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Aveda Institute South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale / Miami)

In the heart of sunny South Florida, surrounded by gorgeous beaches, world-class shopping, and some of the hottest nightlife on the planet, it makes perfect sense that you’d receive one of the best beauty school educations available. Everything at our AVEDA Institute South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale / Miami) campus is first class, from the stunning and state-of-the-art green facility to our industry-leading cosmetology and spa therapy programs. From the moment you walk in the door— whether you’re one of our talented students or a valued guest —this flagship AVEDA school delivers a memorable experience. Our students excel both personally and professionally with our fast-paced, real-world curriculum that now includes an iPad with enrollment. Guests enjoy our natural yet modern décor, our unparalleled services that define the “AVEDA Difference,” and the youthful energy that comes from our friendly and exceptional student stylists, massage therapists and esthiologists.

If you’re interested in Florida beauty schools in the Ft. Lauderdale / Miami area – text, call, stop by, or fill out the full online application form to schedule a tour with our friendly and knowledgeable admissions team. We’ll tell you why we feel the AVEDA Institute South Florida is the best beauty school choice available, and as beautiful as Florida’s Gold Coast itself. To schedule an appointment for services, stop by, give us a call or book online here.

Programs Offered*:


Our cosmetology course incorporates theory with extensive hands on experience to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. The program includes hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the concept of gaining and retaining clients. Upon completion, students move on to intensive real-world training to hone their skills.

Dual License Spa Therapy

Students learn techniques to balance and renew the skin, body and elemental nature. Hands-on clinical experience includes facials, waxing, makeup application, business development, wellness and retail knowledge.


Our Esthiology program prepares you for a future as a skin care specialist. The training utilizes our trademark AVEDA pure flower and plant essences and wellness rituals. Every graduate will be trained in facials, waxing, makeup application, business development, wellness and retail knowledge.


Students learn specialized Ayurvedic techniques to purify, balance and renew the body. Hands-on clinical experience includes massage techniques, business development, wellness and retail knowledge. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to take the state and MBLEx licensing examinations, paving the way to a future in Massage Therapy.

* All state testing and licensing fees are included in your tuition.

Massage establishment license no: MM32448




South Florida’s June Student Spotlight

June’s Spa Student of the Month Caasi Salmon   “On this journey, I hope to inspire others with my wellness brand to allow people to realize that beauty starts with a pure heart. Once they have a session with me they can let go of everything.  All their fears and their previous thoughts of beauty, […]

Pursuing her Passion Beyond Beauty School

As the phrase goes, “it’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” Caroline Monge is a Cosmetology graduate from Aveda Institute South Florida and is now pursuing her passion in the beauty industry as a full-time freelance hair and makeup artist. She has had the opportunity to work on major television […]

South Florida April Student Spotlight

April’s Spa Student of the Month Christina “Eve” Poonphol “I graduated from high school June of 2016 and found myself stuck. I had no idea what I wanted to do. One fateful night I thought to myself, every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them. […]

South Florida’s March Student Spotlight

March’s Spa Student of the Month Sarah Hinton “As an artist, it has been extremely difficult to find a balance between motherhood, work, and self-care, never mind my passions. While I can say that I’ve been very successful up until now, I am learning that despite striving for a favorable outcome, the journey that takes […]

South Florida’s February Student Spotlight

Join us in celebrating our February Students of the Month, Zularie Montiel and Peyton Faires! February’s Spa Student of the Month Zularie Montiel “What keeps me focused is my aspiration to become a happy and successful person. No matter what, I try to deliver the best guest service because I never know how my service […]

South Florida’s July Beauty Student Spotlight

For the month of July, Aveda Institute South Florida would like to celebrate Annie Guastalli!! Annie has over 100% attendance! She is very thorough during her consultations with her guests and always exceeds their expectations!! She is also a team player; when her peers need assistance, Annie is the first to jump in to help. […]

South Florida June Student Spotlight

Aveda Institute South Florida is excited to recognize Malinda Dilzer as our June Student of the Month! Malinda is such a great addition to the Aveda Institute South Florida family. She exemplifies outstanding technical skills as well as a team-oriented attitude towards her classmates. Malinda comes early and stays late, always lending a hand to […]

South Florida’s Student Spotlight

We are excited to announce Olivia DaSilva has been chosen as Aveda Institute South Florida’s May Student of the Month! Olivia’s inspiration to attend the Aveda Institute was from Tori Spelling, a former star from the hit American drama series 90210. Tori was an advocate for Aveda and loved the products. Olivia is from South […]

South Florida’s Student of the Month – April 2016

Melissa V. has been recognized by her educator Katie for student of the month of April! Melissa is a current student in our Intro phase. She’s a graduate from Nova High School. This February she decided to finally pursue her passion for cosmetology after realizing she would not enjoy a career in law.  She enjoys […]

South Florida’s Student of the Month – March 2016

Congratulations to Alexis Torres for be Aveda Institute South Florida’s March student of the month! Alexis has been recognized by his educator Christina for his professionalism and team player attitude. His positivity is contagious. He is always willing to help if needed and looks out for his classmates. A graduate from Crosby High School in […]

Aveda Institute South Florida Welcomes New Students

Last week, Aveda Institute South Florida welcomed 24 new students to the February class start. Director, Cynthia Thompson is excited for the new students to embark on their new journey towards a successful and exciting career in the beauty industry. New students attended Camp Aveda to kick off their beauty school education. Read about their […]

Aveda Institute South Florida’s January Student of the Month

Aveda Institute South Florida’s January Student of the Month is Jairo R.! Congratulations Jairo R. Jairo is a native of Mexico and currently in our Foundations phase. He’s been recognized for student of the month by his educator Christina, “Jairo’s always eager to learn and pushing himself to get better and better. He prepares in […]

Students Start Their Cosmetology Experience

While beginning beauty school can be nerve-racking, it is also an exciting time in one’s life with the prospect of starting a new journey. At Aveda Institutes South, we offer students the opportunity to excel in a creative and fast paced industry. Read these student’s early experiences at Aveda Institutes South and get ready for […]

How to be a Successful Aveda Cosmetology Student

Blog post by AI South Beauty School student: Ilyssa Glover Make the most of your time in Beauty School Many people that I have personally come in contact with think that Beauty School is a walk in the park. Little do they know, being a successful student requires long hours, determination, hard work, dedication, and […]

South Florida Student Beauty School Hair Tips

Cosmetology Student: Chantell Cruz Hello!! Here are a few tips on hair! If you would like to intensify your curls you can use Be Curly curl enhancer. It combats frizz and boosts shine for wavy or curly hair. Pump a dime size into your palm and apply to damp hair.  Now, if you would like […]

You Haven’t Seen A Cosmetology School Like This!

  Aveda Institute South Florida cosmetology school is like no other beauty school you’ve ever seen. In 2010, Aveda Institutes of South Florida proudly opened the doors to one of the first state-of-the-art facilities to be certified under the Green Globes ranking program. This institute not only offers an outstanding education in beauty, but also […]

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, […]

10 Bad Things For Healthy Hair

1. Sun Exposure UVA and UVB rays from sun exposure can damage the outside cover of the hair strand, called the cuticle. Sun damaged hair can result in faded hair color, split ends, thinning, frizziness, and dried out strands. With the hot months approaching, Aveda’s Sun Care line is the perfect way to ‘Summer Proof’ […]

The Future of Beauty School Education

“We can lay in bed and watch the videos!” “It’s a teacher to go!” “We are able to really take control of our education” – AI South students on what they thought about the integration of a digital curriculum At AVEDA Institutes, we encourage innovation, sustainability and empowered decision-making through our education program. As a […]

A Miami / Fort Lauderdale Beauty School That Goes Beyond

Here at Aveda beauty schools, part of our mission is to “care for the world we live in.” From our products to our services, we are constantly striving to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility. In 2010, Aveda Institutes of South Florida proudly opened the doors to one of the first state-of-the-art facilities […]

Beauty School Student Creates AVEDA Mission Video

  Josie Vidal is currently a student at Aveda Institute South Florida.  She’s 25 years old, originally from Ecuador, and spends most of her free time volunteering and painting.  Her artistic and creative skills are displayed beautifully in the above Aveda Mission video she created. We asked Josie what inspired her to create this powerful […]

Haircut Ideas For Your Face Shape

Most popular haircuts are created by finding the face shape. The basic steps on creating a hair cut based on face shape is fairly simple. You don’t want to highlight your problem areas, so if you have a long face, long straight hair tends to drag it down even more. If you have a round […]

Haircut Ideas

The hair style I chose was asymmetrical but I call it the “Meagan Good Short Hairstyle”. It is a very popular hairstyle that can be easily done. To achieve this look you have to do as follows: Shampoo and condition hair with aveda dry remedy. Mold hair with phomollient. Flat wrap hair until it is […]

Men’s Hair Styling Tips

OK guys, the hair world maybe dominated by women but there’s plenty of room for you too! Let me begin by saying I am absolutely in love with the latest men’s hair trends rocked by one of my favorite artists Justin Timberlake: the comb over. This look can be achieved with any hair type as […]

Celebrity Haircut Ideas

JESSICA ALBA’S BLUNT CUT. This shape works on any face, and is best for fine, straight hair with thick or curly textures. Technically, you do want very long (think: a half-inch to an inch shorter than your actual hair), non-chunky layers. JENNIFER ANISTON’S NEW ANGLED BOB If there’s any hair justice, Aniston’s “lob”or long bob […]

The Aveda Salon Experience

At the Aveda Institute you do not just get a hair service, you get a whole experience. As soon as you walk in you are greeted by the ladies at the Experience Center and you get offered water or Comforting Tea which helps you relax and de-stress. Also, once you get in the chair you […]

Cosmetology Schools In Florida

When it comes to choosing a Cosmetology school in Florida there is no better choice then an AVEDA beauty school. AVEDA six has locations in Florida: South Florida / Miami area Ft. Lauderdale Jacksonville Tallahassee Tampa Bay / Clearwater Orlando From the quality of our styling courses and instructors to the power of the AVEDA […]

Beauty School Tips To Refresh This Spring

I’m currently using Aveda’s tea tree oil under my eyes to help reduce my tired look and relax wrinkles. I love the smell of this product and the results I get from it when I wake up in the morning. I’m also using Aveda’s cucumber mask that helps reduce redness and inflammation after I give […]

Spring Season Looks With Color Conserve

This spring season I chose to refresh my look with a new color and a new line of products. I decided to update my hair color by adding new heavy slices through out the front of my hair . My stylist suggested if I liked the volume and depth of the color of my hair […]

Earth Month At AVEDA Institute Beauty Schools

Every Month is Earth Month at AVEDA! I had to be a student at AVEDA. I wanted to be a part of their mission, their purpose and how they take care of their business around the world. AVEDA takes responsibility for nourishing and renewing the environment in which they derive their products. In the month […]

Refresh Your Looks for Spring: Makeover Edition

Spring time is here and the flowers are blooming. This is the time of year that people tend to yearn for change in their appearance. From a lighter shade of lipstick to more vibrant colors on the eyes, change is as easy as a trip to Aveda where anything you dream up for your look […]

Earth Month at Aveda Institute South Florida

“Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set the example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.” Here at Aveda […]

AVEDA Beauty School in Jacksonville

One of the main reasons I chose the Aveda Institue Jacksonville would be that I am from the greater Jacksonville area. Out of all the cosmetology schools I was most impressed by Aveda. Thus far Aveda has not let me down. The school has a great mission, all the educators are very helpful. I would […]

Hair Trends for 2013 & How to Create Them

I think that big hair is coming in to trend for 2013. Big curly hair or soft beachy waves. To get these curls you can start of with shampoo and conditioner be curly. Then following with be curly style prep; this is to prep the hair before styling it and de-tangle your hair. Then you […]

My Experience at Aveda Institute South Florida

Starting at Aveda I had no clue what to expect coming from a “normal” college. All I knew was that I had a passion for doing hair. From the very beginning it felt like home, the educators are constantly helping you and making you a better cosmetologist. They’re always giving you little tidbits that always […]

Keep Calm and Choose Aveda Florida Beauty Schools

I’m from a small town in South Georgia. We have a technical college, and a lot of the girls I graduated with decided to go into the cosmetology program there. Knowing this is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, I wouldn’t settle for just any education. I even went to […]

Favorite AVEDA Products for this Holiday Season

The holiday season is the time to celebrate with family and friends, however, it is also the time to unwind and let go of the stress from all the holiday shopping/decorating. Gift Baskets fully loaded with spa products make beautiful gifts for everyone! Blue oil, hand relief creme, and stress fix body lotion are some […]

2012 Holiday Beauty Trends

The holiday season is just around the corner, and for this season I’m really enjoying the look of a rich eye or lip with a casual bun! What I like most is that there are so many different variations that you can play with, that will go with your style. Tight and sleek, loose and […]

My Favorite Things About AVEDA

I personally love everything about Aveda, but I am definitely in love with their smooth infusion line. Smooth Infusion is a series of products that promises to leave your hair smooth, non-frizzy and also adds shine. Smooth Infusion consists of Smooth Infusion Style-Prep, Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener, and Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner. It can […]

Our Classes At AVEDA

Have you ever just wanted to do hair and style to make people feel beautiful or handsome within a day? Just give them the biggest smile they ever had just because you made them feel the prettiest they’ve ever been? Our AVEDA classes and salon do that people. We learn from our wonderful educators how […]

AVEDA Beauty Schools In Miami / Ft. Lauderdale Area

Aveda is a great school to attend. They have many things that they offer that other beauty schools don’t. Aveda offers opportunities that are beneficial to your learning and will help you get farther with your career once you graduate. For example they do fashion shows, like the one coming up which will feature women […]

What It’s Like to Attend an Aveda Beauty School

As a Student at Aveda, I can honestly say that as a school it is amazing. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. The curriculum is great and their techniques are a major thumbs up! I’m really glad I chose to come to this school rather then the one I was going to originally go […]

Aveda Institutes South: Beauty Schools That Care

Aveda Institute South Florida is always looking for new ways to give back. An example is the upcoming fashion show in which all proceeds are given to breast cancer. Aveda is also sponsoring a job fair this coming Monday to help those in search of employment and to branch out and get an early look […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at AVEDA Institutes Florida

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My Experience At AVEDA

When one thinks of cosmetology or beauty school, the first thought might be “this will be a ‘breeze’, after all, what could be so difficult in learning about hair, skin and nails.” Well, I must say, nearing the end of my first phase at Aveda, I have mustered an even greater respect for this profession. […]

A World Class Institute

I love being a student at Aveda Institute! This school is dedicated to making the world a better, more beautiful place, which is something I am very grateful to be a part of. Aveda is the “greenest” school on the planet, as well as a supporter of charities such as breast cancer awareness, and Earth […]

What Sets AVEDA Apart From Other Beauty Schools

I absolutely love our mission here at AVEDA Institutes, and how we strive to make our world of beauty environmentally safe. The professional manor of Aveda Institutes is definitely recognizable. The little steps we take as future Aveda hair dressers is quite remarkable. Some of what I’ve benefited from are: our basket process, natural and […]

My Favorite Thing About AVEDA Beauty Schools

My favorite thing about Aveda thus far are most definitely the model days. I cannot begin to fully explain how exciting it is to learn a technique, practice it in the classroom, and then see the full effect on a real person. So far I have had the best models I could ever ask for, […]

AVEDA Hair and Skin Products We Love

I am currently in the second phase, or A1, at Aveda Institute Tallahassee after a 30 year career in healthcare as a nurse. The knowledge I’ve gained about Aveda products and the process in which they are harvested makes me feel so proud to be part of this company. I have used the products for […]

Aveda Beauty Schools – A Place Where I Belong

I always dreamed of becoming a stylist. Ever since I was a child and used to play with everyone’s hair and would apply makeup on myself whenever I was bored, I knew that this was my calling. I saw myself traveling all over the world making people beautiful. This deep desire to become a successful […]

New Aveda Florida Cosmetology Student

Blog post by Aveda Institute South Florida student: Reilly Connelly I am so grateful to be a new student at Aveda Institute South Florida! When I moved to Florida from California/Oregon in late June, this school was my first choice. During my tour, I fell in love with the school’s “Earth friendly” building and the […]

Confidence Built By AVEDA Institute South Florida

Starting something new can be a very challenging and tedious thing. When I first started school at Aveda in June of last year, I was not only excited, but very nervous at the same time. Learning everything in intro was probably one of the toughest and most frustrating things I’ve ever done because I kept […]

AVEDA South Florida Raises Money for Earth Month

Beauty School Blog: At Aveda Institute South Florida, we are raising money for Earth Month. We are doing this by selling home made foods or drinks to our fellow students, instructors, or our guests. Raising money for Earth Month at Aveda Institute fits the Aveda culture because at Aveda, we are all about the planet […]

My Favorite Class is Our Color Classes

The unique color system at AVEDA allows us to custom make any desired effect, it gets our creative talents flowing and offers an entertaining diversity to a normal school setting. The AVEDA color lines are designed to target our individual guests specific needs. Because our colors and tones are mixed separately we have a huge […]

Safe and Fun in the Summer Sun

A must-have for this summer is definitely the AVEDA Sun Care line. The AVEDA Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser is great for all of you who love to hit the beach or take dips in the pool. The Hair and Body Cleanser gently removes chlorine, salt, and product build-up while maintaining moisture balance. And […]

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 […]

There’s Beauty School… and there’s AVEDA

When I made the decision to go to Beauty School, I wanted to make sure I chose the best possible school, so I could get the best possible education. This process included visiting a plethora of trade schools, institutes, and cosmetology schools in the South Florida area. The first school I visited was in a […]