Located in New York City, the Academy expands upon the brand's original upon the brand’s postgraduate education facility, The International Dermal Institute (IDI).
"We are thrilled about the opening of the Dermalogica Academy as it represents the final piece that makes our brand, and its commitment to education, come full circle," stated Jane Wurwand, founder and owner of Dermalogica. which is based in Los Angeles. "The Academy will be the proving ground for new standards in undergraduate education. With our program, students will have a clear advantage not only in passing their board exams, but also in succeeding in the industry upon receiving their license through extensive retail and in-store marketing training at our concept spaces and opportunities for continuing their education at IDI."
With a maximum of 12 students per class and “highly personalized teaching in an optimum learning environment” students will be able to complete the New York State licensing requirements of 600 hours in less than 18 weeks.
"Future skin therapists are supervised by licensed educators when they treat clients," said Steven Frost, Dermalogica Academy director. "The academy is more than a school; it operates as a real world skin treatment center introducing students to proven Dermalogica key concepts that will ensure continued success in the industry."
The academy is located in a 6,000-sq. ft. space in the Chelsea section of New York City. The space is built to comply with strict Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) eco-requirements, making it the only LEED-certified trade school in New York City. The classrooms are virtually paperless, with interactive smartboard technology and iTouch, iPhone and iPad decks.