Welcome to The Aesthetics Exchange! We together, Sonia Cona and Vanessa Polidori are the directors and instructors of The Aesthetics Exchange. As the daughters of an Advanced Holistic Medical Beauty Therapist, Electrologist and Aroma Therapist; it was only natural that the two of us would develop a deep love and passion for the health and beauty industry. Through core values of hard work, dedication and also through advanced training; The Aesthetics Exchange was formed. We both specialized in different areas of the industry, but together; we are a dynamic duo. Having run a luxurious day spa and renowned training facility for over 15 years; we know how important education and hands on training is in order for you to succeed! We continuously update our curriculum and implement the newest and most advanced techniques with top quality products into our programs so our students leave our course ready to start a new career. Through our advanced training techniques and fully equipped student kits, we ensure that you have the best footing on which to build successful and lasting businesses or to find work in the top spas. We are committed to you and your future!

SONIA CONA TRAINER, DIRECTOR

Sonia trained at the renowned aesthetics school called Mellennia Institute of Aesthetics Inc, located in the heart of Downtown Brampton and graduated with High Honours in 2002. She has worked in and managed some of the leading spas in the GTA and has been an Advanced Medical Aesthetician, Certified Laser Specialist and Instructor for 17 years. She is dedicated to her craft and is continuously taking upgrading courses to ensure that her students get the latest tried, tested and true methods and products. Sonia’s knowledge will leave a staple in every student taught paving a path only for success!

VANESSA POLIDORI STUDENT SUCCESS AND ADMISSIONS, DIRECTOR

Vanessa trained in business and accounting. She specializes in student success and enrollments. Vanessa spent the last years managing Mellennia Day Spa and Laser Center with her sister Sonia; she took control of the financial departments, student enrollments and retention. Her passion and mission for The Aesthetics Exchange is to see the students thrive in this booming industry where they both formed a love at such a young age for beauty. Vanessa also teaches the business entrepreneurship portion of the courses offered by The Aesthetics Exchange.

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I took the lash extensions and microblading recently with The Aesthetics Exchange. The process was pretty simple. Vanessa had responded within 20 minutes after I submitted the information they needed. I was able to speak to Vanessa about the course and process and she made me feel extremely comfortable! I […]

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Looking back on my time studying aesthetics Sonia instantly comes to mind. She played such a pivotal role in my education because she didn’t just simply show up daily to teach, she did so much more to prepare her students so they had the best possibility for future success. She […]

Tessa Rola

Owner at Room One https://www.roomone.ca/

I’m so glad I fell into the arms of Sonia. Having her as my teacher gave me so much confidence in myself, in what treatments I perform and how I speak. Her ongoing support is incredible and I have never met a teacher so helpful, pure and strong. When I […]

Natalia Bozic

Owner at Lusthetiques http://www.lusthetiques.com/

Sonia is hands down one of the best teachers I have ever had! She is so knowledgable in the industry and has so much experience! She also easily adapts to all different types of students and their learning styles. So thankful I had her for my teacher!

Trista

Trista

Sonia was my principle [at the beauty college I attended] at the Mississauga location. I was passing practical classes with flying colours, but that’s because I am a hands on learner and I have a hard time in a classroom setting. Sonia took the time and put together a package […]

Victoria Carbone

Victoria Carbone

They changed my life, I went from going to work and hating it, to doing something I am passionate about and being able to afford the luxuries in life. Thank you ladies!

LeAnne

LeAnne

“The perfect pair of women to teach something they grew up in. Best instructors with a serious amount of experience and the knowledge- like I’ve never seen before. You HAVE to go here!

Linda

Linda

I took the medical aesthetics program and was taught by Sonia. I have learnt so much with her, the way she delivers theory and her practical work is just beautiful. I am where I am today because of her. Thank you both so much.

Michelle

Michelle

I was taught by Sonia over 7 years ago- She is just incredible, I have become so successful in the beauty industry and I couldn’t have done it without these girls!

Victoria

Victoria

Sonia taught me over 4 years ago on Lash Extensions and I was amazed at how well she instructed. She walked me through every single detail and making sure my placement was perfect! Thanks Ladies!

Alyssa

Alyssa