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Esthetician Skin Care Nail Care Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Skin Care, Waxing, Beauty, Nail Care, Depilatory, Salon, Spa, Esthetician, Aesthetician, Microdermabrasion, Hair Removal,

Expert Witness No. 239

PROFILE:
Highly motivated, industrious, charismatic, and creative self-starter with a passion for raising the performance of beauty industry professionals and for driving positive results.  Proven track record of improving salon performance via personal expertise and salon professional development.  Proud to possess diverse expert knowledge and experience supported by 25+ years inside the beauty industry.  Sought after beauty industry professional, respected educator, author, known for hands on approach to performance, consulting and salon team effectiveness.

Jan 2011-present
Consultant –  Industry Specific Radio Program
Provide behind the scenes direction, production and copy for Nail Talk Radio internet programming.  Research, write and present the weekly marketing segment.  Routinely blog for the website and develop trending topics into newsworthy and readable content. On air personality.

2001-present
Free lance Writer - Speaker
Write and contribute to recognized industry trade publications, local magazines and journals.  Subjects include skin care, nail care, hair care, business management, personal development and marketing. A featured presenter at Salon/Spa industry venues and conferences.  

1990-present
Independent Industry Consultant    
Free lance hair styling, make-up, makeover and nail artistry for local and nationwide modeling and ad agencies.  Consultant and educator for several top salons, area distributors and manufacturers. Consult for various manufacturers providing technical advice, write education programs for delivery via trade show classes and provide training for manufacturers educators in presentation, sales and marketing skills. Certified Competition Judge. CE provider, State of Ohio. Electric File Certification Trainer. Worked with premiere nail team MB Fashion Week Sept 2011.


WORK HISTORY

2013 – present
Independent ContractorPrivate Salon    
Personally managed large base of premiere and loyal clientele.

2009 – 2013
Independent ContractorPrivate Salon and Spa    
Personally managed large base of premiere and loyal clientele.

2001- 2009
Owner - Natural Beauty Salon and Academy Inc    

  • Developed and implemented business plan for a natural product and service beauty salon and opened for business in November 2001.
  • Managed all aspects of business, sales, marketing, vendor selection and growth strategy.  Established service standards, trained new staff in salon operations, beauty, hair, skin and nail care professional skills, and importantly, guest pampering.  Personally managed large base of premiere and loyal clientele.  Demand required designing and opening a new facility which doubled salon space in 2006.
  • May 2004 placed First runner up in the AVA Salon of the Year.
  • May 2005 nominated to Who’s Who in America for small business marketing.
  • January 2006 became Board Member of the Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce.  
  • As a salon consultant, provided private education and training for salons, spas and medical offices on all service areas including microdermabrasion (Ohio CE certified), marketing, service development, improving retail sales and spa menu design.

June 1999-April 2001
Regional Manager Sales and Education - Midwest Nail Tek     
Responsibilities included; increasing sales through assigned channels, developing and building distributor relationships. Worked with sales teams to increase brand name awareness and market share. Developed classroom formats for trade shows and distributor classrooms. Wrote comprehensive sales trainings and meeting agendas for distributor sales consultants, store personnel and salon support teams. Trained and supervised educators from around the country. Worked with design team on building and implementing advertising and marketing strategies.  First year results increased home territory by 106%.

1995-1999
Educational Sales Representative - IBD    
Formatted and conducted educational classes for IBD at both trade shows and via distributor classrooms.  Built brand name awareness and distributor relationships Formatted and conducted trainings for new hires.  Represented IBD at sales meetings, industry events and trade shows.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES: Available Upon Request

PUBLISHED BOOKS: Available Upon Request

EDUCATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Mayfield School of Cosmetology: Graduate
  • Cuyahoga Community College: Courses in sales, marketing and business management
  • Haute Coiffure Hair Shows, Paris France – February 1983
  • Toronto Guild Hair Shows, Toronto – Canada October 1986-1988
  • IBD Corporate Training – California, July 1997
  • Tom Holcolm EZ Flow Academy 1999
  • Franklin Covey Time Management  Sept. 2000
  • Introduction to Microdermabrasion, Columbus, Ohio 2001
  • Premiere Orlando Beauty Show 2000-2012
  • Nail Tek Corporate Training – Chicago IL June, 1999 – Orlando FL. February, 2001
  • Keyano Aromatics Saratoga Springs New York ~ Journey to Wellville, November 2001
  • Esthetics Boot camp, 2002 Cleveland Ohio 2002
  • America’s Beauty Show, Chicago IL Feb/March 1992-2012
  • Columbus Mid America Beauty Show attended show & educational seminars 2001-2007
  • International Congress of Aesthetics, Las Vegas Nevada 2004
  • TSA (The Salon Association) Business Seminar San Francisco January 2005
  • Cleveland Fashion Focus attended show and educational seminars 1998-2008
  • Your Beauty Network Business Retreat San Diego October 2005
  • Midwest Beauty Classic Columbus Ohio October 2001-2012-2014
  • Dermaquest Skin Therapy Class, Mansfield, Ohio 2005
  • Dermaquest Skin Therapy Class, Cleveland, Ohio May 2008
  • Akzentz Gel Training, Twinsburg, Ohio Nov 2008
  • Midwest Beauty Show, Chicago Il.1994-2014
  • Paul Mitchell Color Academy Akron, Ohio 2006
  • Paul Mitchell Color Academy Twinsburg, Ohio 2007
  • High Road to Education Feb 2009
  • Surface Hair Training March 2011
  • Electric File Certification Baltimore Maryland, 2012

References are available upon request.

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