Laser Institute Testimonials

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Aesthetician & Career Changers

Cindy Cullen 1 of 527

I had an amazing learning experience at National Laser Institute and a fabulous time. The education was AAA+ and really exceeded all my expectations. It’s very apparent why National Laser Institute is the nation’s more reputable school for laser training. I graduated from National Laser Institute on March 25th and I am proud to say on my first interview I was hired and will now be working for a beautiful spa doing laser as of April 20th! Yes, that’s right. I got a job in less than 30 days!! Thank you, National Laser Institute!

Lisa Harlien, LE, Certified Laser Clinician 2 of 527

I am working in a medical spa in Mesa. I receive medical, dental and 401K benefits. We also receive profit sharing quarterly. I make the good money and I am absolutely happy and love my job so much! I can’t believe how well this career turned out for me. I’ve worked hard to get to this salary but fortunately it is something I absolutely love to do so it makes it worth it 100%.

Debbie Smart 3 of 527

In September, 2010 I completed the comprehensive laser training course and chemical peel session. Since, and within only 2 short months, I opened my own laser business here in Akwesasne, Canada. I truly recommend this course to anyone that has self drive to learn, and take advantage of the hands on training at. I am so happy to have made this career change and still apply my past business experience in finance. It is so gratifying to see how my clients are feeling so good about themselves once they have a treatment. My business name is LaserSmart, “Love your Skin” Please extend my appreciation to all the trainers that inspired me to achieve my goals.

Jane Probert from San Antonio, TX 4 of 527

I graduated National Laser Institute in November of 2006. Let me say that my training there opened many doors for me, most importantly, my own. After graduation I put in about 6 months at American Laser Clinic. I was hired the minute I walked in the door. Their own technicians had the maximum 3 days training, so my knowledge and understanding of the industry was superior to even my manager. However, I wanted to get inside the day to day business of laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation and so I worked there to absorb as much as I could. Early this year, I started the process of buying a used IPL and new Silk Peel. I added these to my esthetics equipment and opened for business in May. I lease a small suite in a building with many hairdressers, manicurists, and other estheticians they have been so supportive, sending me lots of business to get me off to a great start. As we all know the business of laser hair removal and advanced skin treatments are highly competitive. I get calls all day long from price shoppers. But that is ok. I cannot and do not want to compete for the lowest price. My specialty is a full understanding of the physics of light based skin and hair removal treatments and their reactions with the human body. I provide a luxurious and clean environment, and I am there for my clients at the time of the service and after. By the way I have received only 1 call from a client with a concern in 8 months time. So this is where I stand, I have a little baby laser and advanced skin spa. And like a baby it will have to be nurtured and will need all my attention and creativity to keep it growing. I am proud and happy and I owe this in part to my training at National Laser Institute. I received more than training there–I received a dream.

Stephanie Fox 5 of 527

One hour after receiving our certificates, Chrissy in admissions called me to let me know that a NY doctor called National Laser Institute and left a message about wanting to hire one of their graduates. I got a job interview with him for that Friday, not even one week after graduating! The day after I got home, I started calling local med spas and salons so that I could check out all of my options. I kept calling, and finally one woman gave me a job interview that SAME DAY. She hired me on the spot. On my way home I stopped at one of the places that said no to me by phone that I was really interested in, and I gave them my resume in person. I ended up walking to the back office for another interview, they showed me the machine they use, I spoke to the owner, and next thing I knew I had another job! Persistence paid off!

Lisa Kieger 6 of 527

Hi there! I graduated from National Laser Institute in February of 2007. I own my own equipment and work half time as a cosmetologist and half time as a laser technican in White Bear Lake MN. I LOVE my job! I love people and have done hair for 20 years trying to make people feel good about themselves from the inside out. This is the same only tenfold! I LOVE IT!!! Thanks National Laser Institute for rocking my world!

Andrea Silvas from Mesa, AZ 7 of 527

I decided to leave the declining real estate market for a complete career change towards laser and medical aesthetics! In January 2010, I graduated from National Laser Institute’s comprehensive laser course! I really believe “You get what you pay for!” Other laser schools offered me slightly cheaper classes, but attending National Laser Institute’s program was the best decision I ever made! I received exceptional hands-on training with the most elite laser machines and one-on-one time with their expert instructors. I made so many new friends, and the staff encouraged our success the entire way! They even helped me land my dream job at a very reputable med spa in New York City! Thank You National Laser Institute for such a memorable experience!

Melissa Guerry from Plano, TX 8 of 527

I took the comprehensive laser course at National Laser Institute in May 2009, and I interviewed a week after returning home with several laser centers and received job offers immediately! I accepted a position at a doctor’s office and began working less than a month after graduating. At my interview, I asked if he would like any referrals and his response was “knowing you graduated from National Laser Institute is referral enough for me.” I have had extreme success and am so excited and confident in my new career! A special thanks to everyone at National Laser Institute for the amazing training and continued support following my completion! I could not have asked for a better experience and would recommend anyone attend your school. Thanks again!

Lacy Randall 9 of 527

I received my education from National Laser Institute and I wanted to let you guys know that I now have a job at a cosmetic laser center in my home town. I started working there last year in August. It has been a wonderful experience and I LOVE my job. My boss has been impressed with my general knowledge and competency with the lasers. I owe that to National Laser Institute. When people ask me where I went to school for this, I’m always proud to say National Laser Institute. It was such a memorable experience. Now, I am making more money than I thought possible as a new aesthetician. I want to thank you and all the staff at The National Laser Institute for helping me with that.

Sarah J. 10 of 527

I came from Dubai to Arizona Just to go to National Laser Institute, and although I was hesitant about the price of the school, it was the best decision I have ever made! I got a job offer two days after I left the school without an esthetician background in America. I thought I would get some experience here in America before I went back to Dubai, but I already have a job offer waiting in Dubai! It was worth every cent!! This school was so much fun. I met so many friends and ALL the teachers are amazing. The only thing I was upset about is that I had to LEAVE! I miss this school so much!! Louis knows what he is doing, and he made a great school with a fun atmosphere and hires only the best!!

Brooke Daisley 11 of 527

I graduated from National Laser Institute in January of 2010. I have been working as a laser technican since March of 2010 out in Reno, Nevada. I do everything from tattoo removal to laser hair removal. I have been very successful and love working with lasers. I learned so much by coming to your school. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had the best experience and I tell everyone that wants to get in this field to go to National Laser Institute. All of your staff were so great and so smart. They really do an amazing job. You really do have a wonderful program and it is a dream of mine to teach some day. Thank you so much!

Kirsten Sedino 12 of 527

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.

Michelle Miller 13 of 527

I spent 10 years in the mortgage industry before I decided to pursue a new career in the aesthetics and laser industry. I decided to attend National Laser Institute because of their fantastic reputation and the fact that they offered 2 weeks of extensive training. The experience with NLI instructors helped with my confidence levels when I decided to open my own clinic in 2008. I’ve since evolved to owning my own medical spa that services 1,000 clients per month! The staff was very knowledgeable, kind, and made the 2 weeks I spent there quite fun and memorable. I met some great people from all over the country as well, and had a wonderful experience. National Laser Institute has definitely played a role in my success today. Thanks NLI!

Anna Tran 14 of 527

I want to let you know how much I LOVE National Laser Institute! I have attended MANY professional seminars and events and I have to say NLI is top-notch! The school is operated in such a professional and positive way. I am so impressed with the organization! I have to say Louis does such an excellent job in training as well as all the staff. All instructors are so dedicated and passionate with their teachings. I have learned so much from Shana, Samantha, and Hilary. Ms. Samantha P. is my favorite!!! I adore her!!! During one of the didactic/clinical days, she poured her heart out trying to help us understand the correlations of wavelengths to targets and the important of the laser speed to really tackle the targets of finer hair or darker skin hair. After 10 days of learning, I thought that I had understood and grasped the concepts until when she really grilled us. That was just awesome! Also, Jodi is super nice and helpful! I am so fascinated with the passion that came from each individual instructor, which always brought me back to the thoughts of “how does Louis do that?” He is a genius! If I didn’t have difficulties leaving my kids at home, I would love to visit NLI as often as I can. I LOVE YOU ALL!!! Thank you again for the opportunities, may our paths cross again.

Bianca Lenick-Eaves 15 of 527

I can’t believe I got a job so quickly after graduating from National Laser Institute! Especially since it was around the holidays. I would love for other people interested in this industry to know about my experience and all the endless possibilities out there. It really is such a fun job! I am looking forward to working for someone for a while to learn as much as possible and then open my own med spa one day!

Heather B. 16 of 527

Thank you for the amazing experience I gained at National Laser Institute! It has been a YEAR since completing my studies and while at National Laser Institute, I not only gained a wealth of knowledge in my chosen laser career but also gained lifelong friends! With the knowledge gained at National Laser Institute I was able to secure a laser specialist position at a top notch upscale med spa. There I excelled and went on to now manage an upcoming med spa and from all of the knowledge in lasers, marketing and more I am proud to say we are surpassing our greatest expectations! National Laser Institute gave me the opportunities to be able to do what I love every day! Thank you so much!

Merilee Cook 17 of 527

As a former student of the National Laser Institute, I highly recommend this school for anyone interested in laser technology. I am new to the field of esthetics and recently relocated to the Phoenix area. I attempted to find employment as an esthetician but was continuously told I lacked experience. I decided to further my education by becoming laser certified. Within two weeks of completing the courses at the National Laser Institute I found employment as a laser technician and aesthetician. While attending classes at National Laser Institute, I was awed with the organization, knowledge and professionalism of the staff. They go above and beyond in regards to hands-on training, clarifying questions and always ensuring that students are comfortable. The curriculum at National Laser Institute is phenomenal with a huge emphasis on laser safety. Learning the proper laser skill set is one thing, but it’s equally important to learn how to grow our own business and not depend upon others. The instructor was a marketing guru who had been wildly successful marketing beauty over the years and owned a medical spa. I also liked the variety of instructors at National Laser Institute. Students can expect to hear from dermatologists, nurses, laser representatives, entrepreneurs, and a laser safety officer. I feel I owe my career to National Laser Institute and I will be forever grateful!

Michelle Shults, Dallas TX 18 of 527

I attended National Laser Institute in April of 2008 and enrolled in the full program. After only three months, I landed a job as a medical esthetician at a prominent doctor’s office. Without the training I received at National Laser Institute, I never would have had the confidence or the skills to apply for such a position. During my job search, I had the support and encouragement of the National Laser Institute staff. They gave me advice on interviewing and stayed in contact throughout the process. To anyone I come across who is looking for advice on entering the skincare field I highly recommend National Laser Institute to them. It is definitely worth every penny and it will always be one of my most memorable experiences! Thanks National Laser Institute!

Jordan G. 19 of 527

National Laser Institute has helped me immensely in my new career. I had no prior experience in the field, and almost immediately I had job offers! I was also very impressed with the ongoing help and information I received after my class ended. Anytime I had questions I would call and receive a prompt response. I am happy with my new job and I learned so much in 2 short weeks.

Erin 20 of 527

Going to National Laser Institute was the best decision I have ever made. I was beginning to feel stuck in a job that was unsatisfying. I first heard about National Laser Institute from a physician I had been in contact with. I decided that I could not put my life on hold anymore and immediately called National Laser Institute and spoke to an admissions representative. I went to a grand opening to a laser center in Chicago and told the owner I had signed up for a comprehensive course at National Laser Institute and he offered me a job then and there, before I even was certified! He hired me based on the well-known reputation of National Laser Institute and knew I would get a great education and be prepared to work as soon as the course was completed. Upon completion of the 2 week course at National Laser Institute, a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I met a lot of incredible people who I made lifelong friendships with, and I finally found a rewarding career that I am passionate about. The instructors are extremely personable and knowledgeable. I left National Laser Institute feeling prepared to go out into the real world and work as an accomplished laser technician. Attending National Laser Institute was an unforgettable experience and I can honestly say that it changed my life. Finally, everything seems to be falling in to place.  

Julia Greenspon 21 of 527

I graduated in January of ’06. I am currently working at Oasis CosMedic clinic in Tucson, AZ as an aesthetician/laser technician. I love the field and I see nothing but growth as far as this industry is concerned!

Mary Ellen Genstler BBA, CLT, LMT, Esthetician 22 of 527

I came to NLI directly out of esthetics school and with no job lined up after. I knew virtually nothing about lasers in the area of skin care but knew that it was what I wanted to do and that I wanted the best education available. After researching several different schools across the USA, I made my decision to go to NLI. All the staff, teachers, laser reps and guest speakers were professional, pleasant and very helpful. The teachers were all far beyond qualified to be teaching and had years of experience in the field of laser esthetics as well. I was very impressed with how available they made themselves for questions and even offered their help for after we left NLI and were out on our own. There is no doubt that NLI is committed to the success of their students. They have forwarded me multiple emails with job opportunities in the laser industry that were available in my area and have done their best to help me find a job. Since graduating in December, I have been hired as a laser technician in a large medi spa in Anchorage Alaska doing laser hair removal and tattoo removal. Without the great education and support I received I know I would not have found such a great job! I highly recommend NLI to anyone interested in the field of lasers and feel strongly that my money was well spent! I hope to be able to take more classes from NLI in the future.  

Edwin Miller 23 of 527

National Laser Institute went beyond my expectations for the tattoo removal course. The instructors were simply amazing. Shelley Cook helped me learn the ins and outs of laser tattoo removal. I was surprised at how much practical experience time I received and the variety of different clients that I worked on was great. I can’t imagine going anywhere else to learn laser tattoo removal. Thanks, National Laser Institute!  

Erica Leopold 24 of 527

On every level, this training has exceeded my expectations. The staffs' expertise and passion for these services and for teaching is above any other training I've received in the past. After this week, I feel prepared to go out and search for a job with confidence and excitement. I know am comfortable with these services and I have a clear idea of what jobs would best fit my personality and financial goals. I know what I need to do to get where I want to go. It has been personally uplifting to be in this community of women with many who have stories of overcoming personal adversity. I am walking away from this experience with a newfound passion for my work. I am sad to say goodbye to my beautiful soul sisters!

Janae Welch 25 of 527

Going to NLI is the best thing I could have ever done, and for the first time in my life I felt like I was exactly where I was supposed to be. I can't thank you all enough for everything you all do, each and every one of you are amazing and you guys have an incredible program. For the first time I felt like I was around people that actually believed in me and didn't just shut me down like I'm used to. Everybody there only made me feel like there is no limit to what I can do and where I can go, and I'm so thankful for that. I'm so sad to be done, I wish it never ended! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. Hope to see you all again xoxo

Medical Professionals

Janet Loveridgeal 1 of 131

Concise, well-constructed CME class with instructors who are knowledgeable, skilled, and professional and adhere to the industry's highest standards. I would highly recommend this course to any colleague who is interested in esthetics.

Maria Twardek 2 of 131

I'm very grateful to have been apart of this dynamic school. Every instructor I encountered was full of years of knowledge! Thank you--I hope to teach at NLI one day myself.

Denny Joe, RN 3 of 131

I'd like to say that the overall experience was an eye-opener for me specifically as it applies to aesthetic nursing. It’s a totally new frontier that I found extremely interesting and educational. The program’s most rewarding aspect was the ability to perform hands-on clinical skills immediately after the didactic portion using real clientele! But that was easily trumped by the quality of diversified and thoroughly educated/skilled, experienced and friendly instructors I had throughout the entire course. I don’t want to leave out the courteous and helpful front desk staff too! And having Louis personally come to visit and say hello to each one of us was most appreciated. The facility was accommodating to me as a student. The proximity of the Embassy Suite Hotel and discounted rates was very convenient. Nice arrangement. Oh, and I appreciated Jennifer Simpson’s assistance as my admissions counselor during my registration process. Finally, I was very pleased to see the graduates-only library! Now that’s a nice perk!

Amanda deWysocki, RN, BSN, CCRN 4 of 131

I came to National Laser Institute looking for something to supplement my full-time job as an ICU nurse. I never dreamed it would lead me down the path I find myself on now! I had always been interested in the medical aesthetic industry, but as an RN, I really had no idea just how much career potential there was for me. From day one, everyone I came across at National Laser Institute was completely professional, always helpful and clearly at the top of their game. From the delightful front desk staff to the impressive group of handpicked instructors from all over the country, I never doubted that I had chosen the right place to start my new adventure. And an adventure it has been! After finishing my courses at National Laser Institute, I teamed up with a physician and began offering my services to family and friends, starting with BOTOX® injections and soon after doing various types of fillers. The referrals came quickly and the more I practiced, the more skilled I became at injecting. At that point it was still a part time project, but when I decided to move to Southern California, where I currently reside, the opportunities I came upon quickly convinced me to leave the grueling trenches of the ICU for good and pursue aesthetic nursing full time. That was a year ago, and today I am the director of a busy med spa in Los Angeles where I provide all types of laser treatments, injectables, chemical peels, collagen induction therapy and various other skin care and anti-aging procedures. I said goodbye to twelve-hour shifts and hello to a much nicer salary, and I can truly say I love going to work! I am forever indebted to the kind folks at National Laser Institute for giving me the tools, the knowledge, the encouragement and motivation to pursue my dreams. The sky’s the limit!

Myra Macdougall, RN 5 of 131

I’m a middle-class mom, wife, and nurse. I struggled over my decision to come to National Laser Institute. Would this be the right school for me? Should I take so much time away from my family? In this economy, should I invest this money in my education? From the very first day I arrived at National Laser Institute, all this inner-turmoil dissipated. I knew emotionally and intellectually that I had made the best decision for my family, my husband and my career.

Christina “Krysia” Fenzl, BS, RN, RYT 6 of 131

My experience at the National Laser Institute was both a positive and memorable one. The program was exceptional, cutting edge, and exciting. Our class had knowledgeable and upbeat instructors who were current experts in their given fields. The students in my class came from far and wide, from across the country and all over the world. There are colleagues I met at National Laser Institute who I will definitely keep in touch with long term. While still in training, I began an intensive job search for an R.N. position in laser and injectables. Louis Silberman, the president and CEO of National Laser Institute was supportive and helpful in speaking with potential employers inquiring about me. Even before the end of the training, I had landed my dream job thanks to the excellent learning opportunities from the reputable and elite institution, National Laser Institute. Thank you National Laser Institute for your encouragement, inspiration, opportunity, quality education, and personal touch. I am grateful to you for providing me with the tools needed to create a bright and exciting future for myself in the medical aesthetics industry!

Ivy Jasset, RN 7 of 131

I enjoyed all my classes at National Laser Institute, the faculty is a well put together team who are supportive, intelligent and encouraging who care about their students. They were all willing to give us their contact information if we should have any questions or need assistance. They stand behind their students. Thanks for giving us the best!

Shannon Smith Maxey, MD 8 of 131

The National Laser Institute’s 7-day course was encompassing and informative. The instructors were very knowledgeable in their fields of expertise. The personalized setting provided a good forum for questions and hands-on experience. The intensity of the course prepared to get my practice started. I would absolutely recommend this course to a colleague and a friend.

June Tehan 9 of 131

Awesome laser/fillers class! Made learning fun. Attention to detail and safety!

Dr. Drew Puraldi 10 of 131

The instructors are experts in their field and are very patient as well as flexible.

Scotty Hermann 11 of 131

I found the hands-on training to be invaluable!

Donna Single 12 of 131

NLI -- great experience! All instructors were knowledgeable on clinical data, patient care, and overall they were able to answer all my questions.

Jacqueline Kirsah 13 of 131

Misty was an excellent instructor.

Martha Barreto 14 of 131

All the instructors are knowledgeable in what they do. National Laser Institute taught me so much, and the staff is amazing!

Cherilyn Kimball 15 of 131

My experience was great, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and it's work I will look forward to coming to!

Eva S. Estes, RN. 16 of 131

The Botox and fillers class offered a lot of hands-on experience. I gained a great deal of confidence in my ability to perform treatments, especially since the instructors are right there to guide and encourage you.

Ronald Kane, MD. 17 of 131

This is the best aesthetics course I’ve taken! No other course has had the amount of hands-on training that National Laser Institute offers!

Caroline Connelly 18 of 131

The 6-day course on laser and injectables was awesome! I learned a lot and the hands-on training with scheduled clients was a great learning experience.

Cindy N. 19 of 131

I really enjoyed the laser training course. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and phenomenal at teaching. I also really enjoyed performing the treatments we learned on real clients as well as other students. I even got some done myself!

Rianna Martinez 20 of 131

National Laser Institute is a great help for medical professionals, like me, who are interested in medical aesthetics. I’m looking forward to my future career change!

Pat Donahue 21 of 131

It was a great course! The instructors were great at teaching to all levels. It was great to get hands-on experience on real clients, too!

Suzanne Sailer 22 of 131

This course was amazing. The instructors were fabulous and so full of energy. I have never laughed so hard and learned so much at the same time. The equipment we trained on was top of the line and we had tons of clients available for training. Great experience!

Timothy Young, RN, BSN, OCN 23 of 131

I want to personally thank you for a great learning experience. The instructors you have teaching, demonstrating, and overseeing the students are of the highest caliber. I will recommend your school and to everyone I know.

Dr. Arwin M. Valencia, MD 24 of 131

It’s great to meet new people from different walks of life and to establish friendships in a learning atmosphere. The instructors of National Laser Institute are knowledgeable and personable. I learned so much from this course and had a great experience doing so. I will recommend my other doctor friends to take National Laser Institute’s training course.

James Yoon, RN 25 of 131

National Laser Institute’s course was everything I expected and more. The staff was very helpful. To work and learn the most current laser technology and to lean the most current techniques gave me all the confidence I need to get out there and start applying in the ‘real world.’ Once again, great school. I would not choose another school if I had a chance to do it again!