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Go To Main Stage – Monday
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
10:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony
by Michelle D’Allaird-Brenner
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.
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.
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.
10:40 a.m.
PROcision Brows: How to shape perfect brows every time (DEMO)
by Nicole Alexis
Your clients deserve great brows, consistently! And consistency does not happen by chance, it happens by creating a system. Nicole Alexis will divulge top tips, tools and systems for consistency and shaping professional level brows. In this demo, you’ll learn the secrets to giving your clients precision brows at every visit.

Amp up your brow game! Be the go-to brow artist in your area with these top tips for perfect brow shaping!
Nicole Alexis is a licensed esthetician, professional eyebrow artist and the owner of PRMP Brow and Beauty Studio in Washington, DC. Nicole has become known for her precision and attention to detail, garnering a vast clientele in the DC Metropolitan area. Armed with 12 years of industry experience, a BS in Business Admin from Morgan State University and success as a beautypreneur, Nicole provides master brow training programs and business coaching for other beautypreneurs and aspiring salon owners. She has been featured on Great Day Washington, Good Morning Washington, BET.com and Side Hustle Pro Podcast.
11:20 a.m.
Confidence In Skin Analysis: The First Step to Becoming a Five-Star Esthetician (LECTURE)
by Nerida Joy
To be confident at analyzing skin, you have to know what to look for. Without proper analysis, you can’t give your clients the results they are looking for. Celebrity esthetician and educator Nerida Joy breaks down how and why skin analysis is the essential first step to a great facial, retail sales and overall success.

Be the five-star package, gain confidence and be recognized as a great esthetician. Build a loyal clientele and a successful business moving forward!
Nerida Joy chose at an early age to devote her life to understanding and caring for the skin. Her education began in 1978 at Clè Therapy in Sydney, Australia. She is certified in Iridology, Reiki, Kinesiology, and Bush Essences and also received Certificates of Distinction from Australia’s Academy of Nutrition and Health. Nerida has helped the world’s most enviable stars achieve and maintain gorgeous, healthy skin.
11:50 a.m.
Energy Facial: Yin-Jue-Yin to Release Tension and Stress (DEMO)
by Anabel De La Vega
Watch as holistic expert Anabel de la Vega demonstrates this energy facial that triggers the YIN, incorporating one of the six principle meridians through which the vital Qi energy flows. Release tension and heart energy by triggering Yin for enhanced relaxation and balance.

Bring a new level of wellness to your clients with this unique, ancient practice!
Anabel De La Vega is a certified, fully licensed specialist and instructor in Florida with more than 24 years of experience in the beauty industry. She conducts educational seminars in Florida, Venezuela and Colombia and is highly respected in her field. She has a Master in Herbology and she combines Asian techniques in all her treatments. She is an International Guest Speaker at the World Beauty Congress in Shanghai China, Mumbai, India and Bangkok, Thailand.
12:30 p.m.
Stem Cells, Cytokines & Growth Factors in Skin care: Separating Fact from Fiction (LECTURE)
by Daniel Clary
Learn the true meaning of what stem cells, growth factors and cytokines are, and what their roles are in the body and skin. Dive deeper into the multiple sources of these growth factors, and the difference in sourcing them from fibroblasts, adipose (fat) stem cells and/or bone marrow stem cells. This lecture uncovers advanced medical concepts

Stem cells are the future of skin care! Gain a deeper understanding of these advanced concepts to stay ahead of the curve.
Daniel Clary is a passionate esthetic industry veteran with over 15 years as a licensed esthetician in two states. He has fostered a wealth of knowledge in cosmetic chemistry, skin physiology and molecular biology, which has allowed him to be a keynote speaker and be published in respected journals. An elected member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, he strives to deliver top-notch education and is part of a team of science “truth-seekers” as VP of Education at AnteAGE. He also maintains a new beauty and science-focused blog at www.culturedbeauty.com
Go To Main Stage – Monday