Jessi Marshall, PBA Director of Education and Industry Programs

Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, or industry professional, it’s important to stay up-to-date on current trends, statistics, and business practices that affect your industry. Continued education is vital for success, and there are many platforms and resources from which to learn.

The Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) Beauty Week, from July 13-15 in Las Vegas, NV, offers unlimited networking and learning opportunities. This inclusive beauty event, hosted by Cosmoprof North America, is also home to the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), PBA’s Business Forum, PBA Distributor Forum, PBA CEO Summit, and other educational seminars tailored exclusively for industry professionals:

North american hairstyling awards (naha)

Join PBA  as we celebrate NAHA’s 25th Anniversary in Las Vegas! This year’s celebration includes celebrity hosts Bill and Giuliana Ranic, a special opportunity drawing for a chance to win a 2014 Fiat 500A, courtesy of J Beverly Hills, and high-energy, artistic presentations by Aveda, jcp salons, Redken and Allen Ruiz, recipient of the 2013 NAHA Hairstylist of the Year award. The 2014 NAHA Awards Ceremony is open to ALL and will be broadcast live via streaming video by Modern Salon at

pba regional forum for the salon professional

PBA’s Regional Forums are designed to inspire and motivate salon professionals at all levels to take their business and career to the next level.  Join your peers and today’s leading business thinkers to explore current trends, best business practices and strategies. Whether you’re a salon owner, stylist, or spa professional, the PBA Regional Forum provides valuable industry information to advance your career. For ticket prices and registration information please visit

pba business forum

The beauty industry is constantly growing and changing. PBA adapts to meet the needs of its members and the industry. Attend the 2014 PBA Business Forum to learn about key PBA programs and initiatives that are helping shape the future of the professional beauty industry.  Be inspired by successful businessman and entrepreneur, Mark Cuban, the 2014 keynote speaker. This forum is open to all industry professionals. The PBA Business Forum and breakfast will be held Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. with the keynote address following at 8 a.m. For additional information, please visit

pba distributor forum

At the PBA Distributor Forum, manufacturers and distributors will discover how to raise the customer’s experience while sharing best practices with beauty colleagues. Industry professionals will have a chance to engage with peers and learn new ways to maximize your company’s potential to coordinate your territory effectively. This NAW/IBM presentation will explore the ways in which technological advances and the connected world are changing distributor operations now and for the next 3- 5 years. This informative event will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 8:30am. For registration information please visit

“Delivering” Beauty Transportation/Supply Chain Management for the Beauty Industry

This informative seminar led by Pro Beauty Logistics/TPS will reveal the key to drastically reducing annual transportation expenses. Manufacturers and distributors will also learn how to streamline supply chains across the globe and how to best serve their customers. This event will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 9:00am, and will feature Brandon Stallard, Ingmar Korstanje, and Parker Stallard of Pro Beauty Logistics. For more information, please visit

PBA CEO summit

The PBA CEO Summit panel, open to all manufacturers and distributors, will analyze the various approaches and business angles being explored by a few forward thinking innovators. Change is a constant element that all businesses can count on, and various innovative companies are breaking the mold to more effectively engage with their customers. Learn their secrets and be inspired the PBA CEO Summit panel on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 3:00pm. The panel will explore the various approaches being explored by a few forward thinking innovators. Be it by creating their own channel of distribution or by adding upscale specialty stores where stylists can engage with new consumers directly, these companies are breaking the mold. For ticket information please visit

are you ready to import to the usa?

This seminar will talk manufacturers and distributors through the ins and outs of the US distribution landscape. With the US cosmetics industry valued at $12 billion, it’s crucial that industry members set realistic expectations and have a clear understanding of doing business in the US. Industry members will walk away from this discussion with the keys to follow proper legislative paths and adhere to regulatory compliance in order to achieve success. The event will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, and lunch will be provided. For ticket information please visit

To learn more about PBA Beauty Week and registration information, please visit

PBA Beauty Week is produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and hosted by Cosmoprof North America. Show Organiser: North American Beauty Events, LLC, a joint venture between the Professional Beauty Association and Bologna Fiere.