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See where an education in beauty can take you!

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Embrace a Future in Cosmetology

Unleash your creativity with a career in the beauty industry. If you express yourself through art and love creating masterpieces, live out your dreams by becoming a licensed cosmetologist with an education at Be Aveda Institutes. We’ll prepare you with the skills and expertise you need to work in salons or open your own!


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What Makes Our Cosmetology Program Unique

We believe the beauty industry provides opportunities for all, evident in the diverse body of Aveda students. We don’t want anything holding you back, which is why we offer:

A Practical Education

We balance time in the classroom with time spent on the clinic floor, giving you the opportunity to work with real clients under the direct supervision of licensed educator professionals. Do what you do best: help others look beautiful without spending all your time in a classroom.

Multiple Schedules

Beauty school is a big time commitment! Whether you’re planning on working while going to school or have other important time commitments during the week, we want to help make your education in beauty possible.

That’s why we offer two full-time program schedules at most of our Florida locations*:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday OR Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Financial Assistance

We offer several ways to help pay for your education, including:

  • Scholarships
  • Financial aid to those who qualify
  • Payment plans

Schedule a tour or contact us to learn more about the opportunities available to you!

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What You’ll Learn + Receive in Our Cosmetology Program

The Be Aveda Institutes cosmetology program is taught by educators who have years of experience working in the industry. Our curriculum includes:

  • Hair cutting
  • Hair coloring
  • Texture services
  • Nail care
  • Makeup application
  • Business development
  • Retail knowledge
  • Client engagement and loyalty
  • And more!

You’ll receive a cosmetology kit with all the tools and products needed to complete our cosmetology program. The state licensing fees are included too!

If you’ve always loved doing hair and makeup or you want a career that keeps you moving, take control of your future and apply now to the cosmetology program at Be Aveda Institutes.

How Long Does Our Cosmetology Program Take?

We offer two different schedules for those interested in training to become a cosmetologist:

  • 1,200-Hour Program. Can be completed in as little as 10.5 months*.
  • 1,500-Hour Program. Can be completed in as little as 12 months*.


Be Part of Our Extensive Aveda Network and Community

By choosing Be Aveda Institutes, you’ll have access to our extensive network of over 9,000 salons and spas worldwide. You’ll also learn how to use Aveda products that help others achieve their dream of healthy, beautiful hair without hurting the environment.

Some of the time spent at Be Aveda Institutes can be used to give back to the community around you. As part of our cosmetology program, we often provide service opportunities and fashion shows for charities that give back to our communities. Contact the Be Aveda Institute of your choice to learn more about our current projects!

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Start Working Toward Your Future

Licensed cosmetologists can choose to pursue careers such as:

  • Hairstylists
  • Beauty advisors
  • Makeup artists
  • Salon owners or managers
  • And many more!

Ready to Become a Cosmetologist?

Take the next step and apply to our cosmetology program today!

Apply Now

Get in Touch.

Aveda Institute – Jacksonville

10601 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 7
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Aveda Institute – Orlando

495 North Semoran Boulevard, Suite 6
Winter Park, FL 32792

Aveda Institute – South Florida

4186 South University Drive
Davie, FL 33328

Aveda Institute – Tallahassee

2020 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Aveda Institute – Tampa Bay

28272 US Highway 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33761

Aveda Institute – Brandon

1516 W Brandon Blvd
Brandon, FL 33511

Aveda Institute – Fort Myers

2040 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33907