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As part of our educational philosophy, we provide thought leadership on a range of topics relevant to industry professionals and anyone who loves beauty. Here, you’ll find trends, industry news, tutorials, and tips for spa treatments and at-home care.

Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Martinez, Owner of Skin Vanity Beauty Studio

Alumni Spotlight on Esthetics grad, Natalie Martinez! In her interview, Natalie emphasizes how every experience is a learning opportunity that shouldn’t be taken for granted! This is why she encourages […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Christine Valmy Alumni and CEO/Founder of LAW Beauty Essentials, photo credits to LAW. Beauty Essentials instagram
Alumni Spotlight: Tanisha Lawrence, LAW Beauty Essentials Founder

Alumni spotlight on Tanisha Lawrence! Learn about her experience as a student at CV, and her journey to creating her own nail polish line, Law Beauty Essentials. Get a glimpse […]

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CV NJ cosmetology alum applying makeup and a throwback to celebrating a classmate's birthday
Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Malan, Owner of Malan Salon

Alumni spotlight on Cosmetology alum, Ashley Malan! She explains how hard work and creativity helped her salon, Malan Salon, win multiple awards, including Best Hair Salon of Morris & Essex […]

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The Christine Valmy Approach to Natural Skin Care
The CV Approach to Natural Skin Care

Hear what makes our cruelty-free, natural skin care products unique and effective – from more than 75 years of expertise in the science of esthetics to a mantra passed down […]

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Collage of photos of CVNJ Skin Care alum, Emily
Alumni Spotlight: Emily Dann, Owner of About Face Essentials

Alumni Spotlight on Skin Care alum, Emily Dann! Read about how she knew she was ready to become a salon owner as well as her experience opening her skin care […]

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Esthetics alum in her spa and posing with Marina Valmy at her graduation in 2018
Alumni Spotlight: Alexandra Turcanu, Owner of Estetiquette Spa

Alumni spotlight on Esthetics alum, Alexandra Turcanu! After receiving her diploma and license, Alexandra remained committed to learning on her journey to owning her spa, Estetiquette Spa! She describes how […]

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Alumni Spotlight on Christine Valmy Esthetics Alum Veronika
Alumni Spotlight: Veronika Kontos, Owner of VMBeauty Skincare

Alumni spotlight on Esthetics Alum, Veronika Kontos! She describes how practicing facial treatments on fellow students inspired a greater affection for esthetics. After receiving her license, she went on to […]

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Christine Valmy Nail Specialty Alum and Business Entrepreneur, Dasha Minina.
Alumni Spotlight: Dasha Minina, Founder of Maxus Nails & Beautician List

Alumni spotlight on Nail Specialty Alum and Business Entrepreneur, Dasha Minina! She chose to put her education to work after receiving her license to launch two separate start-ups, Maxus Nails and […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jacalyn Fakhoury, Hair Stylist at David Chad Beauty Parlor
Alumni Spotlight: Jacalyn Fakhoury, Hair Stylist at David Chad Beauty Parlor

Alumni spotlight on Jacalyn Fakhoury! Learn about Jacalyn’s journey from CV cosmetology student to professional hairstylist at David Chad Beauty Parlor. She also shares insight and helpful tips for graduates […]

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Christine Valmy Esthetics Alumni practicing on a clinic client and posing as a spa owner.
Alumni Spotlight: Mona Foroutani, Owner of MonEli Spa

Alumni spotlight is on Mona Foroutani! Mona describes how her passion to help others inspired her to pursue an esthetics education and open MonEli Spa. She also shares some words of […]

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Jonathan Kertis using a face roller & Let's Glow skincare logo
Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Kertis, Owner of Let’s Glow Skincare, LLC

Alumni spotlight on Jonathan Kertis, Esthetics alum and owner of Let’s Glow Skincare, LLC! Learn about Jonathan’s journey from CV student to licensed esthetician, owning Let’s Glow Skincare, LLC, as […]

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Christine Valmy alum, Isabel, as a student and as the owner of Sanu Day Spa
Alumni Spotlight: Isabel Sanchez de Nunez, Owner of Sanu Day Spa

Alumni spotlight on Isabel Sanchez de Nunez! We caught up with her after she recently opened her own studio Sanu Day Spa! Learn her thoughts on this accomplishment and the knowledge […]

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Alumni Spotlight: CV's Very Own Ms. Brenda, Esthetics Instructor
Alumni Spotlight: CV’s Very Own Ms. Brenda, Esthetics Instructor

Alumni spotlight on CV’s very own Esthetics alum turned CV Esthetics Instructor, Brenda Ramos Cardona! Her insight and inspirational words are valuable for all skin care professionals, whether you’re established […]

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