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Cosmetology School Austin TX

Get the Skills to Be a Cosmetology Professional

Hands-On Distance Learning Cosmetology Program at Avenue Five Institute

The cosmetology industry is thriving: from the salon to the runway, creative beauty entrepreneurs are finding new ways to build amazing careers.  If you’re a stylish, social person interested in hair, makeup and other beauty services, you owe it to yourself to take the leap and explore your future in cosmetology.

Avenue Five Institute’s *NEW* Hybrid Cosmetology Program offers students an even more convenient, personalized, and dynamic way to learn.  Using a combination of online learning and hands-on experience in a student salon facilitated by licensed cosmetology instructors, students attain the practical knowledge of what it means to operate as a cosmetology professional. 

Next Program Start Dates

  • Aug 16thCosmetology Full Time: Cosmetology Full Time Avenue Five Institute - South Austin, Texas 500 E Ben White Blvd #100 Austin TX United States 78704
  • Sep 20thCosmetology Part Time (evening): Cosmetology Part Time (evening) Avenue Five Institute - South Austin, Texas 500 E Ben White Blvd #100 Austin TX United States 78704

Graduate in Under 8 Months!

Full-Time Schedule – Monday through Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.  

Part-time Schedule – Monday through Thursday 5:30-9:30pm, and Saturday 10:00-3:00pm.

Avenue Five Institute is Austin’s only accredited school offering up to 25% of the cosmetology program online via distance learning.  Take advantage and enjoy the flexibility to work on your assignments from anywhere–the choice is yours! 

The best way to see if Avenue Five Institute is the right fit for you is to fill out the contact form on this page.  An admissions advisor will invite you to schedule a virtual tour, check out our facilities, observe students and instructors, or even book a service in our Student Salon and Spa.

Take Control of Your Education with Hybrid Learning

Avenue Five Institute’s 1000-hour Hybrid Cosmetology Program is the modern answer to beauty education.  Our collaborative hybrid learning environment offers added convenience and accessibility while still providing critically important hands-on training, practical salon experience, and industry support it takes to pursue a successful beauty career.  With hybrid learning, you have the opportunity to train from home for a portion of the program.  Without the hassle of commuting, hybrid learning can save students both time and money.  Plus, you can graduate and begin your new career in less than 8 months!

What You’ll Learn 

Our program and facilities have been strategically designed based on the proven working knowledge of master educators and beauty industry professionals. Avenue Five Institute’s student-centered approach gives you plenty of opportunity for interactive, activity-based learning.

Taught by experienced educators, Avenue Five Institute’s hybrid learning environment allows students to combine interactive online curriculum covering cosmetology theory and techniques with practical experience in a simulated salon environment, working under the supervision of a skilled instructor.  

Receive the knowledge and training you need to pursue your passion, including:

  • Haircutting, Hairstyling, Hair Coloring
  • Science and Anatomy
  • Color Theory
  • Make-Up Artistry
  • Chemical Processing and Relaxing
  • Client Communications
  • Permanent Waving
  • Braiding, Updos, Blowouts
  • State Board Preparation
  • Retailing and Business
  • Skincare
  • Manicuring / Pedicuring
  • And More!

Don’t Let a Product Line Define You

We don’t believe in a “one-size-fits all” approach to professional beauty products. By working with over a dozen different international product lines and manufactures, our programs are designed to offer students broad exposure to industry trends, employment networks, and advanced education opportunities.  We encourage students not to limit themselves to a single brand; your professional identity should be just as unique and diverse as you are

There’s an energy at Avenue Five Institute. You feel it as soon as you walk in the door. It’s the electricity of people hitting their stride, pursuing their passions and doing what they’re meant to do.

Modern Salon Magazine Awards

Wella Signature School

wella-edAs a Wella Signature School, students of Avenue Five Institute get support and experience from an international brand dedicated to helping professionals realize their unique place in the industry. In addition to working with iconic product lines by Wella, Sebastian and Nioxin, Wella provides additional educational support via the Wella Ed App, as well as with Wella Educators who conduct on-campus trainings on the latest industry trends.



Complete Beauty Professional – Skincare and Nail Training Included

As an Avenue Five Institute cosmetology graduate you’ll enter the industry as more than a skilled hairstylist; you’ll be an all-around beauty expert with training in makeup, skincare and nails. From a cleansing facial to a pro mani-pedi, whatever your ultimate career goal in the beauty industry, Avenue Five Institute gives you the skills to get started.

Real-World Salon Training

At Avenue Five Institute, the salon floor is an extension of your classroom. You’ll learn hands-on, treating real clients under the expert guidance of licensed professionals.  The popular Avenue Five Institute student salon and spa regularly tops Yelp’s list of the most-reviewed salons and spas in Austin. There is no substitute for live models – our student salon and spa is the ideal environment to refine your skills!

Convenient Day & Evening Schedules

Many students work and/or care for families while going to school. The Hybrid Cosmetology Program is designed to fit the needs of busy adult learners. Choose from day or evening classes.

  • Daytime Program can be completed in 29 weeks*
  • Evening/Saturday Program can be completed in 48 weeks*

Get Licensed

As a graduate of the Avenue Five Institute Cosmetology School Program, you will be fully prepared and eligible for the state licensing examination.

Turn Your Passion into Your Profession – Specialized Business Training

In addition to beauty techniques, as an Avenue Five Institute student you’ll gain the practical business knowledge it takes to build a successful, sustainable career.

Avenue Five Institute was the first school in Texas to partner with Nuts and Bolts, one of the most respected business training programs in the industry. This professional development program is designed to integrate personal, technical and traditional business skill sets so you can effectively:

Image with a hairdresser working and words on the left. The words say Nuts and Bolts Business Training Programs - Make money, build clientele, succeed professionally.

Learn more about Nuts and Bolts Business Training.

Earn a Professional Cosmetology License

Nearly all states require cosmetologists to be licensed.   In Texas, to qualify for a license, candidates are required to graduate from a state-approved cosmetology program and then pass a state licensing exam.  Avenue Five Institute’s cosmetology curriculum includes preparing students to sit for the state licensing examination.

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

Cosmetology training isn’t about getting a diploma – it’s about getting a job you love. At Avenue Five Institute, we’re dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Career Services professionals are happy to offer support and help you pursue employment opportunities.

Why choose an Accredited Cosmetology School?

Not all cosmetology programs are created equal. Avenue Five Institute is proud to offer a program that has been approved by established national accreditation standards. Accreditation is a voluntary process that recognizes educational programs for having achieved a measurable level of quality, performance, and integrity. Accreditation also means that a school maintains important minimum student outcomes, including completionlicensure, and employment of graduates. In addition to serving as a reliable index of quality education, accreditation is required by the US Department of Education in order to allow eligible students to participate in federal grant and loan programs.

Financial Aid is Available to Those Who Qualify

We know that money can be tight. But with the help of financial assistance, school can be affordable for just about anyone! Financial Aid is available to those who qualify and there are many affordable ways to finance your future. With financial assistance, many of our students have their tuition completely covered through federal loans and grants. We can provide payment plans for those who do not wish to apply for financial aid, or are not eligible. Our financial aid staff is here to assist you through this entire process.

Visit to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. On the application, you might be asked for a school code. If you would like Avenue Five Institute to receive your information, please use code below:

School Code is 041607

Click Here to learn more about Financial Aid. 


Push yourself to grow as an artist!

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in cosmetology and exploring whether Avenue Five Institute is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions call 512-630-0099.

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