O'Briens Aveda Institute

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August 1, 2018 Wednesday - Friday

September 10, 2018 - Monday - Wednesday

November 7, 2018 - Wednesday - Friday





This course of study is a full 1500 clock hour cosmetology course. We follow guidelines set forth by the Vermont State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. We currently have 3 Day flex schedules, 30 Hours per week.  Hours are from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM.  Twelve Saturdays are required during senior hours for all Cosmetology Students. 


We use both the Aveda Curriculum and Pivot Point Salon Fundamentals curriculum, which include chapters on:

  • Communicating for Success
  • Hair Styling
  • Manicuring & Pedicuring
  • Salon Business
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Facials & Facial Make-up
  • Histology of the Skin
  • Nail Structure & Growth
  • Seeking Employment
  • Braiding
  • Hair Removal
  • History of Cosmetology
  • On the Job Skills
  • Shampooing/ Rinsing/ Conditioning
  • Chemical Texture Services
  • Hair Coloring
  • Infection Control
  • Principles of Hair Design
  • Wigs
  • Chemistry & Electricity
  • Hair Cutting
  • Life Skills
  • Properties of the Hair/ Scalp
  • Your Professional Image

In addition to the above listed chapters, students will experience a series of Career Development classes and opportunities to learn from guest speakers. Our Cosmetology course covers units in both practical and theory application.

As a graduate, you will leave with the skills you need to become a top stylist. You could become a fashion photo stylist, platform artist, behind the scenes hair show stylist, celebrity makeup artist, Aveda Global Educator, retail sales specialist, hair colorist, salon manager, and many other exciting positions.

You'll learn from exceptional instructors, study Aveda exclusive curriculum, and connect to the most successful, sustainable network of salon professionals in the industry- one that provides you with opportunities to develop and contribute throughout your career.

At The Aveda Institute, you'll master the technical skills necessary to excel while cultivating your own unique talents. You'll join a global team committed to artistic, business and environmental excellence. And you'll grow as both a professional and an individual.

The cost for enrollment at the The Aveda Institute for Cosmetology is:

Please inquire about our payment plans. You must choose a payment plan or apply for financial aid prior to or at the time of enrollment. After you review this information, click the schedule a tour button at the top of this page to make an appointment to meet with us for an interview and tour.


Cosmetology Gainful Employment Information

Pivot Point and Aveda Textbooks and online learning are provided


Contact Admissions Today:
Call 802.876.7044 x3 or email