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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.

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Michele Steinert. Michele Steinert is the owner of Michele’s Apothecary, which creates natural and wellness products, and she works as a consultant for some of the most cutting-edge spas in California, including Raindance Spa at the Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa and Napa Valley’s Calistoga Ranch. In her Sonoma County studio, Steinert creates products that include natural, organic, consciously cultivated or sustainably wildcrafted ingredients. Her class, “Indigenous Natural Body Treatments for Your Skin Care Facility,” will take place during the Treatment Techniques track.

Patrick Vande Weg. Patrick Vande Weg is a certified public accountant, and owner and CFO of the award-winning Stellar Spa in Corte Madera, California, as well as developer of the Sugar Beach luxury bath and body care line. He has been involved in the spa industry for 15 years as an owner, private label developer, and industry speaker and educator. His class, “Planning Equals Profitability: Developing a Successful Business Plan,” takes place during the Business Solutions track.

The Advanced Education Conference Program runs from 9 am–5:15 pm on Saturday, and includes a Networking Luncheon. For those who want to continue the networking into the evening, a once-in-a-lifetime tour and farm-to-table fine dining experience at the organic Loves Apple Farms is also being offered for an additional fee.

Opening Panel Discussion

Compliance, Legislation and Regulations That Affect YOU as an Industry Professional. Knowledge is power. In the ever-evolving skin care industry, it is the licensed professional’s responsibility to stay on top of consumer trends, state regulations and compliance, and the science behind esthetics. This is your opportunity to learn from the experts! Lynn Maestro, editor in chief of Skin Inc. magazine, will moderate a panel discussion featuring Deedee Crossett, dean of the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology; Rebecca James Gadberry of YG Laboratories; and Terri Wojak of True University Esthetics. Bring your questions to this informative open forum discussion, or e-mail them before the discussion at

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