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Aveda Institute Lafayette

Located at the epicenter of Cajun and Creole country, Lafayette attracts a steady flow of visitors looking to sample its trademark cuisine and French heritage. But this unique ambiance doesn’t only come from its food and traditions. It also comes from the students who attend four of the colleges and one of the best beauty schools in Louisiana using only naturally-derived products with certified organic ingredients. The AVEDA Institute Lafayette, with its green campus, stylish décor, and personalized curriculum that defines every AVEDA school is brimming with creativity and passion. Programs in Cosmetology and Esthiology feature the AVEDA Institute’s personalized, unique approach which focuses on personal growth and wellness as the way to achieve professional excellence. Supervised students learn their craft training directly with guests in a real world, fast=paced salon and spa environment. And guests receive the trademark service that defines the AVEDA difference.

So whether you’re a student looking for a cosmetology school in Lafayette, or a guest looking for the high end service you’ve come to expect from AVEDA, search no further than the AVEDA Institute Lafayette, where every enrollee now receives an iPad. To schedule a tour, you can come by in person, give us a call, shoot us a text, or access our full online application form here. A member of our admissions team will contact you to discuss the best beauty school option for you and your future career in the exciting fields of hair and skin care. To schedule an appointment for services, stop by, give us a call or book online here.

Programs Offered*:


Our cosmetology course and master student phase incorporate 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 the master student phase for intensive real-world training to hone their skills.


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.

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



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We are excited to congratulate Kathryn Wallace for being Aveda Institute Lafayette’s May Student of the Month! Kathryn “KK” Wallace graduated from Opelousas Catholic High and LSU in Fashion Merchandising. She was picked for student of the month because of her hard work and sweet soul! She will be graduating June 18th from Aveda Institute […]

Lafayette’s April Student of the Month

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We would like to recognize Antonia Patin as Aveda Institute Lafayette’s February Student of the month! Antonia answered  few questions about herself and why she loves Aveda. Read below! Why Aveda? “Aveda has a strong belief of giving back and allows under privileged countries to be a part of our mission statement. I believe in […]

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Last week, Aveda Institute Lafayette welcomed 23 new students to the February class start. Students came from all over including some high school graduates from Lafayette High School, Crowley High School, Salem High School and Rayne High School. Director, Delanna Menard is excited for the new students to embark on their new journey towards a […]

Aveda Institute Lafayette’s January Student of the Month

Aveda Institute Lafayette would like to recognize Beth Harrell as January’s student of the month! Congratulations Beth! Words from Beth Harrell Why Aveda? “Aveda runs in my blood! I’ll be the third graduate from the institute in my immediate family. With that in mind and the caliber of training Aveda has, it was a no […]

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