Welcome Future Salon Masters!

The Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology is a Maryland-licensed private career school.  The Institute has been in business in Montgomery County in the State of Maryland since 1985.  Current programs include Cosmetology, Esthetician, and Nail Technician programs.  In 2016, the Institute opened a new campus in Winchester, Virginia. Credit and coursework earned at the Winchester campus is transferable to the Maryland campus.

School Mission & Philosophy

The mission and philosophy of the school is to provide education and training to students in cosmetology, esthetics, and nail tech; to prepare students for gainful employment in these professions; and to build students confidence to succeed and be financially independent and productive members of society.

Training Aids



The school offers training aids and training kits including books, school uniform, and supplies to all students. In addition, the cosmetology and esthetician students are provided with a pre-programmed e-tablet, which is an All-in-One device that provides students with textbooks, review materials, notes, and other useful study tools in one, convenient device. The e-tablet is also useful in that it gives students the opportunity to access a wealth of information and training material and resources over the internet, including the following educational and training resources and tools online:

Milady Course Material. The interactive e-tablet provides students with an online version of the printed textbook and features several interactive tools, including highlighting, study notes, in-text search, bookmarks, definitions of key terms with audio pronunciations, chapter reviews, quizzes, tests, and much more.

Career Advancement Tool Updates  Using the tablet, students can start to build their resume and portfolio as well as learn how to search and apply for jobs.

Ability to Download Industry Apps. With the e-tablet, students are able to download many of the hottest apps in the industry including Bloom, a social networking app made especially for stylists.

Focus on Social Media. Students can show off their work by simply snapping a photo with their e-tablet and sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.


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“Creating Salon Masters since 1985”

Main Campus Conveniently located at Lake Forest Mall in Gaithersburg, MD

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