Outstanding Faculty and Administration


Mission Statement and Philosophy

Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nails Academy provides education services for the aesthetics and nail industries. The school’s philosophy encompasses first class customer service,  premium quality instruction and the highest quality training.

Our academy’s staff is highly qualified and has extensive experience.  We aim to bring out the innate passions, gifts, and abilities of each student.  We are committed to assisting students in furthering their careers and reaching their goals within the aesthetics industry.

Our leadership team includes:

  • Shiva Vahid, President and CEO
  • Eileen Manrique, Financial Aid
  • Gwen Sully, Director of Student Services
  • David Gutierrez, Administrative Assistant
Excellence in Aesthetics and Nail Technician Licensing & Training in Virginia, Maryland & Washington DC.


Contact Us

11425 Isaac Newton Square South,
Suite 200, Reston, Virginia, 20190
Website: http://dsiacademy.edu

Certification, Accreditation & Licensing

Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nails Academy is proud of our SCHEV certification, NACCAS accreditation and DPOR licensing that enhances the quality of your education. This institution is approved by the the Virginia State Approving Agency to offer GI Bill® educational benefits. Learn More
Certified to Operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

About Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nails Academy

A leading Aesthetic, Nail Technician & Massage Training School located in Reston, Virginia and central to Washington DC, Maryland & Northern Virginia. We are situated .3 miles (6 minute walk) from the Wiehle–Reston East Metro station (Silver Line).

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COVID-19 Notice & Distance Learning Info

Due to the pandemic and the spread of Covid-19 all classes are temporarily being taught via distance learning using multiple platforms and instructor-led or hybrid which is a combination of distance learning for theory portion and in-person classes for practical hands-on.

Please note COVID-19 necessary health and safety precautions by obtaining information from local health care providers and state health authorities, and the CDC’s COVID-19 website. 

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