great careers:

  • Spa Therapist
  • Spa Director
  • Spa Owner
  • Wellness Consultant
  • Spa Trainer
  • Educator (with completion of the Educator course)
  • Distributor Sales Consultant
  • Cosmetic Buyer
  • Beauty Writer
  • Aveda Global Educator
  • State Board Member
  • Researcher
  • State Licensing Inspector or Examiner

Throughout my years, I found that environmental care was extremely important to me and working towards a better world to live in. After research and understanding the positive reputation Douglas J Aveda had for environmental leadership and natural ingredients, I decided that this would be the school I would choose. I knew the knowledge of naturally derived ingredients I would receive from this school would benefit me in whatever field I work in, as well as at home application of skin care.

- Emma L., Esthiology

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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