Welcome to Our New Chapter Board of Directors

This is the time of year we thank our out-going Board of Directors for their year of service and, in turn, welcome in the new Board for 2016-2017. This year’s installation of officers took place at Jasper’s restaurant in San Francisco. We also gave special recognition to our Chapter Member of the Year, Elena Daciuk, and our Rising Star, incoming-President Carol Parker Walsh. (We’ll tell you more info about these two deserving award recipients in an upcoming post.)

Our new Chapter Board of Directors is:

President: Carol Parker Walsh
Secretary & VP Membership: Malia Anderson
Treasurer: Connie Bozant
VP Programs & Education: Michelle Augenstein
VP Communication: Nupur Singh
VP Social Media/Marketing: Adena DiTonno
Immediate Past President: Danean Gallaher

New Board
Connie Bozant, Danean Gallaher, Nupur Singh, Michelle Augenstein, Malia Anderson, Adena DiTonno, Carol Parker Walsh

For highlights of the evening, please enjoy this short video. We hope you’ll want to participate in the exciting programs we have in store for our members during the year!

The Buzz about BB Creams

By: Pat Gray

I recently had a makeover at the Dior counter, and the makeup artist used DiorSnow BB Cream as my sunscreen. Then I started seeing BB creams advertised on TV. So the scientist in me took over and I asked “What is this BB cream stuff?” So I did a little online research and here’s what I found.

BB cream (Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm) was first designed by a physician in Germany to soothe the skin of post-peel and laser surgery patients. It protected the skin and lessened the redness. Then the Koreans discovered it and Korean celebrities used it to even out their skin tone. It rapidly spread throughout Asia and is now it’s one of the “in” products in the US.

So just what is it? It’s an all-in-one product. It’s moisturizer, sunscreen, and serum all in one. It has a bit of color to it and some brands come in more than one shade. It can contain anti-aging or skin lightening components. The Dior brand claims to brighten the skin. It can be used alone or as a primer for foundation.

Do I like it? YES! In fact, I drove 45 minutes from Los Altos to San Francisco to buy another tube, because my local Nordstrom was out of it and I wanted it for my vacation in Maui. It has an SPF of 50 which is great for my fair skin. It’s quite water-resistant and stays on all day. And it does a good job of calming the redness of my rosacea. I wear it alone when walking the dog, on the beach, or a quiet day at home. And I use it as a primer for my foundation when I’m doing the whole makeup routine. Since I’m getting older and my skin is getting dryer, I do use an additional moisturizer under the BB cream.

My advise? It’s worth a try. Do some research and find the one that has the extra ingredients you need and the shade that’s right for you. Report back and let me know how it works for you.

Next Years Conference: Glendale Arizona!

Greetings AICI SFBA members!

I hope all who attended had a fabulous time in Hawaii for our annual conference.

Just wanted to inform all that next years conference will be in Glendale, Arizona at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel and Spa.

Deadline for submissions and proposals is July 16th, 2012. There is a little over a month left to turn everything in, but as we all know time will fly by, so don’t wait till the last minute!

AICI Annual Conference Honolulu, Hawaii Join Us In Paradise!

“This year AICI is expanding our horizons across the Pacific Ocean for our first international conference to be held outside the North America mainland. We hope you will expand your horizons by taking advantage of this opportunity to meet with each other, learn with each other and grow with each other… all in a tropical ocean-front setting. Join us in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, May 17–20, 2012, at the Marriott Waikiki Resort & Spa.”-Aici.org

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Welcome To Our New Website & Blog!

AICI SFBA is thrilled to announce the debut of our chapter website, www.aicisfba.org. Please visit for membership information, news and events, and to connect with other members. We are currently looking for great content to post to our new blog. Please email catherine@catherinemontalbo.com if you would like to be a contributor. And don’t forget to connect with us via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

About the Association of Image Consultants International

The Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) is the leading and largest professional association of personal and corporate image consultants worldwide. A non-profit organization, AICI is dedicated to advancing the level of professionalism and enhancing the recognition of image consultants. Our members counsel both individual and corporate clients on appearance, behavior, communication skills, etiquette and international protocol. As experts in image consulting, our members guide clients to achieve their specific goals with authenticity, credibility and confidence.

As the 2012-2013 President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI SFBA), I welcome you to our website and invite you to explore our many offerings.  Our membership is comprised of experts in the field of image consulting and its many aspects: color analysis, wardrobe planning, personal shopping, etiquette and protocol, and make-up, hair and fashion styling, as well as training, executive coaching and continuing education for fellow image consultants.

If you are searching for an image expert, you’ve come to the right place! Please see our member directory – you’re sure to find a consultant in your area who can be of service to you.

If you are an image consultant, we invite you to explore membershipin our organization. You’ll benefit from the support, networking and educational opportunities that membership in our professional organization can provide.  We welcome inquiries from the press as well.

Your 2012-2013 Chapter Board of Directors is hard at work to bring you quality news, education and events so remember to bookmark this page and check back often.  You can also stay in touch by clicking on one of the social media links on this page or by signing up for email updates.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about our organization.  We look forward to meeting you and being of service for all your image and fashion needs.