Mission Statement To best prepare our students for the clinical, business and customer service aspects of the esthetic industry through a specialized creative, comprehensive and experiential curriculum. Our Philosophy The National Institute of Esthetics offers a school-to-career program that provides expert leading-edge training in esthetics and hands-on practical application of the students' knowledge and skills. We encourage freedom of expression and support the individual needs and goals of each student to enhance their personal growth. Our accredited professional staff are committed to providing the finest employment-focused educational opportunity in the Beauty and Spa industry, in a positive environment where all can experience success. About Us The National Institute of Esthetics was founded in 2004 by spa-industry specialist and esthetics expert, Sherry Docherty. Since its inception, the school - and its reputation for graduating talented, professional estheticians - has grown exponentially. Sherry Docherty's industry experience spans more than 28 years and includes national product trainer for an international skin care line, spa owner/operator, spa technician, educational designer, teacher and director for an esthetics institute. Sherry has authored numerous articles for industry magazines, including Beauty Beat & Spa, Spa Canada, Hairdresser Magazine, Salon Magazine and Esthemag Pro. She has also been a guest speaker for several industry tradeshows, including Esthetique SPA International in 2004 and 2005. Sherry is also an award-winning esthetician, medical esthetician and makeup artist. In 2000, Sherry Docherty, Dean of National Institute of Esthetics, developed the standardized esthetics curriculum for the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC), which was purchased and taught by other NACC schools. Sherry has been a member of the NACC Examinations Committee since 2000. In 2010, Sherry developed the NACC's recent program revision. The instructors are experienced professionals with a passion for the esthetics industry. All National Institute of Esthetics staff are required to complete yearly professional development training in order to maintain leading-edge industry standards and curriculum. The school is a leading edge, 2,350 square foot, 2-level educational facility located in a prominent medical centre, in Ancaster's Meadowlands. The Institute offers clean training rooms, and up-to-date, fully working equipment. Students enjoy the latest in audio/visual teaching technologies. Located on a busy transportation route, the school is a close proximity to highway access and close to daily amenities (banks, malls, bus stops, etc.). Parking is free.



"My time at the National Institute of Esthetics was everything I expected it to be and then some. The small class size helped to give me more one on one attention while I was perfecting my craft. The instructors really took notice to technique and often we had opportunity to perform services on them, which I felt offered the best insight for me as a student. The theory we learned was in depth and more extensive and I feel strongly that it has best prepared me for employment. I was hired as a Medical Esthetician and Non-Surgical Technician for a Plastic Surgery Clinic upon graduating with honours."

~ Ashae Rocha

Benefits of a National Institute of Esthetics education


• Full Diploma for Medical and Advanced Esthetics

• Curriculum based on the NACC Standard Curriculum, written by Sherry Docherty

• Low student/teacher ratio

• On-site working Student Clinic which gives students hands-on, practical experience

• Placement assistance programs necessary to know your earning potential

• On-site full service day spa, Nie Spa

• In-house financing

• All natural and organic, high-end products

• Award-winning school and spa

• Leading-edge audio/visual teaching aids

• Centrally located with highway access on bus route

• Professional development

• Continuing education of staff

• Job shadow placement

• Free parking

• Academic Excellence/Peer Leadership awards

Above, National Institute of Esthetics Dean, Sherry Docherty


Below, National Institute of Esthetics' 2,350 square foot,
2-level facility.


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