Welcome to AIA


Welcome to the Aesthetics International Association (AIA). Here, you will learn about AIA, our mission, and the numerous resources we provide our members to help them foster their growth and take their careers to the next level and beyond.

Serving aestheticians since 1972, our mission is to raise the standards of education and public awareness of the aesthetics industry.

Regardless of your current level of experience in the industry, AIA is confident we have the tools and network available to help you along your career path.

AIA’s president, Michelle D’Allaird-Brenner, addresses our members each month, covering a topic that’s relative to professional aestheticians. To learn more about Michelle, AIA, and our mission, check out some of her recent letters below.

Aesthetics International Association (AIA) has returned from the International Congress of Esthetics & Spa (ICES), in beautiful, downtown Miami. That’s right, ICES moved to the beautiful Hyatt Regency Hotel & James L. Knight Center. Aside from the awesome new location, ICES also brought some interesting and innovative business and marketing conferences! In addition to the many skin and body lectures, were topics on social media, wellness, makeup, and customer care;…

The Benefits of AIA

Written by Melissa Lawrence
Forty-four years ago, Aesthetics International Association (AIA) began its journey. As the first American aesthetics association, we have seen the industry progress, assisted in establishing separate licensing programs for aesthetics, and secured a vast array of benefits for our members. This month, I would like to explain the bountiful ways that AIA can help you, your career, and your business.

Until Next Year, California!

Written by Melissa Lawrence
Aesthetics International Association (AIA) is on the road again. That's right, it is tradeshow season! This time, we were warmly welcomed in sunny California at the International Congress of Esthetics & Spa, Long Beach. AIA has been a supporter of ICES for decades and this trip was exceptional! All weekend, the weather was beautiful, there was a freshness in the air, and passion could be felt buzzing all around.

Save A Life: Get Your Annual Screening

Written by Melissa Lawrence
As I sat down to write this month's letter, I could not help but feel emotional. Many people have had to face cancer at some point in their lives, whether they have battled it personally or have helped nurse a loved one through the process. If you have not been affected by cancer thus far in life, consider yourself lucky.

We Get to Choose!

Written by Melissa Lawrence
Each year, Grace Village Foundation hosts a week-long camping retreat for foster and adoptive families, emergency-shelter residents, and orphaned children. I have been very fortunate to be a part of this amazing experience for three years. The theme and focus that was infused into the campers' lives at this year's retreat was "we get to choose." Grace Village chose this theme as most of the kids they work with are…
Aesthetics International Association (AIA) exhibited at the International Congress of Esthetics & Spa (ICES) in Dallas, Texas and sponsored continuing education classes for the annual Professional Hair Removal Conference (PHRC).
Aesthetics International Association (AIA) traveled to the east coast last month to exhibit at the International Congress of Esthetics & Spa (ICES) in Philadelphia, Pa. AIA has been an advocate and supporter of ICES for almost two decades because it is one of the best places for skin care professionals to network, expand their knowledge, and obtain new training and education that can be shared with clients. The ICES tradeshows…
Each year, the Aesthetics International Association (AIA) offers several continuing education opportunities, such as the CEU exam within each issue of DERMASCOPE Magazine. AIA also offers live events that are coordinated in conjunction with the tradeshows of the International Congress of Esthetics & Spa (ICES).
The mission of the Aesthetics International Association (AIA) is to “raise the standards of education and public awareness of the aesthetics industry.” This statement has never been more true.
Are you interested in furthering your career but are not sure where to begin? Joining a trade association is a great place to start; there are associations for every profession or area of interest. Kelly Cherwin says, “An association is a synergistic group, meaning that the effect of a collection of people is greater than just one person.” We have a bigger voice and platform when we join forces with…

No Limits

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The hair removal industry is bursting with different modalities to remove unwanted hair. From the ancient techniques of threading to the current trend of lasers, there are many solutions for hair removal and even for diminishing hair growth.
As each year dawns, we find ourselves compelled to make New Year’s resolutions. Typically, we choose to lose weight, quit a bad habit, or build up funds in the savings account. While all of those are excellent resolutions, what about your career? What commitments will you make towards your future?
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AIA's Powerful Partners

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
Agape Pure Wax

Agape Pure Wax

Agape Pure Wax offers the purest and highest quality waxes on the market. Clients fall in love with the results Read More
Yahui Bio

Yahui Bio

Yahui Bio is dedicated to improving the way you look and feel with inner and outer beauty products. We have 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
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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
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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

  • Christine Valmy International School For Esthetics, Skin Care & MakeupChristine Valmy International School...Description: Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care & Makeup offers a quality education in the beauty industry, based on the teachings of the Founder of Esthetics in the United States—Ms. Christine Valmy. Ms. Valmy opened her very first sc ...

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