Kathleen Carney is extremely passionate about skin care, hair removal, and product formulating. Being a seasoned aesthetician and owner of Skin Blends Medical SPAtique, she keeps current on the latest trends and treatment modalities by training her staff and other skin care professionals. She founded Skin Blends in 1999 with gender-neutral packaging and color-, fragrance-, and cruelty-free products. Her formulas are constantly evolving based on the latest research and clinical…
A nominated Legend in Aesthetics and recipient of the prestigious Crystal Award for Skin Care, Christine Heathman initiated the first master aesthetic license in Utah and paved the way for other states to follow. She currently serves on the Utah State Board for Master Aestheticians, and is the CEO and formulator of the award-winning professional skin care line, GlyMed Plus. A true aesthetician, educator, author, formulator, and advocate for aestheticians,…
Rhonda Allison is the founder of Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals, a leader in professional skin care and a globally recognized name. Allison is respected worldwide for her innovative work in the field of skin rejuvenation with acids, chemical peels, and cosmeceutical skin care and is a highly-regarded speaker, author, and educator. Through her experience as an aesthetician, she observed the importance of utilizing active ingredients and treatments to produce real results…
Victoria Tabak began her involvement in the beauty industry early in life. With over 19 years in the industry, she has spent 10 of those years as an educator and speaker, inspiring skin care professionals to be knowledgeable and empowered in their own businesses. She is very proud that she became a two-state licensed aesthetician and earned a master's degree in business by the time she was 21 years old,…
Forty years ago, Normajean Fusco founded Equibal Labs. She was inspired by the childhood influence of her nature-loving grandfather. Nufree® was originally developed for use on patients prior to cosmetic surgery, but was brought to the professional beauty industry at the request of spa and salon owners whose clients needed a superior alternative to waxing.
Rachael Pontillo is the bestselling author of "Love Your Skin, Love Yourself" and co-author of "The Sauce Code." She is an AADP and IAHC Board Certified International Health Coach, licensed aesthetician, certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner®, a natural skin care formulator and educator, and a holistic business mentor. Pontillo is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Holistic Life Counseling and holds additional certifications in metaphysical science, detoxification, acupressure, Reiki, Chinese facial diagnosis,…
Pamela Taylor was born and raised in New York and her canvases are the faces of top models, politicians, professional athletes, and musicians. Her work has been featured in top fashion magazines and editorials, including Rolling Stone, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan, along with books such as "Crazy, Sexy, Cool" and the autobiography, "Life," by Keith Richards. She has also been a keynote speaker on makeup techniques that are published worldwide. Taylor…
Originally from Denmark, Louise Marchesin grew up all around the world and, after graduating with her MBA, settled in London in her mid-twenties, where she integrated the Estée Lauder Companies. Spending 15 years at that company allowed her to build a wealth of knowledge in both luxury branding and brand management within a number of product categories. Now Global Head of Marketing for Skinade, Marchesin is helping to educate consumers…
Max Recone has been involved in the professional beauty industry with brands such as Jhirmack Professional Hair & Skin Care Products, Banana Boat Skin Care, California Tan Skin Care, and MR International Skin Care. Lipo-Light North America is based in Long Island and is the North American importer for slim-light body sculpting systems.
Jacqui Dunal's determined approach to finding the finest skin care and health products for her own well-being led to her discovering fish-derived, biologically active, collagen-hydrate products that truly penetrate the skin's multiple layers to replenish collagen-depleted cells due to aging. After five short years in the cosmetics industry, in 2014, viewers on five continents and more than 500 accomplished industry professionals voted Dunal a leader in the skin care industry…
Michelle D'Allaird-Brenner is a licensed aesthetician, cosmetologist, CIDESCO diplomat, and the owner of Aesthetic Science Institute (ASI), based in Latham, N.Y. She has over 25 years of experience in the skin care and beauty industries, including teaching, curriculum and test development, speaking, and writing. D'Allaird-Brenner is also the director of education for Aesthetics International Association and a member of Professional Beauty Association and American Association of Cosmetology Schools. Her experience,…
Boldijarre Koronczay, recipient of the ISPA Visionary Award, is an icon of the spa industry. After surviving leukemia during his childhood in Hungary, Koronczay moved to Vancouver, Canada with his brother to follow their dreams. Today, Éminence Organic Skin Care is an internationally recognized brand. Koronczay has personally trained over a quarter of a million skin care professionals in the past two decades.
With a passion for excellence and the gift of inspiring others, Lina Kennedy has become a leader in the skin care industry. As a top 10 finalist for Professional Beauty Association’s national Beauty Pitch and a nominee for the 2015 Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Kennedy has been featured in numerous beauty, spa, and aesthetic magazines and is a sought-after guest speaker for beauty tradeshows across North America.
Elizabeth Cardarelli pioneered the field of medical aesthetics 25 years ago with the top plastic surgeons and dermatologists in Philadelphia, Penn. to educate, inspire, and serve as a trusted, personal navigator to patients in becoming the healthiest, best version of themselves. With integrity, intent, and a focus on the perfect combination of wellness, science, and nature, Cardarelli continues to lead the pack as a worthy trailblazer.
Maribeth Melton has been in the industry for 3.5 years. She is a licensed aesthetician and has an Associate's Degree in Aesthetics. She is also a sugar practitioner, certified eyelash extensionist, and an American Volume extensionist. She is incredibly honored to be the winner of the 2016 Novalash Lashoff Melton tries to expose herself to all aspects of the aesthetics industry by attending tradeshows, reading industry publications, and interacting with…
Jean-Marc Sirop has been in the aesthetics industry for over 15 years. He originally started with L’Oréal’s Mass Market Division and then moved into the professional beauty sector with the Thalgo Group, a prominent, professional, product-manufacturing company in France. Although he initially began his career as a marketer, he eventually took the position of development manager with the Thalgo Group. He also defends the industry through various boards by representing…
Howard Kaminsky, president of B. Kamins, with the scientific expertise of his father, Ben Kaminsky, a world-renown pharmaceutical chemist and director of Odan Laboratories in Montreal, and his savvy business acumencreated B. Kamins.
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