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 IBW esthetics program does more than just educate our students in 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.
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.



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 an IBW student. Some of these include:

  • Waxing
  • Facials
  • Anatomy
  • Skin Physiology
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Body Treatments
  • Makeup and Color Analysis
  • Business Management
  • Living Aveda philosophies and techniques
  • Certification in Classic Lash Extensions by Lash Addict

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.
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.

what our graduates are saying

“I can honestly say I couldn’t have picked a better school to prepare me for my Esthetics career. IBW gave me the knowledge and support that I needed to take initiative and excel in my career. I had the most passionate and driven instructor, not to mention she was the coolest, who inspired me to be the successful Esthetician I am today. Since school, I have been working at a spa for over a year and a half-I am currently the lead Esthetician and have continued my education to offer Ayurvedic Body Therapies. I am so appreciative of the time that I had at IBW and how far I’ve come since then.” –Erica


“Enrolling at IBW was the best decision I’ve ever made!  My instructors were so caring and passionate about their craft. They did everything they could to make sure I would be a successful Esthetician; from helping prepare resumes to practicing retailing techniques. The facility is beautiful and IBW has such a positive atmosphere. I never wanted to miss a day of class. You become so close with your instructors and classmates, you become a little family. Doing all of my hands on training with Aveda made me fall in love with the brand and their mission to make the world a better place. I love IBW so much I came back to do the massage program!” –Gabriella


Are you ready to infuse your future with the calming benefits of inner health, external wellness, and beautiful glowing skin? With hard work, dedication and the Aveda philosophies and goals behind you, you can get there!
Our accredited program can help you achieve your dreams.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact us today for more information.


Theory: 297 hours
Practical: 303 hours
Total: 600 hours