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Getting Ahead: Face & Body 2009 Spa & Healthy Aging Conference and Expo

By: Abby Penning
Posted: September 25, 2009, from the October 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Additionally, Monday also included the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) National Certification Prep Class partner conference, which provided licensed estheticians, cosmetologists, medical assistants and other industry professionals with the chance to learn more about becoming nationally certified through the NCEA’s Certification Program. The all-day class featured a review of the scientific principles covered in the National Certification Exam, and the opportunity for attendees to see if they met the candidate requirements for certification, as well as the chance to verify any attendee records.

Picking up final bits of information, crowds attended the closing day’s Manufacturer Classes, taking notes and viewing demonstrations on waxing, ingredients, stress relief, anti-aging skin solutions and more. Others also used the opportunity to follow up on some much-needed networking. While attendees and friends Marnie Smythe, Kathy Gallagher and Sylvia Forstreuter perused the expo floor for the exhibitors’ new offerings and watched demonstrations on new equipment, they also used Face & Body as a chance to catch up with each other. “It’s a good excuse to get together to find out what’s going on with everyone,” Smythe said.

In the expo hall, RevitaLash once again awarded four lucky winners with $1,000 each. Looking for last-minute deals, investment options and industry knowledge, attendees continued to scour the floor, identifying the suppliers offering the products, techniques and support that fit their spas’ needs. Sampling different selections and getting involved first-hand with on-floor equipment demonstrations, attendees left armed with products, contacts, innovative ideas and more, setting off for their respective spas ready to implement and test the information they had received during Face & Body 2009.

Smart spa professionals looking to get the most out of this year’s show also used the last hours of Face & Body 2009 to soldify the connections they had made that were essential to keeping their businesses vital and thriving, and made plans to meet up again in San Jose for Face & Body 2010 Northern California.

Building up

Face & Body 2009 Spa & Healthy Aging Conference and Expo included incredible offerings for spa owners, and to get these kinds of benefits yourself, join us next year from July 17–19 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, for Face & Body 2010 Spa & Healthy Aging Conference and Expo Northern California.