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The aveda institute of Los Angeles offers a unique learning environment in cosmetology through hands-on, real-world experience. aveda, located in westwood, california, inspires students to exceed expectation and seek lifelong learning beyond the traditional classroom. Aveda promotes the concept that education encompasses more than learning basic technical skills. Our cosmetology curriculum is specifically designed to prepare beauty school students for the state licensing examination and allow them to learn the technical, personal and business skills necessary to work in a professional salon environment.

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Aveda Institute Los Angeles Hosts Horst Rechelbacher Memorial Scholarship Competition

Calling all prospective students!!

We’re so excited to announce the 1st annual Horst Rechelbacher Memorial Scholarship in honor of Aveda founder and beauty industry pioneer, Horst Rechelbacher (1941-2014).

The winner of the first ever Horst Rechelbacher Memorial Scholarship will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship toward their education in our cosmetology program at the Aveda Institute Los Angeles!

Contest participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their natural talent by styling hair and applying makeup to a model of their choice at a competition held on August 12th, 2014.

Are you interested in winning $10,000 toward your cosmetology education at the Aveda Institute Los Angeles? Here are the details:

  • Contest on August 12th at 12:00pm
  • Bring your own model and styling tools
  • Aveda hair styling products and makeup will be provided
  • Panel of beauty industry professionals will oversee and judge the contest
  • All Participants must have attended a Career Planning Session with one of our Admissions Representatives by Monday August 11, 2014. To schedule an appointment please call 310-209-2000 ext.1721
  • All participants must submit an application & an essay explaining what winning this competition would mean to you and your future in the beauty industry by August 11, 2014

For more information about the Aveda Institute Los Angeles’s Horst Rechelbacher Memorial Scholarship, please visit:

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Aveda Wins Awards at NAHA 2014

Aveda stylist, Chris Rushton, accepts the award for Newcomer Stylist of the Year

Aveda stylist, Chris Rushton, accepts the award for Newcomer Stylist of the Year

At the 2014 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), the leading photographic hairstyling and beauty competition in North America, Aveda artists represented with Aveda stylist Chris Rushton bringing home the award for Newcomer Stylist of the Year. The Van Michael Salon in Atlanta, an Aveda Concept Salon, also won Salon Team of the Year award.

A stylist at Aveda Lifestyle Salon Logan in Washington D.C., Chris was overjoyed with receiving his award, “This whole experience has been incredible and I am truly honored for this win. I always believe that fortune favors the brave and to succeed you must put in the work and I did that with this collection. I pushed myself so hard and took a huge risk and it paid off.”

With excellence in education a priority at Aveda, Chris is a clear example of Aveda’s commitment to nurturing new talent through first-class education. Rushton graduated from Aveda Institute in Washington, D.C. He added, “I’m so grateful I went to an Aveda Institute right from the beginning of my career because it was so right for me, truly growing me from my roots as an artist and dedicated worker. Aveda not only cares about the world we live in, but for all of their stylists as well, it is truly a loving and loyal family.”

Aveda Concept Salon Van Michael Salon of Atlanta, Georgia won the Salon Team of the Year award. Just prior to their win, the team presented a nine-model runway show titled Gothloli that combined the style of Japanese anime and the film, Lolita. Looks seen on the models included short textured looks, geometric shapes and hair pieces with bold shaved segments. The Van Michael Salon team also included a specially created anime cartoon of all the model looks that played in tandem with the presentation.

Gothloli runway show presented by Van Michael Salon

Gothloli runway show presented by Van Michael Salon

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Enlightenment 2 at the Aveda Institute

We’re so excited to announce that we now have a student blogger that will be guest blogging throughout the duration of her educational experience at the Aveda Institute. Today, we’re introducing you to Aveda Institute student, Nikole Miranda:

I’m so excited to be in E2 (beginner phase 2) at the Aveda Institute!! E2 means real color, more in-depth haircuts and moving one step closer to my dreams.

The Aveda Institute family is AWESOME!! They make being here at school enjoyable and easy to learn. I know that choosing to attend the Aveda Institute was the best decision I could make!

I am looking forward to learning more and becoming the best artist I can be. Below, you can check out some of the cool stuff I’ve been working on!

Much Love,


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Beauty Bloggers Share Experience with Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight

Since 2010, blogger and YouTube sensation Rachel Martino has been sharing her favorite beauty products and fashion finds to a dedicated fan base through and her YouTube channel RachMartino.

Recently Aveda invited Rachel to the Aveda Academy in New York City to meet with three other Beauty YouTubers as well as Tippi Shorter, Aveda Global Artistic Director for Textured Hair, to talk about new Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight. Each Beauty YouTuber was able to see first-hand what Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight can do for their own locks as Tippi treated each girl to her own Naturally Straight experience.

Here’s what Rachel had to say about her Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight experience: “I’m a big fan of Aveda already so I was really excited and I was interested to see what the product would do for my hair texture because I have wavy hair that sometimes get frizzy. I thought the end results were great! The product smells great and I didn’t feel like I was putting harmful ingredients in my hair. I loved the way my hair looked and it kept it totally straight until I washed it again.”

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Aveda Summer Trend Report: Stella McCartney Resort 2015

AvedaBlogPic2Aveda Guest Artist, Frank Rizzieri, created “soft, simple 1970′s style waves,” for the recent Stella McCartney Resort 2015 presentation held at Elizabeth Street Garden in New York City. The 2015 resort collection was inspired by Stella’s mother, Linda McCartney.

“To create a barrier against humidity and to fight frizz, I first applied new Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight creme to the models’ hair,” said Rizzieri. “We then added a little texture with Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep and blew it in with a diffuser. After creating a gentle center part, I tucked hair behind the ears and added a barely-there wave to the ends. Finally, I tousled the hair with Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil for extra shine.”

Here’s how to get the look with 3 products and 5 easy steps:

1) Dampen and divide hair into a top and bottom section. Apply Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight creme to the bottom section first to set the foundation for a beautiful frizz-free straight style. Repeat the application on top action and blow dry with a diffuser.

2) To add texture to the hair before style, spray Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep all over.

3) Blast again with the diffuser, and create a gentle center part using a wide tooth comb. Tuck hair behind both ears, away from the face.

4) Using a 1 1/2 inch double barrel curling iron, wrap ends of hair around barrel to create loose bends and waves all over.

5) Finish off the look by gently running Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil through hair for added shine. Tousle for a natural feel.

Aveda PRO-TIP: For smoother, softer hair incorporate Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner into hair care routine.






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