Aveda Institute Maryland’s Esthetics and Makeup Program is based on wellness and health principles. We teach our future estheticians holistic approaches to improve skin as well as how to promote better overall skincare practices. Coupled with our wellness approach, Aveda’s Esthetics and Makeup Program prepares our future estheticians to be trained skincare professionals by the end of day one.

Esthetics and make up

In addition, we use Aveda brand skin products to encourage overall wellness during our treatments. Esthetics and makeup students have the opportunity to work with quality Aveda products that are made to keep not only the environment safe, but skin healthy. Also, powered by plants and modern eco-science, our future estheticians have the opportunity to create custom experiences for every guest using a skincare line that caters to an individuals’ uniqueness.

Subsequently, with the extensive training using our products, this program prepares our future estheticians and makeup artists to advise clients on how to care for their skin at home. This means that not only will they know what product is the best recommendation for clients but also learn how to market/sell.

About Our Esthetics/Makeup Program

Our program includes in-depth instruction on theory, practice, workshops (like the one in the video above), and a variety of clinical studies on skin care. We give all future instruction using Aveda products, so clients can receive the full Aveda Spa Experience. Moreover, we offer each student hands-on work, reading assignments, quizzes, live demonstrations, and practice in the lab. Our goal is for students to be 100% knowledgeable on all-things including skin care and be well-practiced in the spa.

In like fashion, we incorporate training in creating a balanced and peaceful spa environment for clients. Using holistic approaches in aroma therapy, lighting, and music, we teach students how to set the perfect environment for relaxation. Producing this type of comfort is key to Esthetics/Makeup students whether they wish to pursue a spa, makeup, marketing, or management career. 

The Path of an Esthetician and Makeup Artist

While our training can make a student an ideal candidate to practice under the Aveda brand salons and spas, students can specialize in other areas such as Facial/Skin Care Specialist, Waxing Specialist, Wellness Consultant, Aveda Educator, and Aveda Freelance Artist.

Moreover, esthetics is an interesting field to pursue because it can lead to so many rich career choices. By the time students graduate, they will have clinical spa experience. Meaning that if they wanted to choose careers (after licensing) in Clinical Esthetics, Medical Spas, or Hair Removal Specialists they are qualified to apply.

Furthermore, graduates can branch out into marketing fields such as cosmetics and beauty. Likewise, there are even more opportunities in purchasing, consulting, and management. We teach our students to think out of the box when it comes to their education and careers because with careful planning and drive there is nothing they cannot achieve!

In fact, for a quick look at what our esthetics/makeup students learn and do, check out our DIY: Facials at Home.  Each student learns unique Aveda legendary rituals to master the facial process that will relax and even put clients into a restful nap. As a result, facials are one of our popular services among guests.

Esthetics/Makeup Program Information

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.

Esthetics and Makeup

600 hours | 17 Weeks for Day-time Classes and 24 Weeks for Evening Classes

Aveda Institute’s Esthetics/Makeup Program teaches skincare, body care, waxing & makeup with an emphasis on high-touch techniques using high-tech delivery during spa clinic treatments. Moreover, upon completion of the program and Maryland State Test, graduates are ready to succeed as licensed Estheticians.

Additional Program Information

After reading all of these awesome things about Esthetics/Makeup, 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 Esthetics/Makeup would be the skincare and spa realm of the beauty world, Cosmetology is the umbrella under which all of our programs fall under.  Specifically, cosmetology combines skincare/makeup and haircare/styling under one program. In addition, we have other programs that focus on specific elements of haircare such as the Blow Dry Stylist and the Hairstylist program. Choose the program that works best for you!

2019-21 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 Program (Graduate in 4 months)Evening Program (Graduate in 6 months)
November 10. 2019November 9, 2019
January 7, 2020January 27, 2020
February 4, 2020March 9, 2020
March 3, 2020April 20, 2020
March 31, 2020June 1, 2020
April 28, 2020July 13, 2020
May 26, 2020August 24, 2020
June 23, 2020October 5, 2020
July 21, 2020November 16, 2020
August 18, 2020January 4, 2021
September 15, 2020TBD
October 13, 2020TBD
November 10, 2020TBD
December 8, 2020TBD
January 5, 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.” Likewise, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us for questions.