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Aveda Institute - Denver
700 - 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Aveda Institute Denver offers programs in cosmetology and spa therapy to prepare students for the state board examination while earning real-life salon/spa experience. Through hands-on practical training and theoretical experience, our students (future professionals) learn the latest industry information from our certified educators in combination with Aveda and Milady's curriculum. Study abroad internships, workshops, lectures from industry masters and industry events create an extension of educational experience beyond the clinic floor and classroom to provide our future professionals with the education needed to begin working immediately after graduation. At Aveda Institute Denver-it's more than just preparation for a career, it's a lifestyle.
Aveda Institute Denver is located in the Historic Denver Dry Goods Building, in the heart of downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall. Our 17,000 square-feet location offers real-life salon and spa experience with seven hands-on classrooms, two clinic floors, over 100 cosmetology clinic floor stations, 12 shampoo stations and 14 spa treatment rooms. We also have a new, exclusive men's-only salon.
The Institute Mission
"Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world". - Horst Rechelbacher, founder Aveda
Areas of Study
Your training will encompass three types of learning:
* Theoretical knowledge, the foundation of your education.
* Practical experience, the application of your knowledge.
* Professional business-building skills, vital for your success.
Immerse yourself in a hip culture
Our fashion-forward setting on Denver's 16th Street Mall guarantees a fashionable urban experience for learners and guests. It's an ideal place to explore and experiment with the latest trends in hair coloring and cutting artistry, design, and techniques. And you'll be surrounded by people who care deeply about well-being and skin care.
Make a difference in someone's day
Your Aveda Institute Denver education will give you the skills you need to start making people feel great about themselves, while showing you how to enrich your clients, your community, and yourself.
Have fun while you learn
Aveda Institute Denver is a great place to have fun while you learn in an environment that encourages growth and nurtures your aesthetic sensibilities while preparing you for an exciting and highly rewarding career in the beauty industry.
Be a Natural
At Aveda, we believe that professional beauty services must go beyond mere esthetics. Our program embodies a balanced view of beauty that encompasses nutrition, body care, health and wellness.
Invest in Your Future
Any education program is a serious investment of your money and time. All successful careers begin with a solid professional education. As thousands of graduates can testify, the Aveda Institute gives you the complete creative and professional skills you need to establish a promising career.
Express your creativity and talent in hair, skin, nail care and face color application. Our cosmetology course incorporates 14 Months - 189 days (60 credits) of xtensive hands-on learning to provide you a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Upon completion, you'll be ready to succeed as a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician and nail technician.
3-Day-a-Week Schedule 30 hours per week
Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday
Phase 1: Grounding
WEEKS 1 - 9
FOCUS: The emphasis in this phase is to introduce the fundamentals of shampooing, conditioning, hair coloring, haircutting, hair styling, facial makeup application, hair removal, management, ethics, interpersonal skills and salesmanship, disinfection, sanitation, and safe work practices. Future professionals learn State laws, regulations and safety requirements.
Phase 2: Nurturing
WEEKS 10 - 18
FOCUS: Strengthening cutting skills are emphasized in this phase. Reviewing and practicing the basic techniques are the center of training as well as combining the techniques to achieve new results. Nails are equally focused upon future professionals will learn manicures and pedicures. Advanced nail techniques will be introduced along with preparation for the State Board examination.
Phase 3: Intention
WEEKS 19 - 27
FOCUS: The focus for the phase is Skin Care. Aveda Elemental Nature philosophy will be incorporated into facial treatments. Skin analysis, refinement, treatment and spa rituals will be emphasized. Future professionals will have training in basic facial techniques as well as preparation for the State Board examination.
Phase 4: Harmony
WEEKS 28 - 36
FOCUS: The focus for the phase is the Art of Chemical Texture. Future Professionals will be trained in different perm techniques as well as how to safely and effectively chemically relax highly textured hair. The phase will also help to build strengths in styling and working with all textures of hair.
Phase 5: Expression
WEEKS 37 - 45
FOCUS: The focus for the phase is based on advanced techniques in the realm of Color and Cut. Future professionals will build upon what they have learned in the last four phases and take it to the next level. The Expression Phase introduces some of the latest techniques and collections that Aveda and the Industry has to offer.
Phase 6: Insight
WEEKS 46 - 54
FOCUS: This phase introduces new techniques and builds upon acquired skills. Trends in the industry are explored; such as extensions, make-up and photo styling. The future professionals will design and prepare for a professional photo shoot that will take place at the end of the Insight Phase. An emphasis on professionalism and business is featured giving the Future Professionals the skills and information needed to create a great resume and focus on their future success. Future Professionals will have the opportunity to tour area salons and prepare for the interview process.
Phase 7: Wisdom
WEEKS 55 - 63 (weeks may vary depending on holidays and missed time)
FOCUS: To prepare the Future Professionals for Colorado's State Board written and practical competency exams.
Aveda Institute Denver has combined its Esthiology and Massage programs into one dual-licensing program! This 8-month long program is divided into three phases: Earth, Fire, Infinity; and will explore the marriage of skin esthetics and massage. Upon completion, graduates will earn 600 certified massage therapy hours and 20 credits in Esthiology
30 hours per week
Phase 1: Earth
Focus: The emphasis in this phase is to introduce the fundamentals of esthetics. These skills include facials, waxing, makeup application, body treatments, along with management, ethics, interpersonal skills and salesmanship, disinfection, sanitation, and safe work practices. Future professionals learn State laws, regulations and safety requirements.
Phase 2: Fire
Focus: The emphasis in this phase is to introduce the fundamentals of massage. These skills include anatomy and physiology education, massage techniques and a range of modalities like reflexology, myofascial, deep tissue, Swedish, and energy techniques, along with management, ethics, interpersonal skills and salesmanship, disinfection, sanitation, and safe work practices. Future professionals learn State laws, regulations and safety requirements to continue to build from their esthetics experience on the clinic floor.
Phase 3: Infinity
Focus: To integrate the experience gained from the Earth and Fire Phases by utilizing the techniques on our clinic floor. This phase is intended to build practical experience in guest retention and retail sales.
In the Massage Therapy program, you can discover the power of touch. Learn how you can relieve stress, reduce tension and alleviate muscle pain through massage. The Massage Therapy program consists of important topics such as:
* Spa treatments
* Body movement techniques
The future can take you anywhere! Many graduates of Aveda Institute - Denver go on to find employment in places such as spas, resorts, health clubs, cruise ships and clinical settings.