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At Long Island Nail & Skin Care Institute, our mission is to offer meaningful education that inspires students to elevate their beauty industry experience. Our comprehensive educational portfolio is inclusive of courses that are digitally savvy, eco-conscious, trend-forward, and possess the most superior relevance available to our loyal student following.

Dana PersicoLong Island Nail & Skin Care Institute is conveniently located in Levittown, Long Island, New York, and has been successfully training the future of the beauty industry for over 22 years. Our one-of-a-kind beauty institute includes spa rooms where students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience working with real clients in a variety of services, including facial treatments, waxing, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, makeup application, eyelash extensions, and airbrush tanning. Our cosmetology school’s constantly growing campus now includes a Beauty Boutique where students can buy top professional products, and a Beauty Lounge hosting a variety of vendors and partners demonstrating the latest trends and technology in the industry.

Dana Persico, Global Beauty Expert, Nail & Skin Care Institute

Recognized as a leading authority on all aspects of beauty and style, Dana Persico, founder and chief executive officer of the Nail & Skin Institute has brought her a "science-based & trend-forward" sense of style and global insights to many of the industries' most respected beauty organizations. The New York-born beauty expert has committed her career to raising the bar on beauty industry standards and, through her avant-garde educational approach, thousands of Estheticians, Nail Technicians, Waxers, and Makeup Artists have attained great success within the multi-billion dollar beauty and medical spa industry.

Dana's vision and commitment to the institute and her professional endeavors both domestically and abroad have enabled her students to gain first-hand industry related beauty experience during their course of study. Dana regularly designs runway looks for various designers at New York's Fashion Week. She has been featured in every leading beauty publication and has numerous TV and published appearances to her credit, including:

  • Fitness™
  • Elle™
  • Cosmo™
  • Teen Vogue™
  • Star™
  • Lady's Home Journal™
  • Glamour™
  • Essence™
  • The New York Times™
  • InStyle™
  • Good Housekeeping™
  • Marie Claire™
  • Vogue™
  • CBS™
  • People™
  • Lucky™
  • Redbook™
  • O Magazine™
  • Prevention™
  • Cosmo Girl™
  • Vanity Fair™
  • Cosmopolitan™
  • Better Homes & Gardens™
  • Nails Magazine™
  • Nail Pro™
  • Access Hollywood™
  • NBC™
  • ABC™
  • CNN™
  • Extra™
  • Entertainment Tonight™
  • Full Frontal Fashion™
  • VogueTV.com™

Contact us today to attend a beauty institute that offers the latest in beauty courses on a wide range of cosmetology subjects. We proudly serve students from Long Island and the surrounding areas, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Bronx, New York.