Trade School Services Guide

1. A New Beginning School of Massage

Nationally certified curriculum has helped graduates become licensed massage therapists since 1994.

2525 Wallingwood Drive, Ste. 1501 512-306-0975

Appointment availability varies

For the public: $40 for 90-minute massage

2. AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine

Master's and doctoral acupuncture and oriental medicine programs are offered multiple times per year.

2A. 2700 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 512-467-0370 Mon.–Thu. 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

2B. 4701 West Gate Blvd., Bldg. A 512-693-4373

Mon., Wed.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Tue. 9 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

For the public: $30 and up for discounted acupuncture

3. Austin Community College

ACC hosts student-run restaurants and dental hygiene clinics. 3401 Webberville Road 512-223-5179 (culinary arts), 512-223-5710 (dental hygiene clinic) Times vary

For the public: Student-run restaurants and dental hygiene clinics take place each semester.

4. The Art Institute of Austin

A branch of The Art Institute of Houston, degree programs specialize in design, media arts, fashion and culinary fields.

101 W. Louis Henna Blvd. 512-691-4941

Tue.–Wed. 11:30–2 p.m. (restaurant public hours only)

For the public: $10 five-course prix-fixe menu at Ology Restaurant

5. Aveda Institute

Become a licensed cosmetologist or a esthetician through the school's new three-day-per-week programs.

6001 Middle Fiskville Road 512-320-8080

Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

For the public: $10 manicure, $12 haircuts, $15 pedicure, $32 coloring, massages starting at $40

6. Avenue Five Institute

Two comprehensive training programs are available for aspiring cosmetologists and estheticians. Makeup application is part of the curriculum for both programs.

8620 Burnet Road, Ste. 300 512-968-2835

Mon., Tue., Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Wed.–Thu. 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

For the public: $10 men's haircuts, $12 shampoo and haircut, facials starting at $30

7. Baldwin Beauty School

Nationally accredited programs help students become licensed cosmetologists, estheticians and nail technicians.

7A. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 109D 512-441-6898

7B. 8440 Burnet Road 512-458-4127

Tue.–Thu. 9:45 a.m.–5 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

For the public: $2 bangs trim, $7 haircuts, $7 manicure, age 62 and older receive $5 discount (Tue.–Wed. only)

8. Bella Beauty College

Become a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician or student instructor.

8A. 623 W. Ben White Blvd. 512-444-6398

8B. 4631 Airport Blvd. 512-454-2781

Tue.–Thu. 9:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri. 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

For the public: $3 per nail 3-D nail art, $6 haircut, $8 manicure

9. Lauterstein-Conway Massage School

The massage school celebrates its 25th year educating massage practitioners in various training and continuing education programs.

4701 Burnet Road 512-374-9222 Mon.–Fri. 10:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. by appointment only

For the public: $35 for one-hour massage

10. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin

Formerly called Texas Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu offers degrees and certificates in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts.

3110 Esperanza Crossing, Ste. 100 512-837-2665 Times vary

For the public: One-day classes and seminars offered ranging from $99 and up

11. The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts

The chef training program focuses on plant-based diets such as vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, ayurvedic and raw/living foods.

1700 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-2276

For the public: Free online recipes, vegan and raw food cooking classes ranging from $69 and up

12. Regency Beauty Institute

The lecture-free curriculum used in nationally accredited cosmetology programs is geared toward multiple career paths.

500 E. Ben White Blvd., Ste. 100 512-687-0938

Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; 5:15–8:45 p.m. (Thu. only)

For the public: $10 haircuts, $30 hair color, free consultation

13. Roffler School of Hair Design

In addition to its 1,500-hour Class A Barber Course, the school also offers 300-hour barber technician and refresher courses.

5339 Burnet Road 512-458-2620 Tue.–Sat. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

For the public: $5 men's haircuts, $5 shaves, $8 shampoo and haircut

14. Texas Health and Science University

Formerly Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, students can earn degrees in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine.

4005 Manchaca Road 512-444-8082

Mon., Thu.: 1–8 p.m.; Tue., Fri., Sun. 1–4 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

For the public: $20 and up acupuncture and oriental medicine