THE PROGRAM

We have a FANTASTIC THREE DAYS planned for you! This is where salon owners, managers, stylists, suppliers, merchandise licensees, trainers and the entire Fantastic Sams family get together to network, learn and celebrate. You can't afford to miss it!

Below is our full Agenda, followed by all of the Educational Courses we have lined up for Franchisees/Managers and Stylists.

Fabulous Education

agenda at-a-glance

Here are the highlights of our agenda. 

Click on any of the agenda event titles below to EXPAND/CONTRACT the details.

  • 9:00
    Registration Desk Open
    9:00a - 5:00p

    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 - 4:00p

    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.

  • 4:00
    Opening General Session 
    4:00p - 6:00p
    Linda Chadwick
    President & CEO

    We will kick off Convention 2016 with a message from our President, Linda Chadwick. You'll also hear about our fantastic partnership with OPERATION reinvent...Unleashing the Power of Women Veterans. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping women veterans transition to civilian life and find full-time employment once they leave the military.

    New Campaign Reveal & Hair Show

    Spotlight on Innovation: 2017 Cut & Color Trends
  • 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!

  • 7:30a
    Walk for a Cause
    7:30a - 8:15a

    Start the day with a refreshing and stimulating fitness walk that supports a wonderful nonprofit: Operation Reinvent for Women Veterans. A great way to connect with fellow attendees, too!

  • 8:00a
    Registration Desk Open
    8:00a - 5:30p

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

  • 8:30a
    Tradeshow Open
    8:30a - 11:45a

    You don't want to miss this! Take time to connect with all of our many valued suppliers, see the new Salon Concept Buildout and watch the Hair Demonstrations at 9, 10 and 11am.

    8:30a - 11:45a - New Salon Concept Buildout
    Fantastic Sams Booth
    9:00a - Floor Show Demo
    by WELLA
    10:00a - Floor Show Demo
    by TIGI
    11:00a - Floor Show Demo
    by SEXY HAIR
  • 12:00p
    Awards Luncheon
    12:00p - 1:30p

    Enjoy a plated lunch followed by the 2015 Top 50 Salon Awards.

  • 1:30p
    It's Reigning Men! - Men's Platform Artist Show 
    1:30p - 2:15p

    Learn current techniques and styles that will give you new ideas and directions you can apply to your male clientele right away.

  • 2:30p
    Tradeshow Open 
    2:30p - 3:50p

    All tradeshow booths will be open as well as the new Salon Concept Buildout.  Hair Demonstrations will be at 2:30 and 3:30pm.

    2:30p - 3:50p - New Salon Concept Buildout
    Fantastic Sams Booth
    3:00p - Floor Show Demo
    by TIGI
  • 4:30p
    Breakout Session #1 
    4:00p - 5:30p

    CLASSES FOR FRANCHISEES

    Tom Kuhn, Qnity
    What Guest Retention Means For You
    Return and Refer Strategies - The True Measure of Your Guest Service

    This interactive and engaging program will forever change the way your salon educates and services guests.  Learn concrete strategies and techniques on how to build a team that embraces the opportunities provided by retail sales and add-on services.  A train-the-trainer approach will provide you with tools to take back to your salon and teach your stylists.

    Presented by Tom Kuhn, Qnity

    Qnity
    Learn to Speak Fluent Stylist
    Sub-Strength From Within - A New Way to Hire Stylists

    The best way to connect with your future stylists is to understand them.  Learn what is important to candidates, how to be the salon employer of choice and learn practical recruitment techniques.

    Presented by Heather Wightman, Qnity

    CLASSES FOR STYLISTS

    2017 Cut & Color Trends
    Create the Looks - 2017 Fantastic Sams Campaign

    Learn the latest trends and techniques that are being used in the 2017 Fantastic Sams Campaign. All looks will be fresh ideas that are easy to adapt in your salon. Each of the looks will be something that can seamlessly be customized to incorporate the right haircut and color you recommend for your guest.

    Presented by TIGI | Haley Malouf, Rusty Phillips and Renee Valerie

    Rafe Hardy
    Couture Braiding and Up Do's
    Runway-Ready Looks for Your Guest

    See a new twist on style. Learn the latest style trends for braids and party-do’s that will have your guest looking runway ready their special event.

    Presented by Rafe Hardy, Sexy Hair

    1:30p
    4:00p
  • 7:00p
    Top 50 Event - Invitation Only
    7:00p - 10:00p
    Location and details will be revealed at Convention to the Top 50 winners.
  • 7:00a
    Registration Desk Open
    7:00a - 5:00p

    Registration and Information

  • 8:00a
    Breakout Session #2
    8:00a - 9:30a

    CLASSES FOR FRANCHISEES

    Inspire & Energize - The Key to Employee Recruitment and Retention
    Building Structure and Accountability

    After you work to recruit your team, do you have what it takes to retain them? Use tools to keep your team engaged, have courageous conversations and develop owner leadership skills. Build culture and structure by positively influencing your team. Lead your team by showing them how to be successful.

    Presented by Tom Kuhn, Qnity

    Dan Sullivan, Sullivision
    #connectwithyourFSteamnow
    Are You Plugged-In With Your Staff?

    Discover how to bring out the best in your diverse salon team while examining how the internet of things is transforming our business. Produce better results with improved communication to your different generations of stylists. 
    
    Presented by Jim Sullivan, Sullivision

    Robert Cass
    It's Your Space...Make It Sell!
    Raising Average Ticket with Retail & Add-On Services

    This interactive and engaging program will forever change the way your salon educates and services guests.  Learn concrete strategies and techniques on how to build a team that embraces the opportunities provided by retail sales and add-on services.  A train-the-trainer approach will provide you with tools to take back to your salon and teach your stylists.  

    Presented by Robert Cass, Salon Prophets, Wella

    CLASSES FOR STYLISTS

    Charles Lane
    Groomsmen Collective
    Haircutting and Finishing for Men

    By the end of this workshop attendees will have a strong understanding of men’s cutting techniques & tips and be able to successfully integrate a refinishing treatment as an added value service.

    Presented by Charles Lane, Peter Coppola Beauty 

    Rafe Hardy
    Couture Braiding and Up Do's
    Runway-Ready Looks for Your Guest

    See a new twist on style. Learn the latest style trends for braids and party-do’s that will have your guest looking runway ready their special event.

    Presented by Rafe Hardy, Sexy Hair

    1:30p
    1:30p
    Renee Valerie
    Color Correction

    Some of the toughest hair color challenges to overcome in the salon are corrective color situations. During this class you’ll learn techniques and a clear roadmap to guide you through some of the most delicate and tricky hair color corrections in the salon.

    Presented by Renee Valerie, TIGI

    1:30p
    8:00a
  • 10:00a
    Breakout Session #3
    10:00a - 11:30a

    CLASSES FOR FRANCHISEES

    Heather Wightman, Qnity
    Learn to Speak Fluent Stylist
    Sub-Strength From Within - A New Way to Hire Stylists

    The best way to connect with your future stylists is to understand them.  Learn what is important to candidates, how to be the salon employer of choice and learn practical recruitment techniques.

    Presented by Heather Wightman, Qnity

    Jim Sullivan, Sullivision
    #CONNECTWITHYOURFSTEAMNOW
    Are You Plugged-In With Your Staff?

    Discover how to bring out the best in your diverse salon team while examining how the internet of things is transforming our business. Produce better results with improved communication to your different generations of stylists. 

    Presented by Jim Sullivan, Sullivision

    Tom Kuhn, Qnity
    Inspire & Energize - The Key to Employee Recruitment and Retention
    Building Structure and Accountability

    After you work to recruit your team, do you have what it takes to retain them? Use tools to keep your team engaged, have courageous conversations and develop owner leadership skills. Build culture and structure by positively influencing your team. Lead your team by showing them how to be successful.

    Presented by Tom Kuhn, Qnity

    CLASSES FOR STYLISTS

    2017 Cut & Color Trends
    Create the Looks - 2017 Fantastic Sams Campaign

    Learn the latest trends and techniques that are being used in the 2017 Fantastic Sams Campaign. All looks will be fresh ideas that are easy to adapt in your salon. Each of the looks will be something that can seamlessly be customized to incorporate the right haircut and color you recommend for your guest.

    Presented by TIGI - Haley Malouf, Rusty Phillips and Renee Valerie

    Deshonica Kerrie
    Diversity Through Texture
    Smoothing and Refinishing

    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.

    Presented by Deshonica Kerri, Peter Coppola Beauty 

    1:30p
    1:30p
    Anthony Crosfield
    Fast Fantastic Finishes
    Style & Finish Tips

    Make it a win-win for both guests and stylists.  Learn quick round brush techniques that leave your guest looking fantastic!  Learn proper ergonomic techniques that require less effort and produce better results.  Work smarter, not harder, to make more money by giving each guest a finished look in a short amount of time.

    Presented by Anthony Crosfield, Wella International 

    1:30p
    10:00a
  • 12:00p
    Lunch and General Session Announcements
    12:00p - 1:30p

    Plated lunch and Operation Re-Invent auction winners announced

    Linda Chadwick
    President and CEO
  • 1:45p
    Breakout Session #4
    1:15p - 2:45p

    CLASSES FOR FRANCHISEES

    Heather Wightman, Qnity
    What Guest Retention Means For You
    Return & Refer Strategies - The True Measure of Your Guest Service

    Understand how retention and frequency of visit are vital to your salon.  Learn how to understand and measure retention, using timeframe guidance, benchmarks and goals.  Once your guests are loyal, get them to refer and grow your business.

    Presented by Tom Kuhn, Qnity

    Jim Sullivan, Sullivision
    Rev It Up! Creating Great Teams
    Multiple Approaches for Multi-Units

    The Multi-Unit Leadership workshop explores the art and science of multi-unit manager and multi-unit franchisee development, leadership, and performance. You will learn the best-practices of high-performing Multi Unit Salon Owners and Leaders. You’ll assess your own strengths and challenges compared to the industry’s best Multi Unit Leaders and share / compile their own best practices relative to people, performance, and productivity improvement.

    Presented by Jim Sullivan, Sullivision

    It's Your Space...Make It Sell!
    Raising Average Ticket with Retail & Add-On Services

    This interactive and engaging program will forever change the way your salon educates and services guests.  Learn concrete strategies and techniques on how to build a team that embraces the opportunities provided by retail sales and add-on services.  A train-the-trainer approach will provide you with tools to take back to your salon and teach your stylists.

    Presented by Robert Cass, Salon Prophets, Wella

    CLASSES FOR STYLISTS

    TIGI
    Color Correction

    Some of the toughest hair color challenges to overcome in the salon are corrective color situations. During this class you’ll learn techniques and a clear roadmap to guide you through some of the most delicate and tricky hair color corrections in the salon.

    Presented by TIGI

    Diversity Through Texture
    Smoothing and Refinishing

    This interactive and engaging program will forever change the way your salon educates and services guests.  Learn concrete strategies and techniques on how to build a team that embraces the opportunities provided by retail sales and add-on services.  A train-the-trainer approach will provide you with tools to take back to your salon and teach your stylists.

    Presented by Peter Coppola Beauty

    1:30p
    1:30p
    Groomsmen Collective
    Haircutting and Finishing for Men

    By the end of this workshop attendees will have a strong understanding of men’s cutting techniques & tips and be able to successfully integrate a refinishing treatment as an added value service.

    Presented by Peter Coppola Beauty

    1:30p
    1:45p
    Wella
    Couture Braiding and Up Do's
    Runway-Ready Looks for Your Guest

    See a new twist on style. Learn the latest style trends for braids and party-do’s that will have your guest looking runway ready their special event.

    Presented by Wella

    1:30p
    1:15p
  • 2:45p
    Free Time
    2:45p - 6:00p 

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

  • 6:00p
    Artistic Styling Awards Reception & Dinner
    6:00p - 10:30p - A Big Night!

    6:00p - 6:45p     Cocktails
    6:45p - 7:20p     Dinner
    7:20p - 7:30p     President's Remarks - Linda Chadwick
    7:30p - 8:15p     2015/2016 Artistic Styling Awards
    8:30p-10:30p    Dance & Mingle

  • Hotel
    Secure Your Hotel Room before August 15, 2016
    BOOK EARLY at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel & Resort

    We are being offered a discounted hotel room rate of $169 per night through 11:59pm on August 15, 2016. This rate is valid for stays from September 17 - 22, 2016 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.

    Click HERE if you are ready to book your room today. You can also call Rosen Shingle Creek Resort at 1-866-996-6338 . Ask for the special Fantastic Sam’s Franchise Corporation group rate.

  • Area
    Special Offers from Visit Orlando's "Show Your Badge" Program
    Special offer is valid during the dates of our convention. Your convention badge is required for the discounts.

    Come a day early or stay an extra day to have some fun in Orlando. There are lots of things to explore and we have a custom Fantastic Sams Group website from Visit Orlando. There are discount attraction tickets as well as discount dining from many area restaurants through their "Show Your Badge" program. Just click the button below for all the details.

    visit orlando
  • Disney
    Disney Theme Parks
    Discounts for guests of Rosen Shingle Creek Resort

    For meeting & conference guests of the resort, Disney offers exclusive afternoon After 2:00PM and  After 4:00PM tickets, as well as a 10% savings on all multi-day (2+ day) tickets.  All Multi-day tickets include an additional complimentary “Bonus Visit” admission. 

    For details, please visit Disney's site.

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FANTASTIC BREAKOUTS

Educational Course Titles and Descriptions

  • Education

    Classes for Franchisees/Managers

    Six courses offered. Multiple sessions.
    CLICK TO EXPAND - Complete Course Descriptions and Sessions
    Tom Kuhn, Qnity
    Power Up Leadership for Employee Retention
    Building Structure and Accountability

    After you work to recruit your team, do you have what it takes to retain them? Use tools to keep your team engaged, have courageous conversations and develop owner leadership skills. Build culture and structure by positively influencing your team. Lead your team by showing them how to be successful.

    Presented by Tom Kuhn, Qnity
    2 Sessions | Offered Tuesday @ 8:00am and Tuesday @ 10:00am

    #connectwithyourFSteamnow
    Are You Plugged-In With Your Staff?

    Discover how to bring out the best in your diverse salon team while examining how the internet of things is transforming our business. Produce better results with improved communication to your different generations of stylists. 
    
    Presented by Jim Sullivan, Sullivision
    2 Sessions | Offered Tuesday @ 8:00am and Tuesday @ 10:00am

    Ron Cass
    It's Your Space...Make It Sell!
    Raising Average Ticket with Retail & Add-On Services

    This interactive and engaging program will forever change the way your salon educates and services guests.  Learn concrete strategies and techniques on how to build a team that embraces the opportunities provided by retail sales and add-on services.  A train-the-trainer approach will provide you with tools to take back to your salon and teach your stylists.  

    Presented by Robert Cass, Salon Prophets, P&G Professional
    2 Sessions | Offered Tuesday @ 8:00am and Tuesday @ 1:15pm

    Heather Wightman, Qnity
    Learn to Speak Fluent Stylist
    Sub-Strength From Within, A New Way to Hire Stylists

    The best way to connect with your future stylists is to understand them. Learn what is important to candidates, how to be the salon employer of choice and learn practical recruitment techniques.
    
    Presented by Heather Wightman, Qnity
    2 Sessions | Offered Monday @ 4:00pm and Tuesday @ 10:00am

    Rev It Up - Creating Great Teams
    Multiple Approaches for Multi-Units

    The Multi-Unit Leadership workshop explores the art and science of multi-unit manager and multi-unit franchisee development, leadership, and performance. You will learn the best-practices of high-performing Multi Unit Salon Owners and Leaders. You’ll assess your own strengths and challenges compared to the industry’s best Multi Unit Leaders and
    share/compile their own best practices relative to people, performance, and productivity improvement.

    Presented by Jim Sullivan, Sullivision
    1 Session | Offered Tuesday @ 1:15pm

    Tom Kuhn, Qnity
    What Guest Retention Means for You
    Return and Refer Strategies - The True Measure of Your Guest Service

    Understand how retention and frequency of visit are vital to your salon.  Learn how to understand and measure retention, using timeframe guidance, benchmarks and goals.  Once your guests are loyal, get them to refer and grow your business.

    Presented by Tom Kuhn, Qnity
    2 Sessions | Offered Monday @ 4:00pm and Tuesday @ 1:15pm

  • Education

    Classes for Stylists

    Six courses offered. Multiple sessions.
    CLICK TO EXPAND - Complete Course Descriptions and Sessions
    2017 Cut & Color Trends
    Create the Looks - 2017 Fantastic Sams Campaign

    Learn the latest trends and techniques that are being used in the 2017 Fantastic Sams Campaign. All looks will be fresh ideas that are easy to adapt in your salon. Each of the looks will be something that can seamlessly be customized to incorporate the right haircut and color you recommend for your guest.

    2 Sessions | Offered Monday @ 4:00pm and Tuesday @ 10:00am

    Couture Braiding and Up Do's
    Runway-Ready Looks for Your Guest

    See a new twist on style. Learn the latest style trends for braids and party-do’s that will have your guest looking runway ready their special event.

    3 Sessions | Offered Monday @ 4:00pm, Tuesday @ 8:00am and Tuesday @ 1:15pm

    Color Correction

    Some of the toughest hair color challenges to overcome in the salon are corrective color situations. During this class you’ll learn techniques and a clear roadmap to guide you through some of the most delicate and tricky hair color corrections in the salon.

    2 Sessions | Offered Tuesday @ 8:00am and Tuesday @ 1:15pm

    Groomsmen Collective
    Haircutting and Finishing for Men

    By the end of this workshop attendees will have a strong understanding of men’s cutting techniques & tips and be able to successfully integrate a refinishing treatment as an added value service.

    2 Sessions | Offered Tuesday @ 8:00am and Tuesday @ 1:15pm

    Diversity Through Texture
    Smoothing and Refinishing

    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.

    Presented by Peter Coppola Beauty
    2 Sessions | Offered Tuesday @ 10:00am and Tuesday @ 1:15pm

    Fast Fantastic Finishes
    Style & Finish Tips

    Make it a win-win for both guests and stylists.  Learn quick round brush techniques that leave your guest looking fantastic!  Learn proper ergonomic techniques that require less effort and produce better results.  Work smarter, not harder, to make more money by giving each guest a finished look in a short amount of time.

    Presented by Wella
    1 Session | Offered Tuesday @ 10:00am

SAVE THE DATE
Las Vegas, Nevada
Red Rock Resort
Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2018
Registration Open Soon

Thank You Platinum and Gold Sponsors

TIGI
Platinum
CosmoProf
Gold
SuperSalon
Gold
Wella
Gold