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ESTHIOLOGY
Program

AVEDA ESTHIOLOGY CERTIFICATE​

Study specialized techniques to purify, balance, and renew the skin. Master the skill of facials, waxing, body treatments, and makeup application. You will acquire extensive business building skills, providing the foundation you need for a career as a licensed esthetician. We know, however, that your education goes past graduation, which is why we always welcome our students back for continuing education opportunities and additional certifications. At The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, we work to support you from the beginning of your education and throughout your career.

The foundation of Esthiology is the care and wellbeing of your skin. This practice has dated back centuries with even the ancient Egyptians adopting healthy skin and body practices. At The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, we take these age-old practices and build them into an education that empowers both body and mind. 

The esthetics program does more than just educate our students on how to care for skin. As an Aveda school, we have developed a curriculum that prepares our students for an uplifting career. With a refined focus on technology and an iPad provided to each student, we want our students to be prepared for the esthetics industry, and the demands of, today.
Division of Hours: 

Theory Coursework: 297 hours  

Hands-On Practical Training: 303 hours  

Total: 600 hours

 

Milwaukee Starts

Madison Starts

 


*To become licensed, the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional
Services’
requires completion of 600 clock hours at an accredited esthiology 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 & Evening Programs

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

 

Day  |  Part-Time  |  18 Weeks

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

Evening  |  Part-Time  |  30 Weeks

Mon.-Thurs. 4:30pm-9:30pm

*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.

Esthiology Instructors

Esthiology Instructors

Tiffany Koutras

Esthiology Instructor

Milwaukee
Esthiology Instructors

Suzanne O'Connell

Esthiology Instructor Team Leader

est. 2018
Madison
Esthiology Instructors

Mercedes Jones

Esthiology Instructor

Madison
Esthiology Instructors

Melissa Basinski

Esthiology Instructor

est. 2020
Madison
Esthiology Instructors

Maggie Kieser

Esthiology Instructor

Milwaukee
Esthiology Instructors

Justina Wiegel

Esthiology Instructor

est. 2019
Madison
Esthiology Instructors

Jenna Jonas

Esthiology Instructor

Madison
Esthiology Instructors

Gwen Janda

Esthiology Instructor & CIDESCO Diplomat

est. 2019
Milwaukee
Desiree Rohde

Desiree Rohde

Esthiology Instructor & Skin Care Coach

est. 2018
Milwaukee
Esthiology Instructors

Cori Raymond

Esthiology Instructor

Milwaukee
Esthiology Instructors

Angela Covarrubias

Esthiology Instructor

Madison
Esthiology Instructors

Alesha Jackson

Advanced Esthetics Educator

est. 2019
Milwaukee

Tiffany Koutras

Esthiology Instructor

Milwaukee

Suzanne O'Connell

Esthiology Instructor Team Leader

Madison

Mercedes Jones

Esthiology Instructor

Madison

Melissa Basinski

Esthiology Instructor

Madison

Maggie Kieser

Esthiology Instructor

Milwaukee

Justina Wiegel

Esthiology Instructor

Madison

Jenna Jonas

Esthiology Instructor

Madison

Gwen Janda

Esthiology Instructor & CIDESCO Diplomat

Milwaukee

Desiree Rohde

Esthiology Instructor & Skin Care Coach

Milwaukee

Cori Raymond

Esthiology Instructor

Milwaukee

Angela Covarrubias

Esthiology Instructor

Madison

Alesha Jackson

Advanced Esthetics Educator

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

At The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, we have worked to create a program and curriculum that can assist our students in creating a career filled with Aveda philosophies and rituals. There are many fundamentals that you will learn  as a student at the institute.

Our educators are dedicated to upholding that standard. We attend additional trainings in Ayurvedic tradition each year in addition to living the Aveda values and philosophies in our own lives. Thanks to the additional time offered in our student clinics, our students are able to master their skills in a salon environment similar to what they will be working in after graduation. With access to Aveda brand products and professional quality tools, our students gain access to an education that focuses on mind, body, and spirit.

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.
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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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Your Career

The esthiology program at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness does more than just educate students on how to care for skin. Our curriculum includes education on the anatomy and physiology of the skin, chemical treatments, makeup, color analysis, and more. With a refined focus on technology and business, we train students to be prepared for the esthetics industry, and the demands of, today.

Because lash extension services are rising in popularity, we prepare our students to graduate with a strong foundation in lash extensions. We have partnered with Lash Addict in order to ensure that our esthetic students receive basic training in classic lash extension. Our faculty oversees the students’ work while serving guests in the clinic lab during the gamma level of training. Today’s esthetics industry is in demand. With an added focus on skills like lash extensions and an increased desire for mindful and holistic practices, an Aveda education may become a pillar of knowledge in the beauty industry.

At The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, education goes beyond graduation. We offer esthetics continuing education opportunities and additional certifications, including airbrush makeup workshops and a CIDESCO prep course. Alumni receive exclusive offers on continued esthetics education, as well as complimentary access to guest education. Our goal is to support you from the beginning of your education and throughout your career.

APPLY NOW and start your education with The Institute of Beauty and Wellness.

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