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Reviews 17 total reviews with an average rating of 4.6

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Once you get the hang of the procedure and the structure of the school you will love it! How the environment is will make you feel so good. Once you think of one negative thought everything will turn into bad thoughts! Wake up in the morning and tell yourself you will change one person's day, at least one! Make sure to think of how you feel at the end of the day! Trust me, I am a negative person overall and I hate a lot of things..well did. This school changed me technically and physically and emotionally!

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5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Any accommodation or need I have, I know they are willing to listen to and work with in whatever way they can.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: It's hard work and long hours but it's fun and exciting.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: The people who work here, genuinely love what they do and that is clear when you meet them. They are open and honest and always wiling to help. They will go out of their way to make sure you feel secure, loved, and taken care of. It's amazing.

5 College Junior

Student Body: You cannot be a jerk and survive here. This school pushes you to be the most amazing, genuine person you can be. It's amazing.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: Everyone is so welcoming and loving. I feel happy and loved just by being here.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: I love this school, the students, and the faculty. I'm proud to be a part of it!

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love Aveda now way more than I even did when I first started. I guess I must have drank the tea :)

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: The school goes out of it's way to host a career fair, and they also maintain a website for alumni who might be looking for employment. It seems as if many of the high end salon/spas in the greater Seattle area hire students directly after graduating. It is also a big plus that the Gary Manuel Aveda Salon/Studio owners hire graduating students right out of school in extended training programs, where more education is offered, but new stylists are paid an hourly wage.

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5 College Senior

Academic Experience: I toured many other area cosmetology schools, but found that GM Aveda was pretty top notch and the vibe is great. We are always packed with people since we're in a super edgy part of town with a lot of foot traffic. It is a great area to go to school and to meet new people. Many students catch the bus/ferry/other transit to school so it's great that the school is in a pedestrian friendly area, lots of crosswalks. Horrible parking, so you may not want to drive.

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4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: It is fairly easy to know what is expected, but there has been a tiny bit of disorganization as far as grades not being input in a timely fashion. In fairness, this was due to a new system the school instituted during the summer. By all accounts, this is a nonissue at this point. The school cannot really be flexible, as it is a hours program that the state regulates... it would be nice to have more chances to make up lost hours though.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: The school has a fantastic aesthetic with a very modern vibe. There is always music playing on the salon floor, nothing is ever broken or in disrepair, and the classrooms all have counters and mirrors conducive to setting up our mannequins during our classroom lessons. We have great tools, a great curriculum that includes both Aveda and Milady textbooks, color charts, dvds, among a few other learning gadgets. The only thing I would change is the no refrigerator for students to store food. This forces many students to eat out, on the upside this does stimulate the economy in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The learning leaders we have out on the floor are excellent and experienced stylists whom most of us really look up to. The instructors are personable and outgoing, the Mon-Wed Earth Phase teacher is simply phenomenal at her job, the Water phase instructor is hilarious and often stays late to see to her student's progress. Most of us are really excited to be a part of Aveda's Mission, there is a general sense of community among the students and there are no outsiders -it's a friendly group.

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5 College Senior

Campus Resources: We have fast internet, great for the people who come in for services and in case we need to look things up.

5 College Senior

Career Services: The school has done a great job networking in the city of Seattle and surrounding areas, so there is a high demand for graduates. Local Aveda salons and studio hire from within the school, which is great for morale.

2 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: It is fairly high priced and most of us have taken out loans or had our parents take out loans for us to attend. I wish there were more opportunities for cosmetology students to earn scholarships.

4 College Senior

Student Body: The students here are mostly really nice, but like anywhere else there are a few snotty ones, especially in the phases closest to graduating. It is as if some of them really believe they are "seniors" and the rest of us are freshman in high school, despite the fact that we are all adults. Most students come here to learn and are happy to to be here.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Staff Is Very Supportive – I'm only in the beginning stages of being at the school, but the staff is all about getting back to you in a timely way and helping with whatever you need.


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