THE DERMAPLANE TRAINER Rikki Kusy is an ASU College of Education and Barrett Honor’s College graduate with over 25 years of experience in training and education. She holds aesthetics licenses…
THE ANGEL IN CHARGE Becky Kuehn, the leading educator for oncology training in the United States had cancer when she was 18-years-old. It shaped the course of her life and…
THE SUGAR MASTER Lina Kennedy is the president and CEO of Alexandria Professional, a worldwide leader in body sugaring epilation. Kennedy is the pioneer of professional body sugaring and a…
THE BEAUTY ARCHITECT Patricia Boland has nearly two decades of experience in the beauty and cosmetic industry. She is currently exhibiting that expertise within the Colorescience team as the vice…
THE SKIN CARE CONSULTANT Pat Lam is a board-certified, anti-aging health practitioner, CIDESCO International Examiner, CIDESCO Gold Medal winner and diplomat, and co-founder and past president of CIDESCO Canada. She…
THE GREEN COMPANY Attila Koronczay grew up in Budapest, Hungary until he and his brother moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1996 to pursue their dreams and bring natural, organic, and…
THE HOLISTIC PROFESSIONAL Elina Fedotova is the founder and formulator of Elina Organics. An award-winning aesthetician and cosmetic chemist, she combines the intelligence of nature with modern science to help…
THE MOTIVATOR Karen Asquith is the national director of education for G.M. Collin Skin Care, developing innovative skin care training programs to elevate the aesthetician’s professional expertise. For the past…
THE REGENERATOR Christine Heathman is an aesthetic pioneer and was nominated as a Legend in American aesthetics. Her name is synonymous with age management. Heathman is a powerful speaker, world-wide…
THE LIGHT THERAPIST Patrick Johnson is the CEO of BioPhotas and the inventor of the award-winning Celluma Series of light therapy devices. He is a seasoned executive with profit and…
THE HONEST INNOVATOR Kathleen Angiolet began working in cosmetics behind a counter in 1986. A positive can-do attitude helped her to move up through the ranks and rise to an…
THE REVOLUTIONIZER Sara Fulton, president and co-founder of Vivant Skin Care, is among the most influential figures in the skin care industry. She was one of the first women to…
THE DREAM MAKER Aleks Vranicic is a product development principal, master trainer, and vice president of sales and technical training at Vitelle Labs. Originally from Croatia, he is a third-generation,…
The Queen of Peels Rhonda Allison is the founder of Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals and RED Method. She is highly respected worldwide for her innovative work with acids and chemical peels…

What’s Your Recipe: How do you inspire healthy competition?

Written by Erin Lucie, DNP, FNP-C, doctor of nursing practice, cosmetologist, and clinical director at CryoMed Clinic
The key to creating a healthy, competitive environment for a spa is teamwork. Addressing staff as a team is the first step. This sets the tone that it is not one person that determines the success of the spa or satisfaction of the client, but the team as one unit. A client will most likely interact with at least two, if not three or more, employees at any given visit.…
Earlier this week I read a story called the Daffodil Principle. In the story, a daughter persistently invites her mother to see some daffodils near her home. When the mother finally agrees, she is taken to the most incredible garden of daffodils imaginable – one that consists of over 50,000 daffodils cascading down a mountainside. When the mother asks where they came from, the daughter…
To immediately clear up any confusion, yes, it is a fact that alcohol wreaks havoc on the skin. Many people enjoy going out and having a few drinks every once in a while. However, they may not appreciate waking up the next morning and seeing the effects of alcohol on their skin.
Most people have heard the old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Well, in this industry, it can also be worth that many dollars, or more. Aestheticians…
This issue was one of my favorites to plan for 2018. It was fun to have our contributors tackle a multitude of reader-requested topics. Sebaceous hyperplasia – the unsightly nodules and lesions that begin cropping up for many clients later in life – may sound complex in name, but does not have to be a source of confusion or frustration for professionals. Brenda Linday tackles…
Time at work consumes the majority of waking hours for many people. The workplace can feel like a second home to some. For others, it can be a hostile environment. This is why creating a welcoming culture is essential for every company. Here are the five critical components for fostering a positive and healthy work environment. COMMUNICATION Open communication and being present are imperative. Ask questions to discover what is…