Lead Instructor: Aliesh Pierce

Aliesh Pierce, founder of AskAliesh, is an author, educator, and brand strategist who entered the beauty industry over 30 years ago to establish herself as a celebrity makeup artist.

While holding the position of personal makeup artist to India.Arie, Yolanda Adams, and R.Kelly, Aliesh became interested in skincare. Upon obtaining her license, she began writing for trade magazines and was invited to collaborate on a project for Burn Survivors Throughout the World. This experience fueled her desire to offer the same quality of service to all clients, regardless of their ethnicity or the gravity of their skin concerns.

Inspired by her desire to groom the next wave of master estheticians, Aliesh created the AskAliesh e-learning platform to share her expertise in skin physiology, cosmetic chemistry, product development, and brand strategy.

At the ongoing request of her peers, Aliesh also offers hands-on master aesthetics classes, where she trains estheticians on the proper use of chemical peels, advanced skin analysis, and electrical modalities. In addition, she continues to support marketing and sales teams seeking to develop personal care brands that serve the multi-ethnic population.

As a seasoned yogini, Aliesh actively promotes a holistic lifestyle to her loyal clients through product recommendations and hands-on care. She currently resides in Philadelphia with her life partner Starla and their dog Marley.

Purpose Statement: “To help people create their own unique definition of beauty.”