William C. Blatter
Director, USTI®; AMCA Trichologist of the year 2018; AMCA & USTI Trichologist; HLCC® President
As an American Medical (AMCA) & USTI® Trichologist and hair loss expert, he is known internationally as a leader in the Hair Loss, Hair Care, Laser, and Low-Level Light device industry. HLCC®’s president, Mr. Blatter, has a reputation for excellence as a speaker, trainer, and educator in laser and hair loss services & solutions. Along with his leadership at HLCC®, he is a founder and Chairmen of the Board of the US Trichology Institute and on the board Global Dermatology Institute, and he speaks globally at major international Trichology conferences in places like Buenos Aires, Argentina, and San Antonio, TX.
Blatter is a resource for both consumers seeking to rejuvenate their hair as well as businesses throughout the world seeking to provide clients with high-quality, effective hair loss, and hair care services in a structured and consistent manner. Blatter has been interviewed on many TV shows, including Fox News “Focus,” ABC’s “Good Morning Dallas” and CBS New Orleans News, along with interviews by several national health radio shows and trade journals. He is a featured speaker yearly at the Premiere Orlando Beauty Show, has spoken at American Beauty shows, and the American Hair Loss Council, and the doctors at Las Vegas, NYC, and Germany, etc. World Anti-Aging shows, among many other appearances. Blatter has appeared in or written pieces for:
- National Hair Journal
- Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
- The Journal of the American Hair Loss Council
- The National Hair & Skin Journal
- The Hair Industry Connection
- HOT by Hair’s How
- Modern Salon
- Salon Today
- Beauty LaunchPad
Conducting business in an honest and ethical manner is paramount to Blatter, who understands that many suffer from poor experiences due to false promises, bad products, or bad providers. He credits much of his personal success, as well as the success of HLCC®, USTI, and affiliated partners, to a focus on integrity, social consciousness, and old-fashioned hard work. His charity work includes Winning the “Teddy” Award as Volunteer/Contributor of the year to Camp Good Days and Special Times for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Volunteer of the year at United States Junior Chamber Albany, NY. Volunteer, Sponsor, and contributor to Stride- Adaptive Sports programs for kids and Veterans, etc.
Dr. Ayyaz M. Shah
Dr. 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 the 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 a 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 Trichology as a Dermatology instructor at UCF College of Medicine, Aesthetic Association of Florida (AAFL), and with Empire Medical Training.
Dr. Candy Lewis-Williams, ND.
Dr. Candy Lewis-Williams, founder of The Lotus Concept and CL Williams CONSULTING, began her career as a licensed cosmetologist. She has spent over 35 years as an owner/consultant and mentor in the salon and spa industry.
As a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, her goal through the use of alternative health programs, therapies, and education is to introduce clients to wholeness treatments that connect beauty to wellness.
She has used her expertise abroad in Japan and Argentina lecturing on the subjects of naturopathy, trichology, clinical aromatherapy, and salon education. Nationally, she has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show as a leading expert in hair loss solutions, alternative, and complementary medicine.
In 2013, Dr. Candy received recognition as the Better Business Bureau’s, Women in Business Top 25 Business Women to Watch. In 2012, she was the recipient of Believer’s Christian Fellowship Church Phenomenal Woman Award. Nationally, she has provided missionary and volunteer services to bring wholeness to men, women, and children entangled in the trappings of sex trafficking. As an international missionary, she has served in South Africa, Mozambique, and Honduras.
Dr. Candy is a devoted wife to Dr. Phillip D. Williams a Hospice Chaplain, proud mother of two sons, and grandmother of four. For recreation and relaxation, she enjoys the beach, Latin, and ballroom dancing with her husband, cycling, kayaking, and working in her organic garden.
Tere Pruett C.T.
Tere Pruitt is a USTI & AMCA Certified Trichologist & Cosmetologist who started off as a USTI student became a trichologist and now, he is one of our top educators and mentors.
Terry’s 30+ year career as an elite platform cosmetology educator top brands and advocate for her clients and culminated with her desire to help her clients with hair loss.
In 5 short years, Tere was successful enough to build her business to the point that she has been able to obtain her goal of semi-retirement in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
As a passionate educator and mentor for USTI students, Tere is able to still keep a substantial income from her Texas clients by utilizing XTC’s drop ship program to maintain the funnel of income she built over the last 5 years. She loves to teach and mentor her students.
Trina Jones Vessels C.T.
Trina Jones Vessels is a sought-out AMCA & USTI Certified Trichologist, Educator, and Consultant at the United States Trichology Institute (USTI) – the number one Trichology education institution in the nation accredited by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA). In addition to instruction and mentorship, she facilitates clinicals for full Trichology Certifications. Trina started as a student at USTI and became a top educator at USTI and a highly successful Hair Loss clinic owner. She loves sharing her Trichology education and starting a Hair Loss clinic journey with students because she literally did what USTI students are now doing.
Trina Jones Vessels is the owner and operator of Hair Restoration Delaware and The Hair Experience Salon, LLC. As a licensed cosmetologist and hair replacement expert for nearly thirty years, Trina has built an impressive client base securing bi-coastal clients. As an entrepreneur, she has become a subject matter expert in Trichology, accounting, customer service, and business administration in the cosmetology industry.
Trina also works closely with the National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology. In addition to her vast cosmetology and specialized certifications, she is pursuing naturopathic and wellness credentialing to bring holistic healing to all those whom she reaches. She is also a contributing published author in the book: Love Letters to My Girls: An Anthology by Black Women for Black Women and Girls.
Trina is a person of faith and serves on the leadership team at Seeds Church in New Castle, Delaware. In all her roles, Trina cherishes most of her title as wife to Corey, mother to her adult children Ebony and Ronald, and grandmother (Ya-ya) to her grandson Milo.
Germaine 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, an emphasis is placed on the client’s diet, exercise, and other elements of his or her lifestyle.
Dr. Vicky Hagstrom
Dr. 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 in 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 patients look and feels 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 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 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 on the board of the Global Dermatology 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, a 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.
Dr. Beverly Prince
Dr. 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.
Patti Wood is a dedicated and resourceful Trichologist and hairstylist with over 25 years in the industry. She is a board member and educator for the US Trichology Institute and owner of a Trichology salon with over 150 active clients. She’s an educational and training facilitator along with a program development and certification course consultant.
Patti provides expertise in all types of hair loss treatments including Laser Hair Therapy, Hair Loss Products, non-surgical hair replacement therapy and client services. Deliver presentations and education to individuals of all ages regarding hair loss and available options. Serves on a variety of study and advisory boards and is well-published in magazines like the Journal of the America Hair Loss Council and National Hair Journal. She collaborates with dermatologists and physicians to devise the most effective treatment plans for her clients. She actively supports The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (Trichotillomania Learning Center), Children with Hair Loss, The American Hair Loss Council and Was a Small Business of the Year Finalist.
Jessica Davis is a USTI/AMCA Board Certified Trichologist, Master Educator with U.S. Trichology Institute, She is a Master Cosmetologist, licensed in 6 states, and has been in the hair industry for over 16 years.
Jessica is a certified Wellness Coach, Natural Hair Care Specialist, and Certified Sisterlocks Brand Ambassador™ consultant and has a passion and believes in a holistic approach for everything in life. Jessica is the founder of Au So Natural International LLC & Rock Your Locs By Jess Hair Restoration Salon in which she services clients locally and globally, educating others on how to maintain a healthy body/lifestyle internally. Jessica is a proud member of the US Trichology Board of Directors, National Association of Women-Owned Small Businesses, National Psoriasis Foundation, as well as the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation.
Jessica was honored to be the recipient of the Associate Trichologist award and loves volunteering for her community. Jessica started as a USTI student herself so she understands how it is to begin a Trichology program. Jessica went from student to Trichologist, to making her Trichology and Hair Loss Laser investment back 6 times over in her first full year. Jessica is now USTI’s most requested educator and coach. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, bowling and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Wassim Eltolimy, MBBS
Dr. Wassim I. Eltolimy is double-Board Certified, with 18 years of experience in the fields of aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery both in the US and internationally. He has traveled to more than a dozen countries to train doctors on various areas of aesthetic medicine. Also fluent in the study of trichology, Dr. Wassim is a member of the US Trichology Institute’s Board of Directors. Dr. Wassim has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and graduated with high honors with an M.B.B.S in Medicine and Surgical Science. He served his residency in one of the largest educational hospitals in the world, Kasr Elini Educational Hospital at Cairo University, specializing in plastic surgery, dermatology, and internal and emergency medicine.
Dr. Wassim helped launch and train many groundbreaking technologies such as Fraxel® laser, Thermage®, VASER® liposuction, Cynosure® lasers, chemical peeling, and mesotherapy, with a wide variety of applications including hair loss and facial and skin rejuvenation. He is the founder of Cloud 9 Medi Spa, which combines luxury with top cosmetic and aesthetic practices under one roof. He has a particularly strong passion for, and background in, both hair loss treatment and skin rejuvenation having pioneered the use of growth factors in these areas and is on the forefront of growth factor technologies.