Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Barbering / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training

Recent Reviews

Karen S.
3/13/2024 via Yelp
via Yelp

The staff who check you in and out are incredibly considerate and caring. Making appointments is easy. And I have had great experiences here in the past....

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Alexa Rodriguez
1/24/2024 via Google
via Google

prices are great but it really depends on who does your hair. first time i went in sandy was incredibly kind, bubbly and attentive to what I wanted, and cut my hair evenly, i loved her :) i went in for another trim a few days later, had another gamma hairstylist that was also very nice and i was happy with her work as i left the salon, but after I got home and showered i realized there were a few sections of my hair that were not symmetrical. one side of my bangs is way way too short and it doesn’t stay down without styling it. I can’t do anything about it now except grow it out unfortunately. besides this, everything is clean , they wash your hair and my trim was free because it was within two weeks of my first appointment. teachers are always checking in on their students, and I can tell many of these people do well with their clients and have a passion for hair styling, but the bangs situation is very upsetting even if it was accidental

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Anna Vinopal
1/23/2024 via Google
via Google

I had my hair done here in October and it was done really, really well. I booked with that student again but that had to be rescheduled due a snowstorm. I rescheduled for 1:30 on a Monday and they changed it to 5:30 and switched the student the day before without notifying me. I definitely do not recommend working with the PM classes. The student was nice but did not understand the instructions. It was done wrong and quite a bit of my existing color was showing. The instructor agreed that it was incorrect but signed off on it being done anyway. I talked with the front desk and was told it would be a $20 charge to have it fixed the next day with a different student. She did okay with the color; it was much better than what the first student did but still not really what I asked for. She left my hair damp and frizzy, and used scented products after I requested they don't because they trigger migraines. The instructor signed off on it being done a second time. They charged me $50 instead of $20 to fix it, so I ended up paying $110 for a partially correct color job with no styling after. The first student I originally booked with in October was so talented and the instructor she had then was incredibly helpful. The second time and third time we had the evening instructor (Tammy) and, while she was very nice to me and did a great bang trim, she gave the students confusing directions and did not correct their mistakes at the end. It's possible that I just got an abnormally talented and independently capable student the first time, but the result is more likely reflective of the instructor.

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In the School's Words

With The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, you'll join this thriving, lasting network of salon and spa professionals. We work to help support your professional and personal development. We strive to give you the skills you need to become an industry leader. And, we understand what drives you, because we share the same passion.

The Aveda Network is a team comprised of more than 6,500 salons, spas, institutes and stores. Our salon business model is the most successful in the industry.

Come to the Right Place.

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is located in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee. The Institute has extensive classroom and clinic areas, and an Aveda Concept Store. This combination creates a dynamic, full-service educational experience.

Financial Aid

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness offers federal financial aid for those who qualify. In addition, we offer payment plans structured to fit financial needs. Please contact the Admissions department for further information.


The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).


The Institute of Beauty and Wellness - Milwaukee offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Barbering / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training


Program Length 1,600 hours
Average Completion 12 months
Program Tuition $20,750

Connect with beauty, fashion, wellness and art in our 1,550-hour hands on program. With extensive training in our urban salon setting, you'll explore the latest styles and techniques in hair cutting, coloring and styling, skin care, nail care and makeup. We are consistently working to improve the education we provide and are proud to provide a digitally engaged platform for learning and a creative clinic floor that allows you to perfect your craft.


Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 4 months
Program Tuition $9,575

In this 600-hour program, you'll study international trends and specialized techniques to purify, balance and renew the skin, as well as contemporary and classic techniques in makeup applications.


Program Length 300 hours
Average Completion 3 months
Program Tuition $3,000

Learn the latest in manicuring, pedicuring, use of equipment, product and plant essentials in our 300-hour program. Learn gels and acrylics, and explore your creativity in temporary nail art. You will study nail structure and anatomy, along with safety studies and gain an understanding of nail disorders and sanitation.

Massage Therapy

Program Length 750 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $11,800

Learn how to revitalize and create wellness through the power of touch in our 750-hour program. Through a combination of lecture, demonstrations and practical application, you will practice and perfect the skills of massage therapy, body care and wellness techniques. Using both ancient practices and state-of-the-art technology, learn anatomy, pathology, physiology and kinesiology.


Program Length 1,000 hours
Average Completion 12 months
Program Tuition $13,200

Detail and precision cutting of men's hair is the focus of our 1,000 hour barbering program. The training will encompass the most relevant men's grooming techniques to include cutting, shaving and texture. You will acquire the technical and business skills necessary for a career in a barbershop or men's salon.

Beauty Instructor

Program Length 150 hours
Average Completion N/A
Program Tuition N/A

Our 150-hour Instructor Program will provide you, a licensed professional, with the foundational skills needed to pursue a career as an instructor in beauty or wellness. Learn effective lesson planning, communication skills, coaching, and grading principal techniques before you receive hands-on experience of observing on the clinic floor. The program will have 32 observation hours and 40 student teaching hours to be fulfilled based on availability and scheduling.

Ayurveda Esthetic

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

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

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

Financial Aid

82% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $3,894 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

93% Female, 7% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

62% White, 12% Hispanic / Latino, 19% African American, 2% Asian American, 1% American Indian, 1% Hawaiian / Pacific, 3% Two or More, 2% Unknown

196 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 04/09/2024

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