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Esthetician School Austin TX

Get the Skills to Be a Professional Esthetician

Hands-On Distance Learning Esthetician Program at Avenue Five Institute

The best foundation for beauty is clear, well-cared-for skin.  From the spa to the dermatologists office, passionate esthetics entrepreneurs are finding new ways to build amazing careers. If you’re a nurturing individual interested in skincare and you’re ready for a career you can be passionate about, you owe it to yourself to take the leap and explore your future in esthetics.

Avenue Five Institute’s innovative Hybrid Esthetics 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 spa facilitated by licensed esthetics instructors, students attain the practical knowledge of what it means to operate as an esthetics professional. 

Real schedules for real life.

Choose from one of Avenue Five Institute’s flexible YourTime™ Schedules and find your own unique, perfect time to learn. Using modern engagement-tracking technology, distance learning assignments can be completed anytime and anywhere.   Our flexible on-campus schedules won’t take up your whole day, leaving more time for family, friends, work, or fun!

Choose a YourTime™ Schedule: 

YourMorning™ – Monday – Friday 8:30pm – 12:30pm (plus 10 hrs/wk distance learning)

YourAfternoon™ – Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 5:00pm (plus 10 hrs/wk distance learning)

YourEvening™ – Monday – Friday 5:30pm – 9:30pm (plus 10 hrs/wk distance learning)

In addition to the 4 hours on campus each day, all schedules also include 10 hrs/wk of distance learning. Whenever and wherever you prefer to learn, you can pursue your new career.  All schedules allow you to avoid peak traffic hours to or from campus and still graduate in less than 7 months!  Through documented, substantive interaction with engaging on-line activities and assignments, your classroom is just a click away.

To learn more about our unique YourTime™ schedules, fill out the contact form on this page.  An admissions advisor will invite you to schedule a virtual tour, check out our facilities, and answer any questions you may have.

Take Control of Your Education with Distance Learning

Avenue Five Institute’s 750-hour Hybrid Esthetics Program is the modern answer to skin education.  Our hybrid learning environment offers added convenience and accessibility while still providing critically important hands-on training, practical clinic experience, and industry support it takes to pursue a successful esthetics 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 7 months!*

What You’ll Learn

The Avenue Five Institute’s esthetician curriculum provides a clinical, results-oriented approach to skincare. As day spas and resorts trend this direction, we’ve seen graduates that choose to pursue careers with med-spas, doctors’ offices and laser clinics.

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

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

  • Facial Massage
  • Lash and Brow Tinting
  • Facial Treatments
  • Skin Analysis
  • Basic Hair Removal
  • Aromatherapy
  • Extractions & Exfoliation
  • Basic Makeup Application
  • High-Frequency Machine
  • General Anatomy
  • Physiology, Histology & Chemistry of the Skin
  • Applied Nutrition
    And more!

Our education isn’t just about a license – it’s about acquiring the skills you need to succeed in the industry.  This is why students also learn many advanced techniques including the following:

  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Microcurrent
  • Chemical Peels
  • LED Light Therapy
  • Alternative Facial Treatments
  • Ingredient Analysis
  • Custom Masques

Social Media Marketing from Beauty as a Business 

Avenue Five Institute has partnered with Beauty as a Business (BaaB) to offer industry-focused social media marketing education. In today’s competitive landscape, a strong social media strategy is paramount for success.  BaaB’s training equips professionals with skills to effectively utilize platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, to showcase their expertise, connect with their target audience, and develop an online community.

By understanding content creation, branding, and engagement techniques, skincare practitioners can cultivate a distinctive online identity that sets them apart.  BaaB’s training also delves into analytics, enabling professionals to gauge the impact of their efforts and refine their strategies.

With Beauty as a Business training, you can gain the confidence to start your new career as a modern esthetician.

Don’t let a Product Line Define You

We don’t believe in a “one-size-fits all” approach to professional skincare products. By working with an array of 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

Dermalogica Partner School Benefits

As a Dermalogica Partnership 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.  Dermalogica offers industry connections in over 90 countries worldwide as well as access to advanced level postgraduate training opportunities.

Real-World Spa and Skin Clinic Training

At Avenue Five Institute, the spa setting is your classroom. You’ll learn hands-on treating real clients under the expert guidance of licensed professionals. The popular Avenue Five 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, and our student salon and spa is the ideal environment to refine your skills.  We invite you to schedule an appointment and experience a service yourself!


Why choose an Accredited Esthetician School?

Not all esthetics 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 completion, licensure, 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.

Get Licensed

Most states require estheticians to be licensed. To qualify for a license, candidates are required to graduate from a state-approved esthetician program and then pass a state exam for licensure. As a graduate of the Avenue Five Institute Esthetics School Program, you will be fully prepared and eligible for the state licensing examination.

Convenient Day & Evening Schedules

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

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

Esthetics training is about more than about getting a diploma – it’s getting a job you love. At Avenue Five Institute, we’re dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Experienced Career Services professionals are happy to offer support and help you pursue employment opportunities.

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.

A career as unique as you!

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in esthetics and exploring whether Avenue Five Institute is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information or call 512-630-0099.

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