Project Description

Kosti Beauty institute (KBI) is a professional entrepreneurial Division of SOE.  It is a commercial Social Enterprise, supporting the Charity as a training workplace and school in aesthetics and beauty arts, image improvements and wardrobe consulting.  KBI offers courses and personal improvement via lessons offered through workshops, speaking engagements, training in Windsor, and online from the comfort of your home computer – accessible anywhere in the world, as well as at the SOE Headquarters.  Kosti Beauty Institute provides single skill and advanced training to nail technicians, color analysts, makeup artists, eyelash extension stylists, hair removal and airbrushing artists. With over thirty courses to choose from all personally designed by Founder Colleen Kosti herself, and nearly 4 decades as a beauty educator, she brings her vast wealth of experience and expertise and the current, latest trends to the classroom.  This is a one stop shop for all who’d like to refine and advance their skills in the beauty industry.

  1. These programs are tuition based which become a funding stream to the charity and building community through hosting Beauty for Charity Events for women and guests. The Beauty for Charity events are held at the school and are open to the public, purposed to encourage, pamper, refresh and bring women together for fellowship, beauty services, and education.
  2. Educational sponsorship’s are made available through donations from the public arena and private organizations, corporations and individuals to Women in Need of Guidance and Skills, developing business skills and vocational training in certificate courses. Kosti Beauty also provides continued education to all KBI graduates, business support and opportunities to give back to the community through KBI Beauty for Charity events. KBI provides its graduates with referrals and letters of recommendations to help their graduates with employment opportunities and to build their resume.
  3. KBI instructs in the latest, advanced and Award-Winning Nail Techniques, artistry and products with an onsite Beauty Supply store, distributing and education with professional beauty products for ‘Nailite Inc.’ Omega pure coloured Acrylic and “BioSeaweed Gel” the latest in The Big 5-Free healthy Gel Manicure.
  4. Mrs. Kosti’s background began as a professional College educator in 1979, graduating as an Aesthetician, and began instructing and writing curriculum at St. Clair College in the beauty arts, nail technology, makeup artistry, colour analysis, wardrobe and fashion styling to suit figure proportions, body type and best colours to match complexion. She was certified in 1991 from JoAnne Wallace Image Improvement Institute in Harrisburg, PA and then went on to become one of the few in the world to use the Meridiam Professional Image Stylizing and Wardrobe & Figure Proportion Analysis.
  5. Mrs. Kosti in an International Award Winner in Sculptured Acrylic Nails, Hand Painted Nail Artistry, and Makeup Artistry. Her background as an educator for manufacturers from Las Vegas and California provide constant techniques and education in the latest products.

Professional Courses in:

  • Nail Technician, Gel Nail Enhancements, Fibreglass, Acrylic and Wraps
  • Sculptured Nails
  • Nail Artistry
  • Advanced Techniques in Fantasy Makeup, Fashion Model, Bridal, Camouflage & Theatre Makeup
  • Makeup Artistry & Colour Specialist
  • Fashion Stylist & Image-Wardrobe Consulting
  • Waxing
  • Air Brushing Nail & Makeup Artistry
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Threading
  • Lash Lift
  • Lash and Eyebrow Tinting
  • Fashion Styling – Personal Figure and Wardrobe Analysis


~ Certificates given for each level of study
~ Recognized educator and educational programs.
~ 30+ years as a professional salon owner and educator in the Beauty and Fashion industry.
~ Focus on individual needs and development of skills, confidence, image and professionalism
~ Students use the best in practical equipment:  The Trainer Hand, Practice Mannequins, DVD learning videos, games, social skills, and computer interactive learning techniques.

~ Since 1980 Kosti Beauty Institute has trained thousands of women using beauty, arts and personal improvement!

~ Small classroom setting, hands on practical training from Award Winning Educator – experienced in the salon industry for over 30 years
~ No age requirements or restrictions.
~ no educational requirements
~ required to speak English – we do specialize in assisting women with ESL

  2. SPEAKING & Ministry on beauty and self-esteem, Nail Artistry, Ministry through Beauty
  10. FASHION STYLE: best colours for clothing, cosmetics, hair and accessories
  11. WARDROBE BUILDING: build a wardrobe with only 8 pieces of clothing, pack it right-pack it light and more…

“I would like to take this time to thank Colleen Kosti for providing me with this wonderful opportunity to attend and complete the online lash course, lash lift and tint course and currently the facials program at KBI. She is the most amazing instructor. Always there to answer any questions at anytime, and I would recommend her as an instructor for any of the online KBI courses to anyone interested.  She is amazing!!!! Thank you ”

Marsha A., Eyelash Extensions / Lash Lift & Tint / Facials / New Liskeard, On

“I enrolled in the online nail technician course. I highly recommend this course. The instructor Colleen Kosti is professional, clear in providing instruction, and takes the time to ensure you understand the material you are learning while taking this course. I’m very happy that I chose this institution versus other options. ”

Celeste Fortin, Nail Technician / Toronto, On

“I completed the makeup artistry course here and could not be happier with the education provided. Colleen is very knowledgeable, patient and created a great work environment. 5 stars  ”

Sabah Zaidan, Makeup Artistry / Windsor, On

“Colleen is a fantastic teacher and takes time to explain to you so you understand. ”

Stephania Bee, Lash Lift & Tint / Windsor, On

” This is the best institute in town to get any training done in the beauty field . Colleen is an absolute amazing trainer and friend you can have. I love the warm environment and small courses they offer . I’m getting trained to get 4 different Certifications with Kosti Beauty Institute and I couldn’t be any happier with my decision. Keep up the amazing work and all they offer for this small town of Windsor . Thank you Colleen for all you do . ”

Diyana , Waxing / Eyelash Extensions / Lash Lift & Tint / Windsor, On

” Extremely knowledgeable about all the different types of lashes! Super organized. Can reach her at all times through text message email etc! Would definitely recommend her to anyone and I will be taking more courses from her too!!! I feel very confident to run my own business now! ”

Idayeo, Eyelash Extensions / Windsor, On

“Excellent instructor, very knowledgeable. She explained things excellently well and shows where improvements need to be made. The class size was also excellent and it makes it easy to answer student questions. Highly recommend!!! ”

Tammy L , Eyelash Extensions / Windsor, On

“Kosti Beauty has the full hands on training you will need to exceed in this department of beauty. Colleen has very articulate and clear demonstrations and instructions on helping her students excel in this. She has patience on helping make her students do the best job we can. Hands down the best instructor I’ve had. If I were to take any other beauty courses here is the place I’d want to come. ”

McKenzie P, Eyelash Extensions / Volume Lashing / Windsor, On

“Colleen from Kosti Beauty Institute is a very knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive teacher. She really goes the extra mile to give pointers in a constructive way. I was a little nervous to start, but her persona made everyone in the room so very comfortable and open. There is a great vibe about the studio and I cant wait to be able to share this experience with future clients… *take your favourite things about what you learn and use it as roots and bloom like a flower, or a weed, it is all about perception.. ”

Samantha C, Eyelash Extensions / Volume Lashing / Windsor, On

“Great working environment!! LOVE KOSTI BEAUTY! They are excellent with helping each student individually!!
Also get wonderful sets of lashes and all accessories to go with as well as a beautiful case to hold all of your supplies.
Would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND attending!! 🙂 ”

Z. T., Eyelash Extensions / Volume Lashing / Windsor, On

“Thank you Colleen for taking the time to educate the Young Women in L. E. A. D Program!! We all enjoyed your expertise and products – especially your Pumpkin Mask! I love it!! Great job, I look forward to another workshop!! ”

Seita T, Makeup / Business Workshop / Windsor, On

“I’ve studied makeup artistry . Colleen the instructor is very kind and adaptable to your schedule and gives you one and one time. It’s a great place to learn ”

Victoria F, Makeup / Mastered MU / Airbrushing / Business Workshop / Colour Analysis / Windsor, On

“Great teacher! Takes her time to teach and help out! Enjoyed the Makeup Artistry class!”

Mira P, Makeup / Windsor, On

“I have done esthetics , nail tech and make up course she’s good teacher and friendly environment overall good place to learn for good price”

Mahi D , Makeup / Esthetics / Colour Analysis / Nails / Waxing ~ Windsor, On

“Colleen was great teacher and very friendly..learned a lot from her.”

Tahj B, Eyelash Extensions ~ Windsor, On

“Just started the online nail tech course. The Director is amazing and so pleasant!  Can’t wait to continue my education…5 stars”

Treena , Nails ~ Timmons, On

“The best place to become make up artist whether for yourself or for your business.”

Mitra N, Makeup ~ Windsor, On

“Kosti Beauty Institute, i think so far is the best beauty institute to learn Esthetics , make up and nails and all the other courses that are provided and Colleen is the bestest ever instructor who gives you a very warm welcome and den she loads you with all her products and the products related to your course..its almost a half of your course money of the products that she gives and high end ,good quality products .. Its so encouraging that her students get to practice with all the products that she gives.. Colleen is a very talented instructor, she makes some of her own products related to esthetics and make up and she give huge bottle samples for free that is included with her kits that she gives to her students .. Worth coming to this great institute and get taught by a very humble and super talented instructor Colleen…”

Rupa T., Makeup / Pedicuring / Colours / Airbrushing / Theading / Facials / Nails / Waxing~ Brampton, On

“More than just make up, Colleen will let you know the best match for your skin tone and tell you which products are best for you! 😊”

Gyce M., Makeup Consultation ~ Windsor, On

“I was with Colleen for 5 weeks to be a nail technician. She is a wonderful woman. A really good teacher. I’m going to miss you Colleen. ⚘”

Gina D., Nail Technology / Pedicuring ~ Windsor, On