About the School


Academy of Esthetics is dedicated to providing education in the field of skin care (esthetics), as well as in related fields that are specific to the needs of both the novice and the experienced. We operate at 5900 Fort Dr, suite 202, Centreville, VA 20121. Our facility represents our latest effort to bring quality education and products to the Esthetics School Community. All of our courses offered in our curriculum are taught by experienced, professional instructors who are also State Certified instructors. Our curriculum provides students with lectures,  practical, demonstration and hands on training in the  real-world skills in an academic format designed to maximize the learning process.


About the Founder:

Lakshmi was raised in East Africa where she learned her passion for beauty since she was a child. Being certified as a cosmetologist she started her career at Zeenat’s beauty parlor in Africa and continued it after she got married in India. Continuing her education and updating herself with the latest trends and natural techniques. Volunteering for many occasions and events gave her a vast practical experience and found the interest towards treating skin. She moved to America with her family and realized the necessity of introducing threading (hair removal technique) to the local community. With the ongoing improvement in technology and products,  she is licensed and certified as an esthetician instructor in the United States and holds a degree in Sociology.  She started with the help of her family and Aruna who have been her support and strength. Her experience in skincare has over 22 years of which thirteen have been spent in VA, USA and she still keeps renewing her knowledge with ongoing trends. Lakshmi believes that innovative education is the key to success in establishing a career in esthetics. 


The school was founded in 2012 by Lakshmi and Aruna as esthetics training academy and the First school for threading and the art of Henna in Virginia. Growing demand for trained and licensed esthetician and certified Threaders stimulated the conversion to school licensed in September 2012 by the  Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. At Academy of Esthetics we believe you should learn from the best in the area of artistry. Through exposure to different clients, you will experience various techniques and methodology and emerge with your own unique style.