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Thursday, October 5 – Friday, October 6, 2017  – Pre-Conference                

9:00 am – 4:30 pm Train the Trainer
This highly acclaimed program is presented by past SPCP Director Shanan Zickefoose, BSC, RN, CPCP. While a required class for those with a goal to become SPCP trainer members, this program is also required regularly for certified trainer members as a review. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with one another and to speak on particular subjects to enrich the program with new ideas. This exchange of ideas facilitates new educational concepts and program development.

Attendees of this class must be CPCP certified or scheduled to take their certification exam during the conference. Please refer to the SPCP website for other trainer member requirements or contact the office for an application packet.

Attending this class does not qualify the attendee as an SPCP trainer member; additional requirements must be met. Please refer to the SPCP website for other trainer member requirements or contact the office for a Trainer Application Packet. There is no separate certificate awarded for attending this class.

  Shanan Zickefoose BSN, RN, CPCP
Shanan began her career in permanent cosmetics in 2006 and owns a medical spa practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she practices all areas of permanent cosmetics. She has been active member of the SPCP since 2007, including serving on the Board of Directors. Always driven by a challenge, she pursued and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Tulsa. Through her nursing specialties and personal family medical issues, it became clear that wound care was a passion that complimented her career and personal goals.

Friday, October 6, 2017  – Pre-Conference                                                         

1:00pm – 5:00pm Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Class and Exam
Presented by Laurna Marika, this class will include comprehensive and up-to-date industry- specific information regarding the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and the methodology required for compliance in the workplace. Attendees will receive a brief introduction to the history and function of the Occupational Health and Safety Agency (OSHA) and a breakdown of the Standard (CFR 1910.1030) as it pertains to the permanent cosmetic industry. Topics to be covered will include: epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases; modes of disease transmission; exposure control methods, including engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Also presented will be workplace risk reduction through the application of appropriate housekeeping methods; the function and design of an Exposure Control Plan, including its elements, record keeping, Hep B vaccination, and the exposure/post evaluation process. There is an exam following the class for knowledge assessment.
  Laurna Marika
Laurna is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for 10-hour and 30-hour General Industry programs. She has over eight years’ experience as an instructor teaching Bloodborne Pathogens and the Principles of Infection Control for the body modification industry. Laurna has taught classes ranging from onsite small studios to larger convention seminars. As a traditional tattoo artist and co-owner of Mr. Shorty’s Tttoo Emporium, LLC in Lexington, South Carolina, Laurna brings to her classes real life experience in how to introduce Bloodborne Pathogens Standard compliance into a working studio environment.

Saturday, October 7 2017                                                                                   

8:00 am – 9:00 am Badge & Packet Pickup, Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome, Announcements
9:15 am – 12:15 pm Microblading Today: What we now know
Daria Chuprys is back with an in-depth microblading presentation that will include hands- on device work on practice pads. An emphasis will be made on proper techniques, including needle depth and color selection. Demonstration of the shading technique with a manual method will be shown. Learn about different healing results based on skin types and what skin types may not be recommended for this procedure. Attendees will be provided with supplies for this session.
  Daria Chuprys, CPCP
Daria is a world renowned trainer and pioneer of the unique anual device microblading technique for eyebrow tattooing. Her attention to detail and precise hairline stroke placement methodology achieves a realistic appearing brow. Daria is an SPCP Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional (CPCP), an SPCP Trainer Member, an international judge and speaker, and continues to advance her technique and craft every day.
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch
12:15 pm – 5:00 pm SPCP Booth Open
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Machine set-up time for attendees
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm FUNdamental Tattooing Techniques 
Have you ever wondered how tattoo artists create realistic portraits in the skin? How can these techniques translate to your work? In this workshop, Terry will share shading and other techniques that have been used by traditional tattoo artists for over a century. Learn how to achieve hyper-realistic effects in brows and 3-D nipple areola, as well as how to bring balance and symmetry to your art. This is a hands-on class, so come prepared to draw! Attendees will be asked to bring their machines and various needle groupings to include single needle, larger round shaders such as 8 rounds, a 5 or 7-liner, and a 7, 9, or 11-magnum.
  Terry Lively, CPCP
Terry is a licensed esthetician and makeup artist in the State of Texas. She began cosmetic tattooing in 1999, and soon after served an apprenticeship in traditional tattooing where she learned from the ground up, including soldering and making her own needle groupings. She owned The Art of Skin, a tattoo shop in downtown San Antonio. Having been certified as an OSHA outreach trainer, she has taught bloodborne pathogens classes to industry professionals. Dubbed a machine junkie, Terry collects coil and rotary tattoo machines, and uses them to create realistic art in the skin, focusing on hyper-realistic medical tattooing for breast cancer survivors.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Networking Reception – Cash Bar

Sunday, October 8 2017                                                                                  

8:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 12:00 pm SPCP Booth Open
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome, Announcements
9:15 am – 10:15 am Bad Habits and How to Fix Them
We all do it! Those terrible little habits that hold us back from our full potential as an artist. Sometimes it’s the fear of stepping out of one’s comfort zone and sometimes it’s something taught and never questioned. Regardless the level of experience, this quick guide to breaking those bad habits is a must-have for every tech. We will cover several bad habits that many are guilty of, why they are hurting your work, and most importantly, how to fix them.
  Angela Gates, CPCP
A Brooklyn, New York native, Angela Gates has lived in Georgia, Washington, and Germany. She is a certified SPCP Trainer Member and owner of Effortlessly Beautiful by Angela in Staten sland, NY. For twenty years, Angela has worked on both sides of the tattoo industry, with her experience as a traditional tattoo artist providing a unique perspective into permanent cosmetics. A perpetual student in permanent cosmetics and academics, she is a firm believer in continuing education as well as networking and supporting colleagues.
10:30 am – 11:30 am  Scars are Tattoos with a Story
By adulthood, virtually everyone has sustained injury to the skin that has resulted in some type of scarring. Our ethnicity and DNA indicates how our skin will react to injury and the resulting scar tissue that will form. Scars very commonly appear in the areas of the face that influence our cosmetic tattooing procedures, and there is more of a demand for medical tattooing than ever before. These scars can necessitate modifications in our techniques and impact the results of our healed procedures.
  Debbie Miller, CPCP
Debbie is the owner of Newport Permanent Makeup and Advanced Training Academy, and current SPCP Board member. She has had twenty-eight years’ experience in the medical and beauty professions. Showcased in the highly-acclaimed television show The Doctors, Debbie has been a respected educator, author, lecturer and practitioner for many years in the paramedical and cosmetic tattooing industry. She will present Fibrotic Tissue and Permanent Cosmetic Procedures, by way of case studies, videoed procedures, and skin color theory.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Great Marketing = Great Money.
Own your Results.
Molly Klipp will share her highly successful marketing strategies to increase profits by setting your business up for success. The tips she offers such as using reviews, social media, networking, and relationship building will expand your brand and increase revenue. Learn how to do a 60-second commercial to use at networking events; find people that want to promote you, and learn how to se your website and social media simply and wisely to drive lients to your business!
  Molly Klipp, CPCP
Molly was a franchise owner for thirty years and was a top ten franchise for over twenty years. She switched gears to permanent cosmetics in early 2014, and her goal from that moment on was to learn the skills necessary to build the business quickly. Just over a year later, Molly turned her part time permanent cosmetic business into full time. Selling her franchise, she turned Carefree Beauty into a 6-figure income within a year, using the business skills she developed.
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch Break (on your own)
1:45 pm SPCP Booth Closes
1:30 pm Silent Auction Closes
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Updates in Hair Loss Disorders
Hair is a unique and essential component of our identity. The involuntarily loss of hair can contribute to significant anxiety and loss of one’s quality of life. Dr. Rogers will discuss the most common types of hair loss to be seen by cosmetic tattoo artists and how to help recognize and refer these clients for further evaluation and workup. She will focus on conditions like frontal fibrosing alopecia, alopecia areata, and trichotillomania. Dr. Rogers will also discuss the difference between scenarios where hair regrowth is and is not possible in order to further guide the management of these conditions.
  Nicole Rogers, MD
Dr. Rogers is a board certified dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon in private practice at Hair Restoration of the South in Metairie, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and serves as Assistant Clinical Professor in Tulane’s Dermatology Department. Her practice is limited to the medical and surgical treatment of all forms of hair loss, including male and female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia), alopecia areata, and more. She is a strong supporter of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation, which helps provide funding for basic science research, patient outreach, and local support group services.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Panel of Experts hosted by Debbie Guastella, CPCP
This is always a popular feature of SPCP events. The conference presenters offer this opportunity to address any questions you may still have from presentations, or industry- related question, in general.
  Debra Guastella, CPCP
We can never get enough of event Coordinator/Emcee, Debra Guastella! Her flair for pageantry and ability to make all feel welcome is enjoyed by all who attend SPCP events. She is an SPCP trainer member, specializing in areola repigmentation Procedures. Debra is an industry leader, keynote speaker, and has long-standing permanent cosmetic studio and training facility in New Orleans. She has served the SPCP as a Director and is an honored recipient of the Industry Leader Award.
 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm   CPCP Exam: Pre-Registration is Required
 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm SPCP Town Hall Meeting
Melisa Ferriola, CPCP and President of the SPCP, will host an SPCP-Style Town Hall Meeting. What is the SPCP and why is it so important to all permanent cosmetic professionals. As our industry changes, so too must the SPCP. How is the Board of Directors making this happen for you? Melisa will discuss the great changes SPCP is going through along with ensuring all members take advantage of all that SPCP has to offer. There will be plenty of time for Q & A and member input.
  Melisa Ferriola, CPCP
Melisa currently serves the SPCP as President of the Board of Directors. She began her career in make-up at the Pennsylvania State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Quantitative Business Analysis with an additional emphasis in theatre. In 2006, after a 20-year corporate career in the Delaware banking industry, Melisa switched careers to pursue her life- long interest in makeup and beauty by opening Lasting Looks – a permanent cosmetics studio, lash bar and day spa located in Hockessin, Delaware.
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Raffle – you might win a 2018 Convention in Las Vegas!

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