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 career in esthetics 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 Labradooodle (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.

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Carolyn Cianciotto

Esthetics Educator

Carolyn is a licensed Esthetician and Nail Technician in New York State and Connecticut. She is certified in Radio Frequency, Tattoo Removal and IPL by the National Laser Institution. Prior to being an Academy of Skin and Beauty Educator, Carolyn worked as a product and service consultant for Conde’ Nast publications, celebrity manicurist, and as an esthetician at The Pierre New York, The Breakers Palm Beach, and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. She also worked as an Esthetics Educator in Palm Beach, and was the lead Medical Aesthetician at Sonobello Westchester, treating post-operative patients with Radio Frequency for lymphatic drainage.  She has worked as a volunteer in prison ministry and as a motivational speaker.  She stays up to date working at Farida Studio in White Plains.

Carolyn loves sharing her extensive knowledge and tricks of the trade as an Educator.

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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.

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Ariana Joubert
Esthetics Educator

Ariana is a New York State and Connecticut dual license 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.


Elizabeth Rutigliano
Esthetics Educator

Elizabeth is dual-licensed in Esthetics and Massage Therapy, practicing in the State of New York for over 25 years. Elizabeth began her career as a licensed Massage Therapist at The Origins Spa at Chelsea Piers in New York City and went on to senior management roles in spa and fitness at the Westin Hotel Times Square and Ritz-Carlton Central Park before joining the opening team at the Ritz Carlton Spa White Plains in 2007. In White Plains, Elizabeth started as a lead esthetician and ultimately rose to Ritz Carlton Spa Supervisor of Operations. In 2020, Elizabeth decided to pursue her passion for helping others reach their potential in the dynamic and growing esthetics industry as an educator at the Aveda Institute in New York City.

Elizabeth has resided in Westchester County since 2007.

Callie Recinos
Esthetics Educator

Callie is a New York State Licensed Esthetician. Prior to being an Academy of Skin and Beauty educator, she worked as an Esthetics Instructor in Rockland County, and as Esthetician at The Wholeness Center. Callie stays up to date in the industry as an independent esthetician. Callie’s services include customized facials, specializing in anti-aging facials and acneic skin.

Callie is currently also enrolled in the nursing program at Rockland Community College.

Callie resides in Warwick, New York. She enjoys volunteering with Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation, traveling, and spending time with her family.  She is also very adventurous when it comes to trying new cuisines.


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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