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

Additionally, 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.

As a result, this program prepares students to advise clients on how to care for their 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.

More importantly, we are globally aware and our products are kinder to the planet than traditional products. This means that Aveda’s products are better for the Earth as well as hair.

About Our Program

Aveda’s class sizes are around 15 students per class because we believe smaller class sizes allows each student to receive personalized instruction with close attention to detail. Usually, aspiring cosmetologist may find that most freshmen courses often contain upwards of 20-25 students.


1500 hours | 43-50 weeks day programs & 50-60 weeks evening programs

Aveda Institute Maryland’s cosmetology program incorporates extensive hands-on learning so students have a total body approach to beauty and wellness. Furthermore, 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 specialities and talents. It’s rewarding being in a class with teachers who enjoy what they do and love sharing their expertise with their students. Above all, your educators start introducing State Board into the curriculum as soon as student’s hit 900hrs so that way, by the time they 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 start to counsel to get a better understanding of 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.

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. 

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

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

What salon or spa doesn’t want a student who can not only master professional level technique in the salon by also have the skills to showcase it to the world? 

Additional Program Information

After reading all of these awesome things about cosmetology 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 school is the umbrella under which all of our other programs fall under,  we do understand if you have a particular focus or career goal in mind. We also offer the Blow Dry Stylist, Hairstylist, and Esthetics/Makeup programs. 

Goodies and Supplies:

Our student’s kits are updated to match better quality materials that are released on a case-by-case basis so that students are always working with new and improved equipment. Also, so that the curriculum is up to date on current trends, and new techniques.  

Tool Kit & Tool Kit Bag 
Aveda Note Pad with Pen 
Name Tag with Lanyard & Student ID 
Aveda Black Apron 
Aveda T-shirt 
Salon Fundamentals Cosmetology (e-Book)ISBN- 978-1-937964-81-8
Salon Fundamentals Cosmetology Study GuideISBN- 978-1-937964-82-5
Salon Fundamentals Long Hair Stylist (e-Book)ISBN-978-1-936663-97-2
Salon Fundamentals Cosmetology (e-Book)ISBN-978-1-937964-83-2

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 10, 2019January 13, 2020
January 28, 2020March 2, 2020
February 11, 2020April 20, 2020
March 3, 2020June 8, 2020
April 7, 2020July 27, 2020
May 12, 2020September 14, 2020
June 16, 2020November 2, 2020
July 21, 2020January 4, 2021
August 25, 2020TBD
September 29, 2020TBD
November 3, 2020TBD
December 8, 2020TBD
January 12, 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.”

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