Established in 1982, Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes offers classes for students in and around Minneapolis. It offers a number of courses, including the esthiology program, which caters to people looking to become skincare specialists. The school also teaches cosmetology courses, which cover hair cutting, makeup application, nail care, and business development. With a commitment to protecting the planet, the institution uses products made of certified organic ingredients and packaged in recycled, post-consumer materials. It also has schools in New York, Texas, and Virginia.