Trends + Topics Advisory Committee
Statement of Purpose + Mission
Lipgloss + Aftershave History
Lipgloss + Aftershave was founded by Barry Eichner + Jenni Nagle to be a destination for beauty industry professionals. Our goal was to create a platform that would provide high quality content for the beauty pro who was looking to grow personally and professionally.
Our Core Beliefs Formed Our Vision + Voice
Initially, our own inner voice and values of: love, hard work, equality, kindness, integrity, inclusiveness and a little sass instinctively guided us to select the trends and topics that we would focus on for Lipgloss + Aftershave’s overall brand presence.
The same values opened us up to some of the most incredible people as we traveled the country meeting, literally thousands of beauty professionals from all walks of life, sexual orientations / identities, backgrounds, races and faiths.
We’ve always had our ear to ground. We’ve listened to find out what was trending. We’ve been open to, and accepted feedback and constructive criticism. We’ve accepted input on editorial features. We’ve taken suggestions on how to improve and grow. We’ve welcomed input on what we talked about.
What We Heard
There was a richness in the collective voice of the many people we saw on the beauty industry’s landscape. We wanted our voice to be a vibrant representation of the voices that we’d been listening to as we went about our business. As Lipgloss + Aftershave began to grow and take shape, we began selecting professionals to work with at events, on projects and as freelance writers. We made a concerted effort to ensure our voice was inclusive of a vibrant representation of the voices we had been listening to since the beginning.
Why A Trends + Topics Advisory Committee?
We are forming the Trends + Topics Advisory Committee as a way to formalize our commitment to listening to the voices of beauty professionals so that we can continue to provide rich, dynamic, engaging, relevant, informative content that everyone will love. We will remain committed to giving everyone a voice by providing a place at our table for all beauty professionals from all walks of life, sexual orientation / identity, background, races and faiths.
What Will The Trends + Topics Advisory Committee Do?
This committee will provide input on a quarterly basis and have the opportunity to complete a Quarterly Trends + Topics Questionnaire. This will be their opportunity to ensure that they can contribute to the voice of Lipgloss + Aftershave, by offering their input to the beauty industry from their perspective.
We will also call on the members of the Trends + Topics Advisory Committee on an as needed basis to hear their perspectives on projects on which we are working. We also ask that the members of the Trends + Topics Advisory Committee bring to us any questions, comments, concerns and feedback about our content so that we can take a closer look from a more universal perspective.
Trends + Topics Advisory Committee Members
Drew Coleman, VP of Education & Sales for DMK International.
His professional passion is to help business owners maximize their potential through education and growth. He started with DMK 19 years ago in the warehouse sweeping floors, packing boxes & testing product efficacy. He earned his B.S. in International Business from Azusa Pacific University and M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. His unique background in commercial banking, philanthropy & professional esthetics makes him an internationally sought-after speaker, writer & host. His career has been dedicated to helping people & companies grow and loves the esthetics industry because of the passionate business owners he works with every day.
GeGe Greene, Medical Esthetician + Dermaplane Educator
GeGe is a licensed Esthetician with over 20 years of experience and a life-long passion for beauty and wellness. She began her esthetics career in 2002 when she founded Soothing Beauty. After years of education and training with advanced and clinical skincare treatments, Gege relocated and opened, Soothing Beauty Advanced Skin Care in Oakbrook, Illinois in 2015.
GeGe also works at the IECSC Trade Shows with one of the leading LED Light Therapy companies, LightStim. And in recent endeavors, is a on air correspondent for the renowned Beauty Bloggers – Lipgloss + Aftershave – Barry Eichner & Jenni Nagle.
Prior to launching Soothing Beauty, GeGe worked in the Financial Industry- Futures & Commodities for Brokerage Firms in Operations and Accounting, 20 years.
During GeGe’s career as an seasoned Esthetician, GeGe has worked in the offices of prominent Cosmetic Surgeons in the Chicago area. GeGe is a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), the nation’s largest professional association for skin care professionals. GeGe’s extensive knowledge, pleasing personality and ability to deliver results have earned her praise and numerous repeat clients throughout her career. Soothing Beauty continues in this tradition of results-driven skin care.
Tazeem Jamal, Founder of Your Retail Sales Catalyst + Owner of Skindulgence Spa
With a career spanning 3 decades, Tazeem Jamal PMDT, LE is a highly respected, Industry Coach & an award winning Master Esthetician.She now shares her business experience & inSPAires Estheticians to get out of their comfort zones & build their business with solid proven strategies.
Tazeem is a social media mentor, mindset maven & a marketing whiz; she can help you pivot your business with passion & profit, to six figures & beyond!
She is an Amazon Best Selling Co-Author has been featured on National TV, has worked as an Ambassador with TEDx & is an international speaker & a featured educator at Face & Body Conferences
Her articles are often featured in industry publications, including Skin Inc, Dermascope & Lipgloss & Aftershave.
Esthies can work with her either as a 1; 1 VIP client or as part of her group, InSPAration Mastermind, for more details, you can check out www.tazeemjamal.com
In the spirit of being in service to the spa industry, she offers free monthly coaching sessions & runs a free FB Group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/Spamarketingforum/ where she offers weekly biz tips.
You can find her at
Amazon Best-selling co author!
Dr Mark Lees
Dr. Mark Lees, Founder Mark Lees Skincare
One of the country’s most noted skin care specialists, an award-winning speaker and product developer, and has been actively practicing clinical skin care for over 20 years at his multi-award winning CIDESCO accredited Florida salon, which has won multiple newspaper reader-voter awards for “Best Day Spa on the Coast”, “Best Skin Care Center on the Coast”, “Best Facial”, and “Best Pampering Place”.
His professional awards are numerous and include American Salon Magazine Esthetician of the Year, Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Magazine’s Crystal Award, and Dermascope Magazine’s Legends Award. Dr. Lees has been inducted into the National Cosmetology Association’s Hall of Renown, and Dermascope Magazine’s Academy of Legends.
Dr. Lees has been interviewed and quoted by NBC News, The Associated Press, The Discovery Channel, Glamour, Self, Teen, Shape Magazine, and many other publications.
Dr. Lees is former Chairman of the Board of the Esthetics Manufacturers and Distributors Alliance, and is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, has served on the Board of Directors of the National Cosmetology Association, and is author of the popular book, Skin Care: Beyond the Basics, and contributing science author of Milady’ Comprehensive Training for Estheticians.
Dr. Lees holds a Ph.D. in Health Sciences, a Master of Science in Health, and a CIDESCO International Diploma. He is licensed to practice in both Florida and Washington State. His line of products for problem, sensitive, and sun-damaged skin is available at finer salons and clinics throughout the United States.
Aliesh Pierce, founder of AskAliesh
Aliesh Pierce is the author of Treating Diverse Pigmentation, Milady’s first foray into the world of multi-ethnic education. She began her career in the beauty industry as a celebrity makeup artist to notable figures like India.Arie, Ming Na Wen, and the Obama family. However, when she wanted to get to the core of her client’s concerns, she turned to skin care and has been a licensed esthetician for 16 years.
Her aesthetics career includes holding positions as the Director of Education for DMK, the Marketing Manager for R&E Labs, and the Product Training Specialist for Vitality Institute. She is currently an independent consultant for brands interested in reaching a multi-ethnic demographic.
This year, Aliesh launched an e-learning platform where she shares her knowledge through master esthetics courses and mastermind webinars. She also offers customized coaching programs where she guides her students through case studies to go deeper than mere theory or product knowledge.
Nicole Roby, R.N., L.E, Manager at Life Spa + Esthetics Trainer + L+A Trade Show Rock Star
You may recognize Nicole from one of our IESCS trade show booths; she was a rockstar support for us!
Nicole is Registered Nurse, Licensed Esthetician and the spa manager at LifeSpa a brand ambassador for Circadia and an esthetic educator.
Her IG account will inspire you, motivate you and simply make you smile every morning with her motivational posts. We love you Spa Girl Nicole! @spagirlnicole
Shiri Sarfati, Co-President of Repêchage
Shiri Sarfati is a beauty and wellness expert as well as licensed esthetician. She is a partner and co-president at her family-owned professional skincare company, Repêchage.
She has been quoted and featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Beauty Independent and on CNN, CBS and FOX and is a writer for Observer.com and ThriveGlobal.com.
She is a passionate and knowledgeable presenter and has been an invited speaker at esthetics conferences around the world.
Shiri earned a Master degree in Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing and Management from The Fashion Institute of Technology. A native New Yorker, she now lives in Miami with her husband and two children. Follow her on Instagram @ShiriSarfati
Allan Share, Founder of Spa Industry Association
Allan Share, a 30-year veteran of the Wellness industry, took over as President of the Spa Industry Association in 2010 after selling his previous businesses to a Private Equity firm. Share adds, “I love this industry, it is my life and I will continue to support it through the SIA.” The SIA has over 46,000 members across the globe in resort, destination, medical spa, salon and more! You can find Allan at 20 or more events a year speaking on a variety of topics.
Darnell Wise, Director Of Aesthetics for Universal Companies
Darnell is currently the Director Of Aesthetics at Universal Companies. His previous positions in the beauty industry have been the Vice President of Sales for Dermamed Solutions, Vice President of Sales Medical / Spa Division for Domina Skin Care.