Meet our Director

Meet our Director

We’re thrilled to announce and introduce our new Aveda Institute Madison Director, Odette.

Odette is a well-season Madison local so we asked her to share a little about herself–best ice cream in Madison anyone?–plus a new extra fun facts.

Welcome Odette!


What are your top 3 can’t-live-without Aveda Products?

  1. Brilliant™ Medium Hold Hair Spray — Flexible hold that helps tp keep my natural waves smooth and polished. 
  2. Shampure Shampoo & Conditioner — Especially when I am traveling, Shampure is a consistent cleanse & conditions well even in the hardest water. The signature aroma reminds me to breathe deeply to open up my thoughts.
  3. Beautifying Composition Oil — Multi-purpose to moisturize (especially elbows), part of the finishing ritual of haircare for shine, and beautiful aroma to inspire.

What do you love about the Aveda Mission Statement…What sentence really speaks to you?

“…to care for the world we live in…” This sit he anchor; the foundation of leadership.


Favorite secret spot in Madison that “nobody” knows about?

La Michoacana Homemade Ice Cream on Odana Road.

What about working in education inspires you?

Seeing the transformation of the students as eager learners to professionals who share their best practices with one another.

When you’re not at Aveda Madison, where can we find you? Running? Eating? Handstand-ing?

I enjoy time with my family: James & Melissa and my dog Oswald. It’s fun for me to mow my lawn as a way to meditate, as I enjoy the scent of freshly cut grass.


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