Nuekie, a skincare company developed specifically for people of color, is headed to Atlanta, GA to host its annual skin of color esthetics conference. The Nuekie Skin of Color Conference is dedicated to educating estheticians on ethnic skincare and how to treat skin of color. It also aims to teach attendees how to build a profitable business as an esthetician.
“Many esthetic schools do not provide a solid education in three areas—caring for skin of color, cosmetic science, and business,” says Eunice Cofie-Obeng, Nuekie founder and chief cosmetic chemist. “We wanted to create an intensive learning experience, which focuses on skin of color esthetics, cosmetic science, marketing, finance, sales, and leadership. We want to give estheticians the tools that they need to cater to the growing ethnic marketing and build successful esthetic practices.” The conference, open exclusively to licensed estheticians, will be held from Feb. 7-8, 2020.
The company will also host the Black Women in Esthetics Celebration on Feb. 8 to honor the achievements of women of color working in the esthetics industry. “When you look at the major professional esthetic and spa magazines, black women in esthetics go unrecognized,” says Cofie-Obeng. “This event will not only celebrate women of color that are estheticians but will create a safe space where they can network, discuss business, and honor one another’s achievements.”
To register for the Nuekie Skin of Color Conference, click here.
*Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the Nuekie Skin of Color Conference was a dermatology conference and was previously known as the Skin of Color Seminar Series. The Nuekie Skin of Color Conference is a skin of color esthetics conference. Additionally, Nuekie has no affiliation with the Skin of Color Seminar Series, which is now known as Skin of Color Update. This version has been corrected.