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Face & Body 2009: Invest in Your Career

By: Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Posted: April 28, 2009, from the May 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

Looking for new ways to grow your business? Want to make an investment in your career? The 2009 Face & Body’s Advanced Education Conference Program is the perfect solution!

Two days of product-neutral education that spans four different industry-driven tracks—Business-building, Esthetic Science, Trends and Wellness/Sustainability—are led by highly regarded industry presenters that await you at this year’s conference.

Still going strong in its 17th year, the Face & Body® Spa & Healthy Aging Conference and Expo® will take place July 11–13 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose,California. This move to San Jose offers numerous benefits for Face & Body attendees, including more affordable hotel nights, a convenient location—just four miles from the San Jose International Airport—diverse restaurant choices within walking distance, and much more. It’s time to find your way to San Jose! You can’t afford to miss out on this well-established event.

Also take advantage of the exclusive networking opportunities that Face & Body is offering you this year, à la carte! Choose from a variety of special offerings, all brand-new. Tour local spas, take part in a networking lunch, and tantalize your taste buds with a tour and tastings at nearby wineries. Join us for one event or come to all three in between the sessions of your first day of Advanced Education—it’s up to you!

Saturday, July 11

Business-building

This exclusive business track, designed specifically for spa owners, offers proven business solutions and profitability pointers necessary to excel in today’s competitive market.

1:30–2:30 pm

Discovering the No-compromise Leader Within

Neil Ducoff Strategies Publishing Group, Inc.

2:45–3:45 pm

The Three Spa Business Drivers: Product, Publicity and Distribution

Bryan Durocher Durocher Enterprises

4–5 pm

Upgrade Your Spa Income Without Selling

Jamie Scalise, Spa at Del Monte

Esthetic Science

This track offers in-depth sessions on this hugely popular topic. Designed for spa professionals who want to take their education to the next level, sessions in the arenas of chemistry, ingredients and formulations are all available.

1:30–3:45 pm

Cosmetic Chemistry for the Esthetician

Peter T. Pugliese, MD

Circadia by Dr. Pugliese

4–5 pm

Peeling Skin with Vitamin Anto Balance Skin Energy and Redirect Toxic Cellular Accumulations

Christine Heathman

GlyMed Plus Skin Care

Trends

The Trends track offers cutting-edge presentations on the latest ingredients, promotional techniques and trends in the spa, cosmetic, consumer and personal care industries.

1:30–2:30 pm

Survival of the Prettiest—Face and Body Care

Alisa Beyer The Benchmarking Company

2:45–3:45 pm

Trends in Skin Care

Noel Aguilar, PhD DNA Health Institute

4–5 pm

Scientific Research Trends

Laura Goodman P&G Beauty Science

Wellness/Sustainability

This track offers the latest trends in health and wellness, from fitness and alternative therapies to nutrition and aromatherapy, as well as how to bring sustainability to the spa.

1:30–2:30 pm

Empathy: The Heart of Aesthetics

Anne Martin

Anne Martin Skin Care

2:45–3:45 pm

Whole Remedies for Holistic Skin Care

Jimm Harrison

Phytotherapy Institute for Healthy Aging and Holistic Beauty

4–5 pm

Stress! Cortisol? And the Esthetician

Lucille Parker

Valley Paramedical Skin & Health Care

Sunday, July 12

Business-building

9–10 am

Recession-proof Makeup

Emily Katz

Film/Television Celebrity Makeup Artist

10:15–11:15 am

Spa Branding Through Online Media

Edy Eliza

Pierce Mattie Public Relations

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Trend Watch: Reform Your Business to Meet the Demands of Today’s Uncertain Times

Frederic Holzberger

Aveda Fredric’s Institutes

Esthetic Science

9–11:30 am

Cutting-edge Ingredients 2010

Rebecca James Gadberry

YG Labōratories

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Real vs. Rumor: The Truths and Myths of Skin Care

Mark Lees, PhD

Mark Lees Skin Care, Inc.

Trends

9–11:15 am

Advanced Esthetic Devices and Practices—The Line Between Medicine and Beauty

Kevin Heupel

Specialized Continuing Education Consultants, Inc.

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Survival of the Prettiest—Cosmetics

Alisa Beyer

The Benchmarking Company

Wellness/Sustainability

9-10 am

Nourishing the Skin and Body with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Michelle O’Shaughnessy

Aesthetic Acupuncture Clinic

10:15–11:15 am

The Wellness Massage

Pat Lam

Skin Care Consultants

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Psychology of the Skin Through Ayurveda

Priya Arora

Spa La’Vanya

Register today!More show details are being published in future issues of Skin Inc. magazine, including details on the expo floor, so keep an eye out for exciting offerings. For continuous updates, and to register, visit www.FaceandBody.com.