Student Life at Tru Spa Aesthetics Institute

Our positive, welcoming esthetician school is a great place for you learn new things, make new friends, and take steps toward your career goals. The real-life salon setting is fun, social, and inspiring. The things you learn at Tru Spa will come from our qualified instructors, your fellow students, clients you work with, and from getting to know yourself. When you leave, you’ll be bringing friendships and great memories with you, as well as the knowledge, confidence, and professionalism to begin your new career.

Located in Nanaimo, BC, Canada, Tru Spa Institute offers accredited esthetician programs that will leave you fully qualified for your career. The esthetician school program options include:

The programs at Tru Spa will provide students with a full learning experience. This will combine in-class education with the opportunity to provide real clients with the spa services while they are enrolled in the esthetician courses. During this time, our qualified instructors will be guiding you on how to provide the best possible services for your clients. Additionally, you will be able to develop a client base for yourself, helping you quickly and easily transition into your career after graduating from your esthetics program.

Life in Nanaimo

Found along the east coast of Vancouver Island, Tru Spa Aesthetics Institute is in a prime location to show you the best the area has to offer! Nanaimo is full of beautiful hikes and scenery, ranging from lush forests to mountaintop views to the vast ocean. The city itself has many unique and wonderful restaurants, and many which are located around downtown, near Tru Spa. You will never run out of things to do and see while completing your esthetics program!

Things to do in Nanaimo:

Apply Now: The next start date is January, 2020
Apply Now: The next start date is January, 2020
Gallery Testimonials

It’s never too late to take a nail tech course!

At 47 years of age I decided it was time to follow my dream and go back to school to become a Nail Technician.  I wanted to open my own home based business so I could be home for my youngest daughter and also to enjoy life and work.

In September of 2014 I decided to enroll in class at Tru Spa Institute of Aesthetics in Nanaimo, BC in the Advanced Nail Technician Course.  This is a three month intense learning program focusing on theory and real life practical experience in a relaxed Spa setting. With the training and experience I received, I passed the licensing exam for the BC Beauty Council with confidence and ease.

Thanks to Tru Spa Institute I now own my own business “The Nanoose Nail Den” in Nanoose Bay, BC and I am living the life I wanted to live when I moved here to Vancouver Island.  I LOVE my job and new career!!!!!!  Thank you to all the staff at Tru Spa for helping me reach my dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And I also want to thank for your help post graduation in business advice etc.


Nadine Van Male

The Nanoose Nail Den
1830 Amelia Crescent
Nanoose Bay, BC

Success story from our Canadian beauty school:

” I had an amazing experience here at Tru Spa Institute. Making lots of friends and meeting new clients was the highlight of my time. The instructors are amazing, and the school even helped me find a beautiful spa to work at. I thank them all for their time and hard work.”

Jordana Moore – Aesthetics and Tru Spa Essentials

Learn and thrive in our Nanaimo spa school environment!

“Tru Spa Institute was an amazing place to build my skills! A safe and knowlegable enviroment. You know the instructors all care about your future and well-being.”

Brandi Holmes – Aesthetics & Tru Spa Essentials

Fun, happy, supportive & energetic!

I am currently in The Complete Aesthetics Program and love everything about it, from a clean working environment to new friends and supportive knowledgeable staff! Can not wait till the next steps of my career with the employment support offered at Tru Spa!

Melissa Larocque – 2017

An exciting new career in esthetics!

I am in the Complete Aesthetics Technician program! I initially began the course thinking only of a career but what I have discovered is a future of intrinsic rewards I had not anticipated. School itself is alot of fun and rewarding and the staff/clients/classmates make it the place I look to going to each day!

Paige Foster – 2017