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William C. Blatter

Director, USTI®
President & CEO, HLCC® (Hair Loss Control Clinic)

William-BlatterBill is an in-demand, internationally known and respected speaker, trainer and educator in the laser and hair loss industry.

Bill has trained countless doctors, stylists, trichologists and hair loss professionals on lasers and product technology, growing from one location to 300+ affiliated clinics in 30+ countries.

HLCC is now the Global Leader in laser hair loss treatment and award winner for “The Most Innovative New Aesthetic Service” Award in London’s “MyFaceMyBody.” Bill has been interviewed by Fox News “Focus”, ABC “Good Morning Dallas,” CBS New Orleans News, is regularly featured in professional beauty trade and hair loss publications, and most recently a featured guest Speaker at the International Trichology Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Ayyaz M. Shah

Dr-Ayyaz-ShahDr. Ayyaz M. Shah is a triple board certified Dermatologist specializing in hair loss among both men and women of all ages.

As Founder and Medical Director of Global Dermatology Institute, Dr. Shah educates health care professionals on Trichology and treatments for hair loss. He is also Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Central Florida, and, President and Clinical Dermatologist of Shah Dermatology LLC. Additionally, Dr. Shah is Clinical Dermatologist at Mid-Florida Dermatology Associates.

Dr. Shah is board-certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Physician Specialties, in Family Practice by the American Osteopathic Association, and, in Laser Surgery by the American Board of Laser Surgery.

Following medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Shah fulfilled his residency in Family Practice. He then completed his training at the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Center at the Universal Medical Center. He was also a consultant dermatologist at five hospitals including serving as a member of the Medical Executive Committee.

Dr. Shah enjoys sharing his knowledge in Tricology as a Dermatology instructor at UCF College of Medicine, Aesthetic Association of Florida (AAFL), and with Empire Medical Training.

Dr. Candy Lewis

Dr-Candy-LewisDr. Candy Lewis, founder of The Lotus Concept, began her career as a licensed cosmetologist and spent over 32 years as a business owner in the salon and spa industry.

After many years of working in her salon with clients trying to camouflage hair loss, side effects of medications and unhealthy life style choices, she began a quest for solutions. Her goal was to make a difference in the over all health of her clients. This inspired Dr. Candy to pursue training in functional medicine, alternative health and adjunct therapies in order to educate her clients to connect beauty with wellness. She now has an incredible career as a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Master Herbalist, and Trichologist.

Dr. Candy has studied abroad in Japan, and is an international and national speaker and presenter regarding naturopathy, trichology, aromatherapy, and salon education. She advocates prayer, nutritional and lifestyle changes in order to promote healing, restore and maintain healthy hair and skin, vitality and anti aging. Dr. Candy’s belief is that the body, soul and spirit are interconnected and influenced by these healthy regiments.

A highlight in her life has been her volunteer service. She and her dog, Sampson, are former first responders with FEMA‘s Ohio Tasks Force One K9 Unit, and South Western Ohio Search and Rescue. They have also volunteered countless hours involving animal assisted therapy programs such as school literacy programs, nursing homes and hospital visits.

Dr. Candy is an active member of The Vineyard Church of Beavercreek and serves as a missionary to South Africa, Mozambique and Honduras. She has volunteered with Restoration Ministries based in Washington DC. This organization ministers wholeness to men, women and children who have been caught in the trap of sex trafficking.

She is 2012 Phenomenal Woman recipient.

Dr. Candy is a devoted and proud mother of two sons and grandmother of three. She enjoys working in her organic garden and is an avid cyclist.

Germaine Williams-Beckles

Germaine Williams headshotGermaine Williams-Beckles is a qualified cosmetologist, trichologist and nutritionist with over 40 years of experience in Hair Care and Wellness Services.  She is a proud member of the US Trichology Institute Board of Directors. Germaine holds a degree in the Science of Nutritional Consultations as well as a Holistic Health Practitioner certification from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

She is the founder of Rayogee Hair and Scalp Clinic, which specializes in providing solutions for hair styling and maintenance, hair loss, as well as delivering the latest therapies in wellness management.

Germaine recognizes the relationship between a healthy body and healthy hair. Her life’s goal is to help every client reconnect with the instinctive knowledge of what their body and hair require, achieving and maintaining optimal health through education, support and individualized treatment protocols to restore balance.

At Rayogee, the primary focus is to ensure that clients develop and maintain healthy hair from the inside out. Adopting a holistic approach to the maintenance of healthy hair, emphasis is placed on the client’s diet, exercise and other elements of his or her lifestyle.

Dr. Vicky Hagstrom

Vicky HagstromDr. Vicky Hagstrom, is a Board Certified Doctor who specializes in Hair Restoration and was trained at the highly prestigious Rochester Mayo Medical School, where she graduated top 10 in her class, summa cum laude in undergrad in chemistry.

With nearly 30 years of experience, she has received extensive training and experience providing quality hair restoration services (hair loss treatment and hair transplant) and laser science. Dr. Hagstrom is a board member of the US Trichology Institute and a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Minnesota Women Physicians, American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, and the American Medical Directors Association.

Dr. Hagstrom has a true talent for helping her patient’s look and feel better in the most natural way. She is so passionate about this, she left her position as a family physician to focus solely on hair restoration and cosmetic medicine with a focus on non-invasive procedures. She specializes in utilizing modern medical technology to maximize results with minimal discomfort and recovery time. Her focus is on restoring youthful appearance through laser hair loss treatment.

Pearl Bailey-Anderson

Pearl Bailey Anderson headshotPearl Bailey-Anderson is a salon owner with a BS Degree in Trichology. She is a Certified US Trichology Institute Educator and a proud member of the board. With over 35 years in the beauty industry, Pearl is passionate about teaching other cosmetologists about hair care, scalp treatment, hair growing techniques and the diagnosis of disorders that prevent hair growth. She is currently working on her Doctorate degree and has been published in several cosmetology textbooks and training videos.

Pearl’s salon, La Pearl Beauty Emporium in Philadelphia, is a full service hair care center that focuses on hair and scalp health. Pearl has been instrumental in training and offering opportunities to cosmetologists and barbers in the tri-state area, educating them on hair care, hair and scalp treatment, hair growing techniques and diagnosis of disorders that prevent hair growth.

With over 30 years in the industry, Pearl Bailey-Anderson has a long resume of accomplishments and articles featuring her contributions to this field. As a textbook consultant and a featured demonstrator in both book and video, Pearl’s knowledge is included in the textbook, Milady Standard Comprehensive Training for Estheticians.  She is also a Member of National Weavers Association, National Hair Society and National Hair Journal.

Dr. Ashish Jani

Dr Ashish JaniDr. Ashish Jani, MRCGP, DFSRH, M.B.B.S., D.I.T., H.L.P., H.L.S.,  is the HLCC® UK medical director and the founder of the Colaz Aesthetic Medical Spa in Harrow, UK. He is a on the board of the Global Trichology Institute and the US Trichology Institute.

A graduate of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Dr. Jani is passionate about continuing his own education while educating other medical professionals. Dr. Jani is an advanced beauty therapist, specializing in laser light therapy for hair restoration and aesthetic skin treatments.

Dr. Jani is multi-lingual, responsive physician who possesses a developed patient-centered philosophy of care through innovative caring skills together with practical clinical skills.

When not working, Dr. Jani enjoys sports, music, cooking and spending time with his family.

Miguel Cisterna

miguel cisterna headshotMiguel Cisterna is a certified Trichologist who has studied massage therapy, chiropractics, ethnobotany and cosmetic chemistry at various institutions across the globe, including the University of Buenos Aires, Princeton University and the Cheveu Peau Research Center in Paris. He has studied biology, specifically the human scalp, with renowned scientists, Dr. Gill Westgate and Dr. Bruno Bernard.

He is the founder of Cabello & Salud, the Argentine Center for Hair Diagnosis, a center that uses various natural and therapeutic techniques to diagnose and treat each dermo-trichological condition that comes through their door.

Cisterna is the President of the Argentina AATRI Association of Trichology, a member of the Academia Brasileira Trichology Association, and a member of the Italian Society of Trichology SITRI. He’s also an active member of the European Hair Research Society.

Cisterna has lectured at various Trichology conferences world-wide and has been featured in various industry publications.

Dr. Beverly Prince

beverly prince headshotDr. Prince, MD, FACS, is a board certified physician who specializes in hair loss, Trichology and aesthetics. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and on the Board of the US Trichology Institute. She takes particular interest in restoring patient’s hair and beauty along with their self-confidence. She operates a Hair Restoration and Laser Therapy Center in Manhattan, New York, and in the Buffalo, NY area, along with her Practice in Warsaw, NY.

After receiving her BA from Connecticut College, she earned her medical degree from SUNY (State University of New York), Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. She to completed her General Surgery internship at Kings Country Hospital, and then finished her General Surgery residency at New York Downtown Hospital, She completed her training and fellowships in New York at a Manhattan cosmetic surgery center and in ENT at Manhattan Eye and Throat Hospital.

Dr. Prince, MD, FACS, is the chair of the Surgery Department at Warsaw’s Wyoming Country Community Hospital. In addition, she was the director of Otolaryngology Services at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA, and has privileges at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY.

She has been Physician at the African American Cultural Center in Buffalo since 2008. In early 2011, she took part in Project Medishare, providing earthquake relief to Haiti victims. She also takes pride in restoring culturally significant buildings for her offices in Warsaw, NY and Manhattan, NY.