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About Douglas J Aveda Institute Royal Oak

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Next class start dates:
Cosmetology: September 5, 2017
Esthiology: September 12, 2017

Address

409 S Center St
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
Admissions: 877.311.8957
Guest Services: 248.336.5500

Programs Offered

Cosmetology
Esthiology

Service Hours

Monday: 5pm – 10pm
Tuesday-Friday: 9am – 10pm
Saturday: 9am – 4:30pm

Retail Hours

Monday: 9am – 10pm
Tuesday-Friday: 9am – 10pm
Saturday: 9am – 4:30pm

In trendy, downtown Royal Oak, the Douglas J Aveda Institute echoes the energy of the local businesses, restaurants and boutiques — both inside and out. With a beautiful two-story space that utilizes open spaces and glass walls, this location, opened in 2008, embodies the Douglas J values by creating a space where students can learn and grow, guided by an accomplished staff.

The Royal Oak Difference

Our People

Our Educators have owned salons and spas, serviced guests in high-end treatments, medical spas, managed full-service salons or worked independently owning their own suite

  • Our certified Men’s Cutting Coach, Joe, once shared his training experience with Vivienne Mackinder, International Hairdressing Leader, in the Hamptons
  • Educator and former Aveda Salon owner of 10 years, Renee, has worked with Global Artists on models gracing the runway at New York’s Fashion Week
  • Our Educator, Courtney, can share her experiences from Detroit Opera House styling stage wigs or Hair and Make Up for Rock of Fashion at DTE Energy Music Theater

Our Place

  • Our beautiful open-concept building boasts glass classrooms and natural light
  • Professional spa environment and large, 80-seat salon maximizes the learning experience
  • Three full classrooms with one utilizing glass garage doors that open, adding space and light
  • Large, two-story retail area on street level separates the school on the second floor
  • Day and evening classes offered in Cosmetology and Esthiology

What are you most proud of in your career? The opportunity to work with some of the most amazing people who saw things in me that I had yet to see and who helped cultivate those things in a loving way.

- Denitra Townsend, AFA Makeup Artist

How did you get from Douglas J to where you are today? By working long hours — night and weekends to build up a clientele and surrounding myself with talented mentors and team members. Learning happens everywhere within the salon and outside — never stop learning.

- Kelly Kim, Designer

The greatest strength was how busy the institute was, it prepared me for what a real salon was like. Also, the wonderful fully trained staff.

- Chelsea Bullard, Douglas J Aveda Institute Graduate

My days are crazy! Don’t get me wrong — I love what I do! I’m behind the chair 40 hours a week and also educating my staff, fixing the behind-the-scenes salon “stuff” and opening a second salon. It’s easy to put in a 60-hour work week plus take orders from my beautiful girls at home!

- Jared Rushow, Aveda Salon Owner and Douglas J Aveda Institute Graduate

Choosing to train with Douglas J is not just attending cosmetology school, it's the first step in building a career.

- VIRGINIA MEYER, FORMER VP OF EDUCATION, AVEDA CORPORATE CO-FOUNDERS OF REDCHOCOLATE:tm:

The Douglas J team offers a complete system of excellence and support for every student in every facet of education. From the quality of the educators, to the relationship with salon owners seeking talent, to the network of global artists affiliated with the company, everyone is completely committed to developing the student to their highest potential. We give Douglas J education system our highest endorsement.

- DAVID ADAMS, FORMER TECHNICAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, AVEDA CORPORATE

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