The Aveda Institute

Immerse yourself in a cutting-edge hairstyling program that unleashes your creativity and talent alongside instructors and students who share your passion and energy. Aveda Institute Calgary features our innovative Institute Hairstyling program, designed for those with little or no hairstyling experience. This program incorporates 1,400 hours (about 12 months) of extensive hands-on learning to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Learn from our passionate, experienced educators in a hands-on environment that provides ample opportunity for real-time styling experience on actual Aveda guests.

Start Dates: January, April, July and September

Schedule 1: Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 am to 7:00pm
Schedule 2: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Admission Requirements:
  1. Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
  2. Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative
  3. Pass a basic skills assessment administered online by the Aveda Institute OR Have a Canadian high school diploma, GED or Equivalent.
  4. Complete all required application and enrollment documents
  5. Be passionate about the hairstyling industry and ready to start a new career!

Contact us today for more information on our Institute Hairstyling Diploma Program.

Why Choose Aveda?

Aveda Institute Calgary is more than just a hair school. We’re committed to a culture of care, both within the institute and beyond our doors. Intimate class sizes with dedicated educators ensure that all students can pursue their passions and maximize their career potential. We are proud to be a green school and instructors and students alike live this culture -- from everyday actions in our local communities to affecting positive change on a global scale.

Aveda students have a 95% job placement rate nationally. As one of the fastest growing salon networks in the beauty industry, graduates of our 75 international schools have endless opportunities to use their global education in our over 7,000 salons/spas, institutes and retail stores worldwide. Our graduates become an integral part of creative teams that travel the world, inspiring other beauty professionals. Aveda Institute students graduate to be globally recognized trendsetters within the industry. Former Aveda students excel in international hair shows like Aveda Congress, the Salon Magazine Contessa Awards and Aveda Master Jam. Aveda’s avant-garde artists can be found styling for international magazines and films, appearing on TV and providing guest lectures and special workshops for current Aveda students.

By connecting upcoming talent with existing industry icons, Aveda can maintain a legacy of professional excellence. With the Aveda name behind you, and the confidence you will build through our program, the possibilities are unlimited. Get in touch today!

Contact Us

Fill out our form to find out more about our programs, including the many financial support options available. Book a tour of our beautiful campus, located at 225 - 8TH Avenue SW in Calgary’s vibrant Stephen Avenue Walk and experience Aveda’s energized atmosphere firsthand!


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