About Eva Claiborne Institute

The Eva Claiborne Institute, in picturesque Tiburon across the Bay from San Francisco, provides advanced technical and business training for skin and spa professionals seeking to enhance their skills, improve retail sales, increase profitability and ensure client retention.

The program draws upon Eva’s forty plus years of professional experience, which includes working and studying in spas across Europe as well as starting and running her own successful businesses in the United States.

The Eva Claiborne Institute can teach you and your staff the latest in skincare and non-medical pre and postoperative care techniques. Learn how to increase retail sales without being “pushy” or offensive and impart management techniques that include energizing the staff with new ideas and renewing enthusiasm for their profession.

The Eva Claiborne Institute’s classes are limited in size to ensure maximum results. Courses involve extensive “hands-on” training as well as personal critique and guidance. We also offer specialized, on-location training and consulting services.

Hungarian born Eva Claiborne has been a practicing master aesthetician in the U.S. and Europe since 1977. She earned her Master’s Degree in Skin Care in Budapest in 1983 as a five-year program that included a yearlong internship with a dermatologist. Today, Eva owns and manages Eva Claiborne Beauty and Wellness, an exclusive skincare spa in Tiburon, California. Eva is an international speaker, trainer and master aesthetician and is the Education Director at the Eva Claiborne Institute.


“Eva has not only been my teacher but an amazing mentor to me for close to 15 years. When I decided to become an aesthetician she was my biggest support and encouragement. After graduating, Eva trained me on all aesthetic techniques. The best part is that I can always go to her with questions about new modalities and techniques as well as practice them because she is up to date with what is new and visionary. With 35 years of experience, she is my go to skincare resource.”

Alexandra S.