ABOUT THE EDUCATORS
Licensed Esthetician and Eyelash Technician
Jessica Gonzalez, a multi-certified lash master since 2006; started her career with Novalash, Inc. the first pioneers in the lash industry in America prior to becoming the world recognized leader in products and training. Invited in 2006 to be Novalash’s Connecticut and Rhode Island lash educator. Her formal training was under Sophia Navarro in classic lash and volume lash extension, after 9 exciting years of educating she pivoted to focus on her business to master the art of mega volume and styling. With so many great lash products in the market, Jessica wanted to focus on training students in the areas most important in the lashing industry and the art of application. In 2018, Jessica partnered with International Institute Of Cosmetology in Connecticut curating the eyelash extensive course curriculum for the school.
In 2012 She opened up her brick and mortar, Lash Esthetica, in the thriving Park Road neighborhood in West Hartford, CT . A Latina female owned business, empowering woman’s confidence while providing sophisticated treatments. Aside from her passion as a master lash educator she loves working on skin!
Yatzabel is an International Institute of Cosmetology Makeup Academy Alumni. Currently she educates at the Makeup Academy instructing Airbrush Makeup and SFX Makeup.
She has loved doing makeup as long as she can remember. She has a background in art and design and continues to challenge herself by taking on colorful and creative projects.
Yatzabel has been part of the makeup industry for over 6 years and has taken on many different roles. She has worked with retail brands and bridal salons and enjoys bringing her love and knowledge of makeup to students.
Mathena is a Makeup Academy Alumni and is currently teaching Airbrush Makeup and SFX Makeup. Since the age of 12 she would watch countless hours of makeup tutorials and practice new techniques.
Combining her self-taught YouTube knowledge and hours of practice, she grew to getting friends ready for rehearsals and performances. She became the official hair and makeup coordinator for the Windsor Locks high school musical productions. Since her training at International Institute of Cosmetology, she fell in love with more skills and became interested in teaching future makeup lovers. Her specialties include airbrush makeup, special effects and bridal glam. Mathena also works at Gugliottis Salon doing bridal and event makeup.
Chanice has been in the hair industry for over 10 years. After graduating from cosmetology school, she worked in many salons learning and perfecting her craft. Eventually she becoming a salon owner herself. She fell in love with the idea of educating clients on their natural hair which has led to her current career. “I noticed school and most salons I worked in didn’t focus enough of natural/curly hair, so I am extremely happy to be able to educate students to feel comfortable doing all types of hair.” “She believed she could so she did “
Why these workshops and not another online course?
These classes combine theory instruction with supervised practical hands on instruction that you cannot receive from an online course.
Do these classes lead to licensure?
The workshops featured on this page do not lead to state licensure. You will receive a certificate of completion upon completion of these workshops.
COVID-19 safety and sanitation is a priority during workshops.