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Aveda - Portland is a for-profit college located in Portland, Oregon. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 154 undergraduate students. The Aveda - Portland acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Cosmetology and Esthetician and Skin Care. Aveda - Portland graduates 82% of its students.
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325 Northwest 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
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$14,957/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,262/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,036/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,858/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,012/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,012/ year
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The staff at Aveda Portland is incredibly professional. They also offer a lot of resources to students. It has a great location for walk-in clients, which allows students to get a lot of hands on experience.
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There isn't consistency in the quality of classes and instructors. For example, our instructor for the chemical phase was awful. There was next to no hands on, she did not care about us as students in the slightest, and she viewed class time as her time to talk about her personal life. It was ridiculous. When our class tells another instructor or student who our teacher was for that phase, the response is a knowing and sympathetic "Oooooooh".

On the flip side, the instructor we had for styling took time with each student individually to make sure they were on the same page as everyone else. It was obvious she loved what she was doing, and loved teaching. She was professional and friendly and caring.

There were also a couple phases that I feel like wasted an immense amount of time. The business phase in particular could have been done entirely at home in less than half the time. There wasn't any really teaching happening. It was just DVDs. That time could have been better spent getting more hands on experience.
I wish the care and professionalism of the instructors was consistent. They can be extremely helpful, and you can definitely learn a lot, but you have to really push to get that knowledge and I feel like you shouldn't have to work so hard to be taught. Maybe it's because this school is drowning in estrogen or maybe they are over worked, but the instructors can be catty and mean one second and the next they are trying to be your best friend. I just don't think it's too much to ask for the instructors to act like professional adults on a consistent basis.

That being said, I have had a lot of fun in cosmetology school. I have learned so much about the industry as well as about myself. I do love the set up of building upon what you learn as each phase goes on, and we do get a lot of hands on experience. I wish there was more structure though.