ESI Montreal 2019 edition is over


We look forward to welcome this
year for the 2020 Edition.


Dr. Marie-Hélène Brouillette

Dr. Marie-Hélène Brouillette, general practitioner, started her career in emergency medicine and on an air ambulance eight years ago. Working in remote regions, where there are no plastic surgeons, she developed an expertise in repairing complex wounds. This was her break from the frenzy of the emergency department. She later refocused her career on women's health and sports medicine, in the hope of having more time to indulge her passion for esthetic medicine. A field of medicine requiring precision and dexterity as well as an artistic vision was her idea of the greatest combination ever. Promoting physical activity and wellness of the mind and body are the values that drive her. Constantly searching for excellence and new trends, she regularly participates in cutting-edge trainings and attends international conferences to offer her patients safe, high-quality esthetic treatments. She embraces the European approach to esthetic medicine for its more natural results. She is known for her exceptional listening skills, her kindness and her seamless results.


Aging Skin : A Comprehensive Approach

Sunday 3:30 p.m. Room 519-A

Aging of the skin is an unavoidable process, but attenuating its effects is possible through various esthetic and medical esthetic techniques. Dr. Brouillette will present a summary of the various physiological phenomena that lead to an aging face, as well as the key molecules that slow down the cascade. Hyaluronic acid, collagen, retinol and multiple preventative techniques will be discussed to guide your counselling on facial treatments. Dr. Brouillette will also present her comprehensive approach, including solar protection, protection from dermatological stressors, hydration and treating skin lesions caused by aging.
Profile Surgery and New Trends in Esthetic Medicine

Monday 2:30 p.m. Room 519-A

Dr. Brouillette is one of Québec's pioneers in the field of injectables. She focusses on her patients' profile helps them achieve a truly harmonious look. Nose, jaw angle, chin, temples are all injection techniques that are less well known both among patients and professionals. She will also cover key points on more medical applications, such as injections used for excessive perspiration or injecting masseters to thin the face, but also for jaw pain and treating migraines. Injectables should be seen as an additional tool to improve patients' satisfaction with regard to their appearance.

Elgha Centeno

Elgha Centeno, founder of ProFusion Coaching by Elgha Centeno and specialized coach in esthetics and medical esthetics, counts more than 14 years of experience in the field. Having been an esthetician, light-based technology technician, massage therapist, body treatment technician in her own business, she understands the reality of entrepreneurs in the industry. Furthermore, she worked as a business consultant and clinical trainer for international corporations like Dermalogica and Alma Lasers, which allowed her to gain experience in industry-specific marketing, financial and business strategies.

Passionate about helping her peers increase their profitability and recognition as true professionals, and to help elevate the standards in the industry, she has developed her own ongoing training model. The training revolves around an entrepreneurial mindset, business topics and technologies in the esthetics field, to name a few. On top of coaching, she offers consultation, seminars and specialized content writing services. She collaborates with Spa Canada magazine as the technology expert. Elgha has also co-founded the Facebook group “Les Pros de la Peau & Co.” that shares business tips, educational posts and networking opportunities for serious professionals of the industry in Quebec.


Technological Advances for Reducing Hyperpigmentation and Melasma

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 519-A

Ways of reducing hyperpigmentation are multiplying. In addition to peelings using products or devices, we all know about the usefulness of IPL or other lasers. Melasma, however, doesn't respond well to IPL, which could even exacerbate the problem or have undesirable effects. Over the last few years, studies have helped to evaluate the efficacy of fractional radiofrequency, fractional non-ablative lasers, and Q-Switched lasers to reduce hyperpigmentation and more specifically melasma, which needs to be treated with more subtlety. Join us to learn about these various methods and how to manage melasma with the appropriate technologies.
Conscious Leadership in Esthetics: The Key to Exceptional Professional and Personal Performance

Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 519-A

Whether you're an employee, an employer, a manager, trainer, representative or independent worker, leadership is required to ensure a fulfilling career and quality relationships. Gone is the time when leadership was only applied to people in positions of authority. Ours is an era of collective consciousness, where each and every one of us has a leadership role in the collective good (employees, colleagues, ourselves, clients and the company). In fact, if you're working with millennials, as clients or employees, they look for this type of leadership (even if it's not always consciously). Come learn how to activate the conscious leader in you, and see your career and even your life upgrade to a higher level of performance and happiness!

Isabelle Fontaine

After having taught at Université du Québec à Montréal and at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, Isabelle Fontaine is now a keynote speaker whose talks on the latest advances in neuroscience and performance psychology are presented in an intelligent, compelling and understandable manner. As her intent is to help people find out how to tap into unknown or overlooked personal resources, she has developed lectures that offer a series of concrete tools that open the door to courage, performance, leadership and, consequently, to success!

Through her lectures, her books and her Courage BOOT CAMP, she brings leverage and simple distinctions that will propel your personal and professional life to the next level, allowing us to have freedom, more power, more happiness. The author of two bestsellers (Empower and Le Courage, comment l'activer?), Isabelle Fontaine is often invited as a guest commentator on television.



The Art of Surfing the Winds of Change

Sunday 11:30 a.m. Room 519-B

Join Isabelle Fontaine to discover how to use your body to secrete the biochemistry of happiness, and thereby become more resilient, stronger psychologically. She will teach you how to immunize yourselves against energy vampires and inspire them instead; how to tame your negative feelings, motivate yourself and refuse to be the victim of debilitating circumstances. Find out how to recharge your interior battery when it's being drained by multiple and constant changes.
How to Give More Meaning to Your Work, Your Life

Monday 11:30 a.m. Room 519-B

Isabelle Fontaine teaches you how to rise above your to-do list and turn your work into a true calling. She shows you the way to deactivate your autopilot to add flavour to your daily grind. Avoid stagnation and letting yourself wilt away at work. Join her in discovering how to build a “joie de vivre” tactical squad to tear down silos and mutually reinforce each other.

Lydia Gauthier

Lydia Gauthier has been passionate about skin and cosmetics since her experience as a cosmetician when she was 18 years old. That is when she decided she would dedicate her life to understanding the ingredients list on cosmetics packaging! After seven years and a bachelor's degree in bio-organic and medical chemistry, a master's degree in tissue engineering (on psoriasis) and a second master's degree in industrial cosmetology in France, in the number one program in the world, she finally reached her goal and became a dermopharmacist. Her mantra: your skin is the only clothing you'll wear your whole life! Since 2015 she has made it her business to share her passion by providing high-level training on skin care and products, contributing to the development of beauty companies across Quebec, and lecturing at various venues and events. She is also a teaching fellow at Université Laval in the first ever cosmeceutical program in Canada.


Mesotherapy Practice and Sterile Environments

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 519-B

Do you know the difference between mesotherapy and microneedling? Because there is one! But what's more important is understanding the principle behind both those methods: inducing a wound to generate healing in the skin. The main problem is that healing is virtually never taught, or else it's misunderstood, but it's the basis for the creation of this treatment being used in Europe for over 50 years.

Come learn with us all the mysteries of skin healing, possible complications (pathological scarring), limitations, results and, above all, problems that can occur if these methods aren't applied appropriately and if the environment isn't properly sterile! Your treatment room should look more like an operating theatre than a relaxation den.
Popular Misconceptions About Stretch Marks

Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 519-B

Stretch marks have been around for as long as women have been having children, but would you believe me if I told you that the real reason for stretch marks isn't the actual stretching of the skin until it rips? Did you there is a hormone in the female body that is secreted when we are overly stressed (it was even nicknamed the stress hormone in women), and which provokes stretch marks?

In the world of esthetics, stretch marks are the subject of numerous misconceptions, and when we don't really understand why a body produces them (reaction mechanism), we can't imagine products that would have a real impact on them. Join us to demystify stretch marks and the products available on the market that are supposed to improve them. Prepare to be surprised!

Edith Jolicoeur

Edith Jolicoeur travels across Canada and abroad to help artists, independent workers, small enterprises and organizations develop and implement their digital strategies. She encourages them to embrace good practices and develop efficient strategies to get the most out of new technologies, from the Web to social media. Her motto is: “Being out in the boonies geographically doesn't mean you have to be so digitally.”

After postgraduate studies in techno-pedagogical innovation, she acquired eight years’ experience as a teacher in the sales consulting program of a professional training centre (CFP), and seven years of continuous education. At the same time, she was an entrepreneur in the field of cultural tourism in a so-called remote region for almost fifteen years. During this time, she has had the opportunity to bring forth various digital marketing and communication strategies.

She has in-depth knowledge of what it means to be a small enterprise and organization. She is especially well versed in “other related tasks”, which is just another way of saying you must be able to do everything! Today, Édith Jolicoeur relies on her varied and comprehensive experiences to offer lectures and workshops that are perfectly adapted to her audiences.


Separating Private and Professional Lives in the Era of Social Media

Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 519-B

Your clients want to “friend” you? Are some of them sending you messages on all platforms, at any time? You wish to have more interactions on your professional page than on your personal profile, but you don't know how to keep them separate. There are solutions! In this era led by technologies, personal branding and teleworking, it's becoming increasingly difficult to separate your private life from your professional life. And although social networks may offer an excellent way to nurture personal and professional relationships, there are certain risks of confusion and overlap that shouldn't be ignored.
What's Your Web Strategy? And Why You Should Have One!

Monday 2:30 p.m. Room 519-B

You're wondering about the usefulness of a Facebook ad or of organizing a contest? You'd like to “pop up” more quickly in Google searches? You would like people who pass by your facilities find out more about them, more easily, thanks to the new technologies, but without breaking the bank? It's all possible (and often for free)! Whatever their size or their mission, companies must inevitably choose distribution and promotion channels. The Web and social media offer a good way to advertise and sell your products and services. However, even though the Web is great, there's nothing magical about it. It's not just a question of being on the Web anymore. You have to be active, and above all, strategic!

Erika Quimper

Erika Quimper is a trainer, consultant and certified naturopath who for five years lead training sessions for estheticians at a manufacturing distribution company. Later, while working in the field of corporate financial services, she developed skills in prospecting, needs analysis and sales. Today, as a trainer to a diversified clientele, she develops and holds training sessions on customer service, business communication, managing difficult clients, all of which are adapted to her clients' specific needs. Erika Quimper is well known for her dynamic approach that makes every lecture and training session a unique experience, from which all attendees come out fully equipped and motivated to take action. She is the author of a book entitled Envisage-moi!, published by Éditions Béliveau.


Are your clients' intimate confidences keeping you from doing your work properly?

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Room 519-A

Erika Quimper discusses professional distance, key words and phrases that allow you in intervene and answer your clients with tact, acceptable behaviour and behaviours that aren't. You will leave her lecture with practical tools that will help you put these notions in practice as soon as you get back to work.
Your Client's Face and Discovering Their Type of Personality

Monday 10:30 a.m. Room 519-A

Join Erika Quimper to learn how to decode and identify your client's personality type through the morphological analysis of faces. You will then be able to adapt your behaviour and your language, and offer products and services in a way that is in line with your client's specific profile. This lecture includes real life observations.

Alvina Ryan

Alvina Ryan is a teacher, massage therapist, spa expert and passionate businesswoman with over 20 years’ experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with Honours in Athletic Therapy from Concordia University, and a healthcare management degree from the John Molson School of Business. She has also completed a Peak Potentials leadership-training program, thereby obtaining her trainer's credentials. Alvina was the head massage therapist for the Montréal Alouettes football team for 14 years. She has also worked as a teacher and trainer for schools and companies since 1996. Her sports experience also includes numerous top performing athletes and Olympic champions with whom she has worked over the course of her career. Alvina continues to teach massage therapy in the best schools in and around Montréal, and offers her consulting services to spas in the area. She is one of ESI's regular speakers, and also presents conferences across Canada and the U.S. To find out more about how Alvina can help you, visit her site at


Putting a Digital Footprint on Your Business

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room 519-B

First they told you you need a website, so now you have one. Then they told you you need a QR code and you put it on all your marketing. Now what? We will look at some of the latest software and websites that are on the market to help spa owners or therapists manage their practice.
Cupping Technique and Bamboo Massage

Monday 9:30 a.m. Room 519-B

The cupping technique is the latest trend for massage. Popularized by Olympic athletes, it helps to relieve stress in tired muscles. But it has other uses as well. It is a great method for treating cellulite and for deep-tissue massage. Efficient work with little effort.

Bamboo massage is a technique where the bamboo sticks are used on the body to perform the massage. Deep tissue massage is achievable in an instant. Roll away aches and pains or enjoy a relaxing massage. Come watch the massage demo and learn about these new trends. Simple and easy to use, these techniques will save your hands. It's 50 minutes well spent!

Dali Sanschagrin

Initially a journalist and fashion/beauty editor at ELLE Québec magazine, Dali Sanschagrin later moved on to television at MusiquePlus, Canal Vie, Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec, Canal Évasion, V télé and TV5 Monde, where she became a host, columnist, reporter, researcher, director and producer. She also worked as a trainer for international cosmetics brands, and as a consultant for spa openings. Her book La Beauté sans scalpel (Beauty without a scalpel), an adaptation of Beauté sans chirurgie (Beauty without surgery), published by La Presse, is currently being sold in France.


How Our Emotions Impact Our Appearance

Sunday 2:30 p.m. Room 519-A

Having been a beauty journalist for over 20 years, Dali Sanschagrin has always been on a quest for truth! After collaborating on the book Détox émotionnelle pour tous (published by Québec Livre), she started looking into the impact of emotions, negative and positive, on a person's appearance. Could emotions have an influence on wrinkles? How could we optimize our treatments in such a way as to help our clients balance their emotions to better optimize their beauty and youthful assets? Join Dali for this innovative lecture that opens the door to new avenues and unexpected lines of thought.
Interior Beauty... What Is It, Exactly?

Monday 2:30 p.m. Room 519-A

We're always hearing about beauty coming from the inside... But what are we talking about, exactly? How can we uncover it, and how can we bring it out? Dali Sanschagrin, author of four books on beauty and wellness, has always been fascinated by this topic. Now she brings you rich explanations that will provide you with helpful tools to help your clients optimize their beauty potential by reaching into their own resources, but also through your more holistic approach to their care. Interior beauty is also connected to lifestyle, happiness and diet, as well as with technical actions on circulatory fluids. Come find out more about this mysterious interior beauty to make it shine out!

Simon St-Hilaire

A trainer and lecturer in the fields of sales, customer service and management, Simon St-Hilaire brings 25 years of expertise as a keynote speaker. After a distinguished career in sales, he started two businesses, which he subsequently sold, before joining his father Roger St-Hilaire's organization. He has been a featured speaker at ESI conferences since 2001.

Over 1350 organizations have retained his services for private seminars and lectures, including numerous manufacturers in the esthetics industry, as well as a great number of spas, institutes and medical esthetics clinics.

He also holds seminars in English, and his services have been retained for presentations in Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Alberta, British Columbia, as well as in the United States and the Dominican Republic.

Presented with great gusto in a friendly and captivating atmosphere, his lectures are a hit with all attendees. Join this dynamic speaker whose knowledge and multitude of tools will improve your understanding of sales and customer service.


Innovate or Die

Sunday 1:30 p.m. Room 519-A

With the recent demise of Sears, Jacob and other big names in retail and the increasing popularity of online shopping, we are reminded that no company is eternal. Without surrendering to anticipatory panic, we cannot remain indifferent to this situation; it's time to think about the future. What is your strategy to renew your business or your career to make it last? Come discover what 2025 will bring, and what your clients will be expecting of you in the next few years.
Customer Service: Make It Memorable!

Monday 1:30 p.m. Room 519-B

In today's context of labour shortages, excellent service is more than just a competitive edge. It's a matter of survival. And companies who show a deficiency in this matter are at great risk of disappearing. This shortage should continue over more than the next 20 years. Whether you're an owner or an employee, come learn strategies to make your professional life easier and make the necessary adjustments to this new reality. You are remarkable people, now let's make sure your clients are made aware of it!


ESI offers you an additional evening of continued education!

Choose from five exciting Master Classes held by world-class experts.

Please note that all Master Classes are PRESENTED IN FRENCH ONLY.

Sunday, September 29

starting at 5:00 p.m.

Price includes your evening meal.

To register you need to call ESI’s office
at 1-866-772-7469



Perfectionnement en phototechnologies et radiofréquence

En réponse à la popularité de la conférence « Comprendre la science derrière les phototechnologies » et aux nombreuses questions qui lui sont posées quotidiennement à ce sujet, Elgha Centeno vous propose une classe de maître afin de vous éclairer sur les différentes technologies de lumière sur le marché ainsi que la technologie de radiofréquence (traditionnelle et fractionnée). Le but étant d’approfondir vos connaissances sur la science derrière ces technologies afin que vous puissiez mieux comparer par vous-même les différentes options, les équipements avec lesquels vous travaillez déjà ou que vous envisagez de louer ou d'acheter.

La classe touchera aussi aux mythes entourant certaines technologies afin de mieux éduquer vos clients sur le sujet, ainsi que des points sur les consultations professionnelles, l’hygiène et la sécurité. Cette classe de maître est un excellent complément pour les passionnés qui ont déjà une expérience avec les technologies et qui désirent parfaire leurs connaissances afin de devenir des leaders en technologies esthétiques.

Coût : $210

Inscrivez-vous en ligne ou composez le 1 866 772-7469


Techniques de maquillage 2.0

Basées sur les techniques d’application que l’on retrouve dans les défilés internationaux, découvrez des méthodes qui font économiser du temps par rapport aux méthodes traditionnelles. Alexandre Deslauriers vous invite à revisiter le maquillage de jour et à transiter vers le maquillage de soir en un clin d’œil. Créez des trompe-l’oeil grâce aux techniques de highlight et de contour.

Divisé en une partie démonstration et une partie pratique, cet atelier avancé vous permettra de perfectionner votre art et votre expertise. Apportez vos pinceaux et votre modèle, les produits de maquillage seront fournis sur place.
*Minimum d’inscription requis

Coût : $210

Inscrivez-vous en ligne ou composez le 1 866 772-7469


Pathologies de peau les plus communes

Cette classe de maître nécessite une très bonne connaissance de la peau dans son intégralité! Avec l'augmentation constante des problèmes dermatologiques et la pénurie de dermatologues qui ne cesse d'augmenter, le domaine de la dermatologie a un besoin criant de spécialistes connexes pour aider les dermatologues dans leur pratique et ainsi aider à diminuer le temps d'attente pour une consultation (près d'un an dans la moitié des cas). Sans compter que ceci peut également aider les médecins de famille qui n'ont qu'une connaissance trop limitée de la dermatologie de première ligne!

Qui de mieux placé qu'une esthéticienne pour prendre en charge des individus avec une peau atteinte d'une pathologie?

Venez vous former avec une dermocosmétologue d'expérience et en apprendre plus sur les pathologies cutanées les plus communes. Nous étudierons le psoriasis, l'eczéma, l'acné, la rosacée et les troubles pigmentaires.
Certificat - Introduction à la dermatologie de première ligne

Coût : $210

Inscrivez-vous en ligne ou composez le 1 866 772-7469


Massage aux bambous

Le massage aux ventouses est une technique où l'on applique des ventouses de grade médical qui effectuent une succion aidant à stimuler la circulation dans les tissus. La succion peut être légère ou très intense, selon la façon dont les ventouses sont utilisées. Cette technique a été popularisée par des athlètes de renom au cours des dernières années. Elle peut être utilisée pour le traitement de tissus profonds, comme thérapie anti-inflammatoire, ou même en esthétique pour traiter la cellulite. Quel que soit votre objectif, ce style unique de massage ajoutera de la variété à votre menu et vos clients l'adoreront.
À noter : Cette classe de maître est un cours pratique et nécessite du matériel.
Pour plus d'information, veuillez communiquer avec Alvina au 514 990-9539 ou à

Coût : $210

Inscrivez-vous en ligne ou composez le 1 866 772-7469

ESI Montreal 2019 edition is over


We look forward to welcome this
year for the 2020 Edition.