Express your creativity and talent in hair, skin, nails, and makeup. Our cosmetology course incorporates 1,600 hours of extensive hands-on learning to provide you a complete understanding of beauty and wellness.


The Fundamentals

You’ll start by learning the fundamentals of cutting, styling, and chemical restructuring of hair; skin and nail care; makeup; and the related sciences. Lectures, demonstrations and workshops concentrate on developing skill and accuracy and reinforcing classroom knowledge. You’ll be introduced to retailing, client servicing, and personal development skills. This unit also covers state safety requirements.

The Hands-On Experience

Unlock your creativity as you explore the latest trends and techniques in hair cutting, styling, coloring, permanent waving, and chemical restructuring. Time in the clinic allows you to become increasingly confident in your professional abilities, and you begin to learn vital employment and career-advancing skills such as successful interviewing and resume writing.

The Big Picture

Get ready to launch your career with in-depth training in client service, time management, self-promotion, goal-setting, merchandising, and entrepreneurship. Your speed, accuracy, and concentration are becoming ready for the salon. By completion, you’ll be eligible to become a licensed cosmetologist.

what our graduates are saying 

“My experience at Aveda IBW was beyond rewarding and amazing. I am grateful for all that I have learned, my classmates, and my amazing teachers. I am ready to get out into the world because of Aveda!” -Carissa

“Aveda IBW helped me find my passion I never knew I had. Aveda not only helped me understand the science behind hair but helped me understand the techniques and importance of hair and skin. They helped me develop my knowledge and skills to be successful in my career. I would like to thank IBW for helping me find my passion and career path.” -Jay

“My experience at IBW was both inspiring and educationally informative. I felt IBW curriculum goes beyond the basic training and address the intangible details that make a great hair -dresser, such as consultation techniques, salon etiquette, and guest speakers teaching advanced styling and cutting methods. What I liked best about IBW, was experiencing that  Aveda  isn’t just another beauty brand, the products offer holistic balance in the way we live, look and feel.” -Robyn


Theory/Classroom: 563 hours
Practical: 1,037 hours
Total: 1,600 hours


46 weeks
Tuesday through Friday:
8:30am – 4:00pm
9:00am – 4:00pm


APRIL 10, 2018


53 weeks
Monday through Wednesday:
10:00am – 9:00pm


JUNE 18, 2018

We reserve the right to combine or cancel classes as enrollment demands.


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