NBEW 2023

The 4th annual National Black Estheticians’ Week (NBEW) is from February 22-28, 2023
NBEW 2023 will kick off Wednesday, February 22, with a live virtual forum—a Town Hall—where a panel of Estheticians will discuss skin care and answer the public’s questions.

Time: 7 pm EST

Where: Black Headlines News Virtual Reality Experience.

Do you have questions about your skin? Questions about hair removal?

Ask the experts, our panelists of Estheticians are here to answer your questions.

NBEW Schedule

The National Black Estheticians’ Week will be occurring each day, from February 22-28, in our virtual reality world, the Virtual Reality Experience created by Black Headline News

Wednesday: February 22: 7 pm EST—live discussion where our panel of Estheticians answer your questions

Thursday, February 23-Tuesday, February 28—visit our:

Inspiration Room where you can see our Luminary Estheticians—those that inspire all of us in the: skin care industry, their clients, brands, and everyone—with their quest for education, excellence, community, commitment and faith.

Newsroom watch Tres Beau episodes where estheticians discuss various skin care topics


Katina Gilmore

Founder of: The B.E.S.T. Association, The Skin Health Coach , The COCO Pod Skincare.


Tiffany Lenox

Oklahoma’s first multicultural focused esthetician.

Nichelle Mosley , Licensed Esthetician

Nichelle Mosley

Educator, course creator, Cidesco certified, international award winning Aesthetician

Pamela Springer

A leader in the advanced aesthetics education and a highly sought-after professional speaker for TV, medical conferences and aesthetic tradeshows.

Heather Weatherspoon

CEO & founder of Exquisite Lengths Beauty & Brow.


We are so grateful to our sponsors for their support of NBEW.
Skin Script, Sugarbear, and Ulta
Many thanks to:
Skin Script

Please visit our virtual world to see their NBEW 2023 messages.


Sugarbear will be offering a $40 coupon code for all NBEW attendees, and will be gifting a one-year supply of their Sugarbear Hair Vitamins, valued at $500, to three individuals—2 Estheticians and 1 Client/Supporter (See Participation sections for gift info).

Please visit the Tips, Tools & Theme page for how to participate in NBEW 2023 here.

And, see past NBEW celebrations here.

Katina Gilmore

With over of decade of experience Katina M Gilmore , a mother of two , has become a highly sought after expert in Afro-ethnic skincare. After becoming a self-taught botanical cosmetic formulator Katina pursued her passion of becoming a licensed skincare professional to help others. Adding to her background in health education, Katina became a tripled licensed expert in the state of Texas when she gained her esthetician license, her registered nurse license , and also her esthetics instructor license all within a span of five years . As an RN ,Katina trained in aesthetic dermatology services such as medical laser hair removal, body contouring and cosmetic injectables. She recently completed training for electrolysis hair removal and will pursue an electro-epilation certification. In 2016 she founded The Black Estheticians & Skin Therapists Association as a safe-space where Black skincare professionals can connect and share feelings and experiences about the industry. She’s known for challenging members to “level-up”. Katina continues to build her brands, The Skin Health Coach and The COCO Pod Skincare which were established in 2019 and 2015. There’s no stopping this CEO ( Confident Esthetics Operator)!

A look at some of her accomplishments:

Faculty speaker at The Nuekie Skin of Color Conference- 2020, 2022.

Founder of: The B.E.S.T. Association, The Skin Health Coach , The COCO Pod Skincare.

2020 Esthetics Instructor
2018 Registered Nurse
2015 Esthetician

Tiffany Lenox

Tiffany is Oklahoma’s first multicultural focused esthetician in okc. With over 16 years experience, gained by learning from the top leaders in treating Global/Multicultural Skin. She has numerous certifications in Laser Therapy, Microneedling, Paramedical, Acne, Procell, DMK, Hydrafacial, and many more. She has gone from being just behind the chair to now a multi-successful business owner. Tiffany has opened up two clinics in Oklahoma and one in Dallas, Texas. Her own medical grade skincare product line and professional backbar line, as well as, a contributor to the esthetics community through educating, mentoring, and speaking., When Tiffany does have downtime, she loves to be at the spa, relaxing and sipping on a nice glass of red merlot or planning her next getaway trip.

Nichelle Mosley

Nichelle is an educator, course creator, Cidesco certified, international award winning aesthetician specializing in advanced corneo-clinical wellness.

Nichelle has previously worked with plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and many other types of skin care clinicians. She has written articles for O! Magazine, Skin, Inc, and Lipgloss + Aftershave. Nichelle is also a regular contributor to Dermascope Magazine, and she was so honored to be voted “Favorite Contributing Writer”.

While developing Queen City Beauty Group, in NC + CA where she takes the whole person inside out” approach to skin, Nichelle has mentored countless Estheticians in the industry, helping them transform their businesses and the way they treat skin-Nichelle has now spearheaded CorneoClinical YOUNIVERSITY a team of science-forward, well-researched, experienced individuals, who, together have had an amazing journey to success.

Her near a decade of experience in the global sphere of professional skin care has taught her that CONFIDENCE & SUCCESS are directly proportionate with being reliably informed and being seen by your ideal client and customer as a trusted expert.

When she created the new Skin Barrier Academy, she embodied the belief that the more impartial, reliable knowledge each skin wellness practitioner has access to, the more ethical, credible (and profitable!) our industry will be as a whole.

Pamela Springer

Pamela Springer’s aesthetics knowledge has given her the recognition as a leader in the advanced aesthetics education. She is a highly sought-after professional speaker for TV, medical conferences and aesthetic tradeshows. She has appeared on Oprah, as well as a skincare expert on local stations, such as Fox, NBC and ABC stations.

Pamela began her career in the beauty industry, 30 years ago, as a National Training Director for major skincare companies. She soon discovered the lack of education in pigmentation disorders and the understanding of ethnic skin.

As an African American woman who has a mixed ancestry from three other lineages, her passion is to educate other skincare professionals on the unique nuances of pigmented skin.

Prior to opening The Skin & Makeup Institute of Arizona in 2000, Pamela completed a 9-month preceptorship under the tutelage of a board-certified dermatologist and medical school professor specializing in Ethno Dermatology.

Springer introduced Global Skin Solutions (GSS), a corrective PRO and retail skin care lines in 2009. These lines are formulated in an FDA certified medical lab. The bioactive ingredients are clinically validated cosmeceuticals to address the common skin conditions of today’s diverse skin tones.

Her upcoming on-line certification course for licensed professionals is based on Ethno-Dermatology science-related didactics and evidence-based treatment
modalities. This certification program provides advanced aesthetics training in
understanding the genetic composition; gives answers to therapeutically challenging pigment disorders; and imparts cultural diversity information.

Ms. Springer has authored a textbook for licensed professionals and her company, GSS is also a Continuing Education Provider for the California Board of Registering Nurses.

Heather Weatherspoon

My name is Heather and I’m the 11 year CEO & founder of Exquisite Lengths Beauty & Brow Bar where I have been a licensed esthetician within the state of Kentucky for 13 years.

All over the USA, I’m known as the Lady Brazilianaire because of my impeccable Brazilian Waxing skills where on average, I Brazilian wax UP TO 90 men and women every week with my 3 strip Brazilian wax method.

I own, “The Waxing Institute,” in Louisville, KY where I train licensed estheticians and cosmetologist how to perfect the Brazilian wax with 3 waxing strips.

My media mentions include: The Spa Queen Magazine, Rated Boujie Entrepreneur, SpaSho, Yes We Slay & CKW Magazines.

I’ve also been featured on Fox News, CBS, NBC and The Kelly Clarkson Show.

I was the runner up for the 2019 Power To Exhale Rising Entrepreneur, 2018 Best Esthetician Nominee and received the 2020 Spa Excellence award and the 2021 Best Spa Instructor.

I am the author of three eBooks titled: Getting Clients Into Your Space, Turning Your Groupon
Clients Into Regular Paying Clients: The Money Making Guide For Salon Professionals, and The Power of Budgeting & Profit Planning.

I am the author of one novel, “Surviving Divorce While Making $100k.”

I’m the owner of the manufacturing company that houses the MinaBell Post Waxing Body Care and The Exquisite Yoni Herbs.

Im also an advocate for women’s health and demonstrator at the local cosmetology schools within the city of Louisville.

Furthermore, I have helped over 20 women become 6 figure earners with my X-It Plan mentorship.