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  • We Heart IDI

    To celebrate our 30th anniversary here at The International Dermal Institute, we asked IDI team members from around the globe to tell us what they love most about working at IDI! We appreciate the hard work, dedication and intelligence of each of our team members, and we are so grateful to offer their expertise to our students. Find out what our beloved educators and staff had to say about working at IDI:

    “I had my first taste of IDI at a seminar held in South Africa in the mid-1990s and it changed everything for me. I had always felt that, whilst I enjoyed my work, there was a strange disconnect with other people’s perception of me. It was wonderful to hear Jane speak about our trade in a way that resonated with how I felt. I wanted others to recognize that there was far more value to what skin therapists could and do contribute to society, and it was reassuring to know that I could be so much better than this warped perception. A few years later I moved to the United Kingdom and joined the International Dermal Institute as an Educator. Every day since has been extraordinary – challenging, rewarding, and more connecting than I could possibly have imagined. The International Dermal Institute has not only given me the knowledge and experience I craved, but it has given me a sense of pride in my industry that is a reason to give my best every day. Beyond that I have had the privilege to forge friendships that will last a lifetime. After more than 20 years in the industry, I know I would do it all again in a heartbeat.”
    -Candice Gardner, Educator

    “When I started working for Dermalogica more than 10 years ago, I attended various IDI classes, some of them abroad. I was particularly impressed by the wealth of information and its scientific background. This was completely new to me, because so far my experience with courses in the cosmetics industry were far more superficial and more traditional in Germany. The absolute highlight for me, and one that I will never forget, was the visit by Ohashi, who provided much amazement – as well as a certain amount of amusement – at an IDI class on the subject of face and body reading. His apt and very humorous analysis of a participant just by his shoes was amazing! I never fail to be impressed by the holistic broader view with which the IDI classes are held.”
    -Bettina Zammert, Education Manager, Germany

    “I’ve been in the industry for 14 years, and IDI has played an integral part in my learning and development as a skin therapist and an employee. It takes the journey of knowledge beyond what you expect and motivates you to learn more and share your knowledge with other like-minded skin therapists. IDI has evolved over the years and now in Australia it’s very exciting and motivating to know that yearly, IDI supports an event where we get see and hear from leaders within our industry.”
    -Triska Stratulat, Education Operations Manager, Australia

    “When I first entered the beauty industry in 1995, I was told by many people that I would be bored and never be successful. These people obviously had never heard of IDI. I admit, when I left college I thought I knew it all! I was brought back to reality when I attended my first IDI class. That first day I transformed from a beauty therapist into a skin and body therapist and I’ve never looked back. Over the years the education I gained from the IDI team and other students while in class has greatly built my knowledge and hands-on skills in the treatment room, increased my sales, and ultimately given me confidence. The passion for learning and the industry as a whole was infectious and highly motivational, so much so that I have worked for IDI for the past 10 years. IDI has helped me continually grow and to travel the world while being part of our exciting and ever changing industry. Boring? No way. Successful? Absolutely. Thank you IDI, and happy anniversary!”
    -Claire Crouch: Corporate Training Specialist

    “My passion and excitement for education began with The International Dermal Institute, from attending every IDI workshop as a student to now teaching as an IDI trainer for Australia, New Zealand and Asia. IDI’s education has built my love of skin more than I could have ever imagined, and it has provided me with a fantastic opportunity to share this with skin therapists around the world! I am very proud to represent IDI and be connected to such a strong tribe that shares the same passion for the skin care industry.”
    -Charlotte Brockett, International Senior Instructor

    “I remember attending my first IDI class; it was Effective Skin Analysis just over 16 years ago. I remember being blown away by the pH test with the pH pencil; my boss purchased three at the end of class. The next day we started testing all the cleansers the business stocked and we were shocked by the results! I was hooked on IDI! I was very fortunate to have worked for a woman that believes education is the key to a successful business, so the entire team of therapists were sent to attend training at IDI on regular bases.

    Next came Paraffin Therapies and then I worked my way through every IDI class and Guest Speaker Event that was on offer. With each IDI workshop I attended I used the information to educate my clients about their skin, and I performed the techniques learnt to enhance the treatments I gave. I believe IDI has been a key in assisting me to become a therapist that is well-skilled and knowledgeable.

    IDI ignited my passion for learning to become the best skin therapist I could possibly be, and it helped me make a very easy decision on what direction my career should take. I have just celebrated my 12 year anniversary with the company and am fortunate to be part of the IDI team. Thank you IDI and happy anniversary!”
    -Dennille Ludenau, Corporate Training Manager, Australia

    “I get as excited today when I log onto the IDI website and have at my fingertips the most incredible and valuable source of information to support, strengthen and develop any industry professional as I did 20 years ago when I joined IDI as an educator. It has, and remains, an incredible fountain of knowledge.

    To me IDI is more than simply an education provider, it is a community of like-minded people across the globe who share a common passion, skin/body health and wellness, delivered through the most up to date business practices and outstanding customer service. Whether it is face to face learning in a workshop or symposium, through live webinars, videos or the written word, IDI is our industry’s guiding light; it equips us with the tools to face the future challenges head on and reap the rewards of success. Happy anniversary IDI, here’s to the next 30!”
    -Emma Hobson, Education Manager, Asia, Australia & New Zealand

    “Over the course of several years I took every IDI course I could to not only build my scientific knowledge base on skin, but also to learn and apply new skills to my practice. I quickly found work in a medical clinic and was eventually asked to partner in a medical spa venture and act as their Esthetics Director.

    Because of my exposure to the Dermalogica line while taking practical courses at IDI Minneapolis, I made the easy decision in my first business to carry Dermalogica. Clients absolutely loved the versatility and results of the product line and I felt supported in my continuing education with Dermalogica!
    Throughout my career I frequently sought the advice of my instructor, Holly Stoviak. My professional relationship with Holly provided a secure and supportive mentorship that I continue to value to this day. She steered me clearly on so many decisions and provided wonderful insight into the advancement of my career.

    My time at IDI and Dermalogica as a student facilitated countless networking opportunities, continuously reignited my passion for the industry, kept me competitive as a skin therapist, and provided a trusted and respected ‘home away from home’ through the compassion and professionalism of exceptional instructors and staff.

    IDI broadened my horizons and scope of practice and shaped me into a professional that has gone on to direct cosmetic laser divisions of two medical practices, manage three medical spas, orchestrate an entire build-out on my first business, provide freelance consulting for physicians seeking to open medical spas, and train others in my craft.

    These adventures in my career would NOT have been possible without my continued post graduate education at The International Dermal Institute.”
    -Danielle Spak, Instructor, The International Dermal Institute

    We are pleased to provide skin therapists with the best education possible to ensure success in their skin therapy careers.

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