O'Briens Aveda Institute

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October 16, 2018

This course of study is a full 1000 clock hour barbering course. Our schedule is from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Aveda Institute follows guidelines set forth by the Vermont State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. 


We use Milady Standard Barbering curriculum combined with the Aveda Men Barbering Curriculum which includes chapters on:

  • Anatomy/ Physiology
  • Equipment
  • Job Search
  • Professional Image
  • Study Skills
  • Bacteriology
  • Haircoloring & Lightening
  • Men’s Facial Massage Treatments
  • Properties and Disorders of the Scalp
  • Treatment of the Hair/Scalp
  • Barbershop Management
  • History of Barbering
  • Men’s Facial Haircutting & Styling
  • Properties and Disorders of the Skin
  • Women’s Haircutting & Styling
  • Chemical Texture Services
  • Implements/ Tools
  • Men’s Facial Hairpieces
  • Shaving and Facial Hair Design
  • Electricity/ Light Therapy
  • Infection Control
  • Nails & Manicuring
  • State Board Preparation & Licensing Laws

In addition to the above listed chapters on curriculum students will experience a series of Career Development classes and opportunities to learn from guest speakers. Our Barbering course covers units in both practical and theory application.

You'll learn from exceptional instructors, study Aveda exclusive curriculum, and connect to the most successful, sustainable network of salon professionals in the industry- one that provides you with opportunities to develop and contribute throughout your career.

You'll master the technical skills necessary to excel while cultivating your own unique talents. You'll join a global team committed to artistic, business and environmental excellence. And you'll grow as both a professional and an individual.

The cost for enrollment at the The Aveda Institute for Barbering is:

 Please inquire about our payment plans. You must choose a payment plan or apply for financial aid prior to or at the time of enrollment. After you review this information, click the schedule a tour button at the top of this page to make an to meet with us for an interview and tour.

Barbering Gainful Employment Information


Textbooks required

Milady Bundle ISBN: 13:978-1-4354-9715-3
Aveda Barbering Textbooks and additional materials


Contact Admissions Today:
Call 802.876.7044 x3 or email