“With a passion for esthetics and a desire for making others feel their best, this industry will forever have my heart. Being a laser technician for 10 years and an esthetician for 9, I’ve started a new journey with permanent makeup. What an immediate satisfaction it provides! Like my success with esthetics, I have a subtle and conservative approach with permanent makeup- we can always add more. I’m extremely greatful for education & being well rounded in this industry!
Michelle De Leon
Training @ Your Practice - Nationally Available Device Advice 17 Years practical
experience Injection Trainer Consumer ReAlignment
Business Coaching Membership Injection Training Plasma Pen- Demo Avail Laser Training 360 Power House Device Advice with 17 years of practical direct hands on experience
Med Spa Business Success Coach ReAlign Consumer Trainer- get clients spending again
ROI producers reinvent perspectives with positive growth solutions that reinvigorate passion and drive sales.
A true creator Michelle R. De Leon developed MD Skin Lab to bridge the gap between laser world and PMU.
Our universes are crossing paths with devices in the aesthetic market. We must understand the practical
and medical differences and likeness.
MD Skin Lab provides membership services to assist with consistent need for mentorship & education
throughout the duration of your career. MD Skin Lab assists the aesthetic market with communication
for consumers and providers alike.
The communication to clients assists with a client making an informed decision, based on what your
office CAN help them with a treatment plan, the power and knowledge to know when and how to refer to
and where. The key is to know how to work within your "zip code" to achieve retention with clients.
Whistle Blower~ I get "hidden" information to those not only receiving treatments assisting the consumer
on device and product knowledge, also, that same information especially to those that did not get
the MDSkinLab aesthetics business course. Testing equipment, products, protocols, aftercare, PIH is my speciality.
Before you purchase anything isn't it worth getting the advice from someone who has the experience?
A respected professional in the industry of aesthetics, sought after & flown out nationwide to help
train top companies' staff to propel to the next level, my enthusiasm and passion in this industry is infectious.
Extensive knowledge about the beauty industry, devices, injection training & safe work practices
increase your bottom line growing and building your own business.
Mr. Lee serves as a Director of International Development at Dermaesthetics Beverly Hills, Inc. He began his career as a financial manager in 2001 leading him to Asia where he worked internationally as a Director of Operations negotiating contracts and directing marketing in the major markets of China, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan. Prior to joining Dermaesthetics, Lincoln has worked for various legal and financial institutions in the private equity and investment banking industry, Ministry of Legislation Republic of Korea, CGV Entertainment, and is currently the director of the Beauty MBA Program and Pacific States University, Los Angeles.
Mr. Lee also works with MUD, Cinema Make Up School and various Esthetic and Advanced Esthetic institutions across the world engaging in skin care topics and legal compliances. He is further experienced with the laws and statutory requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act and has been directly involved in implementations of SOX regulations. As a hobby, he enjoys researching new ingredients and extracting various nutrients from plants to infuse and combine with his love for cooking and food.
Owner of The Zen Lounge & Institute for Higher Learning, Massage Therapist, Master Esthetician, Oncology Esthetician, Respiratory Therapist, Group Fitness Instructor and Continuing Education Provider.
*Zen Butter is a proprietary custom blended formulation developed and trademarked by Cheryl Miller.
I own and operate Simply Skin with Tammy in Jacksonville, FL.
I have over 30 years experience as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).
I began my medical career in pulmonary as a Clinical Research Assistant and CMA for 10 years. I then moved into emergency medicine and OBGYN. After relocating from Spokane, WA to Kansas City, MO, I started working in Dermatology. I worked for Lee’s Summit Dermatology for 10 years. During this time, I went back to school while working to earn 1250 hours as an esthetician. After passing state boards I was promoted to MedSpa manager. My dream and passion was to open my own solo spa which opened in 2017. My Business was very successful for 3 years until I sold my business to relocate to Florida.
My business just opened and I am excited to develop a new customer base and make new friends. I love the beach, hiking and have a two beautiful grand daughters and a grandson on the way.
Darcy Debernarde, voted ‘Favorite Licensed Aesthetician’ by Dermascope Magazine in 2019, is an advanced skin needling educator, esthetics consultant, high performance esthetics business coach, a regular contributor to industry magazines and blogs, paramedical skin therapist and owner of Skin by D in Park City/ Newport Beach.
Stephanie Calhoun, owner of Stelo Boutique Spa and Education, is an industry veteran who holds multiple licenses and advanced certificates, including being a licensed esthetician, a licensed esthetician instructor, and licensed massage therapist.
Stephanie began her career in 1998 after graduating from the Esthetics Program at Citrus College in Glendora, California. Her commitment to advancing the field of esthetics led her to continue her training and perfect her technique by working with top dermatologists in the medical spa industry.
In 2002 Stephanie co-founded the Society of Dermatology Skincare Specialists, a professional skincare society dedicated to raising the bar in dermatological skincare nationwide. In 2005, she proudly opened her first spa in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Now a happy resident of Phoenix, Arizona, Stephanie expanded her treatment room into Stelo Boutique Spa and Education in 2016, a full-service skin, body and wellness spa that also teaches advanced esthetic education courses in-house and off-site at national and international schools and trade shows.
In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys gardening, traveling and expanding her knowledge of conventional and homeopathic skincare solutions.
🧚🏻♀️Owner Luminosity Skin Boutique
🏆Award Winning Esthetician
🦋 Multi Faceted Skin Care
Melissa's career extended from cosmetics to day spas, medical spas, account coordinator positions in cosmetic sales to skincare and spa equipment educator and sales representatives for Alabama and the southeast. Melissa had such a passion for the industry and her goal and desire was to help others make a career change to the esthetic industry. She went back to college and received her instructors license to fulfill her dream and goal of opening Birmingham, Alabama's first Esthetician School in 2002. Skinactics School of Aesthetics; inc. Alabama's only state in the nation with a 1500 hour Esthetician Program. The school was such a huge success she opened Daphne, Alabama's and South Alabama's First Esthetician School in 2006. Melissa led the state with the most knowledgeable estheticians in the nation and a 100% pass rate for state board testing with scores in the high 90's. Melissa later opened a skincare center and advanced makeup school during this time. The state of Alabama lowered esthetic hours to 1000 hours and Melissa introduced Skintrenzixs in 2012 which started off as a spa then later a SkinSchool. Her lifelong goal was to move to the beach and finally made it happen in 2016 when Melissa and Greg relocated Skintrenzixs to Fort Walton Beach, Florida as a skincare center for clients to come and relax by appointment only. In 2016 Skintrenzixs Skincare Products were introduced and a huge success. In 2018 Melissa won Destin's Best Aesthetician. In 2019 Skintrenzixs Cosmetics were introduced and the new Cosmetic Studio. Melissa has been selected to be on the judges panel for 2020 The Skin Games Competition which is an international competition of the best esthetician, makeup artist, waxer and lash artist in the world. This has been such a huge honor for her to be a judge for The Skin Games. Melissa thoroughly enjoys and has such a huge passion for the esthetic industry and helping others achieve beautiful skin results.
Jo Ann Fenstermacher
Julie Resce is a licensed esthetician, educator, product formulator and market influencer who's breakthrough online educational content has captured the imaginations of skin care professionals around the world.
Founder and CEO of skincoachjulie.com and The Six-Figure Esthetician Virtual Courses, Julie leverages her lifetime of experience including both her impressive esthetics knowledge and her years serving as HR Director for a Fortune 500 company to help her students cut through the noise and achieve successful careers full of purpose, viability and confidence.
Inside her courses and super popular social media channels, Julie partners with top skin care companies and industry leaders to create communities built on common goals and genuine support. Her free and paid training has positively impacted 20,000 professionals already.
Julie is also the Formulater and CEO of Envy Oil, a proprietary skincare line which she wholesales to professionals and retails to consumers across the globe.
Having owned and operated a popular Chicago day spa, Julie understands the business side of the industry as well as she understands the science. Julie is a graduate of DePaul University, The Dermal Institute and USTA and holds 27 unique esthetics certifications with a heavy emphasis in the medical side of the industry.
emphasis in the medical side of the industry.
Aesthetician, Educator, Speaker, Biofeedback Therapist-Health Coach
Lillian Denmead-Miller is a clinically trained aesthetician with over 20 years experience in the advanced skincare industry. She has earned physician continuing education credits from industry leaders such as Nicholas Perricone and instructor training with NCEA and Miladys Masters of Education. She is a certified medical assistant CMA, and certified Biofeedback Energy Medicine Therapist-Health Wellness Coach. She has also continually practiced skin care, servicing a client base of high-profile men and women in the entertainment sports media and private sector.
Terri A. Wiojak
Terri Wojak is a highly sought-after professional with over 25 years of experience in the aesthetic industry. Terri runs her own education company, Aesthetics Exposed Education and is a master educator for DermaConcepts. She is a respected authority on skin care in a medical setting, education, and business development on multiple levels. Wojak has built over 50 individual courses based on skin care. More than 100 articles by Wojak have appeared in a multitude of industry magazines and she has published two books, “Aesthetics Exposed: Mastering Skin Care in a Medical Setting & Beyond” in May 2014 and “Mastering Medical Esthetics” debuted in 2009. Terri has trained thousands of estheticians and medical professionals on the importance of incorporating skin care into cosmetic medicine, ultimately helping providers and clients alike.
Lia Leigh is a Licensed Esthetician, Business Owner & Influencer. In her treatment room she specializes in color correction and acne prone skin. Her love for skincare started through her love for creating & filming content on YouTube. Lia creates a variety of content but skincare, body care, & everything beauty & health is where her core audience lies. Having been licensed for almost 2 years in October, Lia has worked stead fast. Fortunate enough to open her own studio spa located in Pompano Beach, Florida. Glam By Lia Leigh is where all the magic happens. She continues to create content on YouTube, and Instagram. Lia created an esthetician mentorship group called “Thrive Esthetician” where she has mentored over 70 esthetician world wide.
Jennifer Shires, LMT, LE began her journey as a Massage Therapist and Esthetician over 25 years ago. A few years into her career as a Massage Therapist, Jenni and her new husband moved from Seattle to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, where they lived for 3 amazing years. Jenni managed world class spas on the islands of Tortola, Necker Island, and Virgin Gorda where she turned her skill into a craft and a life-long dedication.
Upon returning home to Seattle, her passion to create, educate and connect led her to open the award winning Solei + Co., a full-service day spa, which has been operating successfully for 10 years. Jenni also serves on the advisory board for Washington Massage/Esthetic schools, helping to ensure that the school’s training and equipment is current and relevant to occupational requirements, and that students are taught the skills required by employers. She is incredibly passionate about sharing her knowledge on the Massage and Skin Care industry and is excited to mentor, coach and learn from other therapists, whether in her own company or out in the field.
Candace Holyfield is a certified Medical assistant, holistic practitioner, retired massage therapist, CEO of her personal spa boss tribe, author of the first Black Spa magazine, creator of the first Black Spa Expo Awards, and motivational speaker. Candace strives to exemplify excellence while educating, empowering, and uplifting spa professionals across the globe.
Candace holds the title of award-winning spa owner of, “I love Candy Spa Parties”. As a prized spa owner, Candace has secured a clientele base of over 15, 000 since she began in 2011. Spa services offered by Candace include: massages, facials, lash extensions, body waxing, teeth whitening and v-steams. The services of “I love Candy Spa” have been featured within celebrity lounges held at the highly anticipated annual Essence festival and have been deemed as “The Best Spa Services” for two consecutive years.
Furthermore, Candace is an author of over 30 eBooks written specifically for spa professionals in order to upsurge their entrepreneurship knowledge and revenues. Candace has devoted her time to helping over 500 spa professionals build, grow and launch their own successful businesses. Her continuous efforts and international involvement have been spotted in the American Spa Magazine two years in a row, Fox 13 News and Fox 54.
Joanne Berry brings over 25 years of professional international experience to the luxury and medical spa industry.
Joanne’s positions have focused on business management and education in many different segments of the spa industry including, cruise ships, multiple day spas, resort/destination spas and medical spas.
Joanne has conducted extensive training and product seminars, including training over 400 staff in all aspects of spa treatments and customer service while serving as the Education Manager with Steiner in San Diego. She also gained broad operations management experience overseeing spa services on 125 cruise ships. In addition, she also has a successful sales background with a history of consistently increasing sales and revenues.
Joanne substantially increased revenues as the Spa Director of La Jolla Spa MD. La Jolla Spa MD was awarded Medical Spa of the Year by American Spa Magazine under her leadership as Director of Spa Operations.
\In 2006, Joanne launched Spa Remedies, sharing her years of industry experience with others. Since launching Spa Remedies, she has travelled extensively and is highly regarded in the area of spa education, spa operations, and spa management. She is also an experienced presenter and public speaker with noted conference speaking engagements at the Aesthetic Medical Conference, Santi Spa Conference, and the Professional Beauty conference in the UK.
Joanne’s technique concentrates on gaining a full understanding of the day to day operations of the spas she has the opportunity to assist. She ensures that every client has the best experience possible. Focusing on client care, retail, spa operations, training of staff and customer service, Joanne brings to her clients a wealth of customized knowledge to implement into their own spa ensuring client success and customer satisfaction.
Pat Lam is a board-certified, anti-aging health practitioner, CIDESCO International Examiner, CIDESCO Gold Medal winner and diplomat, and co-founder and past president of CIDESCO Canada. She is also the co-founder and CEO of Lamskin™, a dedicated educator, an international speaker, and a prolific author of numerous industry articles, educational textbooks, and instructional videos. Lamskin, the company that Pat Lam co-founded with her late visionary husband, Hubert Lam, is a respected, pioneering, industry leader serving the aesthetics industry for over 40 years. Today, Lamskin is known for its highly advanced skin care technologies for the rapid and effective recognition and treatment of minor skin irregularities supported by specialized training and support.
Jo Ann Fenstermacher
my goal is to provide a safe place for all, without judgment. I do not view spa therapy as a luxury. You will never hear me refer to any of my services as "pampering" or "relaxing." My services are all therapeutic for the body and the mind. My approach is interactive. Every treatment will be created with you in mind. Open dialogue is essential so, together, we can construct the perfect treatment plan for your skin and body.
Debbi Fink is a licensed Esthetician, Licensed Manicurist, Certified Massage Practitioner, Esthetician Instructor and the Northern California Regional Trainer for Oncology Spa Solutions. Debbi also owns her own business, My Garden Salon & Day Spa in Concord, CA. Her business is located inside a senior living community and while most of her personal customers are outside clientele, the focus of the salon is on serving the residents within the community.
Debbi has been a licensed Esthetician for 16 years and has continued to seek out educational opportunities allowing her to grow her business by offering new and varied services. Having trained in so many modalities allows her to offer full body services from massage to wraps to body treatments.
Debbi has worked with several charities and organized several charitable events including raising money for uniforms for a Lacrosse Team, a silent auction and luncheon for a coworker who faced a life threatening illness, a fundraiser to provide a Christmas Party and Christmas gifts for a group of Veterans in an inpatient treatment program for PTSD in Menlo Park. She also organized the donation of four computers and printers for the Veterans, who previously had to share one computer for fifty Veterans.
Debbi is currently working on creating a Non Profit Organization that will provide skin care services, massage, reconstructive tattooing and makeup for people suffering from skin issues brought on by Cancer and other health related issues that affect the skin as well as providing care for Veterans or others who suffer from PTSD.
Tracy A. Lacina – Licensed Esthetician since 2009 and Oncology Trained since 2010. I own and operate Skin Deep Salon & Spa in Coralville, IA. We are a full-service day spa with a special interest in caring for those whose lives have been affected by cancer. We have a private wig room and a post mastectomy boutique.
In 2016 I became the Midwest Regional Trainer for Oncology Spa Solutions and since then have taught over 100 estheticians how to safely care for those living with a cancer diagnosis. I spent part of my week providing specialized skincare to the residence at our local hospice home, (The Bird House – Hospice Home of Johnson County). I also work at the Helen G Nassif Community Cancer Center where I provide skincare services and hold monthly classes to help educate newly diagnosed patients with skin regiments to ease the side effects of cancer therapies.
In 2019 I attended my first Skin Games as a player in the Compassionate Category and am so pleased to announce that I did win first place and the $20,000 was donated to The Bird House where the funds were used to help pay for our patients care.
I am honored to return to The Skin Games as a judge this year.
Holistic approach to skincare and lifestyle.
Celebrate harmony in your life.
I was fortunate to be my grandmother‘s little helper in Germany. Her garden filled with herbs and healing plants was my sandbox. After years in the business world I found my way back to the world of healing through nature and touch. It is in giving that we shall receive.
Alma started her business15 years ago working along side national make up artists and International Makeup Teams like Darius of Lancôme. She became fascinated with skincare and began working with luxury product lines like Tata Harper, La Prairie, Darphin, and Omorovicza. Soon after all those years in the beauty industry she expanding into lash extensions. Absorbing all that she could about eyelash extension under the guidance of volume lashes pioneer to the US, Irina Levchuk, and “Lash Coach” Loreta Jasilionyte.
Alma is part of the National Association of Lash Artists, She continues to grow by attending the Global Lash Summits and is now a leader and innovator of Volume Lash Training and Technique. She has Judge at the Hawaiian Lash Conference 2018, been part of putting together lash category for TSG 2019.
Michael Moore has worked in the cosmetics industry since 1988 with brand leaders such as Bobbi Brown Essentials, Chanel, and Estée Lauder. In New York City, he was often seen backstage during fashion week, supporting major designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Bob Mackie, and Vera Wang. Michael's client list included Oscar winners, First Ladies of the United States, and royalty.
Eventually, the quality of the Colorado lifestyle—the healthy, natural atmosphere that inspires his technique—drew him out west, where he opened Moore For Life in Denver’s own center of chic, Cherry Creek North.
Today, Michael works regularly with print and television media for photo shoots, fashion content, and special events. His makeup artistry has graced numerous publications such as INStyle and The New York Times, and television shows Oprah and The Today Show.
Amber Talarico is a hair and makeup artist for film and tv. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Her expertise lies in natural beauty and men’s grooming. Aside from her freelance career, Amber is the creator of the film “What It Takes” which has turned into a full time online business. She now educates and inspires makeup artists to pursue their wildest dreams by utilizing business tools and mindset techniques.
While she has worked with many celebrities (Josh Dumahel, Dylan Minette, Cary Elwes, Karen Gillian, French Montana, Lisa Loeb) and on major ad campaigns (Converse, Lululemon, Disney, Sony, Burts Bees, Pen 15, Baskets season 3) her passion lies in creating online education and live events for hair and makeup artists around the world to bring their careers to the next level.
Rene De La Garza
Levi Shephard has dedicated her entire career to supporting lash artists and educators around the world. Levi is a key contributor to the advancement of the lash trade and will continue to hold a strong presence in the industry for decades to come.
“I love the lash industry and feel truly blessed to be a part of it. I look forward to what the future has to hold for us, and I am honoured to play a role in the growth and evolution of the professional lash trade.”
Over the years Levi has gained experience in many aspects of business; successful lash artist, lash extensions educator, lash and brow studio owner, professional product developer, magazine columnist, founder of an accredited training academy, international stage presenter, author of business-building ebooks, creator of an international industry awards program, and founder of an international association. Her focus on industry standards, business integrity and global consistency inspired the launch of NALA in 2016.
Levi encourages all lash artists to maintain strict standards for themselves and their services. “Never leave any room for doubt. Consistency, integrity, and safe practice - every single day - no exceptions.”