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Industry professionals weigh in on beauty trends 


Amy Wall is an award winning esthetician, inner beauty expert, and brand consultant. Her signature line of skin care products are formulated with clean, natural bases and concentrated, performance ingredients for skin that radiates and glows.

Her mission of self love and self care through skincare, originates within the person and puts the power of transformation back in their hands for the ultimate in sustainable beauty.


Clinton Brock is an educator who specializes in embracing natural beauty. A musician turned make-up artist, he is best known for his charismatic teaching style. His work has been featured on numerous beauty campaigns, as well as newspapers, store openings, and television broadcasts including CNN, FOX, Good Morning America and the Stellar Awards. Brock was a speaker at the IMATS NYC, IBS NYC, Bronner Bros, Philly Beauty Expo, and Howard University.

Clint has worked for Multi-Million Dollar Companies creating and assisting in development of new and innovative Products that are sold internationally. Clint also created curriculum and training materials for brands that he has worked with and has a hand in creating new brands. He hopes to create and inspire new artistry with every class he teaches.

Danielle Wachowski

Danielle Wachowski is a licensed esthetic expert with proven success in both consumer skincare sales and the professional esthetic industry. After becoming a licensed esthetician, Danielle’s clinical achievements were recognized by Sephora; who recruited her to lead their quality and beauty division. In addition to receiving top sales awards from leading professional brands, Danielle founded an education and equipment company and continues to write and lecture.

Having a passion for mentoring and inspiring Estheticians, Danielle has pioneered protocols for blending modalities safely and how to profit from them. Danielle welcomes the opportunity to connect with fellow Aestheticians and business owners on the art of the Aesthetics business and how to drive consumers to the professional.


Darcy began her career in product sales in 2005 where she discovered her passion for skincare and decided to become a licensed esthetician. She quickly discovered she had a desire to help those with problematic skin conditions.  Her focus became individuals with scarring, rosacea, acne, psoriasis, pigmentation and other difficult to treat skin conditions.

After losing her father and best friend to cancer, she started a non-profit providing facials and skincare to those undergoing cancer therapies on a donation basis only. She has been a sought after trainer for both equipment and product companies over the past 10 years. Currently, Darcy provides business coaching to estheticians, sits on the Advisory Board of Paul Mitchell Schools Costa Mesa, and  resides in Orange County, CA, where she operates her own skin revision clinic.


Ella grew up in the harsh, dry, cold climate of rural Southern Colorado. After receiving a BS in Business Management from Metro State University and working in industrial construction, Ella pursed a new career in esthetics. In 2009 she became an educator and product representative and enjoyed empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint, rather than a product specific view. From there, she became a Certified Organic Formulator in 2016 and received her Organic Formulator Diploma in 2018.

Cannabidiol (CBD) was presented to her as an ingredient in 2015. She has spent hours and hours researching and understanding  CBD, along with all cannabinoids and how they are relevant, essential and complimentary in skin care. In that, she has received certifications in Understanding the Endocannabiniod System, Cannabinoids for the Professional and Cannabis for the Consumer and, as well, holds a Key Employee Badge from the MED of the State of Colorado. Though cannabinoids are her current focus, she maintains a thriving skin care practice in Wheat Ridge, Colorado while continuing to educate professionals on many aspects of the industry. “Skin Care is not just my passion, but my life.”


Dr. Madigan-Fleck brings over 30 years of experience to the aesthetic and natural health industry – she is a licensed esthetician / master cosmetologist, licensed esthetic instructor, and a certified dermatology technician. Dr. Madigan-Fleck has studied esthetics in France and Belgium and was the lead aesthetician for the Center for Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA providing pre & post op care, esthetic care for oncology patients, and rehabilitative camouflage makeup for plastic surgery and burn patients. Her work in this area continues as a distinguished member of the British Association of Skin Camouflage in the UK.

She received her Naturopathic Medical Doctoral Degree (NMD) from the University of Science, Arts & Technology College of Medicine. In 2015 she was nominated for the Hippocrates Award from USAT for her work involving the educational outreach of natural medicine and sharing knowledge to advance the practice of holistic medicine.  Dr. Madigan –Fleck served her clinical naturopathic residency at Progressive Medical Centers of America in Atlanta, GA. She is an advisory board member at Skin Inc. Magazine, a member of Society of Dermatology Skin Care Specialists, NCEA certified, and the Southeast Director of the Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners. Dr. Madigan-Fleck is the CEO & lead educator of DermaEducationTV Postgraduate Esthetic Training. She holds a private practice in Atlanta, GA, Naturophoria.


JoElle Lee is a licensed celebrity esthetician, skincare specialist, speaker, author, educator, and mentor with over 20 years of experience in the skincare industry. She specializes in “No Downtime” Chemical Peel Treatments, Laser Treatments, HydraFacial Treatments, and Customized Corrective Facial Treatments. JoElle takes a natural, “inside out” integrative approach by combining non-invasive treatments and products without harmful chemicals to achieve healthy, beautiful skin. JoElle specializes in treating multicultural skin for the treatment of acne, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation (dark marks) and all signs of aging. She improves the physical and emotional well-being of her clients by achieving rapid and optimal results with her wholistic approach to skincare. JoElle’s motto is “Beautiful skin begins within.”

As a highly regarded expert in the field, JoElle has been a keynote speaker at beauty industry conferences, featured in national beauty and fashion magazines, and has been a featured guest on radio shows. She is most noted for being the Personal Esthetician to former First Lady Michelle Obama, and author of the best selling book, Multicultural Skin Treatments: Learn How to Effectively Skin of Color by Combining Chemical Peels and Laser Treatments

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Katie Gross has been in the beauty industry for 15 years.  She is a trainer for Bella Lash, is a Senior International Journalist for Lash Inc Magazine, and is the Founder of The Lash Artist Box, a US based subscription box company for professional lash artists.  She is also the owner of Suburban Lash & Beauty near Cleveland, OH and is a wife and mother of two small children. She was recently nominated for three NALA (National Association of Lash Artists) awards and The Lash Artist Box was named a Top 10 Box of 2018 by Cratejoy.


Katrina Yokoyama is an award winning, licensed esthetician.  After eight years of working as an esthetician in day spas, she opened her own treatment facility in 2013, Trin Spa Skin and Wellness – a boutique luxury skin spa. She is passionate, knowledgeable and innovative in her approach to skincare. Katrina realizes that each of her clients require an individualized skin care regime & doesn’t fall prey to the latest industry trends.  Instead, she forms lasting relationships with each client and develops customized treatment programs that considers their  lifestyle and unique skin care need.

Katrina continues her education in the ever changing industry and with this experience has won 2 International Awards.  She won two trophies for the categories of Pigmentation and People’s Choice in The 2017 Skin Games. Katrina continues to grow her passion for esthetics, she welcomes new clients and looks forward to introducing innovative techniques, products and ideas to her clients and peers.


Krissa Gordon is a medical esthetician, educator, Reiki master and corporate consultant for skin technologies at Satin Smooth. At 40 years old, Krissa left a successful career in communications and marketing to become an aesthetician and instructor.

Now she shares expertise and perspective gleaned from her eventful career and personal journey through, public speaking, writing, technical training and communications consulting. As a trade-off for traffic and high-speed internet, Krissa lives peacefully on the side of a mountain in rural Northwest Arkansas with her husband, dog and cats.

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Michael has been in the cosmetic and skincare industry for over 30 years with the mission of making people feel better about themselves. His career started behind a cosmetic counter and quickly escalated to working with many industry leaders such as Bobbi Brown, Borghese, Chanel, Lancôme, and Nars.

In 2000 Michael became an Esthetician, and later partnered his make up talents and love for Skincare by founding Simply Moore Make up Artistry and Skincare studio. Since its conception, Simply Moore Garnered National Recognition as being one of the industries leaders and authorities of make up and skincare.

Moore has decided to take his vision to the Internet with MooreForLife.com and Online Transformational Company. The site helps people feel better about themselves on their own terms. Moore also works with ColorLab Private Label cosmetics helping individuals define their vision of what they want to be known for in the world of make up and esthetics.


Nicck Townsend is a licensed Master Aesthetician, an award winning professional Makeup & Eyebrow Artist servicing Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

Nicck studied alongside New York dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman, benefiting from a comprehensive medical education. He has over 10 years experience working in print, television, special event and bridal makeup. Nicck’s work has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazines (Best Makeup-Application, 2008) and Philadelphia Magazines ( Best Eyebrow Shaping, 2013). Nicck is the Beauty Director for international bridal designer SAREH NOURI’s 2016 collection.

Nicck Townsend changes clients’ lives. He changes the way they look, the way they feel and the way they treat themselves. His artistry is an enduring gift of beauty. “There is a beauty inside all of us, and that beauty anticipates your arrival.”


Richard Edward Maher is an oncology-trained esthetician & massage therapist based in Orange County, California. With over a decade of expertise in wellness, beauty, and education, Richard acts as the Communications Director and National Educator for LightStim assisting in the formation of their advanced LED light therapy curriculum and supplementary programs.

Richard is propelled by a passion for creative, solution-based services that offer a holistic approach and is a strong advocate for dual licensure and continuing education.


Before she even graduated high school she was registered in her local massage school. Not long after she landed her first gig taking care of all the sore muscles in her area, the hair gals she worked with encouraged her to further her career by getting into skin care.

Really she was just interested in waxing. Once she was in school, she realized that not only did she like everything about skin care, she was sort of good at it. While in school, she learned how to wax from videos from Lori Nestore (the Wax Queen). Rose made sure to do everything the wax queen did to a T.

While Rose grew into the driven spa lady she is today, she started small. She started One Woman Spa, a small solo studio. After years of working alone, she decided to expand in 2012 to a four treatment room, 1,200 square foot spa. Still calling it One Woman Spa. Currently, Rose focuses on skin care and waxing and education. She now works closely with her one time industry hero, and now mentor, Lori Nestore as an educator for both Tu’el skin care and Berodin Wax.


Stephanie is, “just a small town girl, livin’ in a skin care world,” from Winona, MN. She has been an Aesthetician for ten years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into her treatment room to obtain transformational skin care results on her clients. She looks beyond the physical appearance of the skin to treat her clients as a whole. Working with the client’s lifestyle, dietary choices, professional treatments and professional home care products help to gain the stunning transformations that have resulted in winning numerous International Awards including Aesthetitian of the year.

Stephanie owns Brilliant Bodywork Medspa in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Stephanie specializes in acne, anti aging, laser therapies, Reiki, oncology aesthetics and makeup artistry. In her free time, Stephanie is an avid volunteer with La Crosse, WI Oktoberfest and The Shriners Hospital for Children which has resulted in being awarded the presidential Point of Light Award and a Jefferson Award. She also enjoys traveling and nightly cuddles with her three dogs.



Tazeem Jamal, is a highly respected & passionate spa industry professional. She has been in the industry for over 30 years as an award winning Master Esthetician, spa business coach, retail sales catalyst, writer and an international speaker. Her mission is to raise the bar & to inSPAire others to use their passion to build rocking businesses!

Tazeem worked as Brand ambassador/Blogger for Tedx  in Vancouver, Canada for four years. She has also been featured in multiple books and is an Amazon best seller contributing author.

In addition to 1:1 coaching for spa owners, she offers online group coaching programs. She believes in giving back,  and has volunteered on various Spa Industry boards, in Canada & the USA, including Skin Inc. Her love for skincare, still keeps her in the treatment room, part time, in her boutique business Skindulgence Spa in Port Moody, BC, Canada.

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