Education is the first step towards beginning a career in beauty, wellness and barbering. Learn from experienced instructors in our in-depth programs to build a strong foundation for your future. If you are ready to start your journey, apply today.


If you’re excited about the prospect of training at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, here’s all you have to do to get started.

  1. Complete Facility tour and Admissions Interview (schedule virtual tour and interview)
  2. Complete Admissions Application  + $50 Application Fee
  3. Submit an official proof of education  (High school diploma; high school diploma equivalent; official high school transcript; or transcript showing successful completion of at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree)
  4. Take an entrance assessment should any of the following be applicable
    1. GPA is 2.0 or below
    2. Copy of diploma or GED does not verify GPA
    3. Home-school or foreign diploma
  5. Provide proof of age with a document such as a: driver’s license, government-issued identification, birth registration/certificate, passport, etc.
  6. Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or agree to estimated payment contract
  7. Provide proof of professional license (instructor program only)
  8. Transfer students are welcome to apply, and are required to submit a $100 transfer application fee before evaluation of transfer credit hours; and official copy of transcripts from previous school


NOTE: If a foreign applicant provides a high school diploma, 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.

You will receive a written notice of acceptance or rejection. Upon acceptance, an applicant will sign 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.

Please notify the Admissions Department at 414.227.2889 if you are unable to attend an Admissions Meeting. Poor attendance, no shows, and/or tardiness may impact one’s ability to be accepted into the Institute.

To schedule a tour of the school and an informational interview, call 414.227.2889.

Admission requirements, excluding contracts and high school transcripts or a copy of your GED, may be faxed to: 414.291.3968



Transfer students must submit the following items.

  1. Transfer fee of $100
  2. Official copy of transcripts from previous school

Applicants for transfer into The Institute of Beauty and Wellness are considered on an individual basis. The Institute of Beauty and Wellness may, at their discretion, refuse transfers if admission requirements, including tuition, cannot be met. The Institute of Beauty and Wellness may accept transfer hours at their discretion. Program testing may be necessary. The Institute of Beauty and Wellness 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.

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, in their admissions, instruction and graduation policies, practice no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, financial status, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status or sexual orientation.

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness does not recruit students that are currently attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program of study.


Arbitration and Class Action Waiver Disclosure

Arbitration and Class Action Waiver Disclosure: The Institute of Beauty and Wellness and Aveda Institute Madison requires each student to agree to a pre-dispute arbitration agreement and a class action waiver as a condition of enrollment (“Arbitration Agreement”).  The Arbitration Agreement does not, in any way, limit, relinquish, or waive a student’s ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim, pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e) at any time.  The Arbitration Agreement does not require that the student participate in arbitration or any internal dispute resolution process offered by the Institute of Beauty and Wellness and Aveda Institute Madison prior to filing a borrower defense to repayment application with the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e).  Any arbitration, required by the Arbitration Agreement, tolls (pauses) the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment application pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e)(6)(ii) for the length of time that the arbitration proceeding is under way.  Any questions about the Arbitration Agreement or a dispute relating to a student’s Title IV Federal student loans or to the provision of educational services for which the loans were provided should be directed to the Institute of  Beauty and Wellness and Aveda Institute Madison’s Financial Aid Department: 414.319.7581 or or