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Meet the Faces of the IMAj Family


Gary Begley


Licensed Aesthetician - Supervising Laser Technician - Laser Safety Officer - Master Sculptor Artisan - Laser Lecturer
Gary Begley has been at the forefront of the Laser and Clinical Aesthetics community for more than 30 years. His technology and applications innovations have helped to advance the science of skin care and shape the medical spa industry as we know it today. In addition to serving as the president of IMAJ institute Gary has also served as the Chairman of the Arizona Board of Cosmetology (AZBOC) since 2010. From 2012-2015 he also served as Western Regional Director of the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC).

Peggy Begley

Clinical Director

Licensed Aesthetics Instructor - Certified Laser Technician - ITEC Internationally Certified Aesthetician - ITEC Certified Instructor

As a seasoned business professional and a Licensed Aesthetician with a true passion for skin care, Peggy directs the daily operations and growth of IMAj Institute and our curriculum. As an Instructor, Peggy provides guidance to aspiring Aestheticians through our professional development classes that are designed to assist new professionals with translating their skills as a skin care provider to new career opportunities. Peggy also serves as a liaison to regulatory agencies on behalf of the school.


Ran McBryde

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
Ms. McBryde is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her doctoratedegreefrom Arizona State University and a bachelor’sdegree from University of Texas Medical Branch. She has worked on two clinical trials at Mayo Clinic as a research fellow. As a primary care provider, Ms. McBryde focuses on individualized evidence-based care. She has additional experience in cardiology, dermatology and clinical research. Ms. McBryde brings a high level of professionalism to IMAj Instituteand isskilled in the training and use of Botox Cosmetic and other injectable products. As IMAj Institute’s Medical Director, Ms. McBryde actively contributes to IMAj Institute understanding of medical issues and reviews records and protocols to ensure medical accuracy.

 What Is The IMAj Institute?

 IMAj Institute offers the most comprehensive training programs in Medical Aesthetics and Advanced Laser Technician certification in the industry today. With a state of the art campus and a large assortment of ever- developing, high technology equipment, researched by IMAj at IMAj, the IMAj Institute sets the industry standard. The original IMAj Institute campus in Scottsdale, Arizona was established to provide educational services and clinical research for result-oriented face and body clinical aesthetic procedures. A dedicated faculty with extensive experience and a focus on small class sizes provides the perfect environment for our students to nurture their capabilities and grow in their careers.

Our specialties include:

  • Advanced education for the aesthetics industry
  • Education of medical and allied health professionals
  • Extensive experience in the application of traditional and clinical aesthetic procedures
  • Laser and energy based equipment design
  • Establishment of medical spas and traditional aesthetics practices

Over the course of the past two decades, the IMAj faculty has developed valuable resources that have helped shape the skin care and anti-aging industry and we continue to do so today.

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