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European standards with American science
"The Elaine Sterling Institute is to provide programs of educational excellence that combine classical European traditions of skincare with modern American scientific technologies." - Elaine Sterling
What sets ESI apart?
The Elaine Sterling Institute offers the 1000-hour esthetician program and the 500 hour Esthetician Instructor program for licensure in the state of Georgia. Our Institute has the latest spa equipment available, making ESI renowned for combining European standards with American Science.
- Strong academic standards
- We challenge our students with high expectations
- Connecting studies with the real world
- Building quality relationships through constant networking
- Performance-based education
- Seamless transition from school to the workplace
- Cutting-edge technology
- Access to industry leaders
- Smaller classes means individual attention and higher skill level
- The best equipment available
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| Program Schedules:
- Full time day - Tuesday through Friday 9am to 4pm & 2 Saturdays a month. Completing the program in 9 months.
- Part time day - Tuesday through Friday 9am to 1pm & every Saturday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Completing the program in 11 months.
- Part time evening - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30pm to 9:30pm & every Saturday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Completing the program in 13 months.
- Part time weekends - Tuesday 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Completing the program in 15 months.
Curriculum and Skills
- Esthetician Certificate
- LED (Light Emitting Diodes)
- Chemical Peels
- Tri Active Laser Dermology of the face and body
- Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber (Ultrasound)
- Spray Tanning
- CPR Certification
- OSHA education
- Medical Charting
- Skin analysis
- Basic and advanced massage techniques (hands, feet, back, face and décolleté)
- Pre and post-operative skin treatments
- European facials
- European facial with machines
- Brow Design (tweezing, waxing, threading)
- Lash and Brow tinting
- Eyelash extensions
- Back treatments
- Back treatments with hot stones
- Color Theory
- Advanced makeup techniques (day, evening, runway, special occasion, fantasy, editorial, high fashion,
- False lash application
- Eye lash extension application
- Advanced waxing techniques (Brow, Full leg, underarm, bikini, Brazilian, Speed waxing, facial waxing, arm waxing)
- Airbrush tanning
- Advanced skin analysis
- Brush Machine
- Vacuum Spray Machine (lymphatic drainage with the aid of machines)
- Galvanic (Iontophoresis & Desincrustation)
- High Frequency (Indirect, and Direct)
- LED (light Emitting Diodes)
- Chemical Peels (Spa Grade and Medical Grade Peels)
- Paramedical Skincare Treatments
- Tri-Active Laser dermology for the face and body
- Infrared sauna treatments
- Cellulite Rx body wrap
- Body Wrap
- Salt Scrub
- Lymphatic drainage of the face and neck
- Reflexology of the foot, hands and ears
- Face Reflexology
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Spa Body therapy
- Indian head massage
- Ear candling
- Asian Foot Massage
- Ayurvedic treatment
General Sciences LVL1
The students are about to embark on a journey into a career ripe with opportunity for success and personal satisfaction. The need for professional estheticians continues to grow in new and exciting ways. As a therapist you represent both your profession and your employer and, when you consult with clients they are placing their confidence in you as a professional. Being a professional in the skincare business starts on day one of class at The Elaine Sterling Institute
Anatomy and physiology of the human body from cells to body systems. Eleven body systems will be studied to gain knowledge of how the human body functions. Microbiology will be covered to include three classifications of bacteria, how they grow and reproduce, modes of transmission and the diseases they cause. Additionally students will discover the difference between bacterial and viral infections. How to employ safe, sanitary work practices through three levels of decontamination will be taught. OSHA and MSDS will be discussed along with proper handling of hazardous materials and disposal of sharp instruments. This course covers standard precautions and introduction to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. CPR\FIRST AID certification class will be provided.
Cytology and the integumentary system will be studied thoroughly to assure detailed and vast knowledge of the core component and basis of the skincare profession. Preparation & setup will be practiced in the clinic. Students will learn how to great clients and practice proper consultation dialogue. Additionally students will earn how to record, read and assess all related patient\client forms. Treatment indications and contraindications will also be discussed as well as ethical and professional methods of draping the clients. The clinic portion of this section focuses on European style facial techniques, training the students the correct cleansing, exfoliation methods. The students will learn how to complete both the basic facial and the European facial. Knowledge of products needed for the treatments, correct towels steam methods and proper methods of disinfection will be discussed and demonstrated.
Students will engage in learning the art of makeup to include color theory, set-up procedure and client consultation. The application of makeup will be studied and practiced. Basic makeup, evening, special occasion and bridal applications will be explored. Corrective makeup is taught for the purpose of camouflaging post-operative bruising, scars and pigmentation disorders. Temporary and semi -permanent eyelashes, lash and brow tinting will be demonstrated. Students will learn the structure and function of the pilosebaceous unit and its substructures. Morphology and types of hair will be covered in this course. Related diseases and disorders that affect hair growth will be discussed. Students will earn the contraindications to waxing services. Universal precautions will be discussed and practiced as well as correct sanitation and disinfection methods. Students will learn the protocol of hair removal through tweezing or waxing with the use of hard and soft wax on numerous faces and body parts. Brow shaping, Brow design, Lash and Brow tinting will be demonstrated and taught. Additionally, the theory of other methods of hair removal such sugaring and threading will be explained. Laser physics and safety will be discussed.
Balance and digestion of nutrients can result in good health and while imbalances, deficiencies, or the body’s inability to process nutrients can stress the body and lead to disease. The student will gain knowledge and a practical understanding of how food affects the body.
Paramedical Aesthetics & Pharmacology LVL-2
A complete and thorough skin analysis is the backbone to a successful skincare treatment. The students will learn to conduct a comprehensive skin analysis whereby they should be able to recognize skin types, skin conditions, Fitzpatrick, the Glogau and Gubin classifications and when to suggest further investigation by physicians. The students will understand the importance of not diagnosing disease but be able to recognize diseases and disorders and know when they are contraindicated to the facial service. Skin analysis will be demonstrated and mastered using both a magnifying lamp and the skin scanner\wood lamp
All aspects of clinical and paramedical esthetics are discussed in this level. The students will learn more sophisticated devices and electrical safety will be taught. The students will learn how these advanced electrical devices affect the skin. Chemical peels will be discussed and demonstrated. The history and science of chemical peels will be explained and how percentage and pH plays a role in selecting the correct peel for the client’s particular skin condition. The lectures will include both theoretical aspects as well as demonstrations on all electrical apparatus. All aspects of equipment safety and laws will be taught.
We concentrate on chemistry and cosmetic sciences. Advances in the science of cosmetics have provided new techniques in response to the demand from clients and estheticians. As an esthetician you will be working with chemistry every day. The effects of cosmetics and skincare products are based on how the skin reacts to chemicals. To understand how different chemicals affect the skin, and to choose the correct products and cosmetics for each client’s skin type, estheticians must have a basic knowledge of
Holistic Sciences\Business Dynamics LVL 3
The products estheticians use are the lifeblood of the facial treatment. Estheticians need to know about advanced ingredients and treatments. The skincare industry is a multi-billion dollar industry of which we are a part of. As an esthetician you will need to know a wide spectrum of skincare products, how they work and how they are used. You will need to make decisions about products and how they best suit your client’s skin type and skin condition. Knowing product ingredients and the sources they are derived from is important to your success as an educator and a resource to your clients.
Emphasis is on professionalism during this course while students engage in the learning of the business side of the service-orientated spa industry. Career opportunities will be covered and students will explore all the opportunities available to them as a licensed esthetician. Students will have an opportunity to develop a business plan, draw blue prints, and design an entrepreneurship, retailing, sales techniques, and how to build a spa business. The principles of resume and cover letter writing will be taught. Spa industry statistics will be discussed as well as liability insurance and risk reduction for the licensed esthetician.
We investigate and learn about a holistic approach to skincare and and skincare treatments. Understanding natural ingredients and different philosophies such as the eastern meth ology of skin diagnosis is explored.
You will learn a variety of eastern and western techniques such as reflexology, aromatherapy and advanced massage techniques.
ESI Participatign student visa program for those who qualify & (VA) Veteran Benefits & is an accredited school.