Alumni Testimonials

“The Institute has given me a broad foundation of knowledge and the skills to build upon that foundation to become the best I can be.”
Jeremiah Haas, Hair Designer – Lather, Chicago

“The Institute of Beauty and Wellness has given me a solid foundation for a career that will grow as I do.”
Anna Altheimer, Hair Designer – Tres Jolie Salon

“By far the best path I have chosen for myself and my career.”
Gretchen Opichka, Esthetician – Chameleon Salon & Spa, Green Bay

“The Institute allowed me to acquire the skills and professionalism needed to progress and succeed in this fast-paced, growing industry.”
David Kowalske, Hair Designer – Neroli Salon & Spa

“There is never an excuse to be bored in this industry. Each day brings on a new challenge and the opportunity to keep learning and the Institute provided me with the education needed.”
Jamie Horndasch, Esthetician – LoveMySkin Medical Spa

“Even after graduating, the Institute continues to provide me with a network of resources to further my career and advance my education.”
Erika La Luzerne, Massage Therapist – Neroli Salon & Spa

“The Institute has given me the educational building blocks needed to succeed in this rewarding industry.”
Courtney Bluske, Esthetician – Waters Spa, Kohler

“The small class size and the personal attention that I received from the instructors made me feel more comfortable and confident in my decision to attend the Institute.”
Elizabeth Branstetter, Esthetician – Studio 890

“The Institute’s education makes you very well prepared for the road ahead.”
Shannon Von Der Osten, Hair Designer -Erik of Norway Salon Spa

“The Institute of Beauty & Wellness helped me pave a solid foundation upon which I have been able to construct a fulfilling career.”
Jennifer Swanson, Hair Designer – Di Carlo Salon

“My experience at IBW prepared me for the road ahead. The one-on-one attention I received gave me the confidence to enter a great industry.”
Mullaney Rourke, Owner – Nails by Mullaney

“The Institute was a great school, not just for learning my trade, but to help me better serve my clients.”
Annie Young, Hair Designer – Erik of Norway

“My experience at The Institute of Beauty & Wellness helped build my confidence and character as a hair stylist. I adopted the skills necessary to become a talented hair stylist.”
Jessica Stern, Owner – Stag Barbershop

“The Institute shaped me as a professional and introduced me to the industry and people I needed to help me get where I wanted to be.”
Stefanie Corbett, Owner – High Brow Waxing Boutique 

“I feel very confident that I have received the best education at IBW. All of the instructors were very knowledgeable. I always have and will continue to recommend IBW.”
Lisa Hahn, Hair Designer – Kirsten’s Salon & Spa

“The Institute has finely evolved my skills technically and professionally, helping me to succeed in our industry today.”
Ran Yee, Owner – Sevva Salon and Nail Boutique 

“The Institute of Beauty & Wellness was a wonderful experience and I have taken what I have learned with me into the working / professional world.”
Shana Thompson-Belich, Hair Designer – Neroli Salon & Spa

“My experience at The Institute has had such a positive affect on my life. The quality of education I received has enabled me to reach my career goals.”
Sara Mack, Owner – Colour Bowl

“The Institute of Beauty & Wellness gave me the foundation to excel and succeed in this industry. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.”
Anthony Ferguson, Owner/Esthetician/Makeup Artist – The Face

“The Institute of Beauty & Wellness has given me the training and education needed to have a satisfying career in cosmetology. They have trained me to passionately enjoy, most importantly, love what I do!”
Mandie Faustich, Hair Designer, Bella Lei Salon Spa & Boutique

“My experience at IBW has inspired me to always strive for excellence in the beauty industry.”
Katrina Oeffling, Hair Designer – VICI Capilli

“My experience at The Institute exposed me to a wide range of experts in my field and learning the Aveda way helped me to care for my guests. The Institute proved to be an excellent choice for my new career”
Molly Ann Klein, Hair Designer – Carenza

“Because of the connections I made at The Institute, I have done editorial hair dressing in New York, photo shoots and fashion shows.”
Josef Stempinski, Hair Designer – Neroli Salon & Spa