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.



"The National Institute of Esthetics offers an intense and well rounded theoretical and practical learning experience. The school is run parallel to NIE Spa which allows students to see and experience first hand what opportunities working in this industry can be. My National Institute of Esthetics experience really gave me a solid start in my career. I was employed in my field before I graduated.

I currently work as in international educator for a large specialty footcare company. Having had the opportunity to visit many schools, all across the world, I would say that one of the highlights of a National Institute of Esthetics education is practical application of the highest standards of hygiene. Proper disinfection procedure is ALWAYS STRICTLY adhered to.

I also appreciate working with Eminence in a school setting, an opportunity that is unique to NIE Spa. This is a high end, organic skincare line that has a variety of protocols and products available. When moving to the working world, being trained in this skincare line certainly provides an edge for all NIE Spa graduates. Finally, I appreciate the opportunity to volunteer in the community. NIE Spa offers complimentary treatments for guests experiencing cancer and consistently supports the Bob Kemp Hospice through seasonal fundraisers and sending interested students to the hospice regularly to offer services to both clients and family supporting the clients there. The National Institute of Esthetics aligns with ideals of giving back to the community where we live and work."

~ Nicole Fraser, CMP, C(Pod)

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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