Main stage LECTURES & DEMOS
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SUNDAY, APRIL 22
10:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony – Believe
by Michelle D’Allaird-Brenner
Connection is our purpose. Join us as we connect and turn our aspirations into success!
Michelle D’Allaird-Brenner is a licensed esthetician, cosmetologist, CIDESCO Diplomat and the owner of the Aesthetic Science Institute. She has more than 30 years of experience in the skin care and beauty industry, including teaching, curriculum development, speaking, test development and writing. She is the co-author to Salon Fundamentals esthetics, and author of Milady’s Standard Makeup textbook. She is also the director of education for Aesthetics International Association, and a member of PBA and AACS
10:10 a.m.
Gua Sha: Experience an Eastern Facelift (DEMO)
by Lynette Marie OQuinn
Pronounced “gwa sha,” this treatment involves scraping or pulling a flat jade along the skin to restore a youthful appearance while flushing out toxins from the skin. The practice of Gua Sha comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine and dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) when jade stones were used to scrape skin all over the body to diminish diseases. This method is believed to stimulate blood circulation, detoxify the body of stagnate chi, reduce stiffness and pain, and increase mobility.

Discover how wrinkles reveal more than aging. Learn this exclusive and unique ancient Chinese Facial System to expand your practice and promote the health and well-being of your clients!
Lynette Marie OQuinn is a Reiki Master, Ho’oponopono Practioner, Magnified Healing Practitioner, Energy Therapy-Certified Teacher and Practitioner of Gua Sha Face, Neck and Body Rejuvenation. She is an author and lecturer and offers Gua Sha certification training, consultations and private sessions. Follow Lynette on Facebook at Anti Aging Institute USA.
10:40 a.m.
R.O.I. – Return on Inspiration: Double Your Happiness, Raise Your Profits (MOTIVATIONAL)
by Petra Kolber
Dive deep into the heart of your business. Inspired leadership meets emotional wellness in this captivating and thought-provoking keynote. Whether it is retaining your current employees, attracting new talent or avoiding burnout, the secret sauce is happiness. Learn how happiness and vision create a dynamic, engaged, and compassionate workplace.

Discover how to elevate enthusiasm, amplify strengths and tap into intrinsic motivation. Your business will thrive and your R.O.I. will soar!
Petra Kolber is a happiness expert, keynote speaker and movement motivator. She has spoken at TEDx and has presented at over 300 conferences in 20 countries. Petra is the guest host for the wellness show Daily Burn and has consulted for many companies, including Reebok, California Walnuts and Health Magazine. As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and fear less so that they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle and build an inspired life full of joy and gratitude.
11:20 a.m.
More Than Skin Deep: Supporting the Gut for Healthy Skin (LECTURE)
by Thomas Easley
Great skin care starts with the ability to absorb and assimilate nutrients, as well as the ability to efficiently process metabolic waste. The industry is waking up to the strong connection between skin health and what we take into our bodies. This lecture takes this idea one step further, as it explores the hidden connections between digestive system dysfunction and common skin issues!

Dive more than just skin deep! Discover the true meaning behind inner beauty with these secrets to supporting the gut for healthy skin!
Thomas Easley, RH (AHG) is a Traditional Western Herbalist with extensive clinical experience spanning 15 years and over 15,000 clients. He emphasizes food as medicine, using diet, stress management, nutritional supplements and exercise to help his clients achieve their health goals. He is also the Director and Head Instructor for the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine, located in the Blue Ridge mountains near Lowgap, North Carolina.
11:50 a.m.
Bridal Makeup: A Master Class for Special Occasion Makeup
(Demo)
by Nicck Townsend
Bridal and special occasion makeup is a staple in the skin care and spa industry. A perfect color match, versatility in different lighting scenarios, and that staple glow-from-within are just a few of a bride’s main concerns. Clients want to look and feel beautiful, and expect a professional application and a flawless finish. In this demo, learn the secrets to creating a picture-perfect bridal look and make your clients feel their most beautiful, inside and out.

Learn from the best! Bridal expert and celebrity makeup artist, Nicck Townsend, shares his tips and tricks for perfect bridal makeup.
Nicck Townsend, affectionately known as the “Brow King,” is a licensed master esthetician and an award winning professional Makeup & Eyebrow Artist servicing Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. He has over 10 years of experience working in print, television, special event and bridal makeup. Nicck’s work has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine (Best Makeup Application, 2008 and Best Eyebrow Shaping, 2013). Nicck changes clients’ lives by changing the way they look, the way they feel, and the way they treat themselves.
12:30 p.m.
Innovative Ingredient Technology – The Latest in Performance Skin Care (LECTURE)
by Michael Q. Pugliese
Sophisticated ingredient technology continues to drive consumer demand for performance skin care. Michael Pugliese introduces an array of new ingredient technology from peptides to antioxidants, and from stem cells to skin lighteners. Leave with a comprehensive understanding of these innovative concepts that effectively help to treat your clients’ concerns.

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