Prepare for an exciting future in skin care and makeup with the Brown Aveda Institute

Our Esthetics curriculum provides training for skin care and color cosmetic artistry with an emphasis on using pure flower and plant essences in treatments.

Upon completion, you'll be ready to succeed as a licensed esthetician or makeup artist. 


Learn Esthetics at Brown Aveda Institute.

Learn Esthetics at Brown Aveda Institute.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

  • esthetician
  • spa owner

Gainful Employment Information

Esthetics Curriculum Overview

Your Esthetics School training encompasses three types of learning:

  • Theoretical knowledge, the foundation of your education
  • Practical experience, the application of your knowledge
  • Professional business-building skills, vital for your success

Each phase of your education will emphasize different combinations of these approaches.

What you'll Learn

Anatomy & Physiology

  • cells, tissue and organs
  • muscular system
  • nervous system
  • circulatory system
  • endocrine system
  • excretory system
  • respiratory system
  • digestive system


  • tools
  • color theory
  • different looks
  • types of applications
  • corrective makeup
  • photography makeup
  • lash application


  • Aveda product systems
  • facial treatments
  • full body waxing and sugaring
  • methods of hair removal
  • back treatments
  • spa treatments

Plant Aromaology

  • history of aromaology
  • psychology of aroma
  • therapeutic effects
  • custom testing and blending
  • methods of application

Clinic Practice

  • clinic set-up
  • sanitation
  • time management
  • daily goals


  • relaxing through massage
  • detoxification maassage for lymphatic drainage
  • reflexology
  • basic touch
  • pressure point massage
  • full body general relaxation massage

Personal/Career Development

  • Business of Being™
  • resume writing
  • interview process
  • responsibilities of employment
  • salary plans
  • benefits and insurance
  • building a business
  • client retention
  • retail strategies
  • merchandising
  • incentives
  • listening and communication
  • personal development
  • daily self motivation
  • nutrition


  • scalp and hair analysis
  • bacteriology infection control
  • safety and sanitation/sterilization
  • ingredient analysis
  • nutrition
  • AIDS and Hepatitis
  • skin disorders
  • physiognomy

State Rules and Regulations

  • Ohio laws and rules
  • safety and sanitation requirements
  • personal / career 
  • human trafficking (one hour)

Microdermabrasion System

Brown Aveda Institute is certified to teach Microdermabrasion in our Esthetics Program. This is a non-invasive, exfoliation of the skin with specialized equipment. Students will only be certified upon completion of the course & passing the State Board Exam.

Interested in enrolling in the Esthetics program?

Request information here.