Lisa was born into a family of artists. The most influential was her great uncle, Leon Bakst. He designed costumes and sets for the Russian Ballet. Lisa began designing clothing at age seven and was encouraged to continue her talent. When she was 22 she earned her degree in Fashion Design from FIDM in Los Angeles. Then set out on a career not many outside of her immediate family supported. They said it's too
competitive. Well she proved them wrong and designed for over 20 years before moving to the Secrets of Estheticians. She has had some huge successes having designed for Hurley, Reef, Reebok, Target and Kohl's to name a few.
Although she liked the design work she always wanted to have her own company. So when her sister Libbey needed a creative partner, Lisa was the obvious choice. They started The Secrets of Estheticians an online and in person educational resource for cosmetologist, and solo entrepreneurs in the skin care industry. Lisa handles all the graphics, website content and technical side of their business. She is no stranger to struggling and that is why she puts her heart and soul into every class.