The Aveda Institute Vancouver

Immerse yourself in a cutting-edge hairstyling program that lets you unleash your creativity and talent alongside instructors and students alike who share your passion and energy. Aveda Institute Vancouver combines cutting-edge, hands-on teaching with real stylist experience, all at our high-energy, beautifully restored Gastown location.

Our Programs at a Glance

Institute Hairstyling 
For those with little or no hairstyling experience. Learn from our passionate, experienced educators in a hands-on environment that provides ample opportunity for real-time styling experience on actual Aveda guests. With 1,200 hours (about 10 months) of extensive hands-on learning, you’ll gain a complete understanding of beauty and wellness.

Start Dates: January, April, July and September

Schedule 1: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
Schedule 2: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 7:00pm, and Saturdays from 8:30 to 6:00pm
Admission Requirements: 
  1. Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative
  2. Pass a basic skills assessment administered online by the Aveda Institute OR Have a Canadian high school diploma, GED or Equivalent.  
  3. Complete all required application and enrollment documents
  4. Be passionate about the hairstyling industry and ready to start a new career! 

Contact us today for more information on our Institute Hairstyling Diploma Program.

Academy Salon 
For stylists who already have a diploma/registered apprenticeship/license and want to further refine their hairdressing skills in a high-energy salon environment. Taught by some of Aveda’s top stylists, the Academy Salon Program is sure to help you build the confidence you need to get behind the chair in any high-end salon!
Start Dates: February, May, August and November. 
Schedule 1: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
Schedule 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm. 
Contact us for more information on our Academy Salon Certificate Program.

Admission Requirements: 
  1. Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative
  2. Hairstyling diploma, proof of registered apprenticeship, or proof of hairstyling license 
  3. Canadian high school diploma (or equivalent) or to be at least 19 years of age  
  4. Eligible to study in Canada. 
  5. Be passionate about the craft and building your skill set! 

Why Choose Aveda?
The Aveda Institute is more than just a hair school. We’re committed to a culture of care, both within the institute and beyond our doors. Intimate class sizes with dedicated educators ensure that all students can pursue their passions and maximize their career potential. We are proud to be a green school and instructors and students alike live this culture -- from everyday actions in our local communities to affecting positive change on a global scale.

Aveda students have a 95% job placement rate nationally. As one of the fastest growing salon networks in the beauty industry, graduates of our 75 international schools have endless opportunities to use their global education in our over 7,000 salons/spas, institutes and retail stores worldwide. Our graduates become an integral part of creative teams that travel the world, inspiring other beauty professionals. Aveda Institute students graduate to be globally recognized trendsetters within the industry. Former Aveda students excel in international hair shows like Aveda Congress, the Salon Magazine Contessa Awards and Aveda Master Jam. Aveda’s avant-garde artists can be found styling for international magazines and films, appearing on TV and providing guest lectures and special workshops for current Aveda students.

By connecting upcoming talent with existing industry icons, Aveda can maintain a legacy of professional excellence. With the Aveda name behind you, and the confidence you will build through our program, the possibilities are unlimited.

Get in touch today! 

Fill out our form to find out more about our programs, including the many financial support options available. Book a tour of our beautiful campus, located in historic Gastown at 101 – 111 Water Street and experience Aveda’s energized atmosphere firsthand!


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