November 11-13, 2017
Hickory Metro Convention Center
Hickory, North Carolina

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Attendee Information

We make it easy to attend the Southern Spa & Salon Conference. The fees are reasonable, the instructors world-class and our Continuing Education covers esthetics, cosmetology and massage therapy. The conference grows more popular every year, so you need to register early to get your preferred classes and early-registration discount. We do not mail confirmations, but you can pick up your packets at Advanced Registration counters after noon on Saturday, November 11, and after 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 12 and Monday, November 13.

Attendance Policy

The Southern Spa & Salon Conference is a trusted provider of continuing education for esthetics, cosmetology and massage therapy professionals. To ensure the maximum benefit from each learning opportunity, we have established a few basic conference rules, as follow:

  • Continuing Education applicants must present photo ID and license number.

  • To earn CE credits, participants must be present 90 percent of classroom time with no exceptions. Sign-in and sign-out are required and proctors monitor attendance.

  • Only those wearing conference wristbands are admitted to classes or Vendor Expo Hall. If a wristband is removed, there will be an additional charge for a new one.

  • CE credits cannot be issued to participants repeating a course for which they have received credits within the last 12 months.

Don't Shoot the Messenger

Because of changes made by the N.C. State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners, the Southern Spa & Salon Conference can no longer submit your CE information for you. To receive N.C. Continuing Education credits, licensees providing information to the Board must:

  • Provide a record of classes taken including course title, description, date, location address, and number of hours earned.

  • Ensure that at least 50% of subject matter “broadens the knowledge of the cosmetic art profession.”

We encourage you to make a copy of anything you send in to the Board.  For more information about these Board changes, go to