LEARN, NETWORK, PLAY & GROW YOUR BUSINESS AT CONVENTION 2018

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Red Rock Resort
Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2018
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#FantasticLife Convention 2018

The event of the year

Top Notch Workshops. Exciting Events. Huge Tradeshow. Fabulous Venue.

 SEPT 30 - OCT 2, 2018

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Payment Plans and Group Discounts Available.

Our topics

Our keynote presentations and education touches the most pressing concerns of today's franchisees, managers and stylists. Join us to fuel your #FantasticLife with Fantastic information and education!

our speakers

A fantastic line-up of industry leaders, influencers, salon owners and professionals will inspire, motivate and educate you toward a #FantasticLife with Fantastic Sams!

special events

Never a dull moment: Tradeshow and Vendor Demonstrations, daily Hair Shows, a Franchisee Discussion Panel, an Influencer Platform Show, the Top 50 Awards, the Artistic Styling Awards, and much, much more!

Join us

Register early as the breakout sessions fill quickly! Stay tuned for more details. Reserve your hotel room at Red Rock at the discounted rates especially secured for the #FantasticLife Convention. 

Hear from some of our speakers!

A FANTASTIC LINEUP!

You can't afford to miss the #FantasticLife Convention 2018.

Learn more about our Fantastic Speakers on the Speakers page. We will have more videos posted soon. Check back.

JEFF FROMM - Subject matter expert on marketing to millenials and creating a great company culture

ROCKY VITELLI - Global artist for Farouk Systems and international educator

MYRA REDDY - Director of Government Affairs and Industry Relations for the Professional Beauty Association

RENEE VALERIE - US Technical Education Director for TIGI

JOHN RADU - TIGI Art Collective

HALEY MALOUF - Regional Education Director for TIGI

Thank You Platinum and Gold Sponsors

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Our Speakers

We are pleased to bring you the best educators and industry experts to wow you with their knowledge and expertise. Check them out! 

agenda at-a-glance

THREE FANTASTIC DAYS await you! FS Franchisees, Managers, Stylists, Educators and Support Teams will come together to collaborate and learn from hair industry leaders, educators, icons and suppliers. Don't miss this opportunity to join the Fantastic Sams family to network, learn and celebrate. You can't afford to miss it!

Here are the highlights of our agenda. Click on any of the agenda event titles below to EXPAND/CONTRACT the details.

  • 8:00
    Registration Desk Open
    8:00a - 6:00p

    Check in to get your Convention Badge. This is required for entry and participation in all events. No exceptions. Additional badges and Awards Dinner tickets can be purchased as needed.

  • 1:00
    Tradeshow Open
    1:00p - 3:45p

    From branded products to marketing materials to equipment and business services, all of our great suppliers will be displaying their wares at the Tradeshow. This is a perfect opportunity for salon owners to personally connect with strategic suppliers and develop the
    perfect business solution.

  • 3:45
    Opening General Session 
    3:45p - 6:00p
    Winn Claybaugh
    Winn Claybaugh
    Keynote Speaker

    Author of Be Nice (Or Else!) and “one of the best motivational speakers in the country,” according to CNN’s Larry King, Winn is the founder, co-owner, and dean of Paul Mitchell Schools. Under his leadership and in keeping with their unique culture of giving back and building self-esteem, Winn and the Paul Mitchell Schools have raised over $18.2 million for multiple charitable organizations. In 2004, he became the youngest person ever named to the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) Hall of Leaders.

    Fantastic Life Hair Show

    John Costanza
    President & CEO, Fantastic Sams
  • 6:00
    Welcome Reception in Tradeshow
    6:00p - 8:00p

    A great way to connect with fellow franchisees, stylists, managers, valued suppliers and corporate staff. Sure to be a fun evening!

    Floor Show Demonstrations at 6:00p and 6:45p

  • 8:00a
    Registration Desk Open
    8:00a - 6:00p

    Registration - Badge Changes - Awards Dinner Tickets - Information
    We're here to serve!

  • 4:30p
    Track I: Stylist/Manager Breakouts
    8:00a - 9:30a

    CLASSES FOR STYLISTS & MANAGERS

    TIGI Copyright 101
    Introduction to TIGI Copyright Colour

    This highly requested class provides an inside introduction to TIGI Copyright Colour. Get to know how versatile the colour product portfolio is with a hands-on experience, allowing you to work smarter, not harder. Attend this session to enhance your colour knowledge and immerse yourself with TIGI Copyright Color.

    Presented by TIGI

    TIGI Perfect Intermixing
    Learn Perfect Intermixing to Achieve Unlimited Possibilities

    Discover how to create an infinite number of shades from fundamental to the most creative results, enabling you to maximize
    artistry. Create shades that can be used alone or intermixed, even between permanent and demi-permanent shades to create iridescent, high shine, soft permanent results.

    Presented by TIGI

    Editorial Finishing and Styling
    Work With Industry Expert on Editorial and Session Demonstration

    Rocky Vitelli is known for creating haute couture looks onstage that can be easily translated into edgy off-the-runway styles. With more than 25 years of experience, Rocky is known as a trailblazer for innovation in the professional beauty industry and has toured the world over. He will take you through the creative process from start to finish. Learn techniques to refine your skills behind the chair and during competition.

    Presented by Rocky Vitelli

    Rafe Hardy
    Make the Cut
    Men's Grooming

    Sofie “Staygold” Pok has spent the last ten years diligently perfecting her craft, with laser focus to understand every aspect of barbering from the cut itself, to the client experience and growing her international brand. This experience is not to be missed! Learn from the 2017 Barber of the Year on how she continues to serve as a source of inspiration for others in the field, as well as providing top service to her weekly clients.

    Presented by Sofie Pok

    1:30p
    8:00a
    Rafe Hardy
    Become a Social Media Superstar
    Build Your Brand

    Social media is a great way to engage with your current and potential customers, spread more awareness about your services, and create brand loyalty among customers by reinforcing what makes Fantastic Sams unique.

    Presenter To Be Announced

    1:30p
    8:00a
    Rafe Hardy
    Understanding Your Canvas
    Smoothing and Refinishing Treatments

    Learn how Smoothing and Refinishing Treatments can be incorporated to maximize your guest’s cut, shape and style. Not only a unique and original perspective on hair cutting but how to create a cleaner more precise look by addressing every guest’s texture.

    Presenter To Be Announced

    1:30p
    8:00a
  • 8:30a
    Tradeshow Open & Vendor Demos
    8:30a - 11:30a

    You don't want to miss this! Take time to connect with all of our many valued suppliers, and watch the Hair Demonstrations. Times subject to change.

    9:45a - Floor Show Demo
    by WELLA
    10:30a - Floor Show Demo
    by TIGI
  • 9:40a
    Fantastic Sams Owners Panel
    9:40a - 10:50a & 10:55a - 11:30a

    A behind the scenes panel discussion for Owners only

    Rafe Hardy
    Owner Focus: Gina Khan

    Gina has had her fair share of career highlights over 35 years, including being recently awarded Intercoiffure Haircolourist of the Year.  In between inspiring on main stages across the globe, Khan maintains her role of owner, master colorlist and mentor at her very own salon in San Francisco. “As an owner, I feel that I have a better understanding of the day-to-day routine,” she says “I make sure that I always “live” what I teach and what I believe in.”

  • 4:30p
    Track II: Stylist/Manager Breakouts 
    10:00a - 11:30a

    CLASSES FOR STYLISTS & MANAGERS

    TIGI Copyright 101
    Introduction to TIGI Copyright Colour

    This highly requested class provides an inside introduction to TIGI Copyright Colour. Get to know how versatile the colour product portfolio is with a hands-on experience, allowing you to work smarter, not harder. Attend this session to enhance your colour knowledge and immerse yourself with TIGI Copyright Color.

    Presented by TIGI

    TIGI Custom Coverage
    Take Control of Aging Hair

    AGE DENIED by TIGI copyright©olour is a new range of 14 rejuvenating permanent haircolour shades designed to
    provide up to 100% coverage on over 50% non-pigmented hair. Designed with a 1:1 mixing ratio and pre-blended with the corresponding natural level, AGE DENIED provides convenient, no-fuss, multi-dimensional coverage with skin flattering
    results. An optimized, cream-gel consistency helps ensure spread ability and saturation. Learn the steps to achieve optimum results while combating the complexities of aging hair.

    Presented by TIGI

    25 Things a Stylist Should Know
    Get the Inside Scoop

    As one of the most respected colorists in the industry, Patrick McIvor has been referred to as a "Tech Titan" and "The Social Media Mentor" by Salon Today. McIvor has over 29 years of professional experience as Color Director, International Haircolor Educator, Salon Owner, National Technical Training Manager and Artistic Director for companies such as Goldwell,
    Wella, Clairol, Logics, Matrix, Product Club and Redken 5th Avenue NYC.

    Presented by Patrick McIvor

    Rafe Hardy
    Make the Cut
    Men's Grooming

    Sofie “Staygold” Pok has spent the last ten years diligently perfecting her craft, with laser focus to understand every aspect of barbering from the cut itself, to the client experience and growing her international brand. This experience is not to be missed! Learn from the 2017 Barber of the Year on how she continues to serve as a source of inspiration for others in the field, as well as providing top service to her weekly clients.

    Presented by Sofie Pok

    1:30p
    4:00p
    Rafe Hardy
    Become a Social Media Superstar
    Build Your Brand

    Social media is a great way to engage with your current and potential customers, spread more awareness about your services, and create brand loyalty among customers by reinforcing what makes Fantastic Sams unique.

    Presenter To Be Announced

    1:30p
    4:00p
    Rafe Hardy
    Editorial Finishing and Styling
    Work With Industry Expert on Editorial and Session Demonstration

    Rocky Vitelli is known for creating haute couture looks onstage that can be easily translated into edgy off-the-runway styles. With more than 25 years of experience, Rocky is known as a trailblazer for innovation in the professional beauty industry and has toured the world over. He will take you through the creative process from start to finish. Learn techniques to refine your skills behind the chair and during competition.

    Presented by Rocky Vitelli

    1:30p
    10:00a
  • 4:30p
    General Session | Awards Luncheon | Hair Show
    11:30a - 4:30p
    Rafe Hardy
    Top 50 Awards Luncheon

    Enjoy a plated lunch followed by the 2017 Top 50 Salon Awards.

    Power of Touch
    Patrick McIvor, Keynote Speaker
    Rafe Hardy
    Dessange International HAIR SHOW
    1:30p
    4:00p
    Rafe Hardy
    Creating Culture
    Robert Crommeans, Keynote Speaker
    1:30p
    11:30a
  • 4:30p
    Tradeshow Open 
    4:30p - 6:45

    All tradeshow booths will be open.  Hair Demonstrations will be at 4:45, 5:30 and 6:15pm. Times subject to change.

    Rafe Hardy
    4:45p - Floor Show Demo
    by TBA
    Rafe Hardy
    5:30p - Floor Show Demo
    by TBA
    Rafe Hardy
    6:15p - Floor Show Demo
    by TBA
  • 7:00p
    Top 50 Event - Invitation Only
    7:00p - 10:00p
    Location and details will be revealed at Convention to the Top 50 winners.
  • 8:00a
    Registration Desk Open
    8:00a - 2:00p

    Registration and Check In

  • 8:00a
    General Session
    8:00a - 11:00a
    Industry Expert Panel
    Look-n-Learn from Today's Leading Industry Influencers

    Stylist Panel and Influencer's Platform Show with Keynote by Jen Planck

    Come and meet leading industry influencers up close and personal. Find out what drove them to success in the industry. Watch them live while demonstrating some of the top trends and techniques in coloring, haircutting, styling and finishing.

  • 9:00a
    Track III: Owner/Manager Breakouts
    9:00a - 10:30a

    CLASSES FOR OWNERS/MANAGERS

    Establish the Work Team and Culture You Deserve to Live a #FantasticLife
    The Internal Culture of the Next-Gen Workforce

    The FS brand is only as strong as your internal culture. 83% of managers are Millennials, and this group already accounts for the largest generation of employees, surpassing both Boomers and Gen X. Jeff will lead a provocative presentation showcasing new employee engagement frameworks, taking the audience through a “mapping exercise” to help evolve today’s salon cultures for tomorrow’s salon demands. Discover how Millennial and Gen Z employees approach collaboration, flexibility, and purpose, and have completely reinvented the values and environment of the modern workplace. Jeff will
    provide actionable insights to help Fantastic Sams understand how deeply this next-gen workforce will impact the future, concerning how our brand will conduct business, both internally and externally.

    Presented by Jeff Fromm

    Dan Sullivan, Sullivision
    Multi-Unit Owners Panel

    Details TBA soon

    Robert Cass
    Think Like a Buyer

    Details TBA soon

    Presented by Jenny Bayer

    Charles Lane
    DIY Social, Digital & Traditional Media
    Working Workshop

    Bring your laptops for a hands-on interactive workshop where you'll get stuff done!

    Presented by Rivers Agency

  • 11:00a
    Track IV: Owner/Manager & Stylist/Manager Breakouts
    11:00a - 12:30a

    CLASSES FOR OWNERS & MANAGERS

    Establish the Work Team and Culture You Deserve to Live a #FantasticLife
    The Internal Culture of the Next-Gen Workforce

    The FS brand is only as strong as your internal culture. 83% of managers are Millennials, and this group already accounts for the largest generation of employees, surpassing both Boomers and Gen X. Jeff will lead a provocative presentation showcasing new employee engagement frameworks, taking the audience through a “mapping exercise” to help evolve today’s salon cultures for tomorrow’s salon demands. Discover how Millennial and Gen Z employees approach collaboration, flexibility, and purpose, and have completely reinvented the values and environment of the modern workplace. Jeff will
    provide actionable insights to help Fantastic Sams understand how deeply this next-gen workforce will impact the future, concerning how our brand will conduct business, both internally and externally.

    Presented by Jeff Fromm

    Dan Sullivan, Sullivision
    The Future of the Beauty Industry

    Details TBA soon

    Presented by Myra Reddy

    Dan Sullivan, Sullivision
    POS & Punchh

    Details TBA soon

    Charles LaneCharles LaneCharles Lane
    Using Marketing to Recruit

    Details TBA soon

    Presented by Margaret Davidson, Tiffany Templeton and Brandon Wolf | Asher Agency

    CLASSES FOR STYLISTS & MANAGERS

    Rafe HardyRafe Hardy
    TIGI - Rockin' Retail
    Look-n-Learn Demonstration with Collective Artists

    Get motivated with the latest cutting demonstration and increase salon retail sales by understanding the features, benefits, and usage!

    Presented by TIGI | Haley Malouf & AK Mack

    Renee Valerie
    TIGI - Copyright Your Style

    Get inspired with six new looks from the TIGI Copyright Collection. Cut, colour and style is of equal importance in these customizable looks, developed to drive your artistry and meet each client’s individual hair goals.  You will learn:

    * The Artistry of Customization using the Creative Consultation Tool
    * Customized colouring techniques from free-handing paining to pivoting foils
    * Personalized cutting techniques from a diffused bob to a transient inversion

    Presented by TIGI 

  • 12:30p
    General Session | Lunch | Hair Show
    12:30p - 3:00p

    Lunch and General Session Announcements

    Heather Wightman, Qnity
    Keynote Speaker and Demo
    Anthony Mascolo - Founder of TIGI
    Renee Valerie
    TIGI HAIR SHOW
    Not to be missed!
  • 3:00p
    Free Time
    3:00p - 5:15p

    Relax, enjoy yourself and get ready for our final night Awards Reception, Dinner and Dance!

  • 5:15p
    Artistic Styling Awards Evening Celebration
    5:15p - TBD

    ASA Awards Reception

    5:15p - 6:15p

    ASA Awards Dinner

    6:15p

    Dancing with Live Band, Soul School

  • Hotel
    Secure Your Hotel Room before August 30, 2018
    BOOK EARLY at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa

    We are being offered a discounted hotel room rate of $185 per night for a Deluxe Room through 11:59pm on August 30, 2018. This rate is valid for stays from September 28 - October 3, 2018 on a space available basis. First-come, first-served. Any reservations made after that will no longer receive our discounted rate, so be sure to reserve your room today!  Visit our HOTEL PAGE for details about the hotel.

    Oversized deluxe guest rooms are 515 sq ft done in a modern contemporary decor, with views of the Las Vegas Strip or the Red Rock Mountains.  Amenities include Calcutta marble bathrooms with deep soaking tub and 15-inch LCD TV, separate shower, lighted makeup mirror, dual sinks and terry robes.

    Click HERE if you are ready to book your room at Red Rock Resort today through the secure online portal for our special Fantastic Sam’s Franchise Corporation group rate.

  • Area
    Entertainment & Las Vegas Attractions

    Las Vegas is full of exciting stuff to do! Whether you want to check out traditional tourist attractions, or would rather go for a hike, there's so many things to see and do in Sin City that you're sure to remain entertained, no matter how long you stay!
    The Red Rock Resort website has all the details. Take a look.

    Las Vegas Attractions
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Our VENUE

We are pleased to host the 2018 Convention at the five-star Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. It features luxurious hotel rooms and suites, sensuous spa treatments, delectable dining and exciting casino gaming.

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$375
attendees
  • All General Sessions & Breakouts

  • Tradeshow & Welcome Reception

  • 2 Awards Luncheons

  • Final Night Awards Dinner

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$240
guests
  • Tradeshow

  • Welcome Reception

  • 2 Awards Luncheons

  • Final Night Awards Dinner

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Varies
suppliers
  • Varies based on Sponsorship Package

  • Booth Package

  • Full Convention Access Passes

  • Additional Staff Passes

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BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM

The Convention Registration does not include your hotel.

Secure your hotel room before August 30, 2018 at the luxurious Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. We have secured a discounted rate for a King or Double-Queen Deluxe Room. Valid for stays from September 28 to October 3, 2018, on a space available basis. Reserve early!