Repêchage's Power Lunch and Champagne Brunch

By Lauren Salapatek | 11/07/2013 2:00:00 PM


click image to zoom Repêchage will be holding their annual Network Power Lunch —Champagne Brunch on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 11 a.m .to 4 p.m. at The Academy at Repêchage (300 Castle Road, Secaucus, NJ 07094). The event will be hosted by CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati, who is an internationally skin care expert with over thirty years of experience as an esthetician, spa owner, manufacturer, consultant and author of “Success at Your Fingertips: How to Succeed in the Skin Care Business.”

To RSVP to this event, contact Lauren Balukonis at 212-584-4285 or e-mail For more information about Repêchage, visit

The event will feature three special guest speakers:

GUEST SPEAKER: Attorney Christine Sensenig

PRESENTATION: Avoiding a “Government Shutdown” — What Spa and Salon Professionals Need to Know About Employment Law

ABOUT GUEST SPEAKER: Attorney Christine Sensenig, practices Employment and Labor Law. With over 17 years of experience, she writes handbooks for employers and conducts training to assist with educating supervisors and employees about their rights and responsibilities under various federal, state, and local laws. She is a Founding Partner of the Sensenig Law Firm, formed in 2003 and a proud University of Florida law graduate. She was named a “Florida Legal Elite Attorney” by Florida Trend Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. In addition to her Juris Doctor, Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities, a Bachelor of Arts in English Education, and a Masters of Liberal Arts (MLA).

GUEST SPEAKER: Lois Christie

PRESENTATION: Adapting & Reacting —Trends to Improve Your Bottom Line

ABOUT GUEST SPEAKER: CEO and Hair Color Director of Christie & Co. Salon • Spa and President of Intercoiffure America/Canada Lois Christie is founder, CEO and Hair Color Director of Christie & Co., one of the largest and most prestigious salons in New York City. She has been acknowledged by the Mayor as one of the most successful business women in Queens. She is an award-winning beauty industry business woman and lecturer. She was recently elected as the first woman President of “Intercoiffure America/Canada”, an international organization representing the best salons worldwide.


PRESENTATION: Owner of Panico Salon & Spa

ABOUT GUEST SPEAKER: Jack Panico, a 28-year veteran of the beauty industry, is not only a high-end beauty expert and top industry leader, but also President and CEO of four prestigious salons and spas located in Ridgewood, Oradell, and West Caldwell, New Jersey as well as South Beach, Florida. He travels the country as a trusted consultant for both elite manufacturers and private salon and spa owners. Always striving to take his business to the next level, he is a true pioneer in this ever-changing field.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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