We look forward to welcome you next year for the 2019 Edition.


Shehla Ebrahim, MD

Esthetic Medicine

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim is a family physician with a focused dermatology practice here on the North Shore. She is a certificant of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, the European Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. She is the founder and CEO of 2 award winning medi-spas and she has won many noble accolades such as finalist for Business Person of The Year, finalist for Women of Influence Award, winner of Best New Business and has been recognized as the top 100 entrepreneurs of British Columbia. Her passion: Positive aging, helping women and men be the best version of themselves through non-invasive technologies such as Botox, fillers, lasers and light thereby avoiding the trauma of plastic surgery.


A New Era in Esthetic Medicine

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 12

Esthetic medicine techniques have evolved. Injectable wrinkle treatments have been replaced the enhancement of the face's structure, a non-surgical lifting.Dr. Shehla Ebrahim will share her observations with regards to the natural results obtained through an approach that aims at reinitializing volumes on specific areas to counterbalance sagging skin. A new vision based on harmonizing facial structures.
Understanding Injection Based Medical Esthetics

Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 12

From hyaluronic acid to platelet-rich plasma, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim will present the main products used in injectable rejuvenating treatments and corrections. This captivating lecture will help demystify certain beliefs and provide valuable information on new developments that allow for safe, fully customized treatments.

Siddika E. Karakas, MD


Dr. Karakas is an adult endocrinologist. She earned her medical degree in Ankara, Turkey, then completed her internal medicine residency at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago and her endocrine fellowship at the Rush St. Luke’s Hospital and Medical College in Chicago. Before joining the University of California, Davis Medical School, she served as faculty at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the Wayne State University of Detroit. She established the Polycystic Ovary Program at the UC Davis in 2000. She has written more than 60 articles and received many grants to study PCOS and related subjects. Currently she is a professor at UC Davis Medical School and the Chief of Division of Endocrinology.


How to Recognize and Help Clients with PCOS

Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 12

Women with excess facial and body hair are at risk for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is the most common endocrine condition affecting approximately one out of ten young women. Electrologists and estheticians have the unique opportunity to recognize the patients who may be at risk for PCOS and even type 2 diabetes early. In addition, electrologists and beauty professionals can provide moral support and encourage compliance for these women, thereby playing a very positive and important role in women’s health care. This presentation will summarize how to recognize clients who may be at medical risk, and how to counsel and support them.

Darian Kovacs

Social Media Guru

Darian brings over 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and public relations. Throughout his career, he has also been a founder and board member of various foundations and charitable organizations. Through his award-winning company, Jelly Marketing, Darian Kovacs has worked with various local, national and global brands, building and executing on their digital and PR strategies. He's been featured in BC Business magazine, Business in Vancouver and on the Canada Post training circuit. He is currently a marketing professor at Trinity Western University, a contributor with Small Business BC and Shaw's recent Business Resource Centre on topics of social media and PR. Being both an educator and practitioner, Darian's mix of stories, practical examples and takeaways leaves audiences feeling inspired and equipped to implement social media and PR strategies into their organizations.



Attracting More Customers & Growing Your Brand

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 11

With free tools and the right know-how, you can break through the clutter to ensure your brand is seen and heard. This session will dive deep into the how to's and benefits of each area so no matter your level of knowledge, you'll have some practical ideas to grow your brand. Video, digital ads and public relations have incredible power in today's market. Topics will include how to engage micro-influencers; what to do with Yelp & Google reviews; using video to grow your business; how SEO Works; how to run online contests; and Facebook ads - how to make them work for you!
Top 10 Social Media Tips for Your Brand

Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 11

You'll walk away with practical ideas and examples that can be applied immediately. You'll understand which channels to focus your time and energy and learn the tools and methods to evaluate success and if you're getting a return on your investment. During this informative and interactive session, we'll be covering the opportunities you have to build your brand across all social media channels. Learn which channels are best for you, how to create a calendar and content, which free and easy tools you can use, what provides maximum ROI and how to measure it, and much more.

Jayna Marie

Professional Make-Up Artist

As an award-winning hair and makeup artist with over 10 years of experience in the business of beautification, Jayna Marie is happy to be doing what she loves. Since graduating from Blanche Macdonald, she has worked with celebrities such as Lady Gaga and has built a reputation as one of Canada's top bridal makeup artists and hair stylists. Booked over a year in advance, with close to 200 weddings a year, her passion, dedication to her craft and upbeat personality have had clients lining up to book and fly her all around the world. Since she believes that the knowledge she has gained is meant to be shared, Jayna Marie is honoured to have been asked to re-write the bridal curriculum at Blanche Macdonald. If you plan on attending one of her classes, please bring a notepad and be ready to laugh... she doesn't hold back!



Navigating the Newest Makeup Trends

Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 11

It's true, “contouring” has been a makeup buzzword for a while now, but trends are changing... New makeup products and looks are coming to the surface and as artists, we need to be ahead of the curve! In this class we will be talking about the trendiest looks and tips on how to achieve them. The most popular brow shapes, skin finishes, eyeshadow colours and lips will all be discussed with time for questions. This class will surely have you wanting to rush home and play with makeup and your super savvy clients will be thankful too!
Top Ten Tricks to Help You Pick Up the Pace!

Monday 11:30 p.m. Room 11

As professionals, if we're able to offer a better service in less time, our clients leave happy and that's money in the bank! That's why for this class, Jayna is letting you in on all her secrets! These are the tips and tricks she's accumulated over the years—shortcuts and suggestions to either facilitate application or add some extra pop to a look. Have you always struggled putting on individual or strip lashes? Do you want a bold lip that lasts all day? A perfectly winged liner? Come to this session and you'll leave wondering why you didn't do some of these things sooner!

Lyne St-Roch


Well known as the founder of Studios Lyne St-Roch in Montréal and Magog, Lyne St-Roch has extensive experience in the fields of physical activity, yoga and wellness. She holds a degree in exercise science from Sherbrooke University, and has been involved with the highly competitive world of sports for a great number of years, as an athlete, a trainer, and as a consultant in biomechanics. Later, she trained as a massage therapist at the Guijek Institute in Montréal, to meld harmony and listening skills into the treatments she provided. Over the course of the years, Lyne developed a passion for yoga. As she garnered more and more benefits from its practice, she travelled to California to study with great masters, such as Erich Schiffmann, David Swenson, Hart Lazer, Shiva Rae, Angela Farmer and T.K.V. Desikachar. Wishing to share her passion, she produced two DVDs and a yoga and meditation CD, and hosted the popular Lolë White Yoga sessions in Montréal, two years in a row, an event that attracts over 2500 participants at each session. Since 2013, she also has also been writing capsules every Tuesday in LaPresse+. Having presented, over the last 15 years, numerous thematic workshops, retreats and trainers' training sessions covering all spheres of yoga, her insights have changed the lives of thousands of people. She is often sought out by TV shows and magazines to take part in segments on the subject (Salut Bonjour, Elle Québec, Moi et Cie, Châtelaine and others), Lyne always makes it a point to convey the true essence of yoga as a whole.



Mindful Meditation – Time to Take a Real Break

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 12

Freedom and abundance reside in the present moment. As managers or as professionals dedicated to serving a valuable clientele, we often tend to overwork. Too often our wish to recuperate later remains a wish. Our quality of life and our wellness end up suffering. Our health cannot always survive this pace. A wake-up call that leads to changes becomes essential. During this lecture, you will learn how simple meditation techniques can help reduce mental hyperactivity and lead to greater vitality. Experience the serenity and regenerative power provided by mindful meditation.
The Beneficial Balance of Male and Female Energies

Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 12

Weariness is a signal sent by your body and not a normal state. Not taking it into account can put your wellness in peril. This can lead to depression, heaviness, frustration and exhaustion. Overall health is a matter of balance. The balance between male and female energies plays a role in our quality of life on a daily basis. Discover the elements that define these two sides we all have. Learn to differentiate them and use the ones that are most beneficial to you. The quest for this balance is an introspective endeavour that requires a bit of effort and courage. But it certainly is worth the pain as it leads you to the pleasure of receiving as well as giving.

Carolyn Stern

Emotional Intelligence and Communication

Carolyn Stern is a successful entrepreneur who specializes in helping professionals get unstuck. As a life-long learner and academic, Carolyn is a professor, corporate trainer, certified emotional intelligence expert, author and professional speaker. Her focus and passion have been on teaching emotional intelligence, leadership and team building in the workplace. She drives individuals and corporations to learn how to connect authentically, communicate effectively and thrive collectively by interweaving emotional intelligence along the way. Due to her undeniable passion for all things EQ, she founded Carolyn Stern & Associates Inc., a self-development consulting firm that focuses on helping professionals get unstuck using emotional intelligence. Carolyn also recently launched a new division of her business called EI Experience, which is a comprehensive learning and development experience for corporations. Carolyn is a professional member of the Canadian Associates of Professional Speakers, the National Speakers Association, and the Global Speakers Federation, making her a popular guest speaker at national and international conferences and seminars. Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing, a Bachelor of Education, Business Education and a post-baccalaureate diploma in Primary Education from the University of British Columbia. She has also earned a post-baccalaureate diploma in International Business from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and completed a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Lastly, she is a certified facilitator in the area of emotional intelligence with MHS Inc.



Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 11

In school, we were put into teams, but we were never taught how to work within those teams. Our instructors gave us stress, but they never taught us how to handle and manage our stress. You see, most of these life skills are not taught in school or the workplace for that matter. In this day and age, soft skills are just as important as hard skills — if not more. Being aware of your emotions and those of others, and leading with emotional intelligence are skills that can be taught, and this keynote will start you off with the basics.
Communication Styles - Creating Connections

Monday 1:30 a.m. Room 11

Treating others as you want to be treated isn't necessarily the best practice when it comes to communication styles, as it assumes everyone is just like you. Do you often wonder why you can say something to one person, and it is taken the way you meant it, but then when you say that same thing to another person, it is taken the wrong way? In this keynote, discover what your communication style is, learn how to communicate with impact, and determine how to flex your style to communicate effectively with others.


Won’t You Stay... Just a Little Bit Longer?

ESI offers you an additional evening of continued education!
Two exciting Master Classes held by world-class experts.

Join us

Sunday, February 25

Starting at 5:00 p.m.

Price includes your evening meal.

To register you need to call ESI’s office
at 1-866-772-7469



Makeup Master Class

Enough talking about makeup: it's time to pick up some brushes and make magic happen! Come take part in an intimate demo class where Jayna Marie will give step-by-step instruction as she creates the makeup looks that have clients flying her around the world!
Whether you're a pro, a wannabe makeup artist or simply a woman wanting to look better than her friends (#GOALS), this is the session for you! Topics covered will include (but aren't limited to): how and when to contour, creating the perfect brows, selecting the perfect colour palette for each client, working on mature skin, creating a flawless foundation, colour correcting, latest trends and more!
Looks covered will range from natural to super glam and everything in between. You'll see makeovers on women with different skin tones and who knows, maybe you'll end up in the demo chair yourself! Come with all your beauty-related questions and be prepared to laugh... After all, makeup is fun!

Cost: $210

Join me Sunday, February 25, starting at 5 PM

Price includes your evening meal

To register you need to call ESI’s office at 1-866-772-7469 (ET)


Yoga Against Harmful Stress

Stress is a normal phenomenon that allows us, among other things, to perform in a crisis. However it can be wearying or harmful when it lasts too long.
Yoga is a practice that can easily be explored to calm down, relax both mind and body, and reduce the potentially destructive effects of stress.
Many yoga tools, such as postures, breathing and meditation, are simple to include in your daily routines. Lyne St-Roch will present a number of yoga exercises that are accessible to everyone and that will help you maintain a healthy control of stress, at work or at home.

Cost: $170

Join me Sunday, February 25, starting at 5 PM

Price includes your evening meal

To register you need to call ESI’s office at 1-866-772-7469 (ET)



Glenda Bradford

Secrets of the Perfect Gel Manicure -That Lasts for Weeks!
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Room 17

Akzentz Luxio and Options soak off gels will change the way you do gel manicures. Glenda Bradford will show you how each of these gels work and how to use them in combination to strengthen your clients' nails and add weeks to their gel manicure service. New X-Bond and Luxio Build will be featured. Both Luxio in a polish bottle and Options in a jar are UV/LED curable and 100% pure gel (no odours or accelerators). .


Ashley Weightman

Vintage Watercolour Designs Using Gel
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 17

Enjoy the romance of a bygone era with the looks of vintage watercolour nail art. In this class Ashley will show you elegant, time-honoured nail designs using Akzentz Options and Gel Play gels. From a play on traditional pocket watches to beautiful rose designs, all is made vintage through a palette that will intrigue the soul!.


Jamie Yin

Improve Profitability with One - Step Nail Design
Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 17

Jamie will cover her technique for one-step gel nail designs that will help you increase your profitability. Learn one-step 3D rose designs using Gel Art Powder and one-step nail extensions with design using Balance from the Pro-Formance line with Options soak off gels. These designs will show you the versatility and compatibility of all our products. Even new nail technicians will easily be able to put these techniques into practice.


Leslie E. Blanche

Marketing that Works: Basic Strategies and Advanced Techniques to Grow Your Practice
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 13

In this presentation, Leslie will cover the top 5 elements of esthetic practice marketing. Learn the foundation to building a strong and effective marketing plan and gain real tips and tactics that you can start implementing in your practice on Monday morning. Whether you are a marketing novice or an experienced pro, you will walk away with fresh ideas..


Pati Geraghty

The Brazilian Bikini Wax Using Berodin Blue Hard Wax
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 13

If you have any fears, questions or issues around the biggest moneymaking service in esthetics, this is the class to get you over it! Call it by name: Brazilian, Playboy, Sphinx, Pati will teach you how to remove hair from every crevice on any gender, efficiently, gently, professionally using Berodin Blue Hard wax. Proper body positioning, product used and charging are all covered in this class.

Speed Wax with Berodin Wax
Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 13

Become proficient in head to toe waxing, including bikini. This lecture and demonstration will teach you face and body waxing using the Berodin hard and soft waxes. Learn proper body positioning and efficient techniques to reduce your waxing time. You will also learn industry standards in pricing and appropriate behaviour, as well as how to prepare your client for normal reactions.


Taylor Opheim-Riou

Next Generation Spa Experience: What to Expect & How to Adapt
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Room 12

Change is good. Change is necessary. And change isn’t coming. It’s already here in the minds of consumers and business industries everywhere, but it hasn't been fully embraced yet by the spa and wellness industry to the level that it could be. In this presentation, we’re going to look at the current state of the industry and what running a spa will look like in the next 3,10, 20 years and how you can prepare yourself to take advantage of the evolution of our industry. Breizh is setting the trend once again with an introduction to a completely new business model for spas, beauty and wellness professionals, and for distributors too.


Peter Robeiro

Opening a Successful Brow Bar - Chella Brow Step by Step
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 17

Are you ready to expand your spa offering to include one of the highest growth new category of Brow Bars? Chella Brow and Lash, with its multi-award-winning line, has created mostly German made professional products for spa services and retail, from complete brow and lash solution line-up, to successfully enhance your offerings with an end-to-end business solution. Join us in seeing our acclaimed Chella Brow & Lash products applied, along with the financial and business set-up model for all spa owners and beauty entrepreneurs. U Neek Spa Brands Canada offer the Chella distribution of product along with the management expertise, materials and fixtures to open either a single chair brow bar in your salon, or stand-alone business that shows incredible return on investment in a growth category with recurring revenues in services and retail product.


Taj Chohan

Implementing New Technology in Your Practice - Strategies to Start Generating Profits Quickly
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 12

Promote, expand and empower yourself with strategies to successfully integrate new technologies and services into your business. We will walk through key metrics, do's and don'ts and tips and tricks to truly maximize your efforts so you can continue to do what you love, while generating healthy profits in the process. Join us for this hour segment on implementing new technology in your practice..


Danielle Robinson

Finishing Touch Protocol
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 12

Masking post-procedure bruising and redness with Colorescience makeup can go a very long way toward increasing your patients’ satisfaction with their in-office non-ablative treatments. More importantly, it can increase your chances of them re-booking the procedure. Join us to learn about the essential finishing touch..


Daniel renaud

How to Increase and Maintain Your Sales
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 10
Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 10

In only 50 minutes, learn how to express, discover and implement your own sales style at your full potential. A potential that is so well hidden within you. Come meet us so we can talk about it and see how together we can define and fulfill your desire to succeed in your sales efforts.!


Melvin Dionne

Why Some Cosmeceuticals Work and Some Don't
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 10

Learn which type of hyaluronic acid will penetrate the skin and provide good hydration; learn what collagen will do or not do for you. Learn what peptides are, and how they behave on your skin. Some cosmetic products are now called "cosmeceutical products": what is the difference? It is not sufficient to create cosmetic products that contain ingredients that have proven efficacy, still those products will only be efficient if they contain the right amount and type of active ingredients. Get the point of view of a pharmacist. A short presentation what will help you make better choices in terms of cosmeceutical products.


Marie-Pier Brousseau

Envision the Future of Permanent Hair Removal
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 14

When observing the trend over the last few years, it appears that more and more people wish to permanently get rid of their hair, creating at the same time incredible business opportunities for beauty professionals. Multiple methods, such as laser and intense pulsed light (IPL), allow a permanent hair reduction, but still today, electroepilation is a must to permanently eliminate any remaining hair. This lecture will highlight the latest available solutions allowing you to expand your knowledge about the best permanent hair removal practices.


Adam Raz

Micro-Needling for Professionals and the eDermaStamp® by Dermaroller®
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 10

Micro-needling therapy with Dermaroller® is considered the mos effective, minimally invasive treatment available, in combating the signs of aging. You’ll learn the science behind collagen induction therapy, how micro-needling stimulates the body’s natural wound-healing and regeneration processes, stimulating cell proliferation, resulting in the formation of new collagen to achieve unparalleled results. You’ll learn how to identify safe and unsafe micro-needling devices, the differences between certified and damaging imitation needles, and the key components and skin cells that are targeted in micro-needling. Dermaroller® is the original inventor of micro-needling. The eDermaStamp (electric needling device) and the rest of the Dermaroller® products are certified medical grade, precision manufactured in Germany, and licensed by Health Canada.


Denise Arnold

CND Shellac & Vinylux – New Season Trends
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 18
Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 18

Spice up your service menu with the “must haves” of the season featuring the newest Shellac™ and Vinylux Collections. Get inspired! The latest trends unveiled, be the first to see the new Spring & Summer colors! Come discover all the tips and tricks that will increase your revenue. Go home with tons of new ideas to offer the hottest looks of the season.


Karina-Rachel Geoffroy

New Oxygenating Facial for Impure and Mature Skin!
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 18

Discover a new innovative face, neck and bust treatment that addresses all client concerns such as acne, hyperpigmentation and aging signs within one treatment. Oxygenating and detoxifying, it will bring back skin’s glow, decongest, tighten, detoxify, hydrate and dramatically transform the appearance of the skin. Join us and see these amazing results for yourself!.

New Anti-Aging COSMOS® Organic Certified Facial! Be a Step Ahead of Your Competition!
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 18
Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 18

Are your clients looking for certified organic, gluten-free, vegan, paraben-free and GMO-free products? Discover everything you need to know about organic skincare. Be sure to meet your customers' needs with the first COSMOS organic certified professional facial treatment in the world, now available in North America. Do not miss this class!

Offer Your Clients the Red Carpet Glow Treatment!
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 18
Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 18

the Academy Awards? Guess what! Nelly De Vuyst was selected to treat and pamper celebrities before the Oscars! Learn all about the Nelly De Vuyst Red Carpet Glow Treatment for the stars and help your clients steal the spotlight at any occasion!.

Free your Clients of Acne: 6 Easy Steps
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 18
Monday 2:30 p.m. Room 18

Discover the science and advanced consultation techniques used to reveal the various root causes of acne at any age. Learn the comprehensive approach, how to create personalized treatments and home care solutions for your clients. Learn about our new Nelly De Vuyst Purity Acne Facial Protocol and discover an easy effective treatment for oily and impure skin. Gifts and certification to all attendees.

Hyperpigmentation, Melasma and Photoaging: New Treatments from a Medical Esthetic Perspective
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Room 18
Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 18

Treat different types of hyperpigmentation and brown spots without the side effects of hydroquinone. Learn how and why hyperpigmentation develops. Offer your clients a brighter and younger skin with the Nelly De Vuyst Oxypeel Lightening Facial. Effective and safe ingredients, protocols and home care regimen will be presented..


Manon Pilon

Rosacea, Acne Rosacea and Sensitive Skin: Facts and Solution from A Medical Esthetics Perspective!
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 19
Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 19

Learn everything you need to know about rosacea, acne rosacea and sensitive skin. Understand the pros and cons of glycolic acid (AHAs), lasers, IPL, LED, infusions, chemical peels and hydroquinone on hyper-sensitive skin. Customize a complete treatment plan by interpreting your client's body type. Use our tips and tricks to create a unique dialog with your client and better educate them on this skin disorder! Gifts and certificate for all participants. Do not miss this class!

How to Choose Your Equipment and Stand Out from Your Competition!
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 19
Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 19

How to incorporate new and innovative services for your success: Manon Pilon will be presenting what an ideal and profitable medical-spa setting should be. Learn and update your knowledge on the industry's latest technological advances. Topics discussed will include; ROI, the benefits and what to look for in an IPL device, intra-dermal infusion, ultrasound, radio frequency and LEDs. Be ahead of your competition!

How to Build Your Own Skincare Line: Do’s & Don’ts
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 19
Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 19

Have you ever considered branding your own skin care line? If private labelling is a good fit for you, it might be the best business decision you will ever make. This class is an insight on the do's and don'ts when you consider launching your own private label skin care products. Learn how to get started, avoid costly mistakes and grow your business. Gifts and certificate for all participants..

Become a Waxing Expert and Give Your Clients What They Really Want!
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 19
Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 19

Manon Pilon provides her tips on waxing and how to maximize your profits of this part of your business. Learn what a client should know before and after waxing to make a difference, and how to provide a professional waxing treatment using highly effective organic products. Precautions and techniques for Brazilian waxing will be discussed. Gifts and certificate for all participants.

22 Marketing Strategies for Guaranteed Success
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 19
Monday 2:30 p.m. Room 19

Author Manon Pilon will introduce you to trendy marketing tips and strategies that you should implement in your facility. Learn different ways to increase revenue and credibility by offering new approaches. Boost your retail and service sales! Get easy and effective marketing ideas in a few minutes. Learn how to double your revenue and build customer loyalty. You can’t afford to miss this class. Tools for your success!.

Step by Step to Boost Your Retail Sales by 75% - 150% in 2018
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Room 19

Do you have a 75%-150% retail ratio over your services? Get the secret to successful retail sales! In this presentation, Manon Pilon will discuss the benefits of home care and how you should integrate it. Learn a new sales approach and how she sets the standard for professionals. Learn a step-by-step process on how to introduce your products to your clients and gain your market. Do not miss this presentation!


Dina Krinitski

24 Karat Pure Gold Treatment
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 17

Pure gold has been used for centuries as the secret to youthful looking skin. In ancient times, gold was used to smooth out wrinkles, to cool the skin, and to protect it from inflammation. Historians have proven that Cleopatra slept in a gold mask every night to maintain precious skin youth. In ancient Rome, gold balms were used for the treatment of a variety of skin problems. Gold was also regarded as the key to youth in ancient Chinese medicine. Gold can easily be massaged into the skin lending the face a glowing and radiating complexion. Gold frees the skin from impurities, and increases the proportion of oxygen in the skin, eliminating tiredness. The treatment rejuvenates the skin, removes wrinkles, banishes blemishes, fades age spots and leaves skin luminous.

The Hottest European Anti-Aging Treatment – Needleless Methotheraphy
Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 17

Discover a holistic treatment that restores skin from the inside out without using any invasive methods. Come and learn how by using only natural ingredients you can achieve such amazing results. This treatment works very successfully for fine lines, deep lines and saggy skin. The treatment is excellent for firming, plumping, and tightening. It can be used very successfully for marks after pimples and pigmentation. Look young naturally, not chemically.


Boldijarre Koronczay

Treat Acne & Learn the Latest Anti-Pollution Skin Care Trend with Revolutionary Natural Ingredients
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 8

Fight adverse effects of environmental pollutants including hyperpigmentation, deep wrinkles, dehydration with a unique blend of potent microgreens. Discover a revolutionary, “powder-to-foam” exfoliant designed to oxygenate the complexion, and treat congested and acneprone skin types. Witness a live demonstration including the latest massage techniques to lift and tone the face while providing a total body relaxing experience for your guest. Both you and your client will be wowed with the instant fizzing effects and immediate softening and brightening results!!

Erase Hyperpigmentation with Natural Hydroquinone Alternativel
Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 8

Battling with stubborn dark spots? Uncover the key to erasing and preventing hyperpigmented skin. Learn why natural, organic and Biodynamic ® actives are all the rage as Éminence brings you state-of-the-art natural alternatives to effectively treat hyperpigmentation. Amaze your clients with the results and keep them coming back for more!


Sarah-Eve Landry

Cirépil and Epillyss, The Best of Two Worlds: Hard and Lukewarm Wax, Full Bikini Waxing
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 14
Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 14

With over 100 years of combined experience in hair removal field, industry pioneers Cirépil and Épillyss provide you with immeasurable knowledge and power. Learn the difference between lukewarm and hard wax, and how and when to use one or the other, but above all, find the technique that suits you best without worrying or feeling pressured. Discover two techniques from two different continents! Speed doesn’t matter, knowledge is priceless and experience makes all the difference!


Shelley Killeen

Explore Jade Stone Treatments
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 17

Jade stone massage is a therapeutic and lucrative addition to your treatments. Shelley Killeen will share through demonstration the benefits of jade stone massage, signature jade facials, manicures, pedicures and body treatments. The stones are silky smooth and beautifully designed so that you can offer specialized treatments. Discover the ancient healing power of jade!


Bernard Ponchic

Establish Yourself as the Number One Reference for Skincare
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 10

Discover and experience the tools that make the Unique program, exclusive to Laboratoire Dr Renaud, a powerful asset to develop business and trust relationships with your clients. The Unique program is the best way to develop and consolidate a unique counselling approach. Find out how to set objectives, ask the right questions, hear your clients' true concerns, deal with their objections, customize your care and product response, and plan your next session..


Serge Amar

Tech Review: VERJU & Lunula - How Incorporating Cold Laser for Fat/Cellulite Reduction and the Treatment of Nail Fungus Makes Sound Business Sense
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Room 10

Serge Amar will present a novel and safe cold laser technology (VERJU) to reduce fat and cellulite. One 30-40 minute treatment will deliver measurable changes. Mr. Amar will review the science, clinical outcomes and economics as well as demonstrate its ease of use. He will also review the breakthrough technology of the Lunula Foot Fungus Laser, bringing what was otherwise a podiatry cash cow into your medi-spa..


Pat Shipley-Gauthier

MicroBlading and Pigments
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 14

Join Pat Shibley-Gauthier from the MicroPigmentation Centre for the most comprehensive presentation on cosmetic tattooing pigments. The MicroPigmentation Centre has been manufacturing cosmetic pigments for 25 years, and providing education at the most sought-after training academy in the industry. Pat's presentation will include the MicroPigmentation Centre’s pigments that are specially formulated for MicroBlading procedures. Also introducing the Crown Series pigments for Scalp Follicle Simulation and Hair Density tattooing. The art of tattooing eyebrows expands into the ombre brow, nano-needle and fusion of different techniques. Understand the need and differences of iron oxide and organic pigments. Truly a presentation not to be missed, this will be just what you need to get an introduction to the Colour Through the Skin class on February 27. Stay on the cutting edge in the permanent makeup industry and continuing education with Pat!


Candace Clancy

Top Ten Diseases Found in the Spa & Makeup Brush Horrors
Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 13

During this seminar, the top 10 pathogens found in the spa will be examined. There will also be a special segment on makeup brush horrors based on the findings of a comprehensive research study. Recognizing the microbiological risk factors present in the spa, you will then learn about the 1,2,3 Easy Steps to Infection Control for the Spa. Understanding and implementing these three easy steps will guarantee that every part of your professional environment is properly disinfected. Our passion is reducing the risk of infection and we hope to share with this important information with you.


Hilaree Brand

Fact or Fiction: Eyelash Extensions
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 17

A presentation for lash artists who may be shopping for a lash program, curious about income or what to look for when looking for a lash artist. This presentation debunks the true and false about natural lashes. Potential income. Safe products. For the client, how to interview your lash artist. This talk will give an overview of how eyelashes are changing the world and are here to stay..


Vicki Malo

Pedicuring the Senior and Geriatric Client
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 14

Pedicures are the third most requested spa service today. Close to 6 million Canadians are over the age of 60. With the rapidly changing demographics, is your current knowledge enough to resolve your senior client issues? Are you ready to provide specialized care to clients in the fastest growing demographic in the country? In this knowledge- packed seminar, you will learn about the needs of these clients and conditions prone to this particular age group such as decreased mobility, problem toenails and other minor skin changes. Learn best practices for the aging foot. Become more proactive than reactive by learning how to provide safe and effective pedicure services in the booming senior and geriatric pedicure market. Don’t miss the opportunity to grow your business by offering this service!


Ben Johnson, MD

Holistic Guide to Reversing Sun Damage
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 14

Join us for this educational class and discover how you can make permanent improvements to the skin by targeting the sources of aging in new ways through empowering the skin's natural healing capacity..


Cristina Ramirez

Dermocosmetic Science – The Newest Key Ingredients & Formulations You Need to Know
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 13
Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 13

Dermocosmetic science has revolutionized the skincare industry, and estheticians and skincare therapists need to stay up-to-date if they want to remain competitive. At this seminar you will be introduced to the concept of dermocosmetic science in skin care, and the latest key ingredients and formulations that are offering optimal proven results. Discover what these new ingredients are, how they work and why they are the latest buzz ingredients used in the RVB SKINLAB line. Gain the right knowledge so that you can take charge of your skin care business and offer these in-demand solutions for the following conditions: wrinkles, aged skin, pores, blemishes, dark spots, acne uneven texture, rosacea, couperose and much more. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and goodie bags with samples.


Amber Bacon

The Best in Micro-needling
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 11

With so many treatment options available, come explore the many benefits of micro-needling. Observe a live demonstration of the variety of approaches to micro-needling facials and see first-hand how easy this treatment is and what results can be achieved. This session will reveal the history of collagen induction therapy and how this lowcost device is making a resurgence in the esthetic community. Come discover new tools to help improve both your business and your patients' satisfaction.


Aleks Vranicic

Marketing and Profitable Promotions with Private Label Skincare
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 13

Are you looking for ways to promote your skin care practice, reward client loyalty and bring repeat business? Are your staff and customers asking about monthly specials and seasonal promotions and you simply don’t have time and the energy to create something? We have a solution that will open the door to profitable promotions which can boost product sales in your business. Why settle when there are so many ways to excite your customers, build value and explore your creative side! Aleks will guide you through the nuances of skin care branding and explain how this business opportunity can be rewarding both financially and personally for those who are interested in growing their skin care product sales.


We look forward to welcome you next year for the 2019 Edition.