Vanessa Fernandes Email to a Friend Teacher:Vanessa Fernandes Course(s): FASH 9250 Manicure FASH 9249 Pedicure Biography:Vanessa Fernandes has been teaching with George Brown College’s School of Makeup and Esthetics since 2004 and was recognized for her performance with the Centre for Continuous Learning’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Makeup and Esthetics in 2007. She brings 20 years of advancement within the medical esthetics industry and 16 years of teaching experience to our Esthetician and Medical Spa Therapist Certificate courses. Vanessa is an honours Advanced Esthetician Diploma graduate (Sheridan College), and a Certified Master Pedicurist (North American School of Podology) who is also certified in podology. A former business owner and founder of The Skin Spot, she has developed a comprehensive knowledge of advanced esthetics theory and practical esthetics treatments in all facets of the industry. She is certified to perform hair and body treatments using intense pulsed light (IPL), Nd:YAG lasers, radio frequency, ultrasound, microdermabrasion and Endermologie, as well as to use top industry skin care brands including Biophora, Dr. Schrammek Green Peel, Dermalogica, Yon-Ka and G.M. Collin. Vanessa has extensive training in using other leading skin and nail care brands such as Darphin, Guinot, Swiss line, PHYTOMER, CND, OPI, Entity and Artistic Colour Gloss. She has also educated for multiple skin care brands, and remains active in the industry as Toronto’s educator for Footlogix. Vanessa is a member of the International Pedicure Association (IPA), the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) and the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists (SDSS).