Jaclyn Luongo


"I feel humbled to have taught and learned from so many talented spa professionals."
“I love what I do and all the people I have the chance to work with and support! I am so excited to continue to grow within the industry and be part of the evolution!”

When Jaclyn Luongo was 11-years-old, the current age of her amazing daughter, she walked through the doors of Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics and enjoyed her first facial. It was on this visit with her aunt that made her fall in love with the experience, the smells, the energy and the environment. From that moment on, Jaclyn knew what she wanted to do when she grew up. This powerful manifestation fueled a passion that has lead to a rewarding life and 18 years in the spa industry.

“My aunt was the director of the evening clinic throughout most of my young life,” says Jaclyn, “so I was constantly exposed to everything beauty- and makeup-related. When I got older, I had the opportunity to work in the school and other spas. I attended a community college and then signed up for the Spa Program at Catherine Hinds Institute – the very same place my passion had been conceived! Signing up was one of the best decisions I have made in my life.”

The beauty industry has certainly reciprocated the love and dedication that Jaclyn has devoted to it for most of her life. Her journey from Catherine Hinds to her current position as Business Consultant for Iredale Mineral Cosmetics is a testament to the fruitfulness that can come from following your passion.

“I started off practicing at a well-known spa that taught me sales skills that I use to this day. Throughout the years, I enhanced my skills by working with the Miss Massachusetts Pageant and as a guest artist for Chanel for several years. After opening a skin therapy practice in a wellness center, I shifted my path and explored an opportunity to work with a beauty distributor. This allowed me the chance to travel all over Europe and to 42 states in nine years as the Senior Director of Esthetics. I feel humbled to have taught and learned from so many talented spa professionals.”

As fate would have it, Jaclyn returned once again to her roots: “My career brought me back to where I started, and for six years I was blessed to act as the Director of Career Services at Catherine Hinds Institute. Not only was I able to mentor the next generation of estheticians, but I was also able to volunteer with the Look Good Feel Better Program and Dress for Success with my students.”

Jaclyn also serves on the Professional Advisory Board for the Melanoma Education Foundation, and volunteers at the Blue Ocean Society and the American Cancer Society.

Despite accomplishing so much in her field, Jaclyn is most proud of being published in ISPA’s Pulse magazine. Though she doesn’t travel as often as she used to (which was every other week for 9 years!) she still enjoys traveling throughout New England with her daughter. Remarkably, the Boston native is still able to make time for spa day and yoga, maintaining a healthy balance in the midst of her professional life.

“I love what I do and all the people I have the chance to work with and support! I am so excited to continue to grow within the industry and be part of the evolution!”

 


"I feel humbled to have taught and learned from so many talented spa professionals."