While it’s common knowledge that sugar can wreak havoc on one’s waistline, it’s also proving to be harmful to the skin. Learn why glycation is the new buzzword in skincare and how sugar can accelerate the aging process thanks to advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Our panel of experts will also discuss preventative measures, such as lifestyle changes, ingredients and techniques that can help slow the glycation process.
Spa Business & Wellness
Spa Business & Wellness is a part of the Spa Business Conference, which is available as a one or two day ticket. These classes are designed for the spa owner/director/manager, sales & marketing professional, office administrator, esthetician, medical esthetician, practice manager, doctor, nurse and PA looking for advice, inspiration and insight to grow their business.
Advance Pricing: Spa Business Conference Pass One Day $275 | Two Day $450
After Feb. 2: Spa Business Conference Pass One Day $350 | Two Day $575
Based in New York City, Heather Mikesell is the executive editor of American Spa magazine. When she’s not enjoying champagne facials, caviar creams and other pampering perks of her profession, she’s likely to be found defying State Department warnings in search of adventure.
Annet King is the Director of Global Education for The International Dermal Institute (IDI) and Dermalogica and has traveled worldwide for close to two decades as a speaker, brand spokesperson and master educator. She is regularly sought as a source by journalists to comment on skin science, business, treatment and product trends. Annet is on the Advisory board for Skin Inc. and Men’s Fitness magazines, has a monthly “SKINtuition” column on SkinInc.com, and is a contributing writer for TeenVogue.com. She develops and oversees all curriculum and educational tools that accompany the Dermalogica products used at thousands of top skin care centers, spas and salons worldwide. Annet also works on new product innovation and the creation of new professional treatments and retail concepts.
With more than two decades in beauty, Celeste Hilling is a recognized media expert on skin care science, technology trends and product formulation. Hilling leads Skin Authority’s vision of creating a passion for the brand's pure, powerful products and engaging consumer experiences. As the brand’s spokesperson, Hilling presents around the globe and is a resource for media outlets including “The Doctors”, MSNBC and The New York Times. Before launching Skin Authority, Hilling built a chain of day spas that were her testing ground for Skin Authority’s formulations and customer service model. In her 20’s, she was one of the first female Officers in Fortune 25 high-tech. She rose to the ranks of President, Compaq's Consumer Software Business Unit, and VP of the brand’s Consumer Division. Based in Southern California, Hilling and her family follow a “no processed sugar” lifestyle!
Jimmy Moss has dedicated his life to the pursuit of servant leadership ever since his first facial on his 21st birthday. A southern gent with an outstanding gift to connect with others, he is highly regarded in the spa industry. Jimmy’s dynamism is rooted in over twenty years as an esthetician, spa owner, educator and sales manager. An excellent collaborative style focused primarily on the growth and well-being of other people explains his proven success as the director of an international skin care company.