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Advisory Board

Beautytap’s deep commitment to the beauty industry is rooted in our Advisory Board members – internationally recognized, highly revered and accredited medical doctors, skincare and beauty experts and wellness professionals who act as a sounding board in their respective areas of expertise. They are featured as trusted sources in stories and help distill research to share the latest news and advice with readers. 

 

 

 

 

Glynis Ablon, M.D.

 

 

Glynis Ablon, MD is a board certified dermatologist who completed her training at Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Ablon is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA.  She is active in clinical research and the first published author in the United States in mesotherapy. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Liposuction Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.  As director of the Ablon Skin Institute and Research Center, an independent clinical research site specializing in dermatology clinical trials, she is involved in clinical research relating to innovative skin care, cosmetic and laser procedures and the next generation of dermal fillers and botulinum toxins. She has published over forty articles, three books (including What’s Stressing Your Face), lectured at multiple medical conferences, and appeared on numerous television shows including: The Doctors Show, KTLA News, E! Entertainment, Inside Edition, Lifetime, and more. @drablon, www.abloninstitute.com

 

 

 

 

Dr. Tess Mauricio

 

 

Dr. Tess Mauricio is a Board Certified Dermatologist, Founder and CEO of M Beauty Clinics in Beverly Hills and San Diego. She a graduate of Stanford Medical School and Summa Cum Laude graduate of University of California San Diego. Dr Tess is a Past President of The San Diego Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She the recipient of the very first UCSD Warren College Distinguished Alumni award and Hollywood Daytime Beauty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medicine. She is a favorite medical expert on TV with regular network appearances on NBC’s California Live, The Dr Oz Show, The Talk, The Real, Dr Phil, The Rachael Ray Show, Fox News, and The Doctors. Dr Tess stars also in her reality show, “All In The Family with Dr Tess”.  

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ben Talei

 

 

As a native of California, Dr. Benjamin (Ben) Talei graduated from the University of California, LosAngeles (UCLA) with a degree in Physiological Sciences receiving both College Honors and Departmental Honors. While studying at the University of Menedez Pelayo in Spain, Dr. Talei worked for the Sisterhood of Blood Donors and the Red Cross promoting blood donations in Andalucia, Spain. He then received his Medical Degree atone of the nation’s top medical schools, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD). Dr. Talei completed his residency training in Head & Neck Surgery at Columbia University and Cornell University Medical Centers, New York Presbyterian Hospital. There he worked with the Greats of Facial Plastic Surgery included his primary mentor Dr. Steven Pearlman. He then served as Chief in his residency at Columbia and Cornell and served as a fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center also in New York City. Following his residency training, Dr. Talei became one of the only surgeons in the country to complete two separate fellowships in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. First he completed one of the most revered and prestigious fellowships in the country at the New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery. Simultaneously, he offered his skills and training while serving as voluntary staff and teacher for the Resident Head & Neck Surgeons of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Dr. Talei then furthered his training at the Vascular Birthmark Institute of NewYork, a part of Lenox Hill and Manhattan Ear, Eyes and Throat Hospitals.  Integrated fully into the Beverly Hills community, Dr. Talei is a member of the Beverly Hills Health & Wellness Committee. He is also on staff at UCLA Ronald Regan Medical Center, Santa Monica UCLA MedicalCenter, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Talei frequently accommodates visiting surgeons in order to teach them more advanced surgical techniques. He is most well known for his rapid healing times, very natural, long-lasting results and impeccable facial aesthetic. Several times a year, he travels on various surgical missions to less fortunate countries in order to treat those patients who can’t receive the help they need. Dr.Talei has volunteered with Operation Smile, HUGS (Help Give Us Smiles), and Healing The Children on Cleft Lip & Palate and Microtia missions in Honduras, Ecuador, and Colombia.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ava Shamban

 

Ava Shamban M.D., renowned board-certified Dermatologist, is a true skin visionary, clinician, author, anti-aging expert and prejuvenation proponent. Founder of Ava MD Dermatology and SkinFive Medical spas in Southern California, she also runs the Santa Monica based Ava Shamban Research Clinic, where she conducts clinical trials for Allergan, Evolus, Merz, Galderma and others engaged in the pipeline of future treatments, products, technologies and protocols. Dr. Ava, a master injector and Hollywood “go to” for all cosmetic aesthetics, her artistic prowess is also well known from her tenure as the Extreme Makeover resident dermatologist, a featured expert on the Emmy-winning daytime talk shows The Doctors, EXTRA and Steve Harvey.  She is the author of a best-selling beauty book Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal.  Additionally, she hosted her own digital series for Condé Nast Entertainment, “Dr. Ava Says” as an Allure Insider.   Dr. Shamban continues to be featured in publications including New Beauty Magazine, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Elle, Good Housekeeping, Prevention, MSN, Yahoo and others. @dravasays

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kay Durairaj

 

 

Dr. Kay Durairaj is an internationally recognized facial plastic surgeon and head and neck surgeon practicing in Pasadena, CA. Specializing in both surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, Dr. Kay completed her surgical training at UCLA and is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Voted one of the United States’ Top 100 Injectors, publications such as Allure Magazine and New Beauty have highlighted Dr. Kay’s expertise in neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and biostimulators, such as Sculptra. Dr. Kay is the CEO of KD skincare and is a popular social media figure, with an Instagram following of 248,000 and a TikTok following of 100,300. Her podcast, Beauty Bytes with Dr. Kay: Secrets of a Plastic SurgeonTM premiered at No. 2 on the Apple Podcasts Fashion & Beauty Charts. Dr. Kay also educates others injectors through her conference, Modern Aesthetic Theory and Artistry, as well as her online modules, which can be found at www.modernaesthetictheory&artistry.com

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Greenberg

 

 

Jamie Greenberg has made a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s most indispensable makeup artists and is a highly sought after beauty personality. Her work is seen on red carpets, advertisements, and entertainment throughout the years. Some of her most frequent clients include: Kaley Cuoco, Rashida Jones, Jessica Alba, Chelsea Handler, Lizzy Caplan, Elisabeth Moss,  Jordana Brewster, Joey King, Kristen Stewart, Julie Bowen, Angelique Cabral, Jane Levy, and many other amazing women. Eternally excited and ready for new challenges, Jamie brings warmth and vitality to every assignment and enhances each of her clients with her playful and optimistic sense of beauty. JAMIE MAKEUP, Follow on Instagram,Like on FacebookSubscribe to her YouTube.

 

 

 

 

 

Mai Quynh, Celebrity Makeup Artist 

 

 

Mai Quynh is a Los Angeles-based makeup artist. She began her career assisting top makeup artists such as Stephane Marais, Paul Starr, and Frank B. Today, her celebrity clientele includes Daisy Ridley, Scarlett Johansson, Saoirse Ronan, Chloe Moretz, Alison Brie, Paris Jackson and Tessa Thompson. She has contributed to top publications like Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, The Cut, The Edit andNylon. She has collaborated with elite photographers like Patrick Demarchelier, Annie Leibovitz, Max Vadukul, Sofia & Mauro, Alix Malka, Alexei Hay, and James White. Quynh has worked with international brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, L’Oréal Paris, H&M, and Bongo. Twitter/Instagram: @storyofmailife  

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hollander

 

 

Jennifer Hollander, MSN, NP-C is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with nine years of experience working in both clinical and cosmetic dermatology. Prior to working in dermatology, Jennifer obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of San Francisco and began her career as a bedside nurse with acutely ill patients at Cedar Sinai Medical Center. While working at the hospital, Jennifer chose to further her knowledge and completed a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. Jennifer’s transition from bedside nursing to aesthetic medicine stems from her personal challenges with acne and her desire to help patients of all ages with their skin. Jennifer is a best kept celebrity secret and skincare expert and her approach is best described as passionate and holistic. She appreciates the association between outward appearance and self-esteem and brings her clinical expertise and guidance in natural beauty to her practice. She believes in improving her patients’ best features and using them to bring balance and harmony to all areas of the face. Having worked in Beverly Hills for the past nice years, she has worked with many high profile celebrities and has learned to administer cosmetic injectables both artistically and naturally. Jennifer is certified in ArqueDerma®️Artistic Restoration Lift®️a patented FDA technique that she offers to her clientele to create a youthful, aesthetically-pleasing look that highlights the person’s natural beauty. With her extensive background in dermatology, Jennifer specializes in treating acne, surgical scars, acne scarring, melasma and hyperpigmentation. Jennifer also has experience working very closely with the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community and aids in the transitioning process using laser and facial feminization procedures. She is a member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Grace Goar Vershinina

 

Dr. Grace Goar Vershinina is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, one of the eight private universities known as the Ivy League, and she is also a post-graduate of UCLA Advanced Educational General Dentistry. Before attending dental schools in the United States, Dr. Vershinina’s background was in Prosthodontics-Periodontics in Moscow, Russia. Currently a Biological Dentist and owner of Beverly Hills BioDental, where metal free and toxic-free dentistry along with the most high tech equipment and dentists’ expertise help patients achieve optimal health. Dr. Vershinina helps her patients by diagnosing and removing chronic silent infections and replacing past metal and leaking restorations with pure biocompatible materials. She stopped placing titanium implants several years ago and now works only with zirconia implants because she truly believes that our health starts from our mouth, and that we need to be vigilant about how we choose our teeth to be restored.