how we came to be
The Gary Manuel Aveda Institute provides a unique education experience combining the art and science of excellence. After grooming numerous stylists for nearly 40 years, industry leaders Gary Howse and Manuel Benevich, co-founders of Gary Manuel Salon, combined their exceptional abilities and leadership skills with Aveda's global curriculum and outstanding products in order to deliver incomparable training for aspiring professionals.
“The Gary Manuel Aveda Institute is dedicated to providing the highest quality education and services," said Howse. "Our objective is to train our future professionals so that they can fulfill their career goals while nurturing their creativity. Our graduates will be better prepared and are 'salon-ready' as we provide more 'real life' salon and spa experiences.”
"Education has always been an integral part of the Gary Manuel philosophy. The Institute enables us to continue this commitment ensuring our students get the best training possible so they can be among the beauty industry's top professionals. A career in the beauty industry is very rewarding on several levels -- many of our staff earn annual incomes in the salon industry's top one percent, they get to develop relationships with interesting people throughout the community and they work in a fun, creative environment,” stated Benevich. “We love making people feel good about themselves and watching the young people in our industry grow."
Come see the school and see if we are a good fit for your new career in the beauty industry.