Aveda is NOT the school they claim to be. Their staff is very unprofessional, nothing is ever organized. They change their attendance policy whenever they feel like it. There is never any product or color. The educators and administration does not communicate properly. Therefore you are left lost and confused to a lot of things. It's mandatory you consult with an educator a few times with a guest visit, finding an educator is one of the most frustrating thing about Aveda. There is NEVER enough educators on the floor or they simply just want to gossip. When checking out, their machines never work so youre stuck waiting in a long line. The receptionist are rude and are not too friendly. You'll find yourself in an environment where educators are more immature than the actual students. Aveda puts out a reputation of being nature friendly, but really is about finding a way to make the next dollar. Their staff does not care about your personal problems, religious beliefs, or medical issues, as long as they have money coming in. All financial money that is owed to the student or school is deposited onto the Holly and Chase account not a seperate school account. The financial aid lady, never wants to help you and ironically is not in every time a check disbursement is due, she has the day/week off. You must stay up to date on your paperwork because they will screw yoi, telling you, you owe money, they are quick to correct themseleves and say it was a mistake if you show them where they are wrong or bring in somebody who knows how FASFA works.There were two financial aid ladies but one was fired, now a lot of paperwork has been messed up for a lot of students, wrong school year of attendance is being put out for students, so income taxes are incorrect. Transfer hours are.incorrect and info for FASFA is incorrect leaving students with major delays. Aveda takes out a "room and board" fee of $1500 when there is no room and board. You pay $1200 for a kit that is worth about $100. There is always a new staff coming in and out. During your time there, you'll see the change in staff many of times. Its obvious nobody likes being employed with them, besides the grumpy old people that's been there for years. They have incentives for selling product , but your order to receive cheaper supplies never comes. Its stuck on "back order" Aveda is over populated, they are enrolling tons of students and there is simply no room. Some seniors are put in a "rollie" which means you dont have a station, you borrow somebody elses when they are in class. Classrooms use to be nomore then 15 students now its a tremendous increase. Every student is giving a certain amount of hours (depending on the phase) to miss a month. If you go over you must make up those hrs or be terminated. This attendance policy was effective in December 2012. Aveda said there will be ways to make up hours each month. In Jan. they had no fieldtrips to make them up. You have an opportunity to make up 9hrs a wk with "Salon Life" but only 10 students may stay. Many students had more hrs to make up than humanly possible due to having the flu already planned trips during the holiday season and wheather conditions, leaving at least 20 students terminated. Aveda didnt care about giving a fair shot to make up hrs. They encourage you to skip lunches if you have not met your hours for the month. They don't care if you waiting to go to lunch or ran late on a guest. They'll give you a guest and send you home for refusing a guest. State law says you have a 30min break for every six hrs on the clock. When making an appt, you rarely are put with the stylist you requested . Aveda is moving locations very soon and refuses to inform guest of the change. This school is the epitome of a ripoff. I can go on and on about Aveda, but frankly I can write a book on how screwed this school is. The issues and complaints on this school is ridiculous. PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL FOR FAILURE!!!