All Speakers

Patricia Ringos Beach

Ahava Spa and Wellness Center

Patricia Ringos Beach

Patricia Ringos Beach is a nurse, speaker and author with advanced certification in oncology and palliative care. In Toledo, Ohio, she works as a patient navigator and clinical nurse specialist.

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Saturday, March 22

Sonia Boghosian

Bio Jouvance Paris

Sonia Boghosian has been involved with the spa industry since 1984. Her efforts and continuous support of the esthetics industry have helped cell therapy, DNA therapy, ultrasound and microneedling (among others) become available to estheticians and their clients. She is also an active contributing editor to industry magazines and co-editor of many educational articles.

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Saturday, March 22
Sunday, March 23
Monday, March 24

Kris Campbell

Tecniche

Kris Campbell is CEO of Tecniche, a skin care line dedicated to sensitive and health-challenged skin.  Campbell trains, writes for trade publications and speaks at trade events on conditions that arise with health-challenged skin. She has worked for an U.S. Food and Drug Administration cosmeceutical lab helping clients create their own brands and currently formulates for Tecniche.

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Saturday, March 22

Renee E. Coover

Thiersch & Associates

Renee E. Coover practices with Thiersch & Associates in Chicago, a practice that specializes in medical spa law and serves as special counsel for the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa).

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Saturday, March 22

Sara Daly

Waterfalls Day Spa

Sara Daly

Sara Daly is president of Waterfalls Day Spa in Middlebury, VT, and founded the Vermont Wellness Professionals Network. She is a consultant to wellness practices on marketing, and writes and speaks extensively on wellness.

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Saturday, March 22

Timea Doncsecz

The New Age Spa Institute

Timea Doncsecz

Timea Doncsecz is a licensed esthetician and esthetics instructor at The New Age Spa Institute, as well as a CIDESCO Diplomate. She believes in hands-on education, and her students thrive under her tutelage. She has advanced training in techniques, such as facial massage, waxing, chemical exfoliation, body electrotherapy and microdermabrasion.

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Saturday, March 22

Laura Fields

The New Age Spa Institute

Laura Fields is the director of operations at The New Age Spa Institute and is a licensed esthetician, esthetics instructor and CIDESCO Diplomate. Fields is very passionate about education and enjoys sharing her expertise with students of all levels. She specializes in medical esthetics and electrotherapy, as well as anatomy and physiology of the skin and body.

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Saturday, March 22

Rebecca James Gadberry

YG Laboratories

Rebecca James Gadberry is widely recognized as one of today's leading ingredient authorities in the skin care industry. As chairman and CEO of YG Laboratories, manufacturers of high performance skin care for cosmetic brands worldwide, Gadberry and her development team are known for formulating highly innovative, cutting-edge skin care for the prestige and spa markets. An award-winning journalist, licensed esthetician and one of the industry's most dynamic educators, Gadberry has been the senior instructor of the highly acclaimed User-friendly Ingredient Series at UCLA Extension since 1986 and is past chairman of the California Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

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Saturday, March 22

Geri Giagnorio

Geri G.

Geri Giagnorio started her career in the western suburbs of Chicago and has expanded to a second location in Los Angeles. She is the inventor and creator of two exclusive lines of skin care, cosmetics and nutritionals that are used on such television shows as Mad Men and Orange is the New Black, as well as her celebrity clientele on the red carpet. Giagnorio has been featured in Elle magazine, Skin Inc., GenLux, and on E! News, as well as on the upcoming show “Fit, Famous and Fabulous” as one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets.

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Monday, March 24

Lori Ann Griffin

DermaQuest

Lori Ann Griffin is a licensed esthetician with over 25 years of esthetic experience. She is certified in massage therapy and obtained a certification in human resources management with an emphasis on training from San Francisco State University. Griffin was a successful consultant for many years. She is currently a national educator with DermaQuest skin therapy.

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Sunday, March 23

Christine Heathman

GlyMed Plus

Christine Heathman, CME, LMT, a nominated Legend in American Aesthetics, celebrity skin specialist on The Doctor's and Lifetime Television network, and internationally-renowned educator, Heathman has been a practicing licensed master aesthetician, educator and a leader in the research and development of clinical skin care and progressive skin protocols for over 25 years. Owner and CEO of GlyMed Plus, Heathman set the current pace of what medical esthetics has established today and has been integral for legislation passed for the first Master Aesthetician license in the country.

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Sunday, March 23

M’Lisa Jackson, LCSW, MSW

M'Lis Company

M’Lisa Jackson, oresident of M’Lis, has spent her practice counseling individuals through wellness programs. She concentrates on a whole-body approach, focusing on balancing mind, body, spirit and emotion. She is the author of Be Well Guide, an emotional wellness workbook. She is a presenter at wellness retreats and has developed a program to use as a partner to nutrition and exercise programs.

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Sunday, March 23

David Kaiser

Hale Cosmeceuticals Inc.

David Kaiser has been teaching spas, doctors and salons how to maximize their profits and productivity potential for approximately 10 years. His experience as a service provider, manufacturer, educator and distributor sales consultant have given him a plethora of valuable knowledge to share.

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Sunday, March 23

Annet King

Annet King

Annet King is the director of global education for The International Dermal Institute (IDI) and Dermalogica. She develops, writes, presents and monitors the success of all classes that comprise the IDI curriculum, and is CIDESCO-, ITEC- and CIBTAC-certified. King’s initial career as the operations director for Steiner involved overseeing spas onboard several luxury cruise liners. This parlayed into extensive work in the skin care field in Singapore and other areas of Southeast Asia.

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Saturday, March 22

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 ingredients in skin care to bring wellness and balance into their busy lives is Koronczay passion.

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Sunday, March 23
Monday, March 24

Stephanie G. Laynes

Smooth Skin Supply LLC

Stephanie G. Laynes is a licensed esthetician and has been an esthetics educator and consultant for the past eight years. Her interest in esthetics started in 2003 when she obtained her esthetics license, and worked as the head esthetician and trainer for Pure Beauty, Inc. in San Francisco. With 11 years under her belt and nine years as an esthetic educator Stephanie brings a unique edge to the waxing world.

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Saturday, March 22

JoElle Lee

JoElle Lee

JoElle Lee is a licensed esthetician, speaker, educator and mentor in the esthetics industry. She is currently the personal esthetician to First Lady, Michelle Obama, and is also the founder of JoElle SkinCare Products. As a highly regarded expert in the field, Lee has been featured in national beauty and fashion magazines, and has been a featured guest on radio shows. She is also one of the most sought after popular lecturers and educators in the skin care industry.

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Saturday, March 22

Mark Lees, PhD

Mark Lees Skin Care, Inc.

Mark Lees, PhD

Mark Lees, PhD, is an award-winning speaker and product developer, specializing in problem skin. He authored Skin Care: Beyond the Basics (Milady, 2011), The Skin Care Answer Book (Milady, 2010) and the new Clearing Concepts Guide to Acne Treatment (Milady 2013). He is also a member of the 2014-2015 Skin Inc. Editorial Advisory Board.

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Saturday, March 22
Sunday, March 23
Monday, March 24

Ashley Ludgood

IF Marketing

Ashley Ludgood

Ashley Ludgood is the digital and social media director at IF Marketing, and has more than 12 years of experience in content creation, digital strategy and social media marketing. With international clients on three continents and working directly with hundreds of practices throughout the country, Ludgood confidently helps skin care facilities enter the new world of social media marketing.

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Saturday, March 22

Robert Manzo

Robert Manzo

Robert Manzo, president of Skinprint, holds 14 patents in a variety of disciplines, including cosmetic preparations, controlled release technology, pharmaceutical preparations and nanoparticle technology, and is a standing member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and the American Chemical Society. Manzo has worked for top Fortune 50 skin care companies throughout his career and founded Skinprint based on patented customized skin care technology in 2002.

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Saturday, March 22

Anne Martin

Anne Martin Skin Care

Anne Martin

Anne Martin is an Aesthetician, licensed Aesthetic instructor, and CIDESCO Diplomate. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, lived for 5 months on a kibbutz in Israel milking sheep, and six months at the Insight meditation center in Massachusetts, ... and later studied Buddhism and early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School. After graduating from the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics in Boston, Anne worked in the company’s salons, joined the teaching faculty, held the school’s executive coordinator position, and taught both theory and practical in their Connecticut training school. She holds an advanced certificate in Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage, and in 2008, became a Reiki Master. Anne is founder and chair of the NW Aestheticians’ Guild, and former Chair of the Washington State Advisory Board for Cosmetology, Manicuring, Barbering, and Esthetics to the Department of Licensing. Along with Dr. Mark Lees, she co-founded the Institute of Advanced Clinical Esthetics, which offered advanced seminars for estheticians. Anne is a co-founder and speaker at The Seattle Skin Care Symposium, and has had articles published in Skin, Inc. and Les Nouvelles Esthetique magazines, as well as offered classes at Face and Body Conferences in Chicago and San Jose. In 2013 she spearheaded the successful legislative drive to pass the Washington State two-tier Aesthetic license of 750 and 1200 hours, working closely with Sylvia Garcia, of Spokane, and with the Guild Board, Aestheticians and students. This fondly named “Beautiful Law” is a model for other States across the country, and is the culmination of years of work. Anne has had a private Aesthetic practice in Seattle for many years, where her particular interests lie in acne, and aging, (especially her own), and teaching Reiki.

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Saturday, March 22

Vivian McClanahan

MEG 21/Dynamis Skin Science

As a licensed esthetician and national educator for Dynamis Skin Science (MEG 21), Vivian McClanahan is a top instructor for beauty and wellness industry professionals.

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Sunday, March 23

Crystal McElroy

Nouveau Contour/Dermatude

Crystal McElroy is a licensed clinical and medical esthetician with a diverse business background in the esthetics and beauty industry including sales, brand management, business development, event logistics and event management. She recently joined Dermatude to oversee sales, account management, marketing and education for the North America region.

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Monday, March 24

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.

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Sunday, March 23
Monday, March 24

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. Merhar believes waxing does not have to be a painful experience. Her first product, No-Scream Cream, was one of the first numbing creams designed for waxing on the market and is now sold worldwide.

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Monday, March 24

Katie Morgan-Lousky

Ahava Spa and Wellness Center

Katie Morgan-Lousky

Katie Morgan-Lousky is the owner of Ahava Spa and Wellness Center in Toledo. Offering full day spa services, she also founded Cherished Friends of Ahava as a ministry where cancer patients receive spa services with sensitivity to their vulnerability and special needs.

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Saturday, March 22

Kyle Mull

Mark Lees Skin Care, Inc.

Kyle Mull

Kyle Mull brings 13 years of body and skin therapy experience into the classroom to help develop current and future skin therapists. Currently the director of esthetics at Metro Beauty Academy in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Mull has joined Mark Lees Skin Care as a national educator.

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Sunday, March 23
Monday, March 24

Linda T. Nelson, PhD, RND

M'Lis Company

Linda Nelson, PhD Preventive Health, RND has devoted much of her life to researching and educating others on preventive therapies and holistic solutions to health problems. Her journey began with her own battle with fibromyalgia, which 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. Nelson is the author of three books and along with her PhD of philosophy degree in integrated health therapies, Nelson is also a certified reflexologist and licensed master esthetician.

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Sunday, March 23

Chrissy Noble

National Laser Institute

Chrissy Noble is a licensed esthetician, as well as a laser technician. She has been with the National Laser Institute (NLI) team for five years as the director of Admissions at the corporate campus, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. NLI is dedicated to educating individuals on the latest and greatest technology in a safe and comfortable environment, striving to provide graduates with the confidence they need to go out into the marketplace and perform safe and effective treatments.

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Monday, March 24

Michael Q. Pugliese

Circadia by Dr. Pugliese

Michael Q. Pugliese, 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 and a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists who regularly attends their educational 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 22
Sunday, March 23
Monday, March 24

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 23

Jeane Richmond

Satin Smooth

Jeane Richmond is a Satin Smooth 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 eight 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 23

Devin Romero

Rhonda Allison

Devin Romero is a national educatior at Rhonda Allison Clinical Enterprises.

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Sunday, March 23

Dasha Saian

Saian Natural Clinical Skincare

Dasha Saian is the co-founder and marketing director of SAIAN LLC, an internationally renowned company offering premium clinical skin care products for health and well-being. She has spent more than 12 years in the spa industry and is a licensed esthetician, certified nutrition and wellness consultant, and certified family herbalist. Saian gives lectures and classes internationally, and regularly contributes to global trade publications.

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Sunday, March 23
Monday, March 24

Lydia Sarfati

Repechage

Lydia Sarfati

Lydia Sarfati, president and founder of Repêchage, is an internationally recognized skin care expert quoted in Vogue, In Style, Glamour and the New York Times, as well as featured on CNN, CBS and FOX. She has more than 30 years of experience as an esthetician, spa owner, manufacturer, consultant and is author of Success at Your Fingertips: How to Succeed in the Skin Care Business, (Publications, Inc., 2013). The winner of multiple awards, she has been appointed honorary chair of EstheticsAmerica, CIDESCO USA and is Skin Care & Spa Council Director of Intercoiffure North America. Sarfati is a member of the 2014-2015 Skin Inc. Editorial Advisory Board.

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Saturday, March 22

John Stanek

John Stanek

John Stanek is the director of new technologies and product development at CoValence Labs. With more than 10 years of experience, Stanek’s primary responsibility is to research new technologies, leading to new concepts and finished goods.

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Saturday, March 22

Lauren Streeter

Repêchage

From top magazine editors to celebrities to spa professionals, industry expert Lauren Streeter has solved skin care concerns of influencers across the globe. As Corporate Educator for Repêchage, the first company to bring seaweed-based skin care to fruition in the United States, Streeter teaches professionals all over the world in the methods and natural skin care treatments set by Repêchage CEO and Founder, Lydia Sarfati. Lauren’s specialties include the best-selling facial in the world, the Repêchage® Four Layer Facial®, which is offered in over 30 countries. She teaches the Lydia Sarfati skin care method to top estheticians around the world and in over 200 schools.

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Sunday, March 23
Monday, March 24

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 23

Victoria Tabak

Nature Pure Labs SW, Inc.

Victoria Tabak is a skin expert and educator who is passionate about promoting health, wellness and age-resistance by means of results-oriented advanced skin care breakthroughs. She is a two-state licensed esthetician and has a master’s degree in business. As a spa consultant, she has worked closely with many spas and wellness centers to create distinguishable spa treatments, menus and marketing techniques to outshine the competition.

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Sunday, March 23

Alex R. Thiersch

Thiersch & Associates

Alex R. Thiersch practices with Thiersch & Associates in Chicago. Thiersch & Associates specializes in medical spa law and serves as special counsel for the American Med Spa Association.

 

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Saturday, March 22

Gloria Timmons

LightStim

As a licensed esthetician, Gloria Timmons’ approach to skin care is to target problems at the root, which drew her to LED light therapy. Driven by results, she blends her impressive selling background with her passion for beauty to teach clients the latest in skin care technology.

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Monday, March 24

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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Sunday, March 23

Amanda Vassar

Cirépil/IBS, Inc.

Amanda Vassar is a licensed and accredited esthetician with more than 10 years of experience in the skin care industry. Vassar has worked with Cirepil by Perron Rigot for her entire career and is currently a spa director with WTS International, formally Spa Director for Valeo Spa, JW Marriott.

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Monday, March 24

Lynn Warren

Hale Cosmeceuticals Inc.

Lynn Warren has been teaching spa and salon professionals how to maximize their profit and productivity potential for more than 20 years. Her experiences as an award-winning spa owner, service provider, manufacturer, educator, guest artis, and distributor sales consultant have given her a plethora of valuable knowledge to share.

Marilyn Weissman

Satin Smooth

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 reenergized by participating in a Satin Smooth Educational Session!

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Monday, March 24

Jennifer Wild, DO

PCA SKIN

Jennifer Wild, DO, is a national educator for PCA SKIN. An osteopathic physician/surgeon, Wild is board-certified in family practice and has served as medical director for medical spas throughout Arizona. Since 2004, she has pursued an interest in esthetics, including dermal injections, lasers and professional skin care treatments.

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Saturday, March 22
Sunday, March 23
Monday, March 24

Terri A. Wojak

True University Esthetics

Terri A. Wojak has been an esthetician for more than 16 years. As the esthetics director, business manager and lead educator of True U Esthetics, she lectures at multiple esthetic conferences each year and is frequently published in industry magazines. She has trained more than 1,000 estheticians and medical professionals in the art of advanced skin care with a specialization in techniques used in a cosmetic medical setting.

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Saturday, March 22

Lana Yu

Martinni Beauty, Inc.

Lana Yu is the co-founder of Martinni Beauty, Inc. and also the owner of two thriving day spas in Northern California. She is a highly skilled esthetician with 17 years of experience. A creative innovator and product pioneer, Yu 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 23
Monday, March 24

April Zangl

HydroPeptide

April Zangl, CEO, joined HydroPeptide in 2004 and works closely with HydroPeptide's founder, Dr. Peck in researching new peptides and their benefits. Her experience with HydroPeptide, coupled with a lifelong passion for skin physiology, qualifies Zangl as a true ingredient expert. Zangl earned a degree in health promotion at Bringham Young University. In her spare time she teaches group fitness classes and runs marathons.

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Sunday, March 23

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 23
Monday, March 24

Robert M. Zone, PhD

DermAware Bio-Targeted Skin Care

As the bio-medical director for Ecozone, Inc., Robert Zone brings more than 25 years of experience in biomedical engineering and research to the development of the Dermaware Bio-Targeted Skin Care product line. He graduated from Tulane University, New Orleans, in biomedical engineering and applies his experience in basic and practical biomedical research to the development of skin care products and product education. His research in organ preservation has influenced Dermaware’s “peeling and healing” approach in preserving the largest organ—the skin.

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Sunday, March 23
Monday, March 24

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