Christine Valmy is the founder of a beauty empire that has 15 affiliate schools and product distribution in many countries around the world. In 1965, she opened the first esthetics school in the United States and became the first president of the Comité International D'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO), USA branch.
She was recognized by the 91st US congress in 1973 for "her contributions to education in America and for creating a new, exciting avenue of careers for the young people of America". Christine Valmy also fought for over 25 years to make esthetics a licensed profession and was instrumental in helping New York become the first state to have a specific individual license for esthetics. Christine Valmy, an expert in skin care formulations, has published several skin care books and has received numerous national and international awards. She has an undisputed reputation as the worldwide authority in her field and is known as the "Mother of esthetics in the United States".