International Students: Welcome to Douglas J Aveda Institute!

Mar 23 2018

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❤️Living Your Dream?

Do you have a passion for beauty? Do you want to make your living by doing what you love? Are you looking for a fresh start?

Your next step could be at Douglas J Aveda Institute Chicago or Royal Oak!

Everyone on our campus knows just how you feel! We are a tight-knit family of passionate and creative individuals who want to push each other to achieve their dreams. Whether you came from the states, a neighboring country or from somewhere a bit more exotic, we know that your dream is just the same as ours: success in your future.

We believe that there’s no time like the present to get to work on your dream, but we also know that you need help and support in order to do your best. Don’t worry. We’re here to help you begin your journey.

International Acceptance?

Did you know that Douglas J Aveda Institute Chicago & Royal Oak accept international students into our cosmetology and esthiology programs? If you’re an aspiring beauty pro from outside the U.S., and you want to pursue your dreams at our campus, read below for the admissions process. ⬇️

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Get in touch with us! You can contact both our Chicago campus and Royal Oak campus in a variety of ways. To speak with someone over the phone, you can reach us at 877.311.8957.

Our friendly admissions team will be in touch with you to discuss enrollment and plan your future. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and get all the info you need to make a well-thought out decision. Your education is an investment and a great one at that!

All of our enrollment info will be given to you electronically or by fax so have either option available to you to receive the right documents in order to start.


Beginning at Douglas J Aveda Institute Chicago or Royal Oak involves a bit of waiting process, but we think it’s totally worth it! A minimum of 90 days is required from the time you inquire to the time you can start. In order to be admitted to our institution, you must meet all of our admissions requirements. Here are the most important requirements to meet:

  • You must be able to provision an official transcript proving high school graduation.
  • You must be able to provide appropriate identification that allows you to be a student in the U.S. at least 30 days past the expected graduation date.

If you have any questions about why these requirements are necessary, contact us! We’re happy to have a conversation with you about our educational and institutional standards.


If you meet all of the admissions requirements and have been accepted by our institution, you will be provided the form I-20 by the Designated Official. Then you must pay the I801 SEVIS fee and submit the required documents to the U.S. Department of State. You’ll then need to apply for a student visa.

Douglas J Aveda Institute cannot provide any advice or recommendations on this process.

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When the student either graduates (or withdraws) from the program, the Designated Official will notify the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency within five business days of the student’s last date of attendance.

We can’t wait to see what you will achieve during your time here and after!

Get Started?

If you have any questions about starting as an international student at Douglas J Aveda Institute Chicago or Royal Oak, contact us today! We can’t wait to help you start living your dream of working in the beauty industry.