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Aveda Chapel Hill offers a unique learning environment in cosmetology through hands-on, real-world experience. The Aveda Institute Chapel Hill inspires students to exceed expectations and seek lifelong learning beyond the traditional classroom. Aveda Beauty School in Chapel Hill promotes the belief that education encompasses more than simply learning basic technical skills. Our cosmetology curriculum is specifically designed to prepare beauty school students for the state licensing examination and allow them to learn the technical, personal and professional skills necessary to work in a salon environment.

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BECOME A COSMETOLOGIST

Avedas cosmetology program incorporates extensive hands-on learning to provide students with a total body approach to beauty and wellness. Upon completion, graduates are ready to succeed as a licensed Cosmetologist.


Esthi

BECOME A SKIN CARE THERAPIST

Our esthiology program teaches skin care, body care, waxing & makeup with an emphasis on high-touch techniques using high-tech delivery during spa clinic treatments. Upon completion, graduates are ready to succeed as licensed Estheticians.


About Aveda Institute Chapel Hill

Aveda Chapel Hill offers a unique learning environment in cosmetology through hands-on, real-world experience. The Aveda Institute Chapel Hill inspires students to exceed expectations and seek lifelong learning beyond the traditional classroom. Aveda Beauty School in Chapel Hill promotes the belief that education encompasses more than simply learning basic technical skills. Our cosmetology curriculum is specifically designed to prepare beauty school students for the state licensing examination and allow them to learn the technical, personal and professional skills necessary to work in a salon environment. As one of the premier cosmetology schools in North Carolina we have many students from Durham, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Fayetteville, High Point and more.



  • Become a licensed Cosmetologist in under 12 months.
  • Learn specialized techniques to purify, balance and renew the skin in the expanding field of skin
    care therapy.
  • Gain world-class technical training from the most advanced instructors in the beauty industry.
  • Learn the art and science of hair cutting, coloring, styling and makeup.
  • Enhance your customer service skills, in both the salon business and personal settings.
  • Experience the power of touch in our hands-on spa environment.
  • Create the styles and trends of the future while experiencing all that Chapel Hill has to offer.
Experience the excitement near Aveda Institute Chapel Hill

  • located in the "Triangle" area, comprised of Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill.
  • Experience the best sports, dining, shopping and museums in North Carolina.
  • Chapel Hill is centrally located between the Atlantic Ocean and Appalachian Mountains, about 2.5 hours from each.
  • Chapel Hill and Carrboro are known for their unique art and music scene.
  • AICH is located on Chapel Hills famous Franklin Street in the heart of the UNC campus
  • Meet students from many of the surrounding areas including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte and more.
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The Art Aveda: A Fond Farewell

My adventure here at Aveda has come to an end.  It has been such a fun ride, and I’ve learned so much on my journey: about myself and about hair.

When I started school I thought I knew the exact type of hairdresser I wanted to be when I graduated. I would be the master of big, beautiful, girly hair, (which only applies to part of my eclectic personal style) and I would love, love, love color.

I had a hard and strong vision of how my education would shape me as a hairdresser, and I wasn’t planning to budge. I was frightened of my razor and clippers because they were sharp, scary and left no room for error. I remember when we were learning men’s cutting in class, and we were asked to use our razor for the first time. While watching the instructional video, I turned white as a sheet and thought I might pass out (typical).  The thought of putting a razor to my thumb was beyond terrifying. Like always, my very patient teacher helped me understand how and when to use the razor and now it is one of my favorite tools!

As the weeks and months flew by, I found myself discovering that I had a fondness for both men’s and women’s short edgy haircuts … So. Not. Cassie. I loved learning how to cut hair in new and interesting ways. I asked an instructor to challenge me on the floor one week and by the next day I was cutting a gal’s layered cut with clippers only!! Hint: it’s a great way to take off a lot of length very fast :)

One of the great things about the Aveda Institute is that they offer career fairs that help you meet and network with salon owners while beginning the process of finding a job for when you finish your program. It was a great way for me to see all of my options and begin thinking about where I would start my career.

From day one I knew I wanted to be a part of the thriving downtown Durham business community. As a resident of Durham, I have always felt strongly about the influence local business can have on a growing or reestablishing city. So that’s where I started my search and I found my future home: Rock Paper Scissors Salon and Gallery (http://www.rpssalondurham.com).

I am so excited to start my career in a salon that is involved in the community that I live in. They have a stellar reputation and a creative, innovative atmosphere. I felt immediately at home when I walked in for my interview. The owners are very professional and kind. My meeting with them was like chatting with new friends and in the end I was lucky enough to be hired before I graduated the Aveda Institute. I have even had the opportunity to take classes at the salon before graduation to help with my transition into the professional world.

I’m looking forward to coming back to the Aveda Institute for their annual Earth Jam fashion show to celebrate Earth month and benefit the Water Institute at UNC’s mission to bring clean water to those who do not have easy access to it. Earth Jam holds a special place in my heart because it was at last year’s event that I was presented with the Art of Beauty scholarship which helped me make all of my hair dreams come true and for that I will be eternally grateful. The education that I have received here at the Aveda Institute has really prepared me to head out into the world of hairdressing and the friends that I have made here will last me a lifetime. So I say farewell to the Aveda Institute Chapel Hill with a heavy heart. I have loved my time here, and I hope that all of you enjoy it as much as I have!

See you in the real world!

-C

Aveda Institute Student