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

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: July 27, 2012, from the August 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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.

Randal Hedges. Randal Hedges is a retail brand specialist for jane iredale and a licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist. Randal has spent 17 years building a portfolio of experiences including film, runway, weddings, camouflage coverage and product development. His experience comes from working for brands such as Christian Dior, TIGI Bed Head and now jane iredale. Hedges’s enthusiasm is infectious—you won’t want to miss his class in the Treatment Techniques track: “Healthy and Flawless Foundations for Every Face.”

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD. Raffy Karamanoukian is a board-certified plastic surgeon and skin expert practicing in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, California. In addition to providing comprehensive cosmetic plastic surgery services, he is a published author and has recently co-authored an authoritative book on melasma. He is a noted researcher and clinical instructor, and his class in the Medical Esthetics track will explain “The Fundamentals of Melasma, Skin Discoloration and Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.”