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:


Step 1

Step 2

Complete  Admissions Application (includes $50 Application Fee, $100 for transfer students) 

Step 3

After we receive your application, we’ll ask you to submit one (1) official proof of education:

  • Copy of High School Diploma, equivalent GED Certificate OR Official High School Transcript
        • 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.
  • Official Transcript from a 2- or 4-year college showing successful completion of at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit towards a bachelor’s degree

Note: Proof of professional license is required for the Instructor Program. All Official Transcripts must come directly from your prior institution via web, fax, or in a sealed envelope.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Provide proof of age:

  • Driver’s License 
  • Passport or other Government-issued ID 
  • Birth Certificate 

Step 6

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or agree to estimated payment contract