Program Overview

Our students have the unique opportunity to learn from the best in the beauty industry, Our cosmetology educator leaders use cutting-edge hair care and beauty technology in a real-world salon environment. See The Elaine Sterling difference for yourself! Creativity meets design. We want to foster your talent to develop the next generation of rock star master cosmetologists!

What sets ESI apart?


On the cutting edge of the beauty industry, the Elaine Sterling Institute’s primary goal is to prepare each student to meet and exceed the requirements of the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. Our school’s instructional environment, influenced by European beauty traditions and American science. The Elaine Sterling Institute fosters a solid foundation in the practice of cosmetology by providing theory, instructor/guest demonstrations, guided practice, and clinic experience under instructor supervision. Students will have the opportunity to explore many different hands-on aspects that will give them a critical advantage in the Beauty & Salon Industry.

Our educators and staff strive to develop each student’s special talents and creativity with sophisticated techniques and advanced skills to strive for a deeper understanding of the art of cosmetology.

Curriculum Objectives:

  • To provide each student with a quality learning environment.
  • To employ faculty and staff who are dedicated to the Beauty Industry and who possess exemplary educational and ethical standards.
  • To provide an educational experience consisting of the art, science, practice, and ethics of Cosmetology.
  • To provide every student with a wide range of academic and career enhancement opportunities.
  • To encourage personal growth, self-awareness, and respect among faculty and students.

Cosmetology Student Kit

Students will receive the following:

  • Apple iPad with My ESI Connect student portal
  • Milady Cosmetology textbooks
  • Cosmetology Mannequin Heads 
  • ESI Jacket
  • Cosmetology Case
  • Cosmetology styling tools
  • Elaine Sterling Skincare
  • Joe Blasco Cosmetics makeup
  • Makeup application kit
  • State Board Kit
  • Client protective wear 

Kits are provided to every student and are subject to change.


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