Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Makeup Artistry / Teacher Training

Recent Reviews

Jessica R.
4/9/2024 via Yelp
via Yelp

I was nervous about getting highlights in my hair only because everywhere I had gone before, I ended up with bright orange hair. The 1st time I came in,...

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Mahala Young
3/27/2024 via Google
via Google

I went in for a cut and partial highlight. The girl who did my hair (@marisanikolebeauty_ show her IG some love bc she’s great!!) was SO kind and thoughtful and put her whole heart into my hair. She killed the cut! I am still obsessed with it and receive many compliments. Instead of a partial highlight, we decided to go with a balayage, but the money piece was about twice the size on one side of my head than the other. I dm’ed her about it and we decided it was a simple mistake because of the sectioning. We got it sorted out for me to go in to get it redone by another student for free a few days later. I was so grateful and understood that mistakes happen, it’s all part of the learning experience. When I went in 3 days later I was with another girl who was very receptive of my concerns with the moneypiece and blended out some sections that were lightened a little chunkier than others. She seemed very skilled and we got done pretty quick, plus her instructor was there to give her advice on how to go about the process whole time. However, this girl and the instructor both let me leave with a huge dark stripe of hair where the money piece was. I didn’t notice because it’s on the side of my head and the lighting in there wasn’t great. They both clearly noticed and muttered something along the lines of “she didn’t notice” or “she can’t see that” to each other, but didn’t say anything to me about it so I was none the wiser. It wasn’t until I had gotten into my car and was about to leave that I noticed, when I checked the mirror. I went back in and asked to speak with the director of education (lady in charge) about how my hair looked worse now than it did before. She didn’t see any problem and was extremely condescending. No apology, no empathy for my situation, just a fake smile plastered on her face and a cheap “we can redo it again?” WHY would I want to sit in the chair for another four hours just to risk something else going wrong?? Not to mention the fact that in order to fix the dark stripe, they’d have to lighten it again, according to the director of education. I absolutely would not do that, considering the amount of lightener that had been put on my hair within a 3 day span (it felt sooo dry, and still does feel damaged compared to before). I am not a super picky person when it comes to my hair, but the bar is on the FLOOR for these students. I question the professionalism and integrity of the instructors and the director of education. When taking Avalon’s atmosphere, price point, and quality into account, I would not recommend this school, especially if you’re looking for a balayage or highlights. I would highly suggest saving up a few extra dollars to get it done by a licensed stylist, as I personally don’t think the prices are worth it. Photos are after the first time getting my hair done, and after the redo. Up to you if you want to take the gamble, but I definitely won’t be returning.

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Ximena Cheno
3/8/2024 via Google
via Google

I can't recommend Paulina enough! She truly works magic with hair. I went to her feeling unsure about what I wanted, and she took the time to listen and offered great suggestions. The result was beyond my expectations! Not only did she nail the color I was going for, but the cut she gave me was also perfect for my face shape and lifestyle. She's not only incredibly talented but also so friendly and easy to talk to. I left the salon feeling like a million bucks. If you're looking for a stylist who truly cares about her clients and delivers amazing results, look no further than Paulina

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In the School's Words

Avalon is dedicated to provide an educational experience in that will empower our graduates to go far in the beauty industry.

Avalon School of Cosmetology has been serving the professional beauty industry for more than 4 years. Our experienced educators will provide you with one of the most outstanding educational experiences available. And through partnerships with some of the top beauty companies in the world, Avalon offers you access to current professional products and techniques, across a variety of exciting and creative programs. The end result is an experience like no other - an experience that can be found at Avalon School of Cosmetology.

Career Placement

Avalon places great importance on your career upon completion. To assist our graduates in starting their new careers, we provide them with networking prospects and access to current job opportunities

Avalon School of Cosmetology is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Science (NACCAS).

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important consumer information, please click here.


Avalon Institute - Mesa offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Makeup Artistry / Teacher Training


Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $9,000

A complete esthetics program requires an in-depth knowledge of a variety of disciplines, and hinges on the ability to learn and perfect proper techniques. In addition to fostering an in-depth understanding of all the components of the facial process, Avalon's Esthetics courses will also reveal effective waxing practices and outline regenerative treatments for repairing skin cells around even the most-difficult parts of the body.


Program Length 1,600 hours
Average Completion 13 months
Program Tuition $17,600

Avalon's Cosmetology courses provide the perfect balance of education and experience, giving you plenty of chances to put your skills to the test. But not only will you gain real-world experience with the cosmetology process, but you'll also receive invaluable instruction on the business of beauty - giving you everything you need for a successful career.

Beauty Instructor

Program Length 350 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $2,100

Beauty Instructor

Program Length 350 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $2,100

Nail Technology

Program Length N/A
Average Completion N/A
Program Tuition N/A

Nail technology is a fast-growing industry and good nail technicians are in high demand. We teach students how to leverage this lucrative beauty trade. Students learn the skills to create a stunning, sophisticated nails to keep clients coming back for more.

Makeup Artistry

Program Length N/A
Average Completion N/A
Program Tuition N/A

Each day you'll practice the fundamentals of modern beauty makeup until you have the knowledge and confidence to begin working as a professional makeup artist.

The course finishes with a professional photo shoot to help students start their personal professional portfolio. All students leave equipped with all of the professional brushes and makeup to begin working.

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.


To apply to this school, there is a $50 application fee.

Financial Aid

58% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $4,005 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

97% Female, 3% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

38% White, 38% Hispanic / Latino, 11% African American, 0% Asian American, 2% American Indian, 1% Hawaiian / Pacific, 2% Two or More, 7% Unknown

377 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 04/09/2024

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