All Speakers

Farah Ahmed

Farah Ahmed

Farah K. Ahmed is vice president/associate general counsel at the Personal Care Products Council, where she chairs the Sunscreen Task Force, Organic/Natural Committee, and handles a number of FDA and FTC issues related to the marketing of cosmetics. In 2009, Ahmed was appointed convenor of the International Organization for Standardization’s Cosmetic Marketing and Packaging Group, and she has presented on a number of cosmetic issues at conferences and symposiums worldwide. Prior to joining the council, Ahmed was an associate at the law firm of Kelley Drye Collier Shannon and an attorney at the FDA’s Office of Chief Counsel. She holds a bachelor’s of science degree in physiology and biochemistry from Niagara University, and is a graduate of the University Of Virginia School Of Law.

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Saturday, March 12

Holly Amson

PCA SKIN

Holly Amson

Holly Amson has been a national educator for PCA SKIN since 2011, and owns a successful skin care practice in California. Since 2002, Amson has been a cosmetologist and medical esthetician, and began working with PCA SKIN products in 2004. She has managed various medical spas in Canada, and has experience as a spa consultant and as a medical spa owner.

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Sunday, March 13
Monday, March 14

Natalie Aston

FarmHouse Fresh

Having hosted thousands of guests at training sessions all over, Natalie Aston, national educator at FarmHouse Fresh, has become a leading authority on retail merchandising, spa sales, menu creation and treatment techniques. She shares secrets from leading spas that have voted FarmHouse Fresh among the “Top 5 Natural Lines” and “Top 5 Bodycare Lines” in American Spa’s Professional Choice Awards.

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Sunday, March 13
Monday, March 14

Ashley Bean

BiON Research Skin Care Products

Ashley Bean

Ashley Bean has been a licensed master esthetician since 2004. With a focus on skin care, she has been involved with medical spa management and worked with plastic surgeons and nurse practitioners. Through this work, she has built her knowledge base on more invasive treatments, including laser procedures. Her love of eshtetics continues as she practices her profession in her own salon when not representing BiON Skincare.

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Sunday, March 13

Ann Brown

Spa Shiki; Spa Insight Solutions; Saltability

Ann Brown

With nearly 20 years of experience in almost every aspect of the spa industry, Ann Brown currently serves as spa director at Spa Shiki at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missourie, (one of the Midwest’s largest resort spas) and managing partner of Spa Insight Solutions. In 2014, Brown established Saltability to answer the need for a better treatment in the spa industry. Brown is licensed in all facets of the spa industry, including massage therapy, esthetics, nail technology and cosmetology. She served on the board of directors for the International Spa Association and on the education committee for the ISPA organization. She has contributed to the development of ISPA’s Hiring and Training Guide, and helped to co-author two textbooks used for spa management degrees at major universities. In addition, she is a founding member of the American Spa Therapy Education and Certification Council.

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Saturday, March 12

Lonia Campagna

Satin Smooth

Lonia Campagna

Cosmetologist and educator/trainer, Lonia Campagna is a seasoned educator for Satin Smooth. She has been sharing her waxing expertise through educating and training other skin care and beauty professionals in the industry for more than 10 years. She also maintains her own practice.

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Monday, March 14

Gina Cosby

Formulating Chemist, Market Development Manager, Glenn Corp.

Gina Cosby

Gina Cosby serves as the technical liaison between Glenn Corp. and its suppliers’ R&D centers. Prior to joining the company in 2013, she focused on method development, formulation and technical support for the personal care and home care industries. She received her bachelor’s in science degree in chemistry from Purdue University, and has been an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) for the duration of her career. She was awarded the SCC’s Young Scientist award in 2006.

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Saturday, March 12

Deedee Crossett

San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology

Deedee Crossett

Founder and owner of the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, Deedee Crossett work raised the bar of undergraduate education for cosmetologists and estheticians. After graduating from Washington State University with a bachelor of arts degree in communications and emphasis in public relations, Crossett spent eight years working in marketing and sales promotions for both public and venture-backed companies, including a position at Kinko’s. Desiring a career change, she obtained her esthetics license in 2001 and worked as an esthetician, spa consultant and esthetics trainer. With a goal of opening her own spa, Crossett discovered that well-trained employees are always in demand by the beauty industry. With that in mind, she redirected her energy from owning her own spa to creating a superior undergraduate cosmetology and esthetics school in 2002.

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Saturday, March 12

Brenda Cumming, RN

Lira Clinical

Brenda Cumming

Brenda Cumming, RN, MEP-C, is a founder and member of the board of directors at Lira Clinical. With over 30 years of experience in clinical and management roles in critical care, trauma, post anesthesia, urgent care and family practice, Cumming's science-based knowledge of health and wellness provides an in-depth understanding of the professional skin care industry. Cumming owns and operates her own medical spa in Evergreen, Colorado. In August of 2002, she completed her certification in Botox administration, sclerotherapy, microdermabrasion and chemical peels from the Eclectic Skin Institute.

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Sunday, March 13

Angela Davis

DermaQuest

Angela Davis

Angela Davis has been a licensed esthetician and massage therapist for more than 21 years, and holds additional certification in nutrition, aromatherapy, advanced massage therapies, and Ayurvedic philosophy and treatments. Over the past 16 years, she has channeled her focus toward education and sales, and has represented seven international brands, including DermaQuest. In her early 40s, she became passionate about more fully understanding the concerns women were being challenged with as they move through the stages of aging. This led to a search to find her own balance and inner wellbeing during the next phase of her life and to share this information to help others navigate their clients (and their own) phases of aging.

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Sunday, March 13

Darcy Debernarde

Viktoria De'Ann Peptide Cosmeceuticals

Darcy Debernarde

Darcy Debernarde, LE, COE, CRT, is one of the most sought after skin care therapists in Southern California. She has worked in the skin care industry for more than 10 years, and is a practicing licensed esthetician and educator for Viktoria De’Ann Peptides.

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Sunday, March 13
Monday, March 14

Salena Deihl

HydraFacial MD–Edge Systems LLC

Salena Deihl

Salena Deihl is the director of customer development for Edge Systems.  Deihl has more than 10 years of esthetic sales, management and training experience. Her division includes the regional account managers, which provide updated product and protocol training along with marketing support to help HydraFacial MD providers achieve real success.

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Sunday, March 13
Monday, March 14

Deanna Derthick

Maxcara and Divi International Company; Depilève

Deanna Derthick

Deanna Derthick has over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, with a managing cosmetologist license in the state of Ohio. She has excelled in all levels of the professional beauty industry, from salon owner to national educator for Divi International Company. She is now the Maxcara brand manager. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States sharing her knowledge of semi-permanent mascara products and services and Depilève hair removal products. She demonstrates exciting techniques that both old pros and beginners enjoy learning.

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Saturday, March 12
Sunday, March 13

Kelly Dobos

Formulating Chemist, Technical Manager, Sun Chemical

Kelly Dobos

Kelly Dobos is a seasoned chemist, having served chemist positions at Bonne Bell, GOJO and Kao USA before joining Sun Chemical. She earned her master's degree in pharmaceutical science with a concentration in cosmetic science from the University of Cincinnati's James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, where she currently serves as an advisory board member. She has authored a number of scientific articles, and is an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC). She is the recipient of the 2007 SCC Young Scientist Award, and was included in the Crain's Cleveland Business "Twenty in Their 20s."

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Saturday, March 12

Rebecca Gadberry

UCLA Extension

Rebecca Gadberry

Rebecca Gadberry is the first cosmetic bio-evangelist to walk the planet. A dynamic, highly acclaimed educator and journalist who is valued as one of the U.S. skin care industry’s preeminent ingredient authorities, Gadberry has been the senior instructor and program director for UCLA Extension’s cosmetic sciences program since 1986. She is now dedicating her career to creating awareness of disruptive biosciences in the cosmetic industry, including microbiomics, epigenetics and synthetic biology. She hosts two Facebook communities: "Trends in Cosmetic Science" and "Skin Care Ingredient Experts," open platform where cosmetic chemists, product developers, estheticians, beauty mavens and other industry professionals interact and share data about skin, ingredients, regulations, myths and hot topics in the media.

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Saturday, March 12

Amy Gardner

LightStim

Amy Gardner

Amy Gardner, L.E., has spearheaded the education division at LightStim since its inception as the professional division. She has applied her 25 years of industry experience in corporate education and program development, crafting the curriculum for all LightStim Instructional based platforms. Gardner is an acclaimed published author of several LED Light Therapy centric pieces, with features in top publications. She has also been featured as the principal presenter at professional beauty industry events across the country.

Karina-Rachel Geoffroy

Derme & Co. and Nelly De Vuyst

Karina-Rachel Geoffroy

Karina-Rachel Geoffroy is a certified medical esthetician and international trainer for Nelly De Vuyst since 2003. Geoffroy shares her passion for esthetics and skin health through seminars pertaining to skin care, paramedical equipment, sales, marketing and management. In her constant quest for knowledge, Geoffroy has attended advanced training in cosmetology, morphology analysis, electrolysis, business administration and makeup artistry. A former spa owner who managed a team of more than a dozen employees, she uses her experience in management, coaching and esthetics to enrich her training sessions and share her tips and expertise for your professional success. Her philosophy: Passion and knowledge are the keys to success!

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Monday, March 14

Anna Giguere

Cirépil by Perron Rigot Paris & Massage Warehouse

Anna Giguere

​Anna Giguere’s career began as an esthetician in Nova Scotia, Canada. It quickly evolved into larger roles as an instructor, internationally acclaimed master esthetician and, finally, a successful business owner. Giguere trains professionals in more than a dozen countries,  spreading the Cirépil by Perron Rigot Paris easy three-step waxing system. A dynamic speaker, Giguere returns to Face & Body Midwest to motivate, elevate and help you be the best waxers while managing your successful wax business.

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Monday, March 14

Michael Ibbott

Derme & Co. and Derme Co.

Michael Ibbott is an international educator, medical esthetician, electrologist, Shiatsu therapist, makeup artist and certified yoga instructor. He has worked in the esthetic field for more than 20 years, and has trained and lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Korea. He brings a unique interpretation the prevention and treatment of esthetic skin and body conditions.His practical approach to treatment is to develop protocols that can be easily applied by the professional to create balance for their clients.

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Sunday, March 13

Danielle Jackson

GlyMed Plus

Danielle Jackson

Danielle Jackson is a national educator for GlyMed Plus. She is a licensed master esthetician and an esthetic instructor. She received her license at Acaydia Spa & School of Aesthetics, and has been working in the industry for more than five years. She has experience with educating, working in multiple spas, and building her own waxing and lash extension clientele. She has a passion for learning and staying educated on skin care, and enjoys being able to share this knowledge with others.

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Monday, March 14

Ben Johnson, MD

Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare

Ben Johnson, MD

Ben Johnson, MD, founder/formulator of Osmosis Skincare, is a physician, entrepreneur, inventor and outside-the box thinker who has spent most of his career in esthetic medicine—beginning with a chain of medi-spas and then developing innovative skin care that’s changing the industry. His holistic approach incorporates highly effective, revolutionary strategies that treat skin conditions at their source and provide permanent results.

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Sunday, March 13

David Kaiser

Hale Cosmeceuticals Inc.

David Kaiser has been involved with Hale for 12 years. He has extensive experience from compounding to the sales arena. Kaiser has numerous years with manufacturing and branding for the Hale Cosmeceuticals line. He will be focusing on the importance of science, business and manufacturing in the skin industry.

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Sunday, March 13

Annet King

The International Dermal Institute (IDI) and Dermalogica

Annet King

Annet King is the director of global education for The International Dermal Institute (IDI) and Dermalogica. She is responsible for creating professional classes and training materials for Dermalogica, as well as overseeing all IDI curriculum. For more than a decade, King has traveled internationally as a speaker and master educator for IDI and Dermalogica, training international educators as well as skin therapists. For Dermalogica, King is one of the brand's voices, and is a frequent contributor to magazines, websites, TV and radio programs. In addition, she is on the advisory boards for Men’s Fitness magazine and Skin Inc. magazine.

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Saturday, March 12

Chris Kolodziejski

Chella Brow Bar

Chris Kolodziejski

Chris Kolodziejski founded Chella in 2003, and the company has evolved from a sophisticated line of anti-aging skin care to include Chella Brow Bars. From conditioners to color, masks to mascara, heated lash curlers to highlighter, the 40 products in the Chella Brow and Eye Collection address every one of your brow and eye beauty needs.

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Sunday, March 13

Boldijarre Koronczay

Eminence Organic Skin Care

Boldijarre Koronczay

President and founder of Éminence Organic Skin Care, Koronczay is an icon of the spa industry. Having personally trained more than a quarter of a million estheticians and spa professionals in the past two decades, his humorous and entertaining presentation style, combined with first class education and Hungarian-inspired treatment techniques, make his master classes a crowd favorite at industry events. His talent and reputation as a master esthetician has attracted A-list celebrity clientele, including Channing Tatum, Paula Patton, Jessica Biel and Katherine Heigl.

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Sunday, March 13
Monday, March 14

Becky Kuehn

Evergreen SkinCare Solutions; Oncology Spa Solutions

Becky Kuehn

Becky Kuehn earned her cosmetologist license in 1982 and received her oncology esthetics certification in 2011. As a cancer survivor, it was always in Kuehn's plans to incorporate her experience with her cosmetology skills. She now works with cancer patients as the owner and founder of Evergreen SkinCare Solutions and Oncology Spa Solutions, which works in two local hospitals offering skin care therapy, wigs and prostheses fittings to the community. She is also the U.S. director and national educator for oncology esthetics classes, and is fulfilling her dream and passion to train all spa professionals how to safely care for clients who have cancer.

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Saturday, March 12

Stephanie Laynes

Smooth Skin Supply LLC

Stephanie Laynes

Stephanie Laynes, LE, received her esthetics license in 2003, and had the unique opportunity to travel the world teaching her famous 7-Min Brazilian Wax Technique. After working every possible job in the esthetics industry, she found her passion creating hair removal waxes and skin care products for her wholesale/distribution company, Smooth Skin Supply.

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Sunday, March 13

Mark Lees, Ph.D.

Mark Lees Skin Care, Inc.

Mark Lees

Mark Lees, Ph.D., M.S., is an award-winning speaker, clinical skin therapist and product developer, specializing in acne, sensitive and aging skin. He is also the author of Skin Care: Beyond the Basics, the Skin Care Answer Book and the recently-published acne book, Clearing Concepts. His products are available through skin care professionals throughout the United States.

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Saturday, March 12
Sunday, March 13

Tom Lehman

Formulating Chemist, VP, Mansfield-King, LLC

Tom Lehman

Lehman has been a formulating chemist for more than 10 years, and has developed over 500 products that are currently on the market. With a background in microbiology, he stays on trend with current and future preservative regulatory decisions. Lehman earned a bachelor's of science degree in microbiology and genetic biology from Purdue University. He won the Society of Cosmetic Chemist’s Young Scientist Award in 2010, and has been named inventor on four pending patent applications.

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Saturday, March 12

Sara Lewis

GlyMed Plus

Sara Lewis

Sara Lewis is a licensed master esthetician and a national educator for GlyMed Plus. She graduated from The Euro Institute, a top esthetics school in Renton, WA. Lewis has been in the industry for more than six years, specializing in chemical peels, speed waxing and eyelash extensions. Her focus is on keeping her clients educated on ways to improve and maintain the health and beauty of their skin. She is passionate about constantly continuing her education and being able to pass that knowledge on to others.

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Sunday, March 13

Fabienne Lindholm

Beauty Ateliers

Fabienne Guichon-Lindholm

Fabienne Lindholm has been in the spa industry for over 30 years and has many strategic positions in spa operation and education in North America and Europe. She managed multiple locations for Mario Tricoci Salon & Spa in Chicago and the Hotel Fitz Roy Relais et Chateau in France. She is the founder of Beauty Ateliers, a professional platform for spa education, wellness and beauty. Her passion for education and the spa industry has allowed her to be involved with premium international skin care brands. Born and educated in France, Guichon-Lindholm earned a CIDESCO International diploma and a French National Diploma. She has spoken at several global conferences and is excited to be involved with Face & Body.

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Saturday, March 12

Janel Luu

Le Mieux Cosmetics

Janel Luu

Founder of Le Mieux Cosmetics and PurErb Skincare & Aromatherapy, Janel Luu has more than 30 years of experience in the skin care industry as an international educator, skin care research and developer, international newspaper beauty columnist and product developer. Her innate love for formulating and expertise that ranges from anti-aging cellular technology to the healing powers of herbology inspired her to teach more than 35,000 skin care professionals and physicians.

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Saturday, March 12

Erin Madigan-Fleck

Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners; Naturophoria

Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck

Erin Madigan-Fleck brings more than 30 years of experience to the esthetic and natural health industry. She is a licensed master cosmetologist and esthetic instructor, and holds certification as a dermatology technician. She has authored many articles for the esthetic industry’s top trade magazines, and is a frequent guest lecturer and advanced educator at natural health and esthetic institutes. She is a nationally certified health professional, and holds several degrees in natural health, naturopathy and nutrition. Madigan-Fleck received her naturopathic medical doctoral degree from the University of Science, Arts & Technology College of Medicine. She is the Southeast Director of the Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners, and has a private practice, Naturophoria, in Atlanta, GA.

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Saturday, March 12

Richard Edward Maher

LightStim

Richard Edward Maher

Richard Edward Maher is a licensed esthetician and certified massage therapist, and is an integral part of the education and training division at LightStim. He is an absolute wealth of information on skin care, anatomy and a variety of modalities. Propelled by his many years of advanced knowledge and experience, Maher continues to advocate for continued education within regulated industries.

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Sunday, March 13
Monday, March 14

Kim Manley

KM Herbals

Kim Manley

Kim Manley is the creator and formulator of KM Herbals, as well as a practicing herbalist, massage therapist and educator. She's an expert in the practical application for treatment rooms guided with knowledge of the appropriate essential oils for all skin types along with specific essences for relaxing and rebalancing emotionally and physically.

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Saturday, March 12

Irina Mark

Caviar of Switzerland/BelleCôte

Irina Mark

President of Caviar of Switzerland and BelleCôte Paris, Irina Mark is a recognized skin care expert with more than 35 years of experience as an esthetician, spa owner and a writer/consultant for Healthy Living & Travel magazine.

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Monday, March 14

Martinni Beauty Educator

Martinni Beauty, Inc.

Martinni Beauty, Inc. is devoted to the development, research and production of innovative and high quality cosmetics, depilatory products, eyelash extension supplies, beauty equipment, spa furniture, spa apparel and disposable spa supplies. Martinni Beauty's mission is educating and supporting its customers in the use of its products to deliver the ultimate spa experience.

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Sunday, March 13
Monday, March 14

Tiffany McLauchlin

Lira Clinical

Tiffany McLauchlin

Tiffany McLauchlin is a master esthetician and licensed instructor for nearly 20 years and is currently the director of education at Lira Clinical. She holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Utah.  As a successful esthetician, trainer and consultant, she understands the needs of educational institutions, medical offices and spas. Throughout her career, McLauchlin has developed custom treatments, manuals, and school programs for various professional skin care lines. As an experienced presenter and published author, her diversified skill set has allowed her to successfully market and develop new skin care lines internationally

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Saturday, March 12
Monday, March 14

Deborah Merhar

Relax & Wax–No Scream Cream

Deborah Merhar

Deborah Merhar, founder of Relax & Wax, has been a working esthetician and wax educator for the past 15 years. Merhar believes waxing does not have to be a painful experience. Her first product, No-Scream Cream, was the first numbing cream designed for waxing on the market. It is now sold worldwide.

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Sunday, March 13
Monday, March 14

Kyle Mull

Mark Lees Skin Care, Inc.

Kyle Mull

Kyle Mull, LE, is a school director of esthetics and national educator for Mark Lees.

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Sunday, March 13

Linda T. Nelson, Ph.D.

M'Lis Company

Linda T. Nelson, Ph.D.

Linda Nelson, Ph.D. Preventive Health, RND, LME, has devoted much of her life to researching and educating others on preventive therapies and holistic answers to health problems. Her journey began with her own battle with fibromyalgia when she learned firsthand about the healing and regenerative properties of the body. This experience changed her life forever, and continues to motivate her quest to learn ever more about the body while helping others to discover overall wellness and relief from chronic health concerns through nutrition and knowledge.

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Sunday, March 13

Kayla Parks

Chella Brow Bar

Kayla Parks

Kayla Parks is the international training director and event coordinator for Chella Brow Bar. She has traveled to South America, Canada and all over the U.S. educating beauty advisors, estheticians and cosmetologists about Chella Brow Bar. She has also run Chella Brow Bar events at trade shows, salons and 5 star resorts.

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Sunday, March 13

Jaclyn Peresetsky

Skin Perfect Spa

Jaclyn Peresetsky

Jaclyn Peresetsky is an esthetician and owner of Skin Perfect Spa, which has two locations in Columbus, Ohio, and one in Naples, Florida. Peresetsky’s love of makeup, skin care and color led her to study color theory at Columbus College of Art & Design. She then studied with the best plastic surgeons and skin care therapists at Ohio State University. She has worked for some of the most renowned plastic surgeons in the Midwest, and is known as the go-to- expert in the greater Columbus, Ohio, area for microcurrent treatments, custom blend makeup, eyebrow design, color theory and custom skin care. Peresetsky has been featured in Capital Style magazine and Business First magazine, and is a regular guest on Fox’s Good Day Columbus. She is also the author of "The Power of Your Colors," which explains color theory and how it relates to skin, and she is working on her second book, “The Journey to Perfect Skin.” She also has a patent pending color identification system created to better identify unique color characteristics for choosing makeup.

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Saturday, March 12

Michael Pugliese

Circadia by Dr. Pugliese

Michael Q. Pugliese, BS, LE became the third-generation CEO of Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, Inc. in 2006. Under Michael’s leadership, the Circadia brand has grown to achieve international recognition and distribution. He is a licensed esthetician, a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and regularly attends their education events to stay on the cutting edge of new product development. Michael’s compelling original lectures honor the tenets of modern skin science discovered by his grandfather and adds today’s application of that information in an ever-changing business and scientific environment.

 

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Saturday, March 12
Sunday, March 13
Monday, March 14

Blake Rector

Spaware Software

Blake Rector

Blake Rector is a leading developer of spa management systems in North America. He has accumulated 19 years of experience helping more than 3,000 salons and spas with marketing, increasing client revenue per visit and increasing profit. Rector has developed an intimate understanding of spa business needs and challenges. Spa owners who have installed his systems are quoting improved client revenues of 14–50%.

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Sunday, March 13

Perry Romanowski

Formulating Chemist, Consultant, Brains Publishing

Perry Romanowski

Perry Romanowski has spent the past 20 years researching and developing personal care and cosmetic products that answer consumer problems. He has appeared as a cosmetic science expert on popular TV shows, including "The Dr. Oz Show" and the "Rachel Ray Show." Before starting Brains Publishing, Romanowski worked for Alberto Culver as a senior project leader for hair care innovation. He received his bachelor’s in science degree in chemistry from DePaul University and master’s in science degree in biochemistry. He is an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, where he teaches its Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry continuing education class. He has authored a number of articles and the "Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry" textbook. In addition, he provides consulting services for cosmetic formulating and testing.

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Saturday, March 12

Kimberly Saltrese

IMAGE Skincare

Kimberly Saltrese

Kimberly Saltrese is a licensed esthetician and a certified teacher, and works for Image Skincare as a corporate educator. Prior to exploring her passion for skin care, Saltrese received her bachelor of science degree in business law. She has worked in the skin care industry as a business owner, a retailer, a solo practitioner and an educator.

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Sunday, March 13
Monday, March 14

Susanne Schmaling

Susanne Schmaling

Susanne Schmaling is a licensed esthetician and experienced instructor with more than 15 years of experience. Most recently, she served as director of education for Associated Skin Care Professionals. Her career has included all aspects of esthetics, spa body therapies, makeup and nail technology, as well as spa ownership and consulting.

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Saturday, March 12

Lauren Snow

Associated Skin Care Professionals

Lauren Snow

Lauren Snow is director of membership for Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP). She is also a licensed esthetician. Helping nearly 16,000 members, Snow evaluates the needs and missing skill sets to develop valuable membership benefit solutions. Combining her bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising with her vast knowledge of best skin care practices, Snow creates ASCP’s business brand strategies, marketing campaigns and membership collateral. The diversity of her role allows her to fulfill her goal of helping esthetician members become the best they can be. Snow is also a public speaker whose work can be found in various industry trade publications.

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Saturday, March 12

Dori Soukup

Spaware Software

Dori Soukup

Dori Soukup is a renowned global speaker and CEO of InSPAration Management.

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Sunday, March 13

Katerina Steventon

FaceWorkshops

Katerina Steventon

Katerina Steventon, Ph.D., is a skin scientist, a facial skin care expert and runs an independent skin care clinic in northern England. Her goal is to inspire estheticians to be innovative and go beyond their known products and treatment protocols by learning the science of skin and products. She advocates a holistic approach to skin care that includes evidence-based skin diagnosis, personalized skin care routines, nutritional awareness, traditional techniques of facial yoga and different techniques of facial massage. Steventon writes regular columns for Skin Inc. and its sister publication Cosmetics & Toiletries.

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Saturday, March 12

Brian Sutherby

MUSE BEAUTY

As co-owner of MUSE BEAUTY, Sutherby continues to expand on the core principles as artist, educator and mentor. With more than 20 years of education experience and expertise as a working makeup artist, Sutherby will bridge your vision to help you create a personalized style in makeup artistry and foster a fulfilling career in makeup.

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Sunday, March 13

Alexis Ufland

Lexi Design

Alexis Ufland

A respected authority in the spa industry, Alexis Ufland is the owner of Lexi Design, a spa consultancy firm that has developed premier spas and fitness centers across Europe, Asia and the United States. She has written numerous articles on spa and fitness development, has been quoted in top industry trade magazines and has lectured at national trade events. Ufland was part of the spa management team for Steiner Transocean, and spent time in Asia creating a spa franchise, a medical spa connected with a dermatologist and luxury spas. She is currently based in New York, and continues to develop luxury day, resort, hotel and medical spas throughout the United States. Clients include Deepak Chopra, Starwood Hotels and the Marriott Hotels. With a degree from Pennsylvania State University in exercise and sport science and 15 years experience in the spa and fitness industries, Ufland has an unparalleled familiarity with every facet of spa development, operations, marketing and management.

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Saturday, March 12

Lisa VanBockern

Skin Script Skin Care

Lisa VanBockern

Lisa VanBockern, founder of Skin Script Skin Care, is an esthetician with a primary background in medical esthetics. VanBockern’s focus is on corrective skin care for all ethnicities.

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Sunday, March 13

Mark Viktora

Viktoria De'Ann Peptide Cosmeceuticals

Mark Viktora

Mark Viktora, president of Viktoria De'Ann, is a biochemist with more than 10 years of peptide chemistry experience. While researching peptides for pharmaceutical applications in cancer treatment, hormone replacement and autism, Viktora discovered unique peptide messengers destined to revolutionize skin care. Since, he has been educating clients worldwide about the natural abilities of peptides while continuing his research for advancements in skin care.

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Sunday, March 13
Monday, March 14

Marilyn Weissman

Satin Smooth

Marilyn Weissman

An exceptionally motivated and high energy professional with thirty years of experience in the beauty salon and spa industry, Weissman has been an expert in technical and service skills with the Satin Smooth education program for over ten years. You will learn, grow and be inspired by participating in a Satin Smooth Educational Session!

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Sunday, March 13

Terri A. Wojak

True U Education

Teri Wojak

Terri Wojak is a highly sought after professional with over 20 years of experience in the esthetic industry. Along with facial plastic surgeon Steven H. Dayan, MD FACS, Wojak developed True U Education, a corporation focused on providing advanced education for esthetic industry professionals. She is a respected authority on skin care in a medical setting, education and business development on multiple levels, and has built 50 individual courses based on skin care in a medical setting. More than 40 articles by Wojak have appeared in a industry magazines, and she has published two books: “Aesthetics Exposed: Mastering Skin Care in a Medical Setting & Beyond” and “Mastering Medical Esthetic.” She recently created and launched Real Skin, a newsletter for estheticians and medical professionals. Wojak is certified by the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA), and has trained more than 5,000 estheticians and medical professionals on the importance of incorporating skin care into cosmetic medicine, ultimately helping patients and medical providers alike.

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Saturday, March 12

Gül Zone

DermAware Bio-Targeted Skin Care

Gül Zone

President and founder of Ecozone, Inc. and Dermaware Bio-Targeted Skin Care, Gül Zone has combined her biomedical formulary background and clinical skin care expertise in Dermaware corrective skin care for esthetic spa and medical practitioners. Together with Robert Zone, she delivers the highest level of knowledge, presenting complex science, hands-on training and a passion for results oriented skin care in in easy to follow terms—allowing attendees to gain both practical and profitable knowledge.

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Sunday, March 13

Robert M. Zone, Ph.D.

DermAware Bio-Targeted Skin Care

Robert Zone

Along with president and founder of Ecozone, Inc. and Dermaware Bio-Targeted Skin Care Gül Zone, Robert Zone delivers the highest level of knowledge, presenting complex science, hands-on training and a passion for results oriented skin care in in easy to follow terms—allowing attendees to gain both practical and profitable knowledge.

Class:

Sunday, March 13

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