All Speakers

Natalie Aston

FarmHouse Fresh

Natalie Aston is a certified esthetician and national educator at FarmHouse Fresh. She has hosted thousands of guests at training sessions throughout the United States and the Caribbean, providing key insight into treatment techniques, retail merchandising and spa sales to ensure your company's success.

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Sunday, March 22

Sonia Boghosian

Bio Jouvance Paris

An esthetic pioneer since 1984, Sonia Boghosian is president and CEO of Bio Jouvance Paris, Europro Equipment, Idea Spa consulting, and International College of Beauty; she has also owned and operated many spas. Boghosian conducts yearly conferences and expositions for skin care professionals and is a guest speaker for multiple industry-leading trade shows worldwide. Boghosian has been a leader in research and scientific skin care and protocol developments for aging, acne, hyperpigmentation and challenged skin conditions. Her years of experience in Europe and the United States have become valuable assets to estheticians and spa owners that are looking for excellence and diversity.

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Sunday, March 22
Monday, March 23

R. Scott Boots

Health Care Exchanges Intiative

Founder and director of the Health Care Exchanges Initiative (HCEI), R. Scott Boots received his MPA degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is also a graduate of the University of Iowa and Interlochen Center for the Arts. A caregiver himself, he has worked as a training and administration consultant with the MA Departments of Environmental Protection, Social Services and Public Health, and served as co-chair of Pastoral Care and Chair of the AIDS Support Committee at Trinity Church in Boston. After founding HCEI in 1992, Scott studied wellness at the Touch Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA, and the Mind-Body Clinic at Boston’s Beth-Israel Deaconess Hospital. His seminars have been presented to thousands of caring persons internationally.

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Saturday, March 21

Lonia Campagna

Satin Smooth

Lonia Campagna is a cosmetologist, educator and trainer. Campagna has been sharing her waxing expertise through educating other beauty professionals in the industry for Satin Smooth for more than 10 years, as well as, maintaining her own practice in the United States. Participate in one of her classes to sharpen your waxing skills.

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Monday, March 23

Renee E. Coover

Thiersch & Associates

Renee E. Coover practices employment law and has extensive experience representing businesses in employment discrimination, harassment, and breach of contract matters and counseling businesses on employment matters and polices. She has handled all aspects of employment and commercial litigation and prepared cases for hearing and trial in both Federal and State Court. Renee has taken and defended over thirty federal and state depositions and in 2012, obtained a successful verdict for her client in a state court breach of contract trial. Renee regularly handles employment matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Renee’s practice has revolved around advising businesses, filing and defending discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases, including claims filed under Title VII, Section 1981, ADEA, ADA, FMLA and state law equivalents. In addition to her employment practice, Renee serves as Associate General Counsel for the American Medical Spa Association (AmSpa) – the foremost association of healthcare professionals in the country providing education to the medical spa industry. Renee provides legal support to the association and counsels members on the regulatory issues governing the medical spa industry. Renee also regularly lectures at local and national conferences, seminars and workshops as an expert in field and on behalf of the association. Most recently, Renee has published several articles in national publications such as Skin Inc. and MedEsthetics.

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Saturday, March 21

Lori Crete

The Esthetician Mentor

Lori Crete Face & Body Midwest 2013 photo

Lori Crete is a licensed esthetician and spa owner with 13 years of experience in the field of esthetics. She is the founder and president of The Spa 10, The Esthetician Mentor Coaching Services, and The Esthetician Success Master Class Retreat, a sold out two-day event designed to create community and guidance for beauty professionals around the nation. Crete is the author of The Six-Figure Esthetician System, and is a business coach and mentor who has helped thousands of estheticians achieve success by providing support and teaching the skills, strategies and systems needed to build a lucrative practice.

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Saturday, March 21

Crickett

The Wax Chick

Crickett

Crickett is a licensed esthetician and educator in the art of Brazilian waxing and eyebrow design. She is also the creator of several educational waxing DVDs and a contributing author for industry magazines.

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Saturday, March 21

Darcy Debernarde

Viktoria De'Ann Peptide Cosmeceuticals

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 22

Salena Deihl

HydraFacial MD–Edge Systems LLC

Edge Systems has created a new Customer Development Division, led by Salena Deihl. Deihl comes to Edge with more than 10 years of esthetic sales, management and training experience. As part of this effort, Edge has also hired regional account managers to provide updated product and protocol training along with marketing support to help HydraFacial MD providers achieve real success.

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Sunday, March 22
Monday, March 23

Shannon Esau

Rhonda Allison

Rhonda Allison national educator, Shannon Esau, has been part of the esthetic industry for more than 14 years. She led the way in developing educational and instructional programs for Rhonda Allison in the late 1990s, and has continued to expand her knowledge for skin support through her studies in advanced chemistry. She is currently the national sales and educational director for Rhonda Allison.

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Sunday, March 22

Laura Fields

Fields Professional Skincare

Laura Fields, owner of Fields Professional Skincare, is an esthetics educator and international CIDESCO Diploma holder. After teaching for many years at a highly acclaimed beauty institute, she launched Fields Professional Skincare as a way to continue to provide high-quality education to aspiring estheticians and professionals of the trade. She is highly proficient in the latest technologies and techniques for improving and maintaining healthy skin, as well anatomy and physiology of the human body. She believes that successful professionals have a complete understanding of the science and theory behind treatments and ingredients, as well as how the skin and body operates. Helping others to achieve this level of education is her goal, and she focuses on speaking at nationwide events, writing curriculum, and publishing articles to enhance the education of others in the beauty industry.

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Saturday, March 21

Rebecca Gadberry

UCLA Extension

Rebecca Gadberry is a dynamic, highly acclaimed educator and cosmetic industry leader who is considered one of the United States' skin care industry’s preeminent ingredient authorities. In her 40-year career, she has published more than 600 articles in trade and consumer publications worldwide, taught thousands of beauty industry professionals in all channels of the beauty industry, and developed more than 1,300 skin, body and hair care products for domestic and global markets. Gadberry has been the senior instructor and program director of the highly acclaimed User-Friendly Ingredient Series at UCLA Extension since 1986, is a past-chairman of the California Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and is the former Chairman & CEO of YG Laboratories, manufacturers of next generation skin care for prestige, professional and medical brands worldwide. Gadberry is currently working on a new project that will be announced to the cosmetic market in 2015.

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Saturday, March 21

Amy Gardner

LightStim

Amy Gardner, LE, is the LightStim director of education. Gardner has spearheaded the education division at LightStim, the manufacturer of the No. 1 LED Light Therapy Device, for more than five years. Gardner has applied her 25 years of experience in corporate education and program development, crafting the curriculum for LightStim instructional platforms.

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Sunday, March 22
Monday, March 23

Anna Goryca Johnson

The New Age Spa Institute

Anna Goryca Johnson is the director of education at The New Age Spa Institute, a CIDESCO-accredited school of esthetics, massage therapy, makeup artistry, and nail technology. Goryca Johnson is a licensed esthetics teacher with many years of experience of working in the field. She is passionate about science and advances of skin care, and loves to share her knowledge and expertise with her students. Goryca Johnson also specializes in all aspects of skin care, and continuously works on bringing latest technologies and modalities into the classroom. She teaches all skill levels and always brings upbeat energy into her classroom.

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Saturday, March 21

Michael Harris

1 On 1 Health Fitness

Michael Harris, known as “Coach Mike,” is a native of Chicago. He is an eight-year military veteran of the United States Navy Special Forces, a graduate of University of Phoenix, and has six years of experience as a successful entrepreneur. He is the founder of 1 On 1 Health Fitness, an exclusive health and fitness company that caters to celebrities, professional athletes and people who are serious about taking their beauty and health to the next level. His household brand, Coach Mike Speaks, is in-demand from working alongside NFL running back Pierre Thomas of the New Orleans Saints fighting against childhood obesity under the iCAN Foundation. He also works alongside Emmy Award-winning makeup artist and long-time personal makeup artist to Oprah Winfrey, Reggie Wells, in his club, Beauty Meets Health, which inspires women to take their beauty and confidence to the next level. Harris toured in 2013 and 2014 alongside success coach Tony Robbins with the Anthony Robbins Company throughout the United States. He was one of six success strategists to speak to more than 4,000 people and 350 companies on how to turn actions into results. He advises and consults with executives, managers and sales professionals in the areas of personal and professional achievement, and sales mastery. Harris has been featured multiple times on NBC-5, WMBD 31 and Telemundo, and is committed to the service of others in turning their actions into results. His greatest achievement to date is discovering his purpose in life of serving others through beauty and health, and being a platform to launch entrepreneurs in becoming their very best.

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Saturday, March 21

Nikki Helfrich

GlyMed Plus

Nikki Helferich, GlyMed Plus certified trainer and business coordinator for Illinois and Michigan, has been awarded the GlyMed Plus Business Coordinator of the Year Award for three years in a row. Helferich has a B.S. in marketing from Oakland University in Michigan, and is a certified medical laser technician. She is also affiliated with the American Marketing Association, as well as the Medical and Aesthetic Professional Network. Helferich has been with GlyMed Plus for more than six years.

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Monday, March 23

Meagan Holub

The Love Lab

Meagan Holub acquired the nickname, “The Celebrity Massage Therapist” from her clientele of A-listers, rockstars and royalty ... and ran with it. She authored The Magic Touch: How to Make $100,000 Per Year as a Massage Therapist book series and offers continuing education classes under the same title. Holub is currently writing her first memoir, Confessions of the Celebrity Massage Therapist, while continuing to expand her company, The Love Lab, across the nation. She's trusted with VIPs with companies, such as The Grammys, Four Seasons and Brad Pitt's Make it Right; has been featured as an expert on CBS, VH1, in Men’s Health, and Cosmopolitan; and has made the front cover of Massage & Bodywork magazine. Holub shares her musings, offers business tips and interviews inspiring people at Lumination Media. In her spare time she volunteers, lives abroad, decorates luxury properties and brainstorms new ways to change the world.

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Saturday, March 21

Denmo Ibrahim

Earthbody

Denmo Ibrahim

Denmo Ibrahim is the founder and CEO of Earthbody, an award-winning eco-day spa in San Francisco, and Earthbody Sacred Skincare, a line of organic botanicals. She is a certified meditation instructor, massage therapist trainer, herbalist and Ayurvedic educator. She integrates holistic wellness, business coaching and spiritual mentorship in all of her work to inspire an inner path of mindfulness, leadership and personal transformation.

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Saturday, March 21

M’Lisa Jackson

M'Lis Company

M’Lisa Jackson, LCSW, President of M’lis devotes much of her life counseling individuals and groups through wellness programs. Bringing balance back to the body is her focus, using a whole-body approach; mind, body and emotion. She is the author of Be Well Guide, a behavioral-change workbook, that accompanies nutritional and life-change programs. As a presenter at wellness retreats, group counseling sessions and business seminars, her greatest joy is seeing the total transformation that happens when an individual regains balance and control of their life.

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Sunday, March 22

Ben Johnson, MD

Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare

Ben Johnson, MD, is a physician, internationally renowned educator, entrepreneur, inventor, and outside-the box thinker who has spent most of his career in esthetics. He is the founder/formulator of two innovative and successful skin care lines, most recently Osmosis Skincare. He is the creator of groundbreaking supplements that have significantly improved the health and appearance of many individuals around the world. He has several patents pending on technologies that are revolutionizing medicine and the esthetics industry.

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Saturday, March 21

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 22

Lora Kassaros

Dermatique Medical Spa

Lora Kassaros is the practice manager for Dermatique Medical Spa. Her expertise is in turn-around situations, by growing businesses with dynamic marketing programs designed to increase revenue and retention. Accountable for implementing successful patient reward programs, Kassaros' spa is recognized as one of the leading practices in Illinois.

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Saturday, March 21

Boldijarre Koronczay

Eminence Organic Skin Care

Master trainer hailing from Budapest, Hungary, Boldijarre Koronczay is a dedicated trainer, lecturer, herbalist, and master of European esthetics and massage. Educating clients on how to use natural, organic and Biodynamic ingredients in skin care to bring wellness and balance into their busy lives is Koronczay's passion.

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Sunday, March 22
Monday, March 23

Becky Kuehn

Oncology Esthetics

Becky Kuehn gained 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 United States 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 their clients as they experience cancer.

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Saturday, March 21

Roni Laws

M'Lis Company

Roni Laws has an extensive background in the health and wellness industry. Starting in fitness as a personal trainer and trainer to the Utah Blaze Indoor Arena Football team, Laws then moved into health club management where she gained a greater knowledge of corporate wellness. Laws has a passion for helping others, and as a weight loss and fitness expert she has helped her clients get to their weight loss goals. Laws is taking her knowledge to the spa industry where she is passionate in helping bring wellness and weight loss, and customized solutions to their businesses.

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Monday, March 23

Stephanie G. Laynes

Smooth Skin Supply LLC

Se-Brazil waxes were created by Stephanie G. Laynes, BS, LE, "Waxing Diva," who wanted to bring a simple, yet unique wax line into the spa industry. With years of experience waxing and educating spa professionals across the United States, Laynes researched every ingredient in each wax and diligently worked alongside formulators to ensure the highest quality waxes for every hair type. The first wax product line she created was Se-Brazil Waxes, and  her second wax product line, SkinnyHair Wax, launched in December 2014.

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Sunday, March 22

Mark Lees, PhD

Mark Lees Skin Care, Inc.

Mark Lees, PhD

Mark Lees, PhD, MS and CIDESCO Diplomate, is an award-winning speaker, product developer and clinical skin therapist, and author of the popular texts Skin Care: Beyond the Basics, the Skin Care Answer Book, and the new Clearing Concepts: A Guide to Acne Treatment. He is also a member of the 2015–2016 Skin Inc. Editorial Advisory Board.

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Saturday, March 21
Sunday, March 22

Sara Lewis

GlyMed Plus

Sara Lewis is a licensed master esthetician in both Utah and Washington State, 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 drive and 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 22

Ebony Lynn

Ebony Lynn

Ebony Lynn is a certified esthetician, a licensed airbrush artist specializing in high definition airbursh makeup, and a beauty educator in Illinois and Indiana. She has trained with a Chicago plastic surgeon, has conducted esthetics training workshops and also worked with JoElle Lee, the personal esthetician to First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2014 Face & Body Spa Conference & Expo Midwest.  Lynn is also a signed plus-size model with Factor Women Model Management.

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Saturday, March 21

Monika Machej

The New Age Spa Institute

Monika Machej is the president of The New Age Spa Institute, a highly accredited CIDESCO learning facility. Machej is a CIDESCO Diplomate, along with being a licensed esthetics teacher, licensed nail technology teacher, licensed massage therapist, and a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Machej has more than 20 years of experience in varied aspects of beauty industry, and she operates her school with the finest education available upholding the highest standards. Machej’s goal is to educate licensed and future professionals, helping them reach their highest level of success. She is a well-recognized and popular speaker at industry trade shows nationwide.

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Saturday, March 21

Cheryl Matthews

BiON Research Skin Care Products

As director of education, Cheryl Matthews brings more than 30 years of experience as an international educator, licensed esthetician, certified master reflexologist and certified makeup artist/instructor. Her vast business background includes seven years as owner/operator of Soul 2 Sole Salon & Spa Marriott Marina in Del Rey, California.

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Sunday, March 22

Crystal McElroy

Dermatude

Crystal McElroy manages the Dermatude brand for North America. Her background includes extensive sales, business development, marketing and education for the beauty industry, working with names like Steiner, Bliss and Lancer Dermatology of Beverly Hills.

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Monday, March 23

Tiffany McLauchlin

Lira Clinical

Tiffany McLauchlin, director of education for Lira Clinical, has a bachelor's of science from the University of Utah, is a licensed master esthetician and instructor for over 15 years. Her position as an educational trainer and consultant has enabled her to understand the needs of educational facilities, as well as, large and small spa businesses. As a published author, McLauchlin has developed treatments, protocols and manuals for both the professional and student. Her diversified talents as an educator and esthetician allowed her to help market new skin care lines throughout the United States and internationally.

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Sunday, March 22

Kevin Mendelson

jane iredale–THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP

Makeup artist Kevin Mendelson has worked his entire career for the empowerment of women. His talents are exceptional in magazine print, editorial, television, and runway fashion media. Although awards for makeup design are a source of pride for Mendelson, his greatest triumph is the feeling of allure and self-confidence women feel wearing his makeup.

Deborah Merhar

Relax & Wax–No Scream Cream

Deborah Merhar, the founder of Relax & Wax, has been a working esthetician and wax educator for the past 15 years. She 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 and is now sold worldwide.

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Sunday, March 22
Monday, March 23

Kyle Mull

Mark Lees Skin Care, Inc.

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

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Sunday, March 22

Michael Q. 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 add today’s application of that information in an ever-changing business and scientific environment.

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Saturday, March 21
Sunday, March 22

Blake Rector

Spaware Software

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 increased profit. Blake 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 22

Jeane Richmond

Satin Smooth

Jeane Richmond is a national education manager, esthetician, and educator and trainer. She has been practicing skin care for more than 14 years, and sharing educational and spa business development for more than nine years. Richmond shares her passion for the health and beauty industry, and business through education, development and training other skin care and beauty professionals.

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Sunday, March 22

Marc Rosengarten

Bio France Lab

Marc Rosengarten is the cofounder and partner of Bio France Lab. Having experienced problematic skin through his 20s, Rosengarten's passion to achieve perfectly balanced skin has taken him from a premed/chemistry major and business degree at University of California, Los Angeles, to a career in skin care. With a thirst for knowledge, Rosengarten worked directly with the director of a French skin care line, Claudio DiFiore, and Bio France Lab was born.

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Sunday, March 22

Bella Schneider

Bella Schneider Beauty

Bella Schneider Beauty founder and clinical skincare pioneer Bella Schneider leads a team of more than 200 esthetic professionals at three premier spas. For more than 35 years, Schneider has traveled the world to bring service providers the best in esthetic science; as a groundbreaking formulator, successful retailer and respected educator, her mission is to help professionals enhance their practice and grow their business. She hosts beginning to advanced-level training in clinical and spa skin care as well as ethnic skin care, peels and other new techniques at BSB’s Palo Alto, CA-based training center. Specializing in elite protocols, peer education, retail profitability and leading-edge products and ingredients, BSB offers estheticians the ultimate in powerful, botanically derived clinical skin care.

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Saturday, March 21

Christine Sensenig

Hultman Sensenig + Joshi, P.A.

Attorney Christine Sensenig, partner with Hultman Sensenig + Joshi, P.A. in Sarasota, FL, has practiced employment and labor law for 18 years. She works with employers, large and small, to help ensure that they are in compliance with the myriad of employment laws affecting employers. She writes handbooks and policies for employers, and conducts training to assist with educating supervisors and employees about their rights and responsibilities under various federal, state and local laws, as well as the employer’s own policies and procedures. Sensenig conducts investigations, assists with workers’ compensation return to work issues, and facilitates training to educate employers about anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation, in addition to litigating employment law cases. Sensenig was named a “Florida Legal Elite Attorney” by Florida Trend for five consecutive years in a row, including 2014. In addition to her juris doctor from the University of Florida, Sensenig holds bachelor of arts degrees in humanities and English education, and a masters of liberal arts from the University of South Florida.

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Saturday, March 21

Lauren Streeter

Repêchage

Licensed esthetician and corporate educator for Repêchage Skincare, Lauren Streeter has been a part of the Repêchage family for the past five years. She educates professionals from all over the globe in the methods and protocols set by CEO and founder of Repêchage Lydia Sarfati. Streeter has been a featured skin care expert on multiple news programs such as Good Day LA and Show Me St. Louis. She is a member of NCA, PBA and AIA, and has been featured industry magazines, as well as, Newsday.

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Sunday, March 22
Monday, March 23

Brian Sutherby

MUSE BEAUTY

As co-owner of Muse Beauty.Pro, Brian Sutherby continues to expand on the core principles of artist, educator and mentor. His experience and expertise in the art of airbrush will bridge your vision to a personalized style of makeup for a fulfilling career and new business opportunities.

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Sunday, March 22

Joan Tomeu, RN

PCA skin

Joan Tomeu, RN, has been working in medical esthetics for 16 years and has been a PCA SKIN educator for a decade. She is certified in lasers and as a nurse injector. Tomeu currently works as the clinical director of Changes MedSpa in Jacksonville, NC.

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Sunday, March 22
Monday, March 23

Lisa VanBockern

Skin Script Skin Care

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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Monday, March 23

Amanda Vassar

Cirépil Wax/International Beauty Systems, Inc.

Amanda Vassar is a licensed accredited esthetician with more than 12 years of experience working with the Cirepil range of waxes. She has traveled extensively, sharing her knowledge and passion for the skin care industry. As director of spa for several well-known resorts, more recently the Lansdowne Resort by Destination Hotels and Resorts in Virginia, Vassar thrives on her ability to build wax revenues by using best waxing practices and procedures. Visit Vassar and find out why happy clients + happy technicians = Happy Waxing Business with Cirepil!

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Monday, March 23

Ivana Veljkovic, PhD

PCA skin

Ivana S. Veljkovic, PhD

Ivana S. Veljkovic, PhD, serves as research & development manager for PCA SKIN, and is responsible for international regulatory compliance and quality control. Veljkovic participates in educational activities, speaks at aesthetic meetings and writes for industry journals. Prior to joining the skin care industry, she worked in pharmaceutical research of novel bioactive molecules. At PCA SKIN, she has created efficient and cosmetically elegant products, utilizing best in class ingredients proven to be safe and effective.

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Saturday, March 21

Mark Viktora

Viktoria De'Ann Peptide Cosmeceuticals

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 22

Barbara Wilmot

Circadia by Dr. Pugliese

Barbara Wilmot is an international educator for Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, and the owner of All About You Salon & Day Spa, voted best spa in Pasco County, FL for five years in a row. Barbara is a licensed master cosmetologist for more than 40 years, and licensed esthetician for more than eight years, with more than five years of hands-on experience with the Circadia product line.

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Monday, March 23

Terri Wojak

True U Esthetics

Terri Wojak is a highly sought professional with 20 years of experience in the esthetic industry. Along with facial plastic surgeon Steven H. Dayan, MD, FACS, Wojak developed True U Esthetics and True U Laser—two corporations focused on providing advanced education for professionals in the esthetic industry. She is a respected authority on skin care in a medical setting, education, and business development on multiple levels. Wojak has built 30 individual courses based on skin care in a medical setting. More than 40 articles by Wojak have appeared in a multitude of industry magazines and she has published two books, Aesthetics Exposed: Mastering Skin Care in a Medical Setting & Beyond (Alluredbooks, 2014) and Mastering Medical Esthetics (Alluredbooks, 2009). Wojak has trained more than 3,000 estheticians and medical professionals on the importance of incorporating skin care into cosmetic medicine, ultimately helping clients and medical providers alike.

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Saturday, March 21

Monica Yearwood

Hamsa Ayurveda & Yoga Center

Monica Yearwood is an ayurvedic practitioner, author, healer, yogi and mother. She helps people develop their inner awareness and relationship with nature so they can optimize their health and vitality, and cultivate self-understanding. In 2013 she opened Hamsa Ayurveda & Yoga Center in Chicago. Hamsa is a full-service ayurvedic center that incorporates workshops, treatments and private consultations in a luxurious but intimate setting. She also developed a natural organic skin care line rooted in ayurvedic principles on beauty. Yearwood’s focus is on the Earth-oriented lifestyle practices that are part of ayurveda, and that help to align individual biorhythms with nature’s cycles. She also customizes personal programs and procures herbal blends, facial serums, and body oils on an individual basis to address individual concerns.

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Saturday, March 21

Lana Yu

Martinni Beauty, Inc.

Lana Yu is the owner of two thriving day spas in Northern California and a highly skilled esthetician with 18 years of experience. A creative innovator and product pioneer, she is continually searching for new products and equipment to achieve outstanding results. She is constantly inventing and developing new effective skin care techniques to treat a wide range of skin care problems. Once these techniques meet her strict set of criteria and pass her test for excellence, she is happy to share them with her fellow skin care professionals.

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Sunday, March 22
Monday, March 23

April Zangl

HydroPeptide

April Zangl is HydroPeptide’s CEO and coformulator who works closely with HydroPeptide's Scientific Advisory Board. Zangl is often featured as a skin ingredient expert in industry publications. She is passionate about HydroPeptide’s mission to deliver results-driven, multifunctional products with no downtime and an upscale experience.

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Sunday, March 22

Gül Ç. Zone

DermAware Bio-Targeted Skin Care

President and founder of Ecozone, Inc. and Dermaware Bio-Targeted Skin Care, Gül Zone has combined her biomedical formulary background and cosmetic marketing expertise to develop Dermaware corrective skin care for esthetic spa and medical practitioners. Together with her partner Robert Zone, they bring the highest level of knowledge to their classes. This leading biochemist and biomedical team have contributed to the development of several international skin care lines. They bring both the passion of their work and the knowledge of their formal education to their classes. This expertise and ability to present complex science in easy to follow terms, allows seminar attendees to gain both practical and hands-on knowledge.

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Sunday, March 22

Robert M. Zone, PhD

DermAware Bio-Targeted Skin Care

Robert Zone, with his partner, president and founder of Ecozone, Inc. and Dermaware Bio-Targeted Skin Care, Gül Zone, they bring the highest level of knowledge to their classes. This leading biochemist and biomedical team have contributed to the development of several international skin care lines. They bring both the passion of their work and the knowledge of their formal education to their classes. This expertise and ability to present complex science in easy to follow terms, allows seminar attendees to gain both practical and hands-on knowledge.

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Sunday, March 22

All exhibitors, sessions, presenters, times and locations are subject to change without notice.