As a Skin Therapist and an Esthetics Instructor, I cannot stress enough the importance of staying on top of what’s new in the industry to get the best ingredients and technology available to my clients (as well as my students)! Nowadays, clients are so knowledgeable due to the internet with social media, blogs and forums, and it requires me to go above and beyond to prepare for the questions I encounter on a daily basis. For example, I can specifically explain with confidence what oligopeptides do for pigmentation, how certain ingredients can be anti-inflammatory and I can demonstrate alternative therapies. The courses I have taken at IDI and Dermalogica have provided me with a wealth of information to stay informed about our ever-growing changes in the industry. The energetic and supportive educators, demonstrations, visual aids, hands-on practice and handouts helped me gain so much insight through these advanced classes.
I personally enjoy the classes so much that I try to fit one in every chance I get. I attend some classes during my summer or winter break, on my days off, or even after work – because that’s how crucial these classes are to me. Since there are many facilities around the world, it makes my life easier to choose where I want to take these courses. I have taken classes in Irvine, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and I will hopefully get to experience some of the other locations.
In addition, I have introduced Dermalogica to my school that I currently teach at and it has been a positive opportunity for all of us to be a partnership school. I now take all my students to IDI’s Undergraduate Student Day every month so they will be able to experience and gain a greater understanding, like I have. I feel that advanced education is a necessity in my career, where my own success depends on helping others become successful. Thank you IDI and Dermalogica for everything you helped me accomplish!!!
- Occupation: Spa Manager & Skin Therapist, Chief Academic Director & Esthetics Instructor
- Years in Industry: 8 years
- Favorite IDI Class: Advanced Face Massage
The courses I have taken at IDI and Dermalogica have provided me with a wealth of information to stay informed about our ever-growing changes in the industry.