As a career-long aesthetician, spa owner, and business coach, Preston has strived to separate fact from fiction, in both skin care treatment approaches and the various influences on new and seasoned industry professionals. He has often been considered an outlier in this business, bucking popular trends and readily embraced beliefs. Such work has made a positive difference for those trying to find success in a crowded, often misguidedly informed field.…
Lora, the Beauty Buster, is an award-winning aesthetician. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, Entertainment Tonight, Cosmo, Refinery29, and Beauty Insider. Her book, “Spa Wars – The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry,” was featured in the New York Times and compared to Anthony Bourdain’s, “Kitchen Confidential.” She is working on her second book and audiobook to relaunch her spa consulting kit. Why aesthetics? I found out it was the…
Stephanie Andresen-Stevens is, “Just a small town girl, livin’ in a skin care world,” from Winona, Minnesota. She has been an aesthetician for 11 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into her treatment room to obtain transformational skin care results for her clients. Andresen-Stevens owns Brilliant Bodywork Medspa in Onalaska, Wisconsin and specializes in acne, antiaging, laser therapies, reiki, oncology aesthetics, and makeup artistry. In her free…
Mark Lees, Ph.D., M.S., is an award-winning speaker, master clinical skin therapist, and product developer of Mark Lees Skin Care products, specializing in acne, sensitive, and aging skin, and author of “Skin Care: Beyond the Basics,” the “Skin Care Answer Book,” and his latest book, “Clearing Concepts: A Guide to Acne Treatment.” His products are available through skin care professionals throughout the United States. Why aesthetics? People feel better about…
“Excellence in education” has been a guiding principle in Annette Hanson’s life and her school Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics, a New York licensing aesthetics school and post-graduate facility. She studied face and body treatments throughout the United States, France, Germany, and England and is determined to never stop learning. Her professional experience in skin care spans more than 30 years as an aesthetician, salon manager, product innovator, aromatherapist, distributor,…
Tyler Peters oversees both the global education for iS CLINICAL and the content and outreach through iS UNIVERSITY. Coming from outside the industry gave Peters a unique outlook on learning as much as possible from different perspectives within the industry and throughout the company. Without the preconceived notions that can be formed as an industry insider, his approach helped to break the molds of industry education and outreach, gaining the…
Wallace Vigo Nelson is a natural health fanatic who is obsessed with getting the absolute most out of life through nutrition and self care. He and his beautiful wife raise eight kids and love to travel. He is recognized nationally for his unique approach to holistic health and is a highly anticipated speaker at events nationwide. Nelson is the creator of the Vitavore diet, author of many featured articles, and…
Throughout her immersion in the beauty industry, Victoria Tabak has whole-heartedly shared her passion and love for skin wellness and the importance of truly making a difference in people’s lives. She has written countless articles for leading beauty industry publications, sharing her knowledge and expertise. Tabak has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, has inspired many, supported women in business like herself, and influenced the growth and…
Jaclyn Peresetsky is a master aesthetician, educator, speaker, makeup and micropigmentation artist, and instructor. She started her journey in aesthetics after studying portrait artistry in art college and retail sales at a cosmetic counter. She later studied at Aveda spas then received an position as the lead aesthetician at OSU Plastic Surgery practice. In 2007, she opened Skin Perfect Spas and developed Colore Me Perfect Analysis & Cosmetics and now…
Gina Marie McGuire has a passion for educating others on caring for their skin, inspiring true beauty, and making a difference in the beauty industry. McGuire has been a licensed aesthetician for over 31 years, specializing in product development, marketing, and education. The company is a family-owned business and they are proudly celebrating its 40th year anniversary of offering a holistic skin care and clean cosmetic line. How did you…
Robert Manzo is the founder of Skinprint, one of the fastest growing cosmeceutical companies which focuses on skin care personalization and efficacious skin care products. Manzo is a biochemist who holds 15 patents in a variety of disciplines including: nanoparticles, skin care personalization, fragrance emission, skin care ingredient discovery, and many more. Manzo is a published author and speaks at industry events and private events, primarily focused on training aesthetic…
Agraduate of Victoria University of Manchester England, Trish Green has been an educator in the aesthetics and alternative health care industry for 25 years. She is an advocate for raising standards in education, with special interest in aromatherapy. Her career in the field of natural health and aesthetics is wide and varied. She is a CIDESCO diplomat in aesthetics, certified Bach Flower remedy practitioner, internationally-trained aromatherapist, and homeopathic practitioner. Agraduate…
Morag Currin, founder and president of Oncology Training International (OTI), was the first to supply the aesthetics industry with oncology aesthetics training based on a need to dispel the myth that aestheticians cannot provide safe services for people living with cancer and other health challenges. This integrative approach to cancer care takes into consideration a patient’s identity and helps them regain a positive relationship with their body. Today, OTI is…
Jane Iredale, founder and president of her eponymous line, was the first to supply the aesthetics industry with a full line of skin care makeup based on quality minerals and healing botanical ingredients. With a background in film, theater, and television, Iredale witnessed the negative effects conventional makeup had on models and actresses. She introduced the first mineral foundation, Amazing Base, in 1994, forever changing the landscape of the makeup…
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 to reclaim ownership of their greatest commodity – time – and establish a connection through meaningful, daily beauty practices. Pink’s is sought after as a keynote speaker for her advice and insights. She has been featured as a green beauty…
Boldijarre Koronczay, recipient of the International Spa Association (ISPA) Visionary Award, is an icon of the spa industry. After surviving leukemia in his childhood, Koronczay moved from Budapest, Hungary to Vancouver, Canada to follow his dreams of bringing natural, organic, and Biodynamic® skin care to North America. Now, Eminence Organic Skin Care is an internationally-recognized brand. Koronczay has personally trained over a quarter million spa professionals and his talent and…
Josh McCarter has been leading Booker Software since 2010. McCarter has been in the technology industry since the early days of the internet and has been focused on the wellness industry since his initial involvement with SpaFinder in 2002. He is passionate about using technology to improve business and consumer experiences and most recently has been focusing on how changes in marketing automation and in payments can benefit small and…
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