There is no better place to learn about Hair Restoration than our Annual Conference. Advanced AHLC Sponsored, Two-Hour Classes are taught Saturday May 4. Vendor Sponsored, One-Hour Classes, are taught Sunday and repeated on Monday so that you don't miss a thing. Class schedules are provided to attendees in advance to better plan your educational experience.


In-Depth Business Development Courses, taught by Industry Experts. Choose from 9 different 2-hour classes, each taught by successful hair restoration specialists and business owners. FREE to registered conference attendees.

Q&A with The Experts

Moderated by Keith Zimmerman, Keith’s Hair Center, Green Bay, WI

This session is all about interaction and learning from each other. We will be tackling the most common problems that leave you frustrated, or even worse, with inconsistent results. This panel will offer practical solutions from an insider perspective. Learn what works from each presenters' personal experience in the hair restoration industry: Marketing, Selling, Service and Business issues.

Hair System Customization & Repair

Celia Serrano, Specialist in Hair Replacement design, licensed cosmetologist and Manager of Christine Pusateri Solutions

Celia will demonstrate techniques in base repair using recycled products available at your studio. Learn various methods of knotting hair, how to add tape tabs, and how to add length and temples to stock systems. Take advantage of the knowledge of this master craftsman.

Helping Women with Special Hair Loss Issues

Bobbi and Brian Russell are owners of Hair Therapy For Women in Tampa Florida Bobbi is an AHLC Certified Master Hair Replacement Specialist and a Certified Clinical Trichologist from the World Trichology Society.

Bobbi and Brian are sharing specific ideas on how to handle potential guests with special hair loss needs like trichotillomania, telogen effivium (situational hair loss), chemotherapy, medical hair loss, alopecia areata and PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome).

Navigating Health Insurance for Cranial Prostheses

Jamela Hodgson, CFm, owner of A Special Place Wigs, Insurance Billing Specialist for Hair Loss

Do you have clients ask if you accept insurance? Have you wondered if accepting insurance would increase your business? Have you thought about becoming a provider? Jamela will explain:

  • What is involved in becoming an insurance provider.
  • The “pros and cons” of becoming a provider, and how to determine if it is a smart move for your business.
  • What steps to take to become a provider with various insurance companies.
  • How to successfully file claims and get paid
  • How to help your clients with their insurance if you are not a provider

Managing the Emotions of Hair Loss

Regina Villemure, Children With Hair Loss

We'll talk specifically about how to work with the emotions of hair loss and learn how to make the consultation less stressful for both the stylist and the client.  From Chemotherapy, Burns, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, and other rare hair loss causing conditions. We'll cover everyone from very young kids through adults.

Hiring a Marketing Professional
vs. Doing it Yourself

Paul Albee, ATS Design Group & Terrell Thornhill, AHLC Creative Director

Save valuable time and money by knowing when to do it yourself and when to hire a professional. 

  • Learn when to save money and when to invest help from the pros
  • Explore the most common marketing methods and decide what you should do yourself
  • Discover marketing opportunities and ideas available free to all AHLC Members
  • Learn to implement realistic strategies and goals and measure results
  • Come with questions. Leave with a plan.

Curvature Cutting Techniques

Colleen Camp, educator, entrepreneur and platform artist

Curvature Cutting Techniques are designed for passionate stylists who want to enhance their haircutting skills for clients with hair thinning or loss. As a stylist devoted to hair loss clients; you will learn usable and adaptable cutting methods producing customized results, offering clients increased visual density.

Bridging the Gap between Hair Restoration & The Salon

Johnny Plant, Evolve Artistic Director

Improve your skills cutting add-on hair with TECHNIQUES & TOOLS to provide a predictable, beautiful end-result — every time!

  • Learn new cutting techniques and experience first-hand how to make lines disappear, add shape, form, and body to all different types of finished add-on hair. 
  • Learn how bone structure can be the key to proper installation and a guide through your hair cutting process.

How to Get Along with Anyone! Yes, Really!

Anita Buchanan, MBA, SPHR

Anita has more than 30 years of professional experience in communications and human resources. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a Master’s in Business Administration from Baker University

Knowing our temperament style and how we act in interfacing with people is how we can improve our working relationships. During this presentation, participants will complete a personal temperament inventory. We will learn relationship strategies that we can use when working together with others who have different temperament styles, which will enable us to have more productive working relationships. This eye-opening, and fun!, workshop will have you laughing about yourself, while giving you new insight on how to get along with even the most prickly co-workers and customers.

Increase Sales With Professional Trichology Consultations

Martina Candido, Biologist, Chief of Scientific and Trichological Department

Take your sales to the next level by providing professional trichological consultations. Learn how to take scientific data, create specific protocols, and the best way to communicate this information with your clients in a professional manner. The skills from this type of consultation will educate your clients on their current scalp and hair conditions and allow you to achieve positive results together.

The Business Side of Beauty: Meet Meevo 2

John Harms, Founder and CEO of Millennium Systems International

Join John as he showcases the newest cloud software, Meevo 2, which takes Millennium into the cloud! The secret to a well-organized and successful salon is the technology used behind the scenes to run it. Meevo 2 helps you set goals, track goal achievement through personalized dashboards, and automates front desk processes – giving your team more time to focus on the client experience and ultimately increasing your bottom line. Our goal is to better support the industry through leading technology and innovation. This session is sure to place you on a path for growth by focusing on the Key Performance Indicators that you should be tracking!

The Art of a Really Good Women's Cut-In

Bobbi Russell - Master Hair Addition Specialist and Clinical Trichologist Katherine (KD) Cobb - easihair pro Trainer, Certified Hair Addition Specialist and Color Educator 

Putting on additional hair is only half the skill needed to create completely seamless natural looking hair. Bobbi will show you the tips and tricks that will change the way you cut in your additional hair forever.

Mane Attraction Live!

Shelby Ford, Wholesale Director

Help your clients regain their confidence while increasing your bottom line. Learn mission-based marketing and stylist techniques to increase your social media following, make more money and gain a reputation as a hair loss expert.

Easy Steps to Profits and Client Satisfaction

Nazy Curtis, Owner, Educator

In this one-hour workshop, learn how to:

  • Work hands-on with unique and truly high-end human hair pieces
  • Meet the individual needs of both your male and female clients
  • Reduce the cost of inventory while making it more flexible
  • Use your stylist skills to tailor pieces to your client’s exact needs and keep them coming back
  • Work with color to make your inventory more valuable

Tools For Building and Promoting Your Hair Loss Business

Johnny Plant, Evolve Artistic Director

Learn from expert salon owners, just like you, who have Evolved into profitable hair enhancement and restoration centers. Hear personal stories and learn tips + techniques that make add-on hair, hair your client’s will want to live in. *Special promotion for class attendees.

"Your people: How to Hire, Keep, and Empower Your Team”

James Todd, CEO, Dimples

Get ready to learn a revolutionary new way to hire, keep, and empower your team with the E.O.S "Traction" method. We'll take a deep look into the importance of company core values, and how you can apply them to scale your business and better manage your employees. Join us for an interactive experience with group in-class exercises. Recommended for business owners with staff of up to 75. 

Delivering the World’s Best Lace

Ricky Knowles, International Platform Artist Mr. Knowles will share a lot of his tricks and will teach you step-by-step, how to deliver the best hairlines using the world’s best lace systems.

Building Long Term Clients with Laser Therapy

Grant Gunderson, Director of Professional Sales

  • How laser therapy works and how to achieve the best possible results
  • How to attract younger clients by offering LLLT
  • How to make more money with LLLT
  • Beyond the Basics: getting more from laser sales with the greatly improved Density product line
  • Selling laser to your hair replacement clients
  • Introduction to the latest laser devices

Be #1 in your Market: Stand Out with an Effective Branding Strategy.

By Holly Slear and Michael Leigh

  • Branding is all about You AND the Brands You Sell
  • What makes you Brand-worthy?
  • Why leveraging your selected vendor brand(s) give you an advantage
  • What makes a Brand-worthy Vendor-Partner?
  • Today’s dilemma #1:  Buying factory direct versus choosing a known brand
  • Today’s dilemma #2:  Competing with online and clients price-shopping
  • Today’s dilemma #3:  What happens when something goes wrong – customer complaints
  • What are the Brand values you want to be associated with?
  • What drives your customers – price, performance, empathy, knowledge, services?
  • Branding Tools:  Packaging, display, POS
  • Stand out in social Media
  • What is YOUR tagline?

Critical Thinking: Set Yourself Apart in a Saturated Market

Sherri Renée, Master Hair Architect/Designer & Fine Artist

Let’s face it. Hair can be bought and sold anywhere. With online wig shops, hair direct retailers, and even our very own vendors selling on the internet, how do you prevail and brand yourself? In a nutshell, it comes down to differentiation through expert and client advocacy, providing customer-based personalized experience and offering customized design solutions.

Learn the pillars of differentiation to gain “brand equity” and ultimate satisfaction in our competitive and often times generic hair loss industry. It is more obtainable than you may think.

The Ever Changing Men’s Market

Brandie Reyes – American Hairlines Educator

How to be prepared for the open-minded millennial and his evolving, educated approach to his hair loss solutions; both non-surgical hair replacement as well as ready-to-wear options.

  • Techniques to achieve looks that are fashionable and relevant
  • Overcoming the taboos of past generations
  • Preparing your studio for the younger clientele

American Hairlines is very proud to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year. Our longevity is due to consistent unsurpassed quality, innovative design and superior customer service.

Men’s Hair Piece Cutting Techniques
Promoting Your Business

Jackie Yu, Owner and Founder of House of European Hair

Jackie will show you interesting men’s hair piece cutting techniques, without using thinning shears. This one hour session will also cover how to do minor adjustments to fix base cap size, installation, color, and perming options to finish your client’s total look. PLUS, how to promote your business online!

Prevent and Reverse Hair Loss – Naturally

Marvin S. Hausman, MD

More women and men are losing their hair younger than ever before, but current treatment protocols are often ineffective or come with side effects. In this exclusive lecture, Marvin S. Hausman, MD, will share the science behind mushrooms’ ability to prevent and reverse hair loss. His discovery has produced a viable natural solution for both men and women that addresses hair loss from the inside with daily ingestibles and the outside with daily hair an scalp care. At the center of the solutions is ErgoD2, a unique substance produced by mushrooms and one of the most potent antioxidant combinations available. Dr. Hausman will lead you through the science behind the solutions.

Lisa Minervini, VP Product Development/Branding
Meet Diana Ford, Education Manager

Connecting with New Clients via Toppers

Connect with new clients on a personal level through offering Toppers for every stage of hair loss. Learn who she is, what she is looking for and how you can create an exceptional experience for her through her entire hair loss journey.


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