International School of Skin and Nailcare

Train for a career, find your purpose

Welcome to the International School of Skin and Nailcare (ISSN). The education you receive here can be the first step toward attaining a career you really love.

The beauty and salon industry requires focused skills and knowledge. Your training from ISSN can put you in the position to take advantage of the unique opportunities the beauty industry has in store for you. No matter your interests, ISSN believes in you and your talents!

Learn more about how the training offered at ISSN can help you reach your goals and become an in-demand member of today's workforce. Whether the right place for you is in a luxury spa, salon, resort, medical or business setting, ISSN can give you the tools you'll need to succeed.

Learn the science behind beauty and health

Like the beauty and salon industry itself, the education available to you at ISSN is highly specialized. Your training from ISSN can offer you a thorough knowledge base on which you can build or improve your career. No matter the ISSN program you choose, the knowledge you gain will serve you well in your future career.

Classes at ISSN explore the background knowledge you'll need in your career, while your work experiences in our clinical day spa help you perfect your techniques. No matter the learning environment, the instructors at ISSN will support and encourage you along the way.

Esthetics Program

ISSN's Esthetics program can teach you about the theory and practice of skin care, hair removal, body care and makeup. After completing this program, you can be ready to meet both the State Licensing Board's requirements and the professional standards within the esthetics field. The esthetics courses at ISSN teach students to combine well-established European skin care traditions with newer American technologies to create even more dramatic results.

Classes at ISSN cover both the theory and practice of esthetics. These courses include:

  • Facials
  • Massage Techniques
  • Eyelash and Brow Tinting
  • Waxing
  • Makeup
  • Body Treatments
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Professionalism and Business Standards
  • Sanitation and Sterilization
  • Anatomy

Makeup Program

ISSN's professional Makeup program can help you learn about the work that goes into the perfect makeup application. Many women seek out talented makeup artists for a variety of reasons. ISSN can help you prepare to meet all your clients' needs.

Some of the subjects you might explore in the Makeup program include:

  • Daytime makeup techniques
  • Evening makeup techniques
  • Theatrical or stage makeup
  • Skin care and protection

Massage Therapy Program

The Massage Therapy program at ISSN can equip you with important knowledge about massage therapy's benefits and applications. The training available at ISSN can also give students the knowledge and skills they will apply to the National Massage Certification Exam and the Georgia Massage Therapy Board exam. After gaining certification, you can be ready to pursue entry-level massage therapy positions.

The classes offered in ISSN's Massage Therapy program can enrich your massage therapy career and your life. These courses include:

  • History of Massage
  • Swedish Massage Movements
  • Therapeutic Massage Practices
  • Athletic/Sports Massage Practices
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Relaxation and Stress Therapy
  • Anatomy and Physiology Overview
  • Massage and Medicine
  • Business Practices and Ethics

Nail Technology Program

To work in today's beauty industry, job applicants with specialized knowledge and skills often have an advantage when entering the workforce. ISSN can arm you with the tools you'll need to be a successful nail technician. The background knowledge and nail care techniques you learn at ISSN can also prepare you for Board licensing as a nail technician.

The classes you can experience in ISSN's Nail Technician program include:

  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Artificial Nails
  • Nail Maintenance
  • Nail Art
  • Sanitation and Sterilization
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Spa and Salon Business
  • Anatomy of the Nails, Cells, Skin, Skeletal, Muscles, Nerves, Circulatory

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