AIA Legend: Lyn Ross

As a young girl growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, I loved watching my mother dress up for church in coordinated outfits complete with perfectly set hair and natural makeup. I remember going to Rich’s Department Store where my mom would have her foundation custom blended from colorful green, yellow, blue, and pink powder dispensing tubes. Little did I know then that these impressions would lead…

Dr. James Fulton, M.D., Ph.D., and Sara Fulton: Legends in Aesthetics

From ingredients and formulations to therapeutic modalities to aesthetic practices, Dr. James Fulton and Sara Fulton changed skin care at every level. Dr. Fulton was the scientist, dermatologist, and formulator responsible for some of the most significant advances in modern skin care, including gold standards Retin-A (co-developer), stabilized benzoyl peroxide, topical erythromycin, and patented vitamin A propionate. Sara Fulton was a noted researcher and formulator…

Rhonda Allison: A Legend in Aesthetics

It is a Saturday morning in 1980 and my mother and I are in the car making the 30-minute drive to Le Nouveau Moi, a full-service day spa. It was a drive I was quite familiar with as we made it often. As we rounded the corner into the parking lot, we filed out of the car and up to the front door. Once my…

Vincent Jeffre - A Legend in Aesthetics

Vincent Jeffre - Roux Kehoe: Leader and Legend “Being less than the best encourages men to do better; but, when and if you are the best, you can never do less.” -Vincent K-R Kehoe Quoting Vincent J-R Kehoe, a professional make-up artist, as well as aesthetician, author, historian, and photographer, Dermascope recognizes him as a “renaissance man,” a leader in his field, and someone who…

Sue Riley - A Legend in Aesthetics

Sue Riley - The Gift of Giving This legendary beauty and skin are expert shares her success with the industry and community. Sue Riley’s beauty career began when she was a small girl visiting her aunt’s beauty salon in Durant, Okla. She took every opportunity to visit this exciting place, watching her aunt deal with a variety of customers and witnessing innovative facial techniques. As…

Mila Bravi- A Legend in Aesthetics

Mila Bravi- A Legend in the Windy City and Around the World Some call Oak Street a street of dreams, Chicago’s low-rise, high-fashion block of elegant boutiques at the northern tip of Michigan Avenue. The place to find Armani, Hermes, Versace, Rykiel and Pratesi among other shops and spas, it is home to the skin care star in Oaks’s fashion square, Mila Bravi. Always the…

Miki Giunta- A Legend in Aesthetics

Miki Giunta- A Legend in Aesthetics One Woman’s Vision -This Legendary innovator uses her insight to improve the aesthetics field. Growing up in New Jersey, Miki Giunta spent countless hours with her Irish grandmother, listening to stories of the old county and watching as she planted and puttered in the family garden. “My grandmother taught me a great deal about the natural world,” recalls Miki,…

Mary Ann Graffeo- A Legend in Aesthetics

Mary Ann Graffeo- A Legend in Aesthetics Making Her Dreams Come True Mary Ann Graffeo, a renaissance woman of sort, with an insatiable desire to learn, teach, and progress, is a cosmetologist, aesthetician, makeup artist, businesswoman, paramedical clinical cosmetologist, and lecturer. She has been a veteran in the beauty industry and a pillar in the field of aesthetics for more than 43 years. Her makeup…

Marvin Westmore - A Legend in Aesthetics

Marvin Westmore--- A Legend in Aesthetics The name Westmore is to makeup what the name Ford is to cars. They founded the arena of makeup for the Hollywood Motion Picture Studios going back to the days of silent films. They developed the methods that made starts look old, young, beautiful, ugly, big, small, etc. at one time or another, a Westmore headed up the makeup…

Mark Traynor- A Legend in Aesthetics

Mark Traynor- A Legend Through Time Antoine, the very famous French hairstylist, made a dramatic appearance in the archway of his luscious Parisian salon. He was indeed singularly elegant in his beautifully tailored suit, a soft dove grey with a hint of blue. He tinted his unique coiffure the exact color of his suit. His outstanding appearance was not lost on his devoted and adoring…

Margaret Ancira - A Legend in Aesthetics

AIA Legend: Margaret Ancira Changing the Face of Skin Care and Aesthetic Medicine Margaret Ancira is the epitome of the entrepreneurial spirit, even if her path to prosperity didn’t begin until age 40. She grew up in a military family of eight siblings that ultimately settled in Texas. She married young, had a daughter, and became a single mother by the time she was 22.…