September 22-24, 2019//Atlanta, GA

2018 Schedule

Last updated: September 14, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration Open

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Presenters: Stacey Soble & Steve Reiss

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM

Karen Gordon, owner of J.Gordon Designs in Chicago, and Sheila Wilson, owner of Master Design Salon and Wellness Studio in Memphis, TN, set the stage for two days of intensive learning by discussing why they've developed careers catering to clients interested in more hair and why the've found this specialization so personally and professionally rewarding. Then, these former HAIR+ attendees and host committee members share their favorite strategies for getting the most value out of your HAIR+ Summit experience.

Presenters: Karen Gordon, Sheila Wilson

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Modern Salon's Steve Reiss talks about the recent growth of the hair enhancement category, recaps some eye-opening facts about why hair enhancement is top-of-mind for so many of your clients, and shares 20 reasons why focusing on this is a brilliant career move.

Presenter: Steve Reiss

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

To be the best resource you can for your clients, you need to understand the different causes of hair loss as well as have a working knowledge of the full range of medical solutions that your clients can seek in addition to the services and products you offer through the salon. The Doctor Is In series allows you to customize your HAIR+ education by drilling deeper into the topics that interest you. Choose from the following:

"Medical & Surgical Solutions for Androgenetic Alopecia: Latest Hair Loss Options & Solutions Revealed" with Dr. Alan Bauman, Bauman Medical Hair Restoration

"Dermatology and Medical Hair Loss: Why are Your Clients Losing Their Hair?" with Dr. Nikki Hill, SOCAH Center

"Robotic Hair Restoration and what this Means for Your Clients" with Dr. Ken Anderson, Anderson Center for Hair Aesthetics

"Introduction to Trichology: Clinical and Science-Based Methodologies" with Connie Judge, National Trichology Training Institute

"Key Elements of a Hair Loss Consultation" with Jeffrey Paul, Hair Loss University and Jeffrey Paul's Hair & Scalp Specialists

"Trichology and Treating the Scarring Alopecias: Methods and Management" with Evie Johnson, International Association of Trichologists

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

In a dynamic, interactive and hands-on session, four of the nation's top hair extension artists walk you through everything you need to know about this fast-growing segment, including the fashion and functional aspects of hair extensions; identifying your target extension client; understanding the different application methods and which one is best for different client situations; where to find education and how to build your own extension repertoire; how to cut, color and style extensions; and how to care for extensions.


Brent Hardgrave, Hairlines ReUnited

Lindsay Guzman, Elle B Salon, Lakewood, Colorado

Cindy Reynolds, Mermaid Hair Extensions, Kirkland, Washington

Saretta Bowerman, Blue Water Salon, Naples, Florids

Moderated by Stacey Soble, Salon Today

12:45 PM - 2:25 PM

Time to work on your "+" part of the HAIR+ experience! In a casual setting among the exhibit tables, interact with speakers, meet fellow attendees, learn about products and services and start to develop your own HAIR+ network.

2:30 PM - 4:55 PM

Last year's attendees to HAIR+ said they wanted more time with HEAD Talks, so we're delivering. These sessions are a chance to go in-depth with product experts on the topics that are the most interesting to you and of greatest benefit to your clientele. Presentations include (and more to come!):

2:30pm - 3:15pm:

  • Groundbreaking Innovations in Hair Growth and Scalp Health through Botanicals from Christyn Nawrot of PHYTO Paris
  • Reviving Follicles and Strengthening Strands from Grande Cosmetics
  • Ready-to-Wear Hair Loss Solutions for Women from HairUWear, Inc.

3:20pm - 4:05pm:

  • Capture New Clients in Every Stage of Hair Loss from Jon Renau
  • The Mushroom Solution - the Science behind Mushrooms & Hair Loss Prevention - from Groh with Dr. Marvin S. Hausman 
  • Adapting to the Rapidly Changing Hairpiece Industry from Marcello Masseran of

4:10pm - 4:55pm:

  • Bridging the Void Between Hair Restoration and Your Salon by Offering Natural, Wearable Solutions from Evolve Hair Solutions
  • Addressing Hair Loss from the Inside-Out from Viviscal PRO
  • TBD from Bosley Professional

Stay tuned for more topics and presenters!

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

Hair+ Committee Members and Experts Karen Gordon, Sheila Wilson, Evie Johnson, Brent Hardgrave, Jeffrey Paul and Frank Rizzieri review the key learnings and topics of the day and address any questions from Day One.

Moderator: Stacey Soble, Salon Today

Panelists: HAIR+ Committee Members

5:45 PM - 7:30 PM

In a casual setting among the exhibit tables, enjoy refreshments and interact with speakers, meet fellow attendees, learn about products and services and continue to develop your own HAIR+ network.

Monday, October 1, 2018

7:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Registration Open

7:30 AM - 8:25 AM

In a casual setting among the exhibit tables, interact with speakers, meet fellow attendees, learn about products and services and continue to develop your own HAIR+ network.

8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

"Seeing Hair-loss Through the Client Lens" - Sheila Wilson returns to the stage to interview our industry's own Debra Neill, CEO of Neill Corporation and Paris Parker Salons, and a recent cancer survivor. Debra will share what her own hair loss journey has taught her, what clients are going through when faced with losing their hair, and how you can better support them through the process.

"Taking a Natural Approach to Hair Health" - Dr. Candy Lewis of The Lotus Concept Wellness & Trichology Center shares her holistic approach to hair health and wellness, including exploring the natural products and ingredients that can lead to healthier hair as well as how to coach your clients about how proper nutrition and lifestyle adjustments can lead to full restoration and maintenance of healthy hair and skin. 

"Building a Business Serving Others" - Rebecca Walden of Atlanta's Rebecca Walden Wig Studio shares how her passion for helping clients look their best turned into an emerging business. She'll talk about the details of running her business and offer strategies on how to support clients emotionally and restore the quality of their lives. 

"Where to Find More Help" - Organizations including Wigs and Wishes, Hair to Stay, Wigs4Kids and Back to You explain the services they provide and how you can work with them to help and support your clients.

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

AHLC Board members Susan Kettering, HRI of Pennsylvania and Joseph Ellis, Raleigh Hair Concepts and Flora Fuentes, Unique Hair Concepts, demonstrate and discuss how salons and hair restoration centers support their clients with hair-thinning and hair loss solutions.

10:55 AM - 11:40 AM

Make the rounds and have the conversations with the HAIR+ medical experts, revising your favorite presenters from Daye One or meeting the rest of the team.

-Dr. Alan Bauman, Bauman Medical Hair Restoration

-Dr. Nikki Hill, SOCAH Center - Dermatology and Medical Hair Loss

-Dr. Ken Anderson & Meghan, Anderson Center for Hair Aesthetics

-Connie Judge, National Trichology Training Institute

-Jeffrey Paul, Hair Loss University and Jeffrey Paul's Hair & Scalp Specialists

-Evie Johnson, International Association of Trichologists

-Candy Lewis Williams, ND, The Lotus Concept Wellness and Trichology Center


10:55 AM - 11:40 AM

Our HAIR+ extension experts return to explore everything you need to know to set up a successful extensions business, from how to conduct an hair extension consultation, determine pricing for different extension services, manage and order inventory from suppliers, educate clients on proper home care, and market your new specialty. 

Brent Hardgrave, Hairlines ReUnited

Lindsay Guzman, Elle B Salon, Lakewood, Colorado

Cindy Reynolds, Mermaid Hair Extensions, Kirkland, Washington

Saretta Bowerman, Blue Water Salon, Naples, Florida

Moderated by Stacey Soble, Salon Today

11:45 AM - 1:25 PM

In a casual setting among the exhibit tables, interact with speakers, meet fellow attendees, learn about products and services and continue to develop your own HAIR+ network.

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM

In-depth education from our expert HAIR+ partners. Presentations include (and more to come!):

1:30pm - 2:10pm

  • The 2-minute Hair Transplant: Camouflage for Thinning Hair from XFusion by Toppik
  • Embracing Hair Loss as a Business Opportunity from Rene Furterer

Stay tuned for more topics and presenters!

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Feeling a little overwhelmed by all you've learned so far? Christine DiBenedetto of Wink Salon in Ashville, North Carolina and the founder of helps you take it back to basics by sharing her journey - and all the steps you need to take to set up or grow your business and offering strategies that you can implement immediately.

Presenter: Christine DiBenedetto, Big Life Thin Hair

3:05 PM - 3:30 PM

Social media is changing how you engage with clients, but using these new techniques to promote your hair enhancement services may require some extra sensitivity. Explaining social media basics, MODERN SALON's Jamie Newman shares the things you need to kn ow and the steps you need to take to build your own following while respecting the privacy of your clientele.

Presenter: Jamie Newman, MODERN SALON

3:35 PM - 4:00 PM

Where do you go from here?How are you inspired? Who can you add to your own hair-loss network? This guided conversation helps you capture your next steps while the knowledge is still fresh, so you can return home with your own personal action plan.



4:05 PM - 6:05 PM

Are Mushrooms the Key to Preventing Hair Loss? Research says Yes

Brought to you by Groh with Dr. Marvin S. Hausman 

All HAIR+ Summit attendees welcome, no RSVP needed.

4:05 PM - 6:05 PM

Understand Her Hair Loss Journey: How to Help + Increase Revenue 

  • A passion for innovation, a dedication to finding solutions for every stage of hair loss, and a commitment to unparalleled educational support to the hair loss community: this is Jon Renau. Join us to learn how you can evolve and grow your business, while providing the hair loss solutions for the client of today. Meet two of our expert partners who will share their journey and share their industry knowledge while demonstrating live hair transformations.

Brought to you by Jon Renau

All HAIR+ Summit attendees welcome, no RSVP needed.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to Non-Surgical Hair Replacement for Men

Brought to you by: HairUWear, Inc.

Cost: FREE

This session will take an in-depth look at: 

-Understanding hair loss and hair growth

-Non-surgical solutions for hair loss

-Detailed review of system construction

-Client consultations for men including client home care instructions

-Live demonstration of American Hairlines Natural Advantage men's system

This session does not offer any Certification or CEU Credit.


To register, contact:

Amity Covell
phone: 888-417-5377
email: [email protected] 

Seating is limited so please contact Amity Covell as soon as possible to secure your spot!  Provide the following information to reserve your seat:

Attendee Name
Name of Business
Business Address
Business & Mobile Phone Numbers

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tools + Techniques: Cutting Add-On Hair

Brought to you by: Evolve Hair Solutions

Cost: FREE, Advance RSVP required.

Sign Up Here>>

Evolve is bridging the gap between add-on hair and the salon.

Come join Evolve Artistic Director, Johnny Plant, demonstrate new cutting techniques for extensions, wefts, toppers, Volumizers, and clip-in pieces.

There will also be “Play Stations” set up for stylists to try out these techniques with their own tools and Evolve’s new cutting tools designed specifically for cutting add-on hair.  

This session does not offer any Certification or CEU Credit.

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Gloria Fort

This is my second time attending HAIR+ Summit, it is a great conference for every area concerning hair loss, scalp problems, medical, extensions, enhancements for thinning and volume. It keeps my mind sharp when it comes to the science of Trichology.

-Gloria Fort, Certified Trichologist, Hair N Motion, Lawrenceville, GA

“The openness and willingness to share was the best at this Summit than any other event I have to this year”

-Sheila Wilson, President, Master Design Salon & Wellness Studio, Memphis, TN, 2018

Ronit Enos

“It was an eye opener of what we can do and how much more we can add to our bottom line, and how can we all be part of a new need in the community, I will be back I love Atlanta”

-Ronit Enos, Stylist, Salon Cadence, Cambridge, MA, 2018

It was a very educational & inspiring summit. I totally loved how the ice was broken in the beginning by being asked to introduce yourself to the people next to you it changed the energy of the conference to warm, friendly and open! It was brilliant!

-Sandy Proverbs, Owner, Accents Hair and Beauty, St. Michael, Barbados, 2018

Delfanita Warren

“This summit is needed for our industry. It allows not just the hair loss professionals to receive information but for stylists who may be in question about how to address the client facing hair loss and the next possible steps for the solution."

-Delfanita Warren, NTTI, Certified Trichologist , Licensed Cosmetologist, De'Fine Beauty Healthy Hair & Scalp Solutions, Calumet City, IL

Vanessa Spencer

“It was great. The classes, the panel and the staff kept everything flowing and was very helpful."

-Vanessa Spencer, Owner, Vanessa’s Hair Company, Baton Rouge, LA

Lori Huckaby

“This is my second year in attendance and I can honestly say that it keeps getting better. It is a great atmosphere to be among colleagues who have the same passion and drive to help those battling hair loss issues. Looking forward to next year!”

-Lori Huckaby, Trichologist, Strandz LLC, Hampton, VA

“This event was life changing to our business as well as for the many clients we have serviced.”

-Maggie DiFalco, Co-owner, K&M Hair Systems, Plantation, FL, 2018

Nathaniel Mark La Fera

“I enjoyed Hair+ Summit very much, it's vital that hairdressers have this type of education. I would more than recommend this summit to all those who do hair extensions or any other type of hair replacing solutions. It was a wonderful experience”

-Nathaniel Mark La Fera, Hair Coach+Hair extension Specialist , Salon La Fera Inc, Woodstock, GA

“HAIR+ Summit opened my eyes to a whole new growing part of our beauty industry that I’m so excited to be a part of.”

-Barri Allen, Cosmetologist, Hollywood Hair, Edwardsville, Il, 2018

“This is my 3rd year attending and I love it more each year. Thank you for an awesome event. This year I attended with my 26 partners next year we will multiply and attend.”

-Nadia Ramos, Holistic Practitioner, Hair Again, San Antonio, TX, 2018

“As a HAIR+ Summit first timer, I can honestly say, in my over 30 years doing hair, it was by far the most educational experience I've ever had. Besides the sponsors, etc., the amount of knowledge people were willing to share was fantastic!"

-Melissa Julian, Salon Manager, Platinum Hair Salon, Trappe, PA, 2018

This was my third year attending the summit & it just keeps getting better and better. I enjoy being a part of this community. Every year I meet new people and establish great working relationships and friendships. I'm already excited for next year!

-Lori Huckaby, Trichologist, , Strandz Trichological Clinic, Newport News, VA, 2018

"HAIR + Summit was a great conference. It was my first time attending. I love how much everyone was open to sharing & exchanging information as well as ideas. The classes with the doctors were my favorite."

-Denia Durden, Master Cosmetologist, Salon BKB, Decatur, GA, 2018

Jean George

“My passion is to help others to look and feel their best. I am excited to know that dietary is such a component of hair loss as I am R.N and certified health coach. Thanks for allowing me to attend as medical professional.”

-Jean George, Registered Nurse, Professional Certified Health Coach, Bottsford Vein and Laser, Spartanburg, SC

“It’s was so much education in a short time. I have not experienced this type of education before. It was great, loved every minute.”

-Gwen Fontenot-Bell, Owner, Demore Seat, Bedford, Texas, 2018

Anita Hawke

“What an amazing weekend! I soaked up every minute of the HAIR+ Summit. The amount of love & support that thrives at the HAIR+ Summit is truly like no other industry event I’ve ever experienced. Please do yourself a favor and go!!"

-Anita Hawke, Owner/Master Stylist, C4 Hair Design, Wellington, FL, 2018

Tameka Conley

I came to the HAIR+ Summit in search of something more than the average industry trade show. I can truly say that, I left HAIR+ on an emotional high. There was a sense of community instead of a sense of competition."

-Tameka Conley, Independent Cosmetology Contractor, Healthy Hair By Tameka , Homewood IL

Pam Gordon

"The HAIR+ Summit was one of the most educational summits I have been to in a long time. I was exposed to an area of hair and client care unlike any other educational event I have been to."

-Pam Gordon, Owner and Master Stylist, Gordon Salons, Highland Park, Chicago, Wilmette, Glenview, IL

“In this industry we just never seem to stop learning & this summit was amazing. Being able to mingle with all the speakers was great & they were actually interested in our questions & comments. Definitely will attend next year!

-Donna Slagle, Owner, Amazing Touch Salon, Schaumburg, IL, 2018

Jeanne Gitzen

If you want to learn about the “why’s” of hair loss, the latest treatments and get resources for you and your clients, this is the Summit to attend. This conference is especially helpful to anyone wanting to grow their hair restoration business.

-Jeanne Gitzen, Cosmetologist, Jasko Schroeder Salon, Menlo Park, CA, 2018

Amanda Blackwell

This was my first year attending Hair+ Summit, I learned more than I could have imagined about hair loss, the consultation, the business & the solutions we can offer. Thank you for taking the time to make this event so awesome! It's changed my life.

-Amanda Blackwell, Owner/ Master Stylist, Pink The Beauty Boutique, Inman, SC

Khadijah Jackson

"I love love love the HAIR+ Summit, the best money I've spent in education in years!"

-Khadijah Jackson, Stylist, Kadijah's Hair Solutions, LLC, Manassas, VA

Anita Hawke

“Words cannot express how amazing this weekend (Hair+ 2017) has been. Now it's time to touch the lives of every candidate that has hair thinning & scalp concerns. I will do my part on holding up the front line thanks to your well put together event.”

-Anita Hawke, Owner/ Master Stylist, C4 Hair Design, Wellington, FL

"The most inspiring & exciting events I have attended in 25 years of being in the hair industry. I left feeling proud & respected for the knowledge a well-educated stylist can provide to our clients ~ an outstanding conference,not just a hair show."

-Natalie Wadhwa, hairstylist, Elektra Hair Studio, Houston, TX, 2018

Michael Leigh

“Excellent educational agenda and met some great people that I would not have ordinarily met. Especially enjoyed the holistic approach to treating hair loss.”

-Michael Leigh, Founder, Joli Cameleon, Westlake Village, CA

Angeline Boyd-Gathers

I am so excited that I had the opportunity to attend this event. I was blown away by the in-depth knowledge that was shared by the Doctors, Hair care professionals & clients that presented. This was my first year, and I will definitely be back!

-Angeline Boyd-Gathers, Certified Hair Loss Practitioner, Syncerely Beautiful, LLC, Woodbridge, VA, 2018

“Great Summit! Met many new people to add to my community. Thanks Modern Salon Magazine”

-Crystal Allen, Certified Trichologist, Full Circle Hair Restoration Center, Columbus, Ohio, 2018

Suzi Mirra

“This was my first Hair+Summit and I was amazed as the sense of community from the moment I walked in to the first class. The classes & speakers covered so many interesting topics I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was fantastic!"

-Suzi Mirra, Owner, Hair Plus The Salon, Hillsborough, NJ

Jillian Bottomley

"HAIR+ Summit is the perfect place for anyone in the industry who has questions about hair loss. Whether you've never had any experience in this area, or you are a seasoned hair loss expert, your questions will be answered."

-Jillian Bottomley, Owner, Jillian Day Spa & Salon, Murphys, CA

“Words cannot express how amazing my experience learning about hair thinning and scalp concern was.”

-Cesare Safieh, Hairdresser /Owner, Hair By Cesare Inc, Pasadena, CA, 2018