We are already hard at work putting together another outstanding schedule for 2019. Until then, we are leaving up our 2018 schedule as an example of the type of classes we offer. Please look back in July for the complete 2019 offering.

A Physiological Approach to Peels

Acids are widely used in professional skincare, but some confusion still exists regarding which acids and exactly how they affect the physiology of the skin. This comprehensive seminar will address the relationship between pH and the strength of peeling acids. Understanding the concepts behind percentages, buffering and PK values will take your results to the next level. Dive into the benefits and drawbacks of lactic, glycolic, salicylic, and mandelic acids and the physiological responses to their application. This class is a must for all professionals, from beginner estheticians to seasoned professionals.

Mona Green is a licensed esthetician and esthetics instructor and has received certification in medical esthetics from Corpus Christi Medical Aesthetics. Over the last 15 years she has worked as a medical esthetician, esthetics instructor, CMM instructor, and free-lance writer on esthetics. She currently is an educator for Circadia Advanced Professional Skin Care Products.

Sunday, 9:00 am/ Hall M, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology (S900-M)


Abuse and Domestic Violence Recognition in Esthetics

Domestic violence affects approximately 4.7 million women annually. This epidemic presents estheticians with a strong likelihood of encountering a victim at some point during their careers. That being the case, it is important for skin therapists to recognize signs of abuse when they appear during consultation, analysis, treatment, and other service components. Understanding how this serious issue presents itself in esthetics not only informs a professional’s therapeutic choices for skin treatment, but also the approach to client safety and advocacy of total wellness.

Eli Jones is the host of The DermaNerd channel on YouTube, an advisory board member of the National Aesthetic Spa Network( NASN ), and an esthetician currently practicing in Arkansas. His years of experience have led to roles in state board education, beauty publication contribution, conference speaking, and skin health advocacy. Eli is a licensed esthetician  and educator, recipient of multiple international certifications and a CIDESCO diplomat.

Sunday, 1:30 pm/ Classroom H, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology (S130-H)


Advanced Speed Wax Techniques

For both the esthetician and the client, waxing is one of the scariest services, but a clear understanding of how to approach all situations comfortably and confidently can make a big difference. This lecture and demonstration will cover many aspects of waxing, including proper pricing, body positioning, home care and maintenance. Consultation and booking will be discussed, and there will be a 15-minute leg- waxing demo.

*Attendees who took this class in 2017 are not eligible to receive CE credits in 2018.

Lori Nestore is CEO of Eva’s Esthetics. In addition to her waxing expertise, she has a vast knowledge of skin and skincare treatments. Known throughout the industry as The Wax Queen, Lori’s distinct style uses humor to make learning fun and memorable. She was the 2014 recipient of the Esthetics International Humanitarian Award at the Southern Spa & Salon Conference.

Sunday, 9:00 am/ Hall N-2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology (S900-N)

Altered States: The Pathobiology of Skin in Distress

The prevalence of individuals in the United States claiming symptomology of both problematic and inflammatory skin has become more commonplace over the last two decades. The various types of diseased and “stressed” states of skin experience numerous physiological modifications in addition to exhibiting often predictable psychosocial impact in various age groups. The pathobiology of some of the most prevalent and problematic skin conditions presents well-demarcated characteristics from clinical and visual perspectives. However, it is the subclinical changes and pathobiologocal aspects of the skin that remain somewhat of an enigma. The various phases of initiation, infection, inflammation and healing present details that provide insight into the complexities  of these disorders. This presentation will include aspects of the pathobiology involving acne, rosacea, sensitive skin syndrome and other inflammatory skin conditions, and will show how the esthetician may evaluate an approach for treatment and recommendations for home care.

Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck, NMD,LMC,LEI,CDT,CNHP, brings more than 30 years of experience to the esthetic and natural health industry. She is a licensed master cosmetologist and esthetics instructor in Georgia, holding certification as a dermatology technician. She has authored many articles for the esthetics industry’s top trade magazines and frequently serves as a guest lecturer and educator at natural health and esthetics institutes. Madigan-Fleck has studied in France and Belgium and was the lead esthetician for the Atlanta, Ga. Center for Plastic Surgery, which specializes in post-op care, aesthetic care for oncology patients and rehabilitative camouflage makeup for plastic surgery and burn patients. Her work in this area continues as a distinguished member of the British Association of Skin Camouflage in the UK.

Sunday, 9:00 am/Hall L, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology (S900-L)

Anti-acne and Anti-aging: A Real World Update

This class by Mark Lees Skincare covers several successful case studies and real-world concepts in treating clogged-congested and acne-prone skin, including our new back-acne system. Watch a live pore-softening extraction treatment and get an update on combining ingredients for both “birthday” aging and sun-damaged skin. Don ‘t miss this opportunity to take home truly effective protocols that will help many of your clients.

This product-specific class focuses on the use of Mark Lees Skin Care products and treatment protocols. It does not offer continuing education credits, but will be included in the count for the 8 hours in the basic registration fee of $100 for professionals and $75 for students. At the end of the class, you will be given a $25 gift certificate for use in the Mark Lees Skin Care booth during the Southern Spa & Salon Conference.

Mark Lees, Ph.D.,M.S. is an award winning speaker, master clinical skin therapist, and product developer of Mark Lees Skin Care products, specializing in acne, sensitive, and aging skin. He is the author of Skin Care: Beyond the Basics, the Skin Care Answer Book, and his latest book, Clearing Concepts: A Guide to Acne Treatment.

Kyle Mull brings 18 years of body and skin therapy experience into the classroom  to develop current and future skin therapists. Kyle is a certified instructor, has extensive experience as a school director, and currently is Director of Education and Professional Relations for Mark Lees Skin Care.

Saturday, 9:00 am/ Classroom F- Pro- Spec (SA900-F)


Beyond Coconut: Exploring the Synergies of Carrier Oils

When most people talk about aromatherapy they first think of the highly aromatic essential oils. Maybe not quite as glamorous but a factor that is just as important are the plant-based vegetable oils known as carriers. Each one has its own therapeutic value and is used to dilute highly concentrated essential oils for the ideal response. This experiential class will include how to create synergies with the luxurious feel of emollient vegetable oils from around the world. The class will cover conditions of the skin and discuss choice of carrier or blend of carriers.


Kimberly S. Seymour is a clinical aromatherapist at Loving Scents Aromatherapy. Kimberly has a passion for teaching and counseling clients to help them reach their goals of optimal health, happiness, and finding their own awesomeness.

Saturday, 2:00 pm/ Classroom H, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology, Massage Therapist ( SA200-H )


Brazilian Bikini Wax Techniques

Lori Nestore will calm your fears, answer your questions and address your issues regarding this biggest moneymaking service in esthetics. She will teach you how to professionally and efficiently remove hair from every crevice on any gender. Both male and female models are needed. If you are attending the class and wish to model, please call 800-765-7497, or email lori@evasesthetics.com for more information.

Lori Nestore

*Attendees who took this class in 2017 are not eligible for CE credits in 2018.

Saturday, 9:00 am/Hall N, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology (SA900-N)


Connective Tissue Massage: Science & Application of Manual Connective Tissue Massage Protocols & Cupping Therapy

In this interactive and challenging seminar, Dr. Jeffrey Cullers will discuss the importance of identifying and eliminating fibrotic bridges/adhesions that may form between the layers of the skin, superficial and deep fascia and the potential health risks associated when fibrotic bridges/adhesions develop in connective tissue structures.

Dr. Jeff Cullers has had a very successful career as an award-winning massage therapist and as a National Academy Sports Medicine Certified Personal Fitness Trainer/ Apex Fitness Professional. He has worked with movie stars, movie and television producers, owners of Fortune 500 companies and professional athletes, as well as IronMan Triathlon competitors, Boston and New York Marathon competitors and many amateur athletes. In 2001, Dr.Cullers established a chiropractic practice in Ormond Beach, Fla. and developed a successful practice consisting of five locations throughout Volusia County. During this time, he was able to further develop his business and clinical skills as an orthopedic massage therapist. In 2005, he enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Fla. and in 2009 graduated with a doctorate degree in chiropractic medicine. In 2015, Dr. Cullers became the only Florida physician certified by the Science of Massage Institute.

Saturday, 2:30 pm/ Hall K, 4 CE Hours- Massage Therapy ( SA230-K )

Corrective Exercises for Pain-free Living and Performance Enhancement

It is vital for all manual therapists to evaluate and treat overactive and underactive muscle activity throughout the body. When certain muscle groups get tight and facilitated, and opposing muscles get weak and inhibited, it leads to musculoskeletal pain and decreased athletic performance. Classic examples are Lower Crossed Syndrome where the hip flexors get tight causing the hip extensors not only to get weak, but to not fire in the proper firing order. In Upper Crossed Syndrome the anterior shoulder muscles get tight and facilitated, causing pain in the upper back due to weak, inhibited shoulder and cervical stabilizers. Based on the stretching protocols of Aaron Mattes and strengthening exercises from NASM, therapists will learn to eliminate supination and over-pronation of the foot, rotational patterns of the knee, low back pain, cervical pain and shoulder and arm pain. This dynamic multimedia presentation will take you inside the human body to eliminate joint pain throughout the body, and increase athletic performance to a whole new level.

James Waslaski is an author and international lecturer who teaches 40+ seminars around the world every year. He served as AMTA sports massage chair and FSMTA professional relations chair. He has developed eight orthopedic massage and sports DVDs and written manuals on advanced orthopedic massage and client self-care. His book Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management was published in 2011. James is a certified personal trainer with NASM. He presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic and osteopathic conventions, including keynote addresses at the FSMTA World of Wellness New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival, and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians. He received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. He also was awarded Massage Therapist of the Year at the Canadian Massage Conference and in 2015 was named Teacher of the Year at the World Massage Festival.

Sunday, 2:30 pm/ Hall O, 4 CE Hours- Massage Therapy (S230-O)


Do No Harm: Spa Guests With Health Challenges

Servicing clients with health challenges is more important than ever for today’s spa professional. Many things must be considered so as to “Do No Harm”. This class will discuss understanding what a health challenge is, knowing your scope of practice. Attendees will learn how to use an intake form and other sources to get the answers needed to provide clients with safe facial treatments. This lecture will also discuss how to provide a proper spa room environment and types of products and treatments for your sensitive client.

Kris Campbell is the founder and managing director of Hale & Hush, a skincare line dedicated to sensitive and health-challenged skin. She trains, writes for trade publications, and speaks at trade events on a variety of subjects including ingredients and health challenges. She has worked for an FDA cosmeceutical lab and helped clients in creating their brands.

Saturday, 5:00 pm/Classroom E, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology (SA500-E)


Equipment Technologies: A Journey Through Light and Technology

Electrotherapy remains a staple in the esthetic arena and is an integral part of the modalities presented in the salon, spa or clinical setting. Evolutionary research and esthetic integration in the clinical community have necessitated electrotherapy training for the modern esthetician to become more advanced, particularly with the newer technologies, devices, protocols and products. The class will include a review of the general electricity principals, electrotherapeutic components and devices, various electrical currents and uses in salon, spa and clinical settings.

Alexandra Zani is an industry strategist as well as an advanced educator. She is an international speaker and researcher with a background in cell biology and medical technology with numerous advanced certifications in dermal sciences, spa therapies, microcurrent, LED, and non-ablative laser in the United States and abroad. Along with Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck, Zani was the 2016 recipient of the Esthetics International Humanitarian Award at the Southern Spa & Salon Conference.

Saturday, 5:00 pm/Hall L, 2 CE Hours-Esthetics, Cosmetology (SA500-L)


Essential Oils: The Good, The Bad, and Everything in Between

The Field of Aromatherapy is changing rapidly. With all the talk of ingestion and millions of recipes on the Internet, how do you know which is good, bad and where the truth lies in between. Topics will include how to know when to use an essential oil, absolute, CO2 extraction, or hydrosol and how to learn the difference between them. Safety concerns will be discussed in conjunction with frequency and methods of use. How to choose therapeutic quality products as well as questions to ask your supplier will also be addressed. Proper research techniques will be discussed. Come learn when, where, and how to use your aromatic tool kit in a safe manner.


Amber M. LaBoarde is a clinical aromatherapist at Loving Scents Aromatherapy, a private practice in Greensboro, N.C., specializing in integrative therapies. She was first introduced to aromatherapy in 2012 and began classes toward her degree in aromatherapy and herbalism with the American College of Healthcare Sciences in 2014. Her teaching/education specialties include Fertility/Reproductive Issues, Children, Perfumery and Custom Blending, as well as Cleaning with Essential Oils and Herbs. She has a passion for education and teaching clients how to use aromatherapy in their everyday lives alongside other holistic practices to reach their goals of a healthy, happy lifestyle.

Sunday, 9:00 am, Classroom H, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology, Massage Therapy ( S900-H )


Extractions 101

This class discusses different techniques for extracting without any metal implements. From the process of prepping the skin to doing extractions using lancets and cotton swabs, these tips will help you to achieve better extractions.

Lisa Esquivel-Clark believes spa services should be part of a healthy lifestyle rather than an occasional luxury. As founder of the Skin Spa of Wake Forest, she offers an array of therapeutic, esthetic and cosmetic services in a serene, relaxing atmosphere and at affordable prices. In 2007, she moved to North Carolina with her family to take a job as an esthetician for Latria, one of the Triangle’s top day spas. There she built a solid client base with many who are still with her today. The opening of her own business in 2010 allowed her to meld knowledge of therapeutic esthetics with her impeccable customer service skills. Today she transforms a client’s visit into an extraordinary experience where inner peace is realized.

Sunday, 4:30 pm/ Hall M, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology (S430-M)


Facial Mapping

Facial Mapping is an ancient technique based on the belief that what is happening on the surface of your skin is a reflection of what is going on internally. It suggests that certain skin conditions  can be related to other organs and imbalances in the body. Suggestions on how to recognize the signs and help maximize skin health and overall well-being will be the focus. Broaden your horizons and learn how this ancient art can be incorporated into your practice.

Gayle Praechtl has more than 30 years of experience as both a massage therapist and esthetician. Highlighting her knowledge base is a substantial career as a clinical esthetician for renowned plastic surgeons, medical spas and wellness centers. She has trained medical and esthetic professionals throughout the United States and abroad. She works as a medical esthetics industry consultant, educator and sales representative with Image Skincare, in addition to having her own consulting business, Aesthetic Wise.

Saturday, 9:00 am/ Hall K, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology-( SA900-K)


Flawless Face Using the Art of Light and Shadow

Minimize shadows and maximize healthy, radiant skin by learning how to play with the application of light and shadows. Learn the secrets of TV and movie makeup artist pros. They are the masters of industry techniques to highlight their clients’ best features to ensure an award-winning appearance and performance. Learn the tricks of the trade and let your client be the true star!

Jaclyn Peresetsky, owner of Skin Perfect Spas in Ohio and Florida, is a noted color expert, makeup artist, master esthetician, author and speaker. She enjoys helping others in this industry become leading beauty experts.

Abbigail Tarr, a licensed managing esthetician, started her career in 2011. She is a certified makeup artist and skincare specialist with Sephora, where she received five years of extensive makeup and ingredient training. The love of skin health and confirmation of her career path came about in her childhood. She had dealt with cystic acne for years and was never able to find a solution. In her teens, while working in her teens, at her family’s fitness center, she began to realize all the factors that contribute to the health and esthetic of one’s skin —  energy, stress, food, etc. From that moment on, Abbi took on a holistic lifestyle and began research on how to become the best skin therapist for each individual client. She loves the unique diversity of all skin types and solving skin problems through extensive research.

Saturday, 4:30 pm/ Classroom G, 2 CE Hours-Esthetics, Cosmetology (SA430-G)


From Head to Toe: Skincare the Natural Way

With the skin being the largest organ in the body, why would you want to bathe it in chemicals? In this class you will learn how to naturally support your skin through its many phases, cycles and seasons. We will cover the four major skin types, as well as common skin issues from the scalp to the soles of your feet, and learn the essential oils and carriers that will complement your holistic skincare regimen. Appropriate dilutions and safety guidelines for each body area will be discussed and recipes included.


Amber M. LaBoarde, Kimberly S. Seymour

Sunday, 3:00 pm/ Classroom H, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology, Massage Therapy ( S300-H)


How to Create Continuing Revenue Streams

If you’ve got 30 minutes to spare at Southern Spa & Salon Conference, drop by and hear Lori Hulshof reveal her new cutting-edge program, Silent Esthetician. You’ll find out how to offer value-added services that create client loyalty and increase sales revenue. Each class participant will receive a $25 gift certificate to be used toward any Skin Pro Lori product sold at the show. This class is recommended for service providers and salon management.

Lori Hulshof graduated from Ohio State School of Cosmetology in 1998 and has been a practicing esthetician for more than 20 years. She was chosen from her graduating class to participate in a government-funded program to educate skin professionals on body wraps and skin-care techniques in Russia. She then spent the next 15 years as lead esthetician and spa coordinator, helping to develop the spa business at Carmen! Carmen! in Charlotte N.C. Her continued love for skin care led her to go out on her own while working in a med spa. After starting her own business, she began developing a new line of high-end sheet masks and facial serums. Hulshof is passionate about getting high-quality products into the hands of consumers.

Saturday, 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm/ Classroom F – Product Specific

Sunday, 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm/ Classroom F – Product Specific

How to Read an Ingredient Label

Learn to read and understand how a skincare manufacturer sets up an ingredient label. This lecture will discuss many of the common ingredients and their forms that show up on an ingredient label. Various marketing terms and what they mean in describing skincare will be discussed so it will be easier to help clients choose the proper skincare for home use along with creating safe, productive facial treatments at the spa.

Kris Campbell

Saturday, 1:00 pm/ Classroom E, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( SA100-E)

Ingredient Technologies: An Overview of Cosmetic Chemistry and Ingredients

The U.S. beauty industry claimed a healthy $17.7 billion in 2017, with a forecast that the skincare market alone is expected to reach nearly $11 billion in 2018. Undeniably, these statistics are impressive with the driving force of esthetic services fueling premium product purchases. However, external non-professional markets including retail online sales, cosmetic retail outlets and multi-level group purchasing have impacted the professional esthetic market. This factor signals a ramping up in professional product research and development in an attempt to diffuse out-of-market sales. Professional skincare companies are continually conducting research  and reaching for new heights in ingredient technologies to take product development onto the next level, and place it directly in the hands of professionals. Professional skin care products and their use can be a challenging science as estheticians choose products specifically for their effect on skin types and conditions. Quite often, the reactions that may occur are due to the misunderstanding of chemical ingredients, their activities and interactions. With the vast amounts of products and technology available to the esthetician today it is important to have a comprehensive understanding of basic cosmetic chemistry, product development, ingredient technology and how products may perform or react with the skin. There are more than 10,000 raw materials, and hundreds more that are added every year to the Toiletry and Fragrance Association Cosmetic archives and registry. Our knowledge of raw materials, actives and ingredients, how they are combined and perform guides us on the pathway to the proper selection of products. This lecture presentation will explore the fundamentals of cosmetic chemistry and related chemistry nomenclature and ingredient sciences.

Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck, Alexandra Zani

Saturday, 9:00 am/ Hall L, 4 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( SA900-L)


Integrated Manual Therapy & Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Knee Conditions

After a brief review of pelvic stabilization, therapists will learn assessment and clinical reasoning skills to sort out 12 causes  of complicated knee pain. We will be sharing cutting-edge research on myofascial pain, scar tissue mobilization, trigger points, and joint pain. Modalities used will be functional assessment, posturology, myofascial release, NMT, joint capsule work, myoskeletal alignment, and specific corrective stretching and strengthening protocols for each clinical condition. Participants also will learn our revolutionary technique for releasing complicated hip-capsule problems. After pelvic stabilization review, we will address patella femoral pain, patella tendinosis, chondromalacia, IT band friction syndrome, fixated posterior fibular head pain, abnormal knee rotation, medial and lateral collateral ligament sprains , medial and lateral meniscus tears, ACL and PCL sprains, popliteal pain, hamstring strains and plantaris strains. The key to this seminar is that all muscle groups affecting the hip and knee will be brought into balance prior to treating the clinical symptoms, and the client will be given custom self-care for each specific condition to eliminate pain forever. ( 70% hands-on training, mats or tables required )

James Waslaski

Sunday, 9:00 am/ Hall O, 4 CE Hours- Massage Therapy ( S900-O)


Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Lower Extremity Conditions

Participants will use modalities such as functional assessment, posturology, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, scar-tissue mobilization, myoskeletal alignment, corrective stretching, and strengthening protocols in a very precise order. This unique multidisciplinary approach may immediately and permanently eliminate even the most complicated pain conditions in the lower extremity.  Discover our cutting-edge approach for immediate relief from muscle strains, sprains, myofascial pain, trigger points and tendonitis. Empower the client to take responsibility for each condition by stretching  shortened muscle groups and strengthening  weak muscle groups. This multimedia presentation will take you inside the human body in order to thoroughly understand and eliminate conditions such as plantarfascial pain, Achilles tendonitis, posterior medial shin pain, anterior lateral shin pain, anterior lateral compartment syndrome, fallen arches, hyper-pronated feet, ankle sprains and strains, bunions, hammer toes, neuromas, and joint arthritis. The highlight of this presentation will map out ascending syndromes, which can cause pain throughout the entire body due to abnormal foot strike.

James Waslaski

Saturday, 2:30 pm/ Hall O, 4 CE Hours- Massage Therapy ( SA230-O )


Introduction to the Bellanina Facelift

In this class, students will have the opportunity to learn about the Bellanina Facelift Massage system, a holistic hands-on massage treatment for rejuvenation of the facial muscles and skin. This class will address the benefits and results of this unique massage treatment to restore facial muscle tone and elasticity, improve lymph drainage, unblock “stuck energy” that creates facial holding patterns as well as improving the health and tone of the skin.

Students will have an opportunity to learn in the hands-on segment of the class specific facial acupressure points, five unique massage strokes that are used in the full treatment protocol as well as  the five-minute Honeylift Massage. This is a fun massage to experience and the students will feel a noticeable difference in their face and skin

Students are requested to bring massage tables for the hands-on exchange. Products will be supplied by the instructor.

Susan Blakes is a certified MELT instructor, Bellenina institute instructor and National Instructor Trainer for the Bellanina Institute. She is a 1993 graduate of Utah College of Massage Therapy,  Nationally Certified in Massage & Bodywork Therapy in 2000 and Board Certified in Massage & Bodywork Therapy in 2017. During the last 25 years, she has studied and trained with the industry’s finest instructors.

Saturday, 9:00 am/ Classroom H, 4 CE Hours – Massage Therapy ( SA900-H)


Introduction to Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage

This four-hour practical workshop introduces estheticians to the gentle, light-touch therapy recognized by the international esthetic and medical communities. Students will receive instruction in MLD techniques and an esthetic protocol indicated for numerous esthetic conditions including acne, scars, rosacea, puffy eyes and post-cosmetic recovery.

Anne Bramham is a respected industry mentor with more than 30 years of professional experience. She is the founder of ASTECC (Advanced Spa Therapy Education Certification Council). A Dr. Vodder School Instructor since 1995, she has played an instrumental role in introducing MLD to the U.S. medical, clinical wellness and esthetic industries. Widely regarded as the benchmark for holistic spa wellness and esthetic education, her ASTECC curriculum has been adopted by top destination spas around the United States.

Saturday, 1:00 pm/ Hall M, 4 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( SA100-M)


Intro to Microblading: What You Need to Know

The technique of implanting pigment after the creation of fine incisions in the skin may date back thousands of years. This class is designed to help you better understand the process. The course will cover time to complete procedure, supplies that would be needed, brow mapping, permits, safety, sanitation, client consultations, record keeping, marketing, business, general steps of the procedure and more.

Not Approved for South Carolina.

Lisa Esquivel-Clark

Sunday, 9:00 am/ Classroom E, 4 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( S900-E )


Lash and Brow Frenzy

Eyes are truly the window to our soul, but lashes and brows are the framework. Learn the new services available in the beauty industry to achieve every client’s dream: the perfect brow and lashes. Teach them how to attain the brows and lashes that are well within reach. The key is understanding the brow shape and lash type. We will take the guesswork out so you can decide what services are must-haves in your spa or salon.

Jaclyn Peresetsky, Abbigail Tarr

Saturday, 1:00 pm/ Classroom G, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( SA100-G )


Makeup Staying Power

How many of your clients complain that their makeup is not lasting the whole day? How do you solve this problem for your client? The key is strategic layering based on skin type. Certain makeup can bind seamlessly together to give your clients long-lasting color and healthy skin radiance. Learn the layering techniques that can make all the difference in giving your clients a makeup look that outlasts their day.

Jaclyn Peresetsky, Abbigail Tarr

Sunday, 4:30 pm/Classroom G, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( S430-G)


Master Custom Cocktailing: Get Better Results and Make More Money

Conquering Complications: Is your client sensitive or having an allergic reaction? This interactive class will help you decipher and treat all complications in the treatment room. It will also cover the importance of a consult and prepping your clients’ skin. Interactive case studies will bring your retailing skills to the forefront.

Cocktail Party: What’s more fun than cocktails? Cocktailing your skincare products and professional treatments to keep clients coming back for more. This fun class will focus on product pairing and pro tips to increase revenue and take your sales to the next level.

Targeting Specific Skin Conditions: Ready to tackle the Big Four? Acne, aging, hyperpigmentation, and sensitive or rosacea-prone skin are no strangers to the treatment room. This class will help you recognize, recommend, treat, and upsell any skin condition. What about the lesser known conditions? We can treat them too. This class is a must for any esthetician who wants real results.

This product-specific class focuses on the use of Image Skincare Products and treatment protocols. It does not offer continuing education credits, but will be included in the count for the 8 hours in the basic registration fee of $100 for professionals and $75 for students. At the end of the class, you will be given a $25 gift certificate for use in the Image Skincare booth during the Southern Spa & Salon Conference.

Gayle Praechtl

Sunday, 9:00 am/ Classroom F- Pro- Spec ( S900-F )


Master the 30-Minute Menu

Due to the lack of business skills and education, many fail long before they have been in business for five years. Knowing which services have a high return on investment and yield a higher profit due to retail sales is a secret to designing your menu and road map to success. In this class you will learn about how the 80/20 rule applies to running an esthetics practice and how you can work smarter instead of worrying how you will get ahead.

Danielle Wachowski has 28 years of experience working with brands such as Estee Lauder and Sephora in San Francisco prior to becoming an esthetician. Once licensed, she owned and operated a skincare practice and eventually began educating for professionally manufactured skincare brands . She was director of education for PCA SKIN, and business development manager for Pevonia Botanica, Colorescience, GloProfessional and Image Skincare. After earning certificates in Oncology Esthetics and Master Aesthetics Certification from the NCEA, Danielle founded Skin Smooth Pro equipment and education to provide estheticians with profitable practices and effective results-oriented treatments.

Saturday, 5:00 pm/ Hall M, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( SA500-M )


Micro-peeling for Safety and Results

In this class you will learn how to safely understand the difference between chemical and mechanical exfoliation and how you would incorporate them into cutting-edge clinical treatments that rival those of a non-ablative laser and/or intense pulsed light treatment. Learn how to identify and create treatment pathways and avoid complications. These types of treatments offer the highest return on your investment in the industry and drive retail sales.

Danielle Wachowski

Saturday, 1:00 pm/ Hall L, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( SA100-L)


Oncology Massage: Medical Massage for the Oncology Patient

In this lecture Dr. Cullers will discuss the many facets of massage therapy and cancer. In the first part of the lecture, he will share current scientific evidence about cancer and massage therapy, discussing what a massage therapist should know, do or not do. He also will discuss how to safely work with an oncology patient who has a new diagnosis of cancer.

In the second part of the lecture , he will discuss what to do and not to do, as well as how to safely work with an oncology patient who has been treated with anti-cancer therapies.

Dr. Jeff Cullers

Sunday, 9:00 am/ Hall K, 4 CE Hours- Massage Therapy ( S900-K )


Pelvic Stabilization “The Key to Structural Integration” Low Back Pain, Hip and Sciatica

This unique presentation will address the clinical approach to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of the lumbar spine, hip and pelvis. Specific conditions addressed will be low back pain, SI joint dysfunction, sacral torsions, lumbar compression, spinal stenosis, bulging-disc pain, and ruptured discs. In addition, we will address hip pain, hip-capsule problems, hip replacements, sciatica and compensatory knee pain. Revolutionary post-surgical rehabilitation for hip replacements will be addressed based on the presenter’s personal experience. Primary modalities utilized will be functional assessment, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, posturology, multidirectional fractioning, eccentric scar-tissue alignment, and corrective stretching and strengthening protocols. This unique multidisciplinary approach to deep tissue release for structural alignment will be completely pain-free and allow for immediate and permanent results, even in the most complicated pain conditions. The presentation will incorporate dazzling 3-D functional anatomy and human-dissection models to support his multidisciplinary approach for assessment, treatment and specific self-care of each condition.

James Waslaski

Saturday, 9:00 am/ Hall O, 4 CE Hours- Massage Therapy ( SA900-O)


Qi of Deep Tissue

Deep-tissue massage is based on a special Chinese massage treatment that follows the principles of Qi (energy) to bring the board into balance. In this hands-on class, you will learn to utilize energy and movement to go deeper without brute strength, saving your hands and body.

Participants need to bring sheets and a massage table.

Janet Blevins, HHP, LMBT, NCTMB, ATTENDED Mueller College of Holistic Studies where she also taught for three years. Currently, she is the owner of Sage Dragonfly in Greensboro, N.C. She has a vast understanding of Asian holistic health and is also a Reiki Master. She was the 2007 recipient of the Esthetics International Humanitarian Award at the Southern Spa & Salon Conference and has been voted Best Massage Therapist in the Triad for the past six years.

Sunday, 3:00 pm/ Hall K, 3 CE Hours- Massage Therapy ( S300-K )


Realities of Retail Esthetics

Students often are told of the vast opportunities an esthetics career presents to the ambitious graduate. An enterprising licensee may venture into the realm of education, management, sales representation, or product development to name a few possibilities. But the role of treatment provider remains the most popular of existing opportunities. Although esthetics education  often addresses the challenges and rewards of small-business practice, an understanding of corporate and franchise work is equally vital in today’s evolving beauty industry.

Eli Jones

Saturday, 1:00 pm/ Hall N, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( SA100-N )


Rosacea and Redness Management

Rosacea is a medical condition that requires diagnosis by a physician but also has many esthetic issues. Redness, distended capillaries, rosacea flares, and sensitivities all can be helped by proper and science-based esthetics care.

Join Dr. Mark Lees and Kyle Mull as they share facts every esthetician should know about rosacea, and what you can do to help your client manage the many esthetic challenges these clients face. Learn tips about reducing the appearance of redness, and how a combination of medical and esthetic care, and successful ingredient combinations can help your client have calmer and more beautiful skin. Watch a live anti-redness treatment, and see actual case studies from Dr. Lees’ practice.

Dr. Mark Lees, Kyle Mull

Saturday, 5:00 pm/ Hall N, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( SA500- N )


Sensitive Skin Ingredients

Many clients now are claiming to have sensitive or reactive skin. The spa professional needs to determine how to properly treat in the spa room as well as what ingredients will help the skin. Discussion will include an understanding of the triggers as well as the challenges that a client with this condition may have. This lecture also will include various ingredients that will support/repair barrier function, reduce inflammation, increase hydration and be gentle on acne-type problems.

Kris Campbell

Sunday, 1:00 pm/ Classroom E, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( S100-E )


Skin Regeneration

Sophisticated ingredient technology continues to drive consumer demand for performance skincare. This class introduces an array of new ingredient technology from peptides to antioxidants and from stem cells to skin lighteners. Learn what ingredients will be making an impact on how new products are formulated in 2018. You will leave this class with a comprehensive understanding of these innovative concepts that effectively help to treat your client’s concerns.

Mona Green

Saturday, 9:00 am/ Hall M, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( SA900-M )


Spa Wraps Without a Wet Room

This hands-on class covers dry body brushing, sugar and salt scrubs, and mud wraps you can do in your treatment room without using a shower.

Participants need to bring massage table, sheets, bath towels and hand towels.

Janet Blevins

Saturday, 5:00 pm/ Classroom H, 3 CE Hours- Massage Therapy ( SA500-H )


The Beauty and Science of Color

The science of color has an enormous impact on how we view and make a snap judgment about a person based on our culture, past interaction with color, and how we see the color. The beauty of color can be transformative when it is determined to be in harmony with its subject. Consider combining both the science and the beauty of color to transform your client’s image and self-confidence. Learn about the science, beauty and business of color and how it can be an added revenue stream that can make a huge impact to your bottom line.

Jaclyn Peresetsky, Abbigail Tarr

Sunday, 1:30 pm/ Classroom G, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( S130-G )


The Client Consult: Mapping the Journey

This course will help the esthetician understand the importance of recognizing skin problems and how to develop a treatment plan for the client. We will learn how to communicate with different personalities, how to educate the client, and how to evaluate a client’s true need and turn their desires into outcomes.

Grace McLaurin, PA-C graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of North Carolina- Charlotte and received her PA-C from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1995. She has experience in surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, women’s health, non-surgical aesthetics, plastic surgery, and integrative health. She has developed several weight-management programs, has vast experience in bio-identical hormone replacement, lasers, injectables, sclerotherapy, thread lifts and skincare. She is a Certified Aesthetic Consultant.

She is the founder of Vitality Anti-Aging and Medical Spa, a large integrative medical practice and spa employing three estheticians and two massage therapists. She has developed an extensive menu of esthetic services that are results-driven. Along with Dr. McCoy Moretz, she founded Vitality Surgical Center, where she has worked with some of Beverly Hills’ most elite surgeons.

Sunday, 1:30 pm/ Hall M, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( S130-M )


The Effective Treatment of Acne

In this class, you will learn how to manage and control acne in your clients, following a professional treatment and the use of the professional products at home.

Elizabeth Stankov-Giralt is an esthetician and master educator for DermaSwiss. As director of education for DermaSwiss, she develops and oversees the educational content that accompanies DermaSwiss products used in specialty skin centers, spas and salons worldwide.

Sunday, 1:00 pm/ Classroom F, Personal Development ( S100-F )


The Holistic Esthetician: Health and Beauty Inside & Out

The skin, as an organ of communication, tells a story. Learning the skills to identify and address esthetic imbalances naturally elevates services into highly personalized experiences of health, beauty and well-being. ASTECC founder Anne Bramham will discuss the role of touch, intention, and natural elements in creating a practice that is both financially and professionally engaging.

Anne Bramham

Sunday, 3:00 pm/ Hall N, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( S300-N )


Tu’el Introduction Using Skin Analysis and Business

Analysis is an important first step to understanding the skin. Learn how to determine the difference between skin types and conditions and leave with the ability to educate your client. This method of skin analysis allows a professional to work with confidence regardless of the client’s ethnicity, gender or age.

Move from skin analysis into business and get an overview of the language and flow of successful business. Learn how the words you use affect your financial success. Find out how selling products and rebooking clients can be a partnership and not a push. Workbooks and certificates are provided in this interactive class. There will be an overview of Tu’el Skin Care along with sample packages for each attendee.

This product-specific class focuses on the use of Tu’el products and treatment protocols. It does not offer continuing education credits, but will be included in the count for the 8 hours in the basic registration fee of $100 for professionals and $75 for students. At the end of the class, you will be given a $25 gift certificate for use in the Eva’s Esthetics booth during the Southern Spa & Salon Conference.

Lori Nestore

Saturday, 1:30 pm/ Classroom F- Product Specific ( SA130-F)


What’s This Stuff Do? Understanding Active and Performance Ingredients

From the latest anti-aging therapies to which ingredients should be avoided for acne-prone and sensitive skin, Dr. Mark Lees and Kyle Mull explain ingredients in a way that gives real practical knowledge to the esthetician. Included is useful information on performance ingredient “actives” for sunscreens, acne ingredients, soothing and anti-redness ingredient combinations, peptides, collagen stimulants, antioxidants, AHAs and other exfoliants. Learn successful ingredient combinations for helping your clients with acne, sensitive, and aging skin.

Dr. Mark Lees, Kyle Mull

Sunday, 9:00 am/ Classroom G, 2 CE Hours- Esthetics, Cosmetology ( S900-G )

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