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Programs Offered at Our Las Vegas Beauty School

The Aveda brand is one of the biggest and most respected names in the beauty industry, and the sky is the limit for aspiring beauty professionals who choose Aveda Institute Las Vegas. Offering unique educational opportunities in cosmetology, esthiology, massage, and nail technology, our Las Vegas, Nevada beauty school programs are grounded in the Aveda lifestyle and feature a one-of-a-kind copywritten curriculum that can’t be found at other institutions. Enroll today to take the first step toward an exciting career in the beauty industry.

Thanks to the mission of Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher, earning an education from Aveda Institute Las Vegas truly sets our graduates apart. This is reflected in our programs, which are dedicated to teaching the latest techniques and essential business skills and are committed to caring for the Earth. Rechelbacher felt the beauty industry was toxic and even criminal. He extensively studied natural healing and ayurveda, an ancient form of natural medicine originating in India and translating to “knowledge of life.”This led to the creation of the Aveda brand, which is now a giant in the beauty industry and promises the following:

  • Products that are all-natural and 100% vegan, now and forever
  • Cruelty-free practices with sustainability at heart, including:
    • 100% wind- and solar-powered manufacturing
    • 100% recyclable bottles
  • Caring for the world we live in by striving to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility
This foundation serves as the basis for our beauty school programs, which include:

Cosmetology Program

Students in our cosmetology program learn the advanced beauty and wellness techniques required for professional success, as well as business principles, time management, and premier customer service. Throughout, you’ll gain expertise with Aveda’s sustainable, vegan, naturally sourced products and the brand’s mission of protecting our environment.
The 1,600-hour program spans 14 months and includes core concepts such as:

Esthiology Program

Those interested in the esthetics field may pursue our esthiology program, where Aveda’s principles of service and cutting-edge techniques in natural skin care combine. Instruction emphasizes the use of natural plant and flower essences, providing quality skin treatments with naturally nourishing formulas.
Students will gain experience in the following areas during a 600-hour, five-month program:


Do you yearn to help people feel their best and contribute to their overall wellness? If so, a rewarding career in massage might be for you.
Requiring 600 clock hours, the program takes approximately five months to complete and covers topics such as:

Nail Technology

This program requires 600 clock hours, taking about five months to complete, and prepares students for lively and creative careers as nail technicians. From basic manicures and pedicures to learning to create dazzling, jaw-dropping designs, students become equipped with the skills to ensure an exceptional guest experience, including:

Curricula Unique to Aveda Institute Las Vegas

Aveda Institute Las Vegas offers a robust set of curricula completely unique to our campus. Over the course of our programs, students learn the following:

Aveda Curriculum

By partnering with Pivot Point, Aveda developed its standard curriculum called Aveda Institute Education. These lessons are taught in an online platform called Learn Aveda, which is accessible through the iPad each Aveda Institute Las Vegas student receives in their kit. Our graduates can even access Learn Aveda for up to six months after graduation as they prepare for their licensure exams.

State-Required Curriculum

The programs at Aveda Institute Las Vegas meet all standards established by the Nevada Board of Cosmetology and prepare students with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience required to successfully complete state certification exams. In fact, our programs meet the highest levels of accreditation for technical or postsecondary schools in the state – something not all beauty schools can promise.

Aveda Institute Las Vegas’ Masterpiece Program

Separating us from all other beauty schools, we offer a unique copywritten curriculum designed by cosmetologist Thomas Ciarniello, one of our original partners and holder of a master’s degree in art. With a dream to create trendsetting stylists, he developed this curriculum upon his firm belief that beauty and creativity go hand-in-hand. For our students, this means they’ll get the chance to explore the connection between beauty and art through courses such as painting, sculpting, poetry, collage, and more.

What’s more, we strive to meet each type of learner’s needs by utilizing the 4MAT® testing and teaching methodology across all of our programs. This enables our students to discover how they learn best, and in turn, they can tailor their education to the best teaching methods for them. It also encourages creativity and engages all learning styles, allowing students to integrate and experience the knowledge that will guide their careers for years to come.

Individualized Learning Support and Career Services

In addition to the education needed to excel in business and spa and salon services, Aveda Institute Las Vegas provides the tools required to find rewarding work after graduation. Upon mastering the skills of their craft, students will prepare for post-graduation employment with instruction in a variety of professional skills, including:

Students can jump-start their career search with job placement assistance through multiple career fairs and access to a local network salons and spas, making the transition from student to beauty professional simple. We’ll also continue to provide unwavering support to our graduates as they prepare to take their licensure exams, no matter where your license takes you in the industry.

Learn More about Our Beauty School Programs

Prepare for an exciting career with the cosmetology, esthiology, massage, and nail technology programs at Aveda Institute Las Vegas. Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or seeking a career change, our experienced faculty, hands-on learning opportunities, and comprehensive curriculum offer the tools needed to fuel the professional and creative development needed for a successful career in the beauty industry.

Contact us today for more information about our programs, Masterpiece Program curriculum, and Las Vegas, Nevada campus. To speak with a member of the Aveda Institute Las Vegas team, please call 702-459-2900.


Aveda is a global industry leader that has a complete education system with dedicated programs for the latest techniques and trends in hairstyling and salon business development to make sure that you are always on top of your game in this industry.