The best kept secret in Atlanta. The International School of Skin & Nail care school has a clinic floor open to the public, where we provide some of the beauty spa treatment services at very low prices, including facials, body wraps, back treatment/massage, waxing, and other skin care and nail care services. All work is performed by students and supervised by licensed instructors. Are you looking for aesthetician schools, aesthetics schools, esthetics schools for makeup artistry or.. esthetician schools? International School of Skin & Nail care provides esthetician training, nail technician courses, makeup artist training and stage makeup techniques. Our skin care school offers hands on esthetician training and nail technician training through our day spa in Atlanta. Please visit our website for Accreditations and Courses offered as well as a menu of services and pricing in Atlanta.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
This place is a ripoff. They're not professional. The teachers aren't qualified to teach anything. They have a very high turn over of personnel. You would do better to buy your books and teach yourself at home. You will learn more. You will be lucky if you have a fellow student in your class who is already working who can teach you how do the work because the teachers either don't know how or don't bother to teach you. I wouldn't want anyone to give away as much money as I did because I wasn't warned. They will seem caring and professional until they get your money. Then they drop the act and you see what's really going on. Which is nothing. It's like sitting in a high school classroom where your teacher takes role then you don't see her again til after lunch when she criticizes every thing you had to do on your own. Then you see her one last time when she says bye see you tomorrow. There are good schools, this isn't one.
Cost $5,000 - $9,999
Date June 2014
Posted: 7/23/2016 • Link to this review
Are you considering this school an option to better your future? Do not expect any positive results. This school has a bad reputation in the industry, expect learning majority of your educational skills on youtube. There is more of a guarantee you will NOT receive a job in the industry after receiving your license. This is a place of business, not education. This "schools" main concern is money, not the students or the clients unless its about money. Make sure your paper work is always up to date and correct. Do your own financial paper work, they may take advantage of the situation, lose your papers or make a mistake. Triple check their paper work, especially when it comes to student loans or grants. They charge for everything, books, uniforms, paperwork, among other things. Instructors are inconsistent in education and professional behavior. Don't expect receiving a tip for every client. If you can handle added stress in your education just be prepared. If you are needing a solid education and foundation that guarantees over a 50% chance of getting a job in the industry , ISSN is definitely not for you. Pay the extra for a better opportunity and experience for yourself, not this place. Not to mention the interest rates on their loans are high, its really not worth it when you can't even get a job in the industry with your license to pay it off in a timely manner. As of 2012 it will cost $14,000 for their "education", it use to be $8,000. Beware!!!
Posted: 9/01/2012 • Link to this review
Worst School School is gross & old. Teachers are really bad at teaching and have no respect for the students. This place cares more about the $$$$$$ and not the students.
Posted: 4/14/2012 • Last edited: 9/01/2012 • Link to this review
it maybe a student environment, but the facility is run professionally and my appointments have always been on time -- i cannot say the same for other day spas around town.
Posted: 5/26/2011 • Link to this review
I received a student massage here and was INJURED from it!! Unbelievable!! If you do decide to risk it, read the paperwork they give you carefully. There's a promise not to sue in the initial intake form. I'm not sure it's enforceable, but what does that tell you about their faith in their students' abilities? And what does it tell you that it's in relatively small print? And what does it tell you about their concern for your safety? My opinion is you're not saving money by going to this place, only putting yourself at risk.
Posted: 3/09/2011 • Last edited: 11/14/2011 • Link to this review
I've been going to ISSN for years now and I pretty much know what to stay away from. Facials are (usually) pretty great and only had 1 incident with them that may or may not have come from them. But the years I have gone there have shown me that's it's pretty good (and my dermatologist told me they have a good rep.) Waxing - not so much. I tried a couple of different types of waxing and the few girls I have had were obviously not trained well enough in this category. I've had a few pedicures there and they turned out great. 2 eyelash tinting - 1 great and the other the girl got some dye around my outer eye but I was able to correct it at home. Overall def worth it. Especially in this economy!
Posted: 1/08/2010 • Link to this review
I am a esthetician graduate from ISSN and I just can't get over how some of these students have the nerve to say some of these things about such an amzing school. I looked into many schools around the area because I am an RN and am very particular about where I go to school. No other school comes even close to teach the amount of material that ISSN will teach you, not to mention the price difference. I truly feel like I got the best education offered and will always consider the staff at ISSN a part of my family:) I LOVE YOU ISSN!!!!
Posted: 12/04/2009 • Last edited: 3/22/2011 • Link to this review
I've been getting facials from here about 3yrs and it's GREAT every time. I had my nails done once (gel nail fill-in) and was very disappointed. From then on, decided I'd stick to facials.
Posted: 11/04/2009 • Link to this review
If you are considering going to this school as a student, DON'T. I am currently a student and feel totally SCAMMED. Financial aid officer has the common sense of a toddler, do not trust! Product is always low or missing, beds and stools are broken and dingy. Towels, sponges and gowns appear to have been in rotation for YEARS and are awful looking and even have odd odor. Teachers give students no respect and quite frankly are rude. You are not given access to computers, printers, or even the copy machine! Asking a question about material mentioned once will get you a heavy dose of attitude and at times ridiculed. All teachers have conflicting methods and seem to be in their own world. Entire school has dirty low budget atmosphere. I have never once seen the floors mopped or any custodial staff for that matter. We currently have the economy size toilet paper laying on the counter bc the dispenser is broken, has been this way for a MONTH. Save your money and do not come here. It is only a matter of time before ISSN is blacklisted or quarintined.
Posted: 8/12/2009 • Last edited: 3/22/2011 • Link to this review
Conveniently located at 285 and Roswell Road, this student-run spa has low prices and capable staff. The treatments are performed by senior students, but you may still get a tentative, slightly imperfect experience (like a back or bikini wax that takes longer than normal, or a few missed hairs). If the somewhat run-down, less than private, inelegant teaching facility doesn't put you off (it's no luxury spa), and if you've got some extra time and patience, then this is the place for you. If you do find a student that "does you" just right, don't get too attached because then you'll have to follow them wherever they go when they graduate.
Posted: 11/04/2008 • Link to this review
Over the last month, I have been going to ISSN for a series of facial treatments - microcurrent and LED. Advanced facial services are performed in a semi-private room by senior students. The atmosphere is not as upscale as a private salon - but then again I am not paying a lot more for these extras.
Posted: 11/04/2008 • Link to this review
The skin school has caring, qualified instructors (overworked and underappreciated by school owner), who are overshadowed by the lacking facilities and uncaring administration. Complaints bring about no action, just denials. 3 instructors (of 9) have quit in the past 9 months (why would that be?). Students perform services on paying clients without proper training. Rooms are dirty and equipment is old and breaks often. Poor student morale. School reputation is declining out in the "real world." For a little bit more, much better training is available at newer, modern schools nearby.
Posted: 10/31/2008 • Last edited: 3/08/2013 • Link to this review
I went to the salon on 5/9/08 for a facial, pedicure and manicure. I've had many manicures, but this was my first facial and pedicure. I found it to be a pleasant and relaxing experience. The room my facial was done in was dim and had soft Asian music playing in it. The pedicure room was a little dissapointing as they use at home style foot baths and not the comfy leather chair tub combos I've seen, but the student who did mine was so nice and gentle that it made up for it. This is a buaty school so it's not set up to be the hottest place in town. It's there to teach the students what to do. It's a great place for relaxation on a budget.
Posted: 7/15/2008 • Last edited: 3/22/2011 • Link to this review