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About Avenue Five Institute

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Avenue Five Institute is fully accredited and financial aid is available to those who qualify

Cutting Edge Beauty & Massage Training Community

You may have already heard that we are different from your average beauty school!  We are a community of fashion-forward, student-centric visionaries who are fanatically passionate about supporting Austin’s thriving beauty and wellness industry—from North Austin to South Austin. Our progressive, modern, comprehensive training programs and advanced education courses include:

  •     Haircare
  •     Massage Therapy
  •     Skincare
  •     Makeup Artistry

Founded in 2007 by a native Austinite, Avenue Five Institute continues to grow and thrive alongside our current students and alumni. How, you wonder, does a school remain relevant in an industry that’s always changing?  We evolve and embrace the latest trends, techniques and technologies that our industry is adopting.

Our goal is to prepare students for a future career where they feel confident rocking their skills, both creatively and professionally. We do this by:

  •     Partnering with the right beauty industry experts, organizations, and brands
  •     Forming relationships with our community here in Austin, and beyond
  •     Providing opportunities for hands-on learning in a fully-equipped Student Spa, Salon & Massage Clinic
  •     Operating as a nationally accredited institution  
  •     And, most importantly, focusing on our students above all else

Avenue Five - Testimonial that says - I called the salons I wanted to work for and asked them - if you were to go back and do it again, where would you go to school - and the salons said - I'd go back to Avenue Five"

Get to Know Our Partners

Partnerships provide greater opportunities, and we’ve partnered with some of the leading brands in the industry, including Wella, Earthlite, Nuts & Bolts, and Dermalogica.  

As a Wella Signature School we have access to ample experts and industry connections around the world. Plus, we offer regular on-campus training from Wella Educators. Learn more by visiting our Wella Signature School page.

We partnered with Nuts and Bolts to provide business training. Because, let’s be real, working as a successful beauty or massage professional requires business knowledge. Our professional development program gives your talents the wings necessary to build a sustainable career. Our cosmetology and esthetics students learn personal, technical and traditional business skills so you can make money, build a clientele and achieve your goals. Learn more by visiting our Business Training page.

As a MUD Make-up Designory partner school, our makeup programs and workshops take your skills to new heights. Plus, you have a chance to work with cutting edge beauty products used by leading professionals. Learn more by visiting our Make-up Artistry Training page.

The Values That Shape Us

Beauty is much more than skin deep. That’s why we vow to spread beauty around Austin in as many ways as possible. Every year, our students and staff donate countless hours of their time and talents to charitable causes. How will you give back, while growing, learning and inspiring future change makers?

Visit our Charity page to learn more!

Turn Your Passion into Your Profession

We welcome you to a bright & beautiful future…

Specially designed classrooms facilitate learning, while our Student Spa & Salon offers the chance to put your skills to work and grow your confidence. We don’t just throw a bunch of information at you… that would never work! Instead, it’s about shaping your individual creativity with hands-on experience, fun projects, and real-world applications.

Financial Aid Available to Qualified Students

As a fully accredited school, financial aid is available to those who qualify. We are Austin’s only nationally accredited massage school, which means our massage school is the only one in the area to qualify for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Learn more by visiting our Financial Aid page.

Don’t Just Get Licensed, Get Inspired!

We strive to inspire our students towards greatness every single day, and they often end up inspiring us too. From the unique design of our classrooms to our trendy Student Spa & Salon where you’ll have a chance to work on real clients, everything is artfully crafted to help you discover your inner drive and creativity. Plus, our students frequently work with well-known industry experts as well as local spa and salon owners. Helping you form as many inspirational connections as possible, that’s just part of what we do!  

Enough About Us… We Want to Learn About You

Our students mean the world to us. We vow to be there for them every step of the way, from their first day of school to long after graduation. Interested in joining our big happy family? We’d love to learn more about you and your goals. To further explore if Avenue Five Institute is a good match for you, contact us to receive more information. Speak with an Admissions Advisor by calling 512-630-0099.

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