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.
West Des Moines Location
Aveda Institute Des Moines is located at 6905 Mills Civic Pkwy Suite 120 in the city of West Des Moines. Just around 470 students have graduated from this location over the past few years. This location offers student services in the form of career guidance for students in need of help and job placement opportunities for students after graduation. To learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting avedainstitutedesmoines.com.
Below is a listing of the programs that may be offered at Aveda Institute Des Moines. 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 (515) 224-5244.
Cosmetology (2,100 Hours)
The cosmetology program offered most often takes about fourteen months to complete and may fulfill course requirements for licensing.
- Estimated tuition and fees: $22,000*
- The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $2,500*
- 100 students completed this program in the previous reported year
- The length of the cosmetology program is usually 14 months
Learn more about cosmetology programs by visiting our cosmetology schools profile page, which includes listings and career descriptions.
Esthetician (600 Hours)
Esthetician program takes approximately five months to complete. Students that complete this program may be eligible to pursue licensing.
- Estimated tuition and fees: $9,000*
- The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $2,000*
- 22 students completed this program in the previous reported year
- The length of the esthetician program is usually 5 months
Read more and see other schools listed by checking out our esthetician schools information page.
Massage Therapy (750 Hours)
The massage therapy program offered most often takes about six months to complete and may fulfill course requirements for licensing.
- Estimated tuition and fees: $11,000*
- Cost of required supplies: $1,600*
- 18 students completed the massage therapy program last year
- Takes about 6 months to complete
Learn more about massage therapy programs by visiting our massage therapy schools profile page, which lists schools offering this program along with a career overview.
*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 cost of attendance is approximately - per year, after the grants, scholarships and other forms of aid are calculated. To calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. The cost to submit an application is $100. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact this school for more information.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
Alternate Tuition Plan Options Available
- Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||90%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||53%||$4,309|
|Receiving Student Loans||86%||$11,091|
Other Cosmetology Schools Nearby
The list of nearby cosmetology schools below offer beauty and cosmetology programs similar to Aveda Institute Des Moines. Click the links below to get a detailed profile for each school.
- Iowa School of Beauty - Des Moines in Des Moines, IA (6 miles away)
- La James International College - Johnston in Johnston, IA (8 miles away)
- American College of Hairstyling - Des Moines in Des Moines, IA (10 miles away)
- PCI Academy - Ames in Ames, IA (32 miles away)