Professional Salon Training from a Professional Salon Owner

Elevate your skills from basic to pro with our stellar beauty programs, designed to help you not just learn but excel, opening doors to entrepreneurship and leadership roles in beauty.

Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls were founded on the idea that beauty education is best delivered by those with actual professional beauty knowhow. As salon owners themselves, our owners, Nathan and Ren Shaw, were inspired to transform beauty education after struggling to hire for their salon, The Electric Chair. To realize their vision of a beauty school that delivers beauty education for the future, Nathan and Ren worked hands-on with educators and students to create a student experience that is second to none.

We believe our ownership truly sets us apart from other beauty schools. Here at Aveda Institute Boise and Twin Falls, you can expect to learn the art and science of beauty in programs that were thoughtfully put together by professionals who know intimately what technical and soft skills are required to succeed in the industry today and tomorrow.


Student Testimonials

“Making folks feel amazing with a fresh cut or color was my jam, and the whole team at the school made me feel like I was at home.”

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“I knew that my true passion was making people feel beautiful. The world of cosmetology called to me, and I decided to dive in headfirst.”

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“I found myself thriving on the interaction. Connecting with clients, bonding with classmates—it brought out this resilience and joy in me that I didn’t know I had.”

Read Katie’s story

“We have pop-up classes where industry professionals come in to teach us. It’s great because not all students are comfortable reaching out, but Aveda brings the pros to us.”

Read Rachel’s story

“Contrary to the stereotypes of beauty school being full of drama, Kalee found an environment brimming with support and collaboration.”

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“I had no prior experience with hair, but with determination and the right education, I’ve built a successful career. Love what you do, and have fun with it!”

Read Chris’s story


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Curriculum That Does More

We think that the old adage—that beauty school teaches you to pass your boards but not become a practicing beauty professional—points to the ways in which traditional beauty education lets students down. Incoming students are innovative, inspired, and ready to make a difference. Our job is to shape this passion and talent into the next wave of beauty pros: individuals who know more than the basics of beauty and are actually equipped to open their own salon or run a beauty business. Our programs include a solid grounding in business, marketing promotion, and other skills you’ll need to make beauty a successful career.

Our training opportunities don’t stop at graduation day. We bring in advanced classes for our graduates and other licensed professionals. Whether you come for advanced hair cutting classes, Bella Lash eyelash extension certification, or Makeup Designory (MUD) makeup artistry, our advanced training will keep you current with your craft and provide additional ways for you to expand the services you offer clients.


Financial Aid

Difficulty funding your education doesn’t have to block your road to a bright future. Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls offer financial aid to those who qualify in many of our programs. Contact us for more info and to learn about your financial aid eligibility.


Why Choose an Aveda Beauty Education?

The Aveda brand is known worldwide as a premium beauty brand focused on sustainability and natural plant essence-based products that are kind to the body and the earth. These same principles and values guided founder Horst Rechelbacher when he went on to launch the first Aveda Institute in Minneapolis.

The core of integrity at the heart of both the Aveda product line and Aveda Institutes is reflected throughout our schools and our community. At Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls, our students, instructors, and staff are caring, kind, innovative, and unique—concerned with their impact on the world around them. What our entire family of students and staff aspire to do is push the boundaries of creativity and sustainability. It’s important to us to make a difference in the lives around us by pushing the envelope what beauty has been and should be. Beauty is changing lives and giving back to the world around us. You can color outside the lines, do something unexpected, and help the world be better at our institutes.


Now's the perfect time to pursue a career in cosmetology, esthetics or barbering. We'll even help you find a job after you graduate! We offer financial aid to those who qualify and our schedule allows you to have the perfect school/life balance.

Roses, summer roses to be exact 🌹

Look how stunning these nails are 😍

Student work from @hannah_nailsit 

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A hair appointment can change your confidence level 🔥🔥🔥

This hair transformation is what confidence dreams are made of! 

Book your appointment today! 

Student work @kosmo.bykait 

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What does mindfulness mean to you? 

The people at our school are going to to tell you what it means to them 🩵

Student video from @simpleskinbychey 

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We love hearing good gossip 🤣 

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Hype. Hype. Hype. 🎊🎊🎊 Please welcome our new students! We can’t wait to see what beauty you create!
Wooooo 🎉🎉🎉🎉 Please welcome our new part time students! You are going to be creating magic soon and we can’t wait to see!
Transformations aren’t just for clients, they’re for stylists too! Read about Katie’s journey from introvert to beauty maven at Aveda Institute Boise. ✨

Link in Bio! 

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Curly Makeover! 

Did you know curls and perms are in right now? Because they are! 

Come in and get what’s in! 

Student work from @kosmo.bykait 

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Our cosmetology program provides students with training in hair, skin, and nail care.

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Our esthetics program focuses on the theory and practical application of skin care techniques.

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Nail Tech

We offer a nail technology program that trains students in the art and science of nail care.

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Our barbering program is designed to teach students fades, shaves, skin care and more.

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Our salon is supervised by our experienced educators, and as a result you can experience and enjoy Aveda salon and spa services at amazing prices. All services are performed by our students under the supervision of licensed professionals. We offer special perks through our Pure Privilege Membership, and we offer a full range of salon and spa services. Check out our work below, and contact us today to book your appointment.
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