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About The Experience

WhenJune 22–24, 2014

WhereMarriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

WhoSalon/Spa Owners, Managers, Front Desk Staff & Stylists

WhatOur exclusive conference, now known as The Experience, unites hundreds of beauty professionals from around the world for amazing education, networking, and inspiration. The Experience has included top educators and leaders such as John Harms, Robert Cromeans, Tabatha Coffey, Ted Gibson, Neil Ducoff, Carol Phillips, Matt Beck, Mary Rector-Gable and more.

This two and a half day event is designed with your whole team in mind. Whether you’re an owner, manager, stylist, or front desk professional, it doesn’t matter—this conference is designed for everyone and we promise that you will leave motivated and excited to take everything you learned back to your team.

This year's conference is going to be special, as it will mark the official launch of our latest ground-breaking, cloud based software, Meevo. You’ll learn everything there is to know about Meevo from John Harms and you’ll have the opportunity to play with Meevo at our gaming stations. And as usual we’ll provide the core Millennium classes and top business education. You’ll learn from the best including John Harms, Robert Cromeans, Martino Cartier, Angela Cartwright, Candy Shaw, Winn Claybaugh and more.


Group Rate
Groups of 3+
Standard Rate
Jan 1 - May 15
Late Rate
May 16 - Jun 20

Travel & Accommodations

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HotelMarriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Location3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Phone1-888-789-3090 / 1-800-222-6543

Mention The Millennium Experience when you call for $179 group rate

Online ReservationsClick here to book your reservation online with our special $179 rate

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (FLL) AIRPORTDiscount travel dates available from 6/19/14 – 6/27/14

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Industry Educators

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John Harms Millennium

John Harms, Founder & CEO of Millennium Systems International has been designing award-winning software and educating the beauty and wellness industries for over 26 years. John’s passion for helping spa & salon owners has helped him understand what they really need to streamline and grow their businesses. John’s commitment to educating owners on Millennium’s key growth indicators and why software is more than a front desk tool is unmatched throughout the industry. In 2004, John was awarded one of the Top 40 Entrepreneurs under the age of 40 by NJ Business Magazine and Millennium was profiled on CNN and CNBC during the “Pulse on America” segment, which discusses Innovations in technology. Today, Millennium is utilized in thousands of businesses in over 38 countries. Millennium’s corporate headquarters is based in New Jersey with more than 100 employees and its international office is based in the U.K.

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Robert MaconiMillennium

Robert Maconi came to Millennium in 1997 and brought a ton of industry experience. Growing up as child, Bob’s family owned over a dozen salons in the New Jersey area. In 1985, Bob opened his own salon in Lincoln Park NJ, and in 2006 was named one of the Salon Today’s Top 200 fastest growing salons the country. Bob loved using Millennium so much in his own salon that he brought his industry expertise to our sales department. Today, Millennium is honored to call him our VP of Enterprise Business Solutions where he oversees the entire sales force. He is responsible for molding, educating and motivating our team of professionals. Throughout the course of 16 years, Bob has received many awards for exceeding almost every goal that has been set before him.

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Matthew M. ScudderMillennium

Matthew M. Scudder is the Vice President of Operations at Millennium. He started with the company as an intern in 1999 while completing his B.S. in Mathematics with concentrations in Physics & Computer Science. He began working for Millennium full time in 2000 after graduation and has been an integral part to the development & growth of the company, staff & their customers ever since. He is also a certified Project Manager and an active member in the American Management Association. His primary responsibility is to ensure company operations are constantly improved & production initiatives are met.

Paul Mitchell Schools
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Winn ClaybaughPaul Mitchell Schools

Winn Claybaugh is the author of Be Nice (Or Else!) and "one of the best motivational speakers in the country," according to CNN's Larry King, who wrote the foreword for the book. A national speaker for major corporations and a business owner for more than 29 years with over 16,000 people in his organization, Winn is the founder, co-owner, and dean of hair care giant Paul Mitchell's school division. Under Winn's leadership and in keeping with their unique culture of giving back and building self-esteem, the 100-plus schools in the nationwide network have donated countless volunteer hours and raised more than $11.2 million for multiple charitable organizations.

JPMS, ARCS, Walkin Salons
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Robert CromeansJohn Paul Mitchell Systems, ARCS & Walkin Salons

Robert Cromeans is a Global Artistic Director for John Paul Mitchell Systems. He is also a proud owner of A Robert Cromeans Salons and Walkin Salons by Robert Cromeans in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Tulsa.

Jamison Shaw Hairdressers
Candy Shaw
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Candy Shaw CodnerJamison Shaw Hairdressers

Candy literally "grew up" in the beauty industry and has over thirty years of hairdressing experience. Like her father, Jamison Shaw, she is considered one of the world's top stylists. She owns Atlanta’s Jamison Shaw Hairdressers™, a fifty-year-young, third-generation family business where she employs approximately 50 people in the salon's 5,000 square-foot, 50 chair facility. Candy works "behind the chair" full-time, and with the help of assistants, sees up to 35 clients per day. Candy is on the Board of Directors of Intercoiffure America/Canada. Over twenty years ago she founded Jamison Shaw Advanced Hairdressing Systems, Inc., ("JSAHS"), an advanced training academy specializing in French cutting and Balayage highlighting techniques. She has taught thousands of students and salon owners worldwide. This year she launched a new professional product line called Sunlights Balayage featuring a new Balayage Lightener named SUNLIGHTS™, specifically formulated for Balayage highlighting along with THE BALAY BOX™, a kit containing everything a stylist needs to become a balayage artist! Candy's has been named "One of the World's Ten Most Published Stylists" and has hundreds of images published worldwide every year. She has done hair for the Grammys and the American Country Music Awards and some of her celebrity clientele include Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Karina Smirnoff, Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney and 'legal eagle' Nancy Grace.

Freesalon Education.com
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Matt BeckFreesalonEducation.com

Business coach, educator, founder of FreeSalonEducation.com, Gratitude Salon Education, and owner of Salon Gratitude in New Hope, PA. Matt is a hair cutting expert with a business mind. He has spent the last 10 years educating stylists to help them develop a better knowledge of the industry, and to help them be more successful behind the chair. Matt has worked with some of the top stylists, companies, and distributors in the salon industry. In 2010, he developed Gratitude Salon Education with one goal in mind—to help stylists and salon owners all over the world achieve their goals. In 2013, he created FreeSalonEducation.com an online learning network for hair stylists and salon owners at no charge to them.

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Carol Phillips is an internationally-known spa keynote speaker, educator, industry consultant and successful former spa owner and therapist. For the past 25 years, she has inspired spas and beauty businesses all over the globe to re-focus on working smarter to drive service and retail sales.

Carol is the founder of BEAUTEESMARTS, which offers full service sales consulting, marketing, advertising, branding, retail strategies and training. As the salon and spa industry leader in sales education BEAUTEESMARTS produces premier online training solutions for product vendors, salon and spas and now beauty schools.

Martino Cartier Salon
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Carol PhillipsMartino Cartier Salon

Celebrity Stylist, Martino Cartier, is a successful salon owner with a staff of over 50. Martino and his salon have been featured in Modern Salon Magazine, Seventeen, Salon Today, and The Golden Globes 2010. Along with being the international platform artist for Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, Martino and his team have been featured at all of the major hair shows in North America including Waldorf Astoria Intercoiffure New York, NY, as well as Fontainebleau Intercoiffure, Miami Beach, FL. This year Martino will be featured along with Tabatha Coffey, Kim Vo, Ken Paves, John Frieda and many more at the Stylist Choice Awards in Chicago.

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Neil DucoffStrategies

Neil Ducoff is the founder and CEO of Strategies, a business training and coaching company specializing in no-compromise leadership and culture shifts to no compromise. He is a business trainer, coach, keynote speaker and the creator of the Team-Based Pay System. He is the author of the award-winning book, No-Compromise Leadership, regarded as the new blue print for leadership success. Wake Up!, published in 2012, is a collection of powerful strategies that delivers the "wake up" that every leader needs in these crazy times. His latest book, Fast Forward Second Edition (2013), is the salon and spa industry's most highly acclaimed business reference book.

Empowerment Int'l Group Inc.
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Charles MarcusEmpowerment Int'l Group Inc.

Charles Marcus, originally from the UK, now based on Toronto, Canada has many years of international experience and a track record of success in the salon and beauty industry as a stylist, platform artist and salon owner. He started his career with the world famous Vidal Sassoon Company, moved on to work for Crimpers and then owned several award winning salons in England. Today Charles is a much sought after business educator and motivational speaker and his client list is a who’s who of the biggest names both inside and outside of our industry. Charles is also the best-selling author of Success is Not a Spectator Sport and was recently honored to be selected to lead the tribute to Vidal Sassoon as the only presenter at the prestigious Contessa Canadian Hair Stylist of the Year awards in Toronto before 1,400 audience members and share his powerful, moving and memorable personal story about his encounter with Vidal Sassoon many years ago.

Evoke Brand Strategies
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Kelly EhlersEvoke Brand Strategies

An award-winning, nationally recognized keynote speaker and social media educator, Kelly Ehlers leads a team at Evoke Brands that specializes in providing innovative social media solutions for salons, stylists and brands looking to make meaningful connections with their customers in today's 24/7 technology-driven world. Having literally grown up in the industry – her mother was a successful salon owner for 40 years – Kelly combines her deep-rooted passion with more than a decade of brand building, working with Fortune 50 brands and grassroots start-ups. In 2010, Kelly was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business from The Business Journal, and in 2011, formed a strategic partnership with Modern Salon Media as their resident blogger and editorial contributor on social media.

Spa Gregorie's
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Angela CortrightSpa Gregorie's

Ms. Cortright has over 22 years of Sales, Management, and Marketing and has successfully launched 3 businesses during her career, the most recent being Spa Gregories in 1998. She and her team have grown Spa Gregories into a leader in the spa industry and has she been a featured speaker and author in leading publications and conferences.

She has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a leading Woman Entrepreneur in 1992. Spa Gregorie’s is the recipient of the prestigious Women’s Cancer Research Foundation’s 2008 Humanitarian Award. Most recently, Cortright has been bestowed with the honor of “Dedicated Contributor of the Year” by the International SPA Association, as well as named “Business Owner of the Year” by the National Association of Women Business Owners Orange County and Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Women Magazine.

Tremblay Consulting
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Dave TremblayTremblay Consulting

Dave Tremblay sees things in processes and numbers. Starting in 1998 through today, Dave has been employed and/or consulting with smaller businesses – in the U. S., Canada, and China. Since 2004, he has been a co-owner of a day spa as well as consulting clients within the beauty and wellness industry. Important experience was gained as an officer in the U. S. Coast Guard aboard a cutter as well as ashore as a Deputy Planning Officer (New York City). He entered “Corporate America” in 1985 after earning his MBA. As a Quality Manager for five years, he was extensively involved in regional, divisional, and corporate quality and process improvement projects. From there, he served as Manager/VP Quality Systems for several companies. Implementation of data-based business systems is his zeal and seen as badly needed within our industry.

Avitus Group
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Ryan BraleyAvitus Group

For 13 years, Ryan Braley has been the Director of Human Resources & Risk Manager for Avitus Group, a Professional Employer Organization headquartered in Billings, MT. Avitus Group services 600 clients with over 8200 employees in 31 states. These businesses range in size from one employee to 200 employees. In his role as an HR professional Ryan has counseled hundreds of employee/employer situations, managed Wrongful Discharge cases, worked to settle both Federal and State EEOC/Human Rights complaints, and managed the challenging FMLA/Work Comp/ADA minefield otherwise known as the Bermuda Triangle. In addition to these complex HR issues Ryan has guided companies through difficult wage and hour audits, challenging harassment cases, as well as written employee handbooks, policy manuals and provided numerous management training seminars.

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