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“Great place to go to school. . . Great staff and awesome overall learning environment.” – Nicole Conrad

Love Your Future With Aveda

Student Inspired, Consumer Centric

For decades now, Aveda Institutes around the world have pushed the limits of beauty and salon services. That’s why we’re proud to have made our transition into being Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls over five years ago. We believe that our philosophies fit seamlessly with that of the brand, and we live the Aveda mission every day through our curriculum and educational standards.

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About Us

Both of our locations in Boise and Twin Falls are owned and operated by successful hairdresser Nathan Shaw. Students in our programs are welcomed with open arms as creative, passionate, and unique individuals. We’ve designed our educational system to cater to those who’ve always felt that they are different, and that their futures were destined to be something unique.

What Makes Us Stand Out

The Shaws

Nathan Shaw own a salon in Boise, Idaho, named The Electric Chair. During the course of hiring and bringing on new stylists for their business, they found that the educational level of the stylists in the area was lacking. That’s when they decided to open their very first school in 2007. They knew that, as successful business owners, they could help elevate the overall level of education for students who wanted an education that prepared them for life in the salon. Our owners are one of the many things that we think help us different!

Our Curriculum

Not only do we provide the Aveda-standard education for our programs, but at Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls we also add our own little twist. Nate bring their industry knowledge into our classrooms. A section of our curriculum is focused on salon training. You can learn business, marketing, and salon-life skills from real business owners. We designed this portion of our classes to help prepare our students for life outside our beauty school.

Join Our Family

We understand what it’s like to want to tap into your creativity and what it takes to make a career in the beauty industry. We want you to feel at home and would love to include you our quirky and creative family.
If a career in cosmetology, esthetics, or nails is what you are looking for, look no further than Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls! Contact us today to learn more about our programs, funding your beauty school education, or getting enrolled!



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, 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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