Our Team


Courtney Sykes

Chief Administrative Officer, Licensed Esthetics Instructor

Courtney Sykes is the Founder and Chief Administrative Officer of Southeastern Esthetics Institute - and a Licensed Esthetics Instructor in South Carolina. Her passion lies in creating real change in the esthetics industry, assisting her students to obtain gainful employment and make a difference in the lives of their clients. Sykes specializes in a science-based approach to skin health and education. Her primary focus is chemical peels, laser treatments, eyelash extensions, micropigmentation, and cosmetic lasers. Her background in medical spa management - as well as her love of sciences and the arts, has led her to nationally accredit the largest wellness education facility in South Carolina, Southeastern Esthetics Institute. Southeastern Esthetics Institute now boasts multiple programs in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, and Clinical Medical Assistant. Southeastern Esthetics Institute is nationally accredited through the Commission on Higher Education - and its governing agencies consist of the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the SC LLR Board of Cosmetology, and the SC Commission on Higher Education. Southeastern Esthetics Institute additionally opened a DSS licensed childcare facility for its staff and students in 2024 as well as a DHEC approved Cafeteria in 2023. Sykes also is the founder of Courtney Sykes Molecular Anti-Aging, a science-based skincare line that provides skincare products around the globe. Courtney Sykes additionally travels the country providing education such as laser physics and esthetics sciences lectures at national trade shows - as well as writing multiple articles for Dermascope Magazine. Sykes has also served on the Task Force for the SC LLR Board of Cosmetology.


Brandon Sykes

Chief Executive Officer

Brandon Sykes is the Chief Executive Officer of Southeastern Esthetics Institute and manages daily operations and organization for SEEI through exceptional leadership and a modern approach to academic administration. Brandon Sykes graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Management. Sykes' background in corporate medical sales, finance, and project management is the main ingredient towards success for the students of Southeastern Esthetics Institute. His dedication to meet the goals of our programs and assist students towards completion, licensure, and placement are exceptional - and his vision for the future of SEEI is absolute. Through Sykes' leadership, Southeastern Esthetics Institute will thrive for many years to come and reach all of its benchmarks through academic rigor and esthetics excellence.


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John Grimes,
Cafeteria Manager

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