Meet Our Educators


Myra Aviles

Director of Education for Sweet & True / Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator


Certified in 2003 in the ancient art of body sugaring, Myra brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every educational training. In a profession with so many options and ever-evolving treatments available, Myra is a trusted advocate and mentor. She has helped build multiple successful businesses from the ground up that continue to be leaders in the skincare and sugaring spa industry today. She is always excited to share her industry knowledge and networking strategies with her students. Her emphasis on bedside manner as well as technique leaves every student feeling confident to thrive in any setting. Myra and the rest of the staff at Sweet & True are dedicated to being at the side of every student throughout the development of their career. Myra has set herself apart in the world of skin care for the last 20 years. Her soft touch and warm smile have earned her the reputation as one of the best Estheticians in San Diego County. Myra currently lives in San Diego with her three beautiful children, while traveling across the country spreading her passion and love for the art of body sugaring.


Raunette Celeste Vaughn

Spa Owner in California / Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator


A California native and licensed esthetician since 2000, Raunette specializes in a wide variety of skin care and specialty wellness services, with a conscious approach to selecting products that are effective, holistic and eco-friendly. She is one of a handful of pioneers who brought professional sugaring hair removal to the United States. She was certified in body sugaring in 2003 and began certifying fellow professionals in 2007. She has worked in a vast variety of settings and has co-owned a successful spa in San Diego for nearly a decade. She is known by her clients for her gentle bedside manner, and by fellow estheticians and beauticians from around the world for her leadership, professionalism and consistency as a sugaring hair removal educator and holistic living enthusiast. After hundreds of successful certifications, she has fine-tuned her teaching talent with a goal to consistently guide students to sugar with ease. As a mama of two sons, she knows the importance of balancing work and play, by honoring a belief that achieving her best self is the best way to educate and inspire others.

Shea Moyer - Sweet & True sugaring educator

Shea Moyer

Spa Owner in Idaho / Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator


Shea has been a renowned Esthetician in Boise, Idaho since 2010.  She is the owner of SUGAR & BLO, a Sugaring Studio and Blow Dry bar.  She is an Advanced Educator with Sweet & True Sugaring, holding classes regularly in Meridian, Idaho and traveling for trade shows to educate estheticians on sugaring techniques around the U.S. Her expert approach teaches industry professionals superior ways to remove unwanted body hair by sugaring.  Her students learn how to manage and treat their clients, how to maintain a growing clientele, and how to make every client feel comfortable. When Shea isnt spreading her love of sugaring or facilitating her growing business, she is raising two beautiful children while competing in Olympic lifting. Whether sugaring, growing a business or Olympic lifting, Shea is a match to be met.

Jenny Werkmeister - Sweet & True sugaring educator

Jenny Werkmeister

Spa Owner in Oklahoma / Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator


Jenny Werkmeister is the owner of Sugar Free Green Beauty in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Her experience of more than 15 years in the beauty industry and 10 years sugaring, along with a master’s in cosmetology and a certificate in natural health consulting show her love for education and growth. Her specialty is Brazilian sugaring. She is a firm believer that sugaring is the number one way to remove unwanted hair, and her passion to educate the best providers shows through in her classes. Besides running her skincare business and certifying sugarists for Sweet & True Sugaring, she enjoys family time with her husband and son. She loves to decorate and organize.

Laura Tigert - Sweet & True sugaring hair removal educator

Laura Tigert

Spa Owner in Oregon / Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator


Laura is an Aveda-trained esthetician and has been working in the beauty industry for over 18 years. Her philosophy is that your skin is the best cosmetic you could own. The majority of her experience is in skin care, working with some of the top skin care brands in the cosmetic industry. She continues to thrive in her own Spa, Opaline Skin Studio, located in Portland, Oregon. Laura is an expert sugarist, with 7 years’ experience, and one of the first sugarists certified in the Portland area. She enjoys being an advocate for her clients’ and students’ revitalization and education, while building long-lasting relationships. Her goal is to help every student become a proficient and confident sugaring professional.

Amanda Marincovich

Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator


Amanda is a major believer in a holistic approach when it comes to treatments.  She strives to have her clients leave her feeling confident in their own skin, whether it be from facials or sugar-hair removal. As the creator of True Spa at Kenneth Brown Salon located in the heart of downtown Huntington Beach, she believes that all of her clients and their individual needs come first.

In an industry flooded with new products and procedures, she prides herself making sure that health and safety are never compromised by always providing the best quality+clean products. 

Amanda brings knowledge, attention to detail, and a true passion for helping her clients feel better about their skin. Her specialty as a skincare mentor is creating treatment plans for clients involving lifestyle, skin care, and most importantly-the right products. 

Mailette Lopez

Spa Owner in Ohio and California / Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator


Mailette has been in the skincare industry for over 16 years. She fell in love with esthetics while in college and decided to make “all things skin” her life-long passion and career. She has been the owner of multiple spas in California and Ohio and has trained many estheticians in the art of sugaring.

Sugaring has changed her clients’ lives and the lives of the estheticians she has trained. Mailette’s goal is to make every client feel comfortable and appreciated.

Mailette knows she is offering the most natural, least irritating, and most efficient hair removal technique to her clients and other estheticians. Mailette’s knowledge and passion for sugaring is undeniable in her treatment room and sugaring classes. She is ready to make the world sweet!

AnnaMarie Jarecki

Spa Owner Wisconsin / Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator


Practicing since 2010, Anna has been a force in the esthetics industry in the Milwaukee area. Anna continues to garner knowledge in skincare and sugaring by attending seminars across the country, training and networking with other industry specialists. 

Anna has worked in and managed multiple spas and now her own studio, Nourish Skin and Sugar Studio - a thriving enterprise where she provides services and education to her clients and aspiring sugarists.

Her technique combined with her passion has endeared her to her clients and students alike. She knows she is offering the most efficient, natural, and least irritating hair removal techniques, combined with the highest level of skincare, evidenced by her rapidly expanding studio growth. Anna’s goal is to provide exceptional quality of service and education while creating lifelong relationships with her clients and students.

Megan Stone

Megan Stone

Spa Owner in Georgia /Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator


Megan is a Licensed Esthetician, Master Cosmetologist, Certified Sugarista, Semi Permanent Make-up Artist and a Licensed Cosmetic Laser Practitioner. She is the owner of Hello Sugar, a Sugaring and Skincare Studio in her hometown of Douglas, Georgia.

Her start in the beauty industry came when she was 19, as a Master Cosmetologist. Megan has always had a love for skin care and after nine years, she decided to go back to school to become an Esthetician and a Certified Sugarista. The best decision she ever made!

Her love for sugaring was instantaneous and her business was born. Her clients love her easy-going attitude and ability to make them comfortable in any atmosphere. One of her most treasured accomplishments is becoming an educator for Sweet & True Sugaring Co.

Megan is no stranger to student care and curriculum, having spent 7 years as a Cosmetology Instructor, where she provided skills training, product knowledge and a passion for teaching. In her spare time, you can find Megan embedded in the mysteries of her favorite novels, creating southern-style dishes, antiquing with her husband and traveling to her next adventure.

Montrelle Green

Spa Owner in Alexandria, VA & Hampton, VA / Licensed Cosmetologist / Professional Sugaring Educator


Montrelle "Montie" Green is a licensed Cosmetologist with over 10 years of experience in the beauty and hair care industry. After discovering the art of sugaring in 2014 she pivoted in her beauty career and has been living the "sweet life" ever since.

Velvet Wax and Beauty was founded in May 2014 as a full body waxing and sugaring studio  with one goal in mind: To make men and women feel like they have skin so smooth, they think it’s VELVET. Montie loves to share insights on entrepreneurship, beauty and social media with aspiring professionals. She holds a B.A. in Public Relations from Howard University and a MBA from the University of Maryland.

As a marketer, she has worked with brands such as  Johnson & Johnson, Essence Magazine and McDonald’s. Montie’s beauty publications have been seen on, and

She loves the art of Sugaring and is excited to be a Sweet and True Educator. Her favorite part about teaching is when students perfect the intentional flick and can confidently complete a Brazilian Sugaring without getting stuck.

Paige Overton

Licensed Cosmetologist / Professional Sugaring Educator


Paige is currently sugaring at Jupiter Salon in Oxford, Alabama. She believes that all of her clients deserve healthy, glowing skin while feeling comfortable in an easy going environment. Through continued education on services and products available in the beauty industry, Paige strives to provide you with only the best for your skin.

Her goal is to provide the most efficient, natural, least irritating hair removal and skin care treatments. She is dedicated, humorous, energetic and eager to share her discoveries with fellow professionals, especially in her hometown. Creating lifelong friendships with her clients & students are top priority. 

Outside of work, she is a mom to 4 rambunctious children and enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.


Myndee Christensen

Spa Owner in Austin, Texas/ Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator


Originally licensed Esthetician in California since 2010 and certified in Sugaring since 2014. Myndee is now spreading her love for sugaring in Texas. She has been educating since 2017 and currently owns a rapidly growing sugaring business called Dare to be Bare Spa.

She is always expanding her knowledge by attending classes, learning new techniques and trying new products that her clients will love and benefit from. Since discovering Sweet & True Sugaring products she has been obsessed. The quality, fresh ingredients and essential oils that give such amazing health benefits to the skin are superb. 

Her favorite part about her career is meeting new people and working with them to achieve healthy beauty care regimens and success with their business in the most eco friendly ways possible. She is married with 3 children and has a beautiful lab named Lucy. In her spare time, she loves dancing, hiking and anything outdoors, especially the beach.

Breecia Sherrod

Spa Owner in Orlando, Florida / Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator


Alumni from Aveda Institute Orlando in 2018 with her license as an Esthetician . Her introduction to the beauty industry, started with her infatuation with makeup and quickly grew into so much more. 

As a professional Makeup Artist and licensed Esthetician, Breecia is skilled in performing full body sugaring, facial treatments, dermaplaning, nano infusion, keratin lash lifts, brow and lash tinting, v-steaming, body treatments, nail treatments, and cellulite reduction with body contouring.

Her portfolio continues to grow as she focuses on organic and natural skincare treatments and sugaring. After 6 years in the beauty industry, she started her own business, Queen Sugar Wax and Body LLC in January 2020. She enjoys spreading her love of sugaring to clients and counterparts alike. 

Breecia also loves interacting and meeting new people and is dedicated to her craft. She enjoys making men and women feel like the best version of themselves and helping aspiring professionals fall in love with the beauty of sugaring. For more information about her and her services visit her instagram page @_queensugar_waxandbody 

Dasha Wesley

Spa Owner in Georgia / Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator


Originally licensed as an esthetician in 2012 in California, Dasha is now the owner of Dasha Beauty & Esthetics in Georgia since 2014. Beginning in the world of Make Up, Dasha continued her education to add services such as threading, precision brow enhancements and lash extensions to her expertise.

Two years of her career were spent fine tuning her sugaring skills working at the Sweet & True Signature Spa, True Sugaring & Skin Care in Walnut Creek, CA. One of the original Sweet Elites! Sugaring quickly became her favorite service. Dasha is incredibly excited and enthusiastic about spreading the knowledge of the art of sugaring with her clients and other licensed professionals.  

When she's not treating her clients and educating sugaring, she is loving her 5 kiddos and a canine fur baby.


Lia Rouse

Lia Rouse

Spa Owner in San Francisco, CA / Licensed Esthetician / Professional Body Sugaring Educator


Licensed in 2003, and again in 2009, Lia has achieved two licenses in the USA and Canada. Since the establishment of her business, Skin Logic, located in Petaluma California, Lia has gained the longstanding reputation of Petaluma's original Sugarist. She has trained and mentored many other successful sugarists in the area. Her business is well known for her exceptional abilities with brazilians and her company culture is warm, inviting and inclusive. 

Skin Logic prides itself in being family-friendly and accessible, providing a wide range of esthetic services to her clients. Her client loyalty and trust is as a result of her relaxed, fun loving bedside manner that puts people at ease and free of judgement. Her exceptional results have earned her expansion and growth in the industry.

Educating is a rewarding experience for Lia that she is very passionate about. Her teaching style is patient, detail oriented and attentive to the individual learning process. She chooses sugaring for it's ability to maintain the integrity of the skin, and its eco-conscious nature. Lia plans on providing exceptional training to the Bay Area so that sugarists can provide an eco-friendly and gentle option for hair removal at their business and also grow their skill set.


Alyzza Villarreal

Alyzza Villarreal

 Licensed Esthetician and Cosmetologist / Bilingual Professional Sugaring Educator (English & Spanish)


My name is Alyzza Villarreal, similar to Alisa but with Z’s. I am a native San Diegan, operating my very first local business. I am a dual licensed professional in both Cosmetology since November 2012 and Esthetician since March 2014. I am also Make-Up Designory (MUD) certified since October 2011. 

I initially began my career path in 2011 when I started doing hair (cut, color, styling) and make up. In 2014, I changed directions, and I started waxing eyebrows. I worked at getting the brows perfected to ensure they always shaped correctly to one's face. Once I got comfortable with my work I furthered my skills and trained for sugaring. 

In September 2014, I got sugar certified. It wasn’t until March 2015 when I started working with the sugar on actual clients. It took me about 2 months to learn the sugar technique and about a year to speed up my time for the service(s). Once I had my technique nailed down I knew this was my true passion. I now hold 3 Sugar Certificates and am also now teaching sugaring for Sweet & True Sugaring Co. 

In April 2018, I opened up the doors to Beau Sucré. Beau Sucré means Beautiful Sugar. Since then, it has grown to be one of the most prominent spots in San Diego, guaranteeing quality and professionalism to all of my customers. I strive to educate my clients about sugaring and its incredible benefits, all while creating a fun, relaxed, and comfortable environment. There is nothing more important to me than my client's satisfaction, so being thorough is like second nature. I have always been committed to making my devoted customers look stunning and feel their best. 

I still do hair styling and make up for special events. I especially enjoy wedding events, particularly the moment when the bride is revealed and everyone pauses, as if to remind them of how truly special the day is, is the best part of my job. Taking off one less stress for the bride and giving her the best day ever is an amazing feeling.

 In all of my years of experience, I have found the passion to share my knowledge with peers, client’s, and all new upcoming professionals who want to learn/grow. I love all the backbar and retail products I use/sell because I truly believe they will help make your skin glow due to them being all natural, organic or botanically based! 

I love everything I do now and wouldn’t change it for the world.


Jasmine Smith

Licensed Esthetician / Professional Sugaring Educator / Spa Owner 


Jasmine Smith is the owner of Sugarsmith Skin Studio. Certified in 2020, I fell in love with the art of sugaring after experiencing it as a client in 2016.

In fact sugaring is how i broke into the industry and captured the love of my community so quickly!During the pandemic I took on social media to educate my following about sugaring & once I opened my doors it was a sweet overflow.

Outside of being a business Owner i look forward to spending time such my family and traveling to places of serenity.


Jackie Kaufman

Jackie Kaufman

Licensed clinical Esthetician in Alberta, Canada / Professional  Sugaring Educator


Jackie brings more than 25 years experience in the aesthetics industry and is working as a fully licenced clinical aesthetician in a medical spa.  After being a waxer for 18 years, Jackie became sugar certified and fell in love! Her belief in continuously furthering her education is why she discovered Sugaring. Her passion for this superior form of hair removal method has led her to want to help educate as many people as she can about sugaring and the value of investing in yourself through continued education.

Her mission is to make sugaring available to every spa possible in Canada. She possesses extensive knowledge and a strong desire to help licensed professionals grow their businesses through training and mentoring. She believes everyone needs continued education in this ever changing beauty industry to be as empowered and successful as possible.
Outside of her career, she is married and has 2 grown daughters. In her free time, she enjoys curling up with a good book and practicing yoga. When she's not sugaring or educating, she values time with family and friends.



Samantha Valdez


Samantha Valdez

Spa Owner in Montana / Licensed Esthetician/ Professional  Sugaring Educator


Samantha Valdez is a licensed Esthetician in her hometown Billings, Montana. She quickly and naturally accelerated in the beauty industry and is now the proud owner of Grounded Esthetics; a spa specializing in everything natural aesthetics. The importance for her to provide clean, and sustainable products with a holistic approach to skin care is what led her to discover Sugaring. Sammi began her journey in the beauty industry when she was just 19. After pivoting her business from lashes to sugaring she hasn’t looked back! 

Being one of the first Sugarists in Billings to offer this sought after technique, her goal in the treatment room is to help guide clients through their appointment with ease to achieve the most results and least discomfort. 

Sammi loves the art of sugaring and she is excited to spread the sweetness. Teaching other professionals and spreading the word of sugaring has always been a goal of hers. Outside of being a business owner Sammi enjoys being a dog mom to Max and Willy, and Aunt to her 6 nieces and nephew. She also enjoys traveling and camping under the big MT sky.


Brady Lowen

Brady Lowen

Licensed Esthetician in Oregon / Advanced Esthetics Instructor / Professional Sugaring Educator


Brady Lowen has been an esthetician since 2016 specializing in lash extensions and body sugaring. She is an independent contractor at Utopia salon in Redmond Oregon as well as the advanced class/floor instructor at Premiere Aesthetics Institute in Bend, Oregon.

Her favorite thing about sugaring is being able to do Brazilians quickly with minimal discomfort and irritation. She hopes to show many new estheticians the benefits of professional body sugaring and bring awareness to licensed professionals and clients. 


Mandi Lara

Mandi Lara

Licensed Esthetician in San Angelo, Texas / Spa Owner / Professional Sugaring Educator


Mandi Kay has been a Licensed Esthetician in San Angelo, TX since 2020. She is a business owner of Smooth Secrets by Mandi Kay. Initially, Mandi thought she would be doing facials until she discovered sugaring. As soon as Mandi discovered sugaring, she became obsessed. Mandi Kay's favorite part of her career is meeting new people and  exceeding their expectations, striving to outshine the competition at every turn. 

"The smile on their faces is the most rewarding part for me. I love creating a space where my clients feel comfortable, and engaged in conversation during their experience. I'm excited about the sugaring business and look forward to spreading the love and knowledge of sugaring." - Mandi Kay 

When Mandi Kay is not at the spa, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, swimming, and participating in numerous outdoor activities. She is a mother of four awesome children and is a loving wife. 

Kenia Xavier

Licensed Esthetician / Spa Owner in Oxford, Connecticut / Professional Sugaring Educator


Kenia’s love for the beauty industry started in Brazil while she grew up in her mother's salon. In 2001, she decided to move to NYC, and she saw that the beauty industry was booming. That's when she decided to explore waxing and develop her skills in brazilian bikinis. 

After a few years, she discovered Sugaring. Kenia took several courses to educate herself to better serve her clients. It gave her great satisfaction to see them happy with their results and has built her a large, loyal clientele. She currently owns a multi-room spa/salon that specializes in sugaring and also offers facials, essential oil treatments, hair services and more.  

Kenia has an amazing son and adorable cat she enjoys spending her free time with.

She loves her life, her career and even when she is sugaring, she is always dancing & singing to music. 

Lisbed Espinal

Lisbed Espinal

Licensed Cosmetologist in New York City / Professional Sugaring Educator


Born in Pennsylvania but raised in the Bronx, where she currently resides, Lisbed became a licensed esthetician in 2019. She was introduced to sugaring at her first job. It became extremely easy for her to advocate for the product, due to its organic ingredients and the superior results. 

In the summer of 2021, she began managing a team of Estheticians for multiple locations & teaching others how to sugar. It was extremely rewarding to be able to pass on a skill she loves so much. 

Always aiming to be as supportive as possible, her goal is to make sure her students feel like they can rely on her for guidance anytime. Like any skill, it takes practice, and she is there every step of the way while they master making the experience of hair removal as comfortable as possible for clients.

When she isn't taking care of clients or teaching sugaring classes, she enjoys escaping to nature, reading tarot cards and astrology, hiking and reading books.

Kim Blackmon

Kim Blackmon

Owner/Licensed Esthetician/ Glowmour Beauty in Tampa, FL / Professional Sugaring Educator


A Proud Veteran entrepreneur, Kim Blackmon launched her own mobile make up artistry business in 2014. In 2016 after struggling with her own skin issues, she completed esthetics school & pivoted to skincare. 

Kim now owns Glowmour Beauty and has expanded her business into a Medical Spa with several employees specializing in corrective skincare that involves peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and microneedling. She is also a Certified Medical Electrolysis, Laser Technician and Elite Sugaring Educator. Kim thrives on teaching advanced aesthetics courses and mentoring others in their success in the beauty industry.