About Diane

20-year Esthetician

NCEA Certified

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 and as a frequent contributor to esthetics & spa trade magazines.


  • Licensed Esthetician – California (1999-current)
  • NCEA Certified Professional Esthetician (2008-current)
  • Lifetime Award: NCEA Certified Professional Esthetician (2019)
  • NCEA Certified Professional Esthetician Exam Prep Instructor
  • Creator/owner of SpaBizBoard, the first private/subscription online message board for spa professionals (2006-current)
  • Esthetician Consultant/Trainer
  • Creator/former owner of Skin Renewal Center in Davis, California
  • Esthetician volunteer for American Cancer Society’s “Look Good Feel Better” 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 – THE HEART OF ESTHETICS: Creating Loyal Clients & Achieving Financial Success (book)
  • Director and Lead Esthetician – BeWell Expo, Skin Analysis Lounge (Los Angeles 2012)
  • Director and Lead Esthetician – BeWell Expo, Skin Analysis Lounge (Pasadena CA 2013)
  • Executive Producer – Be Well Expo 2014 (Sacramento CA)
  • Instructor – The Business of Esthetics (The Learning Exchange)
  • 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 (2015)
  • Master of Ceremonies – International Congress of Esthetics & Spa, Long Beach CA, (2016)
  • Premium Plus Member – The Wellness Universe
  • Core Team Member – Deepak Chopra live events
  • Course Instructor – THE HEART OF ESTHETICS: Creating Loyal Clients & Achieving Financial Success (online course)
  • REOPENED 2019 – SpaBizBoard! (membership open to graduates of The Heart of Esthetics course)