Boldijarre Koronczay, recipient of the ISPA Visionary Award, is an icon of the spa industry. After surviving leukemia during his childhood in Hungary, Koronczay moved to Vancouver, Canada with his brother to follow their dreams. Today, Éminence Organic Skin Care is an internationally recognized brand. Koronczay has personally trained over a quarter of a million skin care professionals in the past two decades.
With a passion for excellence and the gift of inspiring others, Lina Kennedy has become a leader in the skin care industry. As a top 10 finalist for Professional Beauty Association’s national Beauty Pitch and a nominee for the 2015 Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Kennedy has been featured in numerous beauty, spa, and aesthetic magazines and is a sought-after guest speaker for beauty tradeshows across North America.
Elizabeth Cardarelli pioneered the field of medical aesthetics 25 years ago with the top plastic surgeons and dermatologists in Philadelphia, Penn. to educate, inspire, and serve as a trusted, personal navigator to patients in becoming the healthiest, best version of themselves. With integrity, intent, and a focus on the perfect combination of wellness, science, and nature, Cardarelli continues to lead the pack as a worthy trailblazer.
Maribeth Melton has been in the industry for 3.5 years. She is a licensed aesthetician and has an Associate's Degree in Aesthetics. She is also a sugar practitioner, certified eyelash extensionist, and an American Volume extensionist. She is incredibly honored to be the winner of the 2016 Novalash Lashoff Melton tries to expose herself to all aspects of the aesthetics industry by attending tradeshows, reading industry publications, and interacting with…
Jean-Marc Sirop has been in the aesthetics industry for over 15 years. He originally started with L’Oréal’s Mass Market Division and then moved into the professional beauty sector with the Thalgo Group, a prominent, professional, product-manufacturing company in France. Although he initially began his career as a marketer, he eventually took the position of development manager with the Thalgo Group. He also defends the industry through various boards by representing…
Howard Kaminsky, president of B. Kamins, with the scientific expertise of his father, Ben Kaminsky, a world-renown pharmaceutical chemist and director of Odan Laboratories in Montreal, and his savvy business acumencreated B. Kamins.
In August 1979, after more than three years of rapidly declining health, Linda Nelson was left nearly disabled by pain, fatigue, and depression.
Johnnette du Rand, a Greet The Day co-founder, a program offered for people nearing completion of cancer treatment, is an oncology therapist and educator in hospital, hospice, and spa settings. She is a board member for the International Society of Oncology Estheticians and a charter member for the Society of Oncology Massage.
Bioline Jato’s founder and owner, Clara Corradini, got her start in skin care at the only professional beauty school in Bolzano. Shortly after, she received a two-year specialization master’s degree at the school’s headquarter in Bologna and then moved on to manage one of the school’s local branches in Trento. Corradini successfully bought that branch and started her own school and beauty center next door. Years later, she was presented…
Barbara Panagos has been in the cosmetics industry since 1975, starting as a buyer and top salesperson for a retail operation involving three stores. When the opportunity arose, she started Brush Up with Barbara, a cosmetic and aesthetic brush company, followed by Mineral Mine Inc., a line of high quality, United States-made mineral makeup with added vitamins and lavender aromas. She has since added the branded lines as Barbara Panagos…
Vivant Skin Care's president and co-founder Sara Fulton has dedicated over 40 years to producing ground-breaking skin care. She started her career in research while obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree at Drexel University inPhiladelphia, Penn. She was one of the first women to own and operate an FDA-approved manufacturing facility.In addition, she managed 20 dermatology clinics throughout the United States and abroad. She continues to be a pioneer in…
Guy Ehring and Mariet van der Starre are CEO and national training director, respectively, of Thalgo America. Ehring, whose background includes manufacturing, distribution, and consumer services, decided to join the high-end skin care industry and purchased majority ownership. Starre, from the hospitality industry, joined him a few years later. Both have been working together managing the business ever since.
Kris Campbell, L.E., C.O.E., is brand manager and national educator of Tecniche® LLC, a skin care line dedicated to those with very sensitive skin caused by persistent health issues like cancer and diabetes or periodic issues like cosmetic irritation. Campbell trains on awareness and ingredients, writes for trade publications, and speaks at trade events about the many conditions that arise with the aesthetic management of health – challenged skin, including…
April Zangl has been HydroPeptide’s CEO and co-formulator since 2004 and works closely with HydroPeptide's Scientific Advisory Board in researching new peptides and their benefits.
Margarita Saian is a state-certified educator, ambassador of the Aesthetic International Association, and founder and president of SAIAN LLC Natural Clinical Skincare. She has been in the skin care industry for over 20 years and has studied aesthetics and mesotherapy in the United States and France. In addition to being a licensed aesthetician, she is a certified medical assistant (CMA)/cardiac technician, national certified phlebotomy technician, certified electrocardiogram (ECG), and certified…
Michael Q. Pugliese is the owner of Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, Inc., a leader in professional skin care products and education. His lectures blend scientific principles, new research into aging mechanisms, and advanced product knowledge. Founded by his grandfather, Peter T. Pugliese, M.D., Circadia is dedicated to enhancing the competence of skin care professionals worldwide. Pugliese publishes frequently on the use of performance raw materials and shares innovations in new…
Andrea Oismueller is the CEO of Spiller U.S., the exclusive United States distributor of Dr. Spiller Pure Skin Care Solutions. Oismueller was born in Atlanta, Ga., but lived in Austria for 34 years before returning to the United States to found her company in 1996. She has served in the spa industry for over 25 years as a spa director, aesthetician, international instructor, distributor, and manufacturer.
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