On Monday, May 7, 2018, Repêchage Professional Skin Care will host the 20th Annual International Conference for Salons and Spa Professionals at SECOND Floor in NYC. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this spa industry event, key industry experts have been invited to deliver insight into some of today’s most important spa topics: Legal and Business Challenges for Spas, Oncology Esthetics, Consumer Behavior, and Employee Relations.
This year’s event will highlight these key topics that are dramatically affecting the spa and beauty industry.
Presentations and speakers at this year’s event include the following:
Navigating the Legal and Business Challenges Facing the Skin Care Industry
Sharon Blinkoff: Counsel, Locke Lord LLP and Secretary General Counsel of ICMAD – Sharon Blinkoff represents manufacturers, marketers, and distributors of cosmetics, dietary supplements, over the counter drugs, and medical devices as well as beauty appliances and other consumer products and luxury goods. She regularly advises clients on compliance with the laws enforced by the FDA, CPSC, and the FTC, and obtaining FDA registrations and 510k premarket clearances.
A Window into the Consumer Mind
Dr. Leon Alexander: Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology, Founder of Eurisko Design – Dr. Leon Alexander is a retail psychologist and thought provoker who came into the industry as a hairdresser, spending ten years with Vidal Sassoon. Realizing his true passion was on the business side, Alexander ultimately acquired 320 salons in Europe. In 2006, Alexander founded Eurisko Design, a comprehensive salon design, distribution and consulting company focused on maximizing the consumer experience and consequently, the salons business profitability.
Angela Noviello: LE, COE, OTI Italian Director and European Coordinator – Angela Noviello, Director of the Esthetics Division, Milano Estetica Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa and Italian Director and National Educator of Oncology Esthetics, Angela’s experiences range in make-up, massage, lymph drainage, endermologie, applied technologies, communication and marketing. Expert Consultant for various, well-known companies and magazines in the sector, she has been tutor of Professional Theory in Esthetics for over 15 years.
Be Nice (Or Else!) in the Workplace
Winn Claybaugh: Founder and Co-Owner of Paul Mitchell the School, Author of Be Nice (Or Else!) – Winn Claybaugh is the author of Be Nice (Or Else!) and “one of the best motivational speakers in the country,” according to CNN’s Larry King. A national speaker for major corporations and a business owner for more than 30 years with over 16,000 people in his organization, Winn is the founder, co-owner, and dean of hair care giant Paul Mitchell’s school division.
Beauty – Between the Sheets!
Lydia Sarfati: Repêchage CEO and Founder – Lydia Sarfati is the Founder and CEO of Repêchage, the first company to bring seaweed-based skincare treatments and cosmetics to the U.S market. Ms. Sarfati is an international industry leader and the developer of the world-renowned Repêchage Four Layer Facial. Today, together with her husband David Sarfati, Co-Founder and COO, Sarfati oversees a 50,000 square foot manufacturing, research, development and training facility in Secaucus, NJ.
This year’s event is set to take place at New York’s SECOND FLOOR and will include the following:
- New Repêchage product launches
- Parade of Nations
- Champagne reception
- President’s Awards of Excellence
A two day Master Class with Lydia Sarfati will follow on May 8-9, 2018 and be held at the Lydia Sarfati Post Graduate Skin Care Academy at the Repêchage Headquarters.