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Wednesday Wink – Note These Conferences and Trade Shows For Salon Professionals in Your 2019 Calendar


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Posted by Maryann Matykowski on December 12, 2018

With the holidays just around the corner, we get wrapped up in taking care of our clients. This time of year we are at full steam working to get all our wonderful clients' appointments filled. With schedule changes and hours that seem to melt into one another, it’s a joyous and hectic time of year. Remember to take a minute and enjoy the season. With that being said, it’s also time to think about your educational goals and reflect on the new year coming in.

Always Improving Your Craft: Professional Learning Goals

Every year, I like to get my training and education classes, conferences and tradeshows lined up. I like to do a little research to see what’s new in the beauty industry. My focus is usually lash extension related, but I’m always interested in new ideas, new products, and new processes. I like to be on the cutting edge of the latest glues, tools, organizers, lighting and other goodies that can make my job easier. Every year I attend at least one hands-on training and one trade show. I was always told by my educators in the past that the more education you have, the more you can charge for your services. Education = dollars.

Electric Energy to Get You Excited About Your Salon Business

I always come away from trade shows totally pumped up about my profession. The excitement and energy that is generated by excited, enthusiastic salon professionals are totally contagious! There is a buzz in the air, everyone crowds around the vendors to see what they are offering, demonstrating and selling. Everything from the smallest tool, to software and salon decor! Not to mention, I always run into a long lost friend or former co-worker. That is always a pleasant bonus. There are so many things to check out – some have made me double back to take a second or third look while others were instant purchases.

6 Salon Expos and Trade Shows in 2019

These shows are a good place to get information on upcoming training classes in your area. Here is a list of some of the upcoming conferences and trade shows for 2019. See you there!

1. Conference for Salon & Spa Professionals by NASNPRO

NASNPRO, the National Aesthetic Spa Network, brings together spa professionals through educational events and member-only savings and opportunities. Find more information on dates and locations here!

2. Face & Body® Spa Expo & Conference by Skin Inc.

Spa professionals get together at the Face & Bodyexpo for practical business solutions and the latest offerings and insights from leading industry suppliers. Choose from one of the three locations where the event will be hosted. Check out this link for more information.

3. NALA Awards Gala and Conference

The NALA Awards Gala and Conference was created to celebrate all of the wonderful things happening in the lash industry. This is a great, 2-day educational event for all the lash enthusiasts out there!

4. America's Beauty Show

America's Beauty Show was named a top 100 event in Chicago by BizBash, making it a hot place to gather with other salon professionals. Make sure to schedule it into your calendar for 2019!

5. International Salon & Spa Expo

The International Salon & Spa Expo brings you the latest trends, as well as the hottest products and knowledge to help you grow your salon career and business. Salon professionals from all over the world gather here to expand their know-how on all things beauty. More details here!

6. The Image Expo

The largest hair and beauty show in Texas will have you raving and glowing with excitement once you feel the energy only the state of Texas can provide. Find details on the expo in Houston here! Have you been to any of these before? Let us know which ones are your favorites in the comments section below and which ones you plan to attend in 2019.

Maryann Matykowski

Maryann Matykowski

Maryann has an accomplished, 30+ year background in the beauty industry. As a cosmetologist she opened her first salon in ’83. She has specialized as an educator since 2006. Maryann knows what it takes to create successful salon businesses and is here to share her experience with you.

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