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Explore our school and skin care product announcements, as well as editorial about Christine Valmy and our alumni!

CV Alum, Kay Rogers’ Spa Provides an Escape to Paradise

7/5/24 – Tropical and serene, Bev & Vicky Beauty Bar, owned by Christine Valmy alum, Kay Rogers, offers a variety of affordable services in the calming environment of her spa.

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CV Alum & Non-Profit Founder, Stephanie Debes, Named One of Staten Island’s ‘20 Under 40’

4/11/24 – Stephanie Debes, a distinguished CV alum, is not just revolutionizing the beauty industry with her remarkable contributions but also gaining well-deserved recognition for her work.

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CV Alum, Sofie Pavitt, Skincare Brand and Studio Owner, Takes the Beauty World by Storm

3/28/2024 — Christine Valmy is thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of CV esthetics alum Sofie Pavitt – a beacon of success in the beauty world! From the inception of her skincare studio to the release of her skincare line, ‘Sofie Pavitt Face,’ Sofie’s story is one of inspiration and determination.

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CV Alum, Raquel Medina-Cleghorn, Lead Esthetician and Spa Owner, Featured in Tribeca Citizen Article

12/4/2023 – Congratulations to CV esthetics grad Raquel Medina-Cleghorn for being featured in a Tribeca Citizen article! Raquel is an esthetician with impressive certifications in skincare, which have helped her become a household name in the competitive NYC beauty field.

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CV Alum, Desiree Delia’s Spa, The Skin Lab, Named the Ultimate Facial Destination in NYC by Forbes

11/7/2023 – Congratulations to CV Esthetics grad, professional make-up, and facial artist Desiree Delia for being featured in a Forbes magazine article! Desiree is the lead esthetician at The Skin Lab, which Forbes considers the ultimate facial destination in New York City!

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CV Alum, Michele Convissar, Opens Luxury Spa with Celeb Clientele

6/26/23 – CV alum, Michele Convissar, is a passionate esthetician who took her love for skincare to new heights. After completing her esthetics training at Christine Valmy, Convissar opened her own spa, Amor Aesthetics, in Arden Heights in January 2022.

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CV Alum, Tenisha Rae, Celebrates Two Years of Wellness and Rejuvenation at Sachi Nails

5/8/2023 – A huge congratulations to CV alum, Tenisha Rae, for celebrating two years of owning and operating Sachi Nails in Yonkers! With over 300 glowing reviews and 4.8 stars, it is evident that her commitment to excellence and customer service is a reflection of her dedication to providing the ultimate relaxation experience.

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CV Alum, Ellen Lange, Explains Her Dedication to a Single-Product Vision

5/7/2023 – She comes from a line of plastic surgeons, so it was only fate that she entered the beauty industry too! After attending CV, Ellen opened up her own medical spa near her family’s business.

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CV Alum, Serena Licastro, Accomplishes Long-Time Dream of Opening a Luxury Spa

4/7/23 – A huge congratulations to esthetics grad, Serena Licastro, on accomplishing her dream of opening her own spa studio, Serene Maria, in Staten Island! Upon graduating from CV, Serena’s passion and determination led her to work for various luxury spas in New York and Miami.

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CV Alum, Jacklin Price, Featured in the NJ Digest

1/6/23 – Congratulations to Christine Valmy graduate and Skincare Specialist at DRIP MedSpa, Jacklin Price, for being featured in the NJ Digest! A local journalist was inspired to take better care of his skin and decided to schedule his first facial, and he was not disappointed!

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CV Alum, Karen Aidala, Opens The Alchemie Studio

11/8/22 – Congratulations to Esthetics alum, Karen Aidala, for opening The Alchemie Studio! While her career path began in the medical industry she soon realized she wanted to pursue her passion for purposeful skincare.

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CV Alum & Owner of Hudson Beauty Bar, Esther Yim, Thrives in Her Passion for Permanent Makeup

7/13/2022 – Hudson Beauty Bar, founded by Esther Yim, a CV Esthetics grad, is bulking up their portfolio to provide clients a variety of in-demand services! Their newest offering is the latest trend in permanent makeup – ombre powder brows!

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CV Alum, Alcieli Director, Opens Wild Bird Beauty in Longmont

5/17/2022 – Congratulations to Esthetics Alum, Alcieli Director, for the grand opening of her new Longmont boutique, Wild Bird Beauty, and for being featured in the Longmont Ledger!

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CV Alum, Svetlana, Creates Signature Lash Lift Technique!
CV Alum, Svetlana, Creates Signature Lash Lift Technique

3/8/2022 – Congratulations to Esthetics Alum, Svetlana Danilina, for creating her own lash lift technique – Lashlift Pro! According to a recent press release published, her journey in the beauty industry began when she was four months pregnant and thought, “That’s it! I’m going to change my career!”

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CV Alum, Kristen, in her esthetics practice and giving a client a facial treatment. Photo Credits: Staten Island Advance and Matthew Mullin
CV Alum, Kristen Mullin, Opens Island Esthetics in Staten Island

8/23/2021 – Sending our sincerest congratulations to CV alum, Kristen Mullin, for starting her own esthetics practice, Island Esthetics, in Staten Island! We’d also like to congratulate her for being featured in an article by!

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CV Alum, Gabrielle Gentile, Celebrated for Successful Spa Opening

4/7/2021 – Sending our congratulations to CV Alum, Gabrielle! Her spa, Glow by Gabrielle, is being featured for its offering of skin care treatments and praised for the effort and dedication it took to open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CV Alum recognized in Thrive Global's celebratory International Women's Day article
CV Alum, Tayelor Kennedy, Featured in Thrive Global’s Celebration of Women’s Achievements

3/5/2021 – For International Women’s Day 2021, Thrive Global recognized powerful women working on unique and innovative ventures and breaking glass ceilings. We’re thrilled to share that Christine Valmy alum, Tayelor Kennedy, is on their list!

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CV Alum, Samantha Mims, Interviewed for Vogue

10/8/2020 – Very exciting to see CV alum, Samantha Mims, interviewed for Vogue! She dives into how she adapted her business and relationships with clients throughout the pandemic, including offering virtual consultations. Samantha even touches on some skin care treatments that you can perform at home.

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CV Alum, June Corina’s Unisex Hairstyling & Skin Care Clinic Celebrates 60 Years of Business

11/23/2019 – Christine Valmy alum, June Corina, reached a major milestone in her career – she has been operating her salon uninterrupted for 60 years! June goes through the challenges she faced and victories celebrated throughout the years, as well as her goals for the future.

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CV Alum, Nicole’s The Lash Lady Opens with Style

10/17/2019 – Nicole, Christine Valmy alum, celebrated the official grand opening of her new salon, The Lash Lady, in Caldwell, NJ! We’re so proud of her for fulfilling her dream, and for taking the initiative to move her business closer to her family.

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