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Cosmetology
Program

Aveda Cosmetology certificate

Learn the practical skills of the trade, real-world business applications to grow your career, and how to develop a sustainable practice that respects the environment in our 1,600-hour Aveda Cosmetology certificate program. We go beyond state requirements to give our students an opportunity to become best in class in the beauty industry. 

Connect with beauty, fashion, wellness and art in our hands-on cosmetology program. Explore the latest styles and techniques in hair cutting and styling, skin care, nail care and makeup. You will have the technical skills, as well as professional business skills to enhance the guest experience, preparing you for successful careers such as a hair stylist, makeup artist or salon owner.

 

Division of Hours: 

Theory Coursework: 563 hours  

Hands-On Practical Training: 1,037 hours  

Total: 1,600 hours 

 

Milwaukee Starts

Madison Starts

 


*To become licensed, the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional
Services’
requires completion of 1550 clock hours at an accredited cosmetology program. Our additional clock hours requirement is devoted to Guest Education. We are committed to hosting internationally recognized educators and artists who elevate our coursework with demonstrations, hands-on workshops and lectures.
 

 

 
Day & 3-Day Programs

Choose the program that best meets your personal and professional scheduling needs.

 

Day  |  Full-Time  |  47 Weeks

Mon. 9am-4pm & Tues.-Fri. 8:30am-4pm

3-Day  |  54 Weeks

Mon.-Wed. 10am-9pm

*Hybrid program students complete all theory coursework via distance education from 10am-4:30 pm on select days.
*Class times/dates are subject to change. For current class start dates connect with our Admissions Team.

Cosmetology Instructors

Cosmetology Instructors

Tammy Robinson

Cosmetology Instructor

est. 2013
Milwaukee
Cosmetology Instructors

Shari Andrews

Cosmetology Instructor & Color Coach

est. 2013
Milwaukee
Cosmetology Instructors

Scott Staples

Cosmetology/Barbering Instructor

Madison
Cosmetology Instructors

Samantha Hensler

Cosmetology Instructor & Mens Cutting Coach

est. 2016
Madison
Cosmetology Instructors

Michelle Mikula

Cosmetology Instructor

est. 2015
Milwaukee
Cosmetology Instructors

Lindsey Nicholas

Cosmetology/Barbering Instructor

Milwaukee
Cosmetology Instructors

Kaitlin Freeman

Cosmetology Instructor, Manicuring Instructor

est. 2020
Madison
Eric Chapman

Eric Chapman

Cosmetology Instructor & Clinic Lab Coach

est. 2019
Madison
Ellie Hetzer

Ellie Hetzer

Cosmetology Instructor

est. 2017
Madison
Cosmetology Instructors

Chris Jones

Barbering Instructor

est. 2018
Milwaukee
Cosmetology Instructors

Chatera Johnson

Cosmetology/Barbering Instructor

Milwaukee
Cosmetology Instructors

Ashley Nielsen

Cosmetology Instructor

Milwaukee
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.

Prepare for Success

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.

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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. 

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 — parents and besties welcome.
VISIT US

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.
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