In 1997, Dusty Rhode joined the Aveda Institute and graduated top of his class. Since then, he has trained at the Vidal Sassoon and American Crew Academies®. In addition to working behind the chair, he has written salon curriculum, helped develop new salon products, been featured on stage at Aveda Congress Festivals and Master Jams, produced several photo shoots and frequently participated at New York Fashion Week. Men’s grooming is Dusty’s passion. In 2005, Aveda named Dusty a finalist for Men’s Stylist of the Year. During his time as an Aveda Purefessional™ for men’s grooming, Dusty was recognized as the most successful, influential and requested educator in his specialty.