July 12-15, 2014 | Mandalay Bay Resort | Las Vegas, Nevada

Phoenix, AZ (June 12, 2014) – With PBA Beauty Week only a month away, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is excited to announce highlights of North America’s largest, most inclusive beauty event. The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), Beacon and the PBA Business Forum round out the stellar event lineup, including new events like the PBA Regional Forum for the Professional. Hosted by Cosmoprof North America, PBA Beauty Week, will take place July 12-15, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
2014 Highlights Include:

Beacon
Saturday, July 12 – Monday, July 14, 2014
Held annually as part of PBA Beauty Week, PBA’s Beacon program accepts 100 student winners and invites 200 additional student honorable mentions to be part of this career-changing event. Beacon takes students behind the business side of the industry and provides valuable insight on marketing, business operations, networking and leadership training. Beacon truly helps students recognize that they are not just choosing a job, but a lifetime profession. Students also tour the Cosmoprof North America trade show floor to meet beauty business leaders and learn the role global distributors and manufacturers play in the industry, and attend PBA’s Business Forum.

City of Hope’s 2014 Spirit of Life Award Gala
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Reception: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner & Award Gala: 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
City of Hope’s National Professional Salon Industry is “Celebrating Cures” and honoring Harlan Kirschner of The Kirschner Group with the 2014 Spirit of Life Award. The evening includes live entertainment by renowned singer Michael Bolton, a silent auction and a special opportunity drawing for a chance to win a 2014 Mini Cooper Coupe, courtesy of Jinny Corp.

The Spirit of Life Award is presented to individuals who exemplify the ideals and values that have guided City of Hope for a century, and whose professional and humanitarian accomplishments are worthy of celebration. Recipients of this prestigious award include a broad range of leaders from the world of business, entertainment, science and philanthropy. What connects them is a shared commitment to elevating the human condition and a profound belief in the power of each individual to effect change.

PBA Business Forum
Sunday, July 13, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Famed businessman, TV personality and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 PBA Business Forum. His talk, “The American Dream is Alive and Well,” will focus on how new and seasoned beauty professionals can create their own beauty empire in today’s economic climate. Overall, the 2014 PBA Business Forum will discuss key PBA programs and initiatives helping to shape the future of the professional beauty industry. A complimentary buffet-style breakfast will be served at 7:00am.

PBA Regional Forum for the Professional
Sunday, July 13, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
New to the PBA Beauty Week lineup, the PBA Regional Forum for the Professional is led by industry leaders and designed to inspire and motivate salon professionals at all levels to take their business and career to the next level. Discussion topics range from marketing and stylist development to business management and government affairs and are designed to assist salon owners and beauty professionals to elevate their business, careers, and our industry as a whole with practical information they can readily apply. Networking with other salon professionals will also take place to allow attendees to learn from one another and discuss common interests and business strategies. Tickets to this event include lunch and a 3-day pass to the Cosmoprof North America show floor.

NAHA 25th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Red Carpet Reception: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The pinnacle PBA Beauty Week event will be the NAHA 25th Anniversary Celebration. As the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, NAHA celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. As the top achievement for professional hairstylists and makeup artists, past and present NAHA entrants, finalists and winners continue to push the boundaries of trend-setting style. This year’s celebration includes a specialty opportunity drawing for a chance to win a 2014 Fiat 500A, courtesy of J Beverly Hills, high-energy, artistic presentations by Aveda, jcp salons, Redken and Allen Ruiz, recipient of the 2013 NAHA Hairstylist of the Year award. After the Ceremony, stay tuned for a special announcement from PBA regarding the NAHA after party. The 2014 NAHA Awards Ceremony is open to ALL and will be broadcast live via streaming video by Modern Salon at modernsalon.com/naha.

2014 NAHA Hosts
Renowned entertainment journalists, television personalities and producers Bill and Giuliana Rancic will host the 2014 NAHA Awards Ceremony. One of America’s most beloved couples, millions watch the famed couple on their E! hit reality show “Giuliana & Bill”. In addition to their work together, Giuliana and Bill are successful business professionals in their own right and are involved in numerous charitable organizations, including Bright Pink, Operation Smile, Dress for Success, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls (Chicago), the National Institutes of Health (renal cell cancer division), among many others. This dynamic duo is sure to bring charm, energy and excitement to the 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Lifetime Achievement Award
PBA, owners, operators and managers of NAHA, is pleased to present acclaimed World Master Hair Designer, educator, artistic director, executive and salon owner, Dwight Miller, with the 2014 NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is considered to be NAHA’s highest honor, recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions to the hair and beauty industry and is limited to licensed salon professionals. For 50 years, Miller has influenced industry changes in hair fashion and technique and continues to be an incredible inspiration.
 
PBA Distributor Forum
Monday, July 14, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
PBA brings together distributors from across the country for the PBA Distributor Forum, featuring Paul St. Germain of IBM. Germain’s presentation “Facing the Forces of Change®” explores the ways in which technological advances and the connected world are changing distributor operations now and for the next three to five years; the new role that distributors must play in this connected world; the ongoing need for business analytics and an advanced understanding of how they can help distributors meet their objectives; and, some of the key emerging trends that will shape businesses and our lives in the not-too-distant future.

Hosted by Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), PBA Beauty Week is North America’s largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education and business-to-business opportunities to all sectors of the professional beauty industry. Registration for PBA Beauty Week, which includes the PBA Business Forum, and Cosmoprof North America, is now open. For additional information on both events, please visit probeauty.org/beautyweek and cosmoprofnorthamerica.com.