Our instructors teach the most sought-after treatments in medical spas and doctors’ offices. Thrive Skin & Laser Institute was created to support the need for advanced esthetic knowledge and laser training for Estheticians, Cosmetologists, Nurses, Doctors, and Business Owners in the Chicagoland area. Medical Spas are a booming industry and Physicians are looking for trained Laser Specialists. Thrive Skin & Laser Institute is your strength and path to success!
Our nationally recognized laser training institute uses a combination of theory, hands-on and demonstrations for all of our medical esthetic and laser therapy courses. Our instructors are here to train you for your future position at a physician-owned medical spa, dermatologist or plastic surgeons office. All esthetics classes are approved by the Illinois State Licensing Board for CE’s.
Our Team Lead
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Julianne’s dedication to delivering safe and effective medical esthetic treatments is the essence of Thrive Skin and Laser Institute. As a medical esthetics consultant and educator, Julianne understands progressive treatments involving lasers and intense pharmaceutical innovations can be very intimidating to the client as well as the esthetician. With this consideration, Julianne strives to provide supportive classroom and clinical learning environments; enabling students to dismiss apprehension and acquire the skills necessary to provide advanced services with confidence and caution. Julianne has over a decade of management experience, including coordinating continuing education and progressive training opportunities for physicians, nurses and estheticians in a variety of clinical settings. In addition to her passion for teaching, Julianne takes pleasure in playing golf and attending live theater and music events.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Monique’s passion for the esthetic industry began 10 years ago when she was working at Thrive Skin & Laser Institute as a Receptionist & Treatment Consultant while she was attending DePaul University for her B.S. in Health Sciences.
During her time at Thrive, she gained extensive knowledge about the treatments and life-changing benefits each unique patient experiences. Monique is wholeheartedly dedicated to providing superior education to our students, as well as, assisting patients achieve their esthetic goals through our treatments.
Originally from Poland, Izabela has lived in the US since 2017.
As a child, Izabela dreamed of studying in Beauty School, but her mom had different plans for her and urged her to seek a career in accounting.
After University, Izabela began working as an office accountant, but learned quickly that it was not for her. Two months later, she enrolled back in school and began to study at University in Zielona Góra. After 3 years, she graduated with a degree in social work and psychology and immediately started working as a psychologist.
A couple years later, she advanced to Director at a local private school, but still felt a disconnect in her work. Recalling her childhood dream, she began taking courses in nails and lashes.
While training in the beauty industry as often as possible, Izabela began to work in her husband’s construction and demolition company. In 2000, their company became larger than ever, and so she decided to further her business education in order to help her husband. She enrolled in the University of Notthingam in England and later graduated with an Executive Master of Business Administration.
Their company grew to over 100 employees in 2009—all working in Poland, Germany, England.
The success of their construction company allowed Izabela to open her own spa, and in her free time she continued her adventure with beauty trainings. She’s completed trainings in permanent makeup in several different schools—all in Poland and the Ukraine.
In 2016, Izabela found herself eager for change and decided to travel to USA to check out its beauty industry. Upon visiting, she was surprised to learn how behind the US beauty market was compared to Europe. She recognized the opportunity to bring the methods she had learned in Europe and teach people in the US how to achieve permanent makeup results that were beautiful yet natural looking with techniques the US had never seen before.
In 2017, Izabela and her family moved to the US. She pursued and achieved her licensing as a tattoo artist and reached her cosmetology certification as a Full Specialist. Shortly after, she decided to use the skills and knowledge from the past 10 years of work to bring the most current solutions, from Europe, for brows and other areas, that not only last longer than microblading, but won’t compromise the integrity of the client’s skin.