Meet the team

Jackie David

Jackie David
Founder and Director, Academy of Skin and Beauty
NYS Licensed Esthetician

Jackie is the Founder and Director of Academy of Skin and Beauty. She is a New York State Licensed Esthetician, Certified Permanent Cosmetics Professional (CPCP), and holds a BA in Speech Communications. Jackie’s vision is to advance esthetics education by creating an enriching learning experience focused entirely on esthetics learning utilizing modern procedures, technologies, and equipment. Jackie takes pride in her hands-on approach with students by helping them during their schooling and certification process, as well as supporting students throughout their esthetics career as a friend and mentor.

Jackie began her esthetics career as the owner of Jackie David Skin Care in New York City. Prior to entering the esthetics industry in 2008, Jackie was a television sales and marketing executive with national media companies including KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, Fox, and ABC Television in New York.

Jackie resides in Rye Brook, New York. She enjoys exercising and spending time with her husband, two children, Australian Labradoodle (see our Mascot below!), and cat.


Joselle Nicosia
Director of Education, Esthetics Educator

Joselle Santamaria is a New York State Licensed Esthetician and renowned makeup artist. Prior to being an Academy of Skin and Beauty educator, Joselle worked at De La Mer Salon & Spa and BLVD. Joselle’s early career included freelance makeup work in both print and television with Tom Ford and Estee Lauder. Additionally, Joselle has held senior operational roles as the Spa Director at Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, and Remedy Bar Spa.  Joselle stays up to date with the industry as an independent esthetician. Joselle’s specialty services include customized facials, chemical peels, organic spray tanning, eyebrow styling and waxing services.

Prior to her esthetics career, Joselle received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SUNY Albany.

Joselle resides in White Plains, New York. She enjoys exercising and spending time with her two American Bulldogs, two boys, and husband.


Shawna Miller
Esthetics Educator

Shawna is a Licensed Esthetician and Make-up Artist. She holds a BA in English from Adelphi University. Shawna owns Shawna Elizabeth Enterprise, SEE, specializing in corrective skincare treatments, make-up artistry and brow architecture. Before being an Educator at the Academy of Skin and Beauty, she held positions in Brand Training and Management for MAC, YSL, and Lancome Cosmetics. Shawna has also been a makeup artist for commercials, print campaigns, runway shows, plays and NY/GA Fashion Week. She is the Author of More Than a Make-up Artist: Crack the CODE to Become a Face Architect, published in 2020.

 Shawna is dedicated to using her skincare & make-up art prowess as an educator, for both students and clients.  When Shawna is not teaching or pampering clients, she enjoys formulating skincare products that address the most common skin conditions.  

To unwind, Shawna loves to spend time at the beach.  

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Ariana Joubert
Esthetics Educator

Ariana is a New York State and Connecticut dual Licensed Esthetician and Professional Makeup Artist. She holds a Masters Degree in Material and Ritual Culture specializing in Beauty and Cosmetics in America Parsons from The New School. She is the owner of Skin By Ariana LLC in Mamaroneck, NY specializing in acne, hyperpigmentation, bridal makeup, and eyebrow structural shaping. She started her career in waxing and bridal makeup and expanded her knowledge over the years by working in New York City, Westchester, and Connecticut’s top Holistic Spas, Day Spas, Medical Spas and Waxing Centers.

Ariana struggled with acne her whole life and wanted to aid others who share the same concerns. She found esthetics and never looked back.  Before opening her own business, she managed a top waxing beauty center in CT and NY. Her love for skincare, beauty history, and educating others brought her to teach Esthetics today, preparing and teaching future estheticians for the beautiful career ahead of them!

When she’s not teaching or at her spa, Ariana enjoys museum visits, painting and cuddling with her two sphinx cats.

Joanna Kruszynski
Joanna Kruszynski
Esthetics Educator

Joanna is a Licensed Esthetician in NY, NJ, and CT, a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and a Reiki Master. She has worked extensively in medical esthetics, management, product development, business and education.

Joanna keeps up with the newest trends by working as an esthetician, performing customized facials, laser procedures, consulting, and integrative nutrition.

Before her esthetics career, she flew aboard LOT Polish Airlines, where she investigated and implemented anti-aging practices to prolong youthful appearance.

Joanna lives in Westchester, NY.

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Diane Rabadi

Esthetics Educator

Diane is a New York State Licensed Esthetician and certified in lash extensions. With over a decade of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her work. As an esthetician, Diane is dedicated to helping clients achieve their skincare goals through customized treatments and product recommendations. Her skills as a lash technician allow her to enhance clients’ natural beauty with precision and care.

With a commitment to excellence and ongoing education, Diane is passionate about sharing her expertise with aspiring beauty professionals, guiding them to develop the skills and knowledge needed for success in the industry.

Diane also enjoys cooking and cherishing moments with her loved ones.

Jackie David

Allison Courtenay
Esthetics Educator

Allison is a New York State Licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist and holds a MBLEx National License in Massage Therapy. Allison is the owner of Second Star Aesthetics and Massage in Harrison, NY, specializing in Corrective Korean Skincare, using advanced modalities to help her clients look and feel their best. She began her career in the beauty and wellness industry in 2014, working in luxury day spas and alongside top Westchester medical providers.

Allison draws from a wealth of clinical experience, and a strong background in hospitality to bring client-centered, result-driven care to her clientele. Her love of learning and passion for skincare lead her to the classroom, where she inspires students to cultivate their curiosity, skill, and professionalism into a rewarding career.

When she’s not in the classroom, Allison enjoys spending time in nature, reading, and performing arts.


Mascot, Academy of Skin and Beauty

Teddy is an Australian Labradoodle. Prior to living in New York, Teddy was born in Kenosha, WI. Teddy takes pride in her skin with routine visits to the groomer, but occasionally rolls around in the dirt. Teddy specializes in kisses, barking at delivery people, and letting students and staff pet her to help lower  their blood pressure, calm them and reduce stress.

Teddy enjoys playing fetch, long runs with her mom, cuddling, and chasing her Persian cat, Gizmo, who doesn’t want to play with her.

"Invest in your skin. It is going to represent you for a very long time." - Linden Tyler

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