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Heather Hunt, BS, LAE, CPCS, CLSO
Licensed Advanced Esthetician, Certified Permanent Cosmetic Specialist, Certified Laser Safety Operator Trainer, Advanced Aesthetics and Permanent Cosmetics Instructor, (Future RN 2022)
Heather has over twenty years experience in the health, beauty and medical aesthetic laser sales industry. She grew up in a small town and worked in her families restaurant. From an early age this is where she learned a hard work ethic, the art of entrepreneurship and serving people. As she left her small town to attend college in the city she never lost the love of serving community and building lasting relationships. After graduation, Heather went on to work with some of the top physicians in the Greater Cincinnati area and has found her love of teaching others to make a livelihood for themselves. Ms. Hunt has trained 1000's of professionals in permanent cosmetics and professional skin care, as well as helped many open their own spas and medical spa practices. Naturally artistic, Heather worked as a licensed stylist while attending college and received her bachelors of science degree in Dietetics from The University of Cincinnati, Allied Health Department in 2000. She took courses in business management and marketing which helped her open her first location, a full service med spa in 2001. She was inducted into the Kappa Omicron Nu, Honors Society for High Honors. During her time at the University of Cincinnati, she worked for the Dean of Math and Science Department as a research assistant, helping the department collect data to obtain grants. Heather was also an English tutor for the university and this is where she says she gained a real love of teaching and helping others succeed. After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree, she decided to make a career for herself in the medical aesthetic sales industry. She traveled the country as a sales manager, offering training on medical aesthetic equipment for Advanced Aesthetic Lasers, Inc., (UBS Aesthetics) and Mattioli Engineering Company, to spas, plastic surgeons, dermatologist and training hospitals such as Case Western Reserve in Cleveland Ohio and Northwestern Memorial in Chicago Illinois. During this time she attended many medical aesthetic and spa conferences around the country including, Miami Florida and Las Vegas Nevada in which she educated and demonstrated to professionals on these devices. She was admitted to the University of Cincinnati Graduate Pharmacy School, Cosmetic Science Program and audited courses in skin science to gain a better understanding of the function of cosmetics on the skin. Then in 2001, newly married, she wanted to settle down and start a family and opened her first salon and medi spa in Cincinnati Ohio, which since then grew into two locations under the name Renew Image, Salon & Medi Spa. In 2011 the business opened its second location, a 6,000 square foot Luxury Med Spa near Kenwood and Indian Hill, Ohio. She and her husband partnered with an age restricted community which included over 400 independent, assisted living and skilled care units. From 2011 to 2015, Heather created the medical spa menu and provided services that were a major selling point for the residents who would decide to live there as well as to the surrounding Kenwood and Indian Hill public. Heather built the salon and medi spa up from 15 clients to over 1000+ clients in the time she ran the two locations. In 2015, she saw a need for advanced training in the industry and she decided to refocus and the company to the West Chester location providing training programs to other beauty and health care professionals. Over the twenty years in business Renew Image, has been featured in many national and local industry magazines for best body and beauty services. Heather has been featured by local news channels as an image and wellness expert representing brands such as Saks 5th Avenue, La Mer and Lancome. Most recently, Renew Image was featured in SKIN DEEP Magazine for 'Top Advanced Training Centers in the Nation', and Heather was featured as an 'Industry Influencer' by The Associated Skin Care Professionals. Heather also received her 100 Hour Fundamental Permanent Cosmetic Specialist Certification, and went on to receive advanced training in Microblading, Scalp Micropigmentation, from NPM, New Permanent Makeup International and SCALPA. She holds over twenty-five Advanced Skin & Body certifications and Micropigmentation certifications including, Areola Restoration in which she works with breast cancer survivors. Heather is currently enrolled in nursing school to advanced her career in aesthetics. A former AFAA, certified group fitness instructor, Heather considers herself a life long fitness enthusiast and has competed in national fitness competitions. This diverse and well rounded background in business management and sales, beauty, skin science, nutrition, fitness and permanent cosmetics makes her an extremely well rounded instructor in skin and body care and permanent cosmetics. Heather is a member of the America Med Spa Association AmSpa, The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and The Association of Aesthetic Laser Professionals (AALP) She supports Cancer Awareness and offers services free of charge to cancer patients and cancer survivors. She has supported many local and global humanitarian efforts and has a passion for helping women and children's organizations. Heather has been married for 25 years and is the mother of three boys, Nathan 16, and twins Jonathan and Joseph 11. She enjoys hiking, taking her family boating and watching her sons sporting events. She considers herself a life time learner and she is currently enrolled in nursing school and will gain her RN Licensed in 2022. She is happy to talk to and help anyone who is passionate and wants to know more about the aesthetic industry!