About Diane

Speaker – Author – Consultant

Diane Buccola has been a licensed esthetician in the state of California since 1999. She is a former day spa owner, and solo esthetician. In 2008, Diane achieved the NCEA Certified credential which represents the highest skin care credential available in the United States, and adherence to the code of ethics of the profession. In 2004, Diane expanded her career to include spa consulting and esthetician training.

Diane is the owner of SpaBizBoard.com, a popular message board and learning tool for the spa business which she created in 2006.  In her continuing effort to raise the standards of esthetics, she has served on the Advisory Board of Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa magazine.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Esthetician in California (1999)
  • NCEA Certified Professional Esthetician (2008)
  • NCEA Certified Professional Esthetician Exam Prep Instructor
  • Owner of SpaBizBoard.com, the only private/subscription online message board for spa professionals (2006)
  • Esthetician Consultant/Trainer
  • Former owner of Skin Renewal Center in Davis, California
  • Esthetician volunteer for American Cancer Society’s LGFB program
  • Commendation by California Lt. Governor Cruz M. Bustamonte in Recognition of Dedicated Service to the Look Good Feel Better program
  • Author contributor – Dermascope Magazine
  • Author contributor – Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa Magazine
  • Speaker – International Congress of Esthetics & Spa (Miami, Dallas, Philadelphia, Long Beach)
  • Speaker contributor – Israel International Congress of Esthetics & Spa
  • Advisory Board Member – Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa Magazine
  • Member of NCEA (National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations)
  • Author – NOTES FROM YOUR FAIRY GODMOTHER (book) 
  • Author – ESTHETICIANS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND (book)
  • Author – THE HEART OF ESTHETICS: Creating Loyal Clients & Achieving Financial Success (book)
  • Director and Lead Esthetician – Skin Analysis Lounge at Be Well Expo (Los Angeles 2012; Pasadena CA 2013)
  • Producer – Be Well Expo 2014 – Sacramento CA
  • Instructor – The Business of Esthetics
  • Instructor – National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) 2014
  • Fully insured – Associated Skin Care Professionals
  • Certified – CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Master of Ceremonies – National Esthetic Teacher Training (September 2015)
  • Master of Ceremonies – International Congress of Esthetics & Spa, Long Beach CA, (September 2016)

POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATIONS (includes, but is not limited to)

  • Cosmetic Chemistry & Serum/Mask Technology – Bielle International Skin Science Institute
  • Eve Taylor Method of Clinical Aromatherapy – IDI
  • Airbrush Tanning – Healthy Tan
  • Microdermabrasion Techniques – Dermaglow
  • Jessner / TCA Peels – Skin Care Fundamentals
  • Chemical Peels – PCA Skin
  • Skin Analysis – IDI
  • Acne Management – Academy of Esthetics & Spa Therapy
  • European Care Techniques – IDI
  • Galvanic & High Frequency – IDI
  • Spa Director Intensive – Wynne Success Systems
  • Treatment of Problem Skin – Mark Lees Skin Care
  • Sun Damage & Aging Skin – IDI
  • Skin Biology and Chemical Peels – PCA Skin
  • Advanced Method Peeling – Aesthetics Plus
  • Reiki 1 & 2 – Linda Bertaut, Reiki Master