The Hairstylist Program provides the perfect opportunity for future hairstylists to learn niche and specialty hair styling. It offers training courses that focus on aspects of Cosmetology without the in-depth look at other facets such as nails and esthetics in the beauty industry. Moreover, this particular program offers insights into unique styles and fresh looks. As a result, our future hairstylists are allotted more time to perfect their craft in areas like hair cutting, coloring, the addition of hairpieces, and so much more!

Hair Stylist

Additionally, hairstylist students leave this program with a professional-grade understanding of how to craft wonderfully executed looks and problem-solve to help produce quality results. For instance, learning how to perfect pin curling, traditionally styling, or simply creating your own new and original styles. 

If you aren’t sure if hairstylist school is right for you, ask yourself the following questions. Do you love hair more than any other aspect of the beauty industry? Are you energetic, service-oriented, and personable? Would you rather do a finger wave style for a client than their nails? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, then this is the program for you!

About Our Program

Hair Stylist

In short, Aveda produces career-ready hairstylists by the time of graduation. To do so, we believe in a hands-on approach to instruction. With that in mind, our future hairstylists will learn to perform hair services such as shampooing and texture care. Subsequently, they will also generate a rich knowledge of Aveda products and superb customer service techniques. Moreover, this program prepares future hairstylists 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.

Last but certainly not least, by graduation, hairstylist students have the potential to manage a salon floor in addition to other career opportunities. Hairstylists, in a salon setting, will also keep records of products and services provided to clients, shampoo, conditioner, and hair treatment used– some also clean and style wigs and hairpieces. 

Hairstylist Career Paths

As a hairstylist 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 following are some examples of what a graduate of the Hairstylist program may graduate into as a career.

Salon/Spa Industry

  • Texture Specialist
  • Salon/Spa Manager and Owner
  • Hair Coloring Specialist
  • Platform Artists
  • Hair Stylist


Hair Stylist

Education and Other Fields

  • Instructor
  • State Board Member or Inspector
  • Educational Director for Product Manufacturer
  • Consultant/Trainer
  • School Owner
  • Freelance Artist
  • Film, Theater, Fashion, or Print Stylist/Artist
  • Product Developer

For more insight into future careers, check out Aveda’s Hall of Fame. Also, if still love hair but more interested in other aspects of hair care, check out our Blow Dry Stylist program.

2020-21 Hairstylist Courses Commencing On:

Please stay tuned as the hairstylist program 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
September 29, 2020September 14, 2020
November 3, 2020November 2, 2020
December 8, 2020January 4, 2021
January 12, 2021TBD

Due to COVID-19, our hairstylist school’s courses 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.