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Typical temperatures (Fahrenheit):

High Low Average
March 79 53 67

Hotel Information


The Flamingo Las Vegas is located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip since they started rolling dice in 1946. This self-contained casino and resort offers everything an adventurous vacationer could want; including a Wildlife Habitat and a 15-acre Caribbean-style water playground. Set on the famous four corners of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, this hotel provides you with all the Las Vegas excitement with hospitality and service that’s second to none. The Flamingo is just steps away from the most popular hotels and shopping, and conveniently located near the Monorail which provides easy access to the entire Strip. There are also ample dining options such as Margaritaville, Center Cut Steakhouse, Beach Club Bar & Grill, Carlos ‘n Charlie’s and many more!

The Flamingo Las Vegas
3555 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
888-373-9855 or 702-733-3111

Registration for the Convention does not include hotel reservations. A block of upgraded rooms has been reserved at a special conference rate. They are available on a “first-come, first served” basis before February 12, 2018. Don’t delay; make your reservation today before it’s too late! Please support this event by only booking rooms at the host hotel.

Individual room reservations, cancellations and revisions can be made by calling:
888-373-9855 or 702-733-3111

Be sure to use group code “SFSPC8
for the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals to ensure our group rate of
$109/night Sun-Thu and $149/night Fri-Sat
$29/night resort fee and tax is not included

Hotel check-in time should not be anticipated until after 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 11:00 a.m. Valet parking is available at the hotel east entrance. Self-parking is available in the South Garage, located immediately east of the main entrance. Both are complimentary, but limited.


Travel Information

McCarran International Airportserves many airlines, most with direct flights. Check with your travel agent or carrier for rates soon, as this is a favorite travel time and it is spring break for many. Timely and inexpensive airport transportation is available to and from the hotel by shuttle services from $6.50 plus gratuity per person, each way. To find a shuttle a service visit  They are also located at the west side of the baggage claim at McCarran Airport, outside door exits 7-12. Taxi fare is approximately $26.00.

Roommate Requests

If you would like the SPCP to help you find a roommate for the Convention, you must fill out the Roommate Request Form and return it with your registration as soon as possible or if you are registering online, please write in the notes that you need a roommate and what your check in and check out dates are. It is hard to find roommates as the convention nears. Remember February 12, 2018 is the deadline for the SPCP room rates – it is better to cancel a reservation if you find a roommate than to be without a room altogether!

Attendee Requirements

During all SPCP Presentations in consideration of and respect for speakers and other attendees:

  • Mobile phones or other electronic devices must be on silent with vibration turned off. Key strokes must also be on silent.
  • Videotaping or audio recording with any device is prohibited.
  • Photography with or without flash is not allowed with any camera, mobile phone, or other electronic devices during presentations; screen shots of PowerPoints are also prohibited.
  • Use of mobile phones will be permitted during presentations only if the screens are kept flat or below the edge of the table with silent keystrokes for the purpose of: note taking, and/or texting, tweeting, or other social media posting. Keep in mind that fingernail tapping is extremely distracting.
  • Laptop or tablet use will be permitted for note taking purposes only if the attendee is seated in the small designated area in the back of the room in order to prevent glare and distraction for other attendees.

In consideration of our paid vendors, there is to be no sales or promotion of products or services outside the vendor room. No procedures of any kind may be conducted anywhere within the hotel before or during the convention dates.

A name badge is required for admittance to all functions. Loss of your badge will result in a $10.00 replacement charge. Please help us eliminate the embarrassment of having to remove non-paying friends or relatives accompanying you to the lectures. Badges will be checked.

An evaluation form is provided at each class. For attendees to obtain credit hours, the evaluation form needs to be turned in immediately after each class. If you arrive fifteen minutes late for a lecture or leave before a lecture is completed, you cannot receive continuing education credits for that particular lecture. Certificates will be mailed after the convention.

Please be prepared for lecture rooms to be on the cool side. Dressing in layers or bringing a sweater is recommended.

SPCP Booth

The SPCP runs a booth at every convention for products available exclusively to our members. Members may purchase items such as colorful client brochures, the SPCP photo album, our Client Forms Pack, and many SPCP identifying products. Various publications are available including the extremely popular and highly recommended SPCP textbook by Marjorie Grimm: Permanent Cosmetics – The Foundation of the Fundamental Application.

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: A refund less an $80 processing fee will be made upon written request prior to March 2, 2018. We appreciate your understanding that there cannot be any other exceptions as printing is paid for and food is ordered, etc.  Mailed-in registrations must be sent prior to the March 2, 2018 postmark deadline.

We will do everything possible to help you enjoy your convention.
If you have specific questions or concerns, contact the Administration Office
at 847-635-1330, Fax 847-635-1326 or email at
The SPCP reserves the right to change the schedule, topics, and speakers, if necessary

Pre-Convention Schedule

Thursday, March 15 – Friday, April 16, 2018

TBA. Train the Trainer

Friday, March 16, 2018

 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Class
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Specialty Class: Shading Techniques Art Class
TBA Early Registration and Check-In
TBA Vendor Room Set-Up (Vendors Only)

Convention Schedule

Saturday, March 17, 2018 – Convention Begins

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Monday March 19, 2018

TBA Continental Breakfast


SPCP 26th Annual Convention and Trade Show Exhibitor List



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