LaunchPad - April 2012 - (Page 70)

HEAD OF THE CLASS The Next Millennium The Millennium Experience brings together salon employees and star educators for two-plus days of learning—and plenty of entertainment. 1 2 3 1. Millennium CEO John Harms and operations director Matt Scudder address the audience during General Session. 2. Harms and JPMS global artistic director Robert Cromeans attend the opening night party. 3. Millennium clients enjoy the opening night’s festivities. The setting: tropical, trendsetting Miami. The scene: salon owners, stylists and front desk staff members networking and learning how to boost business. The celebs: Tabatha Coffey, Ted Gibson, Robert Cromeans. The celebration: The Millennium Experience ( For its 25th anniversary, Millennium by Harms Software ( is going all out for its annual event, throwing an ’80s dance party and hosting runway shows along with two-anda-half days of education and camaraderie. The affair that’s already been called “off-the-charts 70 4.12 Images: courtesy of Millennium by Harms Software phenomenal” and “amazingly informative” by past attendees is getting even bigger for 2012 (mark your calendars for June 24 to 26). “There are few events in our industry where owners, managers, front desk staff and service providers come together and learn,” John Harms, founder and CEO of Millennium, shares. “Inspirational techniques, business education, fun and good food make it a beauty event that goes way beyond just software.” Day one will focus on business and technical education (think styles and cuts) from the aforementioned industry idols; day two covers business techniques; and a third half-day will repeat selected classes. Harms is expecting more than 1,000 attendees at the event, so networking opportunities should abound, including an owners’ night where head honchos convene to discuss common problems and solutions. Meanwhile, business education covers a range of topics, including retailing strategies, social media tips and cutting operating costs. “Everyone walks away with a playlist of actionable items they can take back with them,” Harms explains. “Beyond being motivational, the gathering offers tried-and-true techniques to help grow business.” Millennium, driven by a “50% software, 50% education” ethos, offers the annual soiree to bring its webinars and educational efforts full circle and will continue to reach salons by creating additional online content. Plans are also in the works for an owners’ cruise, for which owners apply to take intimate classes. “The industry has come such a long way,” Harms states. “We want to take it even further!” —Tracy Morin

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of LaunchPad - April 2012

LaunchPad - April 2012
Editor’s Notebook
In Touch
Runway Report
Star Struck
First Look
Inside Story
Brand New
Color Lab
Male Order
Tool Talk
My Way
20 Questions
Head of the Class
Salon of the Month
Beauty 911
Saving Face
Only Hue
Free Launch
Green Light Beauty
Cutting Board
Quick Tips
Advertiser Index
Look of the Month

LaunchPad - April 2012