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Long Island Nail & Skin Care Institute is a beauty school providing license and certifications a variety of programs including esthetics, nails, waxing, make up, laser hair removal, and advance esthetics to women ages 17-60 interested in becoming beauty experts. Long Island Nail & Skin Care Institute was started more than 20 years ago. It was just a nail school and has grown into turning inspiring beauty experts into licensed beauty technicians in Long Island, New York. We are certified by the New York Department of Education and offer flexible schedules and financial aid for qualified applicants.

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With the natural hairstyling course, students will learn how to create modern styles as well as edgy and creative hair designs using hot tools, braiding, extensions, and more. This course concentrates on everything from basic fundamentals of hairstyling with simple blow-drying techniques to create elaborate designs for all occasions.

The Oncology Esthetics Program is designed for licensed estheticians to expand their knowledge to specialize in working with oncology patients. It consists of in-depth understanding of cancer and how it affects the skin, specialized protocols, sanitation guidelines, chemistry of products and their effects on oncology patients, and more. Check back in the coming months for more information on these brand new courses and how to register for classes!

Upcoming Start Dates for 2016:

• June 6th
• July 11th
• August 1st
• September 12th
• October 3rd
• November 7th
• December 5th
Dana Presico

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At Long Island Nail & Skin Care Institute our mission is to offer meaningful education that inspires students to elevate their beauty industry experience. Our comprehensive educational portfolio is inclusive of courses that are digitally savvy, eco-conscious, trend-forward, and possess the most superior relevance available to our loyal student following.

Long Island Nail & Skin Care Institute is conveniently located in Levittown, Long Island, and has been successfully training the future of the beauty industry for over 20 years. Our one-of-a-kind school includes spa rooms where students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience working with real clients in a variety of services, including facial treatments, waxing, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, makeup application, eyelash extensions, and airbrush tanning. Long Island Nail and Skin Care's constantly-growing campus now includes a beauty boutique where students can buy top professional products and a beauty lounge hosting a variety of vendors, and partners demonstrating the latest trends and technology in the industry.

Dana Persico, Global Beauty Expert, Nail & Skin Care Institute

Recognized as a leading authority on all aspects of beauty and style, Dana Persico, founder and chief executive officer of The Nail & Skin Institute has brought her a "science-based & trend-forward" sense of style and global insights to many of the industries' most respected beauty organizations. The New York-born beauty expert has committed her career to raising the bar on beauty industry standards and, through her avant-garde educational approach, thousands of estheticians, nail technicians, waxers, and makeup artists have attained great success within the multi-billion dollar beauty and medical spa industry.

Dana's vision and commitment to the Institute and her professional endeavors both domestically and abroad have enabled her students to gain first-hand industry related beauty experience during their course of study. Dana regularly designs runway looks for various designers at New York's Fashion Week. Ms. Persico has been featured in every leading beauty publication and has numerous TV and published appearances to her credit, including:

• Fitness™
• Elle™
• Cosmo™
• Teen Vogue™
• Star™
• Lady's Home Journal™
• Glamour™
• Essence™
• The New York Times™
• In Style™
• Good Housekeeping™
• Marie Claire™
• Vogue™
• CBS™
• People™
• Lucky™
• Redbook™
• O Magazine™
• Prevention™
• Cosmo Girl™
• Vanity Fair™
• Cosmopolitan™
• Better Homes & Gardens™
• Nails Magazine™
• Nail Pro™
• Access Hollywood™
• NBC™
• ABC™
• CNN™
• Extra™
• Entertainment Tonight™
• Full Frontal Fashion™