Our Team

Melissa Dinsmore
Missy is the lead Nail Instructor at American Academy of Health & Beauty. She has been a Nail Technician since 2015 and became an instructor shortly thereafter. Missy also owns an in-home based nail spa, Sugarcoat, where she enjoys providing quality nail care services that keep guests coming back. She specializes in nail art and is CND certified in Shellac, acrylic, and gel application. As an instructor, she believes learning should be fun. Her goal is to teach every aspect of nail application, sanitation, and the latest in nail trends while building proficiency, skill, and an understanding of the importance of attitude enabling students to have a long, successful, and fulfilling career in the nail industry.

Melissa Dinsmore

Advanced Manicuring Instructor - Chief Instructor
Chaudhary Awais Iqbal

Chaudhary Awais Iqbal

Owner / Director of Finance and Comptroller
Calla is an AAHB graduate of both the Nail and Esthetics program. Originally in college to be a math teacher, she wanted a more self expressive career. During her time in the nail program, instructor Missy of AAHB inspired her to be an educator again, however this time in the beauty industry. Calla is dual licensed in the state of NH and MA. She is dedicated to helping students feel confident in their work and achieve their goals.

Calla Delany

Esthetics Apprentice
Sue Latullipe
Sue joined Laird in 2006 after retiring from nursing as an RN. She brought her past experience of compliance in the health care field accreditation to Laird assisting in accrediting the school with NACCAS and complying with all State of NH and The Federal Department of Education requirements.

Sue Latulippe

Director of Compliance
Dale S. Power
Dale teaches Massage Therapy at Laird Institute of Spa Therapy. She started her career in Massage in 2004 and graduated from the Esthetics program from Laird Institute in 2007. Since that time she has worked in medical spas and used her skills to develop a large client base. Her bodywork has been transitional using the Esalen technique, Rain Drop Therapy, Hypnotic Techniques for Body Workers, and Advanced Reiki II. She is an active member of ABMP (Association Bodywork & Massage Professionals).

Dale S. Power

Massage Therapy and Advanced Esthetics Instructor - Chief Instructor
Anastasia Allouch, professionally known as Stacia St. John, is an independent contractor specializing in the business of Esthetics & makeup application. She began her quest in the world of beauty in cosmetics when she was a Counter Manager for Estee Lauder. Inspired by her clients' requests, she decided to start her own freelance makeup business and so, attended and graduated from the Esthetics program at Rizzieri Aveda Institute in Marlton, NJ in 1997. She has been a working licensed Esthetician ever since. As a professional makeup artist, she is known for her work with ABC & NBC Television show, Philadelphia print magazines & photographers, fashion shows, and weddings. She relocated to the New England area in 2008 and began working in Medical Esthetics, where she still practices in Cambridge, MA. She stepped into the education world, following the footsteps of her father, a college professor who taught economics. Since 2019, she has worked in three of the top New England Esthetics schools and now shares her vast wisdom and knowledge with aspiring Estheticians.

Anastasia Allouch

Esthetics Instructor
Kerry Mannon
Kerry (Dates) Mannon, LMT, MBA is a graduate from Cortiva of Boston Massage Therapy School.  Kerry teaches Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals of Massage Therapy, Nutrition & Self-Care, as well as Eastern Modalities. She is also Clinic Instructor and Career Development Instructor at the American Academy of Health and Beauty.  She has degrees in both Psychology as well as Business which she uses daily in her massage practice.  She is in her sixth year of owning her own business.  She is licensed in Massage Therapy in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and specializes in Swedish Massage, Myofascial Massage, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage.  Kerry also brings Chair Massage to businesses and workplaces to promote employee wellness. Kerry's passion is helping people take care of themselves, physically, mentally, and energetically.  Kerry is also certified in Reiki and often incorporates Reiki in with her massages. Her primary clientele are first responders of all types.  Kerry's philosophy is that in order to take care of others, you must first take care of yourself.  She also works hard to help clients realize that massage therapy isn't just a luxury, it's a necessity.

Kerry Mannon

Massage Instructor
Lauren is thrilled to be a part of team AAHB! She is a graduate of Michael's School of Hair Design & Esthetics, a licensed Esthetician, and future Esthetics Instructor. Lauren has been in the beauty industry for several years, earning her keep through musical theatre and pageantry. She competed for the coveted title of Miss NH (MAO) for the past five years, making top ten at Miss NH 2021. She is still very much involved through her own business where she sponsors the Miss Manchester Scholarship Program and provides services to many local titleholders. Lauren is currently a lash artist, makeup artist, vocal coach, choreographer, and student at SNHU! She has recently created her own skin care line and plans to expand her business, Esthetically Lo, in the future.

Lauren Fohlin

Admissions Coordinator