Kelly L. Machbitz is a Certified Image Consultant and Past-President (2004-2005) of the Central Florida Chapter of the Association of Image Consultants International. Kelly is a Licensed Skin Care Specialist and assists dermatological and surgical patients with paramedical and camouflage/corrective makeup application and training. She has published a book entitled "All About Face" and developed a continuing education training program on the topic.
As a speaker and educator, Kelly has addressed national groups and organizations such as the Florida Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences in Tampa, Florida. She has also provided services to Vocational Rehabilitation of Clearwater and consulted for various media and television affiliates including KSTV, located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
On February 25, 2004, Kelly appeared on the CBS program "48 Hours" where she was featured educating and assisting a transgender client on makeup, wardrobe and feminine deportment.
Currently, Kelly appears as the beauty expert each Monday on Tampa Bay’s 10 News at 4 and has appeared on Fox TV 13's "Good Day Tampa Bay". She is also a member of The Fashion Group International, Inc., a global non-profit association of dynamic professionals of achievement and influence from all areas of the fashion industry.
Ms. Machbitz owns and operates a successful Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in Belleair Bluffs, Florida, where she provides services that are highly diversified ranging from color analysis, digital figure evaluation & etiquette training, to state-of-the-art skin care treatments.