Education Events

Some Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday June 9, 2019, 10am – 2pm San Francisco

    Aveda Ambassador Round Table

    Join us for this exclusive and complimentary in-person training for our Aveda Ambassadors!

    This Spring we are going to focus on engaging your teams around Aveda Services and upping your Social Media game. Please come prepared to share! We also invite you to post any photos or videos on the Ambassador Forum under the “Ambassador Round Table” topic of you engaging with your team for a chance to be featured in the upcoming Round Table. Please include a short bio of your pic.

    There are some pre-requisites listed on Pure Pro.

  • Sunday August 4, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Hair Color Magic: Technical Color Correction

    This course addresses the Technical Confidence and Approach to Color Correction/Change that happens in our salons daily.

    With ever-changing trends and the need to create revenue for the “in between” 10—12 week appointment; this class delivers tools to help build confidence and teaches fresh approaches to different Color Correction/Change scenarios.

  • Sunday August 4, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Professional Skincare Foundations

    Get to know Aveda Spa, from the Glow Bar to Pro Bar.

    Aveda spas are centers of transformation that combine the best spa experience in the industry with the advanced-performance results guests want. Created for estheticians who are new to Aveda, this class covers the foundations of becoming a successful Aveda skin care professional. You’ll learn about Aveda retail facial skin care, retail body care, and professional skin care lines, as well as Aveda’s fundamental approach to spa, facial design theory, and menus. Our hands-on, esthetician-focused product knowledge unit starts with the Glow Bar (experienced on the face) and goes to the Pro Bar (experienced on the hand and arms).

  • Sunday August 11, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Pure Foiling

    Think of highlights as hair’s perfect accessory—they accentuate the best in every guest. This course will get you started with the foundational sectioning and dimensional foil techniques you need to create beautiful highlights ranging from bold ribbons to subtle radiance. Learn how Aveda’s signature application techniques enable you to create seamless, multidimensional hair color looks for every guest. You’ll be inspired to perfect your foiling skills through expert demonstrations and a hands-on workshop that will uncover the endless possibilities of this popular hair color service.
  • Sunday August 25, 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 August 25, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Adult Learning and Facilitation Skills

    Be the best mentor, educator, trainer or facilitator that you can be with proven tools and training techniques. Explore the different ways people learn and how best to speak to all of them. After learning your new skills, you’ll practice them on the spot with a five-minute presentation applying what you learned in class. At the end of the class, you’ll leave with a new teaching toolbox and even a little experience under your belt.
  • Sunday September 8, 2019, 11am – 3pm San Francisco

    Aveda Ambassador Round Table

    Summer is finally here and we are gearing up for our next session of Ambassador Round Tables! These exciting events are created just for our Ambassadors and are an exclusive opportunity to socialize, share best practices and grow your professional skill set.

    This season we want you to come prepared to share what you do to engage your team around new product launches, promotions and product focuses. Do you host huddles? Speak at salon meetings? We want to hear all about it!

  • Sunday September 15, 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 September 15, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Momentum - Men’s Haircutting

    Do it Fast. Do it Right. Every Time. These are the keys to growing your men’s business. The technical theory is simple, but in order to build and maintain a large male clientele, you need to increase your speed without lessening the quality of your cuts. The confidence you will gain in this course will give you the momentum needed to grow your men’s business to the next level!
  • Sunday October 6, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Decipher Haircutting

    Crack the code of shapes that may challenge you. You may have mastered many haircuts over the years, but once in a while a cut comes along that’s more of a puzzle you need to solve. This class will leave you with the confidence and knowledge to decipher any haircut that is put in front of you, and recreate it on your guest according to their hair texture, type, and head shape.
  • Sunday October 20, 2019, 11am – 3pm San Francisco

    Aveda Ambassador Round Table

    Are you looking for additional learning opportunities so that you can be a stronger Ambassador? Are you looking to learn from other Ambassadors? Then, join us for our next quarterly Ambassador Roundtable where we will focus on strategies to help animate key product focuses in your salons, strengthen key professional skills and best practice share with other Ambassadors!

  • Sunday October 27, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Full Spectrum Deep™ Systems + Fusion

    Expand your creativity with color. 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 November 3, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Limitless - Hair Color

    With Aveda color, your options are only limited to your imagination. Step outside your box, and unlock the true potential of Aveda’s limitless color portfolio. Experience an in-depth look at Aveda color, including Full Spectrum Demi +™, Full Spectrum Deep™, Full Spectrum™ Permanent, and Pastel Blonde. Learn how to formulate custom color that will please every guest, every time, no matter which formula you choose.
  • Sunday November 10, 2019, 10am – 1pm San Francisco

    Autumn/Winter 2019 Color Trends: Look-And-Learn

    Jump into a new season of vibrant color: learn some of the top autumn/winter hair color trends featuring Full Spectrum Vibrants™ Semi-Permanent Treatment Hair Color. Learn all about Aveda’s Full Spectrum Vibrants™ and how to integrate them into Autumn/Winter hair color trends with a demonstration of looks from the new collection. You’ll come away inspired and ready to begin a new conversation with your guests that results in hair color that showcases their most vibrant selves.
  • Sunday November 10, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Autumn/Winter 2019 Color Trends: Hands-on Workshop

    Jump into a new season of vibrant color: learn some of the top autumn/winter hair color trends featuring Full Spectrum Vibrants™ Semi-Permanent Treatment Hair Color. In this hands-on class, you will learn about Aveda’s exciting new Full Spectrum Vibrants™ and how to integrate them into Autumn/Winter hair color trends. Learn the looks from the new collection and in the afternoon recreate one of the looks of your choosing. You’ll come away inspired and ready to begin a new conversation with your guests that results in hair color that showcases their most vibrant selves.
  • Sunday December 1, 2019, 10am – 5pm San Francisco

    Holiday Makeup Trends

    Let the sparkle of the holidays be your muse, and get inspired by the season’s most festive makeup colors and trends. Whether your guest is headed to an office party or a family gathering, you’ll be able to create a show-stopping look perfect for the occasion and will keep them feeling merry and bright.

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