Stephanie Kinard, Licensed Esthetician

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Professional Highlights

  • Esthetics Instructor at Douglas J./Aveda Institute, Chicago, IL (2012-Present)
  • Medical Esthetician at Ellehomme Spa, LLC, Chicago, IL (May 2018 – Present)
  • Esthetician at Skin1, Greater Chicago Area, IL (Jan 2017 – Present)
  • Estheticianat Pure Beauty Salon and Spa, Greater Chicago Area, IL (Sep 2016 – Jan 2017)
  • Esthetician at Gi Gi’s Elite Spa, Chicago, IL (2012)
  • Has worked with various lines such as Eminence, Yonka, Luzern, Guinot, Skinsceuticals, iS Clinical, Revision etc.


About Stephanie

Stephanie Kinard worked nearly 17 years in the financial sector before deciding to pursue her passion for skincare. She graduated from the Douglas J Aveda Institute of Chicago with an esthetics license in 2011 and then she obtained an instructor’s license in 2012. She instructed students through the introductory phase and to the clinic floor in order to complete the requirement of 750 hours for the state of Illinois. She maintained a 97% pass rate with her students passing the state board exams.

Stephanie has experience with a plethora of different skin types and is capable of addressing skin conditions such as acne, hyperpigmentation and mature skin. She has knowledge of various techniques such as dermasound, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, chemical peels laser treatments along with various natural and cosmeceutical based skincare lines.

Stephanie is a well-rounded esthetician who firmly believes in promoting comprehensive skincare for clients, along with providing thorough consultations in order to tailor a treatment that is going to yield optimal results. Although many of her clients receive more medical treatments, she realizes that creating a nurturing and holistic approach will benefit her clients. Her background in Ayurvedic tradition along with various facial massages enables her to help clients feel at ease and to help alleviate the stress that most of us endure on a daily basis.

When Stephanie is not working as an esthetician, she is typically cooking on Sunday afternoons.  Her other passions include making natural soap and she is an avid reader.


License and Certification

  • Licensed Esthetician Educator Program, Douglas J./Aveda Institute-Chicago, IL (2012)
  • Licensed EstheticianProgram, Douglas J./Aveda Institute-Chicago, IL (2011)



  • Fine Arts Program, Illinois State University (1990-92)