Esthetics Teacher, Esthetician, Cosmetologist
Ms. Carrie is an Esthetics Teacher, Esthetician, Cosmetologist, and a former salon owner. After being a successful hair stylist and a salon owner for over 20 years, Ms. Carrie felt a calling to skin care and she became one of the Academy’s first graduates. While practicing as a medical Esthetician she decided to join the Academy’s team and completed the Esthetics Teacher program. Ms. Carrie brings unparalleled knowledge and unbelievable breadth and depth of experience, so she can teach our students what it takes to succeed in the real world.
Ms. Anastasia has earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University. She had worked in finance and consulting before being selected for a prestigious congressional fellowship in Germany. While abroad, Ms. Anastasia had an opportunity to gain invaluable work experience with one of the world’s largest cosmetics companies. She joined International Skin Beauty Academy as the Academy’s manager, with the focus on operations and strategic development. Ms. Anastasia brings with her extensive international experience (her studies and work have taken her to Europe and Asia), dedication to the highest standards and practices, and passion for skin care.
Few people understand – or can teach Makeup better than Ms. Nancy. After receiving her BFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ms. Nancy decided that she wanted more than to capture the world around her – she wanted to make it more beautiful! As a professional photographer and a makeup artist for many years, she completed her Esthetics program the Academy. She is a licensed esthetician and a certified makeup artist. She is one of the best professionals working in the Greater Chicago area. From private events to large commercial shoots for Fortune 500 companies, Ms. Nancy has been a Makeup Artist in demand for two decades.
Ms. Helen is both a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant and a licensed Esthetician, having completed both of her programs at the Academy. Her extensive real-life experience – from assisting professors in large teaching hospitals to working with a dermatologist and vascular surgeon at an elite practice – has allowed Ms. Helen to become a highly respected healthcare professional. Ms. Helen’s acute sense of professionalism and phenomenal understanding of medical subject, ensure that her students become extraordinarily and successful Medical Assistants. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Dr. Sandra has the intelligence and drive to change the world! She originally came to the Academy as a transfer Esthetics student, disappointed by the low level of education at her previous school. Studying under Dr. Doran gave Ms. Sandra an opportunity to understand Skin and Esthetics from a different perspective and inspired her to become an Esthetics Teacher. She became one of first team members and shared Dr. Doran’s philosophy and desire to take the skin care field to another level by raising the bar for Estheticians.
When Dr. Doran founded her school to fill a void in quality skin care education, she named it International Skin Beauty Academy, also known as International Training Academy. After many years of careful research, Dr. Doran has developed a number of outstanding skincare treatments, including the famous Age-Control Facial™, which she passes on to her students. Together with a group of highly qualified, well educated, intelligent, and extremely motivated instructors, whom she personally trained, Dr. Doran developed an extremely successful esthetics program.
The Academy has also been dubbed the “School of Second Chances” for allowing women and men to finally pursue their passion and build a successful career. The students have come from near and far – both literally and metaphorically! We have trained women from almost 30 countries and are used to students driving from Indiana and Wisconsin to attend classes. Students from other parts of the country – North Dakota, Arkansas, Virginia, Iowa and Florida – have also chosen to move to Illinois to learn at the Academy. The list of current and former students includes licensed physicians, registered nurses, licensed estheticians, cosmetologists, and massage therapists.
After establishing its reputation as one of the best skin care schools in the country, and changing a multitude of lives for the better, we were ready to grow further and take it to the next level. The idea for the new direction came to Dr. Doran after she started attending Chicago Dermatological Society meetings and round-tables at Rush and Cook County hospitals. Many hospitals and doctors are looking and struggling to find well-trained employees who can perform a variety of functions at their practices.
Dr. Doran realized that training in both Medical Esthetics and Medical Assisting would be a unique opportunity for future success. Each profession itself has potential to earn a great living. The combination would not only double a graduate’s income and give benefits; it would also make a person indispensable to the medical office and their team. The Academy’s outstanding medical programs include: Administrative and Clinical Medical Assisting, EKG, Phlebotomy, and Massage Therapy.