Ayurveda Esthetics Program


Learn the skills to heal others from the outside in while training to become a licensed esthetician with our Ayurveda Esthetic program.

Ayurveda Esthetic combines ancient science with modern skincare for a holistic approach to beauty and wellness. Ayurveda centers around preventing and healing imbalances within the body, including imbalances in the skin. Our program applies the philosophies and practices of Ayurveda to the spa with services like the Shirodhara Abhyanga and 5-Sense Therapy. Before learning how to perform Ayurvedic treatments, students will learn the foundation of esthetics, including dermanalysis, facial manipulations, and equipment use and care. We then teach the fundamental history and principles of Ayurveda, including mindfulness, the doshas, digestion, and nutrition. Students will not only learn but also practice the techniques and rituals in our clinic lab to train for a unique career.

Let's Talk

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.

Program Highlights

Our student-centered curriculum, small class sizes, and digital support help students gain confidence as they progress through each course module and hone their practice in our Aveda Clinic Labs.


In addition to building a strong skill set, students are offered opportunities to discover high-end beauty careers at any one of our Aveda Networking events or quarterly career fairs. We help students land their dream jobs before graduating.

Part-Time Day: 39 weeks*

Our 1,000-hour Ayurveda Esthetics program covers:


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Why Aveda?

The Aveda Difference

Aveda was founded on the belief that all things are connected. It was founded on the idea that beauty is about more than simply looking good, but it’s about feeling better about yourself too. The Aveda culture is less about the bottom line and more about making a difference in the world.

As an Aveda Institute, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility through partnerships to reduce waste, student leadership opportunities to promote green living and wellness, utilizing cruelty-free vegan products, and organizing humanitarian efforts for our communities and beyond. 


Your education here will cross between modern practice and ancient tradition. Our students are provided with an iPad along with learning the ancient Aveda rituals that stand the test of time, making this program stand out amongst other skincare professions. In addition to the traditional Aveda Esthiology education foundations, you will learn many Ayurvedic principles.


Upon graduation, you will receive an Ayurveda Esthetic Certificate from the Institute of Beauty and Wellness as well as met the requirements to apply to become a licensed esthetician in the State of Wisconsin. As one of the first schools in the nation to offer this course, we are also proud to help our students apply for a membership with the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) as a Registered Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor.

Your Career

To enrich your learning experience, we utilize learner-centered curriculum in our module-based program. You will start to build your confidence as you progress through each module and gain hands-on experience as master your practical skills in our Aveda Clinic Lab. Combined with our small class sizes and digital support, our unique education will set you up for success.

In addition to building a strong foundation of skills and safety and sanitation knowledge, students get exposure to high-end beauty career opportunities during their program. The Institute of Beauty and Wellness offers cosmetology career fairs and other networking and job events to help students land their dream job before graduating.

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How It Works

Take steps towards living your dream today

Step 1: Tour

Tour our historic downtown Milwaukee and Madison campuses in-person or virtually. Group tours of our classrooms and clinic floors available upon request—parents and besties welcome.

Step 2: Apply

Once you've had a chance to talk with our Admissions team and have determined which one of our programs best suits your career goals, take the next step and submit an application.