Cosmetology Blog

August 14, 2020

Amazing Botanicals And A Whole Lot of Love  

With everything going on right now, being kind and expressing love for one another has never been more important. But before you dive into all the ways to show your love to all the meaningful people in your life, we want to encourage you to show someone else they’re super special. Someone you may have…

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January 23, 2020

I just graduated cosmetology school. How long until I start making money?

"The point is, I stuck it out. I was close to quitting. But I didn’t and it paid off in the end."

That question still causes anxiety within the industry today. When you’re first starting out with life after cosmetology school, your books and your sales are going to be a little stalled. It takes time before the tires really start to spin. It’s true for all stylists even the most successful ones.  You can’t just walk…

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July 29, 2019

I Want to go to Trade School

But what if you already knew what door to open?  What if there was a place that handed you the key to open that door?

Deciding your future can be tough.  Especially when you’re young. There are so many options, so many schools to choose from.  And from that vantage point, decisions can feel quite overwhelming.  I had the opportunity to talk with one of our Aveda Institute alumni about her road to trade school. When it comes to college,…

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July 9, 2019

Whose chair would you rather sit in? A cosmetologist or a therapist?

"How do you get your clients to open up like that?"

What did the therapist say to the cosmetologist? “How do you get your clients to open up like that?” I bet you thought there was a joke coming at the end of that, but no, that was a real question and conversation a cosmetologist had with a licensed professional therapist out in New York.  This…

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January 29, 2019

The Aveda Institute Des Moines goes to NAHA 2019

Alumni and Student Involvement in Multiple Categories

A story and experience we are so excited to share! Recently members of our Aveda Institute Des Moines team and greater beauty group attended the 2019 Professional Beauty Association North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHAs), where FOUR of our very own Aveda Institute Des Moines Alumni were either nominated as finalists or involved in the creation…

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October 9, 2018

Kansas City Fashion Week – Let’s Do This

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Students Style Hair and Makeup for Multiple Designers

We are feeling excited after a recent weekend spent in Kansas City! A team of our students styled hair & makeup for Kansas City Fashion Week’s Friday night @rachelpollakdesigns & @amelisblaser shows, then got to experience the Saturday night shows & sit front row ?! We keep receiving feedback that this group was fantastic and…

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August 21, 2018

Community Involvement: It’s Part of the Gig

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Meld Your Technical Skills with your People Skills

The Aveda Institute Des Moines is known for being a center for learning and developing technical skill in the areas of cosmetology, esthiology, and massage therapy (#ofcourse), however, we are also proud to be known for creating programs and developing opportunities beyond the chair and therapy room. Our Earth and Community Care Team, a group…

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June 30, 2018

Aveda Institute Des Moines Wins National Competition

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AIDM Receives Top Honors in the 2018 Aveda Educator Competition

We are very excited to announce we took top honors this year in the 2018 AVEDA Institute Educator Competition! This is a national makeover competition available to all Aveda Institutes and this is the second year in a row our team received 1st place. Isn’t the transformation amazing? Color by Adrienne Vezina Cut & Style…

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June 5, 2018

Road Trip! Let’s Head to Minneapolis

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Students Visit Minneapolis Area Salons & Spas

One thing we love about the beauty industry is you can take your skill set anywhere! Studying our programs in Iowa does not mean you have to practice solely in the state — once you complete the required amount of hours and exam certifications required by the state you want to practice, you can technically…

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May 9, 2018

The 2018 Des Moines Trashion Show – Celebrate In Style

Aveda Institute Hosts the 2018 Des Moines Trashion Show

Wow. Both staff and students here are feeling overwhelmingly inspired and grateful after hosting the 2018 Des Moines Trashion Show on Sunday, May 6th. We had an amazing turnout to raise funds and awareness for a fundamental human need, Clean Water. The Aveda Institute Des Moines took on the role this year of  hosting the…

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