The Beauty Bunch
? Shan Albert: Creator of Skingenious Ingenious Skin Strategies and a pioneer in
natural skincare. Skingenious fans include Cameron Diaz, Gabrielle Union, and Alicia
? Kathryn Alice: Beauty Publicist, The Alice Company.
? Antonietta Angelo: Senior Colorist at Dominique Salon at the Hotel Pierre, New
? Terri Apanasewicz: Celebrity makeup artist with L.A.’s Cloutier Agency,
Apanasewicz has appeared in InStyle, Forbes, and on HGTV. She was also featured in
stylist Phillip Bloch’s book, Elements of Style. Famous clients have included Michael
Michele, Jeri Ryan, Kristen Davis, Toni Braxton, and Reba McIntyre. ? Nick Arrojo: British-born hair guru and owner of the Arrojo Studio in New York City,
whose clients include actress Minnie Driver and Sports Illustrated supermodel Melissa Keller. Arrojo is also the hair expert on TLC’s popular What Not to Wear. ? Clarissa Azar: One of the founders of Fake Bake, a premier line of self-tanning
products favored by Britney Spears and Madonna. Fake Bake has been featured in The New York Times, Lucky, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar as well as on The View. ? Marsha Bialo: Hollywood-based celebrity manicurist affiliated with OPI, whose
work has graced the hands of Andie MacDowell, Patricia Heaton, Brandy, Macy Gray,
Janet Jackson, and Christina Aguilera. Her artistry has appeared on the pages of Vogue, Glamour, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Self, and Nylon and in ad campaigns for Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani. She was awarded “Best Nail Design” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2003.
? Darin Birchler: Star hairstylist from the Chop Chop Salon Gallery in Los Angeles,
who was named “L.A.’s Hot New Up-and-Comer’ by Los Angeles Magazine. ? Kari Boatner: Permanent cosmetics pioneer who has developed innovative
instruments and artistic procedures for the application of permanent makeup. Boatner
is Board Certified by the American Academy of Micropigmentation, and is one of
only 60 Board Certified micropigmentation instructors in the nation. She has been
featured in Elle as one of the country’s top permanent cosmetic technicians. ? Spresa Bojkovic: Hair colorist and salon owner known for her trademark natural
color. Bojkovic has worked in the haircare industry since the age of 14. Her career
took her from a local Staten Island salon, Gigi, to the prestigious Robert Kree Salon in
New York City. At 23, Bojkovic opened the Damian West Salon, combining the warm
atmosphere of Gigi with the glamour of Robert Kree.
? Danielle Browning: Spa Director of Boston’s famed G Spa. Browning has been featured in Allure, Elle, Boston Magazine, and Elegant Wedding, and was voted the “Best Facialist” in 2004 by the Improper Bostonian. She has also been featured as a
guest esthetician on Chronicle, A Makeover Story, Extreme Makeover, and Made on MTV.
? Jin Soon Choi: The owner of two Manhattan nail spas which regularly make New
York magazine’s “Best of New York” list, Choi’s regular clients include Julianne
Moore and Sarah Jessica Parker. Her work has been heralded on the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire, Elle (she did Beyonce’s nails for a cover) and Allure. ? David Cotteblanche: Star stylist and co-owner of New York City’s Red Market Salon
and Lounge in the trendy Meatpacking district. Cotteblanche’s career began with the
Jacques Dessange Salon, first in Paris and then in Bal Harbour, where he moved to
open a new salon. He then went on to work as a stylist and trainer at Frédéric Fekkai
before recently opening his own salon. Cotteblanche’s work has appeared on many
runways, including Christian Dior, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ralph Lauren, Nicole
Miller, and Yohji Yamamoto. His work has also appeared on the pages of Elle, Town
& Country, Playboy, and Gotham. ? Dee Deluca-Mattos: Vice President of Avance Skincare, an education-driven company that offers a highly evolved curative spa system that promotes beauty
? Linda Deslauriers: Founder of Hair Garden, a holistic hair company based in Hawaii and Los Angeles, and the author of an upcoming haircare book.
? Jeffrey Dover, MD: Top dermatologist, professor, and skincare entrepreneur. Dr. Dover graduated magna cum laude with his M.D. from the University of Ottawa. He is
Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine,
and Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr.
Dover is a director of SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, Mass. He is the author of
over 300 published articles and has coauthored/edited seventeen textbooks. He has
also recently developed Skin Effects, the first dermatologist-developed anti-aging line
for the mass market, for CVS.
? Manana Dzhanimanova: Senior eyebrow designer at Frédéric Fekkai, A native of the eastern European country of Georgia, Dzhanimanova’s career has encompassed stints
at top New York salons, including John Barrett at Bergdorf Goodman. Her talent has
won her legions of celebrity fans, including Faith Evans, Suzanne Vega, and Lorraine
? Mala Elhassan: Multitasking miracle-worker who triples as a stylist, colorist, and
makeup artist at New York City’s hip Robert Kree salon. ? Elisa Ferri: Celebrity manicurist affiliated with Nailene nail care products. Ferri’s
work appears regularly in magazines such as Vogue and Allure, and she is also the co-author of Style on Hand: Perfect Nail and Skincare.
? Silvana Frasca: Spa coordinator at Beyond Spa at Hackensack University Medical
Center in Hackensack, New Jersey, where she recommends products and procedures
to patients and researches skincare lines and treatments. The daughter of a salon owner,
Frasca grew up in the beauty industry.
? Todd Fox: Top colorist with Frédéric Fekkai, New York City. Fox received extensive
training with L’Oreal, including working under the guidance of Constance Hartnett
and a stint on L’Oreal’s National Show team. Fox is known for his expertise with corrective color, foil highlights, and his ability to color ethnic hair.
? Rebecca James Gadberry: The professional skincare industry's leading ingredient
expert. Gadberry is President and Chairman of the Board of YG Laboratories, as well
as an award-winning journalist, licensed esthetician, and one of the industry's most
dynamic educators. Gadberry has been the instructor and sole coordinator for UCLA
Extension’s highly respected Cosmetic Sciences program since 1986. She has
published well over 500 articles in industry and consumer magazines throughout the
world, including Glamour, Self, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times. Her insights
into cosmetic ingredients have been quoted by such publications as Shape, Redbook,
Essence, and Allure.
? Diane Gardner: Hollywood hairstylist, colorist, and makeup artist known as the
“makeover specialist.” Drawing on her background working with legendary colorist
Louis Licari and makeup artist Trish McEvoy, Gardner offers comprehensive
makeovers to entertainment industry insiders, brides, and everyday men and women
from her studio in Los Angeles. She has appeared on Fashion Emergency and Movie
and a Makeover, and her work has appeared on runways and magazine covers.
? Giella: Professional makeup artist and founder of GIELLA Custom Blend Cosmetics,
a custom makeup line sold at Henri Bendel, online, and at salons throughout the East
? Fabrice Gili: Hair designer at Frédéric Fekkai Salon & Spa.
? Hara Glick: Founder of MakeUpAlley.com, the leading consumer beauty product
? Meredith Green: Publicist, Murphy O’Brien. ? Dennis Gross, MD: Manhattan-based dermatologist, creator of MD Skincare, and
author of Your Future Face. He received his medical degree from New York University Medical Center and began his career as a skin cancer research scientist. He
is currently affiliated with NYU Medical Center.
? Skyy Hadley: Formerly a top manicurist at posh spots such as the Bliss Spa and the
Prive Salon, Hadley is the creator of the As “U” Wish Nail Spa in Hoboken, New
Jersey. Hadley’s clients include Faith Evans, Uma Thurman, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Liv
Tyler, Mariska Hargitay, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, and Chris Webber.
? Nathaniel Hawkins: One of New York’s premier young hair talents, Hawkins got his start at New York City’s Garren Salon in Henri Bendel. Hawkins’ celebrity fans
include Winona Ryder, Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Kelly Ripa, Maggie Gyllenhaal,
Marcia Cross, Hilary Duff, and Cynthia Nixon. He has worked with the world’s top
photographers, including Annie Liebowitz, Stephen Meisel, and Patrick Demarchelier,
and his work has appeared on the pages of Vogue, W, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle. Other clients have included Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Versace, Saks Fifth Avenue,
Abercrombie & Fitch, and Lilly Pulitzer. Hawkins is also a spokesperson for
TRESemmé Professional European Hair Care.
? Julie Hewett: Top movie makeup artist for films such as Pearl Harbor, American Beauty, Spiderman, Ocean’s 11, and Ocean’s 12, and creator of a bestselling
eponymous makeup line.
? Bettijo B. Hirschi: Creator of Bath By Bettijo, a line of natural, handmade bath and
body products that have been featured on the pages of O, Allure, and Lucky. ? June Jacobs: Skincare expert, beauty entrepreneur, and founder of June Jacobs Spa
? Bobbe Joy: Lucy Liu, Scarlett Johansson, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Tilly, and Janice
Dickenson have put their best face forward with the help of Bobbe Joy, who opened
her elegant, private makeup studio in Beverly Hills in 1998. Her signature line of
products, Makeup! Bobbe Joy, allows women to create a look which is sophisticated,
sensual, and polished.
? Dr. John Ivey: Celebrity cosmetic dentist practicing in Beverly Hills. Known as the “Smile Maker,” Ivey’s A-list clients include Sharon Stone, Kim Delaney, and
? Peter Lamas: Founder and Chairman of Lamas Beauty International, a rapidly-growing, well-respected natural beauty product manufacturer. A beauty industry
fixture for more than 30 years, Lamas began his career at Vidal Sassoon and Paul
Mitchell. Lamas lectures internationally, and his mastery of hair care, skin care, and
makeup has earned him an impressive celebrity following.
? Felicity Lao: Makeup artist and spokesperson for Seki Edge, Japan’s largest manufacturer of personal grooming tools.
? Jennifer Leung: Owner and founder of the Lavande Nail Spa in San Francisco, Leung’s retreat has been voted the best in the city. Leung’s goal is to offer the luxury
of an exclusive spa at a far more relaxing price.
? Rachel Lindy: Stylist at Los Angeles’ Trim Salon, and winner of Allure’s coveted
“Up and Coming Star Stylist” award.
? Fiona Locke: Senior Spray Technician, California Tan Sunless Spray Tanning System. Fans of California Tan include Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Gisele Bündchen, and
? Jerome Lordet: Star stylist at NYC’s Pierre Michel Salon. The French native boasts over sixteen years of experience in the beauty industry. His work has graced the heads
of celebs like Sandra Bullock and Rebecca Gayheart. Regular clients include Bianca
Jagger, Oksana Baiul, and Raquel Welch.
? Debra Luftman, MD: A Los-Angeles-based cosmetic dermatologist and clinical
instructor of dermatology at UCLA. Dr. Luftman has been featured on HGTV, Fine
Living, and FOX News, and on television shows such as 20/20, Extra!, and The Swan.
? Mary Lupo, MD: One of the foremost dermatologists practicing today, Dr. Lupo
maintains a successful private practice while also serving as a professor of
dermatology at Tulane University Medical School She has appeared as a skincare
expert on The View, E! Entertainment Television, and CNN, and has been featured in
every major women’s magazine, including Elle, Allure, Vogue, W, Glamour, and Self.
Dr. Lupo has also developed a line of eponymous skincare products.
? Debra Macki: A top Boston-based makeup artist, Macki offers classes for
professional makeup artists and employs a roster of top makeup artists nationwide.
Macki is also the founder of Debra Macki Cosmetics, and her work has been featured
in Vogue, Modern Bride, Elegant Wedding, and Boston Magazine. ? Jan Marini: Skincare authority, lecturer, product researcher, glycolic acid pioneer,
and founder of a highly-regarded skincare line, Jan Marini Skin Research.
? Damien Miano: Celebrity hairstylist whose work has appeared in countless top
magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and W. Miano and his partner, Louis Viél, are owners of New York City’s hot Miano Viél Salon. ? Jim Miller: Founder of California North, a West Coast skincare line.
? Beth Minardi: One of America’s leading hair color authorities, and co-owner, with husband Carmine, of New York City’s Minardi Salon. Dubbed the “highlight diva” by
Glamour magazine, Minardi has consulted and developed products for the likes of
Clairol and Redken. She is responsible for Rene Russo’s scene-stealing color in The
Thomas Crowne Affair, and counts celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Christie Brinkley, Faye Dunaway, Brad Pitt, Matt Dillon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Mandy Moore
among her clients.
? Rick Noodleman, MD: Cosmetic dermatologist and medical director of Age Defying Dermatology?, the largest cosmetic surgery medical center in California's Silicon
? Gabrielle Ophals: Co-founder and co-owner, with Audra Senkus, of Haven Spa, a
serene spot in New York City’s hip Soho neighborhood. Haven is regularly featured in Allure for its top-notch facials and waxing services.
? Oribe: One of the most innovative hairstylists of our time, whose work has dominated
the fashion and editorial worlds for 16 years. Oribe’s work has appeared in countless
publications, including 400 covers for magazines such as Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s
Bazaar. Oribe was the first American hairstylist to do the couture shows in Paris and
Milan, and he has worked with countless celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Minnie
Driver, Andie MacDowell, and Penelope Cruz. Oribe has a signature salon in Miami,
and he’s the only contemporary stylist to have a permanent exhibit at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art.
? Michelle Ornstein: Owner/founder of Enessa Wellness Spa and its accompanying
aromatherapeutic skincare line. Clients include Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, and
Courtney Cox Arquette.
? Michael O’Rourke: Master haircutter and stylist, and CEO of Sexy Hair Concepts.
O’Rourke is a popular figure on the talk show circuit, including Extreme Makeover
and Soap Talk, to name a few. His products are favorites among Hollywood’s top
stylists, including the experts behind The O.C., Desperate Housewives, Pirates of the
Caribbean, and Charlie’s Angels 2.
? Ouidad: Stylist, salon owner, educator, and author who has earned a respected
reputation as “the curly hair expert.” In 1982, Ouidad opened the first salon
specializing in curly hair. As a curly-haired woman herself, Ouidad understands the
special needs of this often misunderstood and mistreated hair type. This understanding
led her to develop an eponymous line of high-quality products designed to specifically
address the needs of curly hair.
? Dee Pearn: Celebrity manicurist with the Artists by Timothy Priano agency. Pearn’s
work has appeared in countless magazines, including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, W,
Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, In Style, and Essence, as well as advertisements
for Roca-Wear, Gillette, and H&M. She has also done catalog work for Saks Fifth
Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Victoria’s Secret. Her celebrity clients include Mariah
Carey, Ashanti, Venus Williams, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum,
Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek, and Lauryn Hill. Pearn divides her time between Miami,
Nantucket, and parts of Europe.
? Napoleon Perdis: Australian celebrity makeup artist with an eponymous makeup line.
Perdis has worked on famous faces like Alanis Morissette, Cameron Diaz, Drew
Barrymore, Gabrielle Union, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Liv Tyler, Lucy Liu,
Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Nicolette Sheridan, Paris Hilton, and Elle MacPherson.
His popular makeup line has recently landed stateside, at Saks Fifth Avenue.
? Ric Pipino: Australian-born stylist with an eponymous haircare line and salons in
New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles. Pipino’s work has been featured on the