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Aveda Institute Tallahassee

Students rule Tallahassee. Whether they’re attending one of the renowned universities or enrolled at one of the best beauty schools in Florida using only naturally-derived products with certified organic ingredients, the youthful energy is everywhere. The AVEDA Institute Tallahassee leads that fast pace with its trademark salon environment and steady flow of fresh talent. It has always produced some of the brightest future stylists and spa/massage therapists in the AVEDA school network. Whether you’re interested in cosmetology, skin care, massage, makeup, or the business side of the salon industry, the AVEDA Institute offers a unique curriculum that delivers professional excellence through personal growth and wellness. Foundational techniques are taught in real world salon and spa settings, where supervised students train with guests who expect the highest level of service that’s defined by the AVEDA difference. It’s an atmosphere you have to experience for yourself.

So whether you’re looking for a cosmetology or spa school in Tallahassee, or want the luxury for less service you’ve come to expect from an AVEDA school, look no further than the AVEDA Institute Tallahassee, where every enrollee now receives an iPad. Swing by and check out our campus in person, or give us a call, shoot us a text, or access our full online application form here — and a member of our admissions team will contact you to discuss the best beauty school option for you and your future career in beauty and fashion. To schedule an appointment for services, stop by, give us a call or book online here.

Programs Offered*:

Cosmetology

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.

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.

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

Massage establishment license no: MM25825

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Tallahassee’s May Student Spotlight

We are excited to recognize Brooke Burnam as Aveda Institute Tallahassee’s May Student of the Month! Aveda Institute Tallahassee would like to congratulate our new Student of the Month, Brooke Burnam.  Brooke is a graduate of Hamilton County High School and is currently a Masters Jr. cosmetology student.  She attends City Church and works full […]

Tallahassee Camp Aveda

This week, Aveda Institute Tallahassee welcomed new students to its Cosmetology and Spa Therapy programs. The first week of classes is an orientation program called Camp Aveda that is dedicated to introducing new students to Aveda’s mission and culture. “We are so excited to be able to immerse our new students in such a unique […]

Tallahassee’s April Student of the Month

Congratulations to James Brown for being Aveda Institute Tallahassee’s April Student of the Month! Aveda Institute Tallahassee would like to recognize James Brown for being the student of the month! James is a native to Florida, he grew up in Blountstown, Florida, and graduated high school from Blountstown High School. James is well on his […]

March Student of the Month

Congratulations to Whytnei Bates on earning the spot as Aveda Institute Tallahassee’s March Student of the Month! Aveda Institute Tallahassee would like to recognize Whytnei Bates for being the student of the month! Whytnei is a native to Tallahassee and graduated from Florida High School, and she is well on her way to graduating from […]

Tallahassee’s January Student of the Month

Aveda Institute Tallahassee would like to recognize Donna Robinson for being our January Student of the Month! Donna Robinson   Congratulations Donna! Donna is a Florida native and graduated from Lafayette High School in Mayo, Florida, she also graduated from North Florida Community College as an Emergency Medical Technician and has her A.A. and A.S.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prom Updo Hair Styles & Makeup at AI Tallahassee

“I had this beautiful guest come in for prom wanting a soft updo and a makeup application. She wanted a braid incorporated so we gave her this romantic updo with a braid that swooped from the front and worked into her curls. For her makeup she wanted something soft and smokey the would go with […]

Trying AI Tallahassee’s Salon for the First Time

Renata is a foreign exchange student from Austria. Finding herself far from home and in definite need of a haircut and color, she decided to try Aveda for the very first time. Renata wanted a red that would stand out in a crowd. The resulting color was absolutely stunning! The rich, bright, vivacious red is […]

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 […]

Before & After Hair at Aveda Institute Tallahassee

Student: Brittney Mitchell Phase: Masters at Aveda Institute Tallahassee. My client came in and expressed that she wanted to trim her ends off because her hair is naturally curly, but her ends wouldn’t curl anymore from constant flat ironing. We trimmed the ends and used Damage Remedy shampoo, conditioner, and added on the treatment masque […]

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 […]

Salon Experience at Aveda Beauty Schools

The experience starts as soon as you walk through the door. You may ask, what makes Aveda different from other salons? First you are greeted by one of our amazing staff members and offered either Aveda comforting tea or water. You are then greeted by your stylist and escorted (not lead) to their station. At […]

Beauty: Now vs Then

The image of “beauty”, as we know it, has changed. Picture, in your mind, different magazine advertisements and television commercials. Think of all of the different women in these ads. If you’ll notice, one factor remains the same: the women’s’ figures. They are all bone thin, with what society has deemed as “perfect figures”. They […]

How To Makeup Guide: Voluptuous Lips

As fall approaches…Fall in LOVE with our new Heartlands Makeup Collection! I have included a technique to acquire sassy, voluptuous lips in just a few simple steps. It is not hard to feel sexy when you have such luscious, rich colors to choose from. The products you need are: Red Petals #922 Lip Liner Sweet […]

Simple Hair Tip – How to Reduce Frizz

It is a simple easy trick to reduce frizz, and it’s super quick! First, you take Aveda Air Control hairspray, or Control Force. Whichever is your preference. You’ll also need the fine teeth of a comb, spray your hairspray of choice directly on the fine teeth. You will do this before combing through your hair. […]

The Time Travel of Beautiful Skin

I recently had a guest tell me that her facial ritual consisted of baking soda on a scrubby pad as her exfoliation followed by olive oil as her moisturizer. While forcing the skin scratching and scraping visions from my mind I strain to hear her explain that this cherished home remedy was handed down to […]

Create Those Perfect Summer Beach Waves at Home

Tired of taking hours at home to straighten or curl your hair? Well, I think we have a few great ideas for you! How to create those luscious beach waves! 1. Starting off with damp hair- apply our Be Curly style prep all over to give the hair moisture and allow all products to style […]

Fun Fall Makeup Tips Using AVEDA’s Heart Lands Collection

A bold lip never goes out of style! You can create the perfect plum pout for fall using the Aveda Heart Lands limited-edition Autumn 2013 collection. Step 1: Use lip liner in the color Plum Petals to line the lips. Diffuse the line on to the lip to avoid any harsh lines. Step 2: Apply […]

AVEDA: Setting the Example

As the world evolves, the trends of today quickly become the trends of yesterday. One popular “fad” that we believe is, and should be, here to stay is the fascination and infatuation with everything natural. Going green is now “in”! AVEDA has become more popular thanks to it’s 97 % naturally derived plant and pure […]

The Aveda Salon Experience

As a new student at the Aveda Institute Tallahassee, the salon experience is very new to me. I’m used to the typical experience in other salons. It usually consists of waiting for your stylist to escort you to the chair, while her other client is processing because she double booked you. Even worse, you are […]

Come Experience Our AVEDA Salon

The Salon Experience at Aveda is a rejuvenating, exciting, pampering, adventurous, fresh and customizing journey for each and every guest at every visit. The students are dedicated to the guests and the instructors are twice as dedicated to the students. At Aveda, the instructors strive to make sure that as students we exude the highest […]

What Makes AVEDA Different

What makes AVEDA different? That question will become rhetorical once you experience the amazing educators, students, and the priceless products! When my sister started AVEDA she would talk about it all day because she was so in love with it, and I would think to myself, “Well, what are they feeding her?!” But once I realized that […]

Create This Look In & Out of the Salon

Here is a very popular look that comes in the school a ton and I adore it. I’m a huge fan for big, moveable, and volumized hair! Big hair is definitely back. To achieve this hair cut: I would first do long round layers in pie sections around the head to create those traveling beautiful […]

Connecting Beauty, Environment, and Well-Being

Aveda’s vision is directly in line with the guest services we provide and customer service they receive from the moment they walk into one of our salons or spas. They create this vision by living by the Aveda mission and performing the 12 points of difference. A salon experience should never make you feel anxious, […]

My AVEDA Salon Experience

Aveda has always been synonymous with the “total experience,” from the moment our guest walks in the door to the moment they leave feeling and looking like a whole new person. I don’t believe I have ever been in a non-Aveda salon that has gone the extra mile to make feel amazing and actually care […]

Ombre Highlights

In French, Ombre means shadow/shade, in the mid 2000s the Ombre effect took hold of the fashion industry, and celebrities all over the globe. To achieve the shadow/shade technique with your hair your goal is to graduate the color from either dark to light or vice versa light to dark. There are many different types […]

The Aveda Salon Experience

I am currently a student at the Aveda Institute Tallahassee, and have had the privilege to encounter the Aveda experience on the forefront as a guest, and now as a student behind the scenes. Having both experiences has given me more insight on what goes on at Aveda. People may look at Aveda and think, […]

Changing Shades: The Ombre Effect

In today’s world of hair color, many are looking to the trend of ombre to express their style. The word ombre finds its origin in the French language meaning shaded. This perfectly describes the effect that is created on the hair. Typically, the hair begins as a dark shade at the roots and begins to […]

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 […]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I am a mother of three teenagers, and two of my children’s birthdays are in May. So it would be an understatement to say that I desire more than the familiar Mother’s Day fanfare. I still love receiving cards and gifts; however, nothing would peak my interest more than having a wonderful spa day to […]

AVEDA Spa Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

At Aveda there is a wide array of gift giving ideas for all our mothers out there, even the expectant mothers! Mothers do so much and take their time to do things for their families, especially when they are working mothers that have to balance family with their career. The do-it-all moms need some pampering […]

Earth Month at AVEDA Beauty Schools

Aveda salons have partnered with the Gulf Restoration Network Healthy Waters and BP Drilling Campaigns to raise funds and awareness to end water pollution problems for earth month. Aveda Institute Tallahassee will be selling Aveda Earth Month Light the Way Soy Wax Candles that have organic spices from Madagascar. The purchases from these candles will help […]

Fun New AVEDA Spring Makeup Colors

Spring is a time for reinventing and creating . Spring is the time to be bold and beautiful . Spring is a time for fun and excitement. Aveda has come out with a new line of spring cosmetics and they are absolutely gorgeous. These colors are very sassy, flirty, and most of all fun. These […]

AVEDA’s New Art of Nature Makeup Collection

I wanted to create a fresh spring look with Aveda’s new spring collection, Art of Nature. First, I used the Cinnamon Bark eye shadow to create a dramatic wing along the top lid. I then applied our Bare Bellis eye shadow over the Lid of the eye blending the edges of the wing I just […]

Why Aveda is a great place to learn cosmetology

Aveda is the best thing that has happened to me. It has changed me so much this year. All the instructors make you feel so comfortable and appreciated. There is never a day that I go home and don’t understand what we went over. Everyday I feel more confident in the work I do and […]

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 […]

Learn Cosmetology at AVEDA Institute

Aveda is one of the leading cosmetology schools that is focused not only on great hair, nails and skin but also looking out for our environment. In our area this is the best school to go to not only to learn but also getting a job after school. There are two salons that are Aveda […]

Learn Cosmetology & Spa Therapy at AVEDA

I have lived in Tallahassee for about 5 years now and stated going to school at the Aveda Institute in September of last year. In the number of years I lived I Tallahassee, before I decided to make the leap of faith into the Aveda family, I had heard nothing but friends raving about how […]

2013 Hair Color Trends

I’ve been seeing pastels everywhere. In all the fashion magazines, store windows, on clothes, and even in makeup looks. Ever since I was fourteen I’ve been fascinated by hair color. As I’ve begun my career by getting an education here at the Aveda Institute Tallahassee, I’ve decided that I definitely want to be a color […]

Hair and Makeup Trends for 2013

The makeup trends for 2013 appear to be a more natural, organic look for both hair and makeup using bright reds for lips either glossed or matted and rich blues and violet shades for eye shadows and eyeliners. When applying the makeup, either the eyes are played up and the cheek and lips are muted […]

Tutorial: Professional Application of Lip Color

Aveda Tallahassee’s Spa intro class showcases the correct way to apply professional application of lip color. Step 1: moisturize using Aveda lip saver. Step 2: apply lip liner. Step 3: Blend lip liner onto lips. Step 4: apply lip color. Step 5: apply lip glaze. Step 6: Blot lips to remove the excess product. Lipstick is the […]

Goals for Success in Beauty School

To be a student at Aveda, there is something specific about the name that grabbed your attention. At Aveda, everything is about aroma, plant derivation, class, beauty, and helping the world surrounding you. As a new year goal, I would like to understand the full meaning behind the word Aveda. Everyone at Aveda knows that […]

Why I Want To Work In The Beauty Industry

The beauty industry is constantly generating new looks, styles, and concepts. This is one of the many reasons why I chose to study at Aveda and will eventually work in the beauty industry. I admire the constant change of what is “in style”, and what is not. My favorite new “in-style” look is the ombre. […]

Why I Chose AVEDA to Become a Cosmetologist

It took me a while to finally decide what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. For years I worked in different offices doing your regular Monday through Friday 9-5 jobs. I always knew that that wasn’t for me and I didn’t want to just start college an jump into anything I […]

New Year, New Goals at AVEDA

This year I would love to achieve many more styles and cuts. I have, thus far, enjoyed everything Aveda has. It is really hard to sum it up into words. I’m look forward to getting involved with future events, because my thirst for knowledge grows stronger everyday. I’m extremely thrilled with my classmates, we are […]

How New Students Can Plan for Success

To achieve success at Aveda, you must have a plan. Here’s what your plan should include. It should have you 1) design a study schedule and stick to it 2) began reading your literature before being assigned to 3) perform cosmetology research outside of Aveda’s information (ex: magazines and YouTube, so you have holistic knowledge) […]

Why I Chose Aveda Beauty Schools

I want a career in the beauty industry because when I started working in a salon when I was 15, I fell in love with it. Everything from greeting the clients to having a smile on their face as their walking out of the salon. Being in the beauty industry, I chose Aveda to pursue […]

Why Cosmetology? Why Aveda?

It took me a while to finally decide what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. For years I worked in different offices doing your regular Monday through Friday 9-5 jobs. I always knew that that wasn’t for me and I didn’t want to just start college and jump into anything I […]

New Year, New Goals at AVEDA

In the New Year, I plan on continuing my consistent high grades and great attendance. More importantly though, I plan to grow as a person in the field of healing through touch. I want to make sure that everything that I gain will be prominent with intent and caring. The use of touch has the […]

New Year New Beginning with AVEDA Beauty Schools

With the new year approaching there are many goals that I have set for myself. Some of the goals that I hope to achieve next year at Aveda is to become a better colorist and hairstylist in general. I love doing color so by setting challenging goals for myself through my color project I hope […]

Preparing For Beauty School Success

The difference between my expectations of what beauty school was and what it’s really like, is amazing! I had no idea what it took to become a hair stylist. That being said, I am thrilled with what it really turned out to be. So, if you are a future student and want to make your […]

Get Holiday Shimmer With AVEDA

My name is Jordan Cook and I recently have moved up to Spa Clinic at the Aveda Institute Tallahassee! Our Institute is wrapped up in the holiday spirit this time of year and everyone is eager to educate our guests with the spectacular gift sets we have available for purchase. My favorite gift set is […]

AVEDA Holiday 2012 Gift Sets

At Aveda this holiday season, we have tons of great gift sets that work well with stockings or alone as a single gift! Gift sets include, pure relief with hand and foot relief, stress-less travel with the stress fix soaking salts and lotion, remedy for stress which includes stress fix lotion, aroma roller, and soaking […]

Holiday Massages with your Aveda Candles

The Aveda soy wax candles happens to be my absolute favorite holiday item, because it’s not the average candle. The Warmth Chaleur holiday candle has a pleasant and inviting aroma of ginger, ginger lily and clove, which is sure to create a warm and cozy atmosphere for your holiday company. However the aroma isn’t the […]

Holiday Season at Aveda Florida Beauty Schools

Now, as you all know… AVEDA IS AWESOME!!!!!! We have a lot of cool holiday things going on from our upcoming Open House in December to our FABULOUS new gift sets for very affordable prices. You can buy two of our AMAZING holiday gift sets and get the chance to spin the wheel for a […]

Black Friday at Aveda Florida Beauty Schools

Black Friday is known as a day of great deals and Aveda Florida beauty schools are no exception. We will be allowing guests to spin our wheel of fantastic prizes when they purchase one of our AVEDA gift sets. On top of that great deal we are giving all guests a free $25 gift card […]

My Fav AVEDA Products are the Pure Abundance Collection

I love this Product! I have natural curly hair and I love to have straight hair with volume. With this Product you can receive the best result ever! No limp hair at the root. I love to use Rollers and using this product before you roll your hair – spraying it on the root gives […]

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 […]

Esthiology Program At Aveda Institute Tallahassee

Since I was a little girl, I’ve been interested in makeup and skin care. I found out  AVEDA Institute Tallahassee had the esthiology program along with the massage therapy. I couldn’t wait to join. The education I have received has changed my life. I can not wait to go out into the workforce and show […]

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 […]

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 […]

Giving Aveda your ALL

So first off, I love my Spa Intro instructor Ms. Cathy.. She is AMAZING & provides us with a lot of knowledge about everything from our products to what we’re going to run into when we graduate and I’m so grateful to have her as my teacher!!! Going to Aveda has helped me to get […]

My Decision to Attend Aveda Beauty Schools at 46

I am 46 years old and I am a single mom. My youngest is 18 and about to graduate from high school this year. I have always wanted to have my own career. A friend of mine was attending Aveda for cosmetology and told me that I should look into it . Once I took […]

Elemental Nature Massage

Being a student at Aveda has really made me enjoy making my clients happy after a massage. I love the fact that with just my touch I can change someone’s whole day or even life. When my clients come in from after a hard day at work or even just trying to take a break […]

Aveda is Changing My Life

In April 2012, I won the Catwalk for water Scholarship competition at which time I decided to give up my five year career in the field of elementary education. I feel proud to say that I have absolutely no regrets. As an individual with creative passion and a love for beauty and fashion, I have […]

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 […]

About AVEDA Beauty School Educators

I attend the Aveda Institute here in Tallahassee and its my best experience ever. I would have to say its all because of the Experienced Educators! I’ve been through many different educators since I’ve started in the Intro Phase and all the way up until my A-2 phase which is where I am now, I’m […]

Our 60/60 Skin Care Event Has Been Extended

As of now until the end of September Aveda is holding what we call a 60/60 event. This entails a free sixty minute massage with the purchase of sixty dollars worth of skin care products. This offer is amazing because all of the Aveda skin care lines make your skin feel and look naturally beautiful. […]

Nail Services At Florida Aveda Institutes

Blog post by: Anna Moore At the Aveda institute Tallahassee, we offer amazing nail services! We offer three different pedicures, including a spa pedicure that includes a relaxing seaweed mask and warm towels! I personally have experienced the spa pedicure and was pleasantly surprised by how many quality products were used and how amazing they […]

Looking for a Beauty School in Tallahassee?

Blog by Aveda Institute Tallahassee Student: Anton Dorsey An advantage of attending the Aveda Institute Tallahassee beauty school is there are Aveda salons in this area that I may be able to gain employment in after I graduate. This area has an abundance of college students that I have access to which makes it easier […]

Hands On Experience AVEDA Institute Tallahassee

Blog by: Sarah Mathena About the 7th week of intro I got invited to do a fashion show at Tallahassee Community College. I was shocked! Me and 6 other girls went. When we showed up it was a very small fashion show and we were only allowed to do a “professional look”. I was hoping […]

The Best of The Best: AVEDA Tallahassee

I choose the AVEDA Cosmetology School Tallahassee because my boyfriend is in the Navy and stationed in Pensacola, FL. Tallahassee was the closest AVEDA to Pensacola. I could have chosen a different cosmetology school, but I wanted to learn from the best, and get the best education for myself. Therefore I choose AVEDA Tallahassee. The […]

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