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Meet Elaine Sterling of The Elaine Sterling Institute in Sandy Springs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elaine Sterling.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Guts…that is how I started. I wanted to start a beauty revolution through education. I wanted the community to know that a career in the beauty industry meant something that it was a choice. I had 2 divorces, 2 children, and breast cancer. I wanted to stand for something to help women look and feel beautiful at any age. I was born in South Africa but lived in Australia, Taiwan, and America. A global nomad with a purpose. This is my calling to teach students how to touch people’s lives with their hands and their hearts.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Struggle upon struggle but I wanted to walk where angels fear to tread. Most of my hardships were self-inflicted but I have learned many lessons and want to help people by tapping into their talent. My bad marriages, health struggles which include spinal meningitis, balls palsy and cancer have taught me to live in the moment and strive for excellence in everything I do in my life. I know through education I can help many explore their dreams. My legacy I hope will include many graduates finding success in the industry that I love.

Please tell us about The Elaine Sterling Institute.
I own The Elaine Sterling Institute and Elaine Sterling Skincare. We specialize in 3 programs of excellence. Esthetician, Nail Care, and Massage Therapy. I am known for dedicating my life to Spa education and the theater of the spa experience.

I am proud of the educators, and administrative staff of esi because we always strive for excellence. We are the global leaders in spa education. The skincare line is dedicated to results orientated skin care with known anti-inflammatory ingredients that perform. Feel the Elaine Sterling Skincare difference.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Disney world.

Contact Info:

  • Address: The Elaine Sterling Institute
  • Website:
  • Phone: 4042565228
  • Email:
  • Instagram: Elainesterling
  • Facebook: Esiesthetics


  1. stacie brown

    March 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm


  2. Olivia McKeever

    March 15, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Thank You for the gift of beauty.

  3. Diane Dettering

    March 15, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    A pioneer woman

  4. Doreen

    March 16, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Elaine was the director at another school that I attended. ISSN. She is well educaticated and knows of which she speaks. She is smart, poised and and has a real passion,

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