Spa 10 and The Esthetician Mentor
San Francisco Institute of
Esthetics and Cosmetology (SFIEC)
Complexions Spa for Beauty and Wellness
REBECCA JAMES GADBERRY
University of California, Los Angeles
MARK LEES, PH.D.
Mark Lees Skin Care
ERIN MADIGAN-FLECK, N.M.D.
Tranquility Spa & Wellness Center
PETER T. PUGLIESE, M.D.
Circadia by Dr. Pugliese
Schmaling Education Group
& COMTA Commissioner
Skin Smooth Pro
JENNIFER WILD, DO
True U Esthetics
Yours in education,
Senior Managing Editor
We have been around for three decades! Of course, I am talking about Skin Inc. here (wink, wink) and am ecstatic to say that we are celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2018. The
celebration isn’t just going to be cake. Rather, we are going all out in a
way that only we can. In 2018, Skin Inc. will be celebrating the people,
brands and businesses that got us here and make this industry so great.
For starters, visit Skininc.com or attend any of the Face & Body
events (Atlanta, Rosemont and San Jose), and you will see a History of
the U.S. Spa Industry timeline crafted by our staff in celebration of the
amazing advancements our industry has made.
Rather than enjoying some pearl earrings (which is the traditional
30th anniversary gift), we have decided pearls of wisdom is much
more up our alley. Our
anniversary celebration kicked
off in December, when I had the
esteemed honor of moderating
a Then And Now Anniversary
Podcast, 30 Year of Spa: A
Celebratory Look Back, with
five of our original authors: Rebecca Gadberry; Mark Lees; Marion
Simms; Peter Pugliese, M.D.; and Carol Phillips. I listened in as the five
reminisced on what the industry looked like 30 years ago, technologies
that have changed their careers and projected what they see in the spa
industry’s future. To listen to the podcast, turn to page DE1 of this
issue’s Digital Edition or visit www.skininc.com.
These five will be joined with other original authors in each issue
this year to update one of their first articles in a special Then and Now
series. The first of these in this issue is by Mark Lees on page DE1 of
your Digital Edition, who is revisiting his oily skin article from 1988.
We will also be doing special interviews with industry pioneers
throughout 2018 and featuring them as anniversary videos and Stories
of Success pieces. In this issue on Page 28, we talk to Mark Lees on how
theater got him into this industry, who his mentors were and what he
sees in store for esthetics.
Of course, we are still having cake! Join us at any of the three
Face & Body events for special anniversary celebrations, Anniversary
Power Panels and exciting presentations by industry pioneers—our
kind of pearls.
Pearls of Wisdom
10 January 2018 © Skin Inc. www.SkinInc.com