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Our Programs

At Douglas J Aveda Institute, we offer a variety of programs so you can specialize in the area of beauty or wellness that interests you the most. Whether your future is in cosmetology, esthiology or massage therapy, we are committed to making sure that our curriculum is designed to help you in the classroom and after when you enter the working world. Read more to find out what you could be learning in the program of your choice!


Our cosmetology program offers students the chance to learn not only salon skills but also business management techniques so you can be prepared for whatever you choose to do with your license. This 1500 hour program covers a variety of in-depth beauty techniques that can help you become a successful cosmetologist. We offer this program in all six of our locations.

Some of what you can learn includes haircutting, styling, skin care, nail care and makeup artistry. This is all taught through a five-phase curriculum, so you can receive a well-rounded beauty education formatted in a convenient lesson plan. Our modern student salons* are the perfect place to apply the skills you learn in the classroom!

We want everyone who has a passion for beauty to have the opportunity to practice doing what they love. That’s why we offer day and night classes, so you can work around your schedule to make your dreams a reality!

*All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.


If you want to specialize in helping people maintain a healthy and effective skin care regimen, then our esthiology program is where you should start. We offer this in all six of our locations, so anyone with a passion for skin care can start learning. Our program covers what you need to know if you want a career that specializes in all things related to skin care. Facials, hair removals and body treatments are just some of the things you can learn in our program.

Students receive practical training of skin care techniques, so they can be ready to apply what they’ve learned in their careers. We also make sure that our program goes beyond just skin care and teaches you how to implement the skills you’ll learn into today’s world. To be a successful esthetician, you’ll need basic knowledge in customer service, business, retail sales and digital marketing. Did you know our student kits include an iPad?

Since the program is specialized in skin care, you can finish it in as little as 750 hours at our Illinois and Tennessee locations, or 600 hours at our Michigan campus. That means that you can start applying what you know in the working world sooner. We offer both day and night classes so you can fit your passion into your schedule!

Massage Therapy

In our massage therapy program, students learn holistic techniques that can help them in their careers of providing calming and restorative services to people. Students can learn through class, demonstrations and practical experiences with real guests the skills that can help them have a successful career in massage therapy. Pathology, aromaology and spa treatments are just some of the things you can learn in our program.

This program is offered at our Ann Arbor and East Lansing campuses where you can complete it in just 625 hours.


If you are excited about the possibilities of a future in men’s grooming, our new barbering program at Douglas J Aveda Institute in East Lansing may be a great fit. We teach our students the essentials of knowing about skincare, cutting and shaving, coloring, and business fundamentals. Our program can help prepare you for an industry that is continuously growing as more people choose to go to barbers who specialize in men’s hair, grooming, and skincare.

Start Your Journey in Beauty

Start combining your love of beauty and helping others by applying to one of our programs!

Contact us if you want to find out more about our programs and which would be best for you. We’d be happy to answer any questions and help you start your beautiful journey to a career in the beauty industry!

Aveda Institute Ann Arbor

333 Maynard Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Aveda Institute Chicago

2828 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657

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Aveda Institute East Lansing

331 E Grand River Ave
East Lansing, MI 48823

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Aveda Institute Grand Rapids

138 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Aveda Institute Knoxville

516 S Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Aveda Institute Royal Oak

125 W Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

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School of Barbering
East Lansing

333 Albert St
East Lansing, Michigan 48823

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