Ren and Nathan teaching beauty

August 27, 2020

Why Study at Aveda Institute Idaho

If you love cosmetology or esthetics and you’re looking to start an education in it, the first step is to find the right beauty school for you. From the culture of the school to making sure the instructors are qualified to teach you the lessons you’re most excited to learn, there’s a lot to know before committing. That’s why we wanted to highlight some of the things that help Aveda Institute Idaho stand out as a beauty school!

What Does Being Aveda Mean?

One big difference that makes us unique from other beauty schools is that we’re an Aveda school. But what does that mean for your education? It means that students are learning the latest trends and techniques from instructors who are at the top of their beauty game.

As a graduate from an Aveda school, our students have the unique opportunity to connect with the vast network of Aveda schools and businesses. Since Aveda teaches specific high-quality techniques, students from our school will understand and already know the processes that set this brand apart from others in the industry! Students at our school will learn how to use products that are environmentally friendly, offer unique beauty services, participate in raising money for the community, and understand the technical and business side of beauty through an Aveda lens.

What Sets Us Apart From Other Aveda Schools?

So we’ve covered why an Aveda education can help you hit the ground running when starting your career. But why is Aveda Institute Idaho so special from other schools in the area? One of the biggest reasons why our school isn’t like any others is because of our owner, Nathan Shaw.

From Beauty Student to Teacher and Owner

Our students know Nathan not just because he is the owner of the school, but because he’s also an instructor. Nathan didn’t just decide to own a beauty school. He started in the same place as you are now, someone who loves the beauty industry. From beginning as a beauty school student to managing his own school, our owners personally know what it’s like to move up in the beauty industry.

We asked Nathan how this has helped them as beauty school owners. He said that it’s given him the opportunity to take what he’s learned through his journey and apply those lessons to help students as they’re just getting started. Not every beauty school offers this personal mentorship in the industry that our owner can provide and why we’re so grateful for him and the instructors that work with him!

Ren showing students how to do a hairstyle

When he’s not traveling around the country teaching what he knows, he’s doing it right here in Idaho for their students. For our students, this allows them to be taught by beauty professionals who know the technical and business side of the beauty industry. As part of our curriculum, our programs explore how beauty mavens can market themselves after graduation.

The Culture at Aveda

With the Aveda Brand behind us, our culture at Aveda Institute Idaho teaches students how to become professionals in a fun and positive environment.  We have a really good, fun vibe with a lot of laughter. We’re still focused on high-quality work… but we want our work time to be pleasurable.

group of students studying together

Excited to Join Our Family?

Now that you know more about us and what makes our school stand out, all you need to do is apply to our cosmetology program. We  would love to meet you and help you start your journey at beauty school. Contact us or schedule a tour at one of our campuses to find out how you can become part of our Aveda family in Idaho!


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