The objective of the Esthetician program is to develop the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and professional attitudes necessary for success in the Esthetic industry and profession. To provide a content-rich curriculum that meets State, National and International requirements in theory, lab, and clinical experience, and that prepares students to confidently enter the industry ready to work. To train students to critically think as they assess and address the individual needs of each client.
What sets ESI apart?
Our Institute has the latest spa equipment available, making ESI renowned for combining European standards with American Science.
Here is just a snippet of what makes us the premiere esthetics school in Atlanta:
- Strong academic standards
- High expectations of professionalism
- Connect studies with the real world
- Build quality business relationships through constant networking
- Performance-based education
- Seamless transition from school to the workplace
- Cutting-edge skincare technology
- Access to industry leaders
- Smaller classes and more individual attention
- International certification through ITEC and CIDESCO program
Our students have the unique opportunity to learn from licensed Estheticians, using cutting-edge skincare technology in a spa-like environment.
The goal of this program is to qualify and equip the student with the tools, experience and confidence necessary to pass the State of Georgia Licensing Examination and to assure the student is the top candidate for future employers or business opportunities.
- Industry Concepts
- Health & Safety
- Intro to Science
- Medical Concepts
- Body Treatments
- Machine Operations
- Hair Removal
- Spa Orientation, Business Practices & Advanced Topics
- Spa, State Board + Program Review
At the Elaine Sterling Institute, we try our best to accommodate individuals from all walks of life, and this often includes a multitude of schedules. We offer a series of programs to choose from in order to suit your scheduling needs.
ESI offers an exciting the 1000-hour esthetician program for licensure where you can become an esthetician technician in 9-13 months.
Full-Time Esthetician Day Program
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 2:30pm
Part-Time Esthetician Night Program
Monday through Thursday from 6:00pm – 10:00pm and every Saturday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuition: $16,432 (Including non-refundable student kit)
Registration Fees: $55
ESI offers tuition payment plans and offer federal financial aid. Tuition and registration payments can be made online in our tuition payment section of our website. More information can be found about financial aid and tuition on our Financial Aid page.
Students will receive a Chromebook with myESIconnect student portal, an ESI Jacket, an equipment bag, makeup kit and an esthetician kit with all the necessary instruments and materials to perform the required services.
Kits are provided to every student and are subject to change.
Students learn how to perform treatments using the following:
- Microcurrent (Face)
- LED (Light Emitting Diodes)
- Infrared Lamp
- Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber (Ultrasound)
- Brush Machine
- Vacuum Spray Machine (Lymphatic drainage with the aid of machines)
- High Frequency (Indirect and Direct)
- Digital Skin Analysis Scanner
After a student completes 1000 hours, services, exams and fulfills all financial obligations to the school, a certificate will be awarded.
Completion time depends on the schedule the student chooses and attends regularly. Based on a Full-Time schedule, the normal time frame of completion would be 9 months. The Part-Time Day schedule time frame of completion would be 12 months. The Part-Time Evening Schedule time frame of completion would be 14 months.
Professional Practices: 150 Theory/Clock hours
Professional Ethics: 20 Theory/Clock Hours
Business Practices: 80 Theory/Clock Hours
Sciences: 320 Hours