Main stage LECTURES & DEMOS
SUNDAY, May 21
Go To Main Stage – Monday
10:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony
by Jaclyn Peresetsky
Connection is our purpose. Join us as we connect and turn our aspirations into success!
Jaclyn Peresetsky is not only the owner of Skin Perfect Spas in Ohio and Florida, but she is also a noted color expert, makeup artist, master esthetician, author and speaker. Her multiple books, cosmetic and skin care lines, and training courses allow other beauty pros to learn and add more services combining art and science to become leading beauty experts.
10:10 a.m.
Be The Spa!: Creating the Experience Before the Treatment (MOTIVATIONAL)
by EuGene Gant
What is the difference between your spa and the other thousands available to clients? YOU! Our clients come to us because of what we do, but more importantly, how they feel while they’re in our space. Learn how to cultivate the experience of wellness within yourself and transfer that feeling to your business and clients.

Join EuGene as he walks you through yogic movements and techniques designed to boost your magnetism and create a “Spa Feeling” that clients feel over the phone AND as they walk in your doors.
EuGene Gant has been a student of divine spiritual wisdom for more than 15 years. As a certified meditation teacher, Naam Yoga therapist, and Harmonyum Healing practitioner, Gant seamlessly combines the stillness of the mind, advanced breath techniques, movement, and plenty of laughs for the spirit and heart.
10:40 a.m.
Clients Request Facial Vacuum Therapies! (FACE DEMO)
by Anita Shannon
Achieve amazing results with contemporary cupping therapies for the face! Face lifting, drainage, sinus relief, pre- and post-surgical care, and even applications for scars, rosacea and acne make this a popular treatment that can benefit anyone at any age. Facial cupping is a great add-on to existing services and can be created as its own full therapy service as well.

Extend your skin care practice and leave clients looking and feeling RADIANT with this powerful theory!
Anita Shannon has been licensed in massage therapy and cosmetology since 1983 and an educator since 1990. She appears at national health and wellness conventions and presents workshops on ACE Massage Cupping™ and MediCupping™ at international locations since developing these brands of bodywork in 2002. She was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2011 and has created an online continuing education resource dedicated to vacuum manual therapies.
11:20 a.m.
Hyaluronic Acid:
The Latest About Key Molecules in Skin Aging (LECTURE)
by Michael Q. Pugliese
Hyaluronic acid has become one of the most popular ingredients used in cosmetics today. However, not all hyaluronic acid is the same. This presentation covers multiple functions and forms of the industry’s most beloved polysaccharide and discusses molecular weight and efficiency of penetration. In regards to performance, this lecture highlights natural and synthetic sources, as well as terms like native, fractionated, cross-linked, cosmetic and USP grade.

Join Michael Q. Pugliese and dive into a higher level of appreciation and application for this versatile ingredient.
Michael Q. Pugliese is the CEO of Circadia by Dr. Pugliese and the Circadia Institute of Advanced Esthetics. Pugliese and his grandfather, Peter T. Pugliese, M.D., hold in-depth classes on a variety of subjects, including cosmetic chemistry and histology of the skin. Pugliese is a licensed esthetician in the state of Pennsylvania, and holds a degree in business management and marketing from Kutztown University.
11:50 a.m.
Sound Matters! The Healing Power of Vibration
(Interactive Lecture/Demo)
by Jeff Deen
Immerse yourself in an interactive journey through the power of sound, frequency, vibration, voice and rhythm! Uncover the scientific aspects of how sound benefits healing and experience the feeling of vibration in your body through the use of crystal bowls, tuning forks and drums. The perfect opportunity for body workers, estheticians, massage therapists, yoga practitioners and physiotherapists to deepen and EXPAND their professional knowledge and skills!

Discover how your OWN voice has the hidden potential to heal your client’s body and get ready to fully activate your clients with the power of SOUND!
Jeff Deen is the founder and CEO of Drumming for Wellness, Inc. A former attorney and professional musician, Jeff has been a practicing drum circle facilitator, sound healer and shamanic healer for more than 10 years. As a professional speaker, he weaves the mystical and practical worlds together, guiding people from their deepest inner connectivity to unity with each other through sound and vibration.
12:30 p.m.
The Happiness Epidemic! Catch It if You Can. (LECTURE)
by Petra Kolber
Your success as a leader in the spa industry depends on your focus and mindset. Join Petra in this interactive talk that will challenge you to change everything you believe about creating a thriving culture within your company. What would happen if your employees and clients got out of bed every morning excited and empowered simply by the thought of being around you? The Happiness Epidemic reframes the “Why” behind the work and teaches you how to mobilize untapped motivation in both yourself AND others.

Discover how to exercise your gratitude muscle and strengthen your courage so you are free to inspire your staff and clients with a contagious desire to strive toward their dreams.
Petra Kolber is a happiness expert, keynote speaker and movement motivator. She has spoken at TEDx and presented at over 300 conferences in 20 countries. Petra is the guest host for the wellness show Daily Burn and has consulted for many companies including Reebok, California Walnuts and Health Magazine. As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and fear less so that they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle and build an inspired life, full of joy and gratitude.
Go To Main Stage – Monday