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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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We Believe:

in treating ourselves, each other, and the planet with care and respect.
social responsibility is our responsibility.
ecological and profit goals are mutually achievable.
in inspiring and educating people to integrate wellness and beauty in their lives.
in the power of oneness: from our global image to a focused network.
learning never ends.
in encouraging innovation and empowered decision-making.
in encouraging innovation and empowered decision-making.
our actions, products, and services should always embody excellence.
personal and organizational balance is the key to sustainable success.
true leadership is delivered with passion and by example.


Our Programs

Our ProgramsSo you’ve made the choice and beauty school is for you.   Aveda Chapel Hill is one of best places for your salon school education. From our top notch instructors to our exciting location on UNC’s campus to the Aveda name itself, our students receive an unparalleled education experience.

At our beauty school the salon is the classroom.  You will receive invaluable, hands-on experience while providing services to a trendy and diverse clientele.  When you graduate you be prepared for a profitable and fulfilling career in the beauty industry.

Aveda is long recognized as a leader in beauty through it’s products, salons and cosmetology schools. The Aveda culture is one of care for both the client and the environment. This history of uncompromising values and high end education and services makes Aveda Institute Chapel Hill the perfect choice for you to begin your career. With more than 6,500 salons/spas in the nation, the Aveda network provides great opportunities for employment.


We at Aveda Institute Chapel Hill understand that a 5-day schedule is difficult to fit into your schedules. Whether you’re balancing work, social or family obligations, our goal is to help you balance your life at school and your life outside of school by announcing our move to a 3-day a week schedule. With this change we hope to better accommodate your schedules and make your learning experience at Aveda convenient, rewarding and enlightening.

Cosmetology Program

Cosmetology Program1500 hours | 54 Weeks

Aveda’s 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 licensed Cosmetologists.
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Esthiology Program

esthi_program600 hours | 21 Weeks

The Aveda Institute Chapel Hill also offers an Esthiology Program. Aveda’s 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.
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