About Jean Madeline Aveda Institute

Exterior shot of Jean Madeline Aveda Institute red brick storiesOUR HISTORY

ASPIRE TO INSPIRE  with training from the only institute with more than 80 years of salon operating experience.

In 1933, the standards of excellence of Jean Kurlan and partner, Madeline Brown blended to bring beauty and style to the Philadelphia area with their world-class Jean Madeline Salons and Adolf Biecker Spa/Salons.  Priding themselves on education Jean Madeline grew to include the opening of the first Jean Madeline Education Center of Cosmetology in 1987.

Today, the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, with three locations throughout the Philadelphia area, is both nationally and internationally recognized as among the finest in the world.

Jean Madeline Aveda Institute knows what it takes to be successful.


To create exceptional experiences through education, wellness and dedication, in our institutes, spas, salons & the beauty industry.


A Jean Madeline education is rigorous and is designed to give you an exceptional foundation for your professional career.

When you choose a Jean Madeline Aveda Institute you are not just choosing a school you are choosing a way of life. The Jean Madeline Aveda Institute allows you to grow and develop into the experience provider you want to be. Our Instructors are trained to know and guide you in the right direction for continued success. You will be given opportunities to learn how to provide a guest with an experience and not just a service. At Jean Madeline we believe in education and training. Learn from a school with more than 80 years of experience in the beauty industry.

Interior image of of empty student salon with shelves of beauty productsWHY AVEDA?

Promoting a product line made of high quality natural ingredients, Aveda is driven to care for you and care for the world around us. 

Our industry is ever changing and an Aveda education is designed to give you the theory, pratical hands-on experience and professional business building strategies you need to succeed and gain guest loyalty.

After graduating from a Jean Madeline Aveda Institute we can help place you in one of more than 7500 Aveda salons located throughout the country.

Aveda Education is all about you- your passion, creativity and business excellence.  We believe in inspiring you to integrate fashion, beauty and wellness into your life.   -David Adams, Aveda, Former Global Technical Director

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Join Jean Madeline Aveda Institute and be a part of a team committed to quality, beauty and the overall well being of our guests. View current job openings at JMAI here.


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Queen Village (South Philly)
315 A Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Admissions (267) 940-6188
Guest Services (215) 574-0334
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Neshaminy Mall
528 Neshaminy Mall
Bensalem, PA 19020
Admissions (215) 395-8786
Guest Services (215) 332-5133
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University City
3945 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Admissions (267) 244-9769
Guest Services (267) 350-8800
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