Wellness Workshop: Explorations in Clean Beauty & Self Care
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As busy leaders in our field, how can we support our overall wellness?

About this Event

Join Fashion Group International of Chicago for a Clean Beauty Wellness Workshop at Lena Rose - Chicago’s first and only green, non-toxic, organic apothecary spa and boutique!

If you are a fashion, beauty, or interiors professional burning the wick at both ends, this is the event for you to get recentered. Join us at the beautiful newly opened Lena Rose shop in Lincoln Square to talk all things clean beauty, self care, wellness, and balance in the life of a busy professional! We will have light bites & beverages, along with a face oil workshop in which you will formulate your own face mask that you will get to take home, and an inspiring guided meditation. As always, Fashion Group International events will allow time for networking where you will get to meet other attendees & members.

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Check in/Networking with light bites

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm: Beauty Panel

7:15 pm - 7:30 pm: Guided Meditation

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: DIY Face Mask Workshop with Katarina of NINNI CBY


Our Host

JENNY DURANSKI | Founder at Lena Rose Beauty

Instagram: @lenarosebeauty

Jenny Duranski is the Owner of Lena Rose Beauty - Chicago’s first and only green, non-toxic, organic apothecary spa and boutique!

After working as a certified nail technician for four years, Jenny became ill from working with the toxic products. She began to research all-natural, organic and vegan alternatives, plus determine which ingredients were harmful. In 2013, her research led to founding Noktivo, Chicago’s first and only non-toxic nail salon.

Featured in The New York Times, Self Magazine, Entrepreneur, Brides, Crain’s Chicago Business and having spoken at numerous local and national events, Jenny has gained vast credibility in the green beauty industry.

A business member and supporter of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Jenny traveled to Washington D.C. with the organization to lobby in 2016. She shared her personal story with legislators as a professional in the field and discussed why laws need to be written regarding the products beauty industry professionals work with every day.

In April 2017, Jenny founded her second beauty brainchild, Lena Rose, named after her daughter. It is the first green beauty boutique and green spa in Chicago, focusing on vegan, non-toxic, “farm-to-facial” services and products that are 100% safe for your body. Lena Rose products are handmade in small batches with the purest sourced ingredients. The staff encourages you to browse around their space and discover the love, care, and intention within each product and service they provide.

Jenny is a confessed serial entrepreneur, recovering perfectionist who enjoys gardening, building things and serving her local community. She is a proud board member of Local First Chicago, an organization that promotes independent business. She lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter.


Our Face Mask Workshop Leader

KATARINA STETZ | Cosmetic Formulator Owner of NINNI CBY

Instagram: @ninnicby

Katarina Stetz is a Swedish cosmetic formulator and private label consultant with over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry. She has a dual master’s degree – one in chemical engineering and one in business & finance. “I see formulating beauty products is an art form. Fine dining revolutionized the food industry and elevated dining to an experience. I want to do the same with beauty. Beauty products can be so much more than just a moisturizer. The combination of packaging, texture and scent stimulates all senses, and affects your mood and confidence, yet makes your skin look great”.

by Ninni is a collection of micro brands, all unique. As a musician releases albums by Ninni releases 3-4 micro brands per year. All products are sourced and manufactured sustainably.

Katarina is a Member of FGI Chicago.


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