We Are Jean Madeline

We Are Jean Madeline.

Sure, it's a pretty simple statement and a catchy tagline, but we think it means so much more for our students, our staff, and our community.
We're not here to sell you, and we're not here to boast or brag; we're here to tell a story.

We believe that a great education starts with a great institution, and a great institution is only as good as the philosophy it follows from day to day.

You can learn more about our programs here.

A Rich History

Jean Madeline Aveda Institute is where passion and experience collide. We've been learning, growing, and changing with the beauty industry for over 80 years. Since then we've carved out a unique place for ourselves in the beauty world and the Philadelphia community.

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Our students feel the difference this makes when they come through our doors and meet our talented instructors. Our salon clients feel the difference when they leave feeling beautiful and refreshed. Our staff feels the difference when they see our students go on to start a bright future in beauty.

For more about the history of our salon and school, click here!


The type of person that schools like ours often attract don't fit into a neat little box. We see the creative types, career changers, single parents, and more often than not these are the people for whom traditional school wasn't the right fit.

We want to give a viable, promising opportunity to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the world of beauty, and we do it in a variety of ways.

Financial Aid

We are proud to offer financial aid to those who qualify. Whether you're in trade school or a university, most students can't afford to pay tuition out of pocket. Finances don't have to be a roadblock in pursuing a career in beauty at Jean Madeline.

Flexible Schedules

Some of our students are parents or caretakers of some kind. Others have hectic work schedules. Whatever your situation is, we want you to have as many options as possible when pursuing your career.

To see the different schedules we offer, click one of the programs below:
Nail Technology

A Community Focus

We love our community, that's why we've been around for so long after all, but we think being a part of your community means more than just EXISTING there for awhile.

We think it means active involvement. We think it means compassion. We think it means culture.

Students working on the salon floor of Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in Philadelphia

We're dedicated to causes like Breast Cancer Awareness, and do our best to chip in every October. We also highlight our best and brightest students on our blog and on social media. Beauty is great because it's creative, interactive, and fun. We believe that a quality education can be too.

You Are Jean Madeline

We Are Jean Madeline. Sure, it's a pretty simple statement and a catchy tagline, but we think it means so much more for our students, our staff, and our community. That's because it means that our institution is made up of amazing students, staff, and community members that share a common goal and vision. When you take a tour of our school or visit our salons, you become a part of the cohesive JM family that we've built over the years.

What are you waiting for?

Get in touch with us here to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we can help you start a beautiful educational journey!

Group of Jean Madeline Aveda Institute students wearing black tshirts

Request a Tour

Our admissions representatives would love the opportunity to show you around our unique and wonderful facilities. Fill out the form below or call us at 1-877-SAY-JEAN to schedule your tour.

If you're interested in services at one of our locations, click here to browse our menu or click here to make a reservation right now online. 

Queen Village (South Philly)
315A 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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