Admissions at Aveda Institutes

If enrolling in beauty school is the next step in your journey, Aveda Institute – Boise and Aveda Institute – Twin Falls are so glad to be a part of it! Here’s what to expect in the admissions process. If it seems like a lot, don’t worry: our capable admissions team is ready to help you enroll. Even if you don’t know where to begin, you can always take the next step by getting in touch with our admissions staff. It’s what we’re here for!

Check Our Enrollment Requirements

First, check if you are eligible to enroll at our schools. Our enrollment requirements help ensure that you will be eligible for a license in your beauty field of choice from the state of Idaho after you graduate. You must be at least 16 ½ years old and have graduated from high school to start our programs. If you are in doubt about your specific situation and whether you are eligible, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask.

Schedule a Personal Tour

At some point during the process of getting to know Aveda Institutes in Twin Falls and Boise, your admissions representative will schedule a time for you to come in for a personal tour of our school. After all, if you enroll, our campuses will be where you’ll be spending much of your time, and you want to be sure you are comfortable with the surroundings and see it firsthand.

During this personal tour, you can learn more about your program of interest, meet current students, interact with our talented educators, and ask about your financial options for funding your education.

Get Started on Financial Aid

If beauty school is your path to your dream, don’t let financial concerns stand in the way. Aveda Institute – Boise and Aveda Institute – Twin Falls offer financial aid to those who qualify. Our full set of financial aid options include scholarships and aid for U.S. military veterans.

If you’d like to get a jumpstart on a customized financial aid package, you don’t even have to wait if you don’t want to. You can start by filling out your FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). As the name implies, filling out this financial aid application from the government is free. We encourage all of our students to fill it out to see if they qualify for any kind of federal aid—even if you believe you don’t qualify. Having all the details through the FAFSA® really helps our team quickly determine your financing and program options.

When filling out the FAFSA®, include the appropriate school code:
041767 (Aveda Idaho – Boise) or 009873 (Aveda Idaho – Twin Falls)

If you have any questions or need help with your FAFSA® application, please call your closest campus and ask for financial aid assistance.

Complete Your Application Essay or Project

We have many worthy prospective students, and we want to admit students who are deeply committed to starting and finishing one of our programs. To help us ensure that we are assembling an incredible student body, we ask all applicants to submit an essay or similar project as part of your application.

Accepted formats for your application essay include: written text, slide presentation (such as PowerPoint), or video. The format matters less than showing us that you are serious, creative, and excited to join the beauty industry. This is your chance to be creative and let your personality and passion shine.

In your application project, please be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • Tell me about yourself/who you are/what are your interests and hobbies?
  • Why the beauty industry?
  • Why Aveda Institute – Boise or Aveda Institute – Twin Falls?
  • What is your support system while you are attending our school?
  • How are you going to make sure you start and finish the program?
  • What are your future goals and plans?

For full details and guidance about this application essay, please get in touch by filling out the contact form, and one of our admissions team members will reply.

Assemble Additional Admissions Documents

To complete your application, you will also need to compile the following documents and schedule an appointment at your campus of choice to submit them:

  • Application and registration fee of $100
  • Valid driver’s license or other accepted photo ID
  • Proof of education by high school diploma, GED, or transcripts for either
  • Name change documents (marriage license or divorce decree), if applicable
  • Letter of recommendation

Enrolling at Aveda Institutes – Boise and Twin Falls

If you are accepted, we will be in touch with a confirmed start date and information about attending your orientation! This is our favorite part, where we welcome rising stars to our Aveda Institute family. We can’t wait to see you.


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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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