ESI Vancouver 2017 edition is over

We look forward to welcome you
next year for the 2018 Edition.


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!



Cake on Your Plate, Not on Your Face!

Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 116

Yes, it really is possible to have a fabulous, flawless, even contoured looking face without piling on so much makeup! In this class, you'll learn techniques and products to create the kinds of complexions you see on the red carpet and covers of beauty magazines—real, beautiful, wearable, even breathable skin! Let's be honest, the full coverage war paint we've been seeing for the last few years is a trend that's on its way out: skin is in! Come learn the tips and techniques you won't see on Instagram from an artist who's been creating all kinds of looks from super caked to fresh faced and everything in between for the past 12 years. Bring all your questions and a good sense of humour—makeup's fun, remember?

Everything Eyeliner

Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 116

They say you should never ask a woman with winged liner why she's late, and there's a reason: it's hard! From smudgy to slick, winged or rounded, one thing's for sure, liner can add so much style and personality to a face. In this class, we'll cover different techniques to create a variety of looks depending on if you're wanting to be sultry or bright-eyed. We'll cover which products are the most long wearing and easy to use as well as tips to get the perfect, most flattering wing for any eye shape. You'll leave the class with your questions answered and feeling much more confident, regardless of how steady your hand may be!

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.



Brand Building with Social Media

Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 116

During this informative and interactive session, we'll be covering the opportunities you must build your brand across all social media channels. You'll walk away with practical ideas and examples that can be applied immediately. You'll understand which channels deserve your time and energy, and learn the tools and methods to evaluate success and determine if you're getting a return on your investment.

Brand Building with Video, Digital & PR

Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 116

Video, digital ads and public relations have incredible power in todays’ market. 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 know-how, you'll have some practical ideas to grow your brand.

Stephan Maighan

Sales Expert

As a lecturer who likes to interact with his audience, Stephan Maighan combines humour and exercises to capture his public's attention. With funny anecdotes, intriguing accessories and moving testimonials, Stephan has mastered the art of taking attendees through a wide range of emotions. Based on his experience, he is able to illustrate the impact of an individual's attitude at work with regards to change and in periods of uncertainty. By drawing parallels between his personal and professional path, he shows participants the importance of adapting to new realities in the workplace. He reminds them that difficulties at work and at home shouldn't dictate their attitude: “It's not what happens to us that counts, it's what we do about it”, says Stephan.



Selling, the Difference

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 116

Discover the new realities of sales through this interactive lecture, where you will learn new innovative sales concepts that are both simple and efficient and will help you reach your sales and business development objectives. Stephan Maighan has built and managed numerous great sales teams in B2B and B2C across Canada. During his sales career, he has performed outstandingly in numerous occasions, constantly rising to the top of his field. His insatiable thirst for achievement and his zero-excuse attitude has helped him recruit, train and manage some of the highest performing sales teams in North America.
He has repeatedly been named best sales rep in the country, as well as best sales team builder. His talent as a communicator, his charisma and his presence on stage make him an outstanding motivator. This conference is aimed at all sales personnel and managers. Your sales team will learn to excel and always perform at the top of its game to increase sales and maximize profits.

Dr. Leanne Rowthorn

Esthetic Medicine

Dr. Rowthorn brings a fresh perspective to the field of cosmetic medicine in Vancouver. Drawing on her extensive training with international cosmetic leaders, she provides her patients with a refreshed and more youthful appearance, while maintaining their natural beauty. Dr. Rowthorn specializes in volumization, facial contouring and softening of lines. Her philosophy is to help others look and feel their best at any age.


Belkyra: Love the Chin You’re in

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 116

Belkyra (Kybella) is the only FDA approved injectable used to reduce the appearance of submental fullness, more commonly known as the double chin. Dr. Rowthorn will discuss the procedure, patient selection and what to expect from the treatment.

Mini Lip: The Secret is Out

Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 116

Dr. Leanne Rowthorn will review her approach to lip volumization, demonstrating that with the proper product and technique, it is possible to provide patients with a full yet natural lip.

Alvina Ryan

Massage Therapist

Alvina Ryan is a teacher, massage therapist, spa expert and passionate businesswoman with over 20 years’ experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with Honours in Athletic Therapy from Concordia University, and a healthcare management degree from the John Molson School of Business. She has also completed a Peak Potentials leadership-training program, thereby obtaining her trainer's credentials. Alvina was the head massage therapist for the Montreal Alouettes football team for 14 years. She has also worked as a teacher and trainer for schools and companies since 1996. Her sports experience also includes numerous top performing athletes and Olympic champions with whom she has worked over the course of her career.
Alvina continues to teach massage therapy in the best schools in and around Montréal, and offers her consulting services to spas in the area. She is one of ESI's regular speakers, and also presents conferences across Canada and the U.S. To find out more about how Alvina can help you, visit her site at



Deep Tissue Massage

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 115

An intensive workshop including a theoretical and a practical part on deep tissue massage, and the benefits of this technique for your clients. Alvina Ryan will teach you how to use your body and your hands to work the deep tissue. This lecture is open to anyone wishing to improve their massage techniques by applying more pressure where the clients require it.

The ABC’s of Marketing Your Massage Therapy Services

Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 116

Are you maximizing your marketing strategy? With so much competition, it is important that you are marketing to your target audience. Commit to develop and follow a marketing plan for your business. Have you thought about hiring a massage therapist on a daily basis? Log your results and see increased sales this year. Proper marketing will lead to increased sales and revenues. Target your campaigns and time them appropriately. If your massage department is not full, this workshop cannot be missed.



DeeAnn Lensen and Gordon Tareta

The Three Keys to Increased Profits / The Answers Will Surprise You!
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Room 115
Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 115

Targeted change is good, but random change can be as devastating as no change at all! Motivate: Proven tools to enhance staff enrollment and participation. Your staff is your most important, yet most volatile asset! Great leaders are built, not born. Let these industry experts/coaches teach you how to get the best out of your personnel. Educate: Imagine all your training being online, on demand! Introducing: university proven, learning automation software. Learn how to capture internal knowledge, best practices, and team policies as searchable – and assignable – step-by-step lessons. Stimulate: Like your people, your offerings are your brand. Learn how to craft an upgraded brand identity with just a few changes.


Glenda Bradford

The Perfect Colour Gel Manicure
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 102

UV/LED gels colour that last for weeks! 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 works and how to use them in a combination to strengthen your clients’ nails and add weeks to their gel manicure service. Both Luxio (in a polish bottle) and Options (in a jar) are UV/LED curable and 100% pure gel (no accelerators or odours).


Fumi Iwahara

Gel Art by Fumi Iwahara
Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 112

In this seminar Fumi Iwahara will show you how to unleash your creativity with Akzentz’s newest line of UV/LED Gel Play and 3D Gel Art Powder. Gel Play offers highly pigmented colours and glitters that will give you unlimited choices. There are Gel Play Paints, Gel Play Glitters, Gel Play Bling On, Gel Play Glitter Me, and Gel Play Glitz to choose from. Join this class and learn some new gel art ideas.


Robyn Schwartz

Sculpting the Perfect French Nail with Akzentz Proformance Gel
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 102

Learn how to create the perfect French nail using Akzentz Proformance hard gels. This demo class will cover the different types of gels in the line, and how to use them to wow your clients with flawless French nails!


Pati Geraghty

The Brazilian Bikini Wax Using Berodin Blue Hard Wax
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Room 114

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 114

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.


Dr. Fatma Mohammad

Hyperpigmentation, Advanced Biology & Biochemistry
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 114

In this lecture Dr. Mohammad will discuss updated and most advanced science related to the melanocytes, the biochemistry of melanin production and conditions within the skin structure contributing to out-of-balance distribution of the melanosomes, i.e. the root cause of hyper pigmentation. More importantly, the most effective ways to bring them all back to their natural biorhythm to ensure real results of clearer, more radiant skin, safely and naturally, without risk to health or damage to the environment. In addition, acne scaring and dark spots will be discussed with focus on eliminating their appearance and more about prevention.


Taylor Opheim

How to Make Money as an Esthetician
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 116

Understanding cash flow in your business is going to be one of the most important aspects you need to understand and have a good grasp of. In this seminar we discuss where that positive cash flow comes from, what you need to do to generate it and how to build your business with that knowledge in mind. If you plan to ever launch your own business or work on commission, you need to see this presentation!


Peter Robeiro

Brow Bar – Steps to Open and Success
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 112

Are you ready to expand your spa offering to including one of the highest growth new categories of brow bars? Chilli Brow and Lash, with its multi award-winning line, has created mostly German-made professional products for spa services and retail, from a complete Brow & 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 distribution of Chella products along with the management expertise, materials and fixtures to open either a single chair brow bar in your salon, or standalone business that shows incredible return on investment in a growth category with recurring revenues in services and retail product.


Taj Chohan

The Business of the Spa Business
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 115

Do you want to turn your passion into profits? This segment will be based around the business of the spa business. How to increase efficiency, decrease costs and increase overall profitability. We will walk through key metrics, do’s and don’ts and tips and tricks to truly maximize your efforts and help business owners continue to do what they love, while generating healthy profits in the process. Join us for this half hour segment on “The business of the spa business”.


Danielle Robinson

SilkPeel® DermalInfusion - The Solution for Healthy, Vibrant, Rejuvenated Skin
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 115

DermalInfusion is an advanced skin-resurfacing treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and infusion of condition-specific serums to improve skin health, function and appearance. A patented, non-invasive treatment, DermalInfusion is fully customizable and the perfect solution to address a wide variety of skin concerns and conditions from head-to-toe and is suitable for all skin types and tones. Join us for an introduction to SilkPeel® and a live demonstration.


Marie-Pier Champagne

Earn Your Clients’ Trust and Build Long-Term Relationship by Offering Red Carpet Service – For Estheticians and Beauty Salon Owners
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 115
Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 115

If Celine Dion walked in your spa… would you make sure she gets the best experience ever? If she was unhappy with a treatment, would you fix the problem? Why not treat your existing customers the same way? In this conference, we’ll go through every step of your service; from the moment your clients walk into your spa to the minute they walk out, making sure they receive the red-carpet service they deserve. Among all the estheticians, they chose you… Marie-Pier Champagne believes there are a number of small actions and things that you can do to improve customer service in your business. And that adding and following only some of these steps will help you take your spa to a higher level. Inspire positive word-of-mouth by delivering “WOW” moments!


René Serbon

Skin Fluorescence – A Journey Beneath the Skin
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 111

Today, clients seeking professional skin care are more knowledgeable, and have higher expectations of skin treatments and care products. Clients demand result orientated treatment and skin care plans and expect results to be documented and communicated. Since the invention of the original Wood’s lamp by Robert William Wood in 1903, skin diagnosis based upon the fluorescence behaviour of skin tissue has been well accepted in dermatology and cosmetic skin care for almost 90 years but has hardly changed. Recently new technology has been developed, which brings this technology up to date and can be used in conjunction with the mobile computer technology being used today by skin care practitioners. In this session learn about the Observ® Skin Diagnostic Device and the modern world of skin fluorescence. Most important, learn what this means for your business in the future.


Michael Tomerius

Dermaroller® Micro-Needling for Professionals
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 112

Learn the science behind collagen induction therapy and micro-needling. Find out how to identify safe vs. unsafe micro-needling devices. Micro-needling therapy with Dermaroller® is perhaps the most effective, minimally invasive treatment available, in combating the signs of aging. You’ll learn the science behind how it stimulates the body’s inherent wound-healing and regeneration processes, stimulating cell proliferation, resulting in the formation of new collagen to achieve unparalleled results. Dermaroller® is the original inventor of the micro-needling roller. Dermaroller® products are certified medical grade and are approved by Health Canada. Founded in 1999, the elite Dermaroller® products are precision manufactured in Germany.


Denise Arnold

CND Shellac & Vinylux – New Season Trends
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 107
Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 107

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


Karina-Rachel Geoffroy

New Foaming Facial - The Nelly De Vuyst Oxygenating Facial: 5 Facials in One!
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 107
Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 107

For over 50 years this innovative face, neck and bust treatment has addressed all clients’ concerns within one treatment. Oxygenating, it will bring back the skin’s glow, decongest, tighten, detoxify, hydrate and transform the appearance of the skin in 55 minutes. Join us and see these amazing results for yourself! Gifts and certification to all attendees.

Become a Waxing Expert and Give Clients What They Really Want!
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 108

Become an expert on waxing technique. Learn different 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 certification to all attendees.

Newest Anti-Aging Solutions for Reactive and Sensitive Skin Types: Fight Inflammaging
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 107
Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 107

Have you ever heard of “inflammaging”? Inflammaging is one of the major factors of premature aging for clients prone to rosacea, hypersensitive skin, psoriasis, eczema etc. Come and learn about this condition caused by chronic inflammation. Discover how to prevent and reverse inflammaging with the very first DermaCalm by Nelly de Vuyst, made with an intelligent blend of antioxidants, repairing and anti-inflammatory actives. Gifts and certification to all attendees.

Free your Clients of Acne: 6 Easy Steps
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 107
Monday 2:30 p.m. Room 107

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: Treat Without Damaging! Hydroquinone-Free Ingredients for Safe & Effective Treatment
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Room 107
Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 107

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


Manon Pilon

Increase Your Revenue with the New, Painless, Safe and Effective Sheerwave IPL 360
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 108
Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 108
Rosacea, Acne Rosacea and Sensitive Skin: Facts and Solutions from A Medical Esthetic Perspective!
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 107

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 clients and better educate them on this skin disorder! Gifts and certification to all attendees.

How to Build Your Own Brand: Do’s & Don’ts
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 108
Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 108

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 offers 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 certification to all attendees.

The Latest Technologies for Your MedSpa / Spa:
Be Ahead of the Competition!
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 108
Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 108

How to incorporate new and innovative services for your success. Manon Pilon will be presenting on 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 LED’s. Gifts and certification to all attendees.

21 Top Marketing Strategies for Guaranteed Success
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 108
Monday 2:30 p.m. Room 108

Learn the top 21 marketing tips and strategies that you should implement in your business to increase your bottom line. Manon Pilon will show you different ways to increase revenue and credibility by offering new approaches. She will discuss easy and new effective marketing ideas and how to double your revenue and built customer loyalty. Learn the marketing tips and strategies that have been used to successfully transform medical spas, spas and clinics around the world. Do not miss this class! Gifts and certification to all attendees.

Step by Step to Boost Your Retail Sales by 75%-150% in 2017
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Room 108

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 to introduce your products to your clients and gain your market. Do not miss this presentation!

Become a Waxing Expert and Give Clients What They Really Want!
Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 108

Become an expert on waxing technique. Learn different 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 certification to all attendees.


Dina Krinitski

24 Karat Pure Gold Treatment
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 111

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 111

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

Discover Immediate Anti-Aging Results with All-Natural and Organic Active Ingredients
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 109

Explore industry-leading innovations and delve into the core of your clients’ most common skin concern by learning how to simultaneously treat different layers of the skin to produce immediate results. Increase your expertise as an esthetician by understanding Éminence’s age-defying natural, organic and Biodynamic® ingredients, and learn how to use the products effectively with firming massage techniques to wow your client with an instant face-lift!

Experience the Power of Hungarian Massage, Stimulating Actives and Revolutionary Vitamin C Oil
Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 109

Experience traditional Hungarian massage techniques that instantly transform the overall appearance of skin. As things start to heat up, discover the power of Éminence’s innovative, natural, organic and Biodynamic® skin stimulants that improve circulation for healthier, younger-looking skin. Discover our latest product launch, a revolutionary Vitamin C oil that benefits all skin types and improves every skin condition. Clients will walk out your treatment room completely transformed!


Sarah-Ève Landry

Cirépil and Epillyss, The Best of Two Worlds: Hard and Lukewarm Wax, Full Bikini Waxing
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 114

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!


Vicky Malo

At Risk Pedicures
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 111

With the increasing number of diabetics, seniors, and immuno-compromised clients demanding foot care services today, pedicures are becoming a risky business. This type of clientele is particularly vulnerable to abrasions and infections which in turn can lead to serious consequences including amputation. This in-depth seminar outlines precautions, best practices to use during pedicure services, and what products to use to perform a safe pedicure.

Pedicuring in the “Grey Zone” Between Cosmetic and Medical
Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 111

With rapidly changing lifestyle trends affecting the skin and nails of our clients’ feet, our current knowledge may be insufficient to resolve or adequately address their issues. Learn how to educate your clients in preventative skin care management by understanding the “grey zone” in pedicuring. Become more proactive instead of reactive, and learn how to provide safe and effective pedicure services by incorporating Footlogix® into your existing pedicure. If you are a professional pedicurist, this seminar will help distinguish you from the rest of the industry and catapult your business ahead of your competitors.


Shelley Killeen

Explore Jade Stone Treatments
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Room 102

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!


Margaret Walsh

What Skin Fluorescence Can Mean for Your Business
Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 111

Today, clients are seeking professional skin care, are more knowledgeable, and have higher expectations of skin treatments and skin care products. They demand result orientated treatment and skin care plans and expect results to be documented and communicated. In this engaging class, learn how your business can grow by using diagnostic technology to establish the underlying causes of your clients’ skin conditions; how to track results of their treatment programs and communicate expectations and results; and how proper documentation can help to build your client loyalty, increase trust, and increase revenue.

Embracing technology can be a powerful tool to propel your business and your team to the next level. Margaret will share how to accomplish this and more by taking your clients on a journey beneath the skin.



Pat Shipley-Gauthier

MicroBlading and Pigments
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 111

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. Pat’s presentation will include the MicroPigmentation Centre pigments that are widely used for MicroBlading procedures. The MicroPigmentation Centre welcomes the distribution of the Harmony MicroBlades. Discover the advantages of using these MicroBlades for all your cosmetic procedures. Understand the difference between various pigments and where they come from. What is the difference between organic and inorganic pigments? What are organic tattoo pigments, really? Pat will answer all your questions and concerns about pigment and MicroBlading!


Candace Clancy

Best Practices for Infection Control in the Spa
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 112

With Superbugs (a.k.a. drug-resistant bacteria) taking main stage in our communities, the need for preventative measures to reduce the risk of infection is imperative for spa practitioners. During the course of this lecture, you will learn about the top 10 microorganisms present in the spa environment and the protocol you can employ to protect yourself, your staff and your clientele.


Lorine Mikhaeil

Everything You Need to Know about Organic Microblading
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 111
Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 111

When you hear the word permanent makeup what do you think? In our 2-hour workshop you will learn: a technique that allows you to work in the epidermis not the dermis; the science behind regular iron oxide ink and organic pigmented inks; and a new application technology invented for permanent makeup. There were also be live, hands-on demonstrations. Do not miss this opportunity to offer these specialized services to your clients.


Ben Johnson, MD

Transform Your Career by Becoming a Holistic Skin Specialist
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Room 116

Ben Johnson, MD offers a revolutionary approach to skin wellness. This free educational series starts in this class and continues in online courses. It is based on the premise that holistic estheticians approach every skin condition by considering the whole body. Internal wellness is a critical component of skin health. Join Dr. Johnson as he shares remarkable, research proven methods to build your client base and instill joy into your everyday practice.


Guyane-Élise Lacoste

Taking Care of Your Feet – What Are the Ingredients to Look for or To Avoid
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 114
Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 114

Backed by over 30 years of experience in the cosmetic and esthetic industry, and duly supported by biochemists and homeopaths, PodoSensé is a complete line of products made from natural ingredients or derived from natural ingredients. Of course, there are a number of products on the market, mostly all imported but not too many are made here in Canada. Our goal is to find THE solution to all problems encountered in foot care and pedicure beauty. We have done research on each ingredient to ensure its risk rate on the human body, which makes our range of products responsible and responsive to its customers. It’s time to find out which ingredients are used and the benefits they provide for all people, including those who suffer from diabetes, heart conditions or are receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments.


Macayla Webster

Increase your Bottom Line with Universal Contour Wrap
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 102

Let the world’s best instant and guaranteed inch loss brand increase your yearly earnings! Universal Contour Wraps Classic Clay Treatment is an all-natural full body wrap, with the key benefit of not requiring a shower after the wrap! This all-natural treatment is not a water loss treatment, your clients are guaranteed to lose a minimum of 6 inches on their first 2-hour treatment, and 30 days after the initial treatment your clients are also guaranteed to have kept off that minimum of 6 inches. Get your clients coming back on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and see your business grow, in a matter of weeks. By providing just 5 treatments a week, you can see an annual profit of over $44,000!


Cristina Ramirez

In Demand Skin Brightening/Anti Spot Treatments with RVB Skin Lab - Dermocosmetic Science from Italy
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 114

As consumer demand for flawless, brighter skin continues to rise, skin therapists must stay up-to-date with ingredient trends if they want to remain competitive and offer these high-demand treatments. Discoloration and pigmentation ranks high on the list of skin concerns – it contributes to premature aging and requires targeted care to ensure it is effectively addressed. Thanks to the latest breakthroughs, the quest for radiant healthy skin is now possible but only if skin therapists use up to date treatments containing ground breaking ingredients. New generation actives harness cell communication to deliver highly effective results in combination with advanced delivery systems to ensure penetration and lasting results. Learn what these ingredients are, how they work and why they are the latest buzz ingredients used in the Whitelight treatment line. With the right knowledge and the right plan, you can take charge of your skin care business and offer this lucrative and sought-after treatment to your clients!


Dasha Saian

Non-Surgical Face Lift, Neck Lift, and Collagen Infusion Therapy Achieved Through Galvanic and Microcurrent Technology and Natural Clinical Peptide Products
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 112
Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 112

Join Dasha Saian for a live demonstration of 3 clinical anti-aging breakthroughs that deliver dramatic, cumulative and long-lasting results in 20 minutes! Natural, clinical alternatives to costly invasive procedures performed by estheticians and cosmetologists without medical licenses. Dasha Saian demonstrates the newest clinical facial procedure for lifting and firming the face and neck using hyaluronic acid, peptides, collagen and a portable multifunctional machine. Certificate of attendance provided.


Mark Yacullo

Sunless In-Depth
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 114

Experience an in-depth look at the sunless tanning industry. If you are interested in adding sunless tanning to your current menu or would like to improve your skills, then this seminar is for you. We will explore the process, products and profit that sunless tanning has to offer, starting with the equipment including automated booths, airbrush, HVLP systems and lotions. Discussions on the chemistry and ingredients will also be covered. This is a very interactive seminar and great deal of time will be set aside for your questions.


Aleks Vranicic

Sell Products, Grow your Business… Amazon, Shopify, eCommerce
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 112

eCommerce sales are expected to reach $414 billion by 2018. Selling online has a number of advantages, yet only 28% of small businesses take advantage of it. Selling online offers your business the opportunity to reach a global market. In the skincare industry there are many well-known websites that offer professional brands, often at discounted prices. Why let others benefit from your hard work educating clients and selling skincare? If you’ve thought about selling online but don’t know where to start you need to attend this workshop and take notes! You’ll find out what many successful companies are doing and how to go about offering product online and selling through marketplaces such as Amazon. Don’t be left behind!


ESI Vancouver 2017 edition is over

We look forward to welcome you
next year for the 2018 Edition.