The 2019 A-List

 

The skin care industry is rich with top-rate, professional product lines from hundreds of distinguished companies. But, some clearly stand out above the rest, lining the shelves of professional clinics and spas throughout the world. What makes these leading brands so successful? How did they become the icons that they are? The answer, of course, is the incredible people behind them.

 

This year, in our 2019 A-List, DERMASCOPE Magazine is proud to recognize a well-deserving list of outstanding individuals for the excellence they have brought to the industry. Titans of skin care, they have inspired changed, redefined standards, and set the pace for others to follow. These exemplary innovators were selected on the merits of their contributions to the aesthetics industry – from exceptional product development to impressive educational efforts. They were carefully vetted for high standards, significant industry presence, and status as role models for aesthetic professionals. Those that made it onto 2019’s A-List are a group that DERMASCOPE can proudly say has paved the future of aesthetics.

 

Determined to find a solution for their son’s chronic illness, they discovered what would become a world-wide phenomenon. Steve and Joniann Marchese have always been dedicated to following their passion,…
In the height of a successful career, a walk on the beach inspired him to change directions. Walking on the beach in Hawaii, contemplating his fast-approaching 50th birthday, Patrick Johnson,…
Seeking solutions for healing unresponsive nerves, they combined their skills to develop game-changing technology. Tina Abnoosi is founder, CEO, and president of TAMA Research. She is an electrical engineer with…
Inspired to live a compassionate, natural lifestyle, she set out to share the benefits of CBD with the world. Shauna Blanch has dedicated her life to service, education, and being…
Following the road less traveled, she proved going against the grain can open unseen doors. Cecily Braden is a licensed aesthetician, founder of CJB Beauty Secrets, an NCBTMB-approved continuing education…
Interested in skin care from a young age, life took her on a journey that eventually led to starting her own company. Kathleen Carney, founder and formulator for Skin Blends…
Asking questions and developing a rich mindset led him from the projects of Seattle to a successful career and leading role at a world-renowned skin care company. From his early…
Both discovering a passion for skin care in their own right, they crossed paths and started something extraordinary. Claudio DiFiore, co-founder of Bio France Lab, is Italian, born and raised…
She left an impression upon the industry that will be felt for years to come. In 1975, after establishing the acne clinic at the University of Miami in Florida, Sara…
Originally an industrial designer, and a woman of many hats, she is determined to always find a better way. Normajean Fusco, president and founder of Equibal Labs, is a true…
Her journey to empower other women empowered her with self-love and acceptance in the process. Standing in the parking lot of O’Reilly Auto Parts, she looked around, wondering if she…
She took a leap of faith, quit her job, and pursued her dream of educating aestheticians on a new modality. Rikki Kusy, founder and CEO of DermaplanePro, graduated Summa Cum…
With backgrounds in aesthetics and marketing, these sisters by marriage put their skills and passions together to create the company of their dreams. Danielle Munley and Emily Sindlinger, co-founders of…
Overcoming roadblocks in her youth and holding onto her sense of creativity, she chased her dreams and realized her greatest potential. Lyn Ross, L.M.E., is the founder of Institut’ DERMed…
From her grandmother’s salon to her own renowned company, her passion for the beauty industry has driven her success. Renée Rouleau, an Austin-based, celebrity aesthetician, skin guru, and founder of…
A testament that with true grit, determination, and perseverance, you can accomplish anything. In 2007, Dasha Saian, L.E., CEO and co-founder of Saian Natural Clinical Skincare, and her mother Margarita…
Nicknamed the Queen of Seaweed, she seized an opportunity that would lead to recognition and success worldwide. Lydia Sarfati, founder and CEO of Repêchage, built her career on excellence, innovation,…
Once a 14-year-old working for a local spa, today she’s running a thriving business in Silicon Valley. Bella Schneider is the founder and CEO of LaBelle Day Spas and Salons…
A personal touch and dedication to education helped make her business what it is today. Lisa VanBockern, owner and founder of Skin Script Skin Care, floundered through careers looking for…
As he pursued his career in skin care, he found his motivations began to shift and evolve and he began to change as a person. Mark Viktora, president of Viktoria…
A clinical researcher and caregiver at heart, he teamed up with his father to bring a new twist to western skin care. Dr. Steven Q. Wang, M.D., co-founder of Dr.…

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