NASN began in Florida in 2004 as the Florida Aesthetic Network by Janet McCormick and Denise R. Fuller. The name of the organization changed in 2007 to reflect the growing regional events outside of Florida and it is now known as the National Aesthetic Spa Network. Both Janet and Denise wanted to create a forum for neutral education in a relaxed environment and provide supportive interaction among professionals in the spa industry. Through their vision and leadership NASN offers scholarships to esthetic and spa entrepreneurs and dynamic educational and networking events throughout the United States.
The NASN community consists of spa professionals such as day spa owners, salon managers, licensed estheticians, nail technicians, massage therapists, students and vendors coming together to learn, grow, and network to make life long industry connections.
Denise R. Fuller
Denise R. Fuller is a 20+ year beauty industry veteran, a licensed esthetician and nail technician and an approved body wrapping instructor for the state of Florida. She received her training, diploma and certificate as a beauty therapist while living in Australia. She is passionate about training and mentoring professionals in the spa industry and this motivated her to develop the “affordable education and networking” format of NASNPRO conferences. She is highly respected in the skincare and spa industry and a former editor-in-chief of Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa magazine. Fuller is the co-founder of the National Aesthetic Spa Network and Director of NASNPRO.
Janet McCormick is a 35 year beauty industry veteran and co-founder of NASN and is a licensed manicurist, a licensed esthetician with a CIDESCO Diploma, and a sought-after trainer. She is the author and co-owner of the online educational programs on www.salon-gurus.com and www.nailcare-academy.com. She has written hundreds of highly respected articles in the beauty industry trade magazines, two books, and contributed chapters in the accepted current textbooks. She holds a Master of Science in Allied Health Management. McCormick’s background supports her belief that education is the most productive track to higher success for spa professionals.
Abbey O’ Sullivan
Abbey O’ Sullivan is a licensed esthetician and trainer specializing in lashes and brow extensions. As a trainer for Lash Affair, she focuses on the development of high standards and proper application techniques of lashes. She enjoys empowering owners and practitioners with business and career building skills and finds helping others achieve their dreams exciting and rewarding. Her desire to support success in spa professionals has brought her to NASN as a great supporter of this format of education and resource for education.
Christine Heathman, LE, CME and LMT is a lecturer, educator, author, mentor and sincere advocate for the skin care industry. She has been an aesthetic pioneer and leader in research, scientific skin care and protocol development for more than 25 years; she is CEO and Founder of GlyMed Plus Professional Only Skin Care, and a highly regarded innovator of unconventional and progressive protocols and products for aesthetic and medical skin care industries. She surely served the entire esthetic industry well by being a member of the Utah Esthetician’s Act task force to establish the guidelines for the US’s first Master Esthetician license. She was also influential in the establishing of the Master Esthetician licensing in Virginia and Washington State, hopefully establishing a national trend toward the two-tiered programs. As a past serving Chairman for both the AAEA and NCEA, Christine is known as an adamant advocate for education in the skin care industry, and NASN is grateful to have her as a supportive member of the Advisory Board. She further supports estheticians in her state by serving as a member of the Utah State Licensing Cosmetology Board.
Goldie Bonnell has over 20 years of experience as a licensed esthetician, massage therapist and master cosmetologist. As director of education for Spa Sydell in Atlanta, Georgia, she feels truly blessed to be so closely involved in the development and building of strong careers for professionals in one of the most timeless and rewarding industries: The Spa Industry! Bonnell’s impassioned motivation and empowerment of spa professionals to fulfill their dreams has been incredibly rewarding for her; she believes that NASN is an important contributor in the fulfillment of the ongoing need of education for spa professionals.
Hannelore Leavy started her career in the 1980’s and contributed greatly in the initial formation of the spa industry. She has appeared on CNN Financial News and MSNBC as an advocate for the spa industry and been quoted in all major newspapers and magazines in the U.S and internationally as the ultimate expert on the workings of the spa industry. She is the founder of The Day & International Medical Spa Associations and is dedicated to the education of consumers and professionals. Her desire to preserve and elevate the standards of spa services and professionals has brought her to a committed belief in NASN.
Kaffee Keldie has been a practicing esthetician of the highest expertise since 1982. Her belief in excellence in spa services has brought her spa, Kaffee’s Garden Spa of West Palm Beach, Florida to be listed in the Top 10 Spas in Palm Beach County, Florida. Kaffee’s Garden Spa has been providing quality treatments and therapies since its founding in 1998 where her quest to find the safest, most supportive ways to assist the body and mind to find a renewed vitality is met. Her commitment to education for the professionals in the industry is demonstrated by her being willing to contribute her time and efforts to NASN on its Advisory Board. She always steps up to make the conferences better.
Lauren Snow is the director of membership for Associated Skin Care Professionals and a licensed esthetician. Combining a degree in public relations and her vast knowledge of skin care practices, she creates ASCP business brand strategies and marketing campaigns as well as develops membership benefits. Lauren is an excellent public speaker and further fulfills her goal of helping the spa professional members of ASCP as well as all others through her many articles in various industry trade publications. She believes being on the board of NASN to help impact and assist spa professionals to become successful. Her concerns for high standards in services by practicing spa professions bring her to a belief in the education and networking format of NASN.
Sherry Taylor is an experienced esthetician, educator and advanced paramedical skin care instructor at a premiere natural health college in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is recognized as an industry leader in the training of advanced spa techniques and has motivated hundreds of estheticians to perform safe, high quality, advnced skin care services. She has appeared on television and radio programs to provide important knowledge on chemical peels and safety/liability issues and written articles on these topics for the skin care trades. Her commitment and experience in spa education makes it a natural that she is on the Advisory Board of NASN.
Rebecca Gadberry, a dynamic educator and leader in product development in the skin care industry, is considered the U.S skin care industry’s foremost ingredient authority. In her forty-year career, she has published more than 600 educational articles worldwide on ingredients and spa product chemistry in trade and consumer publications, and taught thousands of beauty industry professionals in all channels of the beauty industry. Additionally, she has developed over 1300 quality skin, body and hair care products for domestic and global markets through her company. She is chairman and co-CEO of YG Laboratories, Fountain Valley, CA, and, as an educator and industry innovator, is pleased to support the NASN concept of education and networking.
Carol Phillips, CIDESCO Diplomat, author, and spa owner is the founder of BeauteeSmarts, a well-known industry marketing and consulting organization. This company offers marketing, branding, service training, product development and sales programs for all professional beauty channels. Her Group has consulted and trained for many high end spas, such as Canyon Ranch Resorts, Miraval, Encore, Wynn, Red Door Spas, and great brands like Eminence, Jane Iredale, Golden Moor and others. She is a fervent supporter of the success of the professional skin care industry overall, the salons/spas, and the individual professionals. She is committed to the values of NASN and trains often for the regional conferences.
Nondy Llewellyn, LE is the owner/Esthetician of Bakersfield Acne Care, and is Nationally Certified in Professional Esthetics through NCEA. Her meritorious work was recognized, and is the National Winner of The Skin Games Specialized Open Category 2016. Licensed since 2001, Nondy specializes in Acne Care, and is a Certified Acne Specialist through the Face Reality Acne Clinic in California. She can be reached here: Http://BakersfieldAcneCare.com
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Susanne Schmaling is a NCEA certified, licensed master esthetician, laser technician, and accomplished instructor with more than 21 years’ experience, her career encompasses all aspects of the spa world including sales, spa ownership, and medical spa modalities. Susanne has presented at elite conferences internationally, is part of Skin Inc. Magazine's advisory board and created ASCP’s Skinpro online education series (2012). She is also the author of two books in Milady’s Aesthetician Series: The Comprehensive Guide to Equipment (2008) and Aging Skin (2011), and a contributor to Milady’s Professional Makeup-Aging Skin (2012). She has a regular column in the award winning Skin Deep Magazine, as well as contributing articles to prominent industry publications as well as contributor to consumer articles for New York Times and other online providers.
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Marion Dove is a NCEA certified, licensed Esthetician, LMT and Educator. With her passion for the Beauty industry she strives to educate and inspire Novice Estheticians, and seasoned Professionals. She's a public speaker, published author and Administrator of the Aestheticiangroup.
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