O'Briens Aveda Institute

O’Briens Aveda Institute

400 Cornerstone Dr 220, Williston, Vermont 05495


  • College Type: < 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 45
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 63%
  • Website: www.obriensavedainstitute.org

O’Brien’s Aveda Institute is a beauty school located in South Burlington, Vermont. Established in 1981, it is one of the leading beauty schools in the region.

O’Brien’s Aveda Institute offers a range of programs in cosmetology, esthetics, and barbering, which are all designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the beauty industry.

The institute’s cosmetology program covers a range of topics including haircutting, hair styling, hair coloring, and chemical services. Students in this program also learn about skin care, makeup application, and nail care. The program is designed to prepare students for the Vermont State Board of Cosmetology licensing exam, which is required to work as a cosmetologist in the state.

The esthetics program at O’Brien’s Aveda Institute focuses on skin care and makeup application. Students in this program learn about skin analysis, facial treatments, body treatments, hair removal, and makeup application. The program is designed to prepare students for the Vermont State Board of Cosmetology licensing exam for estheticians.

The barbering program at O’Brien’s Aveda Institute focuses on hair cutting, styling, and grooming for men. Students in this program learn about hair cutting techniques, facial hair grooming, and scalp treatments. The program is designed to prepare students for the Vermont State Board of Barbering licensing exam.

All of the programs at O’Brien’s Aveda Institute are taught by experienced instructors who are licensed in their respective fields. The instructors provide hands-on training and individualized attention to the students so as to enable them develop the necessary skills to succeed in the beauty industry.

O’Brien’s Aveda Institute also offers a range of salon and spa services to the public. These services include haircuts, hair coloring, facials, massages, and waxing. The salon and spa services are provided by students under the supervision of licensed instructors, providing students with real-world experience in a professional setting.

The institute uses Aveda products, which are made with natural and organic ingredients and packaged using environmentally friendly materials. The institute also has a recycling program and a composting program to reduce waste.

O’Brien’s Aveda Institute is an excellent choice for students who are passionate about the beauty industry and want to learn the skills and knowledge needed to build a successful career in this field.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:45
Undergraduate enrollment:45
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      Black or African American:2.2%
      Two or more races:2.2%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Certificate Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate

Programs Offered

  • Cosmetology
  • Barbering & Barber Crossover
  • Esthetics
  • Nail Technology
  • Massage Therapy


 Program prices for full-time students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$13,000 $15,750 $15,950 
    Books and supplies$2,975 $2,675 $2,650 
      Room and board$11,591 $7,004 $7,004 
      Other expenses$5,033 $4,232 $4,232 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$8,514 $3,465 $3,465

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