About - About ISSNMT

About International School of Skin, Nail Care and Massage Therapy (ISSNMT) – 2015 is the Anniversary of ISSNMT. 
The International School of Skin, Nail Care and Massage Therapy has been training students to become wellness and beauty professionals for 30 years. The School offered the first Nail Care classes in February, 1985 and was the first state approved School for Nail Care training in Georgia. In June, 1987, the School achieved national accreditation by the Council on Occupational Education. In June, 1988, the Skin Care (Esthetician) program was added. The School became the first in the United States to be nationally accredited for Skin Care and Nail Care training exclusively. In 2008, the School added the Massage Therapy program to compliment the other programs and respond to a growing job market in the beauty and wellness industry.

The School is recognized internationally for quality training, knowledgeable and credential Educators. The School embraces international concepts and students. As an approved School for international enrollment, ISSNMT educates students from many countries. Additionally, students arrive from other parts of the United States to enroll in the programs. ISSNMT also boasts Educators with an international background.  Some of the educators are C.I.D.E.S.C.O. Diplomats or trained with I.T.E.C.   The CIDESCO diploma and I.T.E.C. are  recognized internationally in the field of Esthetics and Beauty Therapy.

At the heart of the School’s history is the consistent and effective training for marketable skills in dynamic industries to an ever changing student population and employer needs. The School strives to be the leader in the beauty and wellness industry by offering progressive curriculum, the fully functional Spa for “real world” working experiences and a stellar instructional staff to every student at ISSNMT. ISSNMT is proud of the State Board pass rates of its graduates and we look forward to applauding their success for years to come.

Career Training
ISSNMT trains individuals with a passion to work in the beauty and wellness industry. Graduates, who pass the State Board examination, are skilled professionals who can work in luxury spas, resorts, salons, physician’s offices, cruise ships and the entertainment industry. More opportunities exist with equipment and product companies as self-employment opportunities. From massage therapy to facials, medical esthetics and manicures to nail art, all courses are taught at the renowned ISSNMT. Advanced classes are available to graduates and licensed professionals in the industry. The school’s objectives are to prepare students for these careers and to develop within them a sense of responsibility and loyalty to their clients, coworkers, employees or employers. ISSNMT is also an approved School to offer CE credits for licensed estheticians and nail technicians making the School an excellent resource and continuing education center for professionals. Many ISSNMT graduates, as well as graduates from other Schools, attend the Instructor programs for Skin and Nail Care.

Accreditation, Licensing and Approvals
The International School of Skin, Nail Care and Massage Therapy is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. This represents a national accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The programs of International School of Skin, Nail Care and Massage Therapy are approved and licensed by Georgia Secretary of State Boards of Cosmetology. ISSNMT is also approved by Georgia Non-Public Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) to offer instruction in Massage Therapy. Other approvals include Veteran’s Training, Vocation Rehabilitation, SEVIS-immigration and naturalization to train students from other countries and approved by several companies for training.

The School is also approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

ISSNMT Spa Services
The School also has a clinic floor open to the public where we provide a Spa experience and a full array of services at School prices. Students are provided with the opportunity to experience real world industry experiences by providing services, as part of their training, in the Spa. All work is performed by students and is supervised by licensed educators. It has been stated, by clients and mystery shoppers, that the ISSNMT Spa is the “best kept secret in Atlanta.” Browse our Spa section to determine which service to try first and pick up the phone and make an appointment.

ISSNMT is located at 5600 Roswell Road (NE) on the Courtyard Level of the Prado Shopping Center in Sandy Springs, GA, one fourth mile inside of I-285 @ Roswell Road. Our facility includes about 17,000 square feet of training area including a Skin Care, Nail Care, and Massage Therapy clinic open to the general public. The School is conveniently located on the Marta transit line with service provided regularly throughout the day and evening for students and clients. The school is accessible to the handicapped person and covered, ample parking is available to students and clients. A wheel chair ramp is conveniently located at the front entrance of the school. Double doors on ground level permit easy access to the school for students and clients. Restrooms are also equipped for the physically impaired.

Upon successful completion of training, the student will receive a diploma from the School. Upon passing the exam for the Georgia State Boards, graduates will be issued a license that certifies them as a professional in Esthetics (Skin Care), Nail Technician (Nail Care), or Massage Therapy (Massage Therapist).

Financial Planning and Eligibilities
ISSNMT is eligible for, and may participate in, certain federal programs of financial aid programs (Title IV Funding) for education including the Pell Grant Program and the Direct Loan Program, which includes student and parent loans. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. The School is authorized under Federal law to enroll eligible non-immigrant alien students, also authorized to enroll students as vocational rehabilitation participants, and/or social security beneficiaries. The school is approved for Veterans Benefits to eligible veterans. Participating in any financial aid program depends on meeting the Federal or State agency requirements. When you visit the school, the financial planning office can discuss eligibility requirements for these programs and assist you with the application process for the programs in which you may be eligible to participate. Financial aid programs are also available to certain qualified, non-U.S. citizens. The School offers zero interest payment plans tuition and fee payments. Please contact the School, or refer to the School Catalog, for additional information about funding and payment options.

Title IV Application Process:
The application process for most programs is relatively easy and the financial planning staff at the School will assist you with this process. Usually this begins by supplying the required documentation needed to participate in the program(s) and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once we have the required documents, we can process the application to determine what programs you qualify for. It is also possible to apply for federal financial aid online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You may use the School’s code number 017286 to have the FAFSA information sent electronically when you apply. The School does not charge a fee to apply for financial aid. All students applying for any financial aid programs must visit the School’s financial planning office after meeting with the admissions office and prior to starting School. Many programs are processed electronically which may expedite the application process.

Have questions?
We look forward to meeting you and discussing your financial aid needs. If you have any questions, please call the Financial Planning Office direct at 404-843-1005, ext. 106 or just hit “3”. For students outside Atlanta, dial toll free 877-843-1005 ext. 106. You may also email the financial planning office at ksmith@issnschool.com.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify in: