Programs Offered

Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics / Massage Therapy

Recent Reviews

Marguerite G.
7/6/2024 via Yelp
via Yelp

nick or nickolas chicago school is so excellent with color. i have been coming to douglas j even befor it was douglas... decades every 3 weeks nick is...

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James Hart
6/22/2024 via Google
via Google

I recently broke my hip, and the staff today was beyond helpful! Thank you to everyone there for stepping in and helping me out. It was another great experience. I love coming here because it gives a chance for the students to get experience as well as allowing me to get a great haircut.

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Susan Kel
6/20/2024 via Google
via Google

A top notch experience. The woman who gave me my facial was knowledgeable, caring and skilled. From the foot bath, to the facial massage and various masks and serums, I received A+ service. I can’t wait to return.

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Editor's Description

Google reviews for those who received student services at Douglas J Aveda Institute average 4.5 stars, and many share a common theme: Clients are sad their student stylists are graduating and moving on. Marci Messina even refers to her stylist, Alejandra, as a "hairgician," saying, "She graduates soon, so make an appointment NOW!" Is there a higher compliment for a cosmetologist-in-training?

The school's Chicago branch focuses on career preparedness in cosmetology and esthiology, beginning with introductory classes and ending with immersion in salon life and exam preparation. They don't make you wait until the last moment to work with clients-you practice on guests throughout much of your program.

The school was one of the first to recognize technology is becoming increasingly important in the beauty field. So, they give every student an iPad to do coursework on. They also provide ring lights and backdrops to make portfolios pop and help learners navigate social media self-branding.


Douglas J Aveda Institute - Chicago offers the following programs:

Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics / Massage Therapy


Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 11 months
Program Tuition $21,850


Program Length 750 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $15,900


Program Length 1,800 hours
Average Completion N/A
Program Tuition N/A

Massage Therapy

Program Length 625 hours
Average Completion N/A
Program Tuition N/A

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.


To apply to this school, there is a $100 application fee.

Financial Aid

35% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $5,201 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

95% Female, 5% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

50% White, 10% Hispanic / Latino, 21% African American, 1% Asian American, 1% American Indian, 1% Hawaiian / Pacific, 13% Two or More, 3% Unknown

117 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 06/03/2024

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