Program Overview

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

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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
  • Makeup
  • 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 

Tuesday – Thursday from 6:00pm – 10:00pm and every Saturday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Tuition: $16,432 (Including non-refundable student kit)
Registration Fees: $55
TOTAL: $16,487

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.

Student Kits 

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.

 Classroom Machines

Students learn how to perform treatments using the following:

  • Hydrodermabrasion
  • Microdermabrasion
  • 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)
  • Galvanic
  • 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

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.

Hours Breakdown

Professional Practices: 150 Theory/Clock hours

Professional Ethics: 20 Theory/Clock Hours

Business Practices: 80 Theory/Clock Hours

Sciences: 320 Hours

Esthetics Student Kit

Students will receive the following:

  • Apple iPad with myESIconnect student portal
  • Milady Esthetics textbooks
  • Esthetics Mannequin Head 
  • ESI Jacket
  • Rolling Esthetician Case
  • Elaine Sterling Skincare
  • Joe Blasco Cosmetics makeup
  • Makeup application kit
  • Client protective wear 

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

Are you ready to start on your goals?