The Acne Expert
Alex Hernandez’s career in the beauty industry began a decade ago in a Massage Envy Spa. Like many people trying to break into the industry, she started off as a front desk associate selling skin care and memberships. From there, she quickly excelled to clinic manager in 2014, where she managed a team of over 30 aestheticians, licensed massage therapists, and front desk associates. As the clinic manager, Hernandez accompanied her team of aestheticians to hands-on training and classes held by brands like PCA, Murad, and Envy Medical. Attending these professional classes was the initial turning point for Hernandez; while she had once loved seeing happy clients leave their facials, she now wanted to be the one providing those results.
After managing the clinic for two years, Hernandez enrolled in an aesthetics program and spent the next six months spending her days at school and her evenings managing the clinic. A year and a half later, she saw that Face Reality Acne Clinic was looking to add another aesthetician to their team. Luckily for her, Laura Cooksey herself was still working in the clinic and training aestheticians in her renowned acne protocol.
Hernandez has been a Certified Acne Expert since August 2018 and has worked with hundreds of acne clients since. Her career with Face Reality Skincare mimicked her time with Massage Envy. After working as an Acne Expert, she was promoted to lead aesthetician in the clinic, then later promoted to clinic manager. Hernandez’s experience in various roles from the beginning of her career has been defined by her appetite for knowledge. As Face Reality’s lead educator, she has been able to utilize every skill she has learned in her various roles and leverages every experience to help others learn and grow.
“From the time Alex Hernandez trained with me, I saw she was a focused, dedicated, and natural leader. She is an expert in treating acne and helping clients achieve healthy skin and confidence. I cannot think of a better person to further our mission of making clear skin possible by coaching and training aestheticians.” -Laura Cooksey, co-founder of Face Reality Skincare