Welcome to an exciting journey in Spa Therapy, Medical Spa Therapy, Creative Hair Design and Nail Technology. My own education in Aesthetics included some of the finest instruction in European based techniques which I wanted to share with others. One of my earliest mentors was Ingeborg Rau, a founder of the Aesthetics Industry in Western Canada. She was educated in Germany, which greatly enhanced my own education, and was also complimentary to my Swedish heritage. Under the guidance of Ingeborg, I found passion and zeal for the Beauty Industry and knew that I wanted to share this passion with others. It was while working with her in Vancouver, that I was invited to mentor and instruct other women. This began my teaching career in 1980.




Kosmetae Academy was established in 1989, launching the Aesthetics industry in the Fraser Valley. Kristina Norgren, the founder and President of Kosmetae Academy, quickly set the bar for standards in education and was immediately recognized for contributions to the cosmetology community. Under the vision and leadership of Ms. Norgren, the alumni have set standards of quality and excellence within British Columbia and beyond. They are known for their European standard of training and are pursued by spas and salons across North America.




Kosmetae's faculty were chosen for their talents and compassion and bring many years of expertise refined in cosmetic clinics and leading spas and salons within Canada and Europe. Their classrooms, interactive and engaging, stimulate professional growth in students, resulting in the successful careers that our graduates attain. These dedicated instructors remain at the forefront of their industry by regularly attending national and international conferences.




Our state of the art Academy includes an on campus medi-spa facility, providing a hands on, engaging learning experience.




“Kosmetae Academy is highly regarded as the most successful of aesthetic schools in British Columbia. They provide their students with a superior level of education and therefore produce some of the most knowledgeable aestheticians in the industry. Graduates are usually placed immediately, and are found to be quite successful.”




Kosmetae Academy is located in a dynamic and culturally diverse community, with a population of 141,000. The city of Abbotsford, less than an hour to some of the world's most amazing beaches and mountains, is easily accessible to the magnificent City of Vancouver and the world renowned ski resort in Whistler.

Learn more about our community and student resources by visiting the links below. Please contact our Admissions Registrar for information or assistance regarding accommodation.




Kosmetae's student body includes young men and women just beginning their careers as well as those who have chosen to pursue a second career. Many of our students found learning easy while some had to overcome the challenge of a learning disability or had to contend with English as a second language; they have all been successful. We are proud that our students have found careers in prestigious spas, salons, on cruise lines, and as entrepreneurs. We welcome you to join these progressive students from all backgrounds and nationalities.




Kosmetae's programs are designed to accommodate the many responsibilities that you may have, providing you with flexible schedules and rich programming.

Classrooms are interactive and engaging, resulting in both group and individual attention. You will receive your instruction and demonstrations in a modern facility with state-of-the-art equipment that includes laser machines, skin remodelling technology, a hydrotherapy tub, a pedicure lounge and an extensive student clinic facility. This learning environment ensures that your educational experience is both current and comprehensive.

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