Education is the first step towards beginning a career in beauty and wellness. Learn from experienced instructors in our in-depth programs built to provide a strong foundation for your future. If you’re excited about the prospect of training at one of our Institute of Beauty and Wellness campuses, which are accredited Aveda Institutes follow the next steps outlined below:



Enroll & start your Journey

Once you are accepted into your program of choice,  then congratulations! We can’t wait to get you started. The last part of the process includes learning more about the details of the program you want to pursue, choosing a day to begin classes, and signing your contract 

Schedule a Tour

We can’t wait to meet you! If you want to see if The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is the right school for you, fill out the form or call us at 414.227.2889 (Milwaukee) or 608.250.3100 (Madison).

Once in touch, we’ll schedule an in-person or virtual tour with you, answer any questions you might have, and discuss which programs best meet your career goals.


Admission requirements, excluding contracts and official diplomas & transcripts, may be faxed to: 414.291.3968.​

You will need to take an entrance assessment should any of the following be applicable: 

  • GPA is 2.0 or below  
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED does not verify GPA  
  • Homeschool or foreign diploma 

You will receive written notice of your acceptance status. Upon acceptance, an applicant will be asked to sign an enrollment contract. The applicant is not enrolled and a spot is not held in the program until the Admissions Office receives the signed contract. Placement into the program is on a first-come basis.​

Applicants for transfer into The Institutes are considered on an individual basis. The Institutes, at their discretion, may refuse transfers if admission requirements, including tuition, cannot be met. The Institutes may accept transfer hours at their discretion. Program testing may be necessary. The Institutes may allow students to re-enter a program after they have withdrawn. If a student’s academic progress was unsatisfactory when he/she withdrew from the school and later wishes to re-enter school, the student will return under that same status. If a student withdraws with satisfactory academic progress, he/she may return under that same status without loss of credit, grades, or hours. ​

If a foreign applicant provides a high school diploma or transcript, the admissions department requires that the applicant have an outside agency that is qualified to translate documents into English, confirm the academic equivalence to a U.S. high school diploma. 

Any additional questions please reach out to [email protected]call, or fill out the form below. One of our admissions counselors is ready to assist! 

Smiling diverse cosmetology students at IBW Milwaukee campus

The Institutes do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, financial status, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation in their admissions, instruction, and graduation policies.