Instructors

Meet the Instructors

Martin G. Hansen Tiffany Taylor-Ross Katherine Bredice
Wakenda Willingham Brittany Guzmán Taylor Rian MacLeod Robyn Sasgen

Martin G. Hansen, L.E.

Martin SBAMartin G. Hansen is a licensed esthetician and educator. He specializes in Holistic Esthetics incorporating his foundation in herbal medicine, aromatherapy, and nutrition into his practice. He has been a community educator in Denver since 2000 on a variety of subjects from making natural products to skin care nutrition and health.

For the past 20 years he has explored natural and alternative solutions for whole person skin care, counseling people to create multi level change in their lives to achieve their goals for health and beauty. He is passionate about the future of the esthetics, beauty and alternative health industries merging with the technologies and concepts of medical esthetics.

Tiffany Taylor-Ross, LE

TiffanyTiffany found her niche as an Esthetician over 10 years ago, when she fell in love with all elements of skincare, healing, and health. She has taken postgraduate courses at The Dermal institute, Sanitas, Rhonda Allison Skin Center, and more. Tiffany is professionally motived to have stellar client retention and to provide exceptional services. She is a Lead Esthetician at a local spa in Denver, and an instructor and clinic supervisor at our school. She loves teaching because she shares her experiences and industry secrets with the students, and she gives them authentic advice based on the valuable lessons she’s learned in the industry. Being grounded and open to learning from others is one of Tiffany’s goals as an esthetician and as an instructor. Currently, Tiffany is continuing her education by studying advanced techniques with how to treat adult acne effectively; in addition, she’s working on bringing awareness to proper techniques and professionalism in the work environment and helping students find leading positions in the spa industry.

Katherine Bredice, LE

KatherineKatherine has been a practicing esthetician for 15 years. Graduating from Antoine Du Chez Academy in January 2000. She started at Oxford Spa and Salon in downtown Denver and happily remained there for 11 years. 5 years ago she was ready to take skin care to the next level both personally and professionally. She now works at Lower Highlands Dermatology along side Dr. Catherine Carretero. She specializes in microdermabrasion and chemical peels which are very effective in treating acne, hyperpigmentation and premature aging.

Katherine loves educating clients about their skin, recommending personalized products and treatments and building professional friendships.
Katherine is a native of Colorado and lives in Denver with her husband and son.

Wakenda Willingham, LMT

Bio pic WakendaAfter graduating high school and receiving extensive massage for recovery from a debilitating car accident, she went on to study and receive a certification in Massage Therapy. She began a private practice combining various modalities of massage therapy from Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular, Trigger Point Therapy as well as incorporating guided meditation and visualization into her sessions.  At the same time she became trained as an Ayurvedic Massage Therapist and continues to work for the world renowned Ayervedic Doctor John Doulliard.  In 2012 she expanded her practice by studying and integrating Thai yoga massage. She now teaches Ayurvedic and western style massage and is also the owner of Wellness Market, a healing arts cooperative in Denver, CO.

Brittany Guzmán Taylor, L.E.

Brittany GBrittany has been a makeup artist for more than a decade. She earned her BA in Theatre Design (specializing in Makeup Design) from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. While there, she took extensive courses in conceptual beauty throughout time and throughout different cultures.  Brittany believes all makeup artistry should come from a point of identity and be executed with intention. If the eyes really are windows to the soul, and lips can speak volumes without saying a word, then a makeup artist must depict those messages.

A Denver native, Brittany returned to Colorado after graduating and acquired her Esthetician license.  Having a passion for healthful and natural skincare, she earned her Certification as a Dr. Hauschka Esthetician.  She now practices natural aesthetics and free-lance makeup artistry. Her makeup skills include glamour, avant garde, character, body painting and effects. She works with all mediums of makeup, including airbrush. Brittany works closely with various bridal and editorial photographers and her work is published in “Snow White: A Very Scary Story” by Susan Florence.

Brittany is thrilled to be able to share her passion for makeup artistry with her students and teach them how to create makeup that is beautiful and authentic.

Rian MacLeod, LE

rianRian’s career in makeup started in Seattle over 15 years ago and her involvement in the fashion industry over 20 years ago.  Rian’s earlier work with Stila Cosmetics and the luxury brand, 29 Cosmetics, peaked her interest to learn more about the beauty industry, so she continued her studies at Smudge Makeup Academy in Cape Town, South Africa. She honed her skills as a makeup artist through her work with renowned photographers, models, and agencies from around the world, and she became a Licensed Esthetician in Colorado after attending the School of Botanical & Medical Aesthetics.  Along with teaching at SBMA, Rian is currently a makeup artist represented by Donna Baldwin Agency in Denver, LA Models in Los Angeles, and TCM agency in Seattle.  She travels the west coast working with a variety of clients from TV commercials, runways, fashion shows, editorials, and e-commerce.  She keeps up on makeup trends by attending master classes in Los Angeles, reading trade publications, and exploring ways to stay current.  She looks forward to having you in her classes!

Robyn Sasgen, LE

RobynAfter working as a massage therapist in a spa environment Robyn became interested in Esthetics. After completing school in 2001 she began her esthetics career, several of those years, as a waxing specialist for some of Denver’s top spas.  Being employed at these spas gave her the opportunity to work with anyone from working professionals to Bronco cheerleaders. Her favorite things about working in this field are the connections made with others and the ability to make someone feel better about themselves. She feels blessed to able to share her knowledge with others.