Meet the Educators

Celebrate Beauty in Iowa 2020

New Location:

Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conférence Center

611 Fleur Drive

Des Moines, Iowa 50321

Réservation Center 800-201-9672

 Sunday, February 9, 2020
:30AM – 3:00PM

7:30AM - 8:00AM Registration
8:00AM -12:00PM Cosmetology/Barber Education 4 Hours Gina Watkins
8:00AM -12:00PM Nail Technology 4 Hours Holly Shipper
8:00AM -12:00PM Esthetics 4 Hours  TBD
8:00AM -12:00PM Student Competition Awards   Lunch
1:00PM -3:00PM
Iowa Law  TBD

Downloadable Paper forms:

Non Member CBI REGISTRATION 2020.pdf

Member CBI Registration Form 2020.pdf

CBI Student Competition 2020 Disney Princesses Information and Registration Forms.pdf

NOTE** There will be no refunds for registration. All registrations are final.
Please Review the Cosmetologists and Barbers of Iowa Policies
Cosmetology and Barbers of Iowa Policies.pdf

8:00AM-12:00PM      Cosmetology/Barber 4 Hours Continuing Education  

SuiteSpot Salonspa’s‘Color Transformation Specialist
South Jersey native is a Fourth generation hairstylist and 9 year veteran in the beauty industry. As an educator for L’ANZA she learned from many top artists in the industry. She has been published in multiple magazines, won 2016 North American Hairstyling Award for ‘Best Team’. Her talents and platform work have been showcased in Fashion week nationally and internationally. Gina has now made Minneapolis her new home and aspires to help build up the community not simply by just doing hair, but by helping make people feel beautiful. 
My family has been in the business for over 60 years starting with my grandfather. I have grown up in the shop my whole life and loved it. I have been barbering for 20 years myself and I can see it easily for another 20 years.

8:00AM-12:00PM          Nail Technology 4 Hour Continuing Education

practicing nail technician in Iowa, Holly L Schippers can be found in many other states, even countries, around the world teaching as the FingerNailFixer®. A full time blogger for NAILS Magazine, in addition to being a Contributing Editor and cover artist, Holly's heart lies in education for the nail professional. Making nails make sense from smile lines to structure and polish to pigment, she provides YouTube tutorials, online sessions, and live classes. With a passion for science as a CND Education Ambassador and member of Team CND, the FingerNailFixer® hopes to help every nail professional she meets.

8:00AM-12:00PM          Esthetics 4 Hours of Continuing Education

9:00AM - 11:30AM    Student Competitions    Disney Princesses 
12:00PM -1:00PM      Winner Announcements with Lunch

1:00PM-3:00PM            Iowa Law and Infectious Control 


CBI President
Susan Charles is a licensed Cosmetologist in Iowa. She has been doing platform continuing education since 1981. Her main focus of educating to other licensees on Iowa law, administrative rules and infection control for the Cosmetology and Barber boards began in 2012, and is what she continues to do today.

Upon graduating from Pitze’s Waterloo School of Beauty in 1972, Sue furthered her professional career by joining, in 1980, the Cosmetologists and Barbers of Iowa Inc. (CBI).  A try-out and successfully testing in 1981 for the Iowa Cosmetology Educators (ICE) was the next step on her path to becoming a platform educator.

Sue has held various positions within these two organizations. She is currently serving as the President of CBI. Prior to this she was successfully nominated for and held the positions of Vice Chair, Education Director, Nail Section Director and Competition Chair of ICE. In 2013, Sue won the ICE award for Outstanding Educator of the Year and is once again nominated for this award, which will be announced at CBI’s annual member banquet in February of 2019.

Sue resides in Waterloo, Iowa and continues to work full time ‘behind the chair’ as a cosmetologist.

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