About AVE

Academy of Vintage Elegance is a finishing school for any girl from any walk of life.
Our classes will teach you techniques for styling your hair in classic styles from the 30s-50s. We will also help you achieve a confidence in applying make-up based on vintage looks. You will receive tips on how and where to find clothing, both vintage and modern with a classic silhouette.

We hope to help you gain a bit of glamour in your every day life, and the confidence to run with it!

  • Our  monthly workshops are 5 hours long, and include lunch and beverages.
  • Classes are $40 per person.
  • All workshops, classes and events currently take place in Portland, OR.

Our regular monthly classes are split into 3 sections, Hair, Make-Up, and Clothing.
It is a very hands on, girly, and fun afternoon, where you are sure to learn a lot about the glamorous world of Vintage!

We will also offer specialty classes in the future, that will be seperate form our regular classes. Specialty classes will included vintage style photoshoots with local photographers, learing to sew your own vintage styles, and more. Join our mailing list to get first notice of these special classes!