Go To Main Stage – Monday
10:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony
by Jaclyn Peresetsky
Join us in beautiful Long Beach to refresh your creative mind, to get exposed to the latest innovative updates, to learn from the best so you can breathe new life into your business. Stay current. Be inspired. Innovate.
Jaclyn Peresetsky is the owner of Skin Perfect Spas in Ohio and Florida, as well as 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.
by EuGene Gant
What is the difference between your spa and the thousands of others 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 sense over the phone AND as they walk through 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.
by Sara Kowalik
Did you know that wrinkles reveal more than just age?

Each of the lines on your client’s face has been determined by their life experiences. The art of Chinese face reading has been around for ages and the technique has been used as an important diagnostic tool by healers to assess the health and spirit of individuals. Although there are many aspects to face reading, Sara’s presentation focuses on wrinkles to help you understand why your clients have certain wrinkles and what they reveal about their emotions and health. She also demonstrates facial cupping, a gentle technique that can diminish the appearance of wrinkles, helping your clients look and feel younger
Sara Kowalik, L.Ac., is a Chinese Medical practitioner licensed to practice acupuncture in the state of Nebraska. She is a Board Certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Kowalik is very passionate about using acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to help restore or maintain an individual’s health by reducing pain and stress, improving their well-being and quality of life.
11:20 a.m.
by Ashish Pandya
Oil has an undeserved negative reputation in the beauty industry. Banish the misunderstandings and expand your age management offerings. The reality of plant-based oils is that they are quickly absorbed by the skin and could be just what your client’s skin actually needs.

Be in the know about the latest trendsetting treatments with this innovative presentation on the youthful properties of oils in skin care!
Ashish Pandya believes the quality of our life depends on the quality of our mind. With a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and Telecom Engineering, he is a director for education, training and sales for Shankara Inc. Pandya aims to be of service to the world by offering diverse educational seminars guiding people to live a healthy and stress-free life.
11:50 a.m.
An exclusive only at The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
by César Tejedor
Experience a unique opportunity to gain insight into why and how singing bowls help treat different physical, mental, energetic and emotional conditions. Equipped with comprehensive knowledge and experience in body anatomy, Tibetan medicine, physics and music therapy, César is capable of transmitting both the theoretical and practical foundations of sound therapy to help you further understand the world of singing bowl sound healing.

The perfect chance for body workers, estheticians, massage therapists, yoga practitioners and physiotherapists to deepen and expand their professional knowledge and skills!
César Tejedor is founder and CEO of Massage Around the World, a company that provides high quality massage and sound healing courses for therapists, as well as training and consultancy for spas. He is the author of 19 books and online CE courses, such as “Tibetan Singing Bowl Massage”. Tejedor also offers his expertise as a visiting practitioner, spa trainer and speaker at international conferences. Contact him at
12:30 p.m.
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 challenges 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 more than 300 conferences in 20 countries. Kolber 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