Advanced Skin Therapy Training
For the Licensed Professional
Quality Continuing Education:
- Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Nail Technicians, Teachers
- Classes, Workshops, Home Study, Private Instruction
We offer a wide range of quality education, at reasonable prices, which includes Classes, Workshops and Home Study, as well as, Private Instruction developed in a background of 60 years of experience in every aspect of Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Teaching.
We are approved sponsors for continuing education in the state of Illinois. License #190-000203
“Your Education Is Our Priority”
Advanced Skin Therapy Program
A Division of GINAMARIE and Continuing Educations, Inc. for Advanced Skin Therapy Training
Our Advanced Skin Therapy Program is specifically designed for licensed estheticians, cosmetologists, and nail technicians who are looking to advance their knowledge and further their career. We offer in-depth classes and hands-on workshops, in a multitude of areas, that will take you to that next level as a leading expert in the industry!
Gina Marie McGuire
Gina Marie McGuire is a licensed esthetician, president of Ginamarie Products and Continuing Educations, Inc. She has over 30 years experience in the skincare industry and has been educating professionals and the consumer for the majority of her career. Gina Marie’s philosophy on caring for skin has always been from the science point of view opposed to the marketing side of skincare. Her approach in understanding and caring for skin is from a holistic perspective. She feels strongly that when treating skin from the health standpoint, the results are amazing. Gina Marie brings a wealth of information to the classroom as she has extensive experience in retail, manufacturing, wholesaling, public speaking, educating, marketing, and skin therapy treatments. She is considered a leading expert in the skincare field and has a strong desire to share her wealth of knowledge in the advancement of the beauty industry. As a result of her leadership, Gina Marie was nominated for the 2019 Aestheticians’ Choice Award for Brand Educator and has been featured several times in professional skin magazines. Furthermore, Gina Marie has been asked on multiple occasions to share her insight at local and national conferences for professionals in the industry and consumers alike.
Gina Marie owns and operates Continuing Educations, Ginamarie Skin Center, and the corporate headquarters in Mokena, IL. Her company is an approved sponsor for license renewal in the state of Illinois. She offers a variety of classes and workshops for advanced training purposes as well as 38 home study courses are available for continuing education. The skin center provides holistic spa services to improve the health of skin while giving the client everything they need to feel confident and beautiful. Recently in 2016, the GM Girl’s Internship Program was launched. This innovative platform utilizing social media is designed for high school, college girls and young women in the workforce. The GM Girls share their expertise on skincare, cosmetics, and beauty through the Ginamarie website’s beauty blog for the sole purpose of inspiring what true beauty really means. In addition to the GM Girls’ Internship Program, the Glam Camp was developed for younger girls to inspire adolescent minds on what it means to be strong, beautiful, confident young women. Gina Marie has made it her mission to educate, to inspire and to ultimately make a difference.
Cindy Norkus has worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years in many different facets. She is a licensed esthetician and esthetic instructor. Her experiences range from business management, retail, spa services, and an instructor for esthetic training and licensing. As a leading expert in the skincare industry, Cindy brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom and the treatment room. She has a clear understanding of where the industry needs strengthening and is extremely passionate about educating professionals and consumers alike. Working first-hand with clients in the treatment room, Cindy is able to use her skills and talent to provide exceptional service and results. She has a passion for the skincare industry and it is evident in her desire to educate the consumer and professional on understanding and caring for the needs of their skin.
Advanced Classes and Hands-On Workshops
3 Day Skin Therapy Workshop
Introductory Offer – Cost: $375.00 register prior to May 25th / Registration after May 25th $475.00
14 CEU Hours
Day 1: Putting the pieces of the puzzle together.
Day 2: The pieces that make a “true expert” in the the skincare industry.
Day 3: The final pieces to a successful career in skin.
* Students will receive a certificate of completion in Advanced Skin Therapy Training
* All workshop material included plus personal mini skincare kit.
Classes and One Day Hands-On Workshops
The Advanced Skin Therapy Program is specifically designed for licensed estheticians, cosmetologists, and nail technicians who are looking to advance their knowledge and further their career. We offer in-depth classes and hands-on workshops, in a multitude of areas, that will take you to that next level as a leading expert in the industry
Home Study Courses
Continuing Educations, Inc. is an approved sponsor of Continuing Education in the state of Illinois (License #190-000203). All of our home study courses have been approved for license renewal within the Illinois licensing law. The following guidelines will assist you in meeting the state requirements. The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation allows only 50% of your continuing education hour requirements to be credited through home study programs. The balance must be obtained through personally attended classroom instruction. We invite and encourage you to take as many courses as you wish for education purposes…but if you are applying the C.E. credits towards your license renewal please note the information below. Our home study courses are prepared as a classroom alternative and every attention is given to insure a quality education. You may take any and all of the courses offered, however, if the courses you choose are intended to be used as a C.E. credit toward a particular license renewal, the Department of Professional Regulation has specific guidelines as to which courses qualify for continuing education credit in each profession. When choosing your courses, be aware that the state does not recognize duplication of courses.
llinois Continuing Education Credit Allowance through Home Study Courses:
- Cosmetologists – 14 Hours (7 hours of homestudy allowed)
- Nail Technicians – 10 Hours (5 hours of homestudy allowed)
- Estheticians – 10 Hours (5 hours of homestudy allowed)
- Cosmetology Teachers – 24 Hours (12 hours of homestudy allowed)
-10 hours must be in teaching methodology
- Nail & Esthetician Teachers – 20 Hours (10 hours of homestudy allowed)
-10 hours must be in teaching methodology
Not all states require continuing education for renewal of license. Those that do, may have restrictions on the courses they will accept and may require that the provider of CE education be approved and licensed by the state. It is important that you know what your state requirements are and that your provider is properly licensed.