"Becoming a licensed esthetician was exciting, but let's be real: they don't teach you how to actually run a business in school. I was flying blind until I had the good fortune to meet Val at a conference. Joining the American Esthetician Organization has honestly been a career-defining move for me. What sets it apart, though, is the sense of community. It's not just a bunch of resources; it's like gaining a whole new professional family. Val totally gets the struggles we face, and that personal connection elevates everything. I can't recommend this organization enough."