Attendees learn why their work creates repetitive strains on the muscles that cause hand/wrist pain and numbness, the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The muscles involved range from the neck and chest to the entire arm and hand. A simple self-treatment will be taught for a muscle that is key to numbness in the fingers and is an important muscle for the treatment or prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome. Attendees will also learn about muscles that cause low back pain and why sitting is a primary cause of low back pain, sciatica, hip pain and even knee pain. After a detailed explanation of how sitting causes a wide array of pain, a simple self-treatment will be taught for a muscle of the thigh that pulls the pelvis out of alignment, preventing long-lasting relief for low back pain.
Julie Donnelly, LMT, has specialized in the treatment of chronic pain since 1989. Her own injuries, and her athletic client’s injuries, were the catalyst for her developing the self-treatments that she has been teaching since 1997. She developed self-treatments for hand/wrist pain (carpal tunnel syndrome) after she was forced to close her massage therapy practice due to severe pain and numbness. Her career-related injuries were the reason for her developing self-treatments for shoulder injuries (rotator cuff), low back pain, sciatica, hip pain and plantar fasciitis. She has authored several books and DVD programs to teach the techniques to individuals worldwide.
In this class you will learn how easy it is to make your brides flawless and beautiful with contouring techniques. Know with confidence where to highlight and lowlight for a perfect effortless finish every time. Step-by-step instructions will be presented to perfect your skills.
For more than 30 years International Master Educator Buntricia Bastian has been on one of the most remarkable journeys in the makeup industry. She is known as a brilliant and fearless leader. Buntricia has influenced and trained tens of thousands of professionals and beginners around the globe; she holds master classes in Las Vegas, Washington DC, Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua and Nigeria. Buntricia is a former director at the Arnold Padricks School of Cosmetology in Atlanta, Georgia and Director of Education at Dudley Beauty College in Washington DC.
The shift towards natural, holistic therapy and beauty is emerging in the marketplace. Eastern philosophies are being integrated into a variety of wellness and esthetic programs to satisfy this need and differentiate the offerings available to clients. Dien Chan - Facial Reflexology is an exciting, effective and unique method with dual benefits in beauty and health. Practiced in Asia and Europe for the past 30 years, it is a practical method utilizing the principals of TCM, acupuncture and reflexology. Learn how the face is mapped and corresponds to different parts of the body, organs, glands and meridians. By stimulating these areas along with understanding the physical and
emotional trauma that is visible on the face, we can release blockages in the muscle and nerves relieving its associated symptom and treating or eliminating the related wrinkle, spot or scar.
Based in Barcelona Spain, Patryck Aguilar Cassarà is an international presenter and one of the foremost experts in holistic facial reflexology. He received his training in Paris at the Shen School in Paris. In 2002 Patryck founded the International School of Multireflexology - Dien Chan (EiMDC) and serves as its president. Having trained directly under Dien Chan Method creator Professor
Bùi Quôc Châu, his study and teaching has taken him across Europe, Asia and North America. He is the author of Multireflexology - Dien Chan which is published in three languages and has created two holistic therapy and beauty applications, Faceasit and Chan’beaute. He leads and inspires his international team of teachers through his school and has instructed more than 500 students across the globe in this fascinating and effective technique.
Times are changing. General concerns with aging are no longer limited to female clients. Professionals are finding that men commonly seek advice on prevention, correction and proper daily care of their skin. Men are not immune to the hormonal changes that accompany the aging process. In this class, we will discuss the differences in treatment of a male client. To understand the direct connection between male hormone fluctuations and aging, skin physiology and the endocrine system will be explained, taking a closer look at Andropause. Male clients have increased exponentially in recent years. Understanding this change will help skin care professionals successfully address male anti-aging concerns. Different anti-aging modalities, in combination with advanced product formulations will be discussed. Marketing techniques to successfully promote the treatment will be explained, followed by Q&A.
Monika Machej is the President of The New Age Spa Institute, a highly accredited CIDESCO learning facility. Monika 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. Monika 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. She is a well-recognized and popular speaker at industry trade shows nationwide.
Join Douglas Preston, 30+ year professional esthetician, author and business mentor as he teaches the smartest approach to starting and succeeding in a solo skincare practice. Whether you’re considering going into a solo practice or are already in one this class will be of tremendous value to your career future. This class can save you years of unnecessary difficulty and earn you far more money in less time than most solo professionals. This session will cover: • What do you want to achieve with your business • Benefits and challenges of working on your own • Renting or leasing a work space • Your esthetics room setup - what’s needed, what’s not • Service menu decisions • Service pricing • Retail planning • Marketing realities - the facts about new client growth • Mistakes many newly solo estheticians make • Making your solo practice a gift, not a hardship
Douglas Preston’s career spans 30+years in professional esthetics, spa management and skincare career mentoring. His business articles appear in many of the top trade journals and magazines. He is past-president of Aesthetics International Association, and former committee chairman for The Day Spa Association. Preston was named The Day Spa Association’s “Spa Person of the Year” and voted Favorite Spa Consultant in an American Spa magazine readers’ poll. His recently published book, An Esthetician’s Guide to Growing A Successful Skincare Career, is a top-seller among ambitious working skincare professionals. Preston leads The Inspired Esthetician www.TheInspiredEsthetician.Com, a membership-based resource for professional education and career/business mentoring.
More than 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea, a prevalent, chronic and incurable condition. While very common, most rosacea sufferers aren’t diagnosed until later in life. Learning about this condition and how to recognize it properly is vital to successful esthetics treatments. Symptoms, medical treatments and nutritional values will be discussed. Attendees will learn the differences between female and male rosacea clients, types of rosacea and Fitzpatrick tones affected by rosacea. Skin care professionals must be knowledgeable and extensively trained to treat rosacea clientele successfully. Various methods of treatments including massage techniques, ingredients, chemical peels and IPL treatments for rosacea will be reviewed. Benefits, contraindications and post-treatment care will be highlighted. A demo of chemical peel combined with LED and Sonophoresis will be presented, ending with Q&A.
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. Anna is a licensed esthetics teacher and a licensed esthetician with years of experience. Her drive and focus is on sharing her knowledge and expertise with her students. She specializes in all aspects of advanced esthetics and continuously leads the way on incorporating the latest technologies and modalities into the classroom. With her passion for skin care and its science, Anna has successfully trained thousands of students, guiding them into profound careers in esthetics. She is a member of the Professional Beauty Association and has presented as a speaker at many conferences nationwide. Her prowess in esthetics makes her a valuable resource to skincare professionals who are looking for superior education.
The interrelationship between spas and medicine is an old one dating back to the origin of health spas and curative waters. Today’s spa guest is seeking a one-stop-shop that can deliver classic spa services, as well as cutting-edge medical spa services and wellness programs. This return to an integration of the spa and medicine offers the savvy spa owner or hospitality venue a unique opportunity to expand or enhance their present menu of services. Key topics include: concept and philosophy, licensing and regulatory considerations, operations and marketing for medical spa treatments, wellness programs and weight loss.
Jana has over ten years of experience as a spa director at leading hotels and resorts from Key West to San Antonio. Currently she is spa director at The Spa at Ballantyne, Charlotte, a Forbes Four Star recognized property. She came to the Ballantyne from The Éilan Hotel and Spa in San Antonio continuing a career of innovation in spa and wellness programming. Jana has been instrumental in developing innovative partnerships and collaborations to expand the vision and integration of spa services into the health and medical aesthetics arenas.
Patti Biro is the owner and founder of Patti Biro and Associates, a consulting firm specializing in creating brand enrichment through special events, retail consulting and education in the personal products, spa and wellness industry. With more than 20 years of experience, Patti’s unique approach to enriching your brand and increasing retail and service sales provides exceptional results for her clients. Her focus creates value and promotes marketing sizzle for clients ranging from medical spa, day spas, boutique hotels, wellness and fitness centers to manufacturers, distributors and educational centers.
Elizabeth is currently board certified in Internal Medicine. She attended the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and completed her residency as part of the LSU Charity Hospital system. She has practiced for 30 years in IM and 20 years with Botox as a solo injector with Platinum Plus status and has headed the McRae MD Medical Laser Spa for more than 10 years. She is published in the American Journal of Laser Medicine and Surgery, January 2013 edition. She is an active contributor on medical laser issues for television on KENS5 and Fox29 in San Antonio and is the presenter of the Ferrari Fashion Week South McRae MD Total Beauty Award. She has been showcased in San Antonio Magazine, The Hill Country Weekly and Vive Magazine as well as other publications. She currently is a guest lecturer for Cutera. Dr. McRae is the innovative originator of The Beauty Bug-her mobile laser spa.
This is a unique opportunity to learn firsthand the intricate steps involved in the art of developing a cosmetic product. The anatomy of cosmetic formulation including emulsifiers, preservative, emollients, humectants, fragrances and various categories of active ingredients will be discussed in detail. Peptides, stem cells, vitamins and botanical ingredients will be onsite for a collaborative selection to make a product for all to take home. Hands-on experience will allow attendees to merge both theory and practical application. The use of scales, propeller mixers, homogenizers, ph meters and viscometers will give insight to the process of research and development as well as manufacturing procedure. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a peek behind the formulary curtain and learn observations typically saved for formulary chemists.
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.
This workshop is designed for novices and professionals alike who are looking to equip themselves with the essential knowledge and makeup artistry needed to create the smoky eye. The smoky eye is one of the most popular and requested makeup looks. Perfect for makeup artists looking to bring their skill set to the next level and learn new techniques to boost business. Adrienne will take you through tips for achieving the perfect smoky eye, as well as the fundamentals of highlighting and contouring to achieve the flawlessly sculpted face for this dramatic, special occasion look. Plus, you’ll learn how to add glamorous lashes for an absolutely stunning bombshell look. If you would like to follow along and participate with a hands-on approach, feel free to bring your own makeup, brushes and tools necessary to complete the look (not mandatory; it’s perfectly fine to simply focus your attention on the instructor and
model, if you wish).
Based in NYC, Adrienne is an in-demand, accomplished and creative artist with experience in all aspects of media makeup. She is a premier professional in all genres of the industry from fashion and music to television, print and editorial. She has worked with all the top cosmetic companies, professional photographers, modeling agencies and high-end producers. Her client list also includes celebrities, high-end salons and numerous fashion designers for NYFW fashion shows. Adrienne has more than 15 years of experience throughout the United States and abroad as a speaker and teacher of makeup artistry. In addition to her multitude of freelance bookings, she also maintains a successful concierge business AVNY/Luxury Beauty Concierge.