build a brighter future with an esthetics education!

Aveda’s esthetics program is a 600 hour course.

Esthetics is available at both of our stunning locations in Boise and Twin Falls.

Do you want a career that grants you freedom to work when, where, and how often you might want? Are you passionate about skin care and helping other people become the best version of themselves?

Consider becoming an esthetician!

The esthetics program at Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls is 600 clock hours, and can be completed in as little as four months. The program is offered on a full-time schedule, allowing you to finish and begin your new career as soon as possible.

What Can I Learn in the Program?

The Aveda esthetics program, also called the esthiology program, is designed to help students discover themselves and prepare to be outstanding estheticians. Our esthetics program covers the topics a student may need to become a licensed esthetician, as well as many other things that can help them be successful after graduation. Here’s what you can expect to learn in the esthetics programs at Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls:


  • Skin Analysis
  • Sanitation & Infection Control
  • Makeup Application
  • Brow Arching
  • Communication Skills
  • Chemistry
  • Lash & Brow Tinting
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Skincare Theory
  • Temporary Hair Removal
  • Electronic Facials
  • Skin Treatments
  • Specialized Skin Treatments
  • Packs & Masks
  • Waxing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Chemical Exfoliation
  • Business Skills

Our students have the chance to perfect these skills in the student spa after completing 150 hours of introductory material. This is where our students really get to know the procedures and practices of a professional skin care specialist under the supervision of a licensed esthetician.

Business + Beauty

What good would an esthetics education be if it didn’t include training on business growth and management? Our esthetics students can learn the business end of their beauty careers from our talented owner, Nate Shaw. These two are unique and skilled professionals that own their own salon and beauty school, so they know what it takes to be successful in the beauty industry. You can learn networking, business strategy, and more during your time in our esthetics program.

The Aveda Difference

Aveda products are known worldwide for their quality and mission. Becoming a student at an Aveda Institute gives you full access to the entire Aveda product line, a rare opportunity that beauty professionals at other schools usually don’t have. Aveda products are effective, indulgent, and earth-friendly, making them the ideal tools to help our students learn to be masterful estheticians.

In addition to the products, our students also have the opportunity to become part of the Aveda network. This large collection of graduates is spread across the globe, connecting all of the Aveda family together. This network is where students can be themselves and express themselves among a family of beauty professionals. This opens opportunities for continuing education, business, and growth for many of the members of the network.

Read Our Blog: 5 Reasons You Should Choose Aveda Institute as Your Beauty School

Learn Differently at an Aveda Institute

Spa Floor

The best way to learn is by doing, which is why we dedicate most of our program time to the spa floor. Once the introductory phase of the program is completed, students have the opportunity to move into the spa floor and start performing services on real clients. The students are helped and supervised every step of the way by licensed estheticians who can help students sharpen their skills.

While working the spa floor, students have the opportunity to start building their own book of business. Students can grow their business and bring their guests with them when they graduate from the school. This is important for our students because it helps them to be set up for success after graduation by building out their resume and providing a base of clients that can continue to support them.

Our spa area is built specifically with our students and their services in mind. Modern, innovative, imaginative, and bold. All things that describe our students and our student spas!

Extracurricular Learning

Learn from industry professionals, interview with local employers, and build your network with beauty professionals all while you’re still in school. These opportunities allow you to expand your horizons as a beauty school graduate and can sustain you for years to come!

Should I Learn Esthetics?

Common traits seen among outstanding skin care specialists include:

  • Outgoing
  • Interpersonal
  • Compassionate
  • Inventive
  • Thoughtful
  • Hands-on
  • Empowered
  • Driven

Do you long for a career in the fast-paced world of beauty? Are you looking to begin your future career in the next several months? Esthetics could be perfect for you! Don’t delay, Contact us and we can help you on the path toward your new future today.

Read Our Blog: You Might Be Perfect for Beauty School If…

A Future in Esthetics

A future in skincare is a future with flexibility and freedom. Our esthetics program is only 600 hours, which means you can become a skin care professional in as few as four months. After becoming a licensed esthetician, here are some examples of careers you can explore:

  • Medical esthetician
  • Makeup artist
  • Brand representative
  • Beauty salesperson
  • Industry writer or blogger
  • Spa esthetician
  • Spa manager or owner
  • And more

Options For Eyelashes

Lash extensions have become all the rage in recent years, and we want our students to know how to apply them. All of our current and future students have the option of also enrolling in our Bella Lash Extension Certification Course. Students who can offer lash extensions to their clients have more opportunities to expand their business and earn more money, so it’s a wise investment for many of our students!

How to Pay for School

We want to help our students make schooling an affordable option. We offer a variety of financial aid options to those who qualify to make it easier. Learn more here.

Take Hold of Your Future

Don’t let your life make decisions for you, take action and join us at Aveda Institute Boise or Aveda Institute Twin Falls to build a future you can be proud of!

Interested in some of our other programs? Check out our cosmetology program if you want to learn all about hair, skin, and nails!

Esthetics General Employment Disclosure


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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