If you have a passion for nail art and maintenance, then turn your passion into a career at Aveda Institute Madison.

At Aveda Institute Madison, our manicuring program will teach you the skills you need to be a professional nail designer to launch your career.


Our manicuring program goes deeper than just creating a fun design and a stellar nail. Our curriculum focuses on the care, maintenance and creation of amazing nails, in addition, we include training and focuses that are meant to help you build toward your success.

This 300-hour course can be completed in as little as approximately 15 weeks. This means that with hard work, passion, and dedication, you can reach your goals faster and take that next step to a vibrant career.

Even past your graduation, as a manicurist we’re there for you. We offer continuing education opportunities and additional certifications to all of students, helping them build the well-rounded future in the beauty industry that you have always wanted.

At The Institute of Beauty and Wellness we strive to support you through every step of your journey.


At The Institute of Beauty and Wellness we have taken the skills and education you want to build your future and created a curriculum to assist you in making that happen. Filled with Aveda rituals, you could gain the skills that the top salons and spas are looking for.

Many of the fundamentals you can learn as a student include:

  • Nail Care
  • Caring for the Skin
  • Healthy Nail Maintenance
  • Acrylic and Gel Nail Enhancement
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Nail Art and Design
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Customer Skills
  • Business Marketing and Management
  • Living Aveda philosophies and techniques

We are dedicated to our students’ success and to keeping our curriculum and training in demand and relevant for today’s demanding beauty industry.

Thanks to the student spa clinic area, our students are able to hone their skills in an environment similar to what they will be working on after graduation. With access to Aveda brand products and professional quality tools, our students gain an education that focuses on mind, body, and spirit.

  • Small Student-to-Instructor Ratio provides individualized training.
  • We are committed to technology as part of our mission in educational excellence. Learn more, here.
  • Student Leadership Council meets monthly to provide business and management skill training.
  • Student Assemblies provide monthly recognition and communication to students, showing the value of positive team meetings.
  • Multiple Career Fairs introduce you to prospective employers and allow you to gain confidence interviewing with salons and spas while still in school.
  • Student Fashion Shows provide you with the opportunity to exercise creativity in makeup, hair, choreography, fashion design, teamwork and community awareness.
  • Photo Shoots provide you with the opportunity to learn photographic hair and makeup techniques.
  • An Advisory Board of Industry Leaders annually review the school’s curriculum and offerings.
  • The Education Fund provides you with the opportunity to learn demonstrated skills from Aveda Global experts, as well as nationally recognized industry leaders.

AIM is more than a beauty school, it’s a family. I was pushed to be the best that I could be every day and due to my teachers commitment to me, I left feeling confident and ready to succeed! Cosmetology Graduate, Becca

My experience at AIM was more than learning how to cut and color hair. It was learning about personal growth, leadership, passion and caring for the world we live in. Thank you Aveda Institute Madison. Cosmetology Graduate, Shannon


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Our online curriculum system, called LearnAveda, is filled with training options and updates that can see you through graduation. When you enroll at the Aveda Institute Madison you will receive your very own iPad to access this amazing platform as well as access to help your skill stay fine-tuned and in demand. We strive to be environmentally conscious and digital learning helps reduce the use of paper and other materials.


The Institute campus is in the heart of the city, nestled among museums, shopping, restaurants, outdoor venues, nightlife and near the UW Madison campus.


We utilize an educational methodology that is unique to The Institute of Beauty and Wellness. We feature a module program that assists you in mastering the practical skill in our Aveda Clinic Lab as you are learning the theory and lecture element of each milestone. When incorporated with our smaller class sizes, this type of module program can allow you to hone your skills faster than you would have believed possible.

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