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  • NAHA 2017

    Announcing NAHA 2017 AISouth Participants

    We’re excited to announce the students and educators who have been chosen to represent Aveda Institutes South for the 2017 NAHA Competition! Each winner will submit their own collection on behalf of Aveda Institutes South. Check out the amazing work of the student and educator winners along with all the entries we received this year. […]

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    2016 NAHA Aveda Student Submissions

    The North American Hairsytling Awards (NAHA) is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America. NAHA celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional beauty industry. The Aveda Institute Network is full of talented, passionate students and those who submitted 2016 Student Hairstylist of the Year entries are no exception. Below are images from […]

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    Summer Style: Aveda Half Up Bun

    The half up bun has become a social media hair sensation thanks to celebs and off-duty models. Watch the video below to see how Aveda Artist, Amanda used Shampure Dry Shampoo to add a little texture to make this style her own. To begin, Amanda applied Thickening Tonic to give her hair extra thickness. Then, […]

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    Summer Hair Color Inspiration

    Summer’s just around the corner and we’re already dreaming of beach days, sunsets, and summer style. Whether you want to bring out your natural hair color or you’re feeling inspired by the warm colors of the sunsets, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of our favorite Aveda Color looks of the season and make […]

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    Students Help Style Wind Charmer Photoshoot

    Students at Aveda Institute Birmingham were selected to do hair and makeup for a photoshoot for Wind Charmer Boutique, a local children’s clothing company. Wind Charmer makes vintage inspired dresses to help young girls feel special and confident. Students created a natural look with hair and Aveda makeup to reflect the innocence and strength that […]

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    Aveda Fashion Week Faves

    “Our mission, at Aveda is to care for the world we live in…” Each year, Aveda supports earth month through donations, fundraising, and practices that raise awareness. As an example, plastic bottles were not allowed backstage during this year’s Aveda Fashion Week to raise awareness for clean water. How Aveda Products Help Protect Clean Water […]

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    Aveda Spring Makeup How To

    The limited-edition Indian Sunset makeup palette was inspired by the warm colors of a seamless sunset and the cool watercolor shades of dawn. Use the collection to create intense, shimmering eyes with the sultry shades of a sun dipping into the horizon, or brighten them with the pastel light of a sun rising over it. […]

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    Aveda Institute Birmingham Masters Photoshoot

    Students from Aveda Institute Birmingham did hair and makeup for looks inspired by the decades. Read about their inspiration and the stunning images from their Masters Photoshoot. Stylist: Alicia Moore Inspiration: 80’s Rock Model: Aija Penix What inspired the look? “I have a love for the 80’s. It is one of my favorite time periods. […]

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    2016 Hair Trends

    As the new year starts, it’s tradition to set resolutions for self improvement. Whether these adjustments are internal or external, we can always count on a new ‘do to bring us the confidence that will carry us through these goals. Stay ahead of the trends by checking out the top 2016 hairstyles we predict are […]

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    Aveda Beauty School works with Local Artists

    AVEDA Beauty School Students are equipped with all the tools they need to practice cosmetology. Students are led by educators and practice with quality, naturally derived AVEDA products. They remain connected with their community and share their #AvedaLove with everyone around them. While attending an AVEDA Beauty School, students are often presented with opportunities to […]

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    Top Halloween Nail Art Designs

    Get in the Halloween spirit this week by trying some of these spooky nail art ideas! Source: Alldaychic.com Source: thebeautydepartment.com Source: Refinery29.com Source: StyleCaster Source: Instagram user @dezibunny Source: Instagram user @theamazingpjj Source: Instagram user @jenikacouture Dilute red nail polish and finger blot onto nails. Source: nailsmag.com Source: Cosmopolitan Source: droppedgorgeousdaily.com Source: StyleCaster Source: Polishallthenails.com […]

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    South Florida Breast Cancer Awareness Event

    In October of each year, the Aveda Institute South Florida gathers its students and guests to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year, The Aveda Institute South Florida, located in Davie, Florida is proud to present:”Wicked Candyland” Join us on Sunday, November 1, for a fashion presentation on […]

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    You Get More with an Aveda Florida Beauty School Education

    Aveda Institutes South isn’t just your average beauty school. Our students are trained by the best of the best, use naturally derived quality Aveda products and are offered opportunities to participate in high profile events to gain real world experience and build their portfolios for a brighter future in the beauty industry. Below are just […]

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    Aveda Institute Tampa Bay Educator Recognized

    Aveda Congress happens every two years and brings together Aveda professionals from around the world for a premiere educational event. The global artistic team comes together to inspire our Aveda stylists to remain innovative and among the top in the beauty industry. Included in the program is an institute segment where four couches are selected […]

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    American Horror Story Hair & Makeup Inspiration

    The fifth season of the American Horror Story premiers tonight and it’s going to be full of thrilling beauty inspiration, just in time for Halloween! With Lady Gaga as the new star of the show, we know we are in for a treat this season. Check out the images below for creative beauty ideas for […]

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    Fall Hair Color Inspiration

    It’s officially Fall and with the change of weather comes a change in hair color trends! Here are some Aveda Color inspiration to help you chose the right shade for your locks to get you through this season in style. Bronde, ombre, brunette and lived in highlights are all going to be major trends this […]

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    Trend Report: Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

    Flower in Bloom Aveda Makeup for Chiara Boni   Gorgeous shades of pinks and oranges set the tone for the breathtaking Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Spring 2016 Collection inspired by a blossoming rose garden. The elegant clothing, including swimwear and party dresses, were all accented with delicate bursting rosettes that emphasized the collection’s ladylike […]

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    Fort Lauderdale / Miami Students Have a Style all Their Own

    Aveda Institute South Florida trains some of the top students from Fort Lauderdale. Take a look at this work showcasing our cosmetology student’s talent in hair and makeup.   AI South Florida Master’s class working on their final project.   Fashion show from AI South Florida’s foundations class.   Zodiac Fashion Show by Intro B […]

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    Ft. Lauderdale Beauty School Students at the Beacon Awards

    Aveda Institute South Florida has students that come from Ft. Lauderdale, Davie, Hollywood, and even Miami.  They all gather at one of the best Florida beauty schools to learn from industry leaders and fine tune their craft.  Evidence of this is student Stephany Cherry taking home a win at the 2015 Beacon Awards.  Also this year, […]

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    Ariana Grande’s Sleek High Ponytail

    A photo posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Feb 8, 2015 at 6:18pm PST   Presents: How to get Ariana Grande’s Sleek High Ponytail Hair By: Rachael Cosby & Taylor Theriot Products used for this style: Control Force, Air Control and        Brilliant Spray-on Shine Step 1: Brush all hair away from the face  and up […]

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    5 Top Looks from the 2015 Met Gala

    The theme of this year’s Met Gala was “China: Through the Looking Glass,” which inspired bold looks from hair to wardrobe choices. Among the most popular looks included statement headpieces and sleeked back hair. Take a look at our top five hairstyles from last night’s gala. Sarah Jessica Parker’s Flaming Headdress  A photo posted by […]

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    Create a French Twist for Short Hair

    Preesnts: How to Create a French Twist for Short Hair     What you will need: Pure Abundance Air Control Control Force Defining Whip   Step 1: Part the hair to allow you to swoop the front section into the twist. Step 2: Lightly tease at the base of the hair and sprinkle the Pure […]

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    How to Create a Greek Goddess Inspired Hairstyle

      Presents: How to Create a Fast and Easy Goddess Inspired Hairstyle   Step 1:  Start by placing an elastic headband over the top of the head.  You can place the headband over the fringe area (shown in the photo on the left), or you can leave out the fringe area (shown in the photo […]

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    Blonde Hair Inspiration for Spring 2015

    It’s all about the blonde this season and Aveda has just the products and skills to get you there. From platinum to strawberry, the blonde spectrum can be endless and overwhelming. To help you decide on the right shade, we rounded up some of our favorite blonde tones, all achieved using #AvedaColor.   Rose Gold […]

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    Trend Report: Blonde Bombshell

    Trying to decide on a way liven up your look for the change of seasons? Based on looks from runways, red carpets, and magazines, blonde is the go-to hair color for 2015. Aveda’s Rare Bloom collection features beautiful golden hues with its new Enlightener Blonde Finish Protective Toners. This product can customize blonde shades based […]

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    Spring Pastel Hair Color Ideas

    Spring has sprung and it is officially the season of pastels! Let Aveda find the perfect custom color for your hair. Take a cue from these girls who prove pastel hair color is the perfect way to spring into a fresh, new look! A photo posted by Jessica Ryland ✂️ A photo posted by HAIR […]

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    2016 Catwalk for Water

    The Catwalk for Water Fashion Show is an annual event hosted by Aveda Institutes South that promotes clean water awareness through featuring looks that blend style and sustainability. The fashion show doubles as a contest where aspiring cosmetologists can enter to win a full ride Aveda beauty school scholarship; an opportunity to make their dreams […]

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    Trend Watch: Pixel Hair

    From ombre to pastel, hair coloring styles and techniques have been taken to a new level these past couple of years. The market for creative and innovative hair trends has expanded and we are loving every minute of it. The latest trend? Pixel hair! This trend was introduced in Spain by hair colorists Jose Luis […]

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    #SpringIntoAveda Contest: Click Here to Read More

    Bring your best beauty look forward this Spring and enter for a chance to win a $100 Aveda Institute gift card. Like us on Instagram at @AISouth and take a picture or 15 second video of your most creative spring hair and makeup look. Include #SpringIntoAveda to be entered to win. We will have a […]

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    How to Create a Soft Chignon Bun

    Present How to Create a Soft Chignon Bun Hair by: Madison Picone &Samantha Sparks Step 1: Blow-dry hair straight using a paddle brush and Brilliant Universal Styling Crème. Step 2: Take a middle section and secure with a hair tie, leaving two equal sized sections on the left and right side. Step 3: Twist right […]

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    AISouth Aveda Educator’s Experience at Fashion Week

    My experience at Fashion Week   I came to Aveda because I wanted to be a part of a culture. A Brand. A company with a mission that I could eat, breathe and live by. I knew by being a part of the Aveda family that I would have the support and education I would […]

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    Rare Bloom Creates Rare Beauty

    Here’s a sneak peak of how AVEDA took a cue from the natural beauty of the prairie to create this spring collection. Check out our new limited edition Rare Bloom collection!   A photo posted by Hopehair (@hopehair) on Feb 26, 2015 at 2:11pm PST   A photo posted by Anna Conte (@cocamia) on Feb […]

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    Award-Winning Hairstyles from the 2015 Oscars

    The 2015 Oscars was a night of glitz and glamour! All the stars were dressed to impress with stunning gowns and beautiful hairstyles to match. Check out our top ten favorite hairstyles from last night’s awards show. #10 Dakota Johnson The 50 Shades of Grey star wore a simple texturized pony tail with her wispy […]

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    Become a Successful Stylist at AVEDA Beauty Schools

    Former Aveda Institute grad, Jamie Bailey, has grown with AVEDA to build an impressive portfolio of work.  He’s worked with celebrities and on high end fashion shoots, contributing his success to determination and the education he received while attending an Aveda Institute. We had a moment to talk with Jaimie about his journey from Aveda […]

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    Bloom into Spring with Our Rare Bloom Makeup Collection

    With the harsh winter weather coming to an end, it’s time to freshen up your makeup routine to go with the sunny days to follow. Aveda’s new limited edition makeup line, Rare Bloom, has just the products you need to stay on trend with the change of seasons. Inspired by the natural brightness and life […]

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    Our 5 Favorite Men’s Hairstyles for the 2015 Golden Globes

    While the women stole the show at the 2015 Golden Globes with their fashion and beauty ranging from daring to classic, we can’t forget to acknowledge the men. They were dressed to impress with some men rocking the rugged facial hair look while others opted for a cleaner  more classic style. Of all the looks, […]

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    Top 5 Favorite Hairstyles from the 2015 Golden Globes

    Leave it to the Golden Globes to provide some major hair inspiration for any girl to try for a sure way to impress. From tousled pony tails to sleek asymmetrical bobs, here are five of our favorite red carpet looks from the 2015 Golden Globe awards. #5 Emily Blunt We love the grecian style of […]

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    One Student’s Fashion Shoot Tools

    Creative hair and makeup our always a highlight of attending AVEDA Institute beauty schools. In this post we find out from Aveda Institute Tallahassee student Brittney Mitchell what AVEDA products she used for her wild photo shoot. “This is the transformation that I took my model through today. I used the entire Dry Remedy line […]

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    Aveda in Hawaii

    To announce the new packaging design of the Damage Remedy™ collection, Aveda’s creative team took the high road — literally — venturing 6,000 feet above sea level to Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the largest volcano on Earth and one of the most active, for the campaign photo shoot.

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    Fantasy Makeup Application

    For this model our theme was the goddess of fire.  Alicia did eye makeup with a bright red, using tape to create the bold line out from my eye. She also contoured my face and did an ombre lip with red and orange colors. Joe did my hair in a kind of Mohawk fashion with […]

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    Animal Themed Fashion Show

    After settling on an animal theme, we decided to create a cheetah look. We wanted to add some pink accents into our look to represent Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In order to create the cheetah’s ears, we made forward facing French twists on both sides on the front of the head. We then curled a […]

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    A1 B Fashion Show Orlando

    We were the winners of the fashion show. Keyla came up with the animal being a zebra inspired by the concept of a Mohawk. The pattern on the Mohawk was stenciled and spray painted on the sides with temporary hair color. We used lots of control force hair spray to keep the Mohawk in place. […]

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    Beauty Schools Have Fun With Halloween Makeup

    One of the best things about attending beauty school is the constant immersion in an atmosphere of creativity. Several AI South beauty schools really felt the Halloween spirit and had some fun with some ghoulish makeup applications. Take a look at some of our favorites. Aveda Institute Jacksonville AIJ really pumped up the spooky factor […]

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    My Experience at the North American Hairstyling Awards

    Vegas, Vegas, Vegas. Where dreams are made and banks are shattered and nothing, I mean NOTHING, seems to be off limits. I could regale you with tales of all the bizarre and seemingly unreal oddities I encountered in this crazy city, but fortunately, there was an absurd amount of beauty as well. I was in […]

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    New York Fashion Week Looks With AVEDA

    Holy frijoles fashion fiends! It’s fashion week once again in New York City! Ah, the best time of year when us mere mortals can stand back and lust over delicious Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent masterpieces (and maybe see a model or two slip. Kidding!) And if the hair is anything like we’ve seen […]

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    The 2013 Academy Awards Hair Styles

    Aaaah, Oscar night. One of the most glamorous evenings of the entire year. And while there were PLENTY of surprises (how’s the floor there, Jennifer Lawrence?), I mostly ooooh’d and aaaah’d at the beauty that surrounds the gods of film. I mean, Anna Karenina got completely ROBBED on Production Design (I know Lincoln was amazing, […]

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    New York Fashion Week

    So this month held the uber wonderful Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week, and let me tell ya what this gal loved immediately: Tadashi Shoji, ladies. Holy goodness, this amazing man was definitely the highlight of day 1. Inspired by pre-revolutionary Russia, every gown he showed is everything I’ve ever wanted in my closet. Ever. […]

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    Fall Fashion Tips 2011

    Fall Fashion runways featured a variable of trends from tribal prints, rich colors such as burgundy and teal, and the return of the camel coat. Unlike past seasons of pant suits and tailored outfits, 60’s couture inspired details and ladylike silhouettes have made their way onto runways. A statement coat is a must on street […]

    Miami Summer Accessory Trends

    No matter where you are reading this post from, I am certain that the climate in your area has reached sweltering highs! One thing is for sure: it is never too hot to accessories with all your summer favorites. Here are a few of the ones that we love: 1.) Aviator Sunglasses These are not […]