Megan Repasz

“The Skin & Makeup Institute is hands down the best choice I have made to begin my career as an Aesthetician. Ms Jackie, Ms Karen & Ms Martha were not just teachers, but role models to all the students. Their knowledge and passion is contagious! The entire staff at SMI are amazing & kind. The education here is unbelievable…. I entered this school knowing I loved skin, but left knowing how to diagnose and treat skin, how to communicate the skin to your client, peels & microderm. The education is endless and we are always welcome back to ask questions, to learn and be mentored. I absolutely love it here and the experience I had was unforgettable! I grew as a woman and as an Aesthetician because of this school; SMI!”


Beth Ong

“Being the research person I am, I did my homework before enrolling in school for aesthetics. The Skin & Makeup Institute topped the list! I feel the education I received here was the best in the field and the instructors bring so much experience in both teaching and real world experience! If I had it to do over, I’d choose the Skin & Makeup Institute again! I feel ready & confident to take on my new career path!”


Carissa Smith

“My experience here has been awesome! I’m thankful for the instructors I had to guide me through. Miss Martha and Miss Jackie, you guys are great! I’m happy I chose this school and excited to start my new career in aesthetics. Thank you again to all the instructors for all that you do!”


Mirna Garcia

“The Skin & Makeup Institute was a great experience professionally & personally. I learned so much knowledge about the skin & skin health. My background is in nursing, but learning about skin at a closer look was enriching. I also was able to learn about peels, microdermabrasion, skin tags, skin conditions, bedside manner among other skills. My next venture at The Skin & Makeup Institute will be to learn microblading and dermablading!”


Diane Pool

“Corinna (Lead Makeup Instructor) is very knowledgeable in the makeup profession. She has great tips to be successful in the entertainment industry & fashion world. She inspires you to dream big and gives you the tools to do so. ”


Kayla Swisher

“Every person who attends The Skin & Makeup Institute share the same passion for aesthetics, especially the Instructors! I am so grateful to have been able to attend such an amazing school. The knowledge I have learned will most definitely stick with me for the rest of my career as an aesthetician and for the rest of my life. I thank Ms. Jackie for that and I also thank Ms. Karen as well. Thank you for everything you have done for me!”


Delaney Madison

“My experience here at SMI was great. I had wonderful instructors who took the time to help me as much as I needed to fully understand concepts we learned. The education was great and every project we had benefited us, improving our knowledge of skin care, the aesthetics business and product knowledge. I loved my time here at SMI and would recommend anyone interested in aesthetics to come here for their education.”


Camille Gonzalez

“The Skin and Makeup Institute is the BEST Aesthetic school in Arizona. Ms. Jackie Bryant chooses the best instructors for her students and really takes their education to the next level. When you leave SMI you have knowledge of skin and an outstanding knowledge of the Aesthetic business. I personally would recommend SMI to anyone who wants an education or service.”


Anna Niemyjski

“I am so impressed with the level of professionalism and level of education that I received during my time at the school. I wish I could have stayed longer. I have taken continuing education courses before and the instructors here are the best ones I have encountered. I am ready for my state boards and to be successful in my career.”


Karla Gafri

“Corinna (Lead Makeup Instructor)is definitely the best of the best!! She has so much knowledge of the industry, but I also really enjoyed that she has so much real life experience that she shared with us. I had a few other programs I was considering initially, but I am so glad I chose this program, it was definitely the best choice!”


Cassidy Bash

“My experience at The Skin & Makeup Institute has been amazing. The Instuctors really push you to achieve success and by coming here, that’s what you will get. All the Instuctors are very knowledgeable and prepare you for state boards (exams). Out of all the schools I have toured, this one was by far the most welcoming and professional environment yet. What I love about SMI is you get a lot of experience with working with the public, also there are a lot of continueing education classes! I am glad that I chose SMI and I don’t regret coming here at all!”


Lydia De La Rosa

“Overall I had an amazing experience. From the first day of school we immediately began our hands on training which I absolutely loved. This school was my first choice when looking up schools for aesthetics and I am very satisfied with my decision. Thank you Ms. Jackie for all your knowledge!”


Safiyya Finch

“Corinna is a very knowledgeable person who has years and years of talent built up based on her amazing once in a lifetime experiences. Not only have I learned a whole bunch of skins to help me in my career but has also taught us life lessons that I will forever take with me. She is an excellent makeup instructor and a very wise woman. Hand down, the best teacher ever!”


Devette Ross

“Finding this school was the answer to what I wanted to do with my life. I was able to ask questions and not be frowned upon. They showed unconditional love to their students. If I had to pick all over again, this school would get my pick over and over again!”


Paige Mockerman

“I had such an amazing experience learning at SMI. My confidence has boosted and I am more focused and determined overall in anything I do now. Ms. Jackie was as amazing instructor. I learned so much and I will always be grateful for everything I was taught.”


Brittany Anderson

“I had a wonderful experience at this school. Instructors were very knowledgeable and if I ever needed advice I knew I could count on all of them. The people I have met are awesome and I had so much fun learning new procedures and overall knowledge about skin care. I feel like this school really prepares you for the real world experiences and presents so much to each individual. It was truly a great experience! ”


Nicole Carpenter

“I graduated from SMI feeling confident in my skills & knowledge in the aesthetics field. What I loved about the school was that we get training in detoxification, lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy & more. The access to these courses on top of the standard education really makes this school stand out from other institutions. If I had to do it all over again, I would pick SMI in a heartbeat!”


Breck Williams

“This school is filled with so much knowledge. All questions that were asked were answered in detail and my teachers were never hesitant to help out. Classes were fun and filled with a lot of information to help form me into a great Aesthetician!”


Simret Maekele

“The Skin & Makeup Institute of AZ is simply the best school for Aestheticians. The school has prepared me so well. I am ready to work without the need for any further training from my future employer. The school is extremely well organized, well structured, very serious about learning, very attentive to the needs of every student. I felt I was coached and guided at every junction. The school gives high importance to both theory and the practical or clinical aspect of learning. It imparted in me a scientific foundation and understanding of the reasons behind the clinical practice and at the same time it made sure that my practical was done to the utmost perfection with each client. It helped me analyze the skin condition of different clients, diagnose the problems correctly, make appropriate recommendations and work correctly on the client. Miss Jackie is a walking encyclopedia full of knowledge and what I really appreciated was she was so willing to share and impart in us as much knowledge as we could possibly grasp. Miss Jackie gave 110% every day, she held nothing back. The only limiting factor was our ability to learn and grasp, she gave everything she could give. I recommend The Skin & Makeup Institute to anyone that is seriously considering to be a great aesthetician. I can assure you, you will learn everything you need and more!”


Beverly Purtha

“I started at SMI in January 2014, it had been 30 years since I had been in school. Needless to say I was terrified. The staff at SMI are friendly, encouraging, and very knowledgeable! They were patient, explained things very well. I never felt lost, I always felt that my best interests were looked after. I would recommend SMI to anyone who is eager to learn Aesthetics because they will get THE BEST-top of the line education! I love my new career and only have SMI to thank!!”


Heather Starr

“I joined the program knowing absolutely nothing about skin. I left the program feeling confident that I can work in the industry with no problem! I loved my time at The Skin & Makeup Institute. The instructors have tons of knowledge and love to share it with the students. I feel that I chose the best school for my aesthetics education!”


Kayla Swisher

“Corinna (Lead Makeup Instructor) is such an amazing instructor! She hhas told us so many stories on how being in the makeup industry can change your life and can take you places. I’ve learned so much! Thank you Corinna!”


Cynthia Danache

“My experience here at Skin & Makeup Institute was like no other. It gave me the tools that I needed to become an even better aesthetician. The instructors were so knowledgeable in everything they taught. The passion was passed down to us, the students. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to further their education on Skin and so much more.”


Cassidy Kinna

“The Skin and Makeup Institute was an amazing education for me. I learned so much about skin and about this industry. The staff and instructors are amazing and know what they are talking about. Also they want you to succeed and be successful in this industry. Overall I’m so happy that I picked this Institute to do my training. Everything had a nice flow to the program and you get a great education. Thank you for giving me this great education!”


Ashley Gang

“I learned a lot while going to school here. I struggled with Cystic Acne for many years and Miss Jackie took time out of her day to get me on a bed and help treat my acne. It was comforting knowing that I had someone willing to walk the walk with me. I feel confident in how my skin looks and also with my knowledge in how to treat acne conditions and prevent acne naturally. I really felt that instructors Karen and Martha were great as well.”