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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, NV

JULY 14 – 17, 2018

Early Bird Rates
$335 (Members)
$560 (Non-members)
* Register by May 18th!

Regular Rates
$360 (Members)
$560 (Non-members)

Late Registration
$460 (Members)
$560 (Non-members)
Begins July 8, 2018.

* Members save $25 per person when registering 3 or more attendees.

3 Ways to Register


Register Online

By Fax or Email: Click Here to download registration form. Fax to 480.905.0993 or email to glen@beautyschools.org

By phone: Call 800.831.1086



Full schedule to be announced soon.

Schedule subject to change without notice.


Class descriptions to be announced soon.

Meet Your Exhibitors

Exhibitor list to be announced soon.

Hotel & Travel


Hard Rock Hotel &Casino


4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169

At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, we believe you should be able to play where you stay. You’ll find our one-of-a-kind accommodations offer more than a great place to sleep. Our Las Vegas hotel rooms and luxury suites are equipped with customized amenities to ensure your trip to Vegas is one to remember. Discover our collection of hotel accommodations, including the AAA Four Diamond HRH All-Suite Tower, our stylish new Casino Tower rooms and the signature Paradise Tower. All feature brag-worthy pool or city views. Our king and double queen rooms are a comfortable and stylish way to end or start your night in Vegas.



Group Rates from $69/night (Sun – Tues); $159/night (Fri – Sat) + resort fee
Book by June 29, 2018

Don’t fall victim to a scam. Neither the hotel nor a third-party organizer will contact you to book your hotel room.

CEA Speaker Contest

Details and application will be available soon.


2018 CEA & AMP Annual Convention

When: July 14-17, 2018

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Ideal for: Educators, Admissions & Marketing Professionals, Industry Partners

Save the Date for the 2018 CEA & AMP Annual Convention. Next summer we will once again meet in Las Vegas, NV at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a long weekend full of learning and fun.

The 2018 CEA & AMP Annual Convention is all about enriching our students’ lives, both professionally and personally. We will focus on the teaching methodologies and communication styles that make a big impact on the development of our future professionals.

Who’s ready for Vegas?

Join other professionals in the beauty industry for three days of education-filled, career-enriching experiences. Whether you are reuniting with old friends or making new ones, Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas is the place to be July 14-17.

Making it personal, keeping it real and enriching lives – that’s what the 2018 CEA & AMP Annual Convention is all about.


  • 2018 N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year announced
  • 2018 CEA Speaker Contest Winner announced
  • Methodology classes by Pivot Point and Milady
  • Additional hands-on workshops by Pivot Point, Andis, CND, Wahl, Wella, and CND (free; additional registration required)
  • Medical Esthetics Advanced Certification (registration required)
  • AMP Track for Admissions & Marketing Professionals
  • Amazing exhibitors showcasing new products and classroom strategies
  • Expanded scavenger hunt in the Expo Hall



N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year Award

What is the N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year Award?
The annual N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year Award is co-sponsored by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools and Milady. It is a prestigious award given to one educator each year who has exhibited the most significant contribution toward upgrading professional standards of educational excellence, particularly within the areas of student involvement during the immediate past year.

Who Qualifies?
Nominees must be members of CEA who are currently employed, have at least three years of active employment as a cosmetology educator and can provide evidence of significant contributions to educational excellence during the immediate past year. While Milady is proud to be the primary sponsor of this award, it is not required for nominees to teach using Milady-based curriculum in their school. ALL INSTRUCTORS from ALL SCHOOLS are welcome to apply as long as they meet the aforementioned criteria.

What is the Prize?
The recipient will receive a complimentary convention registration, round-trip airfare and lodging for the convention, $2,500 and other prizes courtesy of Milady.

Apply Now
To apply, please download and complete this form and provide a short essay (Up to 500 words) OR Video (Not to exceed 3 minutes) on the topics listed on the nomination form. Feel free to mix and match when deciding on whether video or essay will suffice, depending on what is the best way you feel you can convey your response. All video submissions must either be placed on a private YouTube link with the URL submitted via e-mail (info@milady.com) along with your other paperwork, or placed on a CD/DVD/USB and three (3) copies mailed to the following address prior to the submission deadline of May 1, 2018:

Milady, a part of Cengage Learning Attn: Jennifer Douglas
5 Maxwell Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065