Test Your Knowledge: Is This Barbering or Cosmetology?

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Test Your Knowledge: Is This Barbering or Cosmetology?

Cosmetologists and barbers are often confused in their professions. However, they are two different professions, and they are two totally different licenses in Wisconsin. Do you think you can spot the difference between a cosmetology or barbering education? We dare you to try!

What Does Our Cosmetology Program Offer?

Our cosmetology program offers all kinds of different beauty skills that you may need for your future as a cosmetologist. Hairstyling and cutting, caring for nail and makeup, and esthiology are just some of the useful skills you can learn here. We want to balance our students’ education with practical skills and give them the opportunity to work in our student salon*. This can help you develop the current trends in women’s and men’s hair while creating your own unique style. To help our students feel connected to the beauty community, we bring in guest speakers to talk with our future cosmetologists. Our small class size means you never have to feel like you’re just a number in our program. We want you to feel like you’re a part of our Aveda family!

What Does Our Cosmetology Program Look Like?

At Aveda Madison Institute our students spend a total of 1,600 hours in our cosmetology program. Our students spend 563 hours learning about beauty techniques in a classroom and the remaining 1,037 hours in our student salon* developing their practical skills. Our emphasis on practical skills can help our students feel confident when they begin their careers.
We understand that our students are busy and that’s why we offer flexible schedules to make sure everyone has the chance to pursue their dreams. We offer Monday-Wednesday programs that can be completed in as little as 54 weeks. There are also classes from Tuesday-Saturday that can be completed in as little as 47 weeks for anyone who wants to finish earlier. We want every student to find a time that will work best for them. We offer financial aid to those who qualify.

What Does Our Barbering Program Offer

Our barbering program takes our students beyond men’s cuts and teaches many more skills tailored for men’s hair care. At our barbering program students can learn shaving, grooming, hair coloring and styling, and many more specialized skills. We offer guest lectures and demonstrations to help our students learn the basics. In our student salon* students can work with real guests, giving our students the confidence they need when they graduate and enter the working world.

What Does Our Barbering Program Look Like?

We want to ensure that our students with a busy schedule can finish our barbering program in a manageable amount of time. Our barbering program is a 49 week program from just Thursday-Saturday. We offer financial aid to those who qualify.

What Was Your Result?

Whether you’re more inclined for cosmetology or barbering, Aveda Institute Madison can help you begin the process of finding your new dream job. Click here to begin the enrollment process!

If you got cosmetology, click here to learn more about our cosmetology program!
If you got barbering, click here to learn more about our barbering program!

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.


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