Esthetics School Training , the Adventure begins here!

Accredited Programs

Our Small classes with caring instructors open the world to you, and make us the top esthetics school,beauty school and makeup artistry schools in the virginia beauty industry.

New VA EXAM Requirements

Professional Credential Services (PCS) is now administering the VA Board’s examinations.
For more information on changes and how to apply, click below..

Career Outlook

Esthetics schools are a great way for an esthetician to learn practical beauty and skin care skills while simultaneously preparing themselves for licensing and a rewarding career! Our Graduates have a 95% Success Rate in the industry,

Start your Esthetics Career Today!   | Your future is waiting at Esthetic Institute.

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      How Do Moles Become Melanoma?

      Moles—some people have a few while others have many, but what makes a mole become a melanoma? Source: How Do Moles Become Melanoma?


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      Lymphology: The Elixir of Life

      the interaction of intricate, complete body systems establishes optimum health and wellness. One of the most intriguing and dynamic relationships that the human body possesses, is that of the immune system and lymphatics. Lymph has long been researched and upheld by many physicians and therapists as the “elixir of life.” Source: Lymphology: The Elixir of Life


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      The ABCs of Glycation, Skin Redness and Acne at Face & Body Midwest

      Every esthetician needs to know a little something about skin science to be successful. And the standing-room-only crowd in the science session during Face Body Midwest validated this fact.


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      10 Secrets for Healthier-looking Skin

      The American Academy of Dermatology reveals 10 universally beneficial skin care tips from dermatologists. Source: 10 Secrets for Healthier-looking Skin


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      Studies Find Cocoa Flavanol Reduces Skin Aging Progression

      Science is identifying how chocolate can result in leaving skin beautiful and ageless.Cell culture studies utilizing skin cells proved flavanol­­­­­­­­—a compound found in various cocoa products—can help protect the cells from light-induced oxidative damage, according to Knowridge Science Report.Additional studies showed humans consuming cocoa flavanol have skin that becomes more refractory to the damaging effects of ultraviolet light.Despite studies showing flavanol having a beneficial impact on human skin, not all studies are consistent with their findings, which urges scientists to identify other responsible factors.Sipping on Cocoa FlavanolRecently, 62 healthy, middle-aged women with visible wrinkles completed a six-month study to test the effects of consuming a cocoa flavanol-rich beverage on skin integrity.Half the group—assigned at random to prevent bias—was required to consume a cocoa beverage containing 320 milligrams of cocoa flavanols daily, while the rest of the group was provided with a flavanol-free cocoa-based beverage.


As the leading Beauty and Esthetics School in Vienna, Virginia

Esthetic Institute is the oldest established specialized Esthetics school, Skin Care, Makeup and esthetics training center offering superior training in the VA/DC Metropolitan area. We have the most up to date curriculum and instruction covering all esthetic, advanced esthetics services that are currently offered in salons, spas and medical spas including Advanced Skin Treatments. Our state-of-the-art facility and instructional equipment meets the needs of an exciting, ever-changing industry. We pride ourselves in catering to each student and their special needs in order to help them realize their goals with a flexible schedule of monthly class starts. Our training ensures that students learn various beauty treatments and services, giving them diverse opportunities in the job market. Our programs include: Esthetics, Master Esthetics, Nail Technician, Wax Technician, Permanent Cosmetics, Massage Therapy, Makeup Artistry, Laser Hair/Skin Specialist, and CIDESCO Beauty Therapy.

Join us on your journey of a lifetime; right here is where your career in beauty begins. You are excited about your career in skincare and beauty and so are we. We can’t wait to share our knowledge and know-how with you. Here are just a few things to think about:

Esthetics is a dynamic and growing industry

Beauty careers (Manicurists, Pedicurists and Estheticians) are expected to continue growing in the next 10 years which means there will likely be plenty of opportunities. You will find salon/spa services almost anywhere you go!
A career in Esthetics can provide added flexibility if you decide to move to a new area.
Beauty careers can be very rewarding. You’ll be part of some major life events like weddings, makeovers, photo-shoots, runway shows and so much more! Plus, many beauty professionals are traditionally very active in charitable organizations.
Depending on your chosen path, you may be able to choose what hours you work. While some beauty careers will require you to work a specific schedule, others can allow for more flexibility.

And Esthetic Institute is one of only 12 schools in the United States teaching to the internationally acclaimed CIDESCO standards and leading to not only a VA License but also a CIDESCO diploma. Our CIDESCO graduates have access to over 37 international job markets. With your high quality skills and international training, you may benefit from unparalleled employability.

Call today to speak to one of our Admission Counselors (703) 288-4228.

The Esthetic Institute

The number one Esthetics school in Virginia has trained hundreds of people over the last 25 years and helped them make their dreams come true with successful and stable careers. Our placements and our network of clients ensure that each student gets into the market as soon as they are ready to take on!
Owing to the fact that the beauty market is ever flourishing, more and more people are interested in being an esthetician. It’s a course or a field with a guarantee for a secure future and successful career. Esthetics training is more than just a beauty service, it’s about understanding and knowing the skin and what works best on it. It’s a science and a technical knowledge. Get a Virginia License in Esthetics, Master Esthetics, Nail, Waxing, Permanent Cosmetics. Certificates in Makeup Artistry and CIDESCO International Diploma. Esthetics School, Makeup Artistry School and International Recognition, all under one roof. The Esthetic Institute is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc.:


The Esthetic Institute is accredited by NACCAS. The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a national accrediting agency for postsecondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and sciences, and massage therapy. The Esthetic Institute is approved as an eligible institution by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in Title IV grant and loan programs. The Esthetic Institute is licensed to operate by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) Commonwealth of Virginia and certified to operate an institution of postsecondary education by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV). Also, financial aid is available for those who qualify.


Financial Aid is now available at the Esthetic Institute for those who qualify.Learn More