ESI Vancouver 2019 edition is over

We look forward to welcome you next year for the 2020 Edition.


Julie Adamo Cass

Health and Business Coach

Julie Adamo Cass is an entrepreneur at heart. As the owner/operator of Hockley Valley Resort & Spa and Adamo Estate Winery, in addition to being a certified health coach, yoga instructor, and esthetician, she experiences all aspects of business and life. Her lifelong passion for health and wellness motivated the creation of the 8000-square-foot spa at the resort in 2001. Julie now oversees all resort operations and leads more than 300 team members with strength and intention.
As a health coach, she is deeply motivated to inspire wellness in the workplace. Julie is a wife and mom of two young kids and understands that a busy life can be a challenge, especially when balancing a hectic career with home life. Her passion is to help busy people thrive at work and at home while continuing to invest in the most important relationship they have: the one with themselves. A successful life at home and work starts with a healthy mind and body.



Five Powerful Tools to De-stress Your Life!

Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 214

Working in the spa and wellness industry is all about promoting relaxation. Then as practitioners and managers why do we feel stressed out? We know that the key to a healthy life is stress management. However this is not always an easy task. Learn simple and tangible lifelong techniques to help you deal with stress, decrease anxiety and feel more empowered to enjoy life and get the most of your business or career.
How to Avoid Spinning Your Wheels and Just Drive Your Life Forward

Monday 2:30 p.m. Room 214

What do you want out of life and how are you going to get there? In this impactful session we will help uncover your goals, big or small, and give you practical steps on how to reach them. Stop feeling frustrated with everything and really create the life you want.

Rob Cass

Spa Consultant and Marketing Specialist

Spaformation and Salon Prophets, led by CEO Robert Cass, are leading consulting, marketing and training advisors to the spa and salon industry. They bring 50 years of successful spa, salon, hospitality management and development experience as well as an endless commitment and passion towards excellence. Industry leaders across North America have chosen to work with Spaformation and Salon Prophets because of their intimate knowledge and expertise of the spa and salon market. Every business and every leader is different so their customized approach is ideal for those looking for unique and creative solutions.
Robert travels the continent as a keynote speaker, author and trainer educating and elevating the standards of today's salons, day, medical, resort and destination spa operations. As specialists offering consulting, training and marketing to the spa and salon industry, no project is too large or too small. Spaformation and Salon Prophets are “building business”.



6 Massive Marketing Mistakes Even Smart Spa Leaders Make that Keep Them Frustrated About the Results

Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 214

There's only so much time and so much money and you can't afford to waste any of it. Join us for this straightforward look at what to avoid in your marketing efforts and transform how you create and deliver your message to the masses. This is the perfect session for those owners and leaders who are in charge of their own marketing and want to be efficient and effective. Join us for a chance to receive a FREE one-on-one coaching session ($300 value).
3 Tricky Truths that Make it Difficult to Be a Spa Leader and Turn Passion into Profits

Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 214

There is never a shortage of passion in this business but are you getting paid what you're worth? We will focus on the most important issues facing today’s leaders and give specific answers on what you can do to address them. The three main topics we will be covering are: inspiring your team, paying the right way, and the business of the business. Join us for a chance to receive a FREE one-on-one coaching session ($300 value).

Elgha Centeno

Specialized Coach in Esthetics and Medical Esthetics

Elgha Centeno, founder of ProFusion Coaching by Elgha Centeno and specialized coach in esthetics and medical esthetics, counts more than 12 years of experience in the field. Having been an esthetician, light-based technology technician, massage therapist, body treatment technician in her own business, she understands the reality of entrepreneurs in the industry. Furthermore, she worked as a business consultant and clinical trainer for international corporations like Dermalogica and Alma Lasers, which allowed her to gain experience in industry-specific marketing, financial and business strategies. Passionate about helping her peers increase their profitability and recognition as true professionals, and to help elevate the standards in the industry, she has developed her own ongoing training model.
The training revolves around an entrepreneurial mindset, business topics and technologies in the esthetics field, to name a few. On top of coaching, she offers consultation, seminars and specialized content writing services. She collaborates with Spa Canada magazine as the technology expert. Elgha has also co-founded the Facebook group “Les Pros de la Peau & Co.” that shares business tips, educational posts and networking opportunities for serious professionals of the industry in Quebec. The next phase would be to expand nationwide.



Understanding the Science Behind Light-based Technologies

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 213

We already know that technology advances at light speed. However, training curriculums are not always updated at the same pace. There is a multitude of technologies in the esthetics world, the most popular ones still being light-based technologies. Shop for the right device, avoid salespeople traps, have a better return on investment, give the best possible results to your clients, be recognized as an expert, increase your knowledge and nourish your passion are all reasons why it is crucial to truly understand the science behind light-based technologies. This seminar will take a deeper look at applied physics to lasers and IPLs to strengthen your existing knowledge on the matter and to bring new knowledge based on the most recent global innovations.
When Prescriptive Retailing Becomes S.O. E.A.S.Y.

Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 213

The word “retail” on its own might stir mixed feelings among many professionals. Having acquired several techniques from different business coaches and through her work experience, Elgha Centeno offers you her own method and a new way of approaching retailing without the usual obstacles and with all the rewards that come with it, such as client loyalty. Furthermore, consumer habits have already changed with online shops and retail-oriented businesses. Professionals in the esthetics industry have no choice but to adapt to this reality and create a unique experience to not only survive, but succeed and increase their profits. Let’s make this process “S.O. E.A.S.Y.” it will become second nature.

Lydia Gauthier


Lydia Gauthier has been passionate about skin and cosmetics since her experience as a cosmetician when she was 18 years old. That is when she decided she would dedicate her life to understanding the ingredients list on cosmetics packaging! After seven years and a bachelor's degree in bio-organic and medical chemistry, a master's degree in tissue engineering (on psoriasis) and a second master's degree in industrial cosmetology in France, in the number one program in the world, she finally reached her goal and became a dermopharmacist. Her mantra: your skin is the only clothing you'll wear your whole life! Since 2015 she has made it her business to share her passion by providing high-level training on skin care and products, contributing to the development of beauty companies across Quebec, and lecturing at various venues and events. She is also a teaching fellow at Université Laval in the first ever cosmeceutical program in Canada. To find out more about Lydia Gauthier, visit



Cutaneous Flora: When the Immune System Isn't Enough!

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 214

With the rise in many pathologies in Canada, increasingly frequent cases of acne and eczema on professionals' hands that hinder their work, skin research might have come up with a good explanation, and even better, new avenues in terms of treatment. Did you know that our body can be home to over 1700 bacteria per square centimetre? This is what we call the skin microbiome, or cutaneous flora. Come and learn more about these bacteria and the ingredients that help keep them in balance, pro or prebiotics, we'll find out together!
Hyperpigmentation: Not Just Dark Spots?

Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 214

With the aging of our country's population, we are increasingly confronted with age spots among our clients. But this doesn't only affect mature skin, as melasmas are also on the rise. Now is the time to examine the production mechanism of melanin, or melanogenese. But what you really want to know is what the cosmetic market has to offer in terms of ingredients that have a direct effect on this complex process. Join Lydia Gauthier to find out.

Darian Kovacs

Social Media Guru

Darian Kovacs brings over 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and public relations. Throughout his career, he has been a founder and board member of various foundations and charitable organizations. Through his award-winning company, Jelly Marketing, Darian has worked with various local, national and global brands building and executing on their digital and PR strategy. 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.



Top 10 Tips to Grow Your Social Media

Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 214

In this session, we will go over best practices for using social media to grow your brand and client base. We will provide our Top 10 tips to grow your following, increase engagement, and generate traffic back to your website using various social media platforms. We will also provide some useful tools for creating and managing content on these channels.
Why Social Media and PR are BFFs

Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 214

Social media and public relations go hand-in-hand. Throughout this informative session, we will share ways in which your social media and public relations strategies can complement each other. From sourcing an influencer to leveraging media wins, we'll cover all the ways these two best work together to grow your brand and your client base

Candice Lowery

Spa Owner and Coach

Candice Lowery enjoys life as an award-winning spa and salon owner in beautiful Campbell River, BC. She is a passionate entrepreneur with over 14 years’ experience owning her own spa and salon, is a certified professional coach and Energy Leadership practitioner.
Starting ownership at the age of 28, she has grown her business into being voted Best Spa/Salon and Best Place to Work by her community! She is passionate about perfecting a work/life balance and leading her team to be their very best. Having attended the ESI conferences for years, Candice is excited to be joining forces with Spaformation to share Tough Leadership. To learn more about Candice Lowery visit



Are You Tough Enough? 10 Simple Oversights that Keep Leaders Struggling to Achieve a Successful and Powerful Business!

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 213

What are you missing to achieve success at the top? These days we are faced with so many more demands from our team and from our business that, let’s be honest, it’s tough! Learn powerful principles such as how you do one thing is how you do everything, dictatorship fails and leadership is not about being the best, leadership is about making everyone else better! Enjoy simple tips that you can hold on to, walk away with, value and choose to be changed by. Attendees will have a chance to win a FREE one-on-one coaching session from Spaformation ($300 value).
The Top 5 Keys to Growing Your Business over Time

Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 213

Rome was not built in a day and neither are spas. Growing a sustainable business not only takes effort but the right kind of focus to avoid danger and bottomless pits. Join us for this energetic and enlightening talk about what to do, what to watch, what to measure, how to measure and how you know you’re going in the right direction for business stardom! Attendees will have a chance to win a FREE one-on-one coaching session from Spaformation ($300 value).

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 her, flying 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 rewrite 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!


Makeup for a Mature Face

Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 213

Finally! Here by popular demand, a class on how to create beautiful, flattering makeups for women whose faces are showing the signs of aging. Often when a woman doesn’t know how to work with her changing features, she will skip makeup altogether, but that doesn’t have to be the case! We will talk about ways to manage fine lines, sagging skin, smaller eyes, loss of collagen (and many of the other things that come along with more life experience) simply with makeup! Come ready to laugh and learn — this is a topic that’s rarely discussed!
Creating the Perfect Canvas

Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 213

What makes a truly professional looking makeup? Flawless skin, of course! In this session, Jayna discusses all things complexion — from how to cover under eye circles and hyperpigmentation to skin prep, foundation selection and creating that perfect glow. Get ready to take your makeup game to the next level, whether you’re working on clients or just wanting to look better than your friends!

Alvina Ryan

Massage Therapist and Spa Expert

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 Montreal, 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



New Massage Trends: Cupping Technique and Bamboo Massage

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 214

The cupping technique is the latest trend for massage. Popularized by Olympic athletes, it helps to relieve stress in tired muscles. But it has other uses as well. It is a great method for treating cellulite and for deep-tissue massage. Efficient work with little effort. Bamboo massage is a technique where the bamboo sticks are used on the body to perform the massage. Deep tissue massage is achievable in an instant. Roll away aches and pains or enjoy a relaxing massage. Come watch the massage demo and learn about these new trends. Simple and easy to use, these techniques will save your hands. It's 50 minutes well spent! For more information contact Alvina at
Is It Worth It to Add Massages to Your Menu?

Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 214

Do you specialize in esthetics but wish you offered massages as well? Which style of massage is the most popular? How do you find a massage therapist? How much should you pay the therapist? How do you advertise this new service? All your questions asked and answered in just 50 minutes. You cannot afford to miss this.

Dori Soukup

Spa and Medi-Spa Business Expert

Dori Soukup is the founder and CEO of InSPAration Management, a firm specializing in medi spa and spa development, advanced education, and business tools. Over the past 19 years, she has contributed to the success of companies worldwide. Dori’s passion is developing innovative, effective educational programs and business strategies leading to exponential growth and profits!
Her Success Library and Leadership seminars are delivered in a clear, concise manner providing industry leaders with implementation blueprints to ensure success. Dori is an author, global speaker, mentor, executive coach and a mastermind group leader. We invite you to visit to explore all the tools available to help you start a successful business or transform your current one!



Become an Influencer and Attract High Paying Clients

Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 213

Looking for ways to crush the competition and differentiate yourself and your business so you can reach a higher level of success? Attend this session and learn the best-kept little secrets on how to become an influencer. Most business owners are busy playing the “price war games”, which is usually a recipe for disaster because someone else is willing to sell for less. There is a better way. All you have to do is become an influencer. During this session you will discover how to position yourself as an expert and a celebrity; become the go-to person in your community; gain free media exposure from radio, TV, magazines, online, etc.; attract people to you and your business; and raise your prices and create demand for what you do. This is ideal for all professionals who seek success! Bonus: attendees receive three valuable gifts ($249 value).
10 Marketing Strategies Guaranteed to Lead Clients to Your Spa or Medi Spa

Monday 2:30 p.m. Room 213

If you want to reduce your marketing costs and increase traffic and revenue, you must attend this session. Marketing is one of the most important functions for your business. Without it your business will flatline and fade away. Finances often keep spa and medi spa owners from marketing. Join us and learn innovative ways to effectively market your business. We will be discussing various approaches including how to make thousands with lunch and learn; marketing with gift cards; using spa dollars to cross market; and how to make your website work for you. Discover effective strategies to drive more traffic to your spa and maximize your revenue opportunities. Bonus: attendees receive three valuable gifts ($249 value).

Carolyn Stern

Emotional Intelligence Expert

Carolyn Stern is a successful entrepreneur who specializes in helping professionals get unstuck. As a lifelong 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.



Developing Emotionally Intelligent Teams

Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 213

Think about all the people you come into contact with in your work life: colleagues, board members and other volunteers, donors, clients, the general public and so on. With this large network of people connected to your organization, learning to work together is vital and emotional intelligence is the key to your team’s success. In this keynote, discover how to build high-performing teams by understanding the key competencies that can make or break your team.
Leveraging Your Leadership Strengths

Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 213

Research suggests that when people align their strengths with their goals, they are much more likely to achieve them. And when people realize their goals, they tend to be happier and more fulfilled with the result. Do you know your leadership strengths? Do you know how to use those strengths to your maximum advantage? In this keynote, discover how to leverage your strengths, put your natural abilities to use and commit to being an outstanding performer.


ESI offers you an additional evening
of continued education!

Four exciting Master Classes held by world-class experts.

Join us

Sunday, March 31

Starting at 5:00 p.m.

Price includes your evening meal.

Register online while buying your ticket



Cupping Massage

Cupping massage is a technique where medical grade cups are used as a suction to help circulation of the tissues. The suction can be light or very deep depending on how the cups are manipulated. This technique has been popularized by famous athletes in the last few years. It can be used as a deep-tissue treatment, as a therapy to treat inflammation or even in esthetics to treat cellulite. Whatever your reason, this one-of-a-kind style will add variety to your menu and your clients will love it.
Note: This is a practical course and materials are necessary.
For more information contact Alvina at or at 514-990-9539

Cost: $210

Join me Sunday, March 31, starting at 5 PM

Price includes your evening meal

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


Technologies Applied to Oncological Esthetics

In Canada, almost one out of two people will receive a diagnosis of cancer. It is said that within the next 15 years, the number of cancer cases will increase by 35%, based on population growth and aging. Consequently, a good part of your current and potential clientele may suffer or be in remission from cancer.
At the same time, demand for skin care treatments is increasing, more specifically for high-tech treatments. How do you choose the right technologies according to your clients' stage of cancer and the treatments they are receiving? What are the indications and contraindications? The purpose of this workshop is to inform you, raise your awareness, help you develop your judgment and provide you with an introduction to oncological esthetics, a field that is becoming more in demand every day, and to help you stay abreast of the latest technologies.

Cost: $210

Join me Sunday, March 31, starting at 5 PM

Price includes your evening meal

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


Makeup for a Mature Face

The appearance of signs of aging on a woman's face can be countered by the clever, skillful use of makeup. Join Jayna Marie to find out how to create beautiful, flattering makeups for women who find themselves confronted the changing texture and tone of their skin. Often when a woman doesn’t know how to work with her changing features, she will skip makeup altogether, but that doesn’t have to be the case!
We will talk about ways to manage fine lines, sagging skin, smaller eyes, loss of collagen (and many of the other things that come along with more life experience) simply with makeup! Come ready to laugh and learn as we uncover the other side of aging skin — a topic that’s rarely discussed!

Cost: $210

Join me Sunday, March 31, starting at 5 PM

Price includes your evening meal

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


Common Skin Pathologies

This master class requires a deep understanding of skin!
With an ever-increasing occurrence of dermatological problems and the lack of dermatologists, the field of dermatology is in dire need of related specialists to help dermatologists in their practice, thereby helping to reduce waiting time to get an appointment (up to a year in half the cases). This also helps family practitioners who have a very limited knowledge of frontline dermatology!
Who but the esthetician can take charge of people with a skin pathology? Spend some time with an experienced dermocosmetologist to learn about common skin pathologies. We will be covering psoriasis, eczema, shingles, acne, rosacea, allergic skin and pigment problems.
Certificate - Introduction to Frontline Dermatology

Cost: $210

Join me Sunday, March 31, 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 for the Perfect Gel Manicure
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 217

Learn how to create UV/LED gel manicures 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 work and how to use them in a combination to strengthen your clients’ nails and add weeks to their gel manicure service. UV/LED Pro-Formance will also be demonstrated. This unique gel has Diamond Strength Technology. Pro-Formance gels come in several shades and viscosities, giving more choices to nail technicians. Attend this class and learn how easy and fast it is to sculpt the perfect nail.


Jamie Yin

One-Step Gel Nail Designs
Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 217

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 a one-step nail extension 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.


Pati Geraghty

Speed Wax Techniques Using Berodin Hard and Soft Waxes
Sunday 11:30 Room 219

Speed Waxing is more than putting wax on and ripping it off quickly. This class sets the foundation for all waxing, and covers client consultation, pricing, and appropriate wax for each body part. Handouts and certificates will be provided.

Power in Skin Analysis and Introduction to TUEL
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 219

Skin analysis is an important first step to understanding the skin. Learn to determine the difference between skin types and conditions. This method of skin analysis allows a professional to work with confidence regardless of ethnicity, gender or age. Workbooks, certificates and sample packages are provided in this interactive class.

Brazilian Bikini Waxing Using Berodin Hard Wax
Monday 11:30 Room 219

If you have any fears, questions or issues about the biggest moneymaking service in esthetics, this is the class to get you over it. What products to use, how much to charge and proper body positioning are all covered, along with a thorough consultation. Handouts and certificates will be provided.


Christos Tsopeis

Adding Light-Based (Laser) Services to Your Business – Candela GentleMax Pro and Elos+ Multi-Application Systems
Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 212

Thinking of adding light-based services to your business or practice? Then consider a multi-application system like the GentleMax Pro and Elos+ by Candela. Each of these systems offer the following services: laser hair removal, pigmented and vascular lesion removal, skin resurfacing and skin tightening. The presentation will cover both systems in depth, and following the presentation there will be a hands-on component allowing you to see both devices in use.


Nathalie Forget, ND

The Alternative to Chemical Peels
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 216

How do you get instant and tangible lasting results on 12 skin problems with only one treatment? By treating the living by the living! Biocompatible Care® is a natural and intelligent treatment that releases waste from the skin and absorbs it. Formulated with living and high performance biocompatible therapeutic compounds, it respects the skin’s microbiome and biological integrity. Furthermore, “First, do no harm”, part of the Hippocratic oath, is the motto behind Biocompatible Care®, as its creator is a naturopath. Discover this simple and innovative anti-aging system and why it cannot be imitated. Find out why this Canadian patented formula is revolutionizing the industry. Take home the handy and useful “Toxic Compounds to Avoid” pocket-size reminder!


Karine Beaumont

Envision the Future of Permanent Hair Removal
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 217

When observing the trend over the last few years, it appears clearly 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 reduction of pilosity, but still today, electroepilation is a must to permanently eliminate remaining hair. This lecture will highlight the latest solutions available, 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 216

Micro-needling therapy with Dermaroller® is considered the most 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 other Dermaroller® products are certified medical grade, are precision manufactured in Germany, and are licensed by Health Canada.

FreezPen Cryotherapy
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 216

Cryotherapy is the gold standard for removal of skin lesions in dermatology and esthetic practices. Erase dark spots, skin tags, moles and other lesions in seconds. You’ll learn the science behind how cryotherapy with the FreezPen causes the controlled destruction of unwanted tissue through the precision application of extreme cold, resulting in the formation of new healthy skin.


Tracy Italiano

Increase Your Revenue with New and Innovative Feminine Hygiene Products
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 205

Learn the benefit of a healthy vaginal pH and all innovative organic certified products for women’s health, in addition to innovations in cosmetics for women. Come and learn about the importance of feminine hygiene and balance for the well-being of women. Gifts and certificate for all attendees.

New Lifting Anti-Aging Organic Facial! Be A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 205

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 certified organic professional facial treatment in the world, now available in North America. Do not miss this class! Gifts and certificate for all attendees.

New Neck Treatment! Micro-needling (RF) Lifting (RF) Facial
Sunday 11:30 a.m. & Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 205

Learn and update your knowledge on the industry’s latest technological advances. Ideal for the neck, the first of its kind for skin tightening for face and body using a bi-modality of radio frequency and micro-needling radio frequency for optimal results! Find out how to incorporate new innovative services for your success. Gifts and certificate for all attendees.

Rosacea, Acne Rosacea and Sensitive Skin: Facts and Solution from a Medical Esthetic Perspective
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 205

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 attendees. Do not miss this class!

Understand Acne from a Medical-Esthetic Perspective
Sunday 2:30 p.m. & Monday 2:30 p.m. Room 205

Join us for an in-depth class on how acne is developed and what you can do to intervene and prevent the process. Tips on prevention and the bacteria involved will be discussed. Familiarize yourself with the terminology used to describe acne. Learn how technology, ingredients and techniques will replace prescription drugs in acne care. Provide your clients with optimum results! Do not miss this class! Gifts and certificate for all attendees.

Hyperpigmentation, Melasma & Photoaging: New Treatments from a Medical Esthetic Perspective
Sunday 3:30 p.m. & Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 205

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. Gifts and certificate for all attendees.

New Lightening Skin Treatment for Asian Skin Using Painless IPL 360
Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 205

Tracey Italiano discusses hyperpigmentation and freckles, providing you with an advanced understanding of the causes of hyperpigmentation and what you can do to make a difference with the painless 360 IPL. A breakthrough in natural ingredients: find out how you can lighten and brighten skin without damage. Learn how to incorporate new innovative services for your success. Gifts and certificate for all attendees.


Manon Pilon

Rosacea, Acne Rosacea and Sensitive Skin: Facts and Solution from a Medical Esthetic Perspective
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 206

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 attendees. Do not miss this class!

How to Build Your Own Skincare Line: Do’s & Don’ts
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 206

Have you ever considered branding your own skin care line? If private labeling 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 attendees.

Boost Your Retail Sales by 75%-150%
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 206

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! Gifts and certificate for all attendees.

10 Top Marketing Strategies for Guaranteed Success
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 206

An introduction 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! Gifts and certificate for all attendees.

Become a Waxing Expert and Give Your Clients What They Really Want!
Sunday 2:30 p.m. & Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 206

Become an expert on waxing technique. Learn different tips on waxing and how to maximize your profits for 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 attendees.

Hygiene Care and Feminine Rejuvenation, a Novelty in Esthetics! Is Vaginal Well-Being Taboo or Not? Our Role in Esthetics
Sunday 3:30 p.m. & Monday 2:30 p.m. Room 206

Innovation in cosmetics for women. Come and learn about the importance of feminine hygiene and balance for the well-being of women. Topics include microbiome and menopause and its impact as well as natural solutions and certified organic formulas, hygiene, balance, firmness and comfort. Gifts and certificate for all attendees.

New Neck Treatment! Micro-needling (RF) Lifting (RF) Facial
Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 206

Learn and update your knowledge on the industry’s latest technological advances. Ideal for the neck, the first of its kind for skin tightening for face and body using a bi-modality of radio frequency and micro-needling radio frequency for optimal results! Find out how to incorporate new innovative services for your success. Gifts and certificate for all attendees.

New: The Latest Equipment and Services for Your Success Increase Your Sales for Your Medical Spa Now!
Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 206

Understand the ideal and profitable medical-spa setting along with the latest trends in equipment in the industry today. Update your knowledge on lifting devices, infusion devices, IPL, ultrasound, radio frequency, lasers, and LED. Learn the benefits of each device and the latest protocols. Be ahead of your competition. Find out everything you need to know to increase your bottom line. Offer post-fractional, laser, IPL and post-injectable services. Do not miss this class!


Dina Krinitski

24 Karat Pure Gold Treatment
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 218

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 218

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.


Jude Herrera

Erase Hyperpigmentation with Natural Hydroquinone
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 208

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.

Wow Your Clients with Instant Results and Increase Retention through Effective Facial Massage Techniques
Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 208

Feeling stuck in the treatment room with the same massage movements? Take your massage treatments to the next level with active, therapeutic, results-driven Hungarian techniques! While most facial massage treatments focus only on providing relaxation, these Hungarian techniques combine the effects of lymphatic drainage, muscle lifting and kneading, cross friction and tension reduction. The end result is an instantly radiant complexion, smoothed wrinkles and a more youthful appearance overall. Unlock the secrets of these proven massage techniques to see an increase in results, client retention and retail sales! This presentation includes a live demonstration.


Mélanie Plante

Beauty and the Beard
Sunday 1:30 p.m. & Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 217

A beard is considered the male asset by excellence, and the new trend is to let it grow, but… it has to be polished. For a perfect definition, the solution adopted by many of the men is shaving, which must be done daily and irritates the skin even more. The answer to this problem lies in waxing. By popular demand, men’s facial grooming/hair removal is becoming more and more common. After the depilation of the back or the legs, the beard is no longer left behind, as most beauty institutes welcome and spoil our men. Don’t miss out on this new trend and get a new faithful clientele. Come and discover how Cirépil stripless wax will allow you to provide a precise and comfortable hair removal experience, thus leaving the skin smooth and clean for weeks!

(Models are welcome)


Nicole Fraser, CMP, C(Pod)

A Step Ahead… Making the Most of Your Pedicure Service
Sunday 1:30 p.m. & Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 218

Are you maximizing your profits from each pedicure service? Learn what you need to know about a diverse and changing pedicure clientele in order to set yourself and your pedicure business apart from others. Listen to Nicole Fraser as she explains how Footlogix can boost the success of your business. Find out why so many prestigious spas and salons are making the switch to Footlogix and see how to reach your potential by educating yourself and becoming the best technician you can be.


Tina Louise Lehman

Body Sugaring Hair Removal Perfected
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 216

Using the best quality product and training on the market, Alexandria Professional West will show you why you need to join the world leading experts in the Advanced Technique™ Body Sugaring. Our sugar paste provides clients with gentle application to the skin, superior seepability, eliminates ingrown hairs, exfoliates and improves the condition of the skin. Let us demonstrate the additional benefits of our product and 6 steps™ technique, blackhead extraction, evening out skin tone all while extracting in anagen at 1/8 inch or less… Let us help you become one of the world-leading experts in body sugaring with Alexandria Professional West.


Shelley Killeen

Explore Jade Stone Treatments
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 217

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.


Candace Clancy

Superbugs in the Spa: Easy Steps for Disease Prevention
Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 217

Bacteria, viruses and mould are mutating at an alarming rate. They are developing a resistance to our best antibiotic weapons. Stay a step ahead. Learning about these pathogens is the best way to prevent the spread of infection.


Michael Beresford

Computerized Skin Analysis – A Fantastic Tool to Boost Client Loyalty and Retail Sales
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 218

Join Michael Beresford for a live demonstration of our Skin Health Analysis System showing how it can help build customer loyalty, engage millennials, and significantly boost your retail sales. The system consists of a full laptop computer with a powerful hand-held camera, which uses regular, polarized and UV light to take magnified (50x) images of the skin. The system analyzes the images and provides readings on sebum and moisture levels, texture, collagen, sensitivity, pores and pigmentation. A report is generated, providing a detailed explanation of the results, and offers recommendations on both diet and lifestyle changes and treatment regimens. In addition, a captivating 3D rendering of the skin surface is generated, which can be rotated to clearly show the build-up of dead skin cells. All of the measurements are stored in a database allowing comparison of current and historical analyses.


Cristina Ramirez

Resurface: The New Era of Skin Renewal Peels
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 212

In recent years the tendency to look perfect has become a strong sociocultural trend. How do we as professionals help our clients make this desire come true? Everyone has different skin imperfections: wrinkles, spots, discoloration, acne scars, uneven complexion... Now we can we act on any imperfections thanks to RESURFACE2 by Diego dalla Palma Professional. Based on the latest research this new era of skin renewal combines the latest skin renewing ingredients including Revivyl (voted best new ingredient), retinol, epidermal growth factor. Find out how this effective yet safe treatment visibly reduces wrinkles, acne scars, imperfections and uneven complexion with three different intensity beauty paths that target multiple blemishes with proven clinical results by dermatologists.


Aleks Vranicic

Protect Your Business from Online Retailers: Private Branding Redefined
Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 212

As a skincare professional you’ve probably observed firsthand the growing trend towards online skincare purchasing by your clients. It’s disappointing to do everything you can to create exceptional client experiences only to find valuable retail product revenue drifting away. Would you like to learn more about private branding that can captivate and excite your staff and clients? Vitelle Labs is a boutique, private label manufacturer who specializes in skin and body care that is highly effective and sought after in clinical and esthetic circles. Attend our presentation and learn more about private branding and how customized product sales can help to move your business forward.


ESI Vancouver 2019 edition is over

We look forward to welcome you next year for the 2020 Edition.