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Elaine Sterling Institute 1

“Your Beauty Career Begins Here.” 2

Table Of Contents Welcome


Student Life




Instructors and Staff


Guest Speakers




Graduate Spotlight


Institute & Spa


Student Kits




International Certification




Financial Aid


Refund Policy


Class Schedules






Fast Facts



Esthetician Nail Care Massage Therapy Post Graduate Esthetics ITEC & CIDESCO


Welcome Welcome to the exciting world of esthetics, nail care and massage therapy. You are about to embark on a journey of advanced learning. You will be exposed to new skills everyday, adding valuable tools to your tool box. These new skills will equip you with the tools you need to take the State Board of Cosmetology exam and be industry ready. The sky is the limit in the beauty world, and as you move through the program you will perfect your skills and develop new ones. Finding your niche and passion is what it is all about. We at The Elaine Sterling Institute are dedicated to partnering with you in your success. Whether you work in a day spa, salon, medical spa, doctor’s office, equipment product sales, or as a makeup artist, you can create your dream and we will be there to support you every step of the way. -Elaine Sterling



The Elaine Sterling Institute was founded by Elaine Sterling in 2008 and is located in the heart of the City of Sandy Springs. Elaine saw the need for quality education that would match the fast-paced and growing field of beauty. She has created a school that is renowned and internationally recognized for high educational standards. Elaine’s vision for a spa-like environment for her students to learn the very best of European techniques with the latest equipment was of paramount importance from inception. Multi-faceted Learning Environment The Elaine Sterling Institute, located at 4840 Roswell Rd NE Building E Suites 201 and 100 and Building D Suite 300 Sandy Springs, GA is a modern, state-of-the art facility that mimics the spa environment and is conducive to learning. ESI contains over 11,479 square feet that include 8 clinic floors/clinic treatment areas, 4 classrooms, 1 nail floor, retail area, administrative office and conference rooms. The Institute layout reflects the dynamic skincare and spa industry with the latest equipment and treatment rooms that are beautifully decorated and clean. Licensing The Elaine Sterling Institute is licensed by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and is in compliance with the Nonpublic Post Secondary Commission (NPEC). ESI is Accredited by COE (Council on Occupational Education). We believe that the beauty industry requires lifelong learning therefore we offer many post graduate classes to assist you in upgrading your current skills to meet the ever changing industry needs. 8

Prestigious Education The Elaine Sterling Institute offers a 1000 hour esthetician program, 600 hour nail care program and 750 Whour massage therapy program. All undergraduate programs are taught to the highest industry standards. We provide education that assists students prepare for the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology exams. Many aspects of our program set us apart from standard beauty schools. We hold our students to high expectations and challenge them by way of our rigorous curriculum. We strive to connect our classroom studies with real world experience to provide a seamless transition from the school to the workplace. Our students gain a competitive advantage through various networking opportunities and events, giving them access to industry leaders. Our dynamic classroom environment includes lecture, guest speakers, hands-on client experience, and instruction from educators with diverse backgrounds. In addition to the 1000 hour state certification program we also offer international ITEC and CIDESCO certification, and extra machine certification to give you a thorough knowledge of skin technology upon completion of the program.

European Skincare Standards with American Scientific Technologies.


Mission, Vision & Values


Our Mission The mission statement is the foundation on which the Elaine Sterling Institute is built. All instructors and staff understand the importance of the Institute’s mission. The mission statement is clearly written and available to students in the school catalog, school website and is displayed on the wall in the reception area and visible to all who enter the school. The mission of The Elaine Sterling Institute is to provide programs of educational excellence that combine the classical European traditions of skincare with modern American scientific technologies. We instruct our students in the competencies set by the state board of cosmetology to equip them with the required skills to pass the state board examination and prepare students to excel in their professional careers. Values ESI instructors and staff accept and support these values: Commitment to our students’ success in school and in the workforce, promoting a creative learning environment

that is a supportive, providing a state-of-the-art facility that is clean, safe, and attractive that emulates the spa environment, facilitating a smooth transition from school to the workplace. Vision Statement The Institutional vision is integral to the future success of our educational programs and ultimately our graduates’ success in the workplace. The instructional and administrative staff realizes they must be committed to the Institution’s mission and vision in order to attain the objectives and goals of the strategic plan. The vision statement of the Elaine Sterling Institute is to provide programs of educational excellence that combine the classical European traditions of skin care with modern American scientific technologies. Realizing this vision will ensure ESI has an esthetician nail care and massage therapy program that is of the highest standard and its graduates will be sought by employers in the spa industry.


Student Life



“I believe in tapping into talent and turning that talent into passion� -Elaine 14

Beautiful Thinking Estheticians , Nail Care Techs & Massage Therapists






“I am a spa professional training the next generation of spa professionals� -Elaine Sterling


Originally from South Africa, our founder, Elaine Sterling, holds both the prestigious CIDESCO (Switzerland) Diplomat and ITEC(London) certifications. A licensed Esthetician and Licensed Esthetician Instructor, Elaine has a passion for skin health. While speaking and writing about the “Theater of the spa experience” she is passionate about the power of the well trained spa professional and how their healing touch can affect peoples lives. Elaine’s professional positions have included Director of Education of a large skincare school in Atlanta and Esthetic and Training Director at Spa Sydell, a highly successful and innovative Day Spa group, also based in Atlanta.


I am never afraid to make mistakes – I am fearless.

In my vast experience as an Esthetician and Educator I have seen first hand my clients’ frustration with their skin issues. My belief is that men and women should look and feel beautiful at any age. After years of research and testing on what I like to call the “living laboratory” (students, clients, patients), I have worked to improve the aesthetic world by developing products, tools, and education programs focusing on the art and science of beauty enhancement. I love the skin and work every moment of the day to find solutions to problematic skin conditions. I am relentless in the pursuit of more beautiful skin. This is my mission, my passion, and my vision. Knowledge, science, and art is in everything I do … from education to product development. The connection of skin to health and wellbeing is paramount to me and is reflected and energized in all my professional endeavors from writing to keynote speaking and spa business coaching.




While speaking, presenting, writing, and training on the subject of “The Theater of the Spa Experience”, Elaine is motivated and encouraged when she sees evidence of the positive effects on and changes brought to people’s lives. The power of a professionally-trained Spa touch is invaluable in the stress-filled world in which we live. Her desire for health and beauty enhancement to be promoted at every available opportunity drives her forward in pursuit of excellence in her field of expertise. Elaine passionately believes in giving back to the community, and does so in a number of ways. To expand the educational experience for students in Georgia, Elaine served on the curriculum advisory board for the Georgia Department of Education. She shares her time and her expertise to ensure that students receive a more sophisticated and well rounded esthetics education. Her volunteer work also extends to webinars, field trips, and

school visits for students in under privileged communities to provide information about career opportunities. In her experience dealing with clients, patients, and frustrated skincare product consumers, she has found that feeding the skin vital antioxidants and anti-inflammatory botanicals will help the skin to repair itself. She does not believe you have to traumatize the skin to see results. While using the progressive rather than aggressive attitude she can take the skin to a new level, bringing about change to problematic skin conditions through daily care. She believes in results without trauma to the skin. “First Do No Harm” Is my mantra.


Instructors & Staff Our faculty and staff have over 100 years combined of esthetic and spa experience to support you every step of the way. We will guide you through this process to make sure you meet the academic outcomes and rise to the challenge of being a brilliant thinking spa professional. All our educators are licensed and have a proven track record within the spa industry and are very passionate about sharing their knowledge and skills with the students.


De Curtis-Glakas ITEC LE, LEI, LNTI, LNT, First Aid/CPR, AED Instructor Ms. De’s strongest attribute is her passion to see her students succeed as individuals and impart a spirit of knowledge and professionalism. De is a wealth of knowledge in both the theoretical and clinical sciences and brings an element of excitement and fun to every class. Giving back to the community and working with students one on one to partner in their success beyond graduation is of the utmost importance to Ms De. “It’s not the load that carries you down, it’s the way you carry it.”

Ko Tan Holistic Science Expert, Author, NCBTMB LMT, ARC Certified Reflexologist Instructor Ko Tan brings a wealth of holistic scientific knowledge and expertise to The Elaine Sterling Institute. Ko Tan’s books “Traditional Chinese Medicine Simplified” and “About Face” is an accumulation of over 20 years of research both in the United States and Asia. Ko Tan’s passion for touch therapy integrated with Chinese medicine is introduced into every lecture. Kotan teaches many of the practical aspects of the ESI curriculum including reflexology, Asian Foot Massage, Indian Head Massage, Ayurvedic Treatments, Introduction to Chinese Medicine, Lymphatic Drainage, Meridian Body Therapy and many more holistic approaches to skincare.

Sonia Barrow-Connerly LE, LEI Instructor Sonia was raised in Vancouver Canada where she was fortunate enough to be exposed to the cosmetology world through a family business from an early age. Sonia knew that a career in beauty was the right one for her from the get go. “I wanted women to put their red lipstick on and let their hair down” Sonia is passionate about all things esthetics including makeup, eyelash extensions, waxing and chemical peels. “I knew from the beginning of my esthetic career that I wanted to teach, mentor and empower students”

Cheryl Wynn LE, LEI Instructor Cheryl Wynn has been in the beauty industry for over 12 years with a dual license in esthetics and nails. Her unquenchable thirst for knowledge provides her with a readiness to face new challenges. She has worked in spas as a therapist for many years where she has received hands-on experience that has evolved into practical application in the classroom. Cheryl has a passion for students and their development and is committed to her craft. “I am very thankful to be working a field that I love and admire.”

“Be present and all will reveal itself!”



Anthony Robinson LE, LEI, LMT Instructor Anthony Robinson has been in the beauty/spa industry for over 23 years. He possess licenses in Cosmetology, Massage Therapy and Esthetics. During his time as a student he became passionate about giving back and becoming an educator. He owns a full service salon/ spa in lower Buckhead named Kevant Salon & Spa. He feels very strong about higher education which caused him to create a non profit foundation the SFC Kevin A Williams Scholarship Foundation which is awarded annually to undergraduates pursuing a Bachelor’s in Psychology. He is also an author of his first fiction novel “He Was My Husband Too”. “Aim High, Focus Forward and to Follow their dreams...”


Gina Morgan LN, LNT, LE Instructor In 1989 Gina received her Nailcare license and later her Instructor’s and Esthetician License. Among some of her successes she was a nail technician and Trainer for Spa Sydell, which is one of the pioneers of the spa industries in Georgia. She also held a position as an esthetician and nail technician at Spa Intercontinental. In 2003 she became an educator advancing to Nail Program Director and started working as an educator at ESI in 2014. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”

Chris Andrews School Director

Quiannia Scaife Director of Admissions

Alicia Patterson Financial Aid

Asha Sterling Creative Director & Color Theory Instructor

Erin Terhune Front Desk Manager

Taylor Brawner Front Desk Coordinator

Jade Patterson Front Desk Coordinator

Whitley Parks Spa Liason

Maria Misiura Marketing


Guest speakers & Industry Professionals Hana Novakova Emily Fritchey Tasha Dionee Philip Luque Alyson O’Neil Angelica Gilbreath Tamara Barhar Katherine Getty’s MD Jenny Houlroyd Page Conner Emily Mitchell SAFA Noorimid Marisa Spagnoli Joshua Weinstein Judy Clack Pat Segers Lyn Ross Thay Charmichael Sheryl Westerman Diana Elise Cristina Proano Alethea Tinkle Nadia Bilchik Jaime Quan Harvey Kat Flynt Alyson Hoag Lea Anne Zonker

Michal Spiegelman Jeri Ross James B Kyne Jr Shalawn Willis Mikki Douglas Chloe Taylor Brown Pamela Springer Dawn Tilman Dr. Louis De Joseph Tammy Taylor Dr. Mattigan Fleck David Kurkoski Josh Weinstein Harry Woods IV Clayton Shagal Demetria Jordan Dr. Colgrove Erika Mitchell Shana King Christina Stevenson Donald Paden Jr. Cristina Proana Lee Ann Zonker Wendy Nagel Arpana Purani Louis De Joseph IDERMED

Dawn Tillman Ricci Ackerman Kim Cooper Lisa Maechelle Furilla Angelica Gilbreath Danielle Rasile Lynn Ross Rachael Singha Laurel Neels Cindi Watts Allison Klusmann Shayzon Prince Joanna Ruley-Garza Nancy Shim Anna Ruch Christina Stevenson Marc Bellew Dr. Erin Madigan Cindy Fuller Lashonda Foy Ryan Christopher Solarex MD Dr. Spiller Cosmedix Tammy Taylor Clarisonic Image Skincare

Jan Marini Aerolase Neo Youngblood Phyllis N. Johnson James B. Kynes, Jr B. Kamins Norvell Spray tan Anastasia Soare

“The Elaine Sterling Institute believes that it is vital for all students to network within the community and build relationships with industry leaders. We invite experts within the business and spa industry to share knowledge and expertise with the students on an on going basis so they the students may stay on the cutting edge of current spa trends.”


Cutting Edge of i Current Spa Trends


Industry Spa Employers in GA

Blue Med Spa The Spa at ESI Château Élan Bliss Spa Spa Sydell Natural Body Mandarin Orient Hotel Authentic Beauty Skin Aesthetics Ageless Remedies Sanda Gane Day Spa Lifetime Fitness American Laser Natural Remedies Spa on Paces Reméde Day Spa Jolie the Day Spa Bella by Alethea Mind and Body Day Spa Spa Ravinia Institut’ Dermed Key Lime Pie Shape Med Blue Fern Spa Blue Divine Buckhead Grand Spa Skin Matters Celestial Spa D’Lor Salon & Spa Ecobel Day Spa Flirt & Flutter Luxury Lash Lounge The Posh Spot Zenergize Wellness Spa Escape Spa Truffles Zen Massage Atlanta Plastic Surgery Solera Salon Youthtopia Med Spa Greenhut Spa M Salon and Spa Muse Salon and Spa Mango Bliss Spa Salon D’Allure and Spa Healing Harbour Three 13 Skincare by Gabriella Spa on the Square Luxe Day Spa Aya Medical Spa Jurlique Day Spa Jeju Sauna SKYN Green Acupuncture and Med Spa Jazmin Spa Derma Luxe Highland Spa 42

ESI Job Fairs In addition to educating our students with professional skills, we also provide ample opportunities for networking within the esthetic community. We host several job fairs per year to introduce students to potential employers, and to expose students to potential career outlets they may not have previously considered. Students also meet graduates and are able to visualize where their education can take them.


ESI Graduate Spotlight



Nina Graduated 2011 She is one of the few Estheticians to receive her ITEC Diploma with “Distinction”. Nina’s ultimate goal is to become a successful spa owner and develop her own skincare line. Nina is currently the Director of Strategic Planning at Fountain of Youth MD


Lisa Graduated 2009 Lisa opened Practically Perfect Day Spa in September of 2010, shortly after graduating from Aesthetics school. While in school she quickly realized she had a passion for business as well as making people feel good. Lisa has put her heart and soul into creating a wonderful environment for everyone that walks through her doors. 47

Inga Graduated 2010 She has had a passion for makeup and brows and now owns her own business called Adorned Faces and is a manager at Anastasia Beverly Hills.


Kalen Graduated 2011 Kalen had a vision to open her own business before she even began school at ESI. Once she graduated she opened a med spa called Blue Divine and now offers lasers peels and more.


Rosemary Graduated 2009 “My journey in esthetics just keeps getting better and better. I am so thankful for what I have learned from The Elaine Sterling school of Esthetics.� Rosemary now works at a medical spa called Blue Divine.


Raeleen Graduated 2013 Raeleen worked in two spas in Atlanta, one being a medical spa. She earned her ITEC (Distinction) and Medi-Clinical Certifications while in Atlanta. Now she is currently working at a lakeside spa in Las Vegas.


Nancy Graduated 2011 Medical, internationally-certified aesthetician specializing in advanced clinical skincare, lasers, and micropigmentation work (cosmetic and/or paramedical tattoos). Nancy is the owner and Sweet and Lashful and Medical Aesthetician at Blue Med Spa in Atlanta, GA.



Institute & Spa

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The Spa As a full service spa and esthetician, nail care and massage therapy institute, we offer a variety of spa treatments, as well as packages and series. Because ESI is an institute and a spa, we offer our services at affordable rates. However, our clients never sacrifice quality for cost, and our top notch students perform at the highest level of professionalism. What we have to offer: Clinical Skin Treatments, Facials, Makeup, Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent, LED, High Frequency, Ultra Sonic, Chemical Peels, Waxing, Elaine Sterling Skincare, Nail Services, Clayton Shagal Skincare, Young Blood Makeup, Mac Makeup, Environ clinical treatments, Body Treatments, Spray Tan, Manicures, Pedicures, Swedish Massage & much more! 57

Serene and Tranquil Spa Rooms Our upscale spa rooms provide students with hands on experience in a private setting. We equip our clinics with the latest skincare technology, and we provide certifications for all of our machines, from high frequency to laser. See our certifications page for our complete list of certifications offered at ESI. We believe that instructing our students within the spa environment creates a work based atmosphere that assists you with a seamless transition from school to the spa.


Happy Feet & Pedicure Room While the rest of our spa rooms provide comfort while you treat your face and body, we set up our Fishbowl room to provide relaxation for your feet. Our luxurious pedicure chairs allow you to recline in serenity. We have insulated this room against noise and harsh light. Upon entrance, clients will be soothed with water flowing from our Buddha fountain and peaceful music. For a bit of creative fun, we have also installed colored lighting to subtly engage clients with their surroundings.


Pro Artist Room ESI is dedicated to a higher learning environment. This section is dedicated to the skill and art of makeup and waxing. Makeup artistry is a growing industry with connections to the theatre, music, and film industry. Our Pro Artist courses will provide students with exposure to professional makeup application and the tools they need to showcase their work. Highly skilled makeup artists and waxing specialist are in high demand this fast past section of the curriculum allows you to learn at the Pro level we have incorporated airbrush makeup, advanced makeup applications, full body waxing, laser theory and advanced hair removal techniques including threading,sugaring, hard and soft wax techniques. 62

I have created skills based training to help improve the lives of the community. -Elaine 63

Escape Room Our escape room is one of our many spa rooms designed to give clients the ultimate relaxation. This room also provides training with our state of the art infrared sauna, body wraps and salt scrubs. Ultimate escape packages are available and include spa cuisine. Take a spacation with a few hours of pure relaxation and bliss.


Environ We are proud to have Environ skincare as a professional and educational partner with the Elaine Sterling Institute. Through this partnership, students receive hands-on training with professional products and medical esthetic treatments designed by Environ. The unique technologies and methods offered via this connection are not available at any other institutions, further setting ESI apart.

Oasis Spa Take a journey to another land in our private Oasis spa room with supreme relaxation in a comfortable setting.


Big A Clinic Our spacious Big A clinic floor gives you hands-on classroom experience in a spa environment.


Cosmetics Makeup application is an essential part of the journey at ESI. From proper application to color theory, your cosmetic experience will give you the tools you need to keep your clients looking their best. Because you cannot forsake skin for cosmetics, we use Youngblood mineral makeup. Youngblood cosmetics gives just the right coverage and high fashion looks while maintaining the skin’s natural beauty.


Skincare “In my experience dealing with clients, patients and frustrated skincare product consumers I have found that feeding the skin vital antioxidants and anti-inflammatory type botanicals will help the skin to repair itself. I do not believe you have to traumatize the skin to see results. While using the progressive rather than aggressive attitude we can take the skin to a new level. Bring about change to problematic skin conditions through daily care. Results without trauma to the skin. “First Do No Harm” Is my mantra.”

We place the focus on skincare at ESI, and we demand nothing less than the highest quality skincare products. In addition to our own Elaine Sterling Skincare line, we hand pick the best products on the market for our students and clients to bring the skincare experience full circle from spa to home treatment. I bring you a skincare line that works ... you will love it ... This is my gift to you! - Elaine Sterling


Machines The skincare industry is rapidly changing with the development of new technologies. In order to enter the field as an employable esthetician, students must posses extensive knowledge of new skincare machines. During their education, our students learn to use a variety of cutting edge skincare machines. Uses for these machines range from slimming and trimming, skin smoothing, cellulite reduction, exfoliation, and so much more. The ability to use esthetic machinery opens many career possibilities and makes our students highly desirable in this competitive industry.


Machines Our machines curriculum includes the latest in-demand technologies that perform a variety of functions. Students will perform mechanical exfoliations with our crystal, diamond-tip, and hydro microdermabrasion machines. Our Ultrasonic skin scrubber digs deeper and not only removes the outer layer of skin, but extracts pores. Microcurrent and high frequency machines deliver electrical current to retrain facial muscles and kill subcutaneous bacteria, respectively.

As a student at ESI, estheticians will leave with an exhaustive repertoire of in-depth treatments that have the potential to generate a substantial portion of income and a loyal clientele.

A simple treatment to add to any esthetician’s skill-set is the LED light panel that delivers various frequencies to treat specific conditions. The most rapidly expanding field of paramedical esthetics are body contouring machines that treat stubborn areas on the body.


Student Kits


Any student esthetician relies on more than knowledge to complete an education. As this is a hands-on field, it requires training with student equipment and tools. The student kit, included in tuition and fees, includes skincare, nails, and make-up supplies, along with a complete ESI ensemble.


Esthetics Kit Your esthetics kit prepares you to work with clients in the spa setting. The manikin will facilitate your learning of makeup application, mask application, proper cleansing routine, and more.


Esthetics Tablet Our training media resources provide you with in-depth skin and nailcare knowledge. As a backbone of our curriculum, we use the standard Milady’s Coursemate online, ITEC e-learning portal, Elaine Sterling student portal and build upon it with self-created and outside resources.


Ardell lash kit This eye lash starter kit gives you all the tools and information you need for lash application. Lash application and tinting has become such an intrinsic part of esthetics, and is a valuable skill for new skincare professionals.


Makeup Brushes No esthetician is complete without her makeup brushes. Our high quality set of brushes comes with a stylish, yet understated carrying case.


Mac Makeup Kit Our extensive makeup kit is contains everything you need for our in depth makeup courses. This kit will serve you well while in school, and beyond.


Nails Kit All nail care students receive a complete Tammy Taylor student nail kit. This kit contains essential tools for all nail services that we offer including gel nails. Nail kits include manikins for practicing all nail application techniques.


Gel Manicure Gel manicures and pedicures are becoming increasingly popular alternatives to acrylic nails. Their curing time under LED lighting can be shorter, and produces no odor. Student kits include a hard gel manicure set, which can only be removed by filing, as well as a soft gel kit, that be soaked off of the nails.


Student nail kits also include tips for nail application and a selection of high quality nail colors.


All the essential tools for manicures and pedicures are included in your kit. Included with this set is a training dvd to supplement classroom learning. Nail files and buffer allow you to shape the client’s nails, and the manikin give you plenty of training before working on clients.


Nail polish application and removal are not the only parts of a manicure or pedicure. Included in most nails service are a massage and skin exfoliation. Learning how to properly massage the hands, arms, legs, and feet is an important skill for any nail technician. Your kit includes hand and foot exfoliation products and tools.



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Nail Care 99

Massage 105

Post Grad 111




An esthetician is a skincare expert that specializes in fostering and maintaining healthy skin. Beginning your career as an esthetician requires training in a variety of subjects ranging from biology to holistic healthcare. The information below is provided to give an overview of the curriculum, skills, and certifications we offer at the Elaine Sterling Institute.


Skills Basic and advanced massage techniques: (hands, feet, back, face and dĂŠcolletĂŠ) Pre and post-operative skin treatments European facials European facial with machines Brow Design (tweezing, waxing, threading) Lash and Brow tinting Color Theory Advanced makeup techniques (day, evening, runway, special occasion, fantasy, editorial, high fashion) False lash application Back treatments Back treatments with hot stones Face treatments with stones Advanced waxing techniques (Brow, Full leg, underarm, bikini, Brazilian, Speed waxing, facial waxing, arm waxing) Airbrush tanning Nutrition Advanced skin analysis Microdermabrasion (Crystal and Diamond tip application) Brush Machine Vacuum Spray Machine (lymphatic drainage) Galvanic (Iontophoresis & Deincrustation) High Frequency (Indirect, and Direct) Microcurrent LED (light Emitting Diodes) Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber Chemical Peels (Spa Grade and Medical Grade Peels) Paramedical Skincare Treatments 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 treatments First Aid CPR/AED Certification OSHA education Medical Charting Advanced Skin analysis


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“We are touching people’s lives with our hands & our hearts” - Elaine

The Elaine Sterling Institute offers the 1000-hour esthetician 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. Our extensive curriculum includes industry standards, skincare treatment techniques, machine certifications, waxing, makeup, and so much more. As an esthetician, clients will look for your advice related to matters of the skin. Our students are trained to identify skin types and possible issue, and respond to clients individual needs. We take pride in our client-student interactions and instill a sense of professionalism in all of our students. Our unique hands-on approach provides a leg-up for students looking for careers in this competitive industry.

students also learn holistic therapies such as reflexology, how to use advanced paramedical skincare machines and technology, and how to use the internet and social media outlets to enhance their future careers and businesses. Advanced equipment education within the 1000 hour esthetician program allows our students to graduate at an advanced level. We expose the students to the latest technology available to the spa arena so that you can transition smoothly to the spa environment with confidence. Radio Frequency, Laser Technology, Microcurrent, microdermabrasion, Light Emitting diodes and ultrasound technology are taught in out level 2 section.

What makes the esthetics program at ESI different from the rest? Our unique, hands-on approach provides student with practical knowledge they can carry with them for the rest of their careers. Our European spa environment trains students to function at industry level standards. In addition to the standard esthetics information conveyed in classes,


Esthetics Curriculum

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 sta足rts 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 94

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.

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. Pro Artist 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 postoperative 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. 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. 95

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.

insurance and risk reduction for the licensed esthetician. We investigate and learn about a holistic approach to skincare and skincare treatments. Understanding natural ingredients and different philosophies such as the eastern methodology of skin diagnosis is explored. You will learn a variety of eastern and western techniques such as reflexology, aromatherapy and advanced massage techniques.

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. 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



Nail Care

Become a nail care technician in under 7 months with this fun, fast paced program. Our nail care program prepares you for the state board and for the workplace. Nail technicians are in demand with this creative and fun career track. Our program teaches you spa manicures and pedicures as well as more intricate nail design services that are in demand within the spa industry.


Level 1: Theory 200 Hours Personal Hygiene, Ethics and Customer Care Sanitation and Sterilization EPA, OSHA, Government Standards & Blood Spill Procedure AIDS, HIV & Universal Precautions Physiology & Anatomy of the hands, arms & legs Diseases and Disorders Chemistry Nail Structure Basic Manicure & Basic Pedicure Paraffin Treatments on hands & feet Introduction to Reflexology Implements usage, procedures & safety Client care and Consultation Level 2: 400 Hours Massage Techniques Deluxe pedicure Nail Sculpting Electric Filing Artificial Tip application &overlay Acrylic & Gels Nail Wrap (Silk, Linen) Fill in application Artificial nail removal & nail repair Nail Art Techniques Airbrush Nail Art Student Competition Advanced Techniques Business development, Marketing, Advertising & Retailing Career Planning, Resume Writing, Job Placement Salon business & Operations Georgia State Board Laws & Rules State Board Examination Preparation Manicure




Nail Care Curriculum

Level 1 During this level, students will learn about basic hygiene, ethics, and customer care. Students must acquire basic hygiene practices for personal and professional cleanliness. Industry wide precautions and contamination prevention are discussed. Students will also be instructed on proper attire for the workplace and for the clinic. Effective communication forms the backbone of a successful student and throughout his or her time at EIaine Sterling Institute, communication skills for use with clients and professionals will be refined. Sanitation and Sterilization must be practiced in all clinic and spa environments. This aspect of the curriculum discusses nail specific and general spa sanitation practices. The student must gain a thorough understanding 102

of bacteria and other pathogens. Various types of disinfectants and their uses will be discussed. As part of the state board certification, the student must learn proper OSHA standards and other government procedures. We also offer First Aid, CPR, and AED certification. As nail care technicians, students must respond to the physical and biological needs of their clients. To do so effectively requires specific knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the hands, arms, and legs. Students examine the workings of the bodies from the cellular level to large bodily systems. Caring for the skin is as important as caring for a client’s nails. Students will learn the function of the skin as it relates to the hands and nails. A nil technician must be able to

recognize skin disorders and irregularities of the nails to assist clients with nail or skin problems or recommend a visit to a doctor when the problem goes beyond the reach of the nail tech. Skincare products and nail polishes contain specific chemicals that enable them to perform their specific functions. In order to use products correctly and understand how they work, students must learn the basic chemistry. In addition to products, students must understand how to use nail tools and equipment. They will learn about the different nail implements and tools and how to properly care for these instruments by means of sanitation and storage. During level 1, students must also grasp fundamental business techniques. Building a nail business and career does not happen by nail skill alone. Students must build a good rapport with their clients, learn to recommend specific treatments, and keep organized files. Students must also use the knowledge gained regarding the nail care business to formulate a plan for their prospective career. Once a business is up and running, it takes additional skills to ensure that your business grows to suit your needs. Students will learn about the varying types of salons, and learns effective means of navigating the job market. Through your time at ESI, you will have many networking opportunities to cultivate a network upon entering the job market. Students will write their own resume and develop marketing practices for their own businesses. When student has completed Level 1 requirements, they must pass an evaluation with a score of 75% or higher to proceed to Level 2 Level 2 Level delves deeper into the specific knowledge relating to the practice of nail care including advanced techniques and spa procedures.

Both hands and feet must be mastered by the nail care technician. The basic pedicure lesson includes knowledge of the implements, treatment of calluses, massage movements, and reflexology. For spa pedicure and deluxe pedicures, students will practice more in depth treatments including masks and exfoliations. More advanced nail techniques are practiced in the clinic and in the classroom. Nail sculpting lessons include a display of nail tools, and different aspects of nail enhancement, and application of sculpted nails. Nail wraps and tips make up another portion of this advanced techniques segment and these lesson include application and filing of tips, removing tips, nail wraps, and maintenance of tips. Nail services allow technicians a sense of creative and can express themselves, based on their client’s wishes, via their nail art. Students will learn how to airbrush nails and experiment with 3-d nail art and liquid polymer. Proper application and removal of different gel manicures and their application completes the students nail education.

Students will firs learn the basic manicure and the spa manicure. In level 2, students truly begin their handson training as they learn fundamental nail procedures and how to expand upon them. Basic nail shapes, aromatherapy, polish application, and massage movements are all practiced on the students and on clients.




ESI’s highly trained faculty is dedicated to creating a safe, nurturing and relaxed learning environment which honors the diversity and unique gifts each student possesses. We provide a program of educational excellence which combines the classical European traditions of massage with modern American scientific technologies. We believe that human beings excel when encouraged to be fully who they are. Our staff maintains high standards of integrity, character, and ethics, while cultivating these qualities in each one of our students. The program provided by ESI will insure our students are equipped with the required skills to pass the state board examination and prepare them to excel in their professional careers. 105

Skills CPR/AED Certification Chair Massage Swedish Massage Thai Massage Deep Tissue Massage Technique Neuro Muscular Technique/Trigger Point/ Sports Massage Shiatsu Intro to Reflexology (Hands, Ears, Foot) Intro to Aromatherapy Intro to eastern theory and practice Massage in medicine Hydro Therapy Pre natal massage Lymphatic drainage Other somatic therapies/Basic Pharmacology Spa Therapies (salt scrub, Mud Wrap, Hot Stone, Hydrotherapy)



Massage Curriculum The massage therapy course of study includes theory, instructor/guest demonstrations, guided practice and clinic experience under instructor supervision. The course is divided into the following categories: ESI offers the 750 hour Massage therapy program to prepare you for the MBLEX examination and Georgia State board of Massage license. Level 1: Theory 375 Hours History Overview of Massage Distribute Intro. Packet (Forms, procedures, etc.) Review State Board Laws & Rules, unpack kit, History of massage Requirements for the Practice of Therapeutic Massage State Guidelines, Industry and Business Controls Scope of Practice, license they are the law, Educational Requirements, Health Requirements, License versus certification. Reasons why licenses can be revoked, suspended or canceled. Professional Ethics for Massage Therapists Code of ethics, Boundaries, Ethical touch, supervision, Ethical business practices, communication skills, building a professional image, your business name. Overview Relationship & Definition of A&P, Physiologic changes during disease, The role of therapeutic massage in stress pain, and the pain-spasm-pain cycle. Medical & anatomic terminology Effects benefits, indications & Contra indications of Massage Effect & benefits of massage, conditions and contraindications of massage, endangerment sites. Human A&P/ Kinesiology Cells, Enzymes, Tissues & Systems, Structure, Body cavities and organs, Terms, Joints, Movement, Major Muscles, Posture Equipment & Products Equipment, massage room, place of business Sanitation & Safety Practices First Aid- CPR/AED Certification, Path of disease & infection, maintaining sanitary conditions, summary of precautions, safety practices, universal Precautions, Sanitary conditions, Personal Hygiene. 108

Consultation & Documentation Draping & Client Consultation, intake & medical forms, body diagrams, preliminary assessment, develop a treatment plan, informed consent, SOAP notes, updating charts. Classical Massage Movements Classification, understanding, description & application of Massage movements, ouch, gliding, kneading, friction, percussion, joint movements, rhythm & pressure in massage Application of Massage Technique Chair Massage, building strength and flexibility in your hands, body mechanics, posture, table mechanics, exercises for strength, professional rules. Massage in the Spa Setting Spa massage, aromatherapy, exfoliation, body wraps, spa policies, specialized equipment, customer service, employment opportunities, advancing your career. Procedures for Complete Body Massages Preparing, assisting and positioning the client, draping procedures and methods, table mechanics, Maintaining contact with client, procedure for professional massage. *POWER TEST 1 Skills Assessment 1 (Practical Exam)Holistic Massage *Power Test 1 – Test students on comprehension of all theory chapters covered in level I. Level 2: 375 Hours Clinical Massage Techniques Neuromuscular therapies, trigger-point therapy, muscle energy technique, position release, myofascial release, deep tissue techniques, craniosacral therapy, deep tissue massage. Hydrotherapy History & Terms, Practical Application, Indications & Contraindications, Temperatures. Unfavorable Reactions, Physical Modalities, Equipment, Cryotherapy.

Lymph Massage Lymph Massage application & Procedure

MBLEX Prep Exam Prep

Therapeutic Procedure Client intake, assessment, observation, other orthopedic tests, soft tissue barriers, palpation skills, acute and chronic conditions, the role of continuing educations. Athletic


Athletic Sports Massage Purpose & Applications of Athletic Sports Massage, Contraindications. Massage in Medicine Alternative & Complimentary medicine, integrative medicine, chiropractic and massage, hospital based massage, massage as medicine, insurance reimbursed for massage.

*Power Test II - Test students on comprehension of all theory chapters covered in level 1 & 2. PLEASE NOTE: Educational field trips, student competitions, and guest speakers are added as needed to provide supplemental expertise, added value to the programs and to increase the students exposure to the industry. *Program includes student kit

Massage for Special Populations Pre Natal Massage, Infant Massage, children & elderly massage, Clients with disabilities, massage for the critically ill, precautions for working with HIV/AIDS infected clients. Other Therapies Chair Massage, Reflexology, Energetic Manipulations, Other Energy Therapy, Chakra Energy Work, Additional Somatic Therapy Business Practices Attitude, self-image, public image, business planning, business operations, startup costs, business location, licenses and permits, protecting your business, planning the physical layout, setting your fees, marketing, laws, hiring employees. Career Path, Business Plan- Projects, Career Path POWER TEST II Skills Assessment II practical examination Student to choose 1 Elective for Final Practical Exam **Written ASSESSMENT Level 2 Practical Exam – Student to choose 1: Chair Massage, Thai Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Stone Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Exit Projects Provide Guidelines/due dates, etc. for “exit projects”



Post Grad

The Elaine Sterling Institute offers an array of post graduate CE courses and advanced classes to assist you in renewing your license. Our post graduate classes are available to licensed estheticians, nail technicians and cosmetologists. Updating and advancing your existing skills, staying current with the advances in technologies within spa and medical spa industry is vital to help you advance your career. 111

Courses offered:

Laser Hair Removal Brazilian Wax Lash Extensions ITEC Certification CIDESCO Certification Professional Makeup Eye Brow Design Holistic Sciences Advanced Machines 5 day advanced laser Color Theory


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Esthetics, like most healthcare fields, changes rapidly with the development of new technology and new research. It is the responsibility of the esthetic professional to keep up with current information and practices. Just because a person has had their license for 10 years, does not mean that they are well versed in current practices. Machines have become such an integral part of modern skincare, and estheticians without machine certifications are missing access to a valuable clientele with the potential to be very lucrative.

In addition to machine certifications, we also offer skills certification such as lash application. Lash artistry is a blossoming field, and all esthetics professionals should ride the wave while interest is still high.

Our post graduate classes allow working professionals to continue their education at their own pace. Our courses are structured around a period of a few days, to allow you to return to work as quickly as possible.


International Certification Your passport to an international career! Do you want to receive an internationally recognized certificate? Your skills will meet international standards and the credentials are recognized and easily transportable from one country to another.

CIDESCO This certification is another international certification recognized globally for higher skincare standards. This certification adds an unprecedented level of sophistication to your license or degree.

ITEC Prep classes: Beauty Treatments (4 day prep class) $995 European Skin Care and Eye Treatments (includes eyelash tinting) Make-Up, Color Theory and Corrective Techniques Waxing ( Hard and Soft Wax) Professional Conduct and Business Awareness ITEC BOOK & ELAINE STERLING DVD INCLUDED

5 Day Intensive Prep Class

Facial Electrical (1 day prep class) $295 (5 case studies are to be completed prior to examination) Microcurrent Iontophoresis and Desincrustation Vacuum Massage High Frequency (Direct and Indirect Method) Microdermabrasion (1 day Prep class) $195 (5 case studies to be completed prior to examination)

Class: $1495 Exam Fee: $600 *Must be licensed for three years with three years work experience. Class One: Introduction to CIDESCO Understanding CIDESCO forms The CIDESCO project (Additional Subject) Guide to the practical Exam Skin and Body Care Guide to theoretical Examination Nail Care\Nail Structure & Diseases\Disorders Class Two: Facial Waxing Facial Electrical

ITEC Exams Beauty Treatments Exam Fee $295 Facial Electrical Exam Fee $295 Microdermabrasion Exam Fee $295 ITEC Text Book $55 ITEC Requirements: Licensed Cosmetologist or Esthetician

Class Three: Body Mapping Advanced Massage

This prep class for the ITEC examination will help you prepare for both the written and practical examinations administered by ITEC (London).

Class Five: Mock CIDESCO Practical Examination


Class Four: Body Electrical Exercise Routine

Admissions Entrance Requirements The Elaine Sterling Institute admits as students only persons having one of the following: • A high school diploma accredited by an agency authorized by the US Department of Education • Through investigation into the validity and accuracy of the diploma will be executed • If the diploma is proven to be invalid documentation, the student will be dismissed from school and appropriate charges or refunds of tuition payments and/or Title IV funding resulting in overpayments will be initiated. • A GED (General Equivalency Diploma) accredited by an agency authorized by the US Department of Education • Applicants seeking admission into an instructor-training program must possess one of the previous certifications and have held a current Esthetician license in the state of Georgia for at least one year. • CONDITIONAL ENROLLMENT: if appropriate documentation cannot be gathered prior to enrollment, conditional enrollment may be granted by the School Administrator. If the student enters enrollment under this condition, Title IV funding will be disallowed until appropriate documentation can be obtained.

Former Students Reentering students will be charged at the current tuition rates for newly entering students. Amounts paid during their first period of enrollment will be credited to this account. If the student reenters within twelve months of the withdrawal, the registration fee will be waived; however, a reentry fee of $100.00 is charged.

New Students After an interview with an admissions representative, the prospective student will tour the facility and complete a pre-enrollment checklist. The admissions process proceeds with the completion of pre-entrance forms including an enrollment agreement and interview (in person or on the phone by the school director). Accepted students will be notified of orientation for new students (attendance at which is required for all students) held on or before the start of classes to introduce the student with the opportunities and policies of the Institute. Students are required to write a 250 word essay on why ESI is the right school for their esthetic education.

VA Benefits Any students that are approved for VA benefits may apply at our school as full-time or part-time day or evening. Please apply at least 30-60 days prior to enrollment date of your choice for the school to process student’s benefit with the Department of Veteran Affairs. Once processing is complete the Department of Veteran Affairs will send the student an award letter. Every VA student has a different case and the process will be different for every student. Please contact the VA at their toll-free number 1-888-4424551 to discuss your individual financial case. Upon enrolling in our school please fill out our registration form, tuition agreement, and pay our registration fee and preenrollment fee. You can find our enrollment information and forms under the admissions tab above.

Re Admission ESI reserves its right to refuse readmission to any student who has withdrawn and requests readmission.


1-20 Foreign Student Visa and VA Benefits Programs M-1 Visa Foreign students must first apply to study at a approved school in the United States. The Elaine Sterling Institute is an approved school in the State of Georgia. Once accepted to our school, students must fill out our enrollment form and send it back to us. Our school will fill out an I-20 M-N/ID form (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant (M-1) Student Status - For Vocational Students) and send it to the student. If a student should require a visa, take the form I-20 to the nearest U.S. consulate and obtain a student visa. Once you receive your I-20 form from the school you plan on attending, take your form to your nearest U.S. consulate for visa processing. *You must also be able to prove to the consulate that you have the financial resources required for your education and stay in the United States.

GED certification Please see your admissions representative for information regarding online GED prep courses. There is no online GED Test. The GED Test must be taken in person at a location approved by the state. Your admissions representative can provide more information regarding costs and test dates or you may refer to the adult school location in your area listed below: Georgia GED Administrator Ms. Kimberly Lee Director, Assessment, Evaluation and GED Administrator Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education 1800 Century Place NE, Suite 555 Atlanta, GA 30345-4304 (404) 679-1621 Georgia GED Locations by City North Metro Technical College 5198 Ross Road Acworth, GA 30102 770-387-4032 Rockdale/DeKalb Probation Detention Center 2165 Chambers Drive Conyers, GA 30012 770-338-5777

Augusta Technical College 3116 Deans Bridge Road Augusta, GA 30906 706-771-5710 Douglas County Campus of West Central Technical College 4600 Timber Ridge Drive Douglasville, GA 30135 770-838-3192 Conyers Georgia GED Testing Locations Rockdale County Jail 911 Chambers Drive Conyers, GA 30012 770-929-0067 x235 Fulton County Board of Education Staff Development Center 3121 Norman Berry Drive East Point, GA 30344 404-669-8094 Griffin Georgia GED Testing Locations Griffin Technical College 501 Varsity Road Griffin, GA 30223 770-229-3178

Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library One Margaret Mitchell Square Atlanta, GA 30303 404-730-1837 Covington-Newton County Center 16200 Alcoy-Jersey Road, N.E. Covington, GA 30209 404-297-9522

Lawrenceville Georgia GED Testing Locations

Atlanta Technical College 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy Atlanta, GA 30310-4446 404-225-4468 DeKalb County Jail 4425 Memorial Drive Decatur, GA 30032 404-298-8179

Clayton County Performing Art Center, GED Testing 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway Jonesboro, GA 30236 404-608.7568

Gwinnett Technical College 5150 Sugar Loaf Pkwy Lawrenceville, GA 30046 678-226-6323 Jonesboro Georgia GED Testing Locations

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Financial Aid School Federal Title IV Eligibility The Elaine Sterling Institute is eligible for, and may participate in, certain Federal Title IV programs of aid for education, including the Pell Grant and the Direct Loan Program, which includes student and parent loans. ESI is authorized under Federal law to enroll eligible nonimmigrant alien students; social security beneficiaries and students as vocational rehabilitation participants. School FAFSA Code 042045 Federal Financial Aid Programs – General Information Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify under the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education. Student aid is awarded on the basis of the applicant’s need. Factors such as income, assets and family size are all considered in determining the applicant’s need. ESI participates in the following federal financial aid programs: • Government Direct Student Loans • The Pell Grant Program • Government Direct Parent Plus Loans for Undergraduate Students Tuition and Registration Fees Esthetician Program - 1000 hours 2014 TOTAL: $14,900 includes: Tuition: $11976 Kit: $2740 Entrance Fees: - separate from the cost of the program TOTAL: $184 includes: Registration Fee: $85 (non-refundable) Student Liability Insurance: $59 Graduation Fee: $40

Nail Care Program - 600 hours TOTAL: $7856.55 includes: Tuition: $6000 Kit: $1672.55 Entrance Fees: - separate from the cost of the program TOTAL: $184 includes: Registration Fee: $85 (non-refundable) Student Liability Insurance: $59 Graduation Fee: $40 Massage Program - 750 hours TOTAL: $13,369 includes: Tuition: $11,485 Kit: $1700 MBLEX Test Fee: $195 Entrance Fees: - separate from the cost of the program TOTAL: $184 includes: Registration Fee: $85 (non-refundable) Student Liability Insurance: $59 Graduation Fee: $40 *All registration fees are payable online at www. or through the Admissions office Payment Plans are also available if you wish to make regular, smaller payments instead of paying for your tuition in lump sums. Payment plans are typically scheduled for monthly payments of the same amount every month. If you would like to fill out an application for federal student aid, please follow these steps: 1. Go to 2. Click “start here” to submit a free application for Federal Student Aid 3. Create a pin, fill out the online form, and input our school code. Our school code: 042045 For more information about Elaine Sterling Institute financial aid, please call 404.809.3702 or email our financial aid director at

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Refund Policy Policy And Procedure Cancellations, Withdrawals and Refunds Student may be entitled to a refund of certain payments to ESI if Student cancels Student’s planned participation in the Program or withdraws from the Program prior to its completion. Other than amounts that are refunded pursuant to the following policies, payments required under this Agreement (including, if applicable, the Tuition Installment Agreement) shall continue to be payable to ESI. It is ESI’s intention that the following guidelines adhere to guidelines issued by the State of Georgia will be followed for a refund or a cancellation/withdrawal: Cancellation Prior To the Beginning of Classes 1. All monies paid by Student (other than the registration fee) are refundable if Student requests a refund within three (3) business days after signing this Agreement. 2. If Student has not yet signed a contract with ESI, Student is entitled to receive a full refund of all monies paid if Student requests a refund within three (3) business days after first making a payment to ESI. 3. If an applicant is accepted, but fails to register, any tuition payments are fully refundable. The application fee is retained by ESI. 4. If an applicant is not accepted, the application fee is retained, and any tuition payments are fully refundable. 5. If an applicant requests cancellation beyond the three (3) business days from the actual signing of the enrollment contract, they are entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus the application fee.

4. Attending any part of a class will result in charge for a full day of attendance. Method of Refund Calculation – meaning if you withdraw, how much your tuition balance to be paid will be: 1. Refunds are calculated from the last date of actual attendance. ESI will issue the appropriate refund, if any, to Student within thirty (30) days of the last day of attendance. 2. If Student completes no more than five (5) percent of instructional time, no less than ninety-five (95) percent of tuition is refunded. 3. If Student completes more than five (5) percent, but no more than ten (l0) percent of instructional time, no less than ninety (90) percent of tuition is refunded. 4. If Student completes more than ten (10) percent, but no more than twenty-five (25) percent of instructional time, no less than seventy-five (75) percent of tuition is refunded. 5. If Student completes more than twenty-five (25) percent but no more than fifty (50) percent of instructional time, no less than fifty (50) percent of tuition is refunded. 6. If Student completes more than fifty (50) percent of instructional time, ESI is not required to issue a refund and all tuition is due by the student. 7. If ESI fails to fulfill its obligation to complete any program of instruction after training of Student has begun, Student is entitled to a refund of all tuition and fees paid.

Withdrawal after Classes Begin 1. Student’s program of study is considered terminated if more than fourteen (14) days of scheduled classes have passed since the last date of Student’s actual attendance at the school. This will be considered an administrative withdrawal. 2. If written notice of withdrawal is provided by Student and received by ESI, termination is effective as of the last date of attendance. 3. If written notice is not provided, the refund is determined by the last date of actual attendance of school. 121 121

Academic Calendar 2015 Start Dates Full Time 9 mths/ 38 wks/ 18 wks – mid/ (avg. 26)/ 119 hrs per month 01/06/15












Part Time Day 11 mths/44 wks/22 wks – mid/23.5 hrs per week/94 hrs per month 01/06/15












Part Time Evening 13.5 mths/54 wks/27 wks – mid/19.5 hrs per week/78 hrs per month 01/06/15













Nail Care Program - A 6 mths/ 22 hrs per week 01/04/15












Nail Care Program - B 6 mths/ 18 hrs per week 01/06/15












Student Hours of Operation The school is open from 8 am for your convenience. You are considered tardy at 9:01 am and at 9:05 am you can attend class however, no hours or credits will be accumulated for that day. Clocking out before your scheduled class end time will result in only no hours. Esthetician Day Classes Full Time LEVEL ONE Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm PRO-ARTISTRY, LEVEL TWO AND LEVEL THREE Tuesday through Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 8:30 am -4:30 pm Day Classes Part Time LEVEL ONE Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm PRO-ARTISTRY, LEVEL TWO AND LEVEL THREE Tuesday through Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Saturday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Massage Therapy Part-Time Day Saturday & Sunday 8:30AM - 4:30PM Monday - Thursday 6:00PM - 9:30PM School Closure April 20 Easter July 1-July 7 July 4th break November 27, 28 (Thurs - Fri) December 25 - Jan 1 Christmas break Administration Office Closed Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day Feb 17 President’s Day May 26 Memorial Day Set 1 Labor Day Oct 13 Columbus Day Nov 11 Veteran’s Day *Start dates are subject to change without notice. Please call our admissions office for any updated information on start dates and times for our various programs.

Evening Classes Part Time LEVEL ONE Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm PRO-ARTISTRY, LEVEL TWO AND LEVEL THREE Tuesday through Thursday 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturdays 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Nail Technician Evening - Saturday 8:30AM - 4:30PM (1/2 hour break each day) Monday through Thursday 6:00PM - 9:30PM Day - Saturday 8:30AM - 4:30PM (1/2 hour break each day) Tuesday through Friday 9:00AM - 1:00PM


Associations Elaine Sterling is a participating member of the ASCP (associated skincare professionals) skincare council in conjunction with AACS (American Association of Cosmetology Schools) The purpose and mission of the skincare council is to raise the bar of skincare education. We hope to create a voice for skincare schools.


Resources State Board of Cosmetology 237 Coliseum Drive Macon, GA 31217-3858 478-207-2440 COE 7840 Roswell Road Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350 Phone (local): 770-396-3898 Phone: (toll-free) 800-917-2081

The Elaine Sterling Institute is accredited by the Commission of Council on Occupational Education.

Nonpublic Post Secondary Education Commission (NPEC) 2082 East Exchange Place Suite 220 Tucker, GA 30084-5305 770-414-3300

The Elaine Sterling Institute is committed to the principle of equal employment and educational opportunities for all. Per the Title 45, Pt A6 of the Code of Federal Regulations, ESI does not permit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age or handicap in the administration of any educational programs or activity including participation in, or receiving the benefits or,admission to or employment in such programs or activities. All policies, financial and legal found herein are subject to change without notice. Gainful employment and campus safety information:


Contact Us Staff Directory School Owner Elaine Sterling: School Director Chris Andrews: Financial Aid Officer Alicia Patterson: 404.809.3702

Admissions 4840 Roswell rd NE Building D Suite 300 Sandy Springs GA 30342 School & Spa: 404.256.5228 Admissions: 678.904.4531 Fax: 1.877.272.0395 Directions The Elaine Sterling Institute is located 2 miles inside the I-285 perimeter on Rowsell Road. From I-285 exit onto Roswell Road NE and go South, over I-285 on Roswell Road for about 2 miles, turn right at 4840 Roswell Road, NE into the Roswell Oaks parking lot, turn left immediately and drive to Building E, we are in Suite 201.

Director of Admissions Placement Services Q Scaife: 678.904.4531 Creative Director Asha Sterling: 770.685.4838 Marketing Maria Misiura:

Esthetics & Massage Instructor Anthony Robinson: anthony@elainesterling. com Nail Instructor Gina Morgan: Nail Instructor Sheila Howard: Spa Services Erin Terhune: 404-256-5228 Spa Services Taylor Brawner: 404-256-5228

Esthetics Instructor Andrea Williams:

Spa Services Jade Pattersion: 404-256-5228

Esthetics Instructor De Glakas:

Spa Manager Whittley Parks

Esthetics Instructor Sonia Barrow-Connerly: Esthetics Instructor Cheryl Wynn: Esthetics & Massage Instructor


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SOCIALIZE: 404.256.5228


Fast Facts

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Admissions 4840 Roswell rd NE Building D Suite 300 Sandy Springs GA 30342

Tuition Costs

Esthetician $14,900 Nail Care $7856.55 Massage $13369

Program Schedules Offered Full time day Part time day Part time Evening

Financial Aid FAFSA

School Code for FAFSA: 042045 create an account and then add our school code

Dress Code

We accept VA and foreign students. There is an application process and an approval process. VA online registration:

Resources 404.256.5228 COE 7840 Roswell Road Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350 Phone (local): 770-3963898 Phone: (toll-free) 800-9172081 State Board of Cosmetology 237 Coliseum Drive Macon, GA 31217-3858 478-207-2440




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Gainful employment and campus safety information: http://www.elainesterling. com/consumer-and-safetyinformation-i-6.html

Nonpublic Post Secondary Education Commission (NPEC) 2082 East Exchange Place Suite 220 Tucker, GA 30084-5305 770-414-3300

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All white or all pewter in color (dark grey scrubs are to be worn at all times) We give you one scrub top and one Lab Jacket in your student kit. Your name badge and ESI pin is to be worn at all times. No jeans allowed.

Student Visas or VA students


Financial Aid Contact

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Elaine Sterling Institute Catalog  

The Elaine Sterling Institute of Esthetics and Nail-care 2014 School Catalog

Elaine Sterling Institute Catalog  

The Elaine Sterling Institute of Esthetics and Nail-care 2014 School Catalog