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Cinta Aveda Institute

305 Kearny Street [at Bush]
San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 (415) 989-4400 Work


Cosmetology Classroom

Cinta Aveda will help you unlock your creativity as you explore the latest trends and techniques in hair cutting, styling, coloring, permanent waving, and chemical restructuring.

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Silhouettes of Barbering Tools


Cinta Aveda’s Barbering Program does more than prepare you to pass the state exam. It teaches you how to run a successful business, attract and retain customers, and how to flex your creativity!

Barber cuts client's hair
Silhouettes of Makeup Tools and Brushes


Student applies makeup on woman

Makeup artistry is an integral part of our esthetics curriculum. During the 600 hour esthetics training, students learn the fundamentals of makeup application, advanced theory, and fantasy makeup. Those who desire a Master’s Degree equivalent in makeup may continue their training in the CIDESCO program.

Makeup kit in use at the Trashion Fashion Show


Spa Room at Cinta Aveda Institute

Combining theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, this course puts you on your way to a successful career in skin care.

Student works on a client in repose
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Similar to a Master’s degree in academics, the CIDESCO certification is the most prestigious diploma in Esthiology. Recognized worldwide, the CIDESCO diploma tells both prospective employers and clients that the recipient is a member of an elite group committed to the highest standards in our industry and has undergone extensive hands-on training with top instructors in the field.

CIDESCO Student with a client

Academy of Art

Both the Academy of Art and the Cinta Aveda Institute are in Downtown San Francisco. We're neighbors.

Cinta Aveda Institute partners with the Academy of Art University. Our students partner with their students for makeup and hair services on fashion shows and glamour model photo shoots.

A model on the runway at the Trashion Show in San Francisco


Located in cosmopolitan downtown San Francisco, just off Union Square, Cinta Aveda is the place to express your creativity, establish a solid professional career and discover a world of opportunities.

The Admissions Office
Katie Phillips, an admissions counselor, examines recycled heads

Katie Phillips, an admissions counselor, examines recycled heads.

The exterior of the Cinta Aveda Institute in downtown San Francisco
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Student-Run Salon & Spa

Enjoy great Aveda Salon and Spa services at amazing prices! At Cinta Aveda Institute, you can enjoy Aveda salon services at a fraction of the market cost. All student work is supervised by master instructors. Call (415) 989-4400 for an appointment.

The interior of the Salon Store at Cinta Aveda Institute Student works with a male client's hair in the Cinta Aveda Salon. Student works with a female client's hair in the Cinta Aveda Salon. Student at the Product Bar Counter

Five Diploma Programs
One Creative Career

Exciting Scholarships for Esthiology and Barbering Starting Early August!

Generous Financial Aid Programs Available for Those Who Qualify

Top Quality Salon & Spa Services at Discount Prices

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  • Comité International D’esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO) Logo
  • State of California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Logo
  • Wigs for Kids — Helping Children Look Themselves and Live Their Lives!
  • Modern Salon's Award for Excellence in Education
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