Christine Heathman CME, LMT is a licensed Master Aesthetician, aesthetic pioneer and nominated Legend in American Aesthetics who has practiced clinical skin care for over 25 years. Christine is a powerful speaker, world-wide lecturer, educator, author of many skin care manuals, has written hundreds of skin science editorials, innovator in the research and development of unconventional and progressive skin care and protocols used in the most prestigious skin care spas,…
Lyn Ross is a Licensed Master Esthetics Instructor accredited through the Georgia Board of Cosmetology with over 30 years of experience in the field of professional aesthetics. Institut’ DERMed Clinical Skin Care encompasses a 3,000 square foot medical spa, “College of Advanced Aesthetics,” an extensive line of natural cosmeceutical skin care products and mineral-based cosmetic line. A true medical spa pioneer, Lyn has written numerous articles, co-authored text books and…
Jennifer Linder, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic skin surgeon, serving as Chief Scientific Officer for PCA skin®, guiding all product development and clinical trials for the company. She is one of the foremost U.S. experts in the use of the cosmetic filler, Sculptra®, and is also on medical advisory boards for Botox® and Juvéderm®. She holds a clinical faculty position in the Department of Dermatology…
Michelle D'Allaird-Brenner has been in the beauty business since 1988; as a licensed cosmetologist, aesthetician and CIDESCO diplomat she has pooled all of her knowledge and expertise into education and raising the bar for professional aestheticians around the world. Michelle is the owner of Aesthetic Science Institute, a NYS licensed aesthetics school in Latham, N.Y. She is a regular contributing author for DERMASCOPE and Les Nouvelles Esthetique & Spa magazines,…
"Excellence in Education… One Student at a Time" has been the guiding principle of Annette Hanson, president of Atelier Esthétique® Institute of Esthetics in New York City. Her professional experience spans 30 years, making her a renowned skin care expert and published author in industry periodicals, as well as a sought after lecturer at leading professional conferences worldwide. Annette was instrumental in the development of the 600-hour curriculum for the…
Catherine Atzen was introduced to facials by an aesthetician in France when she was 13, suffering from acne and sensitive, dehydrated skin. She inspired Catherine to care for her skin and thus Catherine’s passion was born. Years later, while working in aesthetic medicine doing research on skin care for burn victims, she was at the forefront of the skin care industry by developing the first ATZEN formulas with DNA. She…
Before coming to the U.S. from Russia in 1991, Elina Fedotova transformed her acne prone skin into a glowing example of the power of natural healing. She is now the CEO of Elina Organics with clinics in Chicago, Ill. and Kalamazoo, Mich. Her products are available in spas and medical offices across the U.S. and abroad. Elina is the founder of the Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners and makes…
Alexandra J. Zani is an international educator and speaker with a background in biology and medical technology. She holds an instructor license in cosmetology/aesthetics, is NCEA certified, and has received advanced certifications both in the U.S. and abroad in the dermal sciences, spa therapies, non-ablative laser, LED and microcurrent. Zani is an independent technical and scientific advisor and mentor for postgraduate studies in the medical spa industry, including cosmeceutical development.…
Douglas Preston Aesthetician, Business Consultant, Educator and Lecturer Douglas Preston is a business consultant and frequent lecturer in the day and medical spa industry. Preston's business articles frequently appear in DERMASCOPE Magazine, Spa Management Journal, American Spa, MedicalSpa Magazine, Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, and others. Preston is a past-president of Aesthetics International Association (AIA), and served as committee chairman for The Day Spa Association (DSA). He was named The Day Spa…
With a career that has spanned from working at an airline pilot school, a thoroughbred racing farm, and ultimately as regional operations manager at Photography Corporation of America, Jeannette Kravitz found her creative voice through visual arts, events and music. Through her international travels and volunteering in places like Romania, working for HIV/AIDS orphans and NGOs globally, she has gained perspective by asking herself the ultimate question, "What is my…
Barbara Schumann Author, Lecturer and Educator Gracefully blending biology and cosmetology, Barbara Schumann has been sculpting the world’s most vital works of art – the masterpiece that waits within all men and women. A graduate of Florida College of Natural Health, Barbara was the recipient of The Golden Touch Award. She also has a Bachelors in Architecture, a Masters in Traditional Town Planning, and is currently working on her Doctorate…
Aleks Vranicic | AestheticianSince moving to the U.S. in 1985 from the Island of Hvar, Croatia; Aleks Vranicic has been groomed in the aesthetic profession by both his mother and grandmother. Since graduating in 2002, Aleks has been involved in the professional skin care market and in 2004 gained his aesthetic license in the state of California. Over the last six years, he has worked with Vitelle Dermatology Labs, Inc.,…
Lori Nestore | Waxing Specialist and EducatorLori Nestore is the CEO of Eva's Esthetics. She is a cosmetologist, an aesthetician, a waxing specialist, and a highly sought after educator who lives in California. She was first recognized for her superiority in waxing treatments and training 30 years ago and continues to lead the American waxing world today. Nestori now shares her "secrets of the trade" with waxing professionals around the…
Boldijarre Koronczay Aesthetician and Educator Master trainer hailing from Budapest, Hungary; Boldijarre is a dedicated trainer, lecturer, herbalist, and master of European aesthetics and massage. Educating clients on how to use natural ingredients in skin care to bring wellness and balance into their busy lives is Boldijarre’s passion and an award-winning mandate for his company Éminence Organic Skin Care.
Tina Zillmann | Expert Aesthetician and EducatorTina owns Skin Rejuvenation Clinique® and Skin Rejuvenating Concepts™. She is a licensed aesthetician, a sought after educator, and published author who lives in San Antonio. Through the success of both her companies, she was awarded the prestigious 2004 “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” by the National Association of Women Business Owners. In 2007, Tina was appointed as Board Member to the Central and South Texas…
Kathleen Carney | Aesthetician and EducatorKathleen is the founder and CEO of Skin Blends LLC, The Advanced Skin Care Training Academy, and a licensed aesthetic instructor. She has a degree in Home Economics Education from Wayne State College in Nebraska and attended Graduate school at the University of Arizona. Kathleen’s passion is to help aestheticians profitably do what they love by teaching them how to customize treatments and products simply…
Pierce Mattie | Expert in Media Relations Pierce owns Pierce Mattie Public Relations, which represents the industry’s best spas, salons, resorts, and beauty products. He is a graduate of New York University, a licensed aesthetician, and published author who lives in Manhattan. His firm is ranked by O’Dwyer's as the North American leader in beauty and fashion media relations.
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  • 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 ...