Natural light pours through the vaulted glass windows. Amazing beauty imagery adorns the 30-foot walls. Raw wood, polished concrete, and metal create a feeling of industrial chic. A steady stream of guests enjoy our complimentary rituals and unique services that define the AVEDA Difference. This crown jewel of a campus generates energy and exudes high end style. Combine that with its close proximity to lush, white sandy beaches and the rich culture of the tri-city area — including Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater — and you can easily see why many students consider the AVEDA Institute Tampa Bay, located in the suburb of Clearwater, as one of the best beauty school decisions they ever made. But beyond the fashionable and relaxing atmosphere of the facility, and the endless amenities of the surrounding area, our students enjoy a fast-paced, real word curriculum designed to uphold the AVEDA Institute mission as a cosmetology school leader and promoter of personal health and wellness. Each program is individually tailored to meet your career goal of becoming a hair stylist, esthetician or beauty industry professional, and now every cosmetology program enrollee receives an iPad. So if you’re looking for a beauty school in the Tampa Bay area — drop by, send a text, call, or complete the full online application form — to arrange a tour with someone from our admissions team who is dedicated and passionate about finding the best beauty school to fit your future. To schedule an appointment for services, stop by, give us a call or book online here.
Our cosmetology course offers 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. Our Masters Phase incorporates theory with extensive hands-on training alongside the industry's top stylists and colorists to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness.
Students learn specialized 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.
In October of each year, the Aveda Institute Tampa Bay gathers its students and guests to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year, The Aveda Institute Tampa Bay, located in Clearwater, Florida is proud to present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream For A Cure…a theatrical / runway event.” Join […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]
“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 […]
“I chose Aveda not only because of the awesome products and the values it stands for, but their graduation rate really impressed me! Starting my education at 50 has its challenges, but getting a top notch education at Aveda makes it worth it! The curriculum and teachers are excellent. Even when I feel I’m having […]
Paige came to us at the Aveda Institute Clearwater for a little help with her current look. She arrived with golden blonde hair (levels 7-10) but desired to be more of a medium brown with ashy blonde highlights! She was paired up with one of our student stylists, Kaitlin Parker, in our Salon Concepts class. […]
Think about it: how many times has someone scoffed at you for going to Cosmetology School? Remarks like “Oh, 13 months? That’s nothing,” and “Man, I wish I had taken the easy route and gone to beauty school,” cast a somewhat deceiving shadow on our education. Maybe you believed it too; that going into a […]
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 […]
With July 4th come and past with the usual flurry of high ponies and Sun kissed faces, and the celebration of the glorious Flag Day in full swing, hearts may be heavy when the realization hits that our next big holiday to lay by the pool an sip an ice cold lemonade won’t come until […]
Now that spring is here, and summer is just around the corner, it’s time to ditch those deep browns and winter tones in the hair and makeup and brighten them up! There are plenty of different ways to do so with you hair. You could do a heavy full head of highlights, or even a […]
When it comes to choosing a Cosmetology school in Florida there is no better choice then an AVEDA beauty school. AVEDA has locations throughout the state of 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 […]
It’s officially prom season! With the books completely filled with updos, pedicures, and makeup applications, I was honored to have Elisa Gomez come in for her prom makeover. Elisa had shown me multiple images of ideas she had, and after much deliberation we had chosen a nice side updo filled with curls. Seeing Miss Gomez […]
I just recently gave a girl in my class a spring make over, just to give her a look different from what she is use to. I had a vision of a braided mohawk with curls. For the first step I would suggest that you do not shampoo the hair because braids hold better and […]
I currently attend the Aveda Institute Tampa Bay and am about half way through A2. I absolutely love my institute, my classmates, and mostly my educators! A little about me. I moved to South Tampa in June 2011 from North Idaho to attend this institute. I just turned 18, so I wanted to get started […]
I love all Aveda products, but Pure Abundance is by far my favorite. It makes my fine hair feel so much thicker and more voluminous. It contains acacia gum from Africa and kaolin clay from England. Plus, it smells amazing. I love how unlike other style preps, the Pure Abundance style prep can be applied […]
Today’s day had a slow start to it, but I kept my spirits high knowing that my good friend Susan was coming in for a color today! Susan and I had met while working at Starbucks together, and she’s been dying to come in to get a color for months. With such a busy schedule, […]
Our firmest hold hair spray offers long-lasting hold and humidity defense for all hair types and has a net-zero climate impact.* All-day firm hold and 24-hour humidity defense Fast-drying, non-flaking formula UV filters and anti-oxidants Organic essential oils of Bulgarian lavender, bergamot, palmarosa, and vetiverŃcalming aroma *Through Aveda’s funding of renewable energy to offset the […]
Be Curly is my favorite line. Not only because I like pretty, curly hair, but because it truly works wonders and there are different ways to use it with having beautiful results. For people with very tight spiral curls, there is a style-prep you can use with the curl controller to loosen the curls while […]
Want an easy fun hair-do? Rock this top-knot with style!! Start out with dry hair, then start a French braid in the top section secure with small (preferably clear) elastic at the top center of the head. After creating braid now pull all hair up into a high pony( secure pony w/elastic), now here is […]
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, […]
As Christine wiped the tears from her eyes, I stood behind her thinking to myself, “What have I done!” She wiped the final tear, composed herself, and said, “Buddy, I’ve been getting my hair done for years now, leaving so unsatisfied. I have finally found someone who knows what I want to my hair, and […]