Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Nail Technology / Continuing Education / Massage Therapy / Barbering

In the School's Words

In The School's Words

The Elaine Sterling Institute was founded by Elaine Sterling in 2008 and is located in the heart of the City of Atlanta. Elaine saw the need for quality education that would match the fast-paced and growing field of esthetics. 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.

Elaine Sterling Institute
Elaine Sterling Institute
Elaine Sterling Institute
Elaine Sterling Institute

The ESI Experience

  • Multi-Faceted Learning Environment
  • A modern, state-of-the art facility
  • 38,000+ square feet
  • 8+ clinic floors/treatment areas
  • 10 classrooms
  • Latest equipment and treatment rooms

Prestigious Education

  • 1500 Barbering program
  • 1500 Cosmetology program
  • 1000 hour esthetics program
  • 600 hour nail care program
  • 750 hour massage program
  • Dynamic classroom environment includes lecture, guest speakers, hands-on client experience, and instruction from educators with diverse backgrounds
  • International ITEC and CIDESCO certifications
  • Thorough knowledge of skin & machine technology


Elaine Sterling Institute offers the following programs.


Program Length 1,000 hours
Average Completion 9 months
Program Tuition $17,000


Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 10 months
Program Tuition $16,500

Nail Technology

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $10,200

Massage Therapy

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $11,250

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.

Financial Aid

61% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $5,249 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

98% female, 2% male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

7% white, 6% Hispanic / Latino, 80% African American, 1% Asian American

617 students are enrolled in this school

Contact This School

3393 Peachtree Road Northeast 1003B, Atlanta, GA 30326

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Page last updated: 01/02/2024