“Le français” is globally renowned for their “je ne sais quoi,” effortless beauty, and sophisticated glamour. French icons like Bridgette Bardot, Coco Chanel, and Catherine Deneuve have influenced the French skin care industry. The French like to be known for their style, embracing a laid-back imperfect impression while accentuating their natural beauty. French skin culture differs from the United States in many ways. Even though the lines are becoming blurred through globalization, the French have several characteristics that are the basis for their philosophy.
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Kirsten Sheridan has a higher national diploma in beauty therapy from the United Kingdom and is a licensed aesthetician. She has 20 years of experience as an aesthetician and educator, holds a teaching qualification through City and Guilds London, and is a CIDESCO diplomat. Sheridan’s other qualifications include massage therapy, aromatherapy, reflexology, and electrology. She has a personal training qualification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, although not in active practice. In addition, she is the owner and founder of knowskin.com, an online learning hub for aestheticians. Sheridan taught for Dermalogica, International Dermal Institute, San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, San Jose City College, and The Dermal Sciences Institute.