Paving the future

After 30 years in the skin care business, I can honestly say I think I’ve seen everything! When you tack on 16 years as a school owner – my goodness – I could write a book!    I’ve watched the ebb and flow of an amazing industry that has grown leaps and bounds in products, ingredients, technology, services, sales, and business strategies.

Still, after all these years, right now is truly one of the most exciting times of innovation and advancement. However, with such growth, innovation, and advancement comes enormous unknowns like scope of practice, proper training, certification, and reliable information. As I have watched the industry evolve, I have also been right in the middle of it all. As a school owner and as the chair person to the Appearance Enhancement Board in New York City, every day, my teams and I are faced with the difficult task of trying to set all of the above unknowns straight. Unfortunately, we just do not have all the answers. As the new president of Aesthetics International Association (AIA), I have made it my mission to be a driving force behind creating a united front. AIA’s mission has always been “to raise the standards of education and public awareness of the aesthetics industry.” Now, more than ever, this mission is critical to the growth and success of our profession. In a time when we are exploding with advancement, we simultaneously have states pushing to de-regulate our industry. Imagine no license requirements for aestheticians! I am dedicated to pulling us all together – the professionals, the business owners, the manufacturers, the distributors, fellow associations, school owners, and even the general public – to create a one-stop source for superior education and unite the industry with set standards and expectations. Our goal is for professionals to have a voice, to make that voice heard, and to have a profound impact on the world around us. We own this industry; we have built this industry. It is now up to all of us to commit to its future by being involved, being informed, bettering ourselves, and coming together. Join us in our mission and become an AIA member. I promise, we will not let you down.

Login to post comments

AIA's Powerful Partners

Aesthetic Science Institute

Aesthetic Science Institute

The Aesthetic Science Institute (ASI) is a premier CIDESCO Esthetics School in Latham, New York. Licensed by the state of Read More
Aesthetic VideoSource

Aesthetic VideoSource

Learn new techniques and discover new possibilities. Aesthetic VideoSource has built a reputation of service and quality as the best Read More
Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology New Jersey

Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology New Jersey

We offer an inspiring learning environment for students who want to pursue a career in the beauty industry. We encourage Read More
Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology New York

Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology New York

Established in 1965 as the first of its kind in the United States, the school offers renowned beauty education that Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

On Demand Webinars

  • Clearing Concepts: Clogged Pores and Acne Management
  • True Causes of Acne
  • The Only Technique for Brazilian Waxing You'll Ever Need
  • Reducing and Preventing Hyperpigmentation Naturally
  • Five Figure Profits: Improving Your Daily Operation to See Greater Return
  • Protocols and Plans: The Need-to-Know for a Successful Spa Business
  • In It Alone: The Solo Aesthetician
  • Retail Revolution: How to Beat the Internet and Sell More Products
  • Growing a Skin Care Practice: Fact vs Fiction
  • Sunbelievable: A Discussion on Sun Damage, Sun Care, and Common Sunscreen Myths
  • Claims Happen: Understanding Insurance and How to Avoid Lawsuit
  • Can I or Can't I? How to Determine Your Scope of Practice
  • Get Your Wax On (And Off)!
  • Get It Together: Combining Treatments with Devices for Improved Results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14

Anti-Aging Treatments for Dry Skin

Unlike oily skin, dry skin can be prevented. Learn to reinforce the trans epidermal barrier, add hydration and nutrients, normalize exfoliation, and protect the skin from drying environmental factors...

Next-Level Learning

  • Southeastern EstheticsSoutheastern EstheticsDescription: Welcome to Southeastern Esthetics Institute, a premier esthetics training institute located in the heart of South Carolina. SEEI is more than just an esthetics training program, we are a one of a kind esthetics school that offers an intimate setting and ...

Events Calendar