Upcoming Spa & Wellness Workshops at Bellus Academy

Date & Time: Monday, January 31st, 10am – 4pm
Requirements: Esthetics (all levels)
Instructor: Trisha Bean from Jaco Distributors
Price: $75 (20% discount for current students & alumni)


Workshop Objective: Course covers sanitation, professionalism, several
styles and techniques to best prepare students.

About Trisha Bean
Trisha Bean’s esthetic career began in 2005 in Kansas City, MO at the prestigious Terry Binns Day Spa on the Country Club Plaza. During her time at Terry Binn’s Spa, she began teaching alongside Terry at his distribution center. Trisha was selected to attend an in-depth training seminar in Chicago, IL hosted by International Beauty Systems Group, the exclusive importer of Cirepil. Upon completion, she was honored to become one of seven Master Educators for Cirepil wax and the Cirepil waxing system.

Trisha prides herself on constantly raising the level of professionalism in the waxing industry. She holds herself, as well as her students, to the highest standards of sanitation and cleanliness within the waxing room. She encourages providing a safe, friendly and comfortable waxing environment while always maintaining the integrity of the skin during the waxing service.

Please RSVP
Contact Joanne Berry, Director of Spa Education and Recruitment
[email protected]
Direct: 858.748.1490 x321
RSVP at least one week in advance
Open to current students, alumni and all spas & salons

Date & Time: Monday, February 7th, 9:30am-4:30pm
Requirements: Industry Professionals
Price: $95 before February 1st or $125 afterwards. (20% discount for current students & alumni
Instructor: Rebecca James Gadberry (The leading ingredient authority in the professional skin care industry)

About this workshop

These days it seems everything concerning skincare ingredients is controversial. One company claims their products are all natural while another says natural is an ideal that’s not within reach. Clients want us to “go green” but how can we make sure the products we provide truly deliver on this promise? We’re told cosmeceuticals are like drugs in the world of skincare, but does the FDA agree?

What about the ingredients themselves? Is more of an active ingredient always better? Legally, can we even claim an ingredient is “active” in a skincare product? When it comes to vitamins, which ones and which forms are the most effective? Does Vitamin A actually cause cancer like one organization maintains? What are peptides? Are they truly the miracle workers they’re made out to be? Can they really penetrate the skin? Which peptides are the best and how do we know? As for sunblocks, why do we still burn if they’re blocking out the sun’s rays? And do they really cause skin cancer?

To answer these questions and many more, we’ve asked Rebecca James Gadberry – the leading ingredient authority in the professional skincare industry – to explain the facts about some of the most common myths and misunderstandings in our industry. A licensed esthetician since 1977, an award-winning educator and cosmetic chemist who has formulated well over 1200 products, and the chief instructor of UCLA Extension’s popular Cosmetic Science courses for 25 years, Rebecca brings a unique understanding to the world of skincare ingredients. 
Please join us for a full and exciting day of ingredient education. The format is designed for open discussion and Rebecca welcomes the questions you haven’t been able to – or can’t – ask anyone else.

Instructor’s Bio
Rebecca James Gadberry is widely recognized as the professional skin care industry’s leading ingredient authority. An award-winning journalist, skin care developer, licensed esthetician and one of the industry’s most dynamic educators, Rebecca has been the senior instructor of the highly acclaimed User-Friendly Ingredient Series at UCLA Extension since 1986, is the chair-elect for the California Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and is Chairman | CEO of YG Laboratories, manufacturers of private label professional performance skin care for cosmetic brands worldwide.

Please RSVP
Contact Joanne Berry, Director of Spa Education and Recruitment
[email protected]
Direct: 858.748.1490 x321
RSVP at least one week in advance
Open to current students, alumni and all spas & salons

About Bellus Academy’s Advanced Spa & Wellness Workshops
In the past five years, the field of medical and specialized Esthetics & Massage/Bodywork has continued to boom requiring Estheticians/Massage Therapists to seek out continued education. In fact, according to the US Department of Labor statistics for 2008-2018, Skin Care Specialists will experience an estimated 38% growth as consumers become more concerned with their personal appearance. Massage therapists’ employment is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2008-2010, as people learn more about the benefits of massage therapy. To meet the needs of this rapidly increasing segment and the demand for qualified Estheticians/Massage Therapists, we are hosting advanced, specialized workshops at Bellus Academy.

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