Cinta Aveda Institute , San Francisco

305 Kearny Street [at Bush]
San Francisco, CA 94108

+1 (415) 989-4400 main

+1 (415) 496-4787 admissions—call or text

Cinta Aveda Institute , San Jose

111 West St. John Street
San Jose, CA 95113

main +1 (408) 648-2555

admissions—call or text +1 (408) 549-1465

Advanced Education

The Beauty Industry moves fast. Practitioners need to keep abreast of new techniques and skills to stay up-to-date. There’s always something new to learn!

Cinta Aveda Institute offers advanced education classes—usually one-day events—for our students, alumni, and other licensed professionals.

Some 2019 events:

  • Sunday April 7, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Against the Grain Michael Pavlick

    Understanding the difference of working with or against the grain. Learn new approaches with a detachable bladed clipper. Blending short clipper work without guards. Learn when to choose a blade or guard verses free hand techniques. Knowing where to place or remove weight on the head. Being efficient with blending out the parietal ridge.
  • Sunday April 7, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Hair Color Systems

    Step inside the world of Aveda Hair Color, and discover the distinct methods and techniques that make it outshine the competition. Join Aveda’s coloring pros for an introductory workshop that will boost your confidence in formulating, mixing and applying different Aveda Hair Color categories. This course will increase your grasp of hair color fundamentals and explore the wide range of possibilities Aveda Hair Color offers. After hands-on practice and expert coaching, you’ll be motivated to transform your guests’ hair with vibrant color and expand your career as an Aveda colorist.
  • Sunday April 14, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Hair Color Solutions

    What to do when you encounter a tough hair color challenge? Tackle it confidently with Aveda’s proven color change techniques. From pre-treatments and post-treatments to performing color change applications, this course will guide you through Aveda’s step-by-step solutions for overcoming common hair color challenges. Work with Aveda’s expert colorists to decipher which technique to use, and gain the hands-on practice you need to create the perfect hue for your guest—no matter what challenges you encounter along the way.
  • Sunday April 28, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Full Spectrum Deep™ Systems + Fusion

    Every hair colorist has their own creative process to achieve distinctly beautiful results. In this full-day course, you’ll expand your creativity with color by using every tool, technique and component available to you. From using Full Spectrum Deep™ to intermixing color components, you’ll learn new ways to achieve new results. Get ready to mix up your creative process and use the entire range of Aveda Hair Color to create unlimited color possibilities—from blondes to brunettes and everything in between.
  • Sunday May 12, 2019, 10am – 4pm San Francisco

    Worldhood Color Michael Black

    Living in a world of global trends, we are all exposed to the same things; however, we all interpret them differently and make them our own. Unleash your creativity and understand how to take global trends and make them locally relevant, while customizing them to each guest’s color goals. Learn how to personalize color trends to each guest, bringing out their individual beauty. You’ll learn to embellish each look to make it your own.
  • Sunday May 19, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    La Blondes Alberto Levy

    “Our best times are blonde moments, especially when they’re in LA”! It’s true, blondes do tend to have more fun! Why not have an arsenal of blonding techniques and options to transition your blondes and brondes into the bombshells they’ve always wanted to be? Revisit traditional highlighting techniques and learn how to meld them with today’s trends, all while exploring various blonding options within the Aveda Color World. Build on your current foil placements as we transition from subtle and blended Balayage to allover and enlightened blondes. Decide when you need to slice and baby light, how to incorporate a shadow root and when to blend your foils with a sweeping technique. As a colorist in the world today, don’t you want to make sure your clients are having the most fun?

Guest Speakers

Cinta Aveda Institute seeks to bring guests in to speak to students. Some of the past speakers have included the following:

  • Liliana Aranda LE Cmld Faces by Liliana

    Liliana is a business owner and oncology esthetician, as well as a Cinta Aveda Institute alumni.

  • Megan Tandberg Borboleta Beauty

    Borboleta Beauty is an international eyelash extension company. It is Aveda mission aligned, and woman owned and operated.

  • Fanny Clavier

    An Ayurvedic practitioner and esthetician, Fanny Clavier is a Cinta Aveda Institute alumni.

  • Mark Donovan Broderick Consulting Ridgefield, Connecticut

    Mark is an economist, financial guru, and a passionate coach. Throughout Mark Donovan’s twenty year career, he’s turned salons and spas into healthy, profitable companies. An authority on salon and spa finance, he’s earned a reputation for inventive compensation plans, training tactics, and salon growth formulas.

    Mark travels to salons and spas nationwide bringing a level of dedicated coaching and sophisticated systens development unmatched in the industry. Based in New England, Mark serves as President of Broderick Consulting, as well as the Director of Finance for the Adam Broderick Salon and Spa in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

  • Ray Civello Collega International Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Ray Civello has been a leader and visionary in the fashion, beauty and wellness industry in Canada for over three decades. Combining creative skill and keen business sensibilities, Civello is a successful entrepreneur, coveted international educator, platform artist, editorial stylist and inspired public speaker.

    Civello began his career as a well-respected and sought after editorial hairstylist in North America and Europe. With this experience he founded his first business Civello Inc. in 1985, which has grown to four successful Civello salons today. In 1994, Civello established Collega International, which is the only national distributor for Aveda products in Canada and the parent company of five Aveda Institute and Academy Salons nationwide, and 15 Aveda retail stores.

    Civello’s entrepreneurial spirit and visionary leadership has driven the growth of each of his companies. His philosophy on the “art of business” combines beauty, wellness and an unfailing commitment to environmental leadership and responsibility. He is passionate about education and continuous learning and has subsequently successfully impacted the next generation of salon professionals.

  • Karie Bennett Atelier Salon and Spa San Jose, California

    Karie has a career that is close to the thirty year mark and shows no signs of slowing. Blending her Sassoon training with private education with such industry icons as Yosh, Trevor Sorbie, and Louis Licari, as well as leadership and business mentorship, Bennett is recognized as a leader in the salon industry. Atelier SalonSpa, the Bay Area’s flagship Aveda lifestyle salon/spa is frequently awarded top honors from the Aveda Corporation, and has been the recipient of numerous awards from industry organizations.

    As an educator for Logics International, a division of Clairol Professional, Bennett taught in-salon hair color classes, demonstrated new color collections on stage at hair shows, and has also been a requested favorite for Aveda fashion shows, such as the Edun clothing launches at Nordstrom, and Eco-Chic. More recently, Bennett was the platform artist for the Mini Pro Show, held in the Bay Area.

    Since the successful opening of Atelier Lifestyle SalonSpa in 2002 at Santana Row, Bennett has found that the team atmosphere at Atelier inspires creativity, generates positive energy and brings the Aveda experience to a more authentic level for the client. These experiences have helped her develop a comprehensive advanced Protege program to hone the skills of up-and-coming new stylists, as well as train her top artists to be outstanding industry mentors.

  • Flore Morton Academy of Art San Francisco, California

    Flore Morton started to give lectures about fashion photo shoot production and the importance of self promotion at the Cinta Aveda Institute in 2010.

    She studied Fashion Design in Paris while working behind the scenes of the fashion week. She joined Hermes women ready to wear as Martin Margiela’s design assistant after her graduation, then assisted Jean-Paul Gaultier for a year, designing the accessories for the show. She learned there the essentials of designing, styling, casting and fitting.

    She moved in 2004 to San Francisco, freelancing as a fashion designer and costume designer. She joined in 2006 the Academy of Art University as a fashion design, fashion styling and fashion photography Instructor.

  • John Ryan Festoon Salon San Francisco & Berkeley, California

Speakers from Other High-End Salons and Organizations

  • European Wax Center 868 Locations Nationwide

  • Gina Khan Salon San Francisco, California

  • Elixir Salon Berkeley, California

  • Sole Salon Emeryville, California

  • Salon Amour Walnut Creek, California

  • M.A.C. Cosmetics New York, New York