About Us

Our Story


La Manille School of Esthetics was the brainchild of a Filipino New York-licensed Esthetician, Ms. Sylvia Cancio whose goal was to enable Filipinos who work in the beauty industry to become at par with those Estheticians in New York, Paris, London, and in other cities in the world where beauty and skin care is a much sought-after career.

The idea of establishing this school originated from an event of Gawad Kalinga in New York, U.S.A. which Ms. Cancio had attended.  She learned that GK has started a livelihood project for skin care products that contain natural produce from the lands tilted by GK villagers.  It was at this point that she thought of helping GK tenants by giving them education on skin care through a scholarship program.

La Manille Esthetics School was established in January 2011 by Ms. Cancio who worked in tandem with Ms. Seven Brown, a Grooming and Beauty Director, a Premier Skin Care Educator in New York, a winner of Excellence in Education Award, and recognized internationally as an ITEC Tutor and Beauty Specialist.

Vision and Mission


  • Vision - To commit in ensuring its position as a leader in skin care education through development of innovative national and international education programs that prepare graduates to meet the needs of the society.

  • Mission -
    To commit and create an academic center for excellence that is in partnership with its community, fostering a spirit of scholarly teaching and striving for the advancement of excellence in health sciences education. To provide state of the art, culturally relevant teachings, and excellent curriculum tailored in today’s society and needs, and contribute to the health of the community through professional and public service.

Leadership Commitments


  To provide national and international education programs that are excellent and innovative. We model an orientation action, responsibility and collaboration as professional and organisational values. We sustain a climate conducive to optimal learning and professional development for students, faculty and staff. We develop strategic partnerships within health care organisations, consumer groups, industries and governments.