is the President of Solnyx Consultants Inc. He brings his vast expertise to Salons, Aesthetic and Medical Spas, and Aesthetic Studios as a Business Consultant and Coach. Alain is also a Luxury Marketing Specialist and a Popular Business Speaker for Manufacturers and Distributors across North America.
Holder of an MBA in Strategic Marketing from Hull University (UK), Alain has held senior management positions over the years with Fashion Retailers and Beauty Manufacturers in Canada, Singapore and Indonesia.
I started my professional career as a fashion merchandising lecturer at College LaSalle and a fashion show producer and host. At age 29,I was promoted to Department Head for the LaSalle International Fashion School in Singapore. My networking with major retailers and high fashion designers landed me the position of Head Buyer for a leading branded retailer operating 70 boutiques in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand; a few years later I became responsible for the Guess? retail stores in 8 countries, adding Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand to his roster.
In 1998, I returned to Canada as the International Retail and Wholesale director for Parasuco. Later I joined L’Oreal as the original Brand Director, spearheading the Canadian launch of Kérastase. In 2003, I launched Solnyx Consultants Inc. to provide expert guidance to fashion boutiques, hair salons, spas, aesthetic studios and clinics in retail planning, operations management, marketing and strategic business development. Over the years I have worked with hundreds of salons and gave seminars to thousands of attendees in Canada, U.S.A and the Caribbean including:
•Redken Canada Leaders Retreat Cruise 2006
•Redken Concept Urbain 2007
•Dermalogica ‘SuperPowers’ 2008
•Kérastase Luxury vs. Adversity Cruise 2009
•Goldwell Color Zoom Las Vegas 2009
•Sothys Business Mexican Cruise 2010
•Matis-Gala Summum Dominican Republic 2011
•Skinceuticals WestCoast Summit 2011
•Matis Gala Summum Caribbean Cruise 2012
•Baronesse National Sales Meeting 2012
I am also a business educator and the author of a wide range of published media, including the business education series “The A List”. As well, as being a certified Lumina Spark and Lumina Sales coach