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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. You will gain experience practicing in an actual salon environment with actual salon guests. You immediately begin refining your technical skills in service delivery, consultation, image crafting, guest care, treatment and more.
Read this inspirational story of O'Briens Aveda Institute Class of 2014 Grad, Amanda Richardson, here
Class of 2014 Grad, Amanda Richardson at The Manor in Morrisville, VT
Earth Month 2016: Catwalks for Water
STRIDES HITS THE RUNWAY
O'Briens Aveda Institute Students celebrate October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Runway show in tribute to American Cancer Society's (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Our 2nd annual event is on Wednesday October 17th at Club Venue in Colchester. Tickets are $15 at the show. The doors open at 7:00 PM and the performance will begin at 8:00 PM. For any questions call our Front Desk at 802.658.9591 x1.
Artists around the world are using their talents to create awareness, entertainment and hope in support of Breast Cancer Awareness More Birthdays, Less Cancer campaign. Cosmetology, Barbering and Spa Therapy students from O'Briens Aveda Institute create a night of fun, fashion and fundraising through the art of hair and makeup. All proceeds from ticket sales, raffle money and donations will be given to the American Cancer Society.
Supporting Strides is a team effort and we are very thankful for the generosity that has come from our community. In the past prizes were donated by Care Electrolysis, Sophie's American Bistro, Fuller Landscaping, Euro Food Market, Ashley Furniture, Saunders Jewelers, Girlington Garage, Rocky's Pizza, New York Pizza Oven, The Purple Cake Shoppe…and more! The efforts of many raised $2,100 at our first event in 2011.
Wigs for Kids: FREE Haircuts
All collected hair will be donated to Wigs For Kids, a private non-profit organization that turns hair donations into custom hair replacements that look just as a child's natural hair would, at no cost to children in need.
View some of the other organizations we support.
Earth Month 2012: Catwalk for Water
Friday April 27th, 2012.
Holiday Guest Appreciation Event
Cosmetology & Spa Therapy Students along with Staff put together a Holiday Guest Appreciation event on Wednesday December 14th, 2011. In gratitude of our guests and an opportunity to spotlight our education and services to new customers we offered an Open House, mini-spa services and a raffle for a Day of Beauty. If you have never been here to have AVEDA services with our amazing students, this is a great time to try it!
SKY HIGH HAIR DAY
Aveda marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray with a 6-week long photo contest on Aveda’s Facebook page. The Control Force Sky High Hair contest celebrates the creativity of Aveda guests, stylists and students who use Control Force every day to craft their style. Check out some of the looks created by our students:
CATWALK FOR WATER 2011
During the month of April 2011, Aveda's Earth Month Campaign held events worldwide to raise $4 millon for protection of clean water, a basic human right that nearly 900 million people globally are left fighting for daily. Inspired by Aveda's participation in New York Fashion Week, O'Briens Aveda Institute created an eco-fashion show to raise funds and awareness in support of this goal. Students designed head to toe elemental (fire, water, earth & wind) looks using environmentally friendly and repurposed materials. Beauty looks were created using Aveda's plant derived hair care, skin care and make up products. In 2011 we raised $1,000 for our local Lake Champlain Committee.