Martin G. Hansen, L.E.
Martin 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 skincare nutrition and health. For the past 20 years, he has explored natural and alternative solutions for whole person skincare, 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.
With over 20 years of experience as a professional makeup artist, Kat has learned that make-up artistry is more than the latest trends and products. Her experience with high fashion photoshoots, music videos, store ads, commercials, and television has taught her the relevance of color theory, texture, and placement. As a highly experienced makeup artist, she knows there is a science involved in your beauty regimen and a purpose behind each look. Understanding the geometry of a face, the arch of a brow, the texture of the skin and the colors that highlight a person’s natural features are the specific skills that Kat brings to each set and occasion. As a former student of the program herself, she understands the love there is in the details. This is the experience and passion she brings to her students. Born in Colorado, raised in Chicago and back again, Kat has a unique approach to style and makeup that is enriched by her diverse experience and the cultural references she encounters every day. This appreciation for diversity and zest for knowledge keeps Kat at the forefront of beauty trends and highly sought after for creative partnerships. She is also a permanent student actively seeking new skills, techniques and business tips that she can bring back to her classroom.
Kimberly Thompson, LMT
Kimberly has spent the last 20 years cultivating her love and passion for the natural world and sharing it with others. In addition to being a clinical herbalist, Kim is also a Certified Massage Therapist, Aromatherapist, Licensed Esthetician, and Certified Cupping Therapist. She adds a spiritual healing style to each of her treatments. She uses an intuitive approach to help gently unwind the tissue and bring the body into balance. She offers herbal consultations to assist clients in their herbal healing journey. She has worked for 18 years at Apothecary Tinctura teaching classes in Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy and working in the clinic. Her practice at Apothecary and her own private practice has an emphasis on women’s holistic health. She has been teaching classes for the last 5 years for The Denver Integrative Massage School and Herbalism Roots. She loves time in nature teaching people about wildcrafting, medicine making, and plant identification. She also loves teaching and sharing her love of bodywork.