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Aveda Institute Tucson

845 N. Park Avenue
Suite 105
Tucson, AZ 85719

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The Cosmetology Program at Aveda Institute Tucson

The cosmetology program at the Aveda Institute in Tuscon, Arizona is a comprehensive 1600 hour program that lasts 48 weeks. You’ll learn everything from cosmetology theory to professional business building skills. You’ll also hear in-depth lectures and gain hands on training in:

  • Hair and scalp treatments
  • Hair care rinses
  • Hair shaping
  • Hair arranging
  • Chemical waving and relaxing
  • Hair coloring
  • Facials
  • Skin care
  • Hair removal
  • Manicuring/pedicuring

You’ll learn professional business-building skills in salon management and career development, while you acquire the skills that will help you become highly employable.
The main objective of the cosmetology program at Aveda Institute Tucson is to prepare you for the Arizona state licensing exam in cosmetology, while providing you with the skills needed to become successful in the cosmetology career field. Most students graduate and go on to become:

  • Cosmetologists
  • Hair Show Colorist
  • Fashion Photo Stylist
  • Platform Artist
  • Behind the Scenes Hair Show Colorist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Stylist
  • Retail Sales Specialist
  • Salon Manager or Owner
  • Aveda Educator

Because Aveda Institute Tucson is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), you can be sure that you’ll receive a cosmetology education with hands-on training of the highest academic quality from a school that wants to see you succeed.
Programs Offered
Aveda Institute Tucson offers the following programs:

  • Cosmetology
  • Esthiology
  • Cosmetology Educator Training
  • Esthiology Educator Training
  • Spa Therapy

Are you ready to take the first step in becoming a highly successful cosmetologist? Aveda Institute can get you there in just 48 short weeks. Don’t put off your dream of becoming a highly successful cosmetologist any longer. Simply click on the link below to request free information today!

The Aveda Institute Mission
The Aveda Institute Tucson’s mission is to provide quality, professional education and training to successfully pass the state licensure exam by:

  • Creating an environment of trust and respect
  • Encouraging a commitment to teamwork
  • Promoting personal and professional development
  • Inspiring the continuous quest for knowledge and growth
  • Inspire greatness.

By supporting our Students in this manner, we prepare them for successful careers within their respective field and enable them to provide services that exceed our guest’s expectations.
What You’ll Experience
As an Aveda Institute Tucson Student you’ll experience extensive education through photo shoots, education workshops from industry masters, leadership, community events, and wellness. Experience Fashion-Beauty-Wellness-Art. Experience the Aveda difference.
During your program you’ll work with a model to create hair and makeup themed for your own photo shoot with a professional photographer. Images from this shoot can be used to begin your professional portfolio, setting a foundation for editorial work.
Be a mentor and inspire yourself and others to become the best. Our leadership team allows students to participate in committee meetings and events. Additionally, students interview for the Premier Talent program during the final phase of the program.
Hair & Makeup Shows
Be your own fashion designer at our hair & makeup shows which are hosted twice a year to raise proceeds for local charities and our Earth Month partner. From the behind the scenes planning to creating the hair style and makeup for the models, you’ll be involved in every aspect of the show.
Institute huddles to host a wellness assembly to celebrate successes, honor day makers, review upcoming events and experience a wellness activity to set the tone for a great day at Aveda.
The Education team hosts a workshop for students to hone-in on favorite practices or to improve technical skills. Workshops vary from styling and cutting techniques to makeup lessons, waxing and skin care. Our Experience Center also works closely with students to improve upon retailing, product knowledge and reservations.
Master Series
Aveda Institute invites the industry’s top professionals to teach a seminar in the field in which they specialize. This includes Hair, Make Up, Skin Care, Franklin Covey and more.
“Of the various educational accomplishments I’ve made in my life, few have made me as proud, as happy, or as successful as graduating from AIT.”
— Anne Skubis, Aveda Institute Tucson Alumnus

The Cosmetology Program

Upon completion of the 60-week Cosmetology program at the Aveda Institute Tucson, you will receive an Undergraduate Certificate. We have provided the information below to help you make an informed decision about the Cosmetology program at the Aveda Institute Tucson.

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Program Cost

Question: How much will this program cost me?

Tuition & Fees: $17,200

Books & Supplies: $2,500

Total Cost: $19,700

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Question: What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Federal Loans: $10,448

Private Education Loans: $0

Institutional Financing Plan: $0

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Student Statistics

Question: What is the on-time graduation rate?

Graduation Rate: 85%

Question: What is the job placement rate?

Placement Rate: 72%

The Cosmetology Program Curriculum

Instructional Methods
The following instructional methods are used during the course of the Cosmetology program:

  • Lecture
  • Hands-On Training
  • Group Study
  • Audio/Visual
  • Textbooks
  • One-on-One Coaching

Students are required to attend class either Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm for a weekly total of 27 hours or Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm for a weekly total of 27 hours.
Phase One – 9 weeks
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of:

  • Shampooing
  • Conditioning
  • Hair coloring
  • Hair cutting
  • Hair styling
  • Facial makeup
  • Facial hair removal
  • Time management
  • Ethics
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Salesmanship
  • Disinfection
  • Sanitation
  • Safe work practices

Students also learn Arizona State laws, regulations, and safety requirements.
Phase Two – 9 weeks
During this phase, strengthening cutting and coloring skills are emphasized. Students focus on reviewing and practicing techniques learned in class as well as combining techniques to achieve new results. Students also learn nail care as well as Manicure and Pedicure procedures.
Phase Three – 9 weeks
The Art and Science of Chemical Texture is the focus of this phase. Students learn and practice various perming techniques. Procedures for safely and effectively chemically relaxing highly textured hair are taught as well.
Phase Four – 9 weeks
Advanced techniques in Cut, Color, and Styling are taught during this phase of the Cosmetology program. Students build upon the foundation of techniques they have learned during the previous three phases and take their styling skills to the next level. During this phase, students are introduced to the latest techniques used in the industry as well as the newest Aveda Collections.

Phase Five – 9 weeks
This phase is all about Skin Care. The philosophy of Aveda Elemental Nature is incorporated into every facial treatment. Students also learn:

  • Skin analysis
  • Refinement
  • Treatment
  • Spa rituals
  • Layers of the skin
  • Diseases
  • Disorders
  • Anatomy

By the end of this phase of the program, students will have been trained in basic facial techniques and artificial nail techniques.
Phase Six – 9 weeks
Phase 6 introduces new techniques and allows students to build upon their acquired skills. The latest industry trends, such as extensions, makeup, and photo shoot styling are explored. Students design and prepare for a professional photo shoot that takes place at the end of the phase. Professionalism and business is emphasized in order to give students the skills and information necessary to create a dynamic resume and focus on their future success in the cosmetology career field. Students also explore the Arizona State Board, kit building, and state board testing, preparing them for the Arizona State Board Competency exams. During this phase, students are given the opportunity to tour local salons and prepare for the interview process.
Phase Seven – 100+ hours
The objective of this phase of the Cosmetology program is to prepare each student for the Arizona State Board Written and Practical Competency Exams. During this time, students practice different Practical Exam scenarios. They are also tested on their knowledge of theoretical principles based on the requirements set by the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology.
4MAT Training
Many Aveda Institutes utilize the 4MAT Learning System in their programs. 4MAT is a guide for assessing student growth through the course of a lesson. 4MAT shows how a learner perceives and processes information, defines learning styles, and determines if you are a right brain or left brain learner. The diagram below shows how the 4MAT Learning System works.
4MAT Training

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