Practical In-Clinic Training

Join us, in person, for our 4 day class, which features Educators like educators, World Famous Hair Loss Researcher, Angela M. Christiano, Ph.D., FACMG; Dr. Ayyaz M. Shah, Triple board certified Dermatologist; Dr. Candy Lewis-Williams, Doctor of Naturopathy and AMCA, USTI & IAT Trichologist; and William C. Blatter, Board Chairman USTI, AMCA and USTI Certified Trichologist, Dr. Ayyaz M. Shah, triple board certified Dermatologist .

New York-Presbyterian, Columbia Medical Center Clinical training partner. -We are also excited to announce that we will spend one day training at a class hosted by New York-Presbyterian, Columbia Medical Center for the 4th year in a row in October. Dr. Christiano and her team teach USTI students, this year they gave us a bonus Lecture on the hair follicle by World Famous German researcher Raulf Paus who works in the UK, and US too.

Live Consultations – We always perform consultations with actual hair loss clients. The goal is to show you as many types of hair and scalp issues as possible while watching an experienced trainer, step by step, in-office.

A Natural Hair Loss Perspective -Famed Natural path – Dr. Candy Lewis-Williams, ND. (appeared on Dr. Oz/Speaks worldwide) gives students a natural perspective on helping clients for the inside out.

Case Studies – Always a favorite, each student do 2 case studies and we work together in groups to  share and learn from each other with the guidance of the Doctors and Trichologists.

Famous Dermatologists perspective – Dr. Ayyaz M. Shah, Triple board certified Dermatologist (trains other doctor & speaks worldwide). DR Shah has joined us for all Orlando clinicals and most New York clinicals to lecture, give a dermatologist perspective and answer students questions.

(2-day Hair Loss Practitioner and 3-Day Associate Trichologist courses must be completed (classroom or on-line) prior to taking this class)



Angela Christiano

World Famous Hair Loss Researcher
USTI is happy to announce the addition of Angela M. Christiano, Ph.D., FACMG., as an educator and Scientific Advisor. Angela Christiano will be lecturing at Columbia University Medical Center to the USTI Clinical Training Class in October 2017.

Angela’s extensive resume includes:

  • Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Vice-Chair and Director of Basic Science Research, Department of Dermatology
  • Departments of Dermatology and Genetics & Development
  • Richard & Mildred Rhodebeck Professor
  • USTI Scientific Advisor for Education

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 are 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.

William C. Blatter

Director, USTI®
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 the 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 the 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
  • MedEsthetics
  • 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 include 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.


USTI students will be studying at New York – Presbyterian, Columbia Medical Center with Angela Christiano and her team as part of their clinical training in New York October 18th– 21th.


So, what should I expect from the clinical training?

At our most recent Practical In-Clinic Training, we had five instructors and only eight students. We limit the number of students in each class to ensure that they all receive very personal training, designed to fit their needs as a future Trichologist. Our instructors at this particular class included a medical doctor and four Trichologists. Among these instructors, three of them were USTI® Board Members; one is a board certified naturopathic doctor; one a certified master herbalist; one is a world renowned laser & hair loss expert. We also had a celebrity stylist, who is the global creative director of a major hair care company, among our educators.

Although our educators are rotated throughout classes, this is the caliber that you can expect us to deliver for every class.

USTI® arranged for several clients to come in on each of the four days. Students saw Alopecia Areata, pattern baldness, traction alopecia, hormonal hair loss, drug-induced hair loss and a variety of scalp issues. Students and instructors worked together on each client, with the student taking the lead and the instructor by their side should any questions arise.

We delved deep into the business side of the industry: marketing, maintaining a digital presence, press releases, advertisements and more. We discussed the physical set-up of a center – everything from the layout of offices and exam rooms to the equipment needed. Each student had a chance to discuss their own center and what things they personally needed to do to expand business and provide the best care possible for their clients.


Students Receive: Hands on Practical Training and Demonstrations

  • Live consultations, scoping and checkups with live people/models
  • Expert scoping – identifying progression and timelines
  • Proper tracking of pictures
  • Consent for use in your practice before & after’s
  • Check-up (live models)
  • Consultation role play with questions, objections, and guidance to provide proper solutions
  • Documentation and sales form review
  • Identifying product and program/solution referral
  • LLLT Training and hands-on low level light device operations
  • Safety operations – OSHA-MSDS compliance with retail products


Course Notes:

Payment plans available. Each course is offered with certain details & terms. You will receive a 6-month USTI membership as part of this application and registration for a course, it is included in your course cost. Membership is limited to licensed cosmetologist, salon owners, spa owners, estheticians, and professionals working and licensed within the medical communities. Unless otherwise written, all classes start promptly at 9 a.m. and run until 5 p.m., with classrooms opening at 8:30 a.m. See Terms & Conditions for more details.

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USTI understands that every student learns differently and all educators teach differently. We don't just have one instructor. We have Trichologists, Doctors, USTI Board Members, a Naturopathic Doctor, a creative director of a global hair care company and a celebrity stylist among our list of educators!