CA Botana Founder Passes Away

Industry leader and founder of CA Botana, Dr. Dieter Kuster, passed away unexpectedly at the beginning of March 2018. Kuster was affectionately known as the “Einstein of Emulsion Technology.” With glowing skin and not a wrinkle or line on his face, he was his own best example of his innovative skin care research, which resulted in many new or advanced products and treatments. Kuster was…

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In Memoriam: Joel Gerson – AIA Academy of Legends 1987

On January 31, 2018, we gathered together to celebrate the life of Joel Gerson – my friend, my colleague, and my neighbor. He passed away at age 83 after a wonderful life and groundbreaking career in aesthetics. Joel Gerson was a prolific representative of the aesthetics industry. In addition to having been an inspiration to countless incoming students, he was an international ambassador of American…

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Barbara Salomone, Bioelements Professional Skin Care Founder + CEO, Passes Away

Bioelements Professional Skin Care is heartbroken to announce the passing of its founder and owner, industry leader Barbara Salomone, after an ongoing illness. Salomone passed away peacefully in her California home, with her husband Ross at her side. "There are no words to express our sadness,” said Salomone’s brother and CEO of the company, Bob Schatz. “Barbara treated all employees like family – many of…

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In Memoriam: Bonnie Day (Nottingham) Brolliar

Bonnie Day (Nottingham) Brolliar, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd, and son, Bill. She is survived by four children, Susan, Pam, Rob, and Tim, and her 15 grandchildren. Day was a staunch advocate of education and worked for Aesthetics International Association for many years. Before retiring, she founded…

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Carin M. Scott

Carin M. Scott graduated in 1960 from the Medical Aesthetician School in Hamburg, Germany and had over 50 years of experience in the industry of aesthetics.

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Margarita Saian

Margarita Saian, a state-certified educator, ambassador of the Aesthetic International Association, and a skin care veteran of over 20 years, passed away on September 29th, 2015 after a two and a half year battle with grade IV glioblastoma.

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Christine Valmy founder of Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics

Christine Valmy, founder of Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics, passed away January 18th, 2015 in Bucharest, Romania. The skin care icon, who was most recognized for founding the first licensed school of esthetics in the United States, dedicated her life to youth and the ultimate in skin care. She was considered by many as ‘the Frist Lady of Esthetics’ and the pioneering architect of…

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August 2020

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