THE EXPERT CORNER - LOS ANGELES
Plan out your day! Check back often to see the latest Expert Corner speakers who will be featured at Pamper Me Fabulous on November 11, 2012.
Fabulous Over 40: The Natural Face Lift
with Barbara Close
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Are there options for aging skin besides Botox, plastic surgery and skin fillers? Join Barbara Close, clinical esthetician and product formulator to discover why the skin ages and how “inflamm’aging” accelerates the aging process. Learn how ultrasonic technology works with Plant Stem Cells to rejuvenate skin tone, plump and firm wrinkles and create a glowing complexion.
Vision Care: Digital Eye Fatigue
withDr. Larry Macapagal & Cynthia Rodriguez
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Are you addicted to Facebook? Do you spend all night reading on your tablet? Do you play "just one" more level of Angry Birds? If you sit in front of your computer for more than 2 hours a day, you may be at risk for digital eye fatigue or Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Come learn how to prevent CVS and protect your eyes from technology.
Inspiration to Celebration!
Melody Brandon of Sweet and Saucy Shop
Shirley Han of Fresh Events Company
Jesi Haack of Jesi Haack Design
Jennifer Sbranti, Founder of Hostess with the Mostess
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You've seen her amazing blog, you've seen her designs...now come join the ultimate Hostess with the Mostess, Jennifer Sbranti, as she invites some of her favorite event designers for a fun and inspiring session on entertaining! Just in time for this festive holiday season, Jennifer and company will show you how to turn everyday items from inspiration to celebration, so that your next party or gathering will be the talk of the town.
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Come join us for an interactive and fun session where you’ll receive quick tips for beautiful quick up do’s and fun, high energy Sexy Hair from professional artists!
As a leading California-based professional brand, Sexy Hair Concepts connects people around the world through the energy of creativity; self expression and education. Sexy Hair brings to life the irresistible experience of a sexier look and lifestyle.
Always on the pulse of what’s new and hot, Sexy Hair has been producing high-quality hair care products for those in the professional beauty industry for over a decade. Today, stylists look to Sexy Hair for the latest and greatest products to achieve the hottest and trendiest looks. The company’s six hair care lines can be found in over 60,000 licensed salons throughout the United States and in more than 36 counties across the globe. With more than 60 hair care products – Sexy Hair has what you need to make your style rock.
LoveUp: Creating Soul-Nourishing Relationships
by Suzanna Kennedy, Director of Reality Crafting Institute
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Find true love in your life and connect with your real "soul" mate! Soul Relationship Expert, Suzanna Kennedy will enlighten you and empower you with tools that will expand the love in your life. Take the "LoveUp Quiz" to find out if you are ready for soul-nourishing relationships.
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Since the beginning of time, youthful beauty has been sought after in most cultures all over the world. Join Lerin Ramsay Winter and Jamie Born as they discusses the fascinating historical journey of the Nerium Oleander plant through the ages as a natural botanical ingredient in skin care dating back to the 15th Century BC.
Jamie Born is a Brand Partner with Nerium International. Her background has been involved in nursing, she has traveled globally researching different lifestyles and has a compassionate nature second to none in the field of personal care.
Along with Lerin Winter, they are passionate about sharing this fabulous age defying skin care lotion that is a natural botanical product. For those of you that are interested they also provide the business opportunity if you wish to soar with this remarkable new company.
Owner, Sweet & Saucy Shop
Sweet & Saucy Shop specializes in custom desserts that taste as good as they look. Melody Brandon, Co- Owner and head Pastry Chef, realized her passion for desserts and stopped her pursuit of a career as a teacher and jumped head first into the world of butter, sugar, and flour! She headed to pastry school and graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu program at the California School of Culinary Arts as a Pastry Chef. She started Sweet & Saucy Shop with the desire to create gorgeous, delicious, modern looking desserts. Melody and her mother Eileen co-own Sweet & Saucy Shop and were very excited to open their second location this year in Newport Beach, CA so they can serve up even more delicious desserts!"
Barbara Close is the CEO and Founder of Naturopathica Holistic Health, a holistic health spa, herbal remedy and natural skin care company based in East Hampton, NY. A clinical esthetician, herbalist and aromatherapist, Barbara is a recognized authority in alternative treatments and a visionary natural product formulator for over 20 years.
Barbara is the author of three books, Aromatherapy - The A to Z Guide to Healing with Essential Oils, Well Being - Rejuvenating Recipes for Body and Soul and Pure Skin - Organic Beauty Basics. Additionally, Barbara has written The Spa Deck, a sumptuously illustrated recipe card box for creating spa treatments at home.
Jesi Haack is the Owner and Creative Director of Jesi Haack Design. A dynamic design firm that creates, sews, saws, drills, glues, strings, cuts, dyes, shreds, fringes, nails, paints and tapes it all to create the perfect illustration to any story! Known for their cutting edge, out of the box ideas, JHD has been noticed by Martha Stewart, Brides Magazine, The Knot, WE TV, Glamour, Rue Magazine, Design Sponge and more!
Fresh Events Company
Shirley is the Associate Events Planner at Fresh Events Company, where she specializes in coordinating and designing weddings and lifestyle events. From conception to execution, Shirley and her team at Fresh Events Company works hard to make sure every beautiful detail and element is perfectly placed in every event that they produce. Her passion for working with people, creativity, and attention to detail all help in making dreams come true for brides and grooms everywhere.
Shirley graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a degree in Media & Communications. After graduating, she worked as a Special Events Manager at the Hilton LAX before joining the amazing team at Fresh Events Company. She currently resides in Orange County and enjoys kickboxing, running, and watching movies.
|Dr. Larry Macapagal & Cynthia Rodriguez
Vision Essentials by Kaiser Permanente
Expert Corner Moderator
Brandi is a host and producer for PopSugar TV, a women's editorial and video site. There, she hosts PopSugar Shop, a show featuring editor curated "must have" products across the worlds of fashion, beauty, fitness and home. A longtime passion of Brandi's is food and as YumSugarTV Host, she gets to cook and bake, experimenting with new recipes and doing what she loves on-camera. In fact, she is the owner and Chief Candy Maker of sweet party STIX, a boutique candy shop specializing in custom sweet creations.
While Brandi calls Arizona home, she currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Hostess with the Mostess
Jennifer Sbranti is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hostess with the Mostess® (HWTM), a hip and modern party planning resource. HWTM brings creative entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational “how-to” website – www.HWTM.com – and popular daily blog.
Having hosted countless celebrations herself, ranging from special occasion showers and everyday get-togethers to large events, Sbranti now shares her contemporary style and no-fuss approach to entertaining with others. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as People, InStyle Weddings, Life&Style, Pregnancy, and Extra! TV, and she is a featured contributor for several well-respected online communities, including iVillage.com, BHG.com, and Parents.com.
Sbranti resides in San Diego with her husband Sonny and their 2 young daughters, Macy and Rylie.
Lerin Ramsay Winter is a Senior Brand Partner with Nerium International. She has a well rounded business background on many levels including owning a successful Santa Fe southwestern art gallery for twelve years. Recently she co~hosted a popular Blog Talk radio show "Spiritually Speaking" covering subjects involving healthy personal improvement and enlightenment.
Meet the Sexy Hair Artists:
Sexy Hair Master Artist
Liz Mefford’s edgy personal style is an external extension of her highly creative nature and keen sense of detail. With over a decade in the industry, Mefford’s visionary sense of hair trends and keen sense of how it reflect her clients’ inner beauty have served to compliment her talent and versatility.
Laura Hickenboth has always been a force to be reckoned with. While attending A.W. Beattie Career Center, Laura worked as a salon assistant where it became pretty evident she had an aptitude for teaching. Today, her hard work and determination has lead to her current position as a partner and Vice President of Harmony Salon where she continues to train and inspire members of her team each day.
Sexy Hair Master Artist
Kelly Bileddo prides herself on being a passionate and creative hair stylist, who focuses on providing each and every client with exceptional service. After attending a show and seeing Cassandra Grant on stage assisting a Sexy Hair Master Artist Bileddo recalls she wanted to work for Sexy Hair because she wanted to work “hand-in-hand with the best and to be able to learn from the best.”
Artistic Team Member
Jen Pietrzak is an industry veteran with a decade of experience in the field. Licensed in Michigan, Georgia and California, her extensive knowledge and background has lead her to develop training assistance programs for junior stylists to enhance their practice and training in addition to fostering a deep appreciation for hair artistry and salon management.
Nadira Volpe has been a licensed stylist for 5 years and recently became co-owner of Stiletto Hair Couture salon. Nadira has styled for the rock group The B-52’s, and her work has been featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine. She was first attracted to Sexy Hair at a hair show when she saw how “energetic, cool and modern” the stage was.
Even after being a cosmetologist for almost a decade, Lyndsay Schmitz is still in love with the beauty industry. She says it mixes her two loves; working with people and creating art into one perfect blend. “Every day I do something new,” she says. “I never feel bored or uninspired.”
Her drive and motivation has led her to be named Associate of the Quarter and Trainer of the Year in addition to being named the number one Master Stylist in 2010. She feels her love for education and staying busy attending shows, and conferences helps her stay ahead of the curve and learn new things.
A few years ago, Schmitz took a Sexy Hair Structure in Motion class. She credits this unique haircutting class, which focuses on efficient body positioning and flow, with changing her life not to mention helping her back. That inspired her to join the Sexy Hair team.
Growing up in her mother’s salon, Whitney Bremer has been surrounded by the beauty industry her entire life. Coupled with her deeply rooted passion for the industry and creative flair, that proximity has given her an excellent foundation for her natural talents. She chose to be a hairstylist because she loves making people happy and it gives her the artistic freedom she craves.
After being introduced to Sexy Hair through a Sexy Rocks event and using the product lines in school and at her mom’s salon, Bremer found it easy to work with the company.
Today, she has done her own Sexy Rocks events along with numerous demos and classes. Her fun, upbeat and easy-going personality has been a tremendous asset to Sexy Hair.
When asked what she would say to someone who was interested in following her stylish footsteps she says, “Come with me, I’ll show you my ways.”
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