​​Aglaia Esthetics 


GRADUATES testimonial

​​"​As a former student, I would like to say that Aglaia Esthetics program is great.  I did the facials, waxing, manicure/pedicure, nail extensions and makeup applications modules. I'm a mature student, and was worried the course would be too fast paced for me, but my instructor explained everything so well and was really patient. The smaller group made the day really enjoyable and meant we got plenty of help and attention. 

I was a bit anxious about my training. I was guided and supported throughout, trained to a very high standard, and I really enjoyed myself as well. I have had an excellent start to my new career, and I am planning to get more advanced courses in the future. It is excellent value for your money, and you feel really comfortable and relaxed. We did have to work hard, but I felt confident at the end of my training. I would recommend it for future students.   Thank you,  Aglaia."        


                                                                                                          Ella Gerassimova  - Bermuda - 2009

I Live in Los Angeles and I chose Aglaia Esthetics, because I loved the curriculum out of all of the courses I researched and I am very happy I chose Aglaia 100%

Maria is one if the best teachers I have ever worked with and I am so happy to have studied under her and learned esthetics. She was very thorough with her teachings and I was open  and willing to learn everything she showed me. I was determined and my persistence pulled through and with Maria's guidance, teaching, motivation and support I aced my State Board and passed with 97% in practical skills and a 100% on theory exam.  Thanks Maria, you are the best and appreciate you for everything."

D'Andre Michael

Celebrity make-up artist
D'Andre Michael, is taking the world by

storm! By upending the idea of what U.G.L.Y. really means, 

D'Andre Michael challenges young women to look inside themselves

and to defy conventional aesthetic labels. 


www.dandremichael.com                                                                          Michael D'Andre - LA, California - USA - 2018

"This course course was very well laid out. Maria is very skilled and knowledgeable as a teacher and has an outstanding personality. I highly recommend Aglaia Esthetics and advice future students to not hesitate, just do it because this is a terrific course and Maria is an outstanding teacher."

                                                                                                                             Lana Hull - Terrace, BC - 2015 

"I am a graduate of Aglaia Esthetics and the owner of A Way of Life skincare and esthetics.  I graduated in 2014 and Maria's online and in person training gave me the opportunity to start a new career.  Her knowledge of esthetics and her passion for teaching made her the perfect instructor.  She was patient, quick to answer my questions and very thorough in her explanations. Maria is always available and regularly checks up on me even after all these years which is very helpful. "


                                                                              I have been an esthetician for 4 years and it has been extremely                                                                                      rewarding. I have kept up with advanced education to further my                                                                                     knowledge which keeps me informed on new trends and  challenges                                                                                 me to be a better skincare specialist.   I am located on Vancouver                                                                                       Island, B.C  www.awayoflife.ca


                                                                                                   Judith Hales  - Victoria, B.C. - Canada - Aug. 2014


"I would have never been able to accomplish this life long dream without Aglaia. Maria is a blessing to all who are able to work with her. I have been in the beauty business for 25+ .... She is an expert in her field.

​Thank you Maria !"


                                       Iacovissi, Beauty by Kelli,  will continue to offer her clients exceptional service and care for                                             your manicure and pedicure needs with the highest quality techniques. Kelli will soon offer                                             skin care and microdermabrasion services rounding out the total beauty experience. Kelli's                                               services are by appointment only ensuring the utmost quality in a one-to-one peaceful

                                       environment. www.iacovissi.com 

​                                                                                                                Kelli Sarlo  - OHIO, USA -  May 2018

"Maria is, first of all, a very kind person.  And secondly, she is a very knowledgeable and capable instructor.  She is also very encouraging, and supportive, but make no mistake, she does expect good work from you, as she does from herself.  I enjoyed the course material very much, even the parts that I was convinced I would not, and I really enjoyed my time with Maria.  I love the one-on-one training.  So much knowledge just packed in, and great practicum.  Maria is a Cidesco Diplomat, and throughout my years now of gathering knowledge in this field, I have tried to    find the Cidesco Diplomats to train me.  The reason is simple…they know.  If you want to be spoon-fed, this is not the course for you.  But if you are a motivated                                 person who wants to get the best training and are                                   prepared to work at it, this course with Maria is                                   excellent.  So thank you for everything Maria, and to                               your future students, you are choosing very well."

​​                             After many years in music and real estate, she was                                   ready for a new challenge and embarked on obtaining 

                             the best education in esthetics available. Her initial training took her to Florida, followed by Texas, California, and British Columbia. She offers very advanced skin care following the newest and most effective information available, and promises to continue to stay on the leading edge of information and treatments. She is committed to bringing you the best single and layered treatments, protocols and products to ensure your healthy skin.



                                Cynthia Black - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 2016                                                                     

"I grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario with most of my family. After high school I went to school for Social Work but found it just wasn’t for me. I wanted to work in a more positive, fun environment where I could put my artistic talents to use and fully enjoy a career, so that’s when I changed direction and decided to further my hobby of doing nails.

Thunder Bay had a few nail certification courses but nothing to be a full esthetician. I wanted to learn more about the skin and the various kinds of facial treatments too. I decided to search online and came across Aglaia Esthetics. With further reading and contacting Maria for info, I discovered that I would be able to learn from a distance through textbooks, videos and online help from Maria herself. 
I took the opportunity immediately as the costs were very reasonable and the whole program sounded convenient for me. 

In the middle of me taking the program I became pregnant and had my son.

Maria was very understanding and it was amazing to do these courses on

my own time! I completed the 4 courses and received diplomas for each one

after many quizzes, exams and practical learning in a local spa. I am now

working in a successful salon with a full clientele! I work for myself, so that

allows me to spend lots of time with my son. I absolutely love making my

clients feel and look beautiful and have made many great friendships over

the last 6 years of doing esthetics!" 

Esthetics by Crystal, (807) 621 2456  www.facebook.com/crystalesthetics

​                                                                          Crystal Jeans - Thunder Bay, ON - Canada - August 2012​​

"It was a great time spent with Aglaia Esthetics. Maria was very wonderful and

helpful. Always present to clear my doubts and to lead me in the right path. Overall,

very professional teacher. Thank you !!!"

Tattitude, by Huison. For esthetics services  (206) 227 9270


​                                                                              Huison Sanchez  - Mill Creek, WA USA  October, 2017

"I enjoyed my program at Aglaia Esthetics. It was a very interesting year of learning. My Practical in Vancouver was great. Since returning home I have opened my spa and I am leaving my dream! Thank you Maria for making my learning experience enjoyable".

Aesthetician and owner of Elle Medi Spa and Elle Yoga Studio. Linda

graduated from Aglaia Aesthetics School in Vancouver, BC. She also has

a passion for yoga and is a certified Kripalu 200hr and Hatha 220hr Yoga

Teacher. Recently she received her nutrition certification from Integrated

Nutrition. With her expertise in Aesthetics, Nutrition, and Yoga Linda offers

a holistic well rounded approach to her clients needs.



                                                                                             Linda Duffy - PEI,  Canada -June 2012

"I am a teacher, but always had the interest of working in the beauty industry as well. Teaching and the work that comes with it took up alot of my time, and I couldn't reason taking time off from teaching to go and do my esthetics course. I was just researching some options one day, and came across Aglaia Esthetics.

I instantly felt super excited thinking that I gen get my esthetics education without having to take time from my teaching career. I emailed Maria about some information and she got back to me within a few hours. I decided that this program would be a perfect fit for me. My training took me just a little less than a year to complete.

I loved that I got to work at my own pace, and I knew that help was always there when I needed it. 

Maria helped me with any questions I had and was a constant support throughout my entire training process. I finished my course May 2016 and I still hear from Maria every few months to check in. Her support has meant to much and continues to. I am currently doing esthetics services on the side of my teaching career.

I am so glad I came across Aglaia Esthetics because it has given me the ​opportunity to do the two things I love to do !"

                                                                                                      Connie Bonnell - NFL, Canada - May 2016​​

A sincere thank-you to all my graduates who have taken the time

to write me wonderful testimonial . . .

                                                                               Maria Pillon

"I graduated from the Aglaia Esthetics online program in November 2010.  Learning through Aglaia gave me the flexibility to be able to do the daily things I needed to do and get my education at the same time.  I was able to work and raise my children while taking the program.  Although it was a lot of hard work going to Aglaia was a very good experience.  I am so happy to now be an esthetician and learning at Aglaia was a lot of fun.  Maria is a fabulous teacher, very knowledgeable with excellent skills and a lot of funny stories to tell.  I would recommend Aglaia Esthetics online program to anyone who wants a rewarding career in esthetics."

                                                                                                                  Wendy Walker - Courtney, BC 2010

Your success depends on the training you receive and whom you study under !

​​Maria pillon 


A leader in the field of Esthetics for 35+ years: Director of Education in Esthetics, Body Therapy & Electrologist, CIDESCO and BC Beauty Council examiner and coordinator and former Instructor at Dominelli College in Vancouver, Canada. Maria Pillon is dedicated to the development the finest Online Training. She is committed in helping students work towards achieving their professional goals through theory and practical instruction as well personal attention, support and assistance. Preparing students with the skills and confidence needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive profession. 

Seriously consider the unique benefits that instruction through Aglaia Esthetics Distance Learning has to offer you through innovative and progressive  training.

​​​"Great program. Maria was very encouraging and always responded

to any questions quickly. The videos were a great help. The course

quizzes and tests were easy to follow. I will definitely tell anyone

interested in esthetics about this program.

Maria was wonderful to work with." ​ 


​                                                                                                 Veronica Ramos  -  Duluth, MN - USA  2016​​