May 2008

NCA Announces SalonLife ’08 Conference and Expo

Designed to connect like-minded salon professionals with one another and inspire their success in both their professional and personal lives, the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) SalonLife ’08 Conference and Expo expands this year to include an interactive, educationally focused expo floor. In addition to hearing from expert speakers, show attendees will also enjoy learning and networking experiences. Constructed to serve the expressed needs of owners and working professionals, the completely innovative SalonLife ’08 will feature carefully selected exhibitors, outstanding education and a controlled-noise environment that’s conducive for conducting business and learning.

Enriching the lives of salon professionals through greater Beauty, Business and Balance will be the focus of this year’s lineup of SalonLife ’08 speakers. Special keynote speaker will be Vidal Sassoon, one of the most innovative fashion makers and business minds of our times. Show attendees can look forward to hearing from such top industry icons as Winn Claybaugh, Dean, Paul Mitchell The School; Robert Cromeans, Global Artistic Director, Paul Mitchell; Christopher and Sonya Dove, Wella Professional; Amanda Gore, Lifestyle Coach, Amanda Gore International; Vivienne Mackinder,; Ann Mincey, REDKEN 5th Avenue NYC; Martin Parsons, Intermar Productions; Mary Rector-Gable,; Lydia Sarfati, Sarki-Repêchage; Geno Stampora, Creative Consulting; and Billy and Melissa Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Salons and Spa.

A SalonLife ’08 Conference & Expo highlight will be The Tribute of A Lifetime event held in honor of Vidal Sassoon, Sunday, August 10, at the Rosemont Theatre. Presented by, the Tribute will feature a line-up of the top names in the world of hair fashion paying homage to the man who changed the industry. Sassoon will also speak at the gathering. The evening is a benefit for Hairdressers Unlocking Hope, the fundraising cause founded by Sasson and Founder Mary Rector.

SalonLife ’08 will be held August 9 through 11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention

Center, located in Rosemont, Illinois. SalonLife ’08 is open to all salon professionals—owners, managers, stylists, nail technicians, and estheticians. For more information on SalonLife ’08 visit or call 888-254-9810.