Oxana Beauregard, Instructor
Ms. Beauregard has been a practicing esthetician since 1994. She has taught Esthetics for the last six years at Atelier Esthétique® Institute of Esthetics. She holds a degree in Health Information Management and a Masters Degree in Business from the University of Maine; she is currently pursuing a degree in nursing. As a former owner of a skin care business in Maine, her expertise and dedication make her eminently qualified to prepare students for careers in the beauty industry.
Tracey Byer, Instructor
Ms. Byer has eleven years of combined experience as an esthetician and massage therapist. She served in the U.S. Army as a medic and surgical room technician before embarking on her career in beauty therapy. She graduated from the Swedish Institute and has been formally trained in all aspects of skin care, as well as ayurvedic treatments, aromatherapy, and holistic body therapies. Tracey has been employed by some of New York’s premier spas and also works as a private practitioner.
Nivea Cruz, Instructor
Ms. Cruz has been a licensed Cosmetologist since 1979 and is an experienced esthetician specializing in wellness. She is a graduate of BBHS Energy Therapy and a certified Practitioner in Alternative Medicine. She has trained with Bliss World, Fresh Inc, Guinot Institute, Intraceuticals from Australia and SkinCeuticals. Nivea has taken advanced training at Atelier Esthétique® Institute of Esthetics, in Advanced/Paramedical Esthetics, ITEC Beauty Specialist and Facial Electrical Therapy. Ms. Cruz has been featured in several well know publications and continues to offer her services to a pampered elite. Ms. Cruz has also developed much sought after anti-aging techniques, and continues to lecture on them.
Michele Racioppi, Instructor
Ms. Racioppi is a NY State licensed Esthetician teaching the NY State 600 Hour Course. She has several years of experience educating and training in corporate settings. Working with Crème de La Mer and other product lines she has provided training to Estheticians in the Ti-State area, as well as perfecting spa services, delivery for retail settings and sales.
Annamaria Schettino, Instructor
Ms. Schettino has been an Esthetician and Esthetics teacher for more than 20 years. She completed her education at New York Institute of Technology. Since her basic education she has participated in additional education in Waxing, Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent, and LED. She has trained in Silhouet-tone machinery and EmerginC. Ms. Schettino is a proud holder of the CIDESCO Diploma. She also helped to develop the State Board Exam in Esthetics and continues to be an Examiner for New York State in Esthetics.
Our Instructors are licensed by the New York State Department of Education.
Ronald Cary Rochester, School Director
Mr. Rochester has over 30 years of experience in business development, supervision and program administration. After working extensively in the mental health field, Mr. Rochester has become an advocate for small businesses and education. His experience in organization and development serves us well, ensuring that each student receives the best education we offer.