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Esthetic Institute Education is a journey of endless possibilities... 

Staff and Faculty

Parvane Hashemi - President and Dean
Parvane Hashemi started as a cosmetologist. She then decided to focus her specialty into Skincare and Esthetics, which has always been her passion.

1976 - She became a licensed Esthetician and since then she has been working in the field of Esthetics and Skin care.
1992 - She started her own school and teaching became her second passion.
1995 - She received one the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of esthetics and beauty therapy the CIDESCO International Diploma.

Ms. Hashemi has been teaching and training hundreds of Students and Instructors in the field of Skin Care for over 30 years now - Standard, Master and Medical Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Permanent Makeup, Makeup, Nails and all other related courses including Laser Skin Care and Laser Hair Removal. Ms. Hashemi is Licensed and Certified in all above.

Her favorite quote: "Our Skin Is Our Birth Certificate and a Knowledgeable Esthetician is an "Epidermatalogist" Who Can Really Cure 90% of Skin Problems".

Katie Sellers
Ms. Sellers comes to The Esthetic Institute as a licensed Esthetician from Columbus, Ohio where she graduated, with honors, from the Aveda Institute. She currently holds an active license in the field of Esthetics as well as a Managing Manicurist license. Katie is originally from Vienna, Virginia and has lived in Nashville, Tennessee and Columbus, Ohio prior to returning to Northern Virginia in late 2010. After struggling as a young woman with many common skin concerns, Katie's passion for skin care, make-up, massage therapy, and other esthetic applications was born. Having experienced many treatments and modalities that heightened her awareness of how and why proper esthetics and effective treatments are a vital part of skin care and overall health, Katie knew what she wanted to do with her future. After her certification by the Aveda Institute as an Esthetician and Instructor, and in practicing these techniques in both the traditional spa environment and in the educational arena, Katie's love of teaching and sharing, combined with her knowledge of esthetics, brought her to The Esthetic Institute as a instructor. Ms. Sellers also holds the prestigeous CIDESCO International Diploma and is the Education and Faculty Coordinator of the Esthetic Institute.

Dr. Afsheen Ather
Dr. Ather graduated in 1997 from Medical School and pursued her career in the field of Dermatology and has been working in the skin care field ever since. Her medical background enhances the expertise in our Master Esthetic Education. She is a licensed Master Esthetician and certified Laser Technician in Virginia. Her professional training/education consists of extensive training in theory and technical skills by using quality core standards. She continues to draw clients coming from different walks of life with all skin types from different regions of the world, which she refers to as "Skin Globalization". In 2009 she attended American society of laser medicine and surgery (ASLMS). She takes special interest in the fields of Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, and Advanced Esthetic Treatments.

Fiona Deibler
Born and educated in London, England Ms. Deibler attended the prestigious Ray Cochran Academy in London training in Beauty Therapy. Upon graduation and an internship she was certified and recognized by the International certification academy and received the world recognized CIDESCO diploma. Fiona continued her formal training and received numerous additional certifications in Reflexology, Aroma therapy, Electrolysis, Laser Hair Removal and other treatments in the Esthetic industry. Fiona has practiced her profession for more than twenty years in such locations as London, Rome, Wales, Kuwait, Qatar, Pakistan and the United States providing services to members of the public, government officials, celebrities, diplomatic personnel and high ranking foreign officials.

Dunja Banicevic
Graduating with a degree in Engineering Management from the University of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad Serbia, Ms. Banicevic comes to the Esthetic Institute bringing her strong talent of organizational skills as well as her ability to handle the enormous amount of paperwork that all educational facilities have to deal with. As the Director of Administration Ms. Banicevic is a valuable asset to the administration department where she provides our students with their financial information and assists in securing all the details needed to attend the Esthetic Institute.

Ranna Saeedi

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from George Mason University, Ms. Saeedi moved to Paris, France where she completed her Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Paris 8, during which time she was also teaching English to French students. Moving back to the United States, she decided to follow in the footsteps of many of her family members and embarked on her studies in the field of Esthetics. She received her Master Esthetics license, her Laser Technology certifications, a certification in advanced lymphatic drainage massage, her Holistic Health Coaching certification, and she is in the process of becoming a Reiki Master. In 2015 she received her CIDESCO International Beauty Therapy Diploma. Ms. Saeedi brings a wealth of knowledge and a contagious smile to the Esthetic Institute.

Sweta Kumar

Entering the US Marine Corps at the age of 18 as the first Nepalese born woman in the history of Nepal to enter the Armed Forces. Sweta committed herself to her country for two years. In 2010 she took a new direction in her life and decided to follow her passion in the beauty industry. Starting as a Makeup Artist then receiving her licensure in Master Esthetics and Permanent Makeup. Sweta has committed her life to her first love of making the world beautiful. The Esthetic Institute allows her the opportunity to work in the field of beauty and share it with her students.

Eliana De Faria

Born in Brazil Ms. DeFaria brought her passion for beauty to the US where she acquired her Cosmetology Licensure in 2005 from the Paul Mitchell Beauty Academy. In 2010 she graduated from the Esthetic Institute in Master Esthetics she then went on to acquire her Laser Technology Certification. After graduation she worked at the Citrine Salon in MD, but her love of teaching and her passion for the Industry of Esthetics brought Eliana back to the Institute where she is the Clinic Supervisor in the Student Clinic.

Jaqueline Seabra
Jaqueline first graduated from The French Institute of Estetique Mathis Paris in 1995. Originally from Brazil, she grew up in a family of beauticians and has always been involved in the beauty industry. She came to the United States in 1997 and began working at the European Hair Salon in Washington D.C. as a Brazilian wax expert. She began pursuing her esthetic license in 2004, and graduated from Ivonne de Vilar Scientific Skincare Institute. She has since gone on to acquire her Master Esthetics license as well as her Master Instructor’s license. Driven by her love for the industry and her desire to share her experiences with others, she began instructing at The Esthetic Institute in 2014. Jaqueline is very passionate about the skincare industry and balances her instruction time with in-treatment-room hours that are invaluable experiences she brings to the classroom environment. In addition to teaching both Standard Esthetics and Master Esthetics, Jaqueline also instructs a Brazilian Waxing Workshop at EI.

Vanessa Hinton
Originally from New Jersey, Vanessa always had a passion for “dressing the hair”.  As a child, creating hairstyles on her dolls, and as a teenager, creating works of art on anyone who would sit in her chair.  Vanessa relocated to Washington State for nineteen years, then the Virgin Islands in pursuit of a successful career. After gaining experience from several professions; corporate managerial, police dispatch, and hotel hospitality, to name a few, Vanessa decided to tap into her childhood passion of cosmetology becoming licensed in 1996.  Furthering her passion in the beauty industry, she became deeply intrigued with skincare obtaining a license in Esthetics in 2007, and receiving her NCEA certification in 2014.  She has experience in haircare, chemically-treated, natural, and braiding, waxing, makeup artistry, skincare, and recently permanent cosmetic makeup.  Vanessa currently teaches cosmetology to high school students in Fairfax, VA and nail technology at the Esthetic Institute. 

Viorica Gotty
Born and raised in Romania, Viorica initially studied nursing and worked as a registered nurse helping people predominantly with neurological issues.  After immigrating to the USA at the beginning of the century, Viorica studied massage therapy at the American Institute of Massage Therapy in South Florida.  Upon earning her massage license she honed her skills working in one of the top resort spas in South Florida where she served as Lead Massage Therapist.  Viorica also studied and earned her license for Esthetician and earned a certification for laser treatments.  Upon moving to Virginia, Viorica completed the additional hours required for her Master Esthetician license.  With her nursing background providing a solid foundation for understanding the human body and her experience working in a resort spa, Viorica has many years of experience in combining superior techniques with a passion for providing exceptional customer service.

Neela Zahedi
Neela’s passion for skincare began early with her first job in High School as a cosmetic salesperson at Bloomingdales. She became the assistant to the Cosmetic Department Manager when she finished college. When she started attending graduate school she left her cosmetic career for software design and went on to managed her own software company for 13 years. She returned to her skincare roots by attending an Esthetic Program and becoming a Master Esthetician/Laser Technician. She has been practicing Esthetics and Laser for several years and has been an instructor for Laser, Medical Esthetics and Master Esthetics at the Esthetic Institute since 2007.


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Founded in 1992, The Esthetic Institute is licensed by the State Council for Higher Education (SCHEV). In addition the Esthetic Institute has been offering training programs as licensed by the Virginia Board of Cosmetology since 1992. The Esthetic Institute is a dynamic and successful center of higher education with an international reputation for high quality skills training and placement. We are the areas leading Master Esthetics, Esthetics, Massage Therapist, Makeup Artistry and Permanent Makeup School with aNEW Laser Hair Removal program. advanced esthetics classes,advanced esthetics courses,become a licensed esthetician,becoming an esthetician,best esthetics school,esthetic classes,esthetic training,esthetician classes,esthetician school,esthetician schools in va,esthetician training,esthetics,esthetics classes,esthetics course,esthetics license,esthetics program,esthetics programs,esthetics school,esthetics schools,esthetics training,school for esthetics,school of esthetics,steiner institute of esthetics,esthetic training,top esthetician schools,virginia esthetician license, virginia, esthetics school, esthetician school, massage school, virginia massage school, esthetician training Virginia