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Cranston, RI

Formerly Aveda Institute of Rhode Island


"Feedback is the breakfast of champions" - Ken Blanchard

I’m a former Esthetician student at the Michael .K. Galvin beauty and business academy, I highly recommend this school if you are looking to learn all you can about skin care. The staff at this school is amazing and the director of aesthetics Kerri Santilli is so knowledgeable and helpful and the products that the school is using are amazing and top of the line. I’m also a former cosmetology graduate from this school. It was because this school was so great that I decided to go back for the skin program. When you choose to go to the Michael .K. Galvin beauty and business academy you will not be disappointed and you will learn all there is to know about skin care and you will use the best products out there.

SHARON P. - Alumni

When I first came in to tour MKG I just felt this caring atmosphere which made me feel like I'd have a safe learning environment, and be able to expand my education. My experience here has been everything I expected and more. What sets the school apart from other schools is the staff and students  genuinely care for each other.  We are a family and are there for each other 24/7

Taylor M. - Alumni

I knew MKG was the school I wanted to go to after reading all of the schools positive reviews and how great all the feedback was from the students.  I also spoke to a lot of professionals and they all recommend MKG as the school to go to. Their point of difference is the way they teach and the amount of information that is taught.  One of my favorite experiences was a movie night we had at the school which was a lot of fun

Sergio P.- Alumni

I chose MKG based on the recommendations of other alumni and the tour. The energy of the school was enough to spark my desire and I knew immediately this was the place for me.  What sets MKG apart is how attentive and supportive the educators and staff are to our success.  Instructors from other departments will stop by to encourage you and praise your work and progress.  it truly is the definition of teamwork at MKG.  My favorite experience was my first client re-booking a service with me.  Talk about validation of my decision on attending the MKG to pursue my professional dreams.

Sherry R.- Alumni

I have always dreamed of being a stylist but being a single mom for many years unfortunately didn't allow me to follow my dreams.  Now that my son is in college, I knew it was my time to shine.  MKG. had everything I was looking for in a school from the products they used to their curriculum they teach, this school had it all.  Even walking the halls that very first day I couldn't help but feel that being here would be  home away from home for me.

MKG prepares you for the industry.  Teaching color the way it was meant to be with the color wheel vs. the box to create limitless custom colors all while preserving the environment was another selling point for me.  There are so man opportunities here at Aveda Institute R.I. I have taken advantage of all of them. Participating in New York Fashion Week, Follies, Catwalk for Clean Water, RIC Fashion Show, RISDI Fashion Show, Beauty Impact Academy's and AVEDA Master Jam are just some of the extracurricular activities that enhanced my love of the industry. I've had the opportunity to work along side some amazing artists and never looked upon as just a student.  These opportunities have opened opportunities outside of school and I'm so excited to see what the future has in store for me.

Elena B. - Alumni

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Cranston, RI

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