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New Hampshire’s Leading 
School Of Esthetics For Nearly 30 Years 

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The Institute of Skin Science is a private school for esthetics that has been the leading force in training generations of beauty experts in New Hampshire for over 25 years. We wholeheartedly believe that a solid foundation, passion, and continuous learning are the keys to a thriving aesthetics career. To foster your success, we’re dedicated to providing an innovative, board certification-focused curriculum within a nurturing, inclusive environment. 

Pioneers In Shaping  Esthetics Excellence

Who Are We?

At the Institute of Skin Science, our mission is clear—to foster the development of confident, competent beauty professionals who are ready to make their mark in the beauty industry. We deliver (top-of-the-line) training programs complete with exclusive class sizes, individual attention, and a holistic approach to aesthetics. Our teaching style? We believe in putting our students at the heart of the learning experience—so you can build a career that truly resonates with your passion, amplifies your potential, and brings about a transformative impact in your clients' lives.

Fostering Fulfilling Beauty Careers

Our Mission

Established in 1995, the Institute of Skin Science was born out of a vision to redefine the beauty industry through superior education and unwavering dedication to student success. Our journey began as the first esthetics school in New Hampshire and continues to stay true to its roots by focusing on setting the highest standards in esthetic education, innovation, and the continuing success of our students. From our modest beginnings, we have grown into a leading institution of esthetics, widely recognized for our continuous track record of having the highest rankings in state examinations. 

A Trailblazing Legacy

Our approach is informed by global best practices and extensive research into the highest standards in our industry—from infection control and safety to innovative technologies and ingredients. Our classes immerse you into the world of esthetics through class discussions, guest speakers, product knowledge seminars, and more. We apply a holistic perspective to all aspects of our curriculum, intertwining classic, corrective, and avant-garde esthetic care concepts. Our support for our students goes beyond the classroom. We champion your success all the way through state board exams, career planning, and long-term business development.

Esthetics Education

Our Approach

The mission of the Institute of Skin Science is to create and deliver innovative curriculum that provides a solid foundation in classic and clinical esthetics with an emphasis on board certification preparation and professional integrity.

Our Vision

Arianna is a licensed esthetics instructor with a bachelor’s degree in pre-medical health sciences. Teaching first started off as a dream, while attending the Institute of Skin Science for her esthetics license. She then graduated ISS and gained experience in the spa world, and returned to become a licensed instructor. Her well-rounded knowledge and leadership abilities bring insight and inspiration to the classroom and clinic. Arianna is known for her drive, creative thinking, and authenticity.

When she is not teaching, she is running her own esthetics practice. Outside of the working world she enjoys spending time with her children, gardening, traveling and trying new restaurants.



Sharicka began her esthetics journey as a student at the Institute of Skin Science, where she graduated at the top of her class. Motivated to continue learning, she traveled across the country attending internationally renowned esthetics trade shows and specialty graduate trainings. Over the next several years, she worked at strengthening her skillset and forging unbreakable bonds with esthetics professionals from around the world.
Known for her intellect, solid presence, and patience Sharicka was recruited by the founder of her alma mater for an instructor position. She trusted her instincts and accepted the job—a decision that would positively impact the trajectory of her life. In 2015, Sharicka purchased the Institute of Skin Science.
She completed rigorous credentialing requirements and became the first esthetics school in New England to certify estheticians for Makeup Designory courses. Sharicka elevated her eyelash
extension certifications to the instructor level and began offering training for lash artistry. The Standard Esthetics Textbook by Milady Cengage publishers recognized her as a rising star and asked her to author and edit educational content; her editorial contributions are found in their most current edition. Later, she would be one of only 25 esthetics school owners in the country to participate in roundtable discussions to improve academic standards.
Sharicka comes from a lineage of strong, hard-working women who lead by integrity, determination, practicality, and grace—all of which she brings to the classroom and beyond.

In her spare time, she travels the globe exploring ancient and modern international spa therapies. She enjoys vegan cuisine, natural wine, and propagating plants.

President & Director

Sharicka Washington

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