September 22-24, 2019//Atlanta, GA

2019 Schedule

New for 2019! Registered HAIR+ Summit attendees have the opportunity to earn CEU credit* hours for attending sessions on Sunday, September 22 and Monday 23! This service is being provided by Center of Attraction Hair Gallery CEU.

After you complete your HAIR+ Summit registration, you will see a link for more information on how to sign up on your registration confirmation email.

*Additional fee applies. CEU credit hours are available for the following states: Iowa, Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas, Washington D.C. No credit hours will be offered for Tuesday’s advanced education classes.

Last updated: August 27, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Pre-Function Foyer

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Welcome / Event Guidelines / Review of Schedule

Presenters: Stacey Soble, Steve Reiss and Mike Ferrara

Ravinia DEFG

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM

Two of the industry’s leading salon owners discuss why they've developed careers catering to clients interested in more hair, why they've found this so personally and professionally rewarding and their favorite strategies for getting the most value out of your HAIR+ Summit experience.

Presenters: Karen Gordon – President, Cosmetologists Chicago; Sheila Wilson – President, Intercoiffure

Ravinia Ballroom

10:50 AM - 11:35 AM

Hair truth be told -- straight talk and hairy stories!
"My crazy journey through the maze of hair loss at every level and all the tips and tricks I had to create to keep my secret from The Press, Cast Mates, Friends, and Boyfriends ... all to survive. Understanding The Different Levels of Consciousness of Your Hair Loss Client and when Enough is Enough."

Secretly bald for more than 20 years due to the medical condition Alopecia AreataAmy Gibson built a post-acting career in wig manufacturing.  Gibson will share her experience and those of the many women she has helped.  Using a combination of Hollywood, humor and heart, Gibson will address all the issues of hair loss with a major emphasis on inner and outer beauty. 

Presenter: Amy Gibson, CreatedHair.com and Salons

Ravinia Ballroom

11:40 AM - 11:45 AM

Presenter: Steve Reiss

Ravinia Ballroom

11:50 AM - 1:00 PM

In a dynamic, interactive and hands-on session, some 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.

Ravinia Ballroom

 

11:50 AM - 1:00 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+ Summit education by drilling deeper into the topics that interest you most. Educational presentations from medical, hair loss and wellness professionals.

- Dr. Nikki Hill - "Breaking into the Scalp Micropigmentation Industry" - Ravinia B
- Dr. David Kingsley - "Causes and Treatments for Hair Loss" - Ravinia C

Ravinia Breakout Rooms

1:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Time to work on your "+" part of the HAIR+ Summit experience!  In a casual setting among the exhibit tables, interact with presenters, meet fellow attendees, connect with industry associations and resources, learn about products and services from the experts and grow your own HAIR+ Summit network.

Pre-Function Foyer + Dunwoody Suite

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Working with thinning and patchy hair loss; understanding your top of head options and providing the best solution for your clients.

Ravinia Ballroom

2:30 PM - 3:15 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+ Summit education by drilling deeper into the topics that interest you most. Education presentations from medical, hair loss and wellness professionals.

- Connie Judge - "Trichology Hair, Health and Wellness" - Ravinia B
- Dr. Alan Bauman - "Hair Loss 2020: A Vision of the Future" - Ravinia C

Ravinia Breakout Rooms

3:20 PM - 4:30 PM

Understanding the landscape and your options; hair quality and sourcing; taking advantage of your fashion opportunities.

Presenters: Harry Wood IV, Educator, BackToYou.org

Ravinia Ballroom

 

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Based on last year's success and high interest, we bring HEAD Talks back for a repeat performance! 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. 

Ravinia Breakout Room C

Session:
Thinning Hair Essentials: Science + Nutrition + Cosmetics - This class will review the science and solutions that are available to stylists while incorporating business building tips for retailing success.
Presenter: Lauren Dudek, Director of Education, Viviscal PRO

3:45 PM - 4:05 PM

Based on last year's success and high interest, we bring HEAD Talks back for a repeat performance! 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. 

Ravinia Breakout Room C

Session:
Hair Loss: The Importance of a Proper Diagnosis - Sometimes patients have been told a diagnosis that they did not understand - or they had forgotten. Not uncommonly, however, the patient was given a diagnosis of "alopecia." "Alopecia" is a fancy word for hair loss. Yet, the patient knew this before they sought the help of a doctor. It doesn't help explain why and it doesn't suggest how it should be addressed. As with many things in medicine, and life, details matter.
Presenters: Paola Sola, Trade Marketing, Phyto USA and Dr. Dina Strachan, Board Certified Dermatologist

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Based on last year's success and high interest, we bring HEAD Talks back for a repeat performance! 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. 

Ravinia Breakout Room C

Session:
Yume Head Spa - To nurture healthy, luxurious hair, YUME SPA offers total care - not only for the hair and scalp, but also the root of all beauty: the soul.
Presenter: Steve Hughes, National Sales Manager, Takara Belmont USA

4:35 PM - 4:55 PM

HAIR+ Committee Members and Experts 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

Ravinia Ballroom

5:00 PM - 7:00 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+ Summit network.  

Pre-Function Foyer + Dunwoody Suite

Monday, September 23, 2019

7:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Pre-Function Foyer

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Have breakfast in a casual setting among the exhibit tables, interact with presenters, meet fellow attendees, connect with industry associations and resources, learn about products and services from the experts and grow your own HAIR+ Summit network.

Pre-Function Foyer + Dunwoody Suite

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

As the host of the BEaUty Inside and Out radio show, Bonnie Bonadeo has interviewed more than 200 beauty and wellness experts for 75,000 monthly listeners. In an interactive session, Bonadeo will interview health and beauty experts while sharing her own observations from her show. First, she’ll discuss the importance of protecting the health and safety of the salon client and preserving the professionalism of the beauty expert in a chaotic world of shifting public policy with Tamara Johnson-Shealey. Johnson-Shealey is the Founder of Concerned Beauty and Barber Professionals and the Senior Advocate of Politics Beauty and Barber, as well as an Intern in the Public Health Law Program at the Center for Disease Control.  

Next, Bonadeo will interview Groh’s Dr. Marvin S. Hausman about the important link between overall wellness and beauty and the emerging role the professional beauty expert plays in client education, before Hausman shares his presentation, “A Nutritional-Based Approach to an Increased Lifespan.” In this fascinating presentation, he will detail the latest nutritional-based approach and how it affects the microbiome, exploring how epigenetics, medical foods, proper nutrition can build health and beauty from the inside out.

Moderator: Bonnie Bonadeo, BEaUty Inside and Out

Presenters: Dr. Marvin Hausman and Tamara Johnson-Shealey 

Ravinia Ballroom

10:05 AM - 10:45 AM

Severe or full hair loss; wigs and non-surgical hair replacement.

Ravinia Ballroom

10:05 AM - 10:45 AM

To be the best resource 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 and wellness solutions that your clients can seek in addition to the services and products you can offer through the salon. The Doctor Is In series allows you to customize your HAIR+ Summit education by drilling deeper into the topics that interest you most. Educational presentations from medical, hair loss and wellness professionals.

- Jeffrey Paul - "Virtual Experience of a Hair Loss Consultation: the Art & Psychology of Consulting" (video) - Ravinia B
- Dr. Candy Lewis Williams - "The Gut-Brain Skin Axis: the Gut-Wrenching Link Between Stress & Hair Loss" - Ravinia C

Ravinia Breakout Rooms

10:50 AM - 11:35 AM

To be the best resource 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 and wellness solutions that your clients can seek in addition to the services and products you can offer through the salon. The Doctor Is In series allows you to customize your HAIR+ Summit education by drilling deeper into the topics that interest you most. Educational presentations from medical, hair loss and wellness professionals.

William Gaunitz - "How to Identify Different Types of Hair Loss & What to Do About It"

Ravinia Ballroom

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Customize your HAIR+ Summit education with in-depth presentations by product experts on the topics that are the most interesting to you and of greatest benefit to your clientele.

Ravinia Breakout Room C

Session:
Elevated Services Deserve an Elevated Experience - Gain insight into the importance of curating your guest experience and just how to accomplish your vision.
Presenter: Brent Hardgrave, Trichologist, Minerva Beauty

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

Customize your HAIR+ Summit education with in-depth presentations by product experts on the topics that are the most interesting to you and of greatest benefit to your clientele.

Ravinia Breakout Room C

Session:
Help! Why Do I Pull Out My Own Hair?  Trich-o-til-lo-ma-ni-a.  Why do people pull out their own hair and why can’t they just stop?  Ellen Crupi, Director of Awareness at HabitAware will share her personal story on living with this debilitating disorder.  After this lively and intimate talk, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of trichotillomania and how to gently approach, and help, your clients.
Presenter: Ellen Crupi, HabitAware

11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Time to work on your "+" part of the HAIR+ Summit experience!  In a casual setting among the exhibit tables, interact with presenters, meet fellow attendees, connect with industry associations and resources, learn about products and services from the experts and grow your own HAIR+ Summit network.

Pre-Function Foyer + Dunwoody Suite

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Manny Rolon will be sharing his passion for men's grooming and all the tips and tricks that have made him an industry icon and the artistry and architecture of men's haircutting will come to life during Manny’s inspiring presentation.  Manny demonstrates that no look is off limits, even for your customers experiencing some hair loss...if you have a certain "magic" ingredient! Manny is a multiple award-winning stylist and salon owner (2016 NAHA team winner and 2018 HVA5 winner) and a member of the Oribe Education Team. When not in the salon, Manny provides hair services for a celebrity clientele including Ryan Seacrest, Dave Navarro, Jessica Wilde, Denise Bidot and others.

Manny will be joined by Lee Resnick, founder of Barbershopconnect.com - the largest barber social media community in the world - who will discuss trends he is seeing in the men's market.

Presenter: Manny Rolon, Salon Owner, Educator, Session Stylist, Makeup Artist; and Lee Resnick, Founder of Barbershopconnect.com and Barbercon.

Ravinia Ballroom

1:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Please note that this Advanced Education session, originally scheduled on Tuesday, has now been rescheduled to Monday afternoon from 1:15pm-5:00pm, as part of the Main Program sessions.

ELEVATE & GROW by expanding your service menu using Great Lengths Tape in extensions & building your brand through social media. Presented by Danielle Keasling, Great Lengths Artistic Director & 2018 NAHA Hair Stylist of the Year.  Learn how to communicate and consult your clients seeking volume, attachment placement and cutting techniques.

Registration is required and seating is limited. There is no additional cost for HAIR+ Summit attendees to participate but a cosmetology license is required.

Ravinia Breakout Room C

Presented by Great Lengths USA

If you have already registered for this session, your RSVP is still intact and will be carried over to the new session day and time. 

Thank you for your understanding.

2:05 PM - 3:05 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 Alison Alhamed and Jamie Newman share the things you need to know and the steps you need to take to build your own following while respecting the privacy of your clientele.

Presenters: Alison Alhamed, MODERN SALON and Jamie Newman, MODERN SALON MEDIA

Ravinia Ballroom

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Join a discussion with Janine Thornhill, Administrator of The American Hair Loss Council and Lisa Ferestad, Owner of Lisa Ferestad Hair Solutions. This conversation will chronicle Lisa’s journey and includes everything from being a stylist, to becoming a hair restoration expert, to experiencing hair loss first hand and how she works with other salons

Presenters: Janine Thornhill, American Hair Loss Council; Lisa Ferestad, Lisa Ferestad Hair Solutions

Ravinia Ballroom

3:45 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.

Presenters: Stacey Soble & Steve Reiss

Ravinia Ballroom

 

 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for this innovative session surrounding the latest discovery in hair loss prevention and regrowth by Dr. Marvin S. Hausman. His discovery revealed a unique substance only produced by mushrooms that is providing real life solutions for women and men. Followed by a special technical segment offering “Visual Density” haircutting & styling techniques on LIVE models by Industry Artist, Colleen Camp. These exclusive methods are designed for fine and thinning hair clients who desire visual/volumizing results offering seamless integration of bio and alternative hair creating an undetectable result.

•             LIVE Model Presentation
•             Exclusive Haircutting & Styling Methods
•             Seamless Blending techniques – bio hair with alternative hair
•             Dramatic Hair Growth
•             Options for Alopecia Areata

Presenters: Marvin S. Hausman M.D. & Visual Density Cutting & Styling with Colleen Camp, Industry Artist

Registration is required but there is no additional cost for HAIR+ Summit attendees to participate.

Dunwoody Suite

Presented by GROH.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This three-hour session covers the many possibilities of non-surgical hair replacement and the systems to answer the needs of your male hair loss clients.

- 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
- Ready-to-wear options for men

Registration is required, but there is no additional cost for HAIR+ Summit attendees to participate.

Conference Center (lower level)

Presented by American Hairlines. Hosted by HAIRUWEAR

Contact Us:

(800) 576-8788

Testimonials

"A must for learning about hair health."

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

“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, Platinum Hair Salon, Trappe, PA

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

-Maggie DiFalco, K&M Hair Systems, Plantation, FL

"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 and clients that presented."

-Angeline Boyd-Gathers, Syncerely Beautiful, LLC, Woodbridge, VA

“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, Hollywood Hair, Edwardsville, IL

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

-Anita Hawke, C4 Hair Design, Wellington, FL

"Attending HAIR+ Summit was the first time in my career of almost 25 years that I felt as though I was alongside top professionals in my field. I left feeling proud and respected for the knowledge a well-educated stylist can provide to our clients."

-Natalie Wadhwa, Elektra Hair Studio, Houston, TX

"HAIR + Summit was a great conference. I love how much everyone was open to sharing and exchanging information as well as ideas."

-Denia Durden, Salon BKB, Decatur, GA

“It was an eye opener of what we can do and how much more we can add to our bottom line.”

-Ronit Enos, Salon Cadence, Cambridge, MA