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CV Esthetics Alum, Francine Cotona, Owner of AfterGlow Aesthetics
Alumni Spotlight: Francine Cotona, Owner of Afterglow Aesthetics

Alumni Spotlight on Esthetics grad, Francine Cotona! Francine knew that to turn her passion for beauty into a fulfilling career, she had to work hard and remain determined. Even though her initial interest was eyelash extensions, she quickly became obsessed with everything beauty after learning about all of the doors an esthetics education can open. […]

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CV Esthetics Alum, Shondrea Barmore, Owner of Snatched Pro Studio & You Cosmetix
Alumni Spotlight: Shondrea Barmore, Owner of Snatched Pro Studio & You Cosmetix

Alumni Spotlight on Esthetics grad, Shondrea Barmore! From a young age, Shondrea found herself fascinated with skin care and beauty – from pimple popping to scalp massages. As she got older, these passions lead Shondrea to pursue an education from CV and begin her transformation into a successful esthetician and businesswoman. Along the way, Shondrea […]

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CV Esthetics Alum, Desiree Delia, Medical Esthetician at Dr. Dennis Gross
Alumni Spotlight: Desiree Delia, Medical Esthetician at Dr. Dennis Gross

Alumni Spotlight on Esthetics grad, Desiree Delia! Opens up about her career change during an uncertain time that turned the world upside down. While it was not an easy journey, Desiree shares how she patiently persevere and forged her own path in the beauty industry. She went from graduating during a global pandemic to becoming […]

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CV Waxing Alum, Shanae, Owner of The Wax N Beauty Bar
Alumni Spotlight: Shanae, Owner of The Wax N Beauty Bar

Alumni Spotlight on Waxing grad, Shanae! Her journey began when she was working as a receptionist during the day and attending night classes at CV. Soon after, Shanae channeled her passion for waxing into the start of her own business! Her vision has always been to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for her clients […]

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NY esthetics graduate, Karla, at her graduation ceremony with an instructor and as a professional
Alumni Spotlight: Karla Prosperi, Esthetician at Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa

Alumni Spotlight on Skin Care grad, Karla Prosperi! Karla discovered her passion for skin care after working for Clarins and as a freelance MUA and Beauty Advisor for Nordstrom. She shares her personal skin care struggles, and how they inspired her to enter a field where she can help others facing similar problems with their […]

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NY esthetics graduate, Tomas, at his graduation ceremony with Marina Valmy and as a professional
Alumni Spotlight: Tomás Glenn, Lead Face Therapist at Chillhouse

Alumni Spotlight on Esthetics grad, Tomás Glenn! After working a corporate job, Tomás decided he wanted a more meaningful career that allowed him to help others, so he embraced his long-time passion: skin care! Tomás discusses the importance of being authentic and taking care of yourself as a new professional. What specialty(s) did you study […]

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NJ skin care graduate, Francesca at her graduation and in her studio
Alumni Spotlight: Francesca Hahn-Galioto, Licensed Skincare Specialist

Alumni Spotlight on Skin Care grad, Francesca Hahn-Galioto! She considered CV her “happy place,” where she connected with instructors and formed lasting friendships with classmates. Since graduating in 2019, Francesca has worked hard to gain experience and is now working as a solo esthetician out of her own treatment room! She shares her insights, including […]

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CV nail specialty alum, Shanae, as a licensed professional in her nail spa
Alumni Spotlight: Shanae Davis, Owner of Cotton Candi Colors Nail Spa

Alumni Spotlight on Nail Specialty alum, Shanae Davis! Shanae shares how she enrolled in CV to be able to provide an exceptional life for her daughter. By the end of her course, she learned new skills and lifelong lessons, and ultimately, found her passion! What specialty(s) did you study during your time at CV? During […]

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CV Skin Care alum as a professional and holding her diploma at her graduation
Alumni Spotlight: Alicia Allen, Licensed Esthetician

Alumni Spotlight on Skin Care alum, Alicia Allen! She explains how following her dream of working in a Medical Spa taught her the value of being a well-rounded esthetician. Alicia shares how she utilized her skin care, customer service, and networking skills to land her dream job at a MedSpa in the Ritz Carlton! What […]

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CV Esthetics alum, Julia, as a student, professional and her features in NY Magazine and Allure
Alumni Spotlight: Julia March, Owner of Julia March Skin Care, LLC.

Alumni Spotlight on Esthetics alum, Julia March! After immigrating to the US, she decided to follow her passion for helping people by becoming an esthetician. Julia describes how encouragement from her instructors set her on a unique professional journey, and as well as the insight she’s gained from owning Julia March Skin Care, LLC for […]

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