Located in Denver, the 10th largest downtown in the nation, Denver has a definitive, exciting and walkable downtown with three major sports stadiums, the nation’s second largest performing arts center, three colleges with 30,000 students, an assortment of art and history museums, over 300 restaurants, active nightlife and music scene, and more. Denver is surrounded by majestic mountains offering exciting recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast.

In this job market, you’ll have a huge advantage finding employment by coming to an Aveda beauty school. In Provo, Phoenix, Denver, Tucson, and nearly thirty other U.S. cities, you’ll meet Aveda students and alumni, and enjoy the advantage of being part of a nationwide network of professional cosmetologists.


Aveda Institute Denver’s programs embody a balanced view of beauty that encompasses nutrition, body care, health and wellness. Our exclusive curriculum sets the trend within the beauty and wellness industry-worldwide.

Beauty is as Beauty DoesSM

An Aveda, education teaches how to become environmentally responsible by giving you the tools to minimize your global footprint, thus creating a greener planet. Aveda is also one of the largest purchasers of organic ingredients working with indigenous peoples and farmers all over the world. Aveda has also increased its PCR packaging up to 95%.

Lifestyle Career

Aveda Institutes offer a large network of global job opportunities. As an Aveda graduate, students have access to our worldwide network of over 7,000 salons and spas in over 20 countries. The average full-time salon salary across the US is $50,000 per year while Dual-Licensed Spa techniques can expect to earn up to $60,000 within the four years. In the last two years there’s been a 61% increase in the amount of Aveda salons and spas.

Global Recognition

Aveda is synonymous with innovation and excellence. Once you have completed your education, your diploma will have international brand name recognition. Employers will recognize the standard of an Aveda education and consider this when offering you employment.

Practical Experience

At Aveda, students receive practical hands-on experience with a diverse clientele. This allows students the opportunity to work with many different skin, hair, body and personality types while perfecting their skills. Our locations in Denver, Tucson, Phoenix and Provo offer great exposure to potential guests that work, live or visit the area.


From Aveda Sensory Journeys to Stress Relieving Rituals, we teach our students to individually pamper our guests to increase retention and offer a unique point of difference. We also strive to set an example by instilling personal wellness with body mechanics classes, nutrition workshops and health fairs.

Live the Mission

Aveda Institutes utilize Aveda’s plant-based products exclusively in all activities, educational and merchandising programs. Our brand has always been rooted in environmental sustainability.

Continuing Education

Learning never ends! As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad in locations like London, Madrid, India and Tokyo. Our Master Series workshops and community events take your education to the next level.


Aveda is one of the fastest growing worldwide salon networks and the most successful salon business model in the industry. You’re a part of the family from the first day of school through continued education and employment.

To Schedule an Appointment:  303.567.7500

To Schedule a Tour: 303.567.7500 ext. 1036


(for prospective students)
Holly Cook
aidadmissions@avedadenver.com303.567.7500 ext. 1036
Holly Cook

Education Director
Brad Van Dyke
Brad Van Dyke
Student Support 
(for enrolled students)
Sarah Molina
Sarah Molina
JoAnn Riebau
JoAnn Riebeau
Experience Center and Reservations Team Lead
Apiphany Caro
Apiphany Caro
Marketing Coordinator
Nicholas Allen
Cosmetology Team Lead
Carrie Bellus
Carrie Bellus

Financial Aid

Team Lead
Simone Valdez
Simone Valdez

Map & Address:

Aveda Institute Denver is located on the 16th Street Mall
between Stout and California
700 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202


Monday–Friday: 9:30am–6:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am–5:30pm

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