53.5 weeks

Monday | Wednesday | Friday
Tuesday |Thursday | Saturday

Cosmetology : 1600 hours

8:30a.m. – 7:00 p.m.



June 11, 2024
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July 15, 2024
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August 20, 2024
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September 23, 2024
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October 29, 2024
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December 2, 2024
Monday | Wednesday | Friday

All start dates are subject to change at the Institute’s discretion.


Our innovative, 1600-hour Cosmetology course includes hands-on learning and digital curriculum. With the Learn Aveda digital platform, you’ll be able to access your curriculum on your ipad day and night.  

At Aveda Institute Las Vegas, you’ll get to explore all aspects of the beauty industry while using world-class, sustainable products that are plant-infused, cruelty-free and vegan friendly. Not only do we care about your education, but you’ll see how philanthropy is at the heart of who we are.

One of the things you’ll love about our institute is the ability to hone your craft on our busy, clinic floor. With more than a thousand services booked a month with our students, you’ll grow in confidence and skill with our expert educators assisting you each step of the way.

Whether you’re looking to own your own salon, work with the world-renowned Aveda brand, or travel the world doing what you love, we consider it a privilege to take your passion for beauty and transform you into the hair professional you’ve always dreamed of becoming.


Our innovative, 1600-hour Cosmetology course was one of the first in the country to introduce learning on tablets. With the entire curriculum built on iPads, you’ll be able to access your education 24/7 and take clients on our clinic floor where you’ll serve a diverse clientele.

The Masterpiece Program, a copyrighted part of our curriculum, was developed exclusively for the Aveda Institute Las Vegas. We take an artistic approach to learning using five core elements of art, customer service, community connection, technique, and fashion sense. It is designed to help you understand the best ways to address your clients’ overall wellness with techniques that surpass the basics of beauty.

With historically high pass rates from our graduates, we train you for the state board licensure exam, while teaching beyond state board requirements so you can succeed behind the chair.

Here are some things you’ll learn:

  • Cutting (men and women)
  • Coloring (including balayage)
  • Styling
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Skin Care (including facials)
  • Nails
  • Time management
  • Product knowledge (what we call “purescribing”) and retailing
  • Growing clientele


At Aveda Institute Las Vegas, you’ll get the opportunity to participate in exciting events and add-on classes. We’re certain you’ll look back at your time in school as some of the most memorable experiences of your life.

  • Editorial and fantasy photoshoots (to add to your look book!)
  • Runways
  • Annual charity events (where we raise money to build wells for clean water in under-privileged countries)
  • Career Fairs (meet future employers!)
  • Guest speakers including influencers from the industry
  • Add-on classes offered multiple times a year: Barbering, Lash Extensions, Hair Extensions


After completing the program at the Aveda Institute Las Vegas, you have a variety of career options including but not limited to:

  • Hair Stylist/Colorist
  • Salon Owner
  • Platform Artist
  • Celebrity Stylist
  • Salon Trainer
  • Educator (with completion of the Educator course)
  • Manicurist and Pedicurist
  • Distributor Sales Consultant
  • Cosmetic Buyer
  • Aveda Global Educator


The number one question we get is how am I going to pay for school? The great news is, we offer financial aid to those who qualify. If you are interested in our Cosmetology course, start by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Our team will sit down with you personally to build a plan that works for you.


The first step to getting started is to schedule a career planning session. We’ll discuss your future goals and aspirations, share information about Aveda history, answer any questions you might have, and help you build a financial plan. Fill out the form below, or call the Aveda Admissions Department at (702) 459-2900 ext. 302 or 304.


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.