Our course is a 600-hour program covering the varying levels of skincare and esthiology
from chemistry, make-up, aromaology, facial massage, clinical treatments, personal/career development,
and how to perform facials, waxing, and make-up application.


Esthiology Program Objectives

The Esthiology curriculum provides skincare training with an emphasis on using pure plant essences for treatment. The program prepares the student for the state licensing examination in Esthiology by appropriate and comprehensive training, thereby enabling graduates to enter the field of Esthiology in Des Moines, Iowa. Upon completion, students will have the skills to seek employment as a skincare specialist, make-up artist, and waxing professional, with knowledge of Aveda products and spa techniques. Graduates will receive their diploma in Esthiology. Contact our team of experts today to learn more.

Instructional Methods

The program is taught using several different types of instructional methods such as iPad curriculum, hands-on techniques, demonstrations, classroom learning, visuals, and research.

sophie j
sophie j
Bella S did a full highlight for me and it exceeded my expectations! I went from brunette to light blonde and she did a great job and did not damage my hair. If you are coming in for a transition to blonde, would definitely ask for Bella!
Wonderful experience, so many options & the absolute best products.
Review Qween
Review Qween
I would totally recommend Aveda! The students really care about the clients, and the environment is SO relaxed and full of energy. I also want to give a shout out to their instructor Whitney V, she goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy. I loved how kind she was to the clients, and her students as well. I really liked how she worked with them and taught them with such positivity. I received the cut I desired and really appreciated the professionalism and same day appts. Emma Kate did a great job on my hair!
Kayla N
Kayla N
Isabella C really listened to my concerns and together with the educator for the hair color, which was gray. Isabella took the time during the bleaching out the top new-grown hair (it was natural black) and toning process to make sure the gray color was achieved. Afterwards, she stayed late to achieve the perfect blow dry and curled my hair. I told her that I had an important event. She was friendly, patient, and enjoys. All of that, she made the first experience for me that much more enjoyable and great decision on using service at beauty school. Believe that their students will be succeed and great cosmology out there 🙂

Class Schedule

Tuesday – Friday

Class Hours

30 Hour Program
9a – 5:30p (Tuesday & Wednesday)
11a – 8p (Thursday)
9a – 5p (Friday)

Class Start Dates

October 12, 2022
January 3, 2023
February 23, 2023
April 18, 2023
June 8, 2023
August 2, 2023
September 22, 2023
November 15, 2023

*Dates are subject to change. 

6905 Mills Civic PKWY #120
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Monday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 8 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 8 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday: Closed