Cosmetology School Austin TX

Model who was just done up by a Cosmetology student.
Cosmetology professionals are well-rounded, offering services including hairstyling, skin-care, makeup and nails.

Get the Skills to Be a Cosmetology Professional

Cosmetologists use their creativity, personality and sense of style to connect with others and help people feel great about the way they look.

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.

Next Program Start Dates

  • Oct 9th: Cosmetology – Full Time Avenue Five InstituteAustin, TX
  • Oct 9th: Cosmetology – Part Time (evening) Avenue Five InstituteAustin, TX

Full time program runs Mon-Fri 9-5pm Part time program runs Mon-Thu 5:30-9:30pm, Sat 10-3pm

Become a Qualified Cosmetology Professional

The Cosmetology School Program from Avenue Five Institute in Austin provides the hands-on training, practical salon experience and industry support it takes to pursue a successful beauty career in less than 1 year.*

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

Get the knowledge and training you need to pursue your passion! Skills include:

  • Haircutting
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair Coloring
  • Make-Up
  • Chemical Relaxing
  • Texture
  • Braiding
  • Skincare
  • Nail Technology
    And More!

Plus, we don’t promote a single brand of shampoo, conditioner or moisturizing cream. By working with over a dozen different international product lines and manufactures, we are able to offer our students broader exposure to industry trends, employment networks and advanced education opportunities.

There’s an energy at Avenue Five. 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’s Most Awarded School 2016

Modern Salon badges Avenue Five earned for marketing, community involvement, school culture and more.

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the Avenue Five “Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.

wella-edAs a Wella Signature School, students of Avenue Five Institute get support and experience from a 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 & Nail Training Included


As an Avenue Five 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.

The well-rounded Avenue Five program includes practical training in modern esthetics and nail technology.

So from a cleansing facial to a pro mani-pedi, whatever your ultimate career goal in the beauty industry, Avenue Five gives you the skills to get started.

Real-World Salon Training

At Avenue Five, 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 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!

Get Licensed

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

Avenue 5 student Lauren's review of the school, ad she says The instructors are awesome. You gotta be around it to see the atmosphere. I knew instantly that this school was the right pick for me.

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.

  • Daytime Program can be completed in 43 weeks*
  • Evening/Saturday Program can be completed in 72 weeks*

Turn Your Passion into Your Profession – Specialized Business Training

In addition to beauty techniques, as an Avenue Five 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.

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, we’re dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Career Services professionals are happy to offer support and help you pursue employment opportunities.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Push yourself to grow as an artist!

Is a Future in Cosmetology Right for You? Get More Info…

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 512-643-6223.

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*Program length when completed in normal time.

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