Monthly Archives: June 2011

Flourishing in Florida

Dalia Diaz has written to let us know she is working 6 days a week at a Massage Envy in Florida where she recently relocated with her family. She is servicing facials & massage and tells us “I love my job, money is good, the hours are great. I do think of you often … So grateful to have been your student. Thank you always.” We teach our passion and it means so much when our students feel as strongly about what they learn. We enjoy hearing their feedback and hear so many positive stories as our graduates head off to pursue careers that they love.

Graduates Receive Advanced Training

IAAS graduates had the distinction of attending two recent advanced training sessions with Trish Green who “touched on” Oriental Analysis: Reflexology & The Skin and Aromatherapy and in a second class Essential Oils and Drainage Massage. The remarkably in-depth classes taught attendees advanced techniques to enhance the facial or spa experience and to enhance manicures, pedicures and other “traditional” spa services to generate more revenue. The reflexology session taught how to identify the zones and reflexes of the feet and their connection to the face and the treatment of aging skin. The aromatherapy class discussed incorporating specialized spa treatments into skin care, peels, and treatment blends.

Trish Green is a CIDESCO Diplomat, has been a teacher for 30 years, is a doctor of homeopathy, an instructor of aromatherapy and a registered bach flower practitioner. She is the owner of the Balnea Institute in Ontario, an educational facility dedicated to holistic esthetics and complementary therapies.

Thanks Trish for sharing so much great insight with us – we can’t wait for your return in the fall! Graduates be sure to sign up for the newsletter on-line so we have your e-mail address to notify you of future programs.

Pomperaug High College Fair

LorieDisplayThe second annual College / Post Secondary Option Fair was held at Pomperaug High School in April and Lorie was there to talk to region-wide high school students and their parents who are all facing the daunting task of what is next for their soon-to-be graduate. The most important factor in making this important life choice a successful one is understanding and accommodating the student’s interests and aspirations. Students with an affinity for all things beauty, make-up, and skin care have completed their IAAS training and gone on to build exciting careers in an assortment of areas including working at salons, owning their own salons, doing make-up application for fashion shows and even video shoots. IAAS can be the first step to a great future!

IAAS at Vocational Fair

You are seeing more and more of us speaking to classes at area high schools and attending vocational events where we are being invited to tell students about alternatives to what is considered a traditional college education. College is not for everyone for either financial or educational reasons – or both! IAAS offers students an opportunity to learn a trade, in a shorter period of time, with much less debt, all resulting in a satisfying career to last a lifetime. Over 5,000 students and parents attended the Danbury High School College and Vocational Fair held at the Danbury Fair Mall and many stopped by to visit with Julie.JulieDFMExpo