an extraordinary experience! - The International Congress Of



an extraordinary experience! - The International Congress Of
of Esthetics and Spa, Long Beach, CA
was the biggest event of the year for
the spa industry in California! The renowned annual event, held this year on
September 29th and 30th at the Long
Beach Convention Center, had the highest attendance in its history, with a 20
percent higher attendance than 2012!
Attendees truly embraced all aspects
of the conference, taking full advantage
of the many opportunities to network,
learn, experience services and explore
the latest innovations on the market. The
General Session, seminars and workshops
were all very well attended. Vendors reported opening many new key accounts
Michelle D’AllairdBrenner, host
show floor
Boldijarre Koronczay
D’Allaird-Brenner, Strunk, Fuller
at the congress, and many completely
sold out of their inventory onsite.
“The Long Beach conference exceeded all of our expectations, especially the quality of the attendees,” says
Stephanie Nervegna, trade show and
event manager for PCA Skin. “We met
many skin care professionals that share the
same stances that are cornerstones for our
company, including continuing education, improving lives and a high standard
for values and ethics. We couldn’t have
asked for a better experience.”
Michael Q. Pugliese, CEO of Circadia
by Dr. Pugliese echoed that sentiment.
“Another great show in Long Beach!
Attendees came ready to learn and ready
A Natural Difference booth
PCA Skin booth
sauna demo
Kinda-Anne Kahn
Image Skincare booth
to buy. Big thanks to The International
Congress of Esthetics and Spa for putting on a great event.”
“As a first-timer to The International
Congress of Esthetics and Spa show in
Long Beach, I was blown away by the
sheer number of vendors,” says esthetician Cari Calkins of Electric Esthetics &
Skincare in Palmer, AK. “I am completely
surprised at how personal it could all be
in such a big place. I am so glad I went!
The classes inspired me to step outside
the box with my career. Thanks LNE & Spa
for putting on a fantastic event!”
The Holistic & Wellness Pavilion, which
debuted in Long Beach for the very first
time, was extremely popular. Attendees in-
Bella Schneider booth
HydroPeptide booth
Pino booth
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dulged in complimentary treatments from
Skin Fitness and ilike organic skin care.
Another key new feature that was offered for the first time this year exclusively
for spa directors and owners was the Spa
Director Symposium for Spa Connection
association members. Kerstin Florian,
Lira Clinical, Pino and Osmosis Skincare
provided treatments for guests.
“The Spa Director Symposium, hosted by LNE & Spa and the Spa Connection,
was a great addition to the trade show
this year,” says Joanne Berry, founder of
Spa Remedies and director of spa and
wellness at Bellus Academy. “With four
top vendors offering complimentary services to spa directors who had been in-
show floor
Hale Cosmeceuticals booth
Le Mieux booth
vited as VIPs, this was a great networking
opportunity to reconnect and showcase
new treatments for our industry.”
A warm thank you to all who took
part in this outstanding event! We look
forward to seeing you again next year in
Long Beach on September 7th and 8th! n
Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa and
Dermascope magazines cosponsor four
International Congress of Esthetics and
Spa educational conferences/trade shows
annually in Miami Beach, FL, Dallas, TX,
Long Beach, CA and Philadelphia, PA.
Dates for 2014 conferences: Miami
Beach, FL, April 6-7; Dallas, TX, May
Nina Curtis
November 2013 • Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
Amanda Clinton Winter is the assistant
editor at Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa.
Email her at [email protected]
Kansa Face Wand Massage (lecture)
D’vine demo
lash demo
4-5; Long Beach, CA, September 7-8;
Philadelphia, PA, October 19-20.
Circadia booth
Deborah Merhar
Christina workshop
Derme & Co. booth
Teal Druda makeup demo
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