Michel Dumas is one of the best known French makeup artists in the world, having worked in over 30 countries. He has revealed his talents in numerous fields such as…

Acne Awareness

Written by Michelle D'allaird Brenner AIA President and Director of Education
It is interesting that after almost 30 years in the skin care and beauty business, the same three skin conditions continue to wreak havoc on the health and beauty of…
I love the start of a new year as it is an inspiring time of endless opportunities and limitless goal setting. I truly hope each of you have set your…
As we wrap up the end of the year, it is the ideal time to cover two great topics: exfoliation and New Year’s resolutions. Yes, they may seem like an…
Where in the world does the time go? I have to pinch myself to believe we are winding down 2018 – and at a super rapid rate! I feel like…
As a skin care professional, staying ahead of the trends and changes in the spa industry requires constant growth and increase of knowledge. AIA has been educating professionals through the…
Ihave always found autumn to be a breath of fresh air. Here in the northeast, we have cooler days and breezy nights, a lower setting sun in the sky, falling…
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…
Monday, 13 August 2018 04:47

Douglas Preston

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Douglas Preston’s career spans over 30 years in professional aesthetics, spa management, and skin care career mentoring. His business articles appear in many of the top trade journals and magazines.…
Sunday, 12 August 2018 23:48

Boldijarre Koronczay

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Boldijarre Koronczay, president of Eminence Organic Skin Care, is an icon of the spa industry. Having personally trained over a quarter of a million professionals in the past two decades,…
Sunday, 12 August 2018 23:41

Michelle D’Allaird Brenner

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Michelle D’Allaird Brenner is a New York State licensed aesthetician and International CIDESCO Diplomat. She is the owner of the Aesthetic Science Institute aesthetic schools in Syracuse and Latham, N.Y.…
Sunday, 12 August 2018 23:40

Ben Johnson

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Ben Johnson, M.D. is the current founder and formulator of Osmosis Skincare. Dr. Johnson began his career starting one of the first medical spa chains in the country, along with…
Sunday, 12 August 2018 18:38

Alexandra Zani

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Alexandra J. Zani is an international educator, researcher, and author with a background in cell biology and medical. Her passion for education resulted in receiving numerous advanced certifications, both in…
As we roll through the summer months, our thoughts are on sunshine, warm weather, picnics, barbecues, and beaches. Summer is the ideal time of year to enjoy friends and family,…
Who doesn’t love a discount? These discounts are exclusive to current AIA Members and are provided by our Corporate Sponsors, who share our vision for continuing education and building long-term…
I never knew exactly what I wanted do when I grew up. During my senior year of high school, my best friend and I decided that we were going to…
Makeup enthusiasm is at an all-time high. I can barely keep up with the viral video tutorials by professionals, let alone those being made by younger individuals – sometimes under…
Often overlooked when treating clients with acne is the emotional side of dealing with the condition. For youth, teasing and bullying often occurs. In some cases, this leads to depression,…
Summer is drawing near, so clients should be drawing out the sunscreen. Proper client education on sun protection is essential. Remind clients that any activity in the sun requires adequate…
I recently had the wonderful opportunity to spend time in Miami, Florida. There I visited with professionals in the industry and took a look at the trends and services provided…
This is a topic that is personal to me as I started noticing small dimples a few years ago. I keep myself in good shape but, as the years have…
Happy New Year! I know with all the amazing and positive professionals in our industry, everyone had a fantastic fourth quarter and joyful holiday season. The month of January is…
One of the richest resources of our industry is within the knowledge of those who came before us. AIA’s Academy of Legends reads as a “Who’s Who” in the skin…
Makeup enthusiasm is at an all-time high. I can barely keep up with the viral video tutorials by professionals, let alone those being made by younger individuals – sometimes under…
Use the marketing material below to announce that you are an AIA member. As several options are available, please only use the one that fits your membership level. We encourage…
Friday, 11 May 2018 10:33

Justin Dotterweich

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Justin Dotterweich, CEO of ExPürtise®, has previously held many consultative roles in the spa and wellness industry. A versatile sales leader that has created and implemented award-winning public relations campaigns…
State Board Aesthetician Licensing Requirements *inquirers should be aware that for the most accurate information on licensing, they should contact their state board department Alabama 1000 hours of training in…
F.A.Q. I am an aesthetic student. How will joining AIA help me? Starting a new career can be scary if you don’t have the right support network. As an aesthetic…
Continuing education is fundamentally necessary as an aesthetician. Techniques evolve, new technologies are introduced, and knowledge of ingredients is forever changing. It is crucial that, as a professional, you are…
Aesthetics International Association (AIA) was founded in 1972 as the first aesthetics association in the United States. We have provided education and career growth opportunities for thousands of aesthetician’s along…
AIA offers a membership to fit all stages of your aesthetics career – from aesthetic students to school members.Below are the details of each membership option.
Monday, 22 January 2018 13:25

Barry Eichner

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Barry Eichner is the co-editor in chief of Lipgloss + Aftershave, a personal care and lifestyle review site offering fun and informative reviews. Eichner began his spa career in 2000,…
Monday, 22 January 2018 13:18

Mara Shorr

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Mara Shorr, B.S., CAC II-VI, serves as the company’s vice president of marketing and business development. She is level II-VI certified aesthetic consultant, utilizing her knowledge and experience to help…
Monday, 22 January 2018 12:42

Irena James

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Irena James is vice president of YG Laboratories and instructor at the UCLA Extension Cosmetic Sciences Program. James brings a unique perspective to the world of skin care, merging her…
Monday, 22 January 2018 09:31

Anna Cari Gund

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Anna-Cari Gund is managing director of Raison d’Etre, a global spa consulting company and wellness think tank based in Stockholm, Sweden. She is also president of CIDESCO International, the world…
Monday, 22 January 2018 09:16

Shel Pink

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Shel Pink is the founder of SpaRitual, a pioneering, sustainable beauty brand based on the rituals of self-care. Pink built SpaRitual on the guiding ethos of Slow Beauty, encouraging women…
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