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National Laser Institute Testimonials

Are you interested in attending National Laser Institute for cosmetic laser training or Botox training? Each year, we teach thousands of attendees – from across the country and the world – how to become cosmetic laser techs and cosmetic nurses.

We invite you to browse thousands of raving National Laser Institute reviews and testimonials from graduated students who took our medical aesthetics courses.

From stay-at-home moms to estheticians and physicians to nurses, we have trained countless attendees with varying backgrounds and professions looking to enter the rewarding medical aesthetics field.

We hope you find our student reviews and testimonials helpful as you consider taking the next step in your medical aesthetics career with training from National Laser Institute!

Click on the tabs below to read student success stories.

Aesthetician & Career Changers

Erica Titues 101 of 1502

National Laser Institute opened another door that I thought was closed for me in this industry. Thank you so much.


Brianna Yanik 102 of 1502

This is the best school I’ve ever been to! The instructors are all so amazing and helpful. I’ve learned so much in the last two weeks and can’t wait to start my career!


Charmane Fletcher 103 of 1502

National Laser Institute is awesome! The instructors were great and I learned so much. In a way I wish it were longer so I can keep learning, but I guess I will just have to take more classes!!


Zach Richardson 104 of 1502

Great place to begin your laser aesthetics profession!

Krys Givens 105 of 1502

As I told my husband, friends, and family, coming to National Laser Institute was the best choice I’ve made in my career life. The staff at NLI is the best, and I hope I am fortunate enough to work with a group that is just as amazing. They really are the heart and foundation of the school. The love for what they do shine thoroughly and their generosity is apparent every day!


Jason Friesen 106 of 1502

This course was fantastic. The pace was smooth yet challenging and the equipment was state of the art, but the most memorable will be the people that gave the instruction. Everyone was so knowledgeable, friendly and patient and all with an EXCELLENT sense of humor. I was the only male in the class so there were certainly some good laughs in between GREAT learning.

Thanks to Shana, Hilary, Melissa, Jennifer, Tori and Louis for putting together a fantastic learning experience!


Courtney Overbaugh 107 of 1502

I came to this school with a lot of anxiety but after the first day I knew my education was in good hands! I went from feeling overwhelemed to feeling VERY overprepared for this industry. The teachers are absolutely amazing and I am blown away by the amount of knowledge they give us. Money well spent! Best decision I've ever made!

Cynthia Cline 108 of 1502

National Laser Institute was an amazing experience. All the instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and highly energetic. I would highly recommend National Laser Institute to those looking to expand their current career in aesthetics or anyone looking to start a new career.


Hina Lakhany 109 of 1502

Overall, this was an amazing experience. The teachers were very attentive and took their time to answer any question I had. At the end of the course, I felt very experienced and also comfortable with the equipment. I loved this place! I’ll always remember the knowledge and friends I gained.


Beverly Scida 110 of 1502

I had a remarkable experience at National Laser Institute in Dallas, literally from beginning to the sad end! I really hated to leave behind all the amazing women I met both as far as staff and students! I don’t think I could have written every detail of this experience out myself and made it anymore fabulous. Forgive me if this drags on a bit, but I do want to share most every positive experience I had!

I have been considering going into the laser field for a couple of years now and looked at several schools, all of which were a jaunt from where I live. To say I was skeptical to try to pick a school online would be an understatement! I try to be diligent in where I put my energy and my money, and even though there is a school 100 miles from me I had to dismiss the idea of going there because no one ever responded to email or even phone calls in reference to enrolling—not to mention a “college level” entrance essay was required. Somehow I feel a bit of entitlement when choosing a technical school and that I am the interviewer not the interviewee!

I finally decided to call National Laser Institute because every single time I did a Google search, National Laser Institute was not only the first link but more often than not always went several search pages back, so that said to me that someone puts a lot of energy, passion and resources into promotion, which usually means that same passion will be found in other places. National Laser Institute did not disappoint! One phone call and two emails later (literally days before class started) I was enrolled and on my way to Dallas on a whispered prayer that the school and instructors would at least meet my expectations.

I was impressed from the first moment! The outside of the school was impressive, the lobby immaculate, the receptionists were friendly and capable. With no delay I was sitting in class. I am a details person, so I find that I am more impressed by the small things than the most obvious. The pride and passion shows from the decor to the folders that came with our text books. The classroom studio seating was great as well, having the last ten or so years of my background being real estate-related I can’t neglect to mention that I LOVED the bathrooms! Who actually buys covers, not just any covers, but covers with bling for their toilet water tubes? I was so impressed and got such a kick out of it that I took a picture of it and shared it on my facebook!

Onto instructors! Ami stood out to me in her ability to keep control of the class with the same grace as I imagine a Harvard professor would! Her patience and thoroughness was simply amazing even under stress. Never, with any instructor I had (Ami, Kellie, Melissa, Monica, Evee, Sandra, I hope I didn’t miss anyone) lacked enthusiasm and an absolute passion for their job and love of the field, and those things can’t be faked. Kellie works her butt off for her students to make sure they get what they need. Evee is just a super star all on her own and a joy to be around and learn from! Monica is such a hoot and passionate about the things she loves. Sandra, just wow! Just when I thought I couldn’t take another day of BBL, she opened doors I may not have ever discovered with introductions to improved techniques and patience with me beyond measure trying to help me finally wrap my mind completely around pulse width. She literally explained it to me in enough different ways that it finally clicked and stuck in my mind with what seemed like never ending patience!

I cannot stress enough what a great experience this was for me. I would do it all over again! Thank you, thank you, thank you to Louis for all of his energy, passion, attention to detail and continued follow up to make NATIONAL LASER INSTITUTE THE BEST! Now if he could only bottle a little of his energy up and share it, that would be just great! His passion shows in every detail from cleanliness to front desk to his amazing instructors and staff. I feel beyond blessed to have encountered everyone of amazing ladies in Dallas and even one from AZ and to be even a small part of such a great experience!


Katelyn Wernsing 111 of 1502

When you enter a new direction in life, you have certain expectations and hopes for the outcome. National Laser Institute was so well-staffed and carried balanced attitudes about their professions... which instilled a different passion in my than I could ever hope or expect. THANK YOU!

Jessica Schofield 112 of 1502

At National Laser Institute, I had an amazing experience full of staff that helped me get one step closer to my passion. They were all so helpful and knowledgeable, and I learned so much valuable information as well as gained so much confidence in this field due to having great instructors who cared about me and my success!


Amanda Hauptman 113 of 1502

I’m very impressed with everything I learned from the instructors. They all went above and beyond to make my experience great, making me see what a bright future I have ahead of me. Thank you all for being a part of my journey!


Amy Tuhy 114 of 1502

Attending National Laser Institute has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! The knowledge the instructors provided blew my mind. Not only did I receive the education I was looking for, I received one-on-one attention. Thank you, National Laser Institute, for such a great experience. Time to start making money!


Stephanie Kampf 115 of 1502

What an amazing place this is! Not just what happens in here physically, but the hearts that reside in each one of those people that work here. God bless you all!


Susy Aschne 116 of 1502

Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was mostly new for me, but I still learned a lot!

Nicole Davis 117 of 1502

I highly recommend taking the comprehensive laser training program. The instructors are amazing! National Laser Institute is an outstanding laser school, and I feel very confident leaving to start my new career!

Valarie Reisner 118 of 1502

Without a doubt, this was the best 2 weeks of my life! I learned way more than I ever thought possible in such a short amount of time. Greatest decision ever.


Kirsten Sedino 119 of 1502

I wanted to take a minute and give some feedback on my experience during the Comprehensive Laser Course that began last month (January of 2014). I have to say that I had pretty high expectations going into the class. Our esthetics class at Ogle School got to visit your institute where a great gal by the name of Sam sold us on why lasers are “where it’s at” basically. I knew instantly that I was going to sign up for the course. My desire to continue learning everything that I can was right in line with NLI. It’s a decision that I’ll NEVER regret!

When you go into something like this with about 6 or so instructors, I think it’s normal to have 1 or 2 (out of the six) really good instructors. After our rotations and getting to spend time with ALL of the NLI instructors, I felt like I was living on the Stepford Wives show! EVERY SINGLE INSTRUCTOR was not only sweet, kind, beautiful, and in most cases HILARIOUS, they were an absolute indispensible resource to the students that wanted to learn as much as possible. I hope that Mr. Silberman realizes (and I’m sure he does) how lucky he is to have the lineup at NLI Dallas that he has.

During my time at National Laser Institute, I was busy being INSPIRED and MIND-BLOWN by these AMAZING and KNOWLEDGEABLE women. It was crazy. I still can’t believe how incredible everyone was. The best part is that they each had stories with life lessons about this industry, and every question we had was answered AND elaborated on. Not to mention the camaraderie amongst the instructors. What a great example they were for those of us just getting our feet wet!

I had to get this off my chest. National Laser Institute runs a phenomenal program, and I am going to recommend it to all of my friends going through esthetics school. I will definitely be back to learn something new in the future! In the meantime, I’m looking for a job (I just received my esthetics license yesterday) so I’m going to hit the ground running. I live around Southlake so if you hear of anything please let me know! I can’t wait to go show off my laser skills!

And Shelby, thank you for everything. I know that your job is never-ending, but you’re great at managing NLI (and not to mention all of the crazy behind-the-scenes work that you do too, I’m sure). You were always kind, gracious and helpful and it’s nice to know that someone like you is at the helm of these amazing women. Please pass this message to everyone, including Mr. Silberman! From years in the customer service industry, I know how important it is to here the POSITIVE words.

That’s it. My only negative feedback is that there’s not a Starbucks INSIDE NLI. Somebody might wanna work on that. Ha! Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart. You gave me an invaluable gift.

Rose Wilson 120 of 1502

In two weeks, I learned bio-dynastics about laser and skin basics! I feel confident with going out and getting a new career in this industry. The best part is being hands-on and seeing clients with instructor supervision.

Samantha Leonard 121 of 1502

I’m so glad I decided to come to National Laser Institute. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made, and I’m ready to start my new career!


Melissa Dreyfus 122 of 1502

Refreshing atmosphere! Fun and friendly with a strong curriculum. I was blown away by how much you can learn in 16 days! Really well-balanced. The hands-on experience was a great way to learn. All the instructors has nice and warm personalities. The laughter you experience with these people while learning is definitely a treat. Thank you all!

Jenny Murphy 123 of 1502

National Laser Institute offers the most comprehensive education on lasers that you can’t get anywhere else. You cannot fire lasers on people willy-nilly without understanding the physics behind it and expect a good, safe result every time. The instructors are amazing and provide a great foundation and experience. Thank you so much, NLI!


Berenice Pule 124 of 1502

National Laser Institute has not only opened many doors for me, but also many opportunities that I would have never imagined!


Denise Medina 125 of 1502

This school is absolutely great and has a superb learning environment.


Medical Professionals

Dr. Jill Kirkpatrick 101 of 442

All the instructors were very knowledgeable and supportive. Great pieces of wisdom, especially in preventing and treating adverse side effects. I learned it’s super important to evaluate patients to be sure that they are eligible to receive treatments. I was glad to see that there was so much focus on safety.

Valeria Schneider, RN 102 of 442

I can’t say enough good things about National Laser Institute. I’ve never had a more positive and happy week in my medical career that I can remember!

Ariana Franco 103 of 442

My experience at National Laser Institute was nothing like I expected. The staff are all knowledgeable professionals in the areas in which they teach, not to mention all of them were beyond helpful and friendly. I plan on coming back to attend more classes. National Laser Institute is a highly recommend school and I’m so happy with my results!

Rebekah Daigle 104 of 442

National Laser Institute provides a great classroom and clinical course that fully prepares professionals to administer Botox and dermal fillers on their own, regardless of their past background. I appreciated the great support from the instructors. The procedures were very well explained and everyone's questions were answered very well. The instructors are so knowledgeable, kind, and provide informative information. I feel prepared as an RN to inject in a clinical setting with confidence.

Alexis Harsh, RN MSN CNP 105 of 442

I had such a great time and learned so much would like to take more courses and would recommend this course to all professionals wanting to learn about injectables.

Angela Slump 106 of 442

This course has exceeded my expectations. The instructors without a doubt are experts in the aesthetic industry! They have the expertise and experience and knowledge and assist well in clinicals to help build confidence. I loved their enthusiasm!

Mazeen Sinno 107 of 442

I had no idea I would have so much fun learning about lasers. I was very nervous about the career change, but now I’m excited I attended and am ready for my future in medical aesthetics!

Sylvia Salas 108 of 442

Not only is everyone here great with their skills, they are also very knowledgably and friendly. All the staff works to help clients feel comfortable, and all clients we worked on walked out happy with their experience!

Judy Willis 109 of 442

It has been amazing to attend this class! I have never met a better group of instructors that work as a team to help us in any way they can.

Cherie 110 of 442

Loved the experience! Everyone was so knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend to anyone who asked. Shana and Jan are excellent, and Amanda was incredible. Tori is indispensable.

Mary Beth Medina, MSN FNP-C 111 of 442

Absolutely loved my experience. I learned so much and am excited about this journey of doing Botox and fillers. I am definitely planning on taking more classes. I would recommend your classes to anyone inquiring about aesthetics! Thank you so much!

Marissa White 112 of 442

I’ve been looking into this school for two and a half years, and I’m SO glad I finally came! The curriculum and experiences here have opened my eyes to new ways to treat and keep skin healthy and young.

Amanda Keifer 113 of 442

NLI was such a positive experience. The staff is fun and smart and very good at their jobs. I loved the lasers!

Lori Campos 114 of 442

The instructors were knowledgeable, patient, and informative. I would recommend this school to all my friends!

Dr. David C. Millard 115 of 442

This course was informative and educational. The skills I’ve learned here will benefit my practice very much.

Janet Loveridge 116 of 442

This was a concise, well-constructed CME course with instructors who are skilled professionals and adhere to the industry’s highest standards. I would highly recommend this course to any colleague interested in esthetics.

Lisa Powell 117 of 442

National Laser Institute is truly the best. The teachers are wonderful and really know their stuff!

Hannah Barrineau 118 of 442

I had a great time experiencing different laser and modalities. The course is filled with amazing instructors who have an experienced background and passion. I highly recommend National Laser Institute.

Rebekah Daigle 119 of 442

National Laser Institute took me from a RN with 0 experience or knowledge in medical spa knowledge to a RN that feels confident performing services to the community in my hometown in Northern Canada. There is little opportunity here to experience these services, and I’m so happy I can bring my knowledge and treatments here. Thank you, National Laser Institute!

Jenny Norwood 120 of 442

I would highly recommend this school. I already plan on returning for additional courses!

Lorena Simpson 121 of 442

Great instructors! I learned a lot in the clinical aspect in the injection and fillers course. Great hands-on experience.

James Vetter 122 of 442

I would absolutely recommend this course to a colleague.

Samantha Rawlinson 123 of 442

I learned a lot with my time at National Laser Institute. There was a lot of informative provided but by the end of the week I felt confident and comfortable using the lasers we trained on.

Candy Mucahy 124 of 442

National Laser Institute was a really fun, informative training course with great hands-on training experience with real clients. I love the instructors and their sense of humor.

Lauren Usrey 125 of 442

The instruction at National Laser Institute was professional and fun. All the staff members are so supportive and kind! They make me want to come back and take every class.