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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 Announces Expanded Leadership Team

1/17/2023 – Christine Valmy Inc is proud to announce Robert Olich as Chief Financial Officer, Steve Earl as Head of Manufacturing & Operations, and Vicky Nimmolrat as Director of Human Resources & Compliance.

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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 Announces New School Leadership Team

8/1/2022 – Christine Valmy, a leading pioneer in the beauty industry and owner of renowned educational facilities, is proud to announce a new leadership team to oversee all current and future school locations.

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CV Launches Spa Management & Ownership Course

7/25/2022 – Christine Valmy has announced the launch of an original new course: Spa Management & Ownership. This accredited curriculum is designed to provide beauty and wellness professionals with the knowledge and confidence they need to become savvy business owners and/or managers.

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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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Valeen Mild Astringent, Christine Valmy All Natural skin care
Valeen Mild Astringent Named Best Toner for Breakout Skin

4/27/2021 – Christine Valmy’s natural and cruelty-free Valeen Mild Astringent is listed as one of the best facial toners for your skin by Beautyfll! Valeen completes the cleansing process by helping to remove any residue left on the skin.

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Marina Valmy Speaks About DIY Facial Masks That Heal Sun Damaged Skin

3/22/2021  – Marina Valmy, daughter of Christine Valmy and current organizational leader, speaks to interviewers from CBS2NY about how to create DIY skin care masks from fruits and vegetables that most people have in their kitchens.

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Christine Valmy International School in NYC shows off their new assistant director!
CV Announces Vanessa Maia as Assistant Director of Our NYC School

8/24/2020 – Christine Valmy announced today the hire of Vanessa Maia as Assistant Director of its flagship Time Square, NY location. The Assistant Director role is integral to reinforcing the institution’s leadership position by adapting its educational offering to meet the needs of the next generation of beauty professionals.

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The way through this is together, we donate 10% of hand sanitizer sold to frontline workers.
CV Delivers Largest Hand Sanitizer Donation Yet to Mount Sinai Hospital

5/21/2020 – Christine Valmy today announced its largest donation of hand sanitizer yet, with a delivery to Mount Sinai Hospital – Visiting Doctors Program in New York City. This donation is the latest in its program to support healthcare workers and first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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CV Expands Professional Product Suite with Two Innovative New Offerings

3/2/2020 – Christine Valmy has launched two new B2B skin care products, designed to elevate the client experience delivered by spas, salons, and self-employed estheticians across the country.

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CV Launches a New Online Experience

11/21/2019 – Christine Valmy has announced the launch of a new website and online shopping destination. This launch represents a major milestone for a long-established organization, as it aims to deliver a more modern and user-friendly digital experience for visitors and shoppers across all devices.

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