Los Angeles, California

All Attendees receive unlimited access to the UST Digital Course

September 22—24, 2024

Learn how to treat acne with a true skin expert

Join me for this exclusive event to learn my step-by-step guide to treating acne. I’ll teach you to recognize the different types of acne and understand their triggers, demonstrate key techniques for extractions and show you the modalities and tools that support a successful treatment.

What you will learn:

How to treat and heal hormonal, food-related and fungal acne

Manage flare-ups of PCOS, Rosacea & KP

Recognize acne triggers like diet, lifestyle and stress

Understand how gut health influences the skin

Treat acne pitting and scarring safely with a chemical peel

Recommend the ideal homecare regimen to complement your treatment

See fast results for your clients!

Not all acne is equal

Acne comes in many forms. Each one looks different, behaves differently and needs a different approach. A deeper understanding of acne, its causes and specific treatments is a life changer when it comes to getting results for your clients.

Learn directly from Nerida as she shows you how to identify and treat the types and origins of acne. You’ll watch her demonstrate three LIVE acne facial treatments, with a focus on preparing the skin for extractions and getting everything out without marking the skin. She’ll be joined by renowned speakers in the beauty and wellness arena, who’ll be sharing their expertise on gut health, essential products that can help heal the skin and how to maintain a successful business as a skincare professional.

You can also join Nerida’s exclusive VIP mentoring program on the third day to work hands-on with her in a small-group setting, and truly elevate your art and confidence as an esthetician.

This inspirational event will give you all the skills you need to excel in your business so you can focus on what success looks like to you!

Learn directly from Nerida

Watch live hands-on demos

Get a Certificate & a swag bag


DAY 1 — Sunday


Delve deeply into how to identify and treat acne. Nerida will teach you how to adapt your treatment for each skin type, tone and form of acne. She’ll demonstrate the key techniques for extractions that will take your acne treatment to the next level. You will also learn from expert speakers Ara Katz from Seed and Nicole Tracy from La Bella Donna. The day will finish with a cocktail hour.

  • Learn to identify and treat fungal, hormonal and food-related acne
  • Watch LIVE facial demos showing you how to soften the skin and perform thorough extractions 
  • Find out how gut health influences the skin and how to build a healthy microbiome
  • See how to protect and heal the skin with non-comedogenic SPF50 mineral make-up

DAY 2 — Monday


See how Nerida treats post-acne pitting and scarring with a lactic acid peel. She’ll show you how to prepare and apply each step of the peel and explain how to guide your client through the aftercare regimen to get the best results. Then learn how to grow your business with speaker KimBella from The Solo Esthetician, and finish the day with our expert panel Q&A followed by time to network, shop the product tables and get your photo taken with Nerida and our speakers.

  • LIVE chemical peel demo
  • Get inspired with practical tips to help you connect with your clients and grow your business
  • Join our panel of expert speakers as they share their tips for supporting your clients with their acne skincare journey 
  • Shop Nerida’s essential tools, modalities and products for acne treatment

DAY 3 — Tuesday

VIP Mentoring Program

Extend the workshop into the third day and work hands-on with Nerida in an exclusive small-group setting. You’ll work on the skin with her and learn how to perform thorough extractions on a variety of acneic models, as she demonstrates her tips and techniques for successful acne treatment using her favorite tools and modalities. Places are extremely limited.

  • Work hands-on on the skin with Nerida
  • Learn how to perform thorough extractions with her step-by-step instruction
  • Work on different models with different types of acne
  • Begin the day with a private breakfast with Nerida and your fellow VIPs


Attend Los Angeles and continue your learning
experience at The FIVESTAR Method.

Conference Tickets

All attendees receive access to The Understanding Skin Tour Digital Course from The FIVESTAR® Method

Main Event

Sunday — Monday

Learn how to treat the many forms of acne directly from Nerida Joy, watch her show you how to soften the skin and perform extractions with LIVE treatment demos, see Nerida’s thought process for how to improve the skin, and hear expert speakers share their knowledge of gut health, growing your business and more!

What's Included

Two Day Pass


Deluxe Swag Bag

Includes Breakfast & Lunch both days + Digital Course

VIP Mentorship

Sunday — Tuesday

Extend the workshop by an extra day and join Nerida’s exclusive mentoring program! Work hands-on with her as she shows you her essential techniques, tools and modalities for treating acne. You’ll also get to start the day with a private breakfast with Nerida & your fellow VIPS.

Places are extremely limited.


Three Day Pass

Hands on Mentoring

Deluxe Swag Bag

Includes Breakfast & Lunch all days + Digital Course

Live Stream + Course

Includes Digital Course and Streaming

Can’t make it to Los Angeles? Or want to join every stop on the tour? Then the digital course is right for you. Watch Nerida’s Understanding Acne masterclass on Day 1 LIVE from wherever you are in the world, then view the replay of both the class and select speakers after the event.

What's Included

Stream All UST Events

Continued Education

UST Digital Certificate

Available from fivestarmethod.com

Marina del Rey Hotel | SALT Restaurant & Bar

Diners Choice 2023

2023 OpenTable Diner's Choice for "Best Ambiance and Outdoor Dining" on the Westside

Welcome to our sleek hotel in picturesque Marina del Rey—one of LA’s most tranquil and sought-after neighborhoods, situated directly in front of the harbor and a short stroll or bike ride from Venice Beach. Immerse yourself in the serenity with a dip in the pool, followed by a dining experience at SALT Restaurant and Bar, located within the Marina del Rey Hotel. Set against sweeping marina views, SALT offers an opportunity to indulge in the finest locally sourced, California-seasonal dishes and craft cocktails on the westside.

Hotel Details

(310) 301-1000

Hotel Rate

You’ll receive a discounted rate for the hotel exclusively for conference attendees.



Frequent Questions

Of course! Please let us know what name you would like when you book your place.
Yes, you are welcome to take photos during this event and – at certain times – you may also record brief video segments up to one minute in length. These may be posted on social media. This content is fully owned by Nerida Joy and cannot be edited, sold or repurposed for any promotional use.
Breakfast and Lunch will be served buffet-style. We strive to have a variety of options.