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Face & Body® Northern California: Be Inspired to Thrive!

Cathy Christensen August 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine
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Face & Body® Northern California Spa Conference and Expo 2012 is the premier West Coast skin care and spa event ... and is being held in the gorgeous, newly renovated McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Join the Skin Inc. team, and thousands of skin care professionals and exhibitors, as they come together to connect, learn and discover new ways to make your business stand out and thrive!

Returning legends and new faces

This year’s Advanced Education Conference Program, on Saturday, October 6, is a must-attend, featuring industry leaders who are both familiar faces and new additions, all working to shake up your spa menus and teach you more information about business, skin science, treatment techniques and medical esthetics. Along with welcoming back industry legends, such as Rebecca James Gadberry, Mark Lees, Jan Marini and Peter T. Pugliese, MD, Face & Body Northern California is delighted to introduce some new faces to the lineup, as well. These up-and-coming industry leaders will be sharing fresh insights on a variety of subjects.

Denise Dubois. Denise Dubois graduated from the Catherine E. Hinds Institute of Esthetics in 1984, and is the president and owner of Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness in Albany, New York. Her program for Age Management Skin Care incorporates chemical exfoliation, microdermabrasion, facial treatments, injectables and photorejuvenation. She is also committed to providing wellness services in a LEED Gold-certified facility that supports the environment. Her class in the Treatment Techniques track covers “Understanding the Basics of Aging and How to Maintain Beautiful Skin,” which includes a demonstration of four steps to enhance aging skin.

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Advanced Education Conference Program Tracks

The Tracks

The exclusive Business Solutions business track—designed specifically for skin care facility owners—offers proven business solutions and profitability pointers necessary to excel in today’s competitive market, and features the following:

Build Your Brand, Create Your Culture and Grow Your Business

Deedee Crossett, San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology

Marketing Secrets That Generate New Clients Without Discounting Your Services

Heather Lemere, Salon Success Strategies

Retail for the Skin Care Professional

Linda Burmeister, Dermalogica

Technology in Your Spa: A Survival Guide for the Social Age

Stephanie Jennings, MINDBODY

Planning Equals Profitability: Developing a Successful Business Plan

Patrick Vande Weg, Stellar Spa

The Skin Science track offers in-depth sessions designed for skin care professionals who want to take their education to the next level in the arenas of chemistry, ingredients and skin disease. Sessions and speakers include:

Acne FAQs

Mark Lees, PhD, Mark Lees Skin Care

Physiology of the Skin: Bioenergetics

Peter T. Pugliese, MD, and Michael Q. Pugliese, Circadia by Dr. Pugliese

The Epigenome: Where the Environment and Genome Meet

Rebecca James Gadberry, YG Laboratories

Rosacea: A Growing Concern for the Aging Population

Jan Marini, Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: The Challenges of Ethnic Skin

Pamela R. Springer, Global Skin Solutions, LLC

The Treatment Techniques track offers actionable and practical information that can be put into use immediately at your facility. Sessions and speakers include:

The Meridian Dance: Moving Body Affirmations for Wellness

Linda Bertaut, Bertaut Beauty

Indigenous Natural Body Treatments for Your Skin Care Facility

Michele Steinert, Michele’s Apothecary

Understanding the Basics of Aging and How to Maintain Beautiful Skin

Denise Dubois, Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness

Healthy and Flawless Foundations for Every Face

Randal Hedges, jane iredale

Men’s Intimate Body Waxing

Andy Rouillard, Cirepil & Escential Perron Rigot/IBSG LLC

The Medical Esthetics track is designed to help estheticians and practitioners working in a medical setting or those looking to expand into this specialized area. Sessions and speakers include:

The Fundamentals of Melasma, Skin Discoloration and Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, Kare Plastic Surgery & Skin Health Clinic

The Secret Promo Code—A Breakthrough Guide to Growing Your Medical Spa

Tracy Drumm, IF Marketing

The Synergy of Cosmeceutical and Prescription Products

Jennifer Linder, MD, PCA Skin

Oncology Esthetics: Our Role as Estheticians

Morag Currin, TecNiche and Touch for Cancer Online

Cosmetic Medicine and Esthetics—The 5 Trends You Need to Know

Terri Wojak, True University Esthetics

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