Owner / Founder
The Skin Institute, a professional esthetics school, was opened by Mary Ronnow (Master Esthetician) in 2002 to meet the ever-increasing demand for professional estheticians. The school trains students in European facial massage, aromatherapy, waxing techniques, chemical exfoliation, professional make-up, body treatments, microdermabrasion, and medical aesthetics including camouflage make-up and the basics of lasers. The school uses the exclusive line of Danné, Sam Par (Paris), Glymed and Jane Iredale.
The Skin Institute offers a basic esthetics license and the prestigious master esthetics license, as required by Utah State licensing requirements to perform more advanced treatments. Each program takes 600 hours to complete. Courses are licensed by the State of Utah and are designed for reciprocity across state borders. Class size is limited to facilitate instructor/student interaction and hands-on training.
Our esthetic education is extremely thorough and sophisticated. Graduates are well-rounded and confident in their skill level. They are completely trained and ready to enter the professional world.
Located in St. George, graduates can explore career opportunities at local spas such as Green Valley and Red Mountain, or venture to Nevada and work in some of the elegant spas found in the large hotels and organizations in Mesquite Nevada and Las Vegas Nevada.
Graduates of The Skin Institute are highly trained professionals who find careers in days spas, resorts, destination spas, cruise ships, and medical settings.