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9:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremony – Believe
by Michelle D’Allaird-Brenner
Connection is our purpose. Join us as we connect and turn our aspirations into success!
Michelle D’Allaird-Brenner is a licensed esthetician, cosmetologist, CIDESCO Diplomat and the owner of the Aesthetic Science Institute. She has more than 30 years of experience in the skin care and beauty industry, including teaching, curriculum development, speaking, test development and writing. She is the co-author to Salon Fundamentals esthetics, and author of Milady’s Standard Makeup textbook. She is also the director of education for Aesthetics International Association, and a member of PBA and AACS
9:40 a.m.
Gua Sha: Experience an Eastern Facelift (DEMO)
by Lynette Marie Desmarais
Pronounced “gwa sha,” this treatment involves scraping or pulling a flat jade along the skin to restore a youthful appearance while flushing out toxins from the skin. The practice of Gua Sha comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine and dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) when jade stones were used to scrape skin all over the body to diminish diseases. This method is believed to stimulate blood circulation, detoxify the body of stagnate chi, reduce stiffness and pain, and increase mobility.

Discover how wrinkles reveal more than aging. Learn this exclusive and unique ancient Chinese Facial System to expand your practice and promote the health and well-being of your clients!
Lynette Marie Desmarais is a Reiki Master, Ho’oponopono Practioner, Magnified Healing Practitioner, Energy Therapy-Certified Teacher and Practitioner of Gua Sha Face, Neck and Body Rejuvenation. She is an author and lecturer and offers Gua Sha certification training, consultations and private sessions. Follow Lynette on Facebook at Anti Aging Institute USA.
10:10 a.m.
R.O.I. – Return on Inspiration: Double Your Happiness, Raise Your Profits (MOTIVATIONAL)
by Petra Kolber
Dive deep into the heart of your business. Inspired leadership meets emotional wellness in this captivating and thought-provoking keynote. Whether it is retaining your current employees, attracting new talent or avoiding burnout, the secret sauce is happiness. Learn how happiness and vision create a dynamic, engaged, and compassionate workplace.

Discover how to elevate enthusiasm, amplify strengths and tap into intrinsic motivation. Your business will thrive and your R.O.I. will soar!
Petra Kolber is a happiness expert, keynote speaker and movement motivator. She has spoken at TEDx and has presented at over 300 conferences in 20 countries. Petra is the guest host for the wellness show Daily Burn and has consulted for many companies, including Reebok, California Walnuts and Health Magazine. As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and fear less so that they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle and build an inspired life full of joy and gratitude.
10:50 a.m.
Innovations in Skin Science (LECTURE)
by Dr. Ben Johnson
Join Ben Johnson, MD and discover the latest in skin care to completely change how you treat the most common and challenging skin conditions. The skin is capable of healing age spots, eliminating acne and rosacea, thickening the dermis, and much more – it just needs the right ingredients! Uncover Dr. Johnson’s patented and proprietary strategies that are based in years of research.

Transform what you can do with your clients! Use these ingredients for the best possible results.
Ben Johnson, MD, founder/formulator of Osmosis Skincare and a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine is a physician, entrepreneur, inventor, and outside-the-box thinker with most of his career spent in aesthetic medicine beginning with a chain of medi-spas and developing innovative skin care that’s changing the industry. His holistic approach incorporates highly effective, revolutionary strategies that treat skin conditions at their source, providing permanent results.
11:20 a.m.
Bridal Makeup: A Master Class for Special Occasion Makeup
by Aleksandra Ambrozy
Bridal and special occasion makeup is a staple in the skin care and spa industry. A perfect color match, versatility in different lighting scenarios, and that staple glow-from-within are just a few of a bride’s main concerns. Clients want to look and feel beautiful, and expect a professional application and a flawless finish. In this demo, learn the secrets to creating a picture-perfect bridal look and make your clients feel their most beautiful, inside and out.

Learn from the best! Bridal expert and celebrity makeup artist, Aleksandra Ambrozy, shares her tips and tricks for perfect bridal makeup.
Aleksandra Ambrozy is an award-winning professional makeup artist working in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware, as well as on-destination assignments. With over 10 years of experience in print, television, runway and bridal makeup, her clients include celebrities, actors, models and sports figures. Aleksandra has also been recognized as one of the top wedding industry vendors in the country.
12:00 p.m.
Innovative Ingredient Technology – The Latest in Performance Skin Care (LECTURE)
by Michael Q. Pugliese
Sophisticated ingredient technology continues to drive consumer demand for performance skin care. Michael Pugliese introduces an array of new ingredient technology from peptides to antioxidants, and from stem cells to skin lighteners. Leave with a comprehensive understanding of these innovative concepts that effectively help to treat your clients’ concerns.

Learn what ingredients are making an impact on new product formulations in 2018!
Michael Q. Pugliese is the CEO of Circadia by Dr. Pugliese and the Circadia Institute of Advanced Esthetics. Pugliese and his grandfather, Peter T. Pugliese, M.D., hold in-depth classes on a variety of subjects, including cosmetic chemistry and histology of the skin. Pugliese is a licensed esthetician in the state of Pennsylvania, and holds a degree in business management and marketing from Kutztown University.
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