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"Our goal is to bring everyone in the industry into one cohesive and effective unit, in order to
 "protect and promote" with continuing education and legislative safeguards."


In Person Educational Event

Sunday, FEBRUARY 27, 2022

Airport Holiday Inn Conference Center-Des Moines, IA

8:00AM - 3:00PM

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February 27, 2022 8:00 AM • Airport-Holiday Inn Conference Center-Des Moines, IA
February 27, 2022 8:00 AM • Airport-Holiday Inn Conference Center-Des Moines, IA
February 27, 2022 4:00 PM • Airport-Holiday Inn Conference Center-Des Moines, IA

 Hours offered  Education Offered Time 
 4 Hours Cosmetology/Barbering with Gina Watkins  8AM-12PM
 4 Hours Nail Technology with Michi Rees  8AM-12PM
 4 Hours Esthetics with Jae Ella Godden & Samantha Madison   8AM-12PM
  Lunch included  12PM-1PM
 2 Hours Iowa Law with Cindy Hummel & Sue Charles  1PM-3PM

CBI and ICE Members

CBI Member Pre-Registration: $130.00 includes: Reception/Delegate Session/Education/Lunch 

CBI Member At-the-door includes lunch: $165.00

ICE Members$65.00- includes: Reception/Delegate Session/Education/Lunch

Reception Only. For a Guest: $40.00

Reception & Delegate Session Only: $50.00

CBI Members Education Day & Lunch Only: $100.00 (pre-registration) 

CBI Members Education Day & Lunch At-the-door: $130.00


Pre-Registration (includes lunch) $130.00
$125.00 + $5.00 processing fee)
At-the-door (includes lunch)   $150.00

Iowa Law ONLY (2 hours) $35.00

Terms for this in person education include:

  • Registration must be received BEFORE February 1, 2022
  • NO REFUND will be given for this event.
  • All online registrations include a $5.00 processing fee.
  • Subject to change with notice.

Meet the Educators

Gina Watkins
Cosmetology & Barbering

Owner of FLUX Studio MPLS, Independent Educator, Creative Conceptualizer, and Lead Session Stylist for FLUX Hair Team. 

Starting her career in South Jersey beside her mother, at an $8 haircut salon. Determined to step out and take on the world she quickly worked her way into bigger salons leading her way over to Philadelphia while eventually guest styling in New York. Her passion for knowledge led her to become a traveling Artist and Educator for a Major Hair Care Brand taking her all over the country. Working her way up the ranks to make it on the Creative team, launching her globally. Her editorial styling in New York has gotten her published in multiple magazines and articles. In 2018 she became an award winning stylist of NAHA with AC Studio for Best Team. She's worked multiple Fashion Weeks over the years in New York, Bulgaria, and Minneapolis. In 2020 during the height of the pandemic she decided to take a leap of faith and open up her own studio FLUX with the intention of creating a space to puta new twist on the industry and redefine the culture amongst artists. To grow with one another in our craft as well as amongst ourselves. A place where all are welcome to shine and if you need a hand… well she's got two! 


          Michi Rees-Nail Technology

Michi Rees is a licensed Cosmetologist with a love for nails! She has been a Cosmetologist for 38 years and a salon owner since 2009. She loves bringing what she has learned to others to help them expand their abilities in the field. Michi brings her creative twist to everything she does and loves to imagine. The unimageable is what drives Michi to use her talents to bring life to her one of kind creations and make them, "imageable." Her passion for nails and talents are depicted in her classes. 

        Jae Ella Godden-Esthetics

Jae Ella Godden has lived in Northwest Iowa her entire life and she is a 3rd generation stylist. Jae has always had a passion for doing skincare services under my Cosmetology License. After 27 years, that dream became a reality, she received my Esthetics license January 2021, and is very proud to say she is an Esthetician! “I enjoy working behind the chair as a cosmetologist and am excited to build my esthetics clientele, one face at a time. I love learning and sharing my knowledge, let’s learn from each other! Knowledge is power!”

        Samantha Madison-Esthetics

Samantha Madison is a level 4A Cosmetologist and Associates Director at Design Masters Salon and Day Spa in Spencer, IA. She has over 17 years of experience and what an adventure it has been! “I love building strong connections with my guests and helping them express their personalities through their appearance!”  Samantha is also a certified Redken Specialist and Redken Color Authority. Next up-she would love to become a Redken Certified Colorist! When she is not in the salon you can find her hanging out with her husband and two girls and a cup of coffee in hand.

             Sue Charles-Iowa Law

Sue Charles is a licensed Cosmetologist in Iowa. She has been doing platform continuing education since 1981. Her main focus is educating licensees on Iowa law, administrative rules and infection control for the Cosmetology and Barber boards which began in 2012, and is what she continues to do today. Sue has dedicated herself to helping all licensees better comprehend these rules and enable them to adhere to them. Her goal would be that there would never be any need for disciplinary action against any license holder, be they an individual or salon barbershop owner, simply because there would be no infractions!

        Cindy Hummel-Iowa Law

Cindy is licensed in Iowa as a Cosmetologist, Esthetician and Instructor of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences as well as being licensed in Nebraska as a Cosmetologist and Cosmetology Instructor. She holds an A.A.S. Degree in Health and Beauty Management.  She has been with LA' James International College since 1998 and is currently a Curriculum Development Coordinator.  Cindy is a member of Cosmetologists and Barbers and is President of her local Affiliate #6.  She is also an Instructor Member on the Iowa Boards of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences.

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CBI President
Cathy Roberts

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Jenni (White) Accilien

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