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Conference Schedule                                

Thursday, October 4 – Friday, October 5, 2018  (ends noon Friday)   

9:00 am – 4:30 pm Train the Trainer (Day One)
This highly acclaimed program is presented by past SPCP Director, Shanan Zickefoose, BSN, 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 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.  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 an 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 5, 2018  – Pre-Conference                                            

9:00am – 12:00pm Train the Trainer (Day Two, Continued, Morning only)
1:00pm – 5:00pm Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Class and Exam
Presented by Laurna Marika, this class will include comprehensive and up-to-date industryspecific 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, HepB 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 nine 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 Tattoo 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 6 2018                                                                                 


8:00am – 9:00am Badge & Packet Pickup, Continental Breakfast Equipment setup
8:00am – 5:00pm SPCP Booth Open
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome, Announcements
9:15am – 1:15pm Perfection is Possible: Mastering Permanent Cosmetics through an Evolving Industry
In preparation for her first presentation at an SPCP event, Beata has been looking back at the beginning of her journey through the permanent cosmetic industry and has seen an evolution of techniques and performance. From her continued travels through Europe to the Americas, she has discovered new methodologies to present to us. Beata will focus on the growth and advancement of the industry as she shares tips for perfecting eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip procedures. This will be a practice pad workshop so with Beata’s expert guidance, the attendee can try their hand at her renowned and progressive techniques.
Beata Baranska, CPCP
Beata is well-known in the permanent cosmetic industry as the founder of Purebeau-US and as an SPCP supplier member. She has been a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional since 2013. Having acquired over fifteen years of experience, she has truly earned her reputation as a gifted artist and educator with the finest professional standards. Having claimed the nickname, The Eyebrows Queen by her clients and colleagues, a visit to Beata’s office provides her clients with not only a perfectly framed face, but also the feeling of royal treatment.
2:30pm – 5:30pm It’s All About Langer’s Lines
Karl Langer, an anatomy professor, developed these lines from cadavers in rigor mortis. There are many factors and guides that contribute to the minimizing and camouflaging of scars. If incisions are placed parallel to Langer’s underlines of the skin, the incisions heal better than cuts than have been made across or diagonally. Over eight years of using Langer’s lines as the guidelines for permanent cosmetics, these dynamic educators will show us how we can treat the skin tissue gently and cause less damage during procedures. With this technique, one can achieve minimal swelling, bleeding, and a faster recovery. Learn how to penetrate the skin better and to absorb more pigment easily into the skin.
Miriam Keisar
Miriam is a lifetime member of the SPCP. She has been a cosmetologist, trainer and professional coach in the field of cosmetics for four decades. During the last twenty-five years, Miriam has been a pioneer and leader of the permanent cosmetic profession in Israel and combines her knowledge of esthetics to provide each student more tools for a variety of treatments in her academy where knowledge is power is her motto. She also owns and operates a beauty center staffed by an elite professional team.
Avital Keisar
Avital is a cosmetologist, trainer and professional coach in the field of permanent cosmetics for two decades. Her love and appreciation for the permanent cosmetic and related beauty fields are a result of being born straight into the action and growing up with it, making Avital the second generation professional. She operates Miriam’s academy and is responsible for professional support for students who have completed training and preparing them for their future in the industry. Last but not least, Avital is preserving her mother’s, Miriam Keisar’s, legacy.
6:00pm – 8:00pm Networking Reception Cash Bar

Sunday, October 7 2018                                                                                  


8:30am – 9:00am Town Hall Meeting Continental Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast with President Melisa Ferriola, CPCP to discuss matters important to SPCP members. This was a very popular meeting at the Las Vegas Convention.
8:30am – 1:30pm SPCP Booth Open
9:00am – 10:15am Creating Artistic and Realistic Areola through Tattooing
Breast cancer affects 1 out of every 8 women in the United States. From diagnosis to treatment and post reconstruction surgery, these women have been through significant mental, emotional, and physical stress and challenges. Although breast reconstruction makes a huge difference in reshaping a woman’s body after a mastectomy, areola reconstruction tattooing completes the process. Anna Burns will talk about her areola reconstruction work to inspire us to follow in her footsteps to make a difference in these brave survivors’ lives
Anna Burns, CPCP
Anna has a formal education in art, design, and color theory from the renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She worked for Columbia TriStar TV, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon as a storyboard artist. However, with a passion for transforming the human body through art, she later worked for Celebrity Status Tattoos in Atlanta. In 2013 she entered the world of Permanent Cosmetics. Her passion for education is clear by her many certificates of countless trainings she has taken, but she is most recognized as a highly acclaimed tattoo artist and shares her skills an SPCP trainer member.
10:15am – 11:15am Facial Injectables, Aesthetics, & Permanent Cosmetics
Here is the 101 in becoming more knowledgeable in working on clients who have or want facial injectables such as Botox, Dermal Fillers and Aesthetics. In this segment, Marie will help you understand the do’s and don’ts to ensure better results, symmetry, and safety measures. Today, more and more individuals of various age groups are seeking all types of facial aesthetics, skin treatments, and injections along with permanent cosmetics. Are you ready to be able to advise what is best for them? Learn best practices when doing our procedures on faces receiving other aesthetic treatments.
Marie Jenkinson (Barbuto), BSN, RN, CANS, CPCP
Marie is owner of Aesthetic Ree-Creations, Clinical Director and Partner of Aesthetic Skin Care in Morristown, NJ, a permanent cosmetic artist for fifteen years, Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Nurse Injector and Trainer for Allergan Pharmaceuticals. She is a lecturer and trainer for the International Plastic Surgical Nurses Association and is an active member of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists. Marie is a highly regarded lifetime member of the SPCP and esteemed contributor to the SPCP V Quarterly.
11:30am – 12:30pm Warm and Cool Colors Under the Skin
Gaining an understanding of this subject will help us determine what to look for when choosing colors for our clients. This presentation is packed with usable information and will cover how to determine whether a color is a ‘true’ warm color; the ‘looks warm but acts cool’ browns; the importance of lightfastness and bleed resistance; the permanent cosmetic color wheel; colors to caution against using and which ones we should use; and finally we will learn about corrections with warm and cool colors.
Elizabeth Finch-Howell
Elizabeth is a pioneer, recognized leader and lecturer in the permanent cosmetic industry. She has manufactured pigments since 1989 which are used globally. She joined the offices of Dr. Roy Geronemus, former Chief of Laser Surgery at NYU and later became Director of the Department of Permanent Cosmetics at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, NJ. She was both an SPCP Director and President and was awarded the prestigious Industry Leader Award in 2009. Elizabeth continues to be an active supporter and supplier member of the SPCP.
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30pm SPCP Booth Closes
1:30pm Silent Auction Closes
1:45pm – 2:45pm The Machine Alternatives
Have you found that perfect machine you can do all your procedures with? Maybe yes, maybe no, but have you ever considered using a manual device? Melisa will dispel some of the myths about manual techniques, compare needle configurations, time saving methods, and will share her tips and secrets as she shows how to incorporate this tool into your practice. See how the operator becomes the power source, setting speed and needle depth with one simple device.
Melisa Ferriola, CPCP
Melisa is a member of the SPCP Board of Directors, currently serving as President. She began her career in makeup at Pennsylvania State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Quantitative Business Analysis with an additional emphasis in theater. Melisa studied and applied stage and special effects makeup for the university theatre company. In 2006, after a 20-year corporate banking career, she 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 in Hockessin, Delaware.
2:45pm – 3:45pm Get a Grip on Your Grip!
Are you proud of the work you are doing? Do you think you can do better? Do you feel like your business is running you? Is your social media out of control? Do you spend so much time repeating yourself to every client that calls? Spending your evenings responding to requests and scheduling appointments? Genevieve is excited to share with you her tried and true tactics for these real issues; and with honesty and candor, she will share her own proven process and show true results that we all can implement.
Genevieve Barlas, CPCP
With more than three decades as an aesthetician, in 2012 Genevieve began her research and training in cosmetic tattooing. In 2015 she was awarded for the highest score on her CPCP exam that year. With a focus and commitment to do exceptional work, Genevieve trains several times a year, and is consistently growing. She is passionate about using her skills and her client-centered approach and has built her successful practice entirely independently from the ground up, including her website and all marketing and design. Genevieve is a long-time champion of education and ongoing professional development.
4:00pm – 5:30pm CPCP Exam —Pre-registration by September 21st , 2018 is required to take the exam

4:00pm – 5:00pm Panel of Experts hosted by Debbie Guastella, CPCP
The day culminates with one of the most popular presentations of Fall Conference. Get answers to your most pressing industry-related questions – this panel will consist of Fall Conference Presenters.
5:00pm – 5:30pm Raffle – you might win a 2019 Convention in Las Vegas!

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