Student Stories: Timothy Walkinhood


Our students are award winners. That’s right. We proudly stand behind many students who have been graced with awards and recognitions that any beauty professional would be proud of. This month we are highlighting one of our alumni for his success at the Aveda Global Fashionista Photographic Competition. From our East Lansing campus, congrats Timothy Walkinhood!

About Timothy

In 2013 Timothy graduated from our Cosmetology program, and that’s when his dream chasing began. He currently works as a Designer at the Okemos Douglas J Salon and Day Spa and has been creating living art there for the past three years.

This year, Timothy was selected as one of six winners in the United States for the Aveda
Global Fashionista Photographic Competition. When he found out he had won, Timothy said, “I
am so honored. I can’t believe I’m one of six in the country to win.”

About the Competition

The Aveda Global Fashionista Photographic Competition is open to Aveda Artists worldwide. They are tasked to create a total look (cut, color, style and makeup) with Aveda products. This look showcases their artistry and personal interpretational of seasonal trends. This offers Aveda Artists the chance to receive opportunities to advance their career and craft at Aveda shows and events.

This is the incredible look Timothy created:

timothy work

What We Had to Say

Scott Weaver, our President and Co-owner, said, “Timothy being named a winner in this prestigious competition is an honor for all of us at Douglas J and just speaks to the caliber of talent graduating from our Institutes [] every year.”

We are incredibly proud of Timothy and all of his accomplishments that have led to this distinguished achievement.

Are You the Next Douglas J Aveda Institute Student?

If you’re looking for a career that allows you to express your creativity, consider a career in cosmetology! Beauty careers start with an education, and you can get yours at Douglas J Aveda Institutes. Contact us today to find out how you can get started.