Welcome, 2010

The year 2010 is pegged to be the year that brings about stability to the economy, and those of you who have weathered this storm are positioned for success. Skin Inc. magazine has been able to enjoy much success during the past 22 years, so this year is sure not to disappoint. We’ve made a few minor adjustments to help make our pages more enjoyable for you as a reader. You’ll notice bolder covers, an easier to read typeface and a fresh new look to the design.

Much of our success is the result of the hard work and wonderful advice we receive from our expert editorial advisory board. On behalf of the Skin Inc. magazine team, I would like to thank the following members for their dedication and support during the past two years: Bryan Durocher, founder and president, Durocher Enterprises; Laura J. Goodman, skin care specialist, P&G Beauty; Michelle Kleist, executive director, Destination Spa Group; Heidi Lamar, owner, The Lamar Everyday Spa; and Stella Yfantidis, founder, Whatever … the Yoga & Healing Space.

2010–2011 advisory board

I am pleased to announce the new team of industry leaders who have agreed to lend their expertise to the pages of Skin Inc. magazine for the next two years.

Deedee Crossett

San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology

Deedee Crossett, a licensed esthetician, was a member of the opening team at Nob Hill Spa in San Francisco. In addition, she was a corporate trainer for BABOR Cosmetics, where she demonstrated both esthetic technique and emerging products. Before her work in esthetics, Crossett’s career encompassed more than eight years in sales and marketing promotions, including management positions for both public and venture-backed companies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

Steven H. Dayan, MD, FACS

Dayan Facial Plastic Surgery

Steven H. Dayan, MD, FACS, is a recognized expert and leader in the field of facial plastic surgery, and is one of only 2,700 members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His knowledge, research experience and approachable manner have propelled him to acclaim as a national and international lecturer. Dayan also has a passion for education, which led him to open True University Esthetics in Chicago, a medical aesthetic training center that teaches estheticians how to appropriately work with physicians. He is the medical editor of Merge magazine.

Zoe Diana Draelos, MD

Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, Clinical Dermatology Center

Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, is a practicing board-certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) with a research interest in cosmetics, toiletries and biologically active skin medications. She is in private practice in High Point, North Carolina, and is a consulting professor of dermatology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. In 1988, she founded Dermatology Consulting Services to provide education, develop formulations and conduct clinical studies. She is presently serving on the Council for Scientific Affairs for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Recently, she received a lifetime achievement award for her research from Health Beauty America and the DermArts Award for her contributions to the practice of dermatology.

Rebecca James Gadberry

YG Laboratories and instructor at Cosmetic Sciences, Department of Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences & Health Sciences, UCLA Extension

Rebecca James Gadberry is the chairman and CEO of YG Labo¯ratories, a manufacturer of professional performance private label skin and body care based in Huntington Beach, California. She has been an instructor of cosmetic sciences in the department of math, sciences and social sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension in Los Angeles since 1986, and became one of the first licensed estheticians in California in 1977.

Christine Heathman

GlyMed Plus Skin Care

Christine Heathman is a licensed master esthetician, massage therapist and burn specialist with more than two decades of clinical practice and research at institutions such as Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Honored in 2003 as an industry legend by the American Association for Esthetics (AAE), she believes the future of skin care is now. Heathman is also a well-traveled educator, lecturer and author.

Tazeem Jamal

Skindulgence—The Urban Retreat

Tazeem Jamal is the spa director at Skindulgence—The Urban Retreat in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada. She has been a licensed esthetician for more than 23 years, and is a trained paramedical dermal technician, as well as a certified laser and lipomassage technician. She has helped clients find joy and creativity through her experience and training as a visual artist in wardrobe, makeup and the art of feng shui. Jamal has been featured in three books, writes for various local publications about current skin care topics and has been profiled on national television.

Sarah Kajonborrirak

Thai Heritage Spa Co., Ltd.

Sarah Kajonborrirak is the founder of Thai Heritage Spa Co., Ltd. (Thai Spa), a spa turnkey consultant and management company in Thailand. Thai Spa services and manages many spa projects throughout the continents and was selected among the 16 spa companies in Thailand to create and manage the only spa operation at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, one of Thailand’s most prestigious clubs, founded by His Majesty King Chulalongkorn in 1901. Sivalai Spa was named as Thai Spa’s flagship brand and Thai Spa was named “The Best Spa School for the Year 2009” by Thailand’s Ministry of Education, as well as “The Best Franchising Business in Spa Category of the Year 2009” by Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce.

Peter T. Pugliese, MD

Circadia by Dr. Pugliese

Peter T. Pugliese, MD, is a biomedical consultant to the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. His major research interest in normal skin physiology and the mechanisms of aging led to the development of his professional skin care line, Circadia by Dr. Pugliese. Pugliese received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and he is the author of several books, including Physiology of the Skin II: An Expanded Scientific Guide for the Skin Care Professional (Allured Business Media, 2001).

Jenny Rodriguez


Jenny Rodriguez is owner and spa director of AYOMA LifeSpa, which is a personal sanctuary for healing and rejuvenation, where lifestyle and nutrition consultations, skin care and body treatments, and self-care programs are tailored to the clients’ individual needs. Rodriguez transitioned her top sales skills as a licensed real estate agent into brokering companies—helping business owners position and sell their enterprises for top-dollar. After gaining an appreciation of the spa industry from her day spa clients, she seized the opportunity to purchase AYOMA LifeSpa when it came up for sale. She is certified in esthetics and holds licenses and certifications in massage.

Elaine Sauer

Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas

As the visionary behind many of the current spa services and skin care products available at Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas, Elaine Sauer has nine years of experience managing multiunit day spas. She spends the majority of her time training, teaching and developing the team of technicians to be “daymakers” in the lives of the clients they serve. With multiple awards to her credit, including the Spa Spirit of Success Award from Aveda and Diplomate distinction from CIDESCO, Sauer is a sought-after national and international speaker, and recently appeared in Berlin speaking about North American trends. In addition to her current responsibilities overseeing the spa and nail departments for Mario Tricoci, she also serves on the company’s product and services board.

Feedback, please

Skin Inc. magazine has always prided itself in being a reader-driven publication. Our inspiration comes from you, our readers. Please drop me a line and let me know what your spa is doing to kick off the new year, and your plans for success. Here’s to a wonderful new start.

Until next month,


Melinda Taschetta-Millane,

Editor in Chief

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