September 22-24, 2019//Atlanta, GA

2018 Speakers


Dr. Ken Anderson

Dr. Ken Anderson

Founder & Director, Anderson Center for Hair and Aesthetics

Ken Anderson, MD, FISHRS, is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing exclusively in hair restoration surgery for both men and women since 2003. His centers offer both surgical and non-surgical options to treat hair loss. He was the first in Georgia to perform ARTAS® robotic hair restoration in 2013, and now trains other physicians on the technology. Many patients fly in to Atlanta to be seen by Dr. Anderson; we have treated patients from 29 countries. He is a 4-time Castle Connolly Top Doctor, and won the “Best Hair Restoration in Atlanta” award 4 years in a row.

Dr. Alan Bauman

Dr. Alan Bauman

MD, Bauman Medical

Dr. Bauman is a full-time, board-certified Hair Restoration Physician who has dedicated his over twenty-year career exclusively to helping men and women medically maintain, enhance and restore their hair. He is most well-known for pioneering “FUE-style” hair transplantation, in addition to eyelash transplants and the use of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for hair regrowth. Dr. Bauman developed the HairCoach™ educational program of knowledge and proprietary protocols to share with professionals interested in helping those with hair loss concerns. He is a frequently invited lecturer, consultant and leading expert whose advice is routinely sought by Fortune 500’s, international medical conferences and journalists.

Saretta Bowerman

Saretta Bowerman

Master Stylist, Blue Water Salon

Saretta Bowerman is a master stylist and makeup artist in Naples, FL, where she opened her Blue Water Salon three years ago. She specializes in extension services color, cut and balayage. Earlier this year, Saretta’s exceptional bridal styling and braids earned her grand prize honors in the Braids & Brides contest by Modern Salon, which also named her part of its 2017 Artist Collective and the 2017 Modern Salon 100, a curated list of top social media beauty influencers.

Christine DiBenedetto

Christine DiBenedetto

Founder, Big Life, Thin Hair

Christine DiBenedetto is Big Life, Thin Hair’s founder, has been a stylist for over 20 years and is co-owner of Wink, a successful salon in Asheville, NC with a mission to create, educate, elevate and love.  Her studies in sociology and anthropology lead, naturally, to becoming a platform artist, award-winning, burlesque performer and business owner.  Christine chose to take her personal thinning hair journey public to help other women with thin hair and stylists in need of resources. Big Life, Thin Hair is about: education, empowerment and love. No more fear or hiding. Life is as big as you make it.

Karen Gordon

Karen Gordon

Owner, J. Gordon Designs

Karen Gordon is the owner of J. Gordon Designs, an internationally recognized salon in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, and of Karen Gordon Hair Loss Solutions. As a Hair Color Specialist, Karen has trained with many of the world’s top colorists, is also a Certified Hair Coach and is completing certification as a Trichologist from both the International Association of Trichologists and World Trichology Association.  Karen is the Vice President of Cosmetologists Chicago/America’s Beauty Show. She serves on the Board of Directors for Intercoiffure America/Canada and the International Association of Trichologists (IAT). She is also a member of the American Hair Loss Council and the Professional Beauty Association (PBA).

Lindsay Guzman

Lindsay Guzman

Founder, Elle.b Salon and Academy

Trained all types of extensions including microlink and hand-tied wefts, Lindsay Binkley is the poster child for a “behind the chair” experienced educator and salon owner. Founder of Elle.b Salon and Academy, Lindsay credits her experience in hair extensions to learning slowly over long days, weeks, and years with over 10,000 hours in hair extension services. Rising popularity in the last few years, lead to creation of an apprentice program run in her two salons. That program soon became sought after by others and lead to the creation of Elle.b Academy, offering advanced education in hair extensions and other high end services to the public. Today Elle.b Salon & Academy trains not only in-house but to stylists and owners all over the country. With classes for both owners and stylists, she is dedicated to the full salon implementation of extensions and services alike. She believes that stylists are solution-makers and hair extensions a must-have solution in every tool box.

Brent Hardgrave

Brent Hardgrave

Master Stylist

Brent Hardgrave has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and has been a platform artist and educator for numerous major brands. A company’s abrupt departure from Atlanta, taking 60 of his clients with them, opened the door for Brent to expand his talents in the direction of the wonderful world of extensions. He is now a renowned extension expert. Expanding on the knowledge he gained in the first few months working with extensions, he discovered a niche and invented The Brent Brush followed shortly by a collaborative book on hair loss. Experience the experience of Experience.

Dr. Marvin Hausman

Dr. Marvin Hausman

Immunologist & Urological Surgeon, Groh

Marvin S. Hausman, MD, is an Immunologist and Board-Certified Urological Surgeon with more than 30 years’ experience in both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical research and development. His life’s work was inspired by his mother’s battle with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a personal experience that led him to investigate the cause of chronic disease, as opposed to merely treating the symptoms. The ultimate objective is prevention!

Dr. Nikki D. Hill

Dr. Nikki D. Hill

MD, FAAD, Skin of Culture and Hair Center (SOCAH)

Dr. Nikki D. Hill, MD, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist who is nationally recognized for the diagnosis and management of medical hair loss conditions. She opened her practice, the Skin of Culture and Hair Center (SOCAH Center) in Atlanta, GA to focus on the needs of hair loss patients and to educate them about their conditions and the best treatment options for them. Dr. Hill's practice provides medical, injectable, and surgically corrective hair loss solutions, including surgical hair transplants and scalp micropigmentation services. Dr. Hill has presented research at national and international conferences and continues to be a contributor for her peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of the Atlanta Association of Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons, Women’s Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons.

Evie Johnson

Evie Johnson

Trichologist, International Association of Trichologists

Evie Johnson is a member of the International Association of Trichologists and on IAT’s Board of Directors. She has lectured at many of IAT’s conferences and, in 2016, was given the Marlene Hansen Award for services to Trichology. Evie features in the IAT’s recent publication ‘Hairy Tales’ which describes the lives of 57 Trichologists from 24 countries.

Connie Judge

Connie Judge

President and Founder, National Trichology Training Institute

The Institute Moto is "Education With Integrity".

Debra Neill Baker

Debra Neill Baker

Chairman , Neill Corporation & Paris Parker Salons

Debra Neill Baker is the Chairman of Neill, a family-owned company whose reputation for innovation and visionary leadership has influenced the beauty industry for decades. Awakening hairstylists to their full potential to positively impact the world has always been part of Debra’s purpose. Her own personal experience with breast cancer brought into focus ways for salons to support and provide education to their guests facing hair loss due to chemotherapy treatment. When you look better, you heal better.

Jeffrey Paul

Jeffrey Paul

Founder, Hair Loss University

Hair replacement and restoration came into focus for Jeffrey when his niece, a leukemia patient, asked for his help. In the process, he discovered his life’s mission: to serve the physical and emotional needs of individuals who have been scarred by disease, injury, and trauma. He conducts seminars and workshops for salon and spa professionals in the United States and Canada, teaching the latest techniques for hair restoration and replacement.  He is the Founder of Hair Loss University, Jeffrey Paul’s Hair & Scalp Specialists as well as the Founder with his wife Zina, of Wigs for Kids - a national non-profit organization that provides custom-made Hair Replacement Systems at no cost to children losing their hair due to medical reasons. Jeffrey also is the author of two books: Women’s Hair Solutions to Thinning and Loss (for consumers) and Solutions to Women’s Hair Thinning and Loss (for professionals).

Cindy Reynolds

Cindy Reynolds

Founder & Owner, Mermaid Hair Extensions Salon

Cindy Reynolds is the founder and owner of Mermaid Hair Extensions salon in Seattle, Washington. Mermaid has been recognized as a Salon Today top 200 as one of the fastest growing salons in the country. She believes that focusing on one service is a key to creating a strong salon brand. Cindy has worked behind the chair as a stylist, educator and salon owner for over 30 years and is a proud member of Intercoiffure North America.


Rebecca Walden

Rebecca Walden

Owner, Rebecca Walden Wigs

Declared Atlanta’s “Wigspert” by her appreciative clients, Rebecca Walden has been a hair and wig stylist for the past 17 years. She has a passion and a flair for working with women that have hair loss from chemotherapy and alopecia areata. Rebecca trained with Aveda, Redken, Goldwell, Nioxin, and Nexxus hair product companies as well as Mirabella make-up. Her company, Rebecca Walden Wigs, grew from her Wigspert of Atlanta brand and Buckhead Wig Gallery brand.  Rebecca has a special understanding of women who experience the devastation of hair loss. She is a guest motivational speaker and has been featured in the AJC, Jezebel Magazine and on CNN for her work with cancer patients. Rebecca is an active board member with the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition ( and Camp Strand a welcoming place for children with hair loss.

Dr. Candy Lewis Williams, ND

Dr. Candy Lewis Williams, ND

Naturopathic Doctor and Trichologist, The Lotus Concept Wellness and Trichology Center

Dr. Candy is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and Trichologist dedicated to researching and applying naturopathy to the overall health of her clients. She’s recognized from appearances on the Dr. Oz Show as a leading expert in hair loss solutions, alternative and complementary medicine. A member of the International Association of Trichology (IAT), board member and curriculum developer, for The US Trichology Institute she conducts seminars certifying attendees in Trichology. Celebrating over 35 years, Dr. Candy is an Ohio, Better Business Bureau’s, Women in Business Networking’s Top 25 Business Women to Watch, operating businesses in Texas and Ohio.

Sheila Wilson

Sheila Wilson

Owner, Master Design Salon & Wellness Studio

Sheila Wilson has been in the industry over 35 years, is the owner of Master Design Salon & Wellness Studio in Memphis, TN, a member of Intercoiffure America/Canada and serves as the 1st Vice President and the Atelier Chair. Working with several color companies and serving on the Presidential Board for Haircolor introduced her to other passionate colorists which lead to being one of the founding members of the International Haircolor Exchange and American Board Certified Haircolorists. Her chemistry background and knowledge has opened the door to work with people experiencing  hair loss/hair thinning and building the integrity of the hair pre and post chemotheraphy.

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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

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

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

"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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

“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