SpaSho Media announced the details for its third annual National Black Estheticians’ Week (NBEW), a virtual speakers’ event developed in collaboration with Black Estheticians and the Skin Therapists Association.
The virtual event will feature giveaways and a lineup of industry experts discussing treatment protocols for skin of color, business guidance, publicity tips and industry trends for estheticians. The public can attend the free event by subscribing to SpaSho’s website. The event will stream live, powered by AMPTV, from February 22 to February 28, 2022.
This year’s NBEW theme is “Write the Vision, Make it Plain.” Estheticians, brands and supporters are encouraged to share their business and skin care goals for the year.
A focus for the event is how the skin care industry can celebrate diverse beauty and skin care while raising awareness and supporting the specific needs of skin of color.
To kick off the week, SpaSho is gifting one licensed esthetician a full access pass to The Skin Games, taking place February 24-27, 2022, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Skin Inc. is donating an all-access pass to Face & Body and digital access to Skin Inc. magazine.
Other giveaways during the event include gift bags valued at $150 from Sephora, digital access to ASCP Skin Deep magazine, three associate-level memberships and two professional-level memberships from ASCP, granting access to ASCP’s SkinPro and Career Toolkits.
During NBEW, donations will be raised for the Tanya A. Haman Melanoma Research Fund, through the University of Texas Austin Dell Medical School.
The research fund was started by the Brown Skin Too Foundation, an organization founded by Tereska James, sister of Tanya A. Haman. James and Dr. Adewole Adamson, dermatologist and assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School, will both speak at the event about melanoma and the Tanya A. Haman Fund.
Other speakers include Pamela Springer, Owner of Global Skin Solutions, Shontay Lunday, CEO, Creator and Founder of Black Girl Sunscreen, Rensl Dillon, PhD, Director of Research & Development at PCA SKIN & EltaMD Skincare.
Skin Inc. editor-in-chief Katie Anderson will also speak at the event.
Tiffany Medois, licensed esthetician and founder of SpaSho and NBEW, says, “We’re so excited about our lineup of speakers and the collaboration and support we have received in making this event happen. Our goal is to continue to raise the visibility of estheticians who have firsthand understanding of the unique skin care needs of higher Fitzpatrick skin types. We celebrate and support all estheticians and skin connoisseurs as we work towards connecting clients with estheticians who personally understand skin of color.”
For more information on 2022 National Black Estheticians’ Week is available here.
2022 NBEW Virtual Speakers:
Pamela Springer, Owner of Global Skin Solutions
Lisa VanBockern, Owner of Skin Script
Katie Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Skin Inc.
Jacquelyn Hill, Director of Business Development: School Division at IMAGE Skincare
Rensl Dillon, PhD, Director of Research & Development at PCA SKIN & EltaMD Skincare
Dawn Ahearn, LE, Advanced+ Educator at PCA SKIN®
Mina Georgewill, Global Innovation Manager at EltaMD Skincare
Aliesh Pierce, Founder of AskAliesh Skin Care
Eunice Cofie-Obeng, Owner of Nuekie
Toshiana Baker, Founder of The Network of Multicultural Spa & Wellness Professionals
Wendy Jules and Carla Nelson, Owners of Fleur de Lis Medspa
Darnell Wise, Director of Aesthetics at Universal Companies
Julie Keller Callaghan, Co-Founder of Well Defined
Lashelle Ullie, Owner of Lashelle Men, Beverly Hills
Katina Gilmore, Founder of The Skin Health Coach; B.E.S.T. Association
Jah Crystal, Owner of Janel Soul TV
Mia Rutherford, Owner of Mia’s Lash Lab; Founder of Lash Artist & PMU Artist Club Inc.
Charity Hudnall, VP of Marketing at Vagaro
Keon Davis, Owner of Smooth N' Groove
Shontay Lunday, CEO, Creator and Founder of Black Girl Sunscreen