Make Aveda your Cosmetology School in Maryland!

Aveda teaches future cosmetologists state of the art methods in many skillsets. We are ranked in the Top 10 of Cosmetology and Beauty Schools in the state of Maryland! For that reason, we teach cosmetology students cutting techniques, skincare, and hair coloring. As a result, Aveda’s future cosmetologists are career and salon ready by their graduation from our Cosmetology school in Maryland.

Additionally, cosmetology students will have the opportunity use top of the line Aveda products with naturally derived ingredients. Subsequently, generating a rich knowledge in Aveda products and superb customer service techniques. This program prepares future cosmetologists to advise clients on how to care for their own hair at home. This means that not only will you know what product is the best recommendation for clients, but also how to market/sell them. More importantly, we are globally aware, and our products are much more kind to the planet than traditional products. This means that Aveda’s products are better for the earth, as well as your hair!

About our Program

Aveda’s class sizes are around 15 students per class. We believe smaller class sizes allow each future cosmetologist to receive personalized instruction with close attention to detail. Usually, an aspiring cosmetologist may find that most freshmen courses often contain upwards of 20-25 of their peers.


Aveda Institute Maryland’s cosmetology school (located near Baltimore) incorporates extensive hands-on learning so future cosmetologists have a holistic approach to beauty and wellness. Furthermore, cosmetology students are given the opportunity to express creativity and develop natural talent through Aveda’s unique and in-depth Cosmetology school. 

Furthermore, we have a wonderful group of educators with their own specialties and talents. It’s rewarding being in a class with teachers who enjoy what they do and love sharing their expertise. Above all, by the time cosmetology students graduate, State Board will be muscle memory. 

The Path of a Cosmetologist

As a beauty school, we strive to serve our students in the best means possible so they have ample opportunity to succeed. In our initial interactions with students during our Virtual Tours, we get to know students, their career goals, and what program works best for them. 

The path of a cosmetologist could lead to many opportunities because of the diversity of the program. By the time cosmetologists are licensed, they have exceptional knowledge in the basics of massage, makeup, nails, and esthetics.

Cosmetology Career Paths

Due to the diversity provided in Aveda’s cosmetology program, our licensed cosmetologists have the option of going even farther into many specialized professions like the following. 

  • Hair Coloring Specialist
  • Freelance Hair Stylist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Salon hairstylist
  • Salon manager
  • Educator
  • Stage Artist
  • Salon Owner
  • Movie Set Artist

In the same vein, our cosmetology students learn extra skills along the way that are not limited to social media, marketing, and best photography practices. This enables future cosmetologists to help increase their following and business presence online through various activities, events, and competitions.

We also host career fairs and assist with job placement. We have a strong community network with a high demand for our students no matter the program. For more insight into future careers, check out Aveda’s Hall of Fame. Also, if you love hair but more into the styling aspects of hair care, check out our Hairstylist program.

Additional Program Information

After reading all of these awesome things about Aveda’s cosmetology school, you may still find yourself wondering if this particular program is right for you. Well, we recommend taking a look at some of the other programs we offer. Although cosmetology is the umbrella under which all of our other programs fall,  we do understand if you have a particular focus or career goal in mind. We also offer the Blow Dry Stylist and Esthetics/Makeup programs. 

2020 – 2021 Courses Commencing On:

Please stay tuned as these dates will be updated soon for classes beginning in 2021. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding any upcoming starting dates. In addition, sign up for a virtual tour to learn more about our programs and campus.

Day ProgramEvening Program
December 8, 2020January 4, 2021
January 12, 2021February 22, 2021
February 16, 2021April 12, 2021
March 23, 2021June 1, 2021
April 27, 2021July 19, 2021
June 1, 2021September 7, 2021
July 6, 2021October 25, 2021
August 10, 2021December 13, 2021
September 14, 2021TBD
October 19, 2021TBD
November 23, 2021TBD
December 28, 2021TBD

Due to COVID-19, our classes have moved to a hybrid style where our theory is taught online and our practicals are taught face-to-face. Thus, the majority of our tours will be handled virtually to protect future students, and our current students and staff. To illustrate how those tours work, please take a look at “What’s a Virtual Tour Like at Aveda Institute Maryland.”

Aveda Institute Maryland’s Cosmetology School is near Baltimore but located in Bel Air, Maryland. If you need a closer location, please see our Aveda locations.