About Elizabeth Donat...
New York State Licensed Esthetician
Skin Inc Magazine's Story of Success, June 2018
Published Skin Care Expert & Author
Medical Skin Care Practitioner
Seasoned Esthetics Teacher
Experienced Make-up Artist
Internationally Licensed to practice in over 30 countries via I.T.E.C. London
Certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage: Head, Neck and Face
New York State Certification in Chemical Exfoliation
New York State Certification in Spa-Salon Professional Management
A New York State and Internationally licensed Esthetician with nearly twenty years of experience in the beauty industry. Liz has been passionate about beauty and esthetics since age thirteen, beginning her career as a makeup artist for stage and theater.
After moving to New York City to pursue her passion for music as a classically trained soprano, Liz fell in love with much more than the music scene there. Graduating with honors from the City University of New York Hunter College with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, Liz was preparing for a career in law while paying her way through school. To pay for college, Liz worked at prestigious New York City beauty and service industry establishments including SAKS Fifth Avenue, The Waldorf Astoria Hotel and the Soho Grand Hotel. Just before taking the entrance exams for law school Liz had a life changing conversation with her only sister Jenn, who encouraged her to follow her true passion of esthetics.
Within a month Liz was enrolled at Atelier Esthetique School of Esthetics on Park Avenue, under the tutelage of Annette Hanson and her team to embark on the 600 hour NY State curriculum and international license via the International Therapist Examination Council (ITEC). Shortly after graduation, Liz was working at some of the most reputable spas and salons in New York City, providing service to a sophisticated international and celebrity clientele. Subsequently, Liz was invited back to Atelier Esthetic to work as an instructor alongside her mentor, Annette Hanson. It was teaching in New York City that sparked her passion for guiding, inspiring and leading other Estheticians. After ten years as a New York City resident, Liz moved back to Connecticut where she began to work as a manager for Elizabeth Arden and then as a regional trainer and skin therapist for Massage Envy Spas in the Northeast, U.S. For years, Liz traveled to clinics all over the region to instruct and inspire improvement in product sales, proper technique and product knowledge. Liz was recognized as a top-selling skin therapist in the Northeast region as well as nominated for Esthetician of the Year for the company, two years in a row.
It was her work as a regional esthetics trainer that planted the seeds for the creation of EMD Skin Solutions. Liz's passion is bringing beauty back to the beauty industry via hands-on consulting and training with Estheticians and skin care business owners across the country. She brings her high end, client focused, meticulous style to each and every encounter. Liz truly believes that every client deserves to be lavishly pampered, treated with the utmost care and respect, and every professional in the beauty industry should be trained to do so.