Happy 20 Anniversary to the New York Institute of Beauty!
For 20 years, the New York Institute of Beauty (NYIB) has helped men and women in the cosmetology industry follow their dreams and fulfill their passions. By providing beauty school training in the Long Island area for the past two decades, NYIB has paved the way for students to succeed in a field with professionals who are always in high demand.
NYIB was borne out of a goal of owner and founder Ms. Linda Giardinello. For years, beauty schools suffered from a poor reputation with the ideology that women who weren’t college bound pursued vocational training from cosmetology programs. Giardinello wanted to bring a higher quality of education to cosmetology schools that blended academics and trade skills. With innovative education programs, students would be able to have a rewarding career with advancement opportunities. Whether graduates wanted to work part-time at a salon or travel the world as a high-fashion makeup artist, they would be prepared. In 1998, her dreams would become a reality when she established NYIB.
First Esthetics School In Suffolk County
NYIB was the first esthetics school to open in Suffolk County and experienced seemingly overnight success. The draw for students was enrolling in a program that offered the opportunity for a career that was both financially and emotionally rewarding. Most enrollees didn’t fit the perceived “beauty school student” mold. The majority of students were over the age of 25 with college degrees and disillusioned by their careers. Getting an education at NYIB gave them the chance for reinvention.
Secret To Longevity
The secret to longevity for NYIB was the school’s willingness to go above and beyond for each one of the students. Although the New York State Board curriculum is covered within the program, the school’s mission is to better prepare students to succeed in a constantly evolving industry. Monthly, NYIB offers more and more workshops and free classes to give students the hands-on experience they need to stand out from the crowd. Members of the NYIB Makeup Team participate in unique work experience opportunities too at prestigious events like New York Fashion Week. These events help students build long-term relationships with designers, photographers, stylists, and more.
“We understand our success is tied directly to our students’ success.”
The needs of clientele have changed drastically over the years and NYIB has evolved to educate students on the latest breakthrough technologies. As one example, an advanced esthetics program was developed with courses that cover topics such as paramedical esthetics, laser and light modalities, and chemical exfoliation methods.
The NYIB is looking forward to celebrating the next 20 years of outstanding student achievements!