Face & Body® Midwest 2013: The Future of the Industry


Face & Body® Midwest is the premier Midwest skin care and spa event ... and is co-located with the always-fabulous America’s Beauty Show® at McCormick Place West in Chicago, March 9–11, 2013. This year, don’t miss the product-neutral Advanced Education Conference Program, on Saturday, March 9, featuring industry leaders—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 career development. Along with welcoming back industry legends, Face & Body® Midwest is delighted to introduce some new faces to the lineup as well.

Celebrating the Past and the Future of Professional Skin Care

The year 2013 marks Skin Inc. magazine’s 25-year anniversary! Join professional skin care industry pioneers Rebecca James Gadberry; Christine Heathman; Mark Lees, PhD; and Peter T. Pugliese, MD, during the panel as they look into the future of the industry and give their top tips on where to focus your energy for success during the next 25 years and beyond. This legendary panel, sponsored by Skin Inc. magazine, includes a continental breakfast to celebrate this incredible milestone!

Register today

Interact face-to-face with your peers and experts in the industry at Face & Body® Midwest 2013 to find that secret ingredient to success, allowing your business to thrive! Don’t miss it! Register today by visiting www.FaceandBody.com/midwest/register.

The Tracks

The exclusive Business Solutions track—designed specifically for skin care facility owners—offers proven business solutions and profitability pointers necessary to excel in today’s competitive market, and features the following sessions and speakers:

  • Planning for a Profitable Year Aaron Sonnenschein, Dermalogica

  • Performance-based Compensation for Spa Professionals Denise Dubois Complexions Spa for Beauty and Wellness

  • Marketing For Success: How To Efficiently Utilize Your Business Assets Kevin Mendell, Edge Systems

  • Turning Your Passion Into Profit: The Fundamentals of Building a Lucrative Skin Care Facility Lori Crete, The Esthetician Mentor

  • Creating a Spa Boutique If Your Space is Limited Patti Biro, Patti Biro & Associates

The Skin Science track offers in-depth sessions designed for skin care professionals who want to take their education to the next level in the arenas of chemistry, ingredients and skin physiology. Sessions and speakers include the following:

  • Physiology of the Skin: Bioenergetics Peter T. Pugliese, MD, and Michael Q. Pugliese, Circadia by Dr. Pugliese

  • Plant Stem Cells: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Sam Dhatt, Dermaquest, Inc.

  • Cutting-edge Ingredients 2013 Rebecca James Gadberry, YG Laboratories

  • Advanced Treatment Strategies for Hyperpigmentation Jennifer Wild, DO, PCA Skin

  • The Evolution of Peptides: An Advanced Overview of the History of Peptides and Their Role in Skin Care Cassie Miller-Hart, HydroPeptide

The Treatment Techniques track offers actionable and practical information that can be put into use immediately at your facility, featuring in-class demos. Sessions and speakers include the following:

  • Create Unique, Corrective Phyto Formulas From Organic Plants Elina Fedotova, Elina’s Organics

  • Acne Management and Extractions Mark Lees, PhD, Mark Lees Skin Care

  • Health-challenged Skin: Diabetes Kris Campbell, Tecniche

  • The Art of Healing and Concealing Christine Heathman, GlyMed Plus

  • Ultimate Treatments for Ethnic Skin Laura Fields and Anna Goryca The New Age Health Institute

The future of professional skin care is now! In the Career Development track, learn how to take the necessary steps to grow your career in the new world of professional skin care. Sessions and speakers include the following:

  • Is the Medical Setting Right for You? Terri A. Wojak, True U

  • Putting Your Best Click Forward: How Not to Look Like a Beginner in an Advanced Networking World Debra Locker, Locker Public Relations, and Darlene Fiske, The Fiske Group

  • Homegrown Press: A Guide to Getting in the Media and Growing Your Personal Brand Tracy L. Drumm, IF Marketing

  • How Industry Associations Can Boost Your Career Lisa Ryan, Cosmetologists Chicago; Susanne Schmaling, Associated Skin Care Professionals; and Allan Share, Day Spa Association

  • Your Role in the New Spa Culture Bonnie Canavino, Red Cherry Group

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