Aveda Institute Denver (AID)

700 16th Street, Denver, CO

Aveda is a company founded in 1978 by Horst Rechelbacher after a trip to India allowed him to outline his idea for products and services that would define the Aveda name. Currently the company is owned by Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. though it operates as a separate entity. The Aveda Institutes are a collection of fifty nine locations globally that provide education and training in cosmetology and esthetics.  The company also prides itself on its environmental awareness and dedication making the world a better place.

Aveda Institutes are also spas and salons, which allows student who choose to attend to experience multiple aspects of business beyond the tradition skin and hair care education. Aveda’s approach to education involves preparing students for the real world, taking on the roles necessary to understand and succeed in the beauty business. In addition graduates may find employment opportunities through an Aveda spa or salon, providing job security and potential growth. 

Denver Location

The Denver branch of Aveda Institutes is located at 700 16th Street. Around 980 students have graduated from this campus in the last several years. This campus provides student services in the form of career counseling for students in need of assistance and job placement opportunities for students after graduation. Students may learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting

Programs Offered

The list below shows all the programs that may be offered at Aveda Institute Denver. Actual programs may differ from the list below, to get an official list of programs offered please visit the school's website or by phone at 30356813.

The cosmetology program offered usually takes about seventeen months to complete and may satisfy education requirements for licensing.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $20,000*
  • The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $2,700*
  • 196 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The length of the cosmetology program is usually 17 months

Learn more about cosmetology programs by visiting our cosmetology schools profile page, which lists schools offering this program along with a career overview.

The esthetician programs listed below are broken down by the number of contact hours offered.

600 Contact Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $9,000 per year*
  • Cost of required supplies: $1,900*
  • Takes about 6 months to complete

1,200 Contact Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $13,000 per year*
  • Cost of required supplies: $2,700*
  • Takes about 12 months to complete

The massage therapy program takes about six months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $9,000*
  • Cost of required supplies: $1,900*
  • 7 students completed the massage therapy program last year
  • Takes about 6 months to complete

Get more information about massage therapy and see other schools listed by going to our massage therapy schools page.

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.

**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The overall cost students will pay at Aveda Institute Denver is approximately - after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at AID, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid74%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships49%$4,448
Receiving Student Loans73%$7,011

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