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Boldijarre Koronczay delivers a Supplier Class about actives at Face & Body Midwest 2015.

Boldijarre Koronczay delivers a Supplier Class about actives at Face & Body Midwest 2015.

There is a lot going on at Face & Body Midwest, set to take place Mar. 12-14, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event will be buzzing with networking, product demonstrations, treatment protocols, Advanced Education and Supplier Classes. For those attending the event or thinking about going, here are 10 things not to miss.

1. Lotions and Potions: Deciphering Formulation and Chemistry

Mar. 12, 2016, Advanced Education Opening Panel, 9-10:15

Join four chemists (Gina Cosby, Kelly Dobos, Tom Lehman, Perry Romanowski) as they break down the basic structure and composition of a beauty product. The panel will explain what ingredients do, and teach attendees how to read a product label. Leave with a better understanding of how products function and ingredients on the horizon.

2. Building a Powerhouse Brand

Mar 12, 2016, Advanced Education Class, Business Track, 11:45-12:45

Whether you want to start your own brand or build on your current brand, learn how to stand out from competition from Alexis Ufland. This class will help you develop your brand by establishing your spa as an authority, defining your signature voice, delivering consistent content through all marketing platforms and illustrating the importance of developing a synergy between interior design, service menu, proprietary methods, private label products and distinctive touches.

3. Owning the #Multimasking Trend

Mar. 12, 2016, Advanced Education Class, Treatments Track, 3:15-4:15

Multimasking currently is a hot consumer trend on the Internet, but it's something that estheticians have been doing forever. In order to refresh spa professionals' knowledge of multimasking, Susanne Schmaling will provide a demonstration, explain why multitasking works and instruct how to create a signature multimask treatment. Get the buzz you deserve to boost your clientele and have fun doing it.

4. Experience the Power of Hungarian Massage and Stimulating Actives

Mar. 13, 2016, Supplier Class, 10-11:30

Apart from being very entertaining, Boldijarre Koronczay of Éminence is a visionary in new massage techniques and combining those techniques with proven ingredients. Learn knew approaches to skin care efficacy and pampering while laughing your face off.

5. Exploring the Chemistry of Aging Women

Mar. 13, 2016, Supplier Class, 12:30-2

Fine lines, deep wrinkles, dryness, dull skin and sometimes even acne appear on the skin of women as they age, but why? Angela Davis of Dermaquest will take a deeper look and explore the chemistry of aging in women and how we as estheticians can address it for our clients.

6. Biologically Active Peptides and Instant Results From a 30-minute Express Facial

Mar. 14, 2016, Supplier Class, 10:30-12:00

Due to busy lifestyles, express treatments are all the rage, but how can you give noticeable results in a short period of time? Mark Viktora and Darcy Debernarde of Viktoria De'Ann Peptide Cosmeceuticals explore how to do this with peptides, demonstrating the visible results live.

7. Spice up Your Menu in 5-Star Style

Mar. 14, 2016, Supplier Class, 1-2:30

Every spa owner wants to develop an enticing, comprehensive spa menu. Freshen-up your spa menu with help from Natalie Aston from Farmhouse Fresh and watch your retail sales soar. She will provide treatment ideas and merchandising tips from top-selling 5-Star resorts and fine spas.

8.The BB Beautiful Bar

Visit Lira Clinical in booth #6209 at Face & Body Midwest to get color matched or receive a full face application of a 4-in-1 multitasking product that contains SPF 30 and provides all day hydration, plant stem cell technology and foundation coverage.

8. BoomaGlam Massages

Need to spice up your massage offering? Ever heard of a BoomaGlam? Visit Jindilli Skincare at booth #6114 for a demonstration of its BoomaGlam massages. This technique utilizes a device featuring an ergonomic design that molds to the contours of the body.

9. Make Waxing Sweet

Candy Coat Beauty will be doing waxing demos using both hard wax and sugaring all three days of Face & Body Midwest at booth #6343. Stop by for some pretty sweet waxing tips.