As a busy esthetician, we know you’re looking for ways to level up your business. Luckily, there are dozens of spa business events each year. At a spa conference, you can learn from industry experts on how to grow your business.
We found the best conferences for estheticians and spa professionals in 2023.
Which Spa Conference Should I Attend in 2023?
The spa industry is competitive. Conferences and events give you an advantage as an esthetician. You can learn about emerging trends or products and make connections with business owners and other spa professionals.
Here are 8 spa conferences that should be on your radar in 2023.
#1 International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference
The IESC is an industry-leading event for wellness education. It’s a great place to learn new techniques and treatments to add to your spa service, as well as get advice on growing your client base and making more money as an esthetician.
Attend this event to hear from licensed estheticians, instructors, and spa owners on a range of topics, including:
- Mastering a facial massage
- Social media marketing
- Chemical peels
- Treating skin of color
- Providing a 5-star client experience
- And much more!
Also, you can attend the exhibit featuring leading beauty industry businesses to learn about new products, tech, and software that could help your business. Or, even get a sneak peek at your competition.
The IESC hosts two separate conferences in the U.S. This year’s conferences will be held in Florida and Nevada.
PBA members get a 50% discount on the cost of attendance.
Date: June 24th – 26th
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $85 to $345
#2 Spatec North America
Unlike other conferences, Spatec is a one-to-one event. It invites buyers and suppliers to take part in 16 meetings over the course of the event.
It’s mainly a place to conduct business. Suppliers show off products that can help owners and managers of spies, resorts, and hotels. Prior to the event, buyers create profiles with their spending budget. And both buyers and suppliers decide which meetings they attend. The meetings are only 20 minutes, so come with an A+ elevator pitch prepared.
You also have the opportunity to network with your peers over meals and other activities. You should come ready to build relationships and close deals.
Spatec is better for more established spa professionals and owners.
Date: September 26th – 29th
Cost: Not available
Location: Manalapan, FL
#3 ISPA 2023
The International Spa Association brings together spa industry professionals from around the world. Through a mix of knowledge-building sessions, town halls, and luncheons, you can learn and connect with your industry.
You can learn about:
- Recruiting top talent for your spa
- Emphasizing customer experience
- Evolving with the spa industry
- Pricing strategies for spa businesses
- And a whole lot more!
You might spark inspiration for your own business. It’s a good option whether you’re a seasoned pro or a new esthetician.
You must be an ISPA member to attend this event.
Date: May 9th – 11th
Cost: $855 (regular), $899 (on-site)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
#4 Aesthetics Innovation Summit
The Aesthetics Innovation Summit is a hub for medical estheticians and aesthetics enthusiasts. During this one-day event, you hear from owners, physicians, and researchers in the aesthetics industry. Learn about:
- Understanding modern healthcare providers
- Emerging business and innovation in aesthetics
- Forming partnerships in medical aesthetics
- Scaling an aesthetics business
- Mastering a reverse pitch
- Skin health
- Lower body Beautification
- Toxin science
Also, you can take place in an innovation showcase, shark tank-styles session, and live podcast on tech in the beauty industry
Date: April 19th
Cost: $995.00 for regular attendees. Groups and physicians pay a discounted rate.
Location: Miami Beach, FL
#5 America’s Beauty Show
America’s Beauty Show is a staple for beauty professionals, including cosmetologists, hair stylists, and estheticians. Attend to engage with beauty professionals, instructors, and influencers. And experience trends, products, and innovation from over 300 brands.
Estheticians especially will enjoy skin treatment classes and certifications, a skincare career fair, and an expo featuring new and popular skincare products.
The show offers 40+ CEU courses to attendees.
Date: April 15th – 17th
Cost: $79 (one-day) or $159 (three-days). Business groups and students may get a discounted rate.
Location: Rosemont, IL
#6 Face & Body Skincare Show
The Face & Body Skincare Show has been a staple in the wellness community for over 30 years. It delivers education and entertainment to spa professionals. You can connect with peers and expand your network of medical aestheticians and wellness pros.
You can attend multiple education sessions to learn how to better serve your clients and make more money as an esthetician. Or, browse the expo floor to experience live demos, product launches, and new spa techniques.
Date: August 20th – 21st
Cost: Not available
Location: Sacramento, California
#7 Live Love Spa
Live Love Spa is a traveling, experiential event. The event is meant to be immersive for spa professionals. Attendees get mini treatment demonstrations, like facials and skin smoothing. So, you get to see your spa from the perspective of a client. There will also be a showcase to check out the latest products. And opportunities to build relationships with other spa leaders.
Live Love Spa travels across the country throughout the year. This year, they’ll travel to 19 major cities. So, you have plenty of opportunities to experience this unique event.
Date: April 24th – 25th
Cost: $149 or $249
Location: Orlando, FL
#8 ISBN Conference
The International Salon Spa Business Network conference is made specifically for chain and franchise salons and spas. Multi-unit beauty companies gather to learn and connect over their shared experiences. Take advantage of three days of activities to grow your spa business.
You can hear from over 20 leaders in the beauty industry on trending topics like FICA TIP Tax Legislation or using data to identify media buys for your business. And take part in some fun networking excursions like a golf tournament or bike tour.
Date: April 23rd – 25th
Cost: Not available
Location: Coral Gables, FL
Estheticians, it’s time to treat yourself to a business event. Conferences for estheticians and spa professionals can open doors for your career and spark inspiration to grow your business. The best part: you learn about new products and techniques to help your clients.
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