Your Couch = Your Classroom: Distance Learning at Douglas J Aveda Institute

Apr 21 2020

Woman with the laptop lying on the floor beside sofa

At Douglas J Aveda Institute, we want our students to feel safe and supported during this uncertain time. We’re thrilled to be able to offer online classes for our students, as well as online enrollment for anyone interested in joining the Douglas J family. Prospective students can also schedule remote tours of our campuses to get an inside look at the facilities they would be returning to study in once it is safe to open our doors again.

Distance Learning Details

All classes that are scheduled to start while we cannot physically open will begin online. Depending on the program, we have classes starting each week. To set our students up for success with online learning, we are shipping iPads directly to them so they have the tools they need from day one. For students who need admissions or financial aid support, our call center is fully operational and we are available both by phone and via video chat.

Time For Reflection

We know this time has led many to reflect on what their life was like before the outbreak and what they want it to be like afterword. As you consider a new career path, here are some questions to ask yourself if you’re thinking about joining the beauty and wellness industry:

– Why is this a career you’d like to pursue?
– What impact do you hope to have in the industry after you complete your education?
– What are your future career goals?
– Are you ready to make an investment in your future self?
– How would a new skill set change your life?

Upcoming Start Dates by Location

Ann Arbor

Esthiology: May 4, 2020
Cosmetology: May 11, 2020
Massage: May 26, 2020


Cosmetology: May 12, 2020

East Lansing

Cosmetology: May 11, 2020
Massage: May 18, 2020


Esthiology: June 9, 2020

Royal Oak

Cosmetology: May 12, 2020
Esthiology: June 16, 2020

Cosmetology Program

In our 1,500-hour cosmetology program, you can learn techniques and skills in hair cutting, coloring, and styling, as well as skincare, nail care and makeup artistry. We provide lessons in practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Our cosmetology program also covers the business and marketing skills you’ll need to work in the beauty industry.


Passionate about skincare? Our esthiology program focuses on treating the skin from within on top of treatments like facials, extractions and safe hair removal. With makeup artistry being as popular as it is, this program also covers modern makeup application techniques, color matching and product sanitation. Program length varies by location.

Massage Therapy

If you’re interested in health and wellness, our massage therapy program could be a great choice for you. This program uses the Ayurvedic massage technique, which focuses on treating the whole person, mind, body and spirit. Students can learn physiology, pathology, aromaology, spa treatments, body movement techniques and more in our 625-hour program.

Financial Aid Available

Douglas J Aveda Institute offers financial aid to those who qualify. We know that figuring out financial aid can be overwhelming, especially during distance learning. That’s why we’re continuing to offer online and live support to all students. Whether you want to call someone on the phone or do a video chat, our financial aid and admissions representatives are available to help you out. Contact us today to learn more about financial aid.

Start Learning Online!

To learn more about online enrollment at Douglas J Aveda Institute, contact us today! We’d love to set up a remote tour and help you get started with online learning. Things may be uncertain for now, but your goals don’t have to be! Let us help you kickstart your future in beauty.