Meet IDE Staff
PRESIDENT & FOUNDER/INSTRUCTOR
Julia Bowers received her clinical license in Hamburg, Germany in 1986 and practiced as an esthetician throughout college as she studied business. After graduating, she opened and ran her own spa until deciding to relocate to the U.S. in 1995. Julia was quickly hired as a Technical Director of Esthetics at Blaine, a renowned group of cosmetology schools in Massachusetts, where she managed three locations and many instructors. Eight years later, she was appointed Cosmetology Department Chairman at North Shore Community College, overseeing the entire cosmetics, esthetics, and nail programs. Somehow Julia found the time and energy to continue her own cosmetics education and keep her practices up, including permanent cosmetics, and started Pigmenta, Inc, her niche company providing long lasting, gentle permanent cosmetic services at various independent venues, in 2004.
Julia’s passion for education and understanding of its importance throughout one’s career inspired her to open Institute de Epidermie, insisting that it be more than a series of over-crowded, under-serviced workshops. Her history working with the Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology allowed her to create an advanced training center that would not only expand expertise but also be accredited. To Julia, this is true continuing education.
Carol O’Connell is the founder and director of Skin Serenity Medispa. She holds a degree in Health Care Management, and her credentials include a Class I license in cosmetology and a license in aesthetics. Carol is also a clinical skin care specialist, laser therapist and an Obagi health restoration specialist. She has many certifications in advanced skin care classes and specializes in pigmented skin disorders, laser therapies, and microdermabrasion. She has worked in the medical field in Surgical Services providing quality patient care. Her passion is in the art of beauty and skincare that is provided by the advanced treatments available in today’s industry. Her dedication to the expanding skin care industry has prompted Carol to facilitate continuing education classes for licensed professionals, where she can share her knowledge and give back to the industry. She instructs the Laser and Light Therapy classes at IdE.
Hillary Pauli became a Licensed Aesthetician in 2004. Although she has held various roles in the skin care industry, education has been a primary one. Hillary became a licensed Aesthetics Instructor early in her career. She taught at the under-graduate level for Blaine, the Beauty Career Schools for a short period of time before becoming a post-graduate instructor. She then began as an Educator for the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica in 2006. Hillary became a Senior Instructor and, in this role, taught classes on a variety of skin care subjects. Hillary now works as a skin therapist at All About You in Westminster, MA. There she provides customized skin care services including skin treatments, chemical peels, threading, waxing, and laser hair removal. In her experience, Hillary has seen how much education will enhance and enrich a career in the skincare industry. It is her passion to learn and share her knowledge in the ever-changing skin care industry and she brings this passion to her students at IdE.
Jessica Fitzmaurice’s first introduction to the skin world was working for a dermatologist in Scottsdale Arizona, where she enhanced her knowledge in the medical field. Now after being a license Esthetician for over 11 years, she has used her experience in the surgical world to educate her students. Working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists has made her a well rounded esthetician of many skills. Jessical also founded Aestheics Exchange AESTX.com, the exclusive social network for license professionals. She continues to help people grow in the industry, share experiences, and knowledge.
Stefanie Magnant, R.N. is an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist with over 7 years of experience as a medical aesthetician and aesthetic nurse specializing in non-surgical facial injectables to restore and enhance natural beauty. Certified by the Esthetics Skin Institute, Stefanie provides cosmetic injectables under the medical direction of Dr. Michelle Sasmor from Riversong Plastic Surgery. Her certifications include multiple laser modalities, IPL, Sclerotherapy, Botox, Xeomin, Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and Ultherapy. Stefanie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem State College. Not only is she an aesthetic nurse specialist, but also a licensed aesthetician from Catherine Hinds School of Esthetics, where she has taught professional development workshops to fellow nurses. She is a licensed instructor and currently teaches at IdE. She also teaches for National Laser Institute, in which she educates medical and aesthetic professionals the art and skill of non-surgical injectables. Stefanie has been a trainer for Essentials and Eclipse Aesthetics on Micropen Microneedling and PRP treatments. Stefanie is dedicated to providing optimal aesthetic outcomes. Her high level of patient care, attention to detail, and passion to aesthetics has made Stefanie highly recommended from her clients.
Lisa Grisolia has been in business for over 17 years providing esthetics, makeup, and hair styling. She has been trained in beauty makeup by Debra Macki and James Vincent and worked alongside Special Effects Makeup Artist Myke Michaels. She is an award winning makeup artist, and have worked as a special effects artist and key makeup artist in film. As well as an educator for Ardell Lash, Sorme Makeup and Nufree Nudesse Hair Removal also a licensed esthetician and esthetic educator. Clients include actors, beauty contestants, models, brides and everyday people. Lisa’s experience includes black and white, color photography, working in film, special effects, fashion and print work. Her focus is always on the vision of the client and Lisa’s need to bring that vision to life.
Loreen Mastrocola has been an esthetician for 20 years and nail technician for 15 years. Her passion for skin care and making a difference with her clients has made her job much more enjoyable and she wanted to spread her knowledge. So 5 years ago she obtained her instructors license for esthetics and has loved every moment in the classroom. From facial treatments, waxing, sunless spray tanning, and in-salon training classes – Loreen takes pride in each class she teaches. Students leave with an abundance of knowledge and business building strategies along with extensive practical experience, as well as helpful tips and tricks they can use in the field.