Cosmetology Blog

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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March 28, 2018

Aved Institute Des Moines’ Earth Month Appreciation Event


Help Our Fundraising Initiatives to Protect Clean Water

Part of the AVEDA mission includes caring for the world we live in, and it comes as no surprise that we dedicate an entire month to focus on fundraising initiatives for our planet. This year the Aveda Institute Des Moines is excited to host an annual Earth Month Open House & Guest Appreciation event to…

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March 1, 2018

2018 New York Fashion Week

Aveda Institute Des Moines Educators Experience NYFW

We are so proud that two of our very own Aveda Institute Des Moines Educators, Adrienne Vezina and Esther Vander Waal, recently traveled to New York to style hair backstage this February for the Fall/Winter 2018 New York Fashion Week. Adrienne and Esther were the Aveda 2017 Educator Competition Winners and this honor was part of their…

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January 25, 2018

Textured Tuesday: Students Get a Visit from Tippi Shorter

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Celebrity Hairstylist and Industry Leader Teaches Class at AIDM

Textured hair. Over 2/3 of the world’s population has some degree of curl or texture to their mane, and being educated on how to properly cut, style, and care for varying degrees of texture is a huge part of the beauty industry. Recently the Aveda Institute Des Moines was beyond delighted to bring in one…

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November 26, 2017

Aveda Institute Des Moines Named Honoree in 2017 Excellence In Education Awards

Sixth Year In a Row Aveda Institute Des Moines is Recognized

We are very excited to announce that the Aveda Institute Des Moines was again recognized by Modern Salon‘s Excellence In Education Program for 2017. We strive to create quality, award-winning programs that truly make an impact in the professional beauty school community. The Aveda Institute Des Moines was the only beauty school in Iowa to…

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October 23, 2017

AIDM Students Take a ‘Field Trip’ to Kansas City Fashion Week

AIDM Students Take a 'Field Trip' to Kansas City Fashion Week

A select group of Aveda Institute Des Moines students recently traveled to Kansas City to style hair and makeup backstage at the official chapter of Kansas City Fashion Week. The high-fashion, fast-paced event was a huge success and fantastic experience! The ‘field trip’ involved students styling hair and makeup for the Spring/Summer 2018 designer shows…

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