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Steiner Institute Of Esthetics At VASOM


The Steiner Institute of Esthetics at the Virginia School of Massage offers hands-on education and training in esthetics (skin care). The institute is a member of the Steiner Education Group (SEG), which has massage therapy and skin care schools nationwide. Additionally, SEG is a subsidiary of Steiner Leisure Limited who operate more than 200 spas across the world. The Steiner Institute of Esthetics at VASOM is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Students can complete the Basic Skin Care Training program in 7 ½ months of full-time study or in 10 months on a part-time basis. Upon completion, students will have met the requirements to sit for the Virginia state licensing exam.

The Steiner Institute of Esthetics at VASOM is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Points of Distinction

  • Located in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Part of the Steiner Education Group, which has more than 100 years of experience in the skin care industry
  • Graduate in 7-10 months
  • Comprehensive, career-focused curriculum
  • Student-run public clinic
  • Access to SEG's Career Services team and worldwide network of employers


Faculty members at the Steiner Institute of Esthetics at VASOM aim to provide their students with a strong foundation in skin care education. Training programs have been designed with the help of industry experts from across the country. Most faculty and workshop presenters are experienced educators and clinicians. They work closely with students to help them learn to assess and meet the needs of individual clients.

Student Life

The Steiner Institute of Esthetics at VASCOM is a commuter school and does not offer on-campus housing facilities. Courses include instruction in color theory, makup artistry, aroma therapy, hair removal, product ingredients, body treatments, and European and specialty facials. Basic business courses and Virginia laws and regulations are also covered. The program is 720 hours and can be completed in 7-10 months. Students gain real-world clinical experience through Steiner Institute's public clinic. The Career Services Department assists students with their job search. Steiner Leisure Limited actively recruits graduates for employment in one of their more than 200 worldwide salons and spas.


  1. Home Page, Steiner Institute of Esthetics, http://www.steineresthetics.com/
  2. Programs, Steiner Institute of Esthetics, http://www.steineresthetics.com/esthetics-programs.html
  3. Accreditation, Steiner Institute of Esthetics, http://www.steineresthetics.com/accreditation.html
  4. Career Services, Steiner Institute of Esthetics, http://www.steineresthetics.com/career-services.html
  5. Public Clinics, Seiner Institute of Esthetics, http://www.steineresthetics.com/clinic.html

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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