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July 17, 2020

How to Prepare for an Aveda Education

It’s hard to believe but 2020 is already more than halfway over! We know that this year didn’t go how any of us planned it would. If part of those plans included applying to beauty school, the good news is that you still can. In fact, with our schools open again and the back-to-school season getting closer, there’s no better time to start your future in beauty!

Need a little help figuring out what you need to do to get started? Don’t worry, we’ve covered everything you should know to begin an education with Aveda!

Have the Right Prerequisites

Before you apply for beauty school, there are a few prerequisites you need to make sure you have before you get too far along in the process. Here’s what you need to make sure you have starting beauty school in Idaho:

  • Document completion of the tenth grade
  • Be at least sixteen and one-half years of age

That’s it! After those two requirements, anyone who has a passion for the world of beauty has the opportunity to apply for an exciting career in the area they choose.

Choose the Right Program

Speaking of the area of beauty you want to pursue, that next step of your journey is deciding which program fits your career goals best! From understanding the latest hairstyling techniques to helping clients achieve glowing skin, it’s up to you how you want to personalize your beauty career! Luckily, at Aveda Institute Idaho we have a variety of programs that help you develop skills that interest you most! Along with cosmetology and esthetics, we also have programs in nail technology, barbering, and even cosmetology instructor.

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Check out our program pages on our website to learn more about program length, flexible scheduling, lesson plans, and anything else you want to know!

Find Out More About Aveda

The Aveda brand is known for combining sustainability with high-quality products. We’re proud that our school uses a brand that’s committed to being cruelty free and doing everything they can to make a difference in the environment. If you’re thinking about applying for an Aveda education, there’s no better place to get started than learning about the brand itself and its mission!

Research Financial Aid Options

Need help financing your dreams? Thankfully, there are a lot of financial aid options available for beauty school students who qualify. At Aveda Institute Idaho, we’re an accredited school which means we have the opportunity to offer federal financial aid. We know it can feel like there’s a lot to do during this process so our admissions officers will be happy to answer any questions you have during your financial aid journey. Or if you’d rather have someone by your side, scheduling a tour is the perfect way to do that!

Schedule a Tour

Not only can you get help with your financial aid questions but a tour also lets you ask more questions that are specific to your beauty education! Seeing the school for yourself is the best way to find out more about the school’s atmosphere and decide if it’s the right fit for you. If you’re not sure which questions to ask, these are a great starting point:

  • Which programs are available for me to study?
  • Can you help me start the financial aid process?
  • What sets an Aveda education apart from other schools?
  • What career can I pursue after graduation?

Aveda students working with client

If you want to learn more about what you should ask on a tour, check out our blog!

Want to Take the Next Step?

After you’ve done these steps to prepare for your education, all that’s left to do is apply! Contact us to schedule your tour and start your exciting journey into the beauty world. We can’t wait to help you pursue your goals this back-to-school season!


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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.

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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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