Douglas J Aveda Institute Reviews
I went to the East Lansing location. For charging as much as they do, the quality of the education is very subpar, and it has nothing to do with the instructors. The problem is that as an Aveda school, everything is taught within the Aveda framework. Anything Aveda doesn't "believe in", you won't be taught. This includes some fundamentals. For example, I took the Esthiology course. Aveda doesn't believe in nearly anything mechanical, microdermabrasion, or chemical peels. You will taught their watered down, Aveda product-based "alternatives". You will spend one day in class learning and using things like microcurrent, etc. This is clearly done to essentially trap you within the Aveda network after graduating, as you will leave very poorly prepared for work in any other setting. You will, however, learn a whole lot of useless information about chakras, and if your location is like mine, start everyday in a dark classroom, inhaling essential oils and meditating to sitar music.
Cheats you out of money, staff really doesn't try to help you learn. Very disorganized school. Staff are just kids, they don't know what they are doing, but they will make you feel like nothing and like you know nothing. Will try to put blame on you for their mistakes. ex: school lost my information on my financial aid, and they kicked me out for a month for it, they found it, made me write a letter and pay $100.00 to get enrolled back into the school.
For profit institute. Tuition is way too high. New instructors know less about hair than the students. The school is really just out to make as much money off of students as possible. Students do not accept tips, but have to pay to attended and clients must pay for services. They also want students to pay money for fund raising. A huge waste of money and time. Also the director likes to kick people out for voicing frustrations. He also disapproves when you point out things that are wrong. All in all a huge waste of time and money
My school, Douglas J Aveda Institute was a excellent fit for me. I learn better from being taught hands on, and our class size was small. The instructors were very helpful and knowledgeable, and willing to work with me one on one, if I needed the help. I would highly recommend attending this institute. After I graduated, I no difficulty finding employment!