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Mary Ann Graffeo Passes Away

Posted: July 7, 2009
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In 1984, Mary Ann became instrumental in helping to form the Federation of American Esthetics (FAE), an organization combining and uniting three associations: the AIA, CIDESCO, USA, and Skin Care of America.

A year later, Mary Ann met with Ron Renee and Robert Diemer, both of whom were interested in the future of FAE and the American aesthetician. All three agreed that a merger with the NCA would solidify the identity of the American esthetician. In August 1985, the dream became reality when at their national convention; the Federation of American Esthetics unanimously voted to become party of the NCA's newly formed EstheticsAmerica.

A recognized leader in her field, Mary Ann has won many awards and much recognition in her profession.

Graffeo only closed her skin care business on Saturday, June 28. Arrangements are pending and details will be posted when they become available. The entire staff at Skin Inc. magazine extends its deepest sympathies to Graffeo's family and friends.

Much of this biographical information came from www.aiaprofessional.com.

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