Independent Academy Sessions

I.A.S. is a showcase of today's top salon industry educators who are deeply passionate about sharing their talent and expertise with other salon professionals. The focus of unfiltered education is to fill the minds of salon professionals with the skills, techniques, tools and learning insights that drive and grow our businesses.


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What is the schedule of events?

The exact schedule of events will be released closer to the event, but for planning purposes, please check the schedule page for a planning guide on what to expect.


Order of presenters and roster subject to change.

Can I come to Delray Beach and purchase tickets the day the event starts?

We would not recommend this, as we fully expect to sell out the event. Once we completely sell out, we will not be able to offer tickets on site.

Where should I book my rooms to attend the event?

We have secured a block of rooms at a discounted price for our attendees at both our event venue, the Delray Beach Marriott and the Residence Inn. For more information about hotel accommodations and transportation please click here.

If I bring a guest with me (family member, spouse, significant other, friend, etc.) can they join me at the show?

Only those attendees who have purchased tickets will be allowed entrance to I.A.S.

Will I receive my purchased ticket in the mail?

No, you should print the confirmation email you received when you purchase the ticket and bring to attendee check-in on Sunday, February 5. There you will receive your wristband for the weekend and swag bag loaded with products to enjoy from our sponsors.

What is the format of I.A.S.?

The Independent Sessions Academy (I.A.S.) event will offer salon professionals raw, unfiltered, unbranded color and cut & style education on the I.A.S. stage. Along with the main show presentations, attendees will also be able to enjoy look/learn, seminar based classes, sponsor demonstrations, networking and more.