Just 2 Weeks to Go Until BEAUTY & SPA Insiders 2023 Kicks Off. Here’s Who You’ll Hear From

This year’s BSI to be held at stunning Pier One on Monday, 16th October will be a day not to miss. The fourth installment of Australia’s Premier Beauty and Medi-aesthetics event will include panels and presentations along with a masterclass from industry leaders. Here are just a few of the familiar faces joining us. Stay tuned for updates by checking out: www.beautyandspainsiders.com.au.



Dr Tania Romano is a biomedical scientist and physiologist, holding a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a PhD in Physiology from The University of Melbourne. Together with her research group, Dr Romano has authored over 30 original scientific manuscripts, published in many high profile national and international peer-reviewed journals. In addition to her research credentials, Dr Romano was also a senior lecturer and research academic at La Trobe University for over a decade. Dr Romano uniquely combines her academic credentials and biomedical research experience into the field of skincare and aesthetic medicine where she is currently Head of Medical and Education for SkinCeuticals. In this role, Dr Romano is responsible for the creation of the medical and education strategies for the brand, running of local clinical trials, and teaching the public about skincare science.



Cecilia Ferreyra is a seasoned hospitality professional with a passion for excellence in luxury hotel spas. Currently the Director of Spa and Wellness at Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour, she has a proven track record of identifying opportunities, developing and implementing successful strategies, and achieving ambitious goals.

Responsible for creating indulgent seasonal wellness journeys that are set to become Sydney’s go-to for holistic wellness. With a focus on holistic wellness, Sofitel Spa Darling Harbour provides thoughtful touchpoints at every turn within the property, and ultimately indulges guests in a unique “journey” experience unlike any other. Cecilia’s SPA treatments are true journeys that cover every element of wellness, leaving guests feeling not only relaxed and rejuvenated but also changed.



Dr. Steven Liew is a highly esteemed plastic surgeon and aesthetics practitioner, who is both Founder and Chief Medical Officer at his well-established Shape Clinic in Sydney, as well as being a world-renowned expert in his field.

This self-professed geek is reshaping, not only the faces of the elite, but the cosmetics industry as a whole. With a belief that through educating one another in the industry, we can help everybody to generate outstanding results – growing and restructuring the market itself. To support his vision, Dr. Liew launched the Complete Face App – the “world’s first digital encyclopaedia on facial injectables”. The app supports experts in the field to help them understand facial anatomy and the pivotal role it plays within their work. This is typical of the type of surgeon Dr Liew is. He dedicates himself to his patients with a conviction to educate his competitors to improve their work too. He gives everybody the chance to let their reflection represent the person they see inside themselves.

From an early career specialising in face and breast surgery, achieving natural-looking results for his clients, Dr Liew has gone on to develop some never before seen, non-invasive procedures; gaining him an international reputation in his field. Dr. Steven Liew’s revolutionary techniques have transformed undesired facial shapes using non-surgical methods, which have since gone on to have a ground-breaking impact. He redefined the cosmetic industry through the “The Liew Lift” which is now being adopted for modern facial enhancement procedures worldwide.

With a plethora of credentials, Dr. Steven Liew’s accreditation speaks for itself, but more so than the letters behind his name, Dr. Liew doesn’t let his certificates restrict his work. He is a visionary who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries and lets his curious nature steer him into unknown territories so that he can continue redefining the cosmetics industry and creating pioneering results and techniques for experts and clients alike.



Peta Friend is a proud trans woman and Skin Therapist with a career spanning 40 years.

In October 2015 Peta founded Trans Sydney Pride, an online social and support group for trans and gender-diverse people.

Peta embraces opportunities to raise awareness in the larger community and has shared her story of transition at many corporate events including the Macquarie Bank, State Street, Goldman Saks, and The Attorney Generals Department to name a few. She also spoke at the largest rally for Marriage Equality to an audience of 30,000.

In 2018 Trans Sydney Pride collaborated with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to present “Trans Stories-40 Years,” as part of the Queer Thinking Festival, Peta was very

proud to conceive and produce this unique production and to be part of the diverse cast. Trans Stories has since grown into My Trans Story, Peta has been the curator and cast member of several productions of My Trans Story including a digital performance at the Sydney Opera House in 2020.

Peta is the manager and operator of a successful skin clinic based in Bondi Junction called Will&Peta Skin Clinic.

Read more on Peta’s involvement in this year’s BEAUTY & SPA Insiders here.



Cosmetic Tattoo Artist, Owner of Made by Jessika and CEO and Head Trainer of Brow Squad. Co Founder of Australian Permanent Makeup Conference.

Renowned and award-winning cosmetic tattoo artist Jessika Brigginshaw has used her attention to detail and creative talents to become one of Australia’s leading Cosmetic Tattoo Artists.

Jessika is the winner of the ABIA awards for Australian Cosmetic Tattooist of the year for 2019. Hosting Two epic events first of its kind In Australia for the Cosmetic Tattooing industry on the Gold Coast 2019 and in Melbourne 2022.

Jessika maintains a high level of standards for all her treatments by regularly updating her skills with national and international training. Customer Journey is first and foremost the most important part. “I look forward to sharing how I have maintained my clients over the last 10 years at the BEAUTY & SPA Insiders 2023.”



Dr Ian Chinsee is a qualified medical practitioner who graduated from the University of Queensland in 2007. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then underwent extensive surgical training through QLD Health, focusing on general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery. After completing this training, he undertook further cosmetic surgery training and was awarded a fellowship by the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine.

Dr Chinsee has a keen interest in remaining at the forefront of the latest surgical techniques and advancements, particularly in the field of anti-aging treatments and regenerative medicine. He works alongside a team of scientists and clinicians across Australia, America, New Zealand & China to develop new and highly effective anti-ageing & regenerative therapies.

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