PBA Executive Summit


Join the Professional Beauty Association and top beauty executives from across the industry at the PBA Executive Summit being held this winter in Scottsdale, AZ. This event will allow you to network with industry and business thought leaders, explore current trends, and learn best practices from various field expert speakers.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, December 1, 2016: 7:30am – 7:00pm


Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 East Lincoln Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

To make your reservations please call 888.627.3010 or click here.

If you are booking online and your requested dates are not available, please call the hotel and speak with a reservations agent. Friday, November 4th is the last day to book rooms in the Professional Beauty Association block. If you are interested in coming to Scottsdale for a few days before or after the event, please call 888.627.3010 to book your room. Do not try to book additional dates online.


$595 PBA Members
$895 Non-Members

The 2016 Exec Summit is sold out! Please check back soon for 2017 event details!

2016 Speakers & Topics

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) hosted the second annual PBA Executive Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia on December 3-4, 2015. The two-day event titled, The Changing Consumer Experience, brought 135 industry executives from over 80 professional beauty companies together to learn, network, and experience presentations from three field-expert speakers. Attending companies included Aquage, Armstrong McCall, Helen of Troy, Joico, Kao USA Inc., Living Proof, Luxury Brand Partners, SalonCentric, Pravana and more.

“The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) created the Executive Summit with the focus of bringing our industry leaders together to network and learn from thought leaders outside of the professional beauty. This year focused on the correlation between changes we are experiencing in our industry and purchasing decisions made by consumers and the increasing millennials presence,” said PBA Executive Director, Steve Sleeper. “Even though the focus of the event was on making connections in the digital space, nothing replaces the opportunity to connect in-person. The energy in the room speaks volumes for the impact this event had on our attendees.”

The event began Thursday with a reception and welcome message from PBA’s Chair of the Manufacturer Advisory Council, Harlan Kirschner. Friday’s educational event began with PBA Board Chairman and Group President of R+Co and V76, Luxury Brand Partners, Reuben Carranza, setting the stage for the day and later moderating a speaker panel.

Executive Summit speakers included Terry Jones, Founder and former President and CEO of Travelocity.com, Lauren deLisa Coleman, Mobile Strategy Specialist & Analyst, and Scott McKain, Founder & CEO of the Distinction Institute. Each speaker focused on the mind of the consumer. Jones kicked off the event by giving the audience key points on building a culture of innovation within their business. Coleman continued the topic speaking about the mind of millennials and how to use a digital strategy to create an impactful message. In closing, McKain shared steps on how to differentiate your company within the competitive marketplace.

2016 Attendees

Aloxxi International
American Made Beauty
American Salon
Anthony Johns Day Spa
Armstrong McCall
Athena Cosmetics
Avalon Salon Spa
Babe Hair Extensions
Beacon Sports Mgt LLC
Beauty Industry Group
Beauty Industry Newsletter
Beauty Systems Group
Behind The Chair
Bellus Academy
Blue Co Brands
Bosley Professional Strength
Bumble and Bumble
Burmax/Product Club
Club Intrique
Cool Beauty Consulting
Cosmetic Executive Women
CosmoProf Beauty
Cosmoprof North America
Cosway Company, Inc
Coty Professional Beauty
Creative Age Publications
Della Ricca Hair Color
ECRU New York
Este Lauder
Four Star
Fromm International
Garcoa Labs
    Gerry Udell, Inc
GS Beauty
Helen of Troy
Hempz/ PBI Group Inc
Jack Winn Color
JCPenney Salon
JD Beauty Co.
Joe Grooming
Joico Laboratories Inc.
Kao USA Inc.
Katherine Frank Creative
Kendy Law Group
Keratin Complex
Kevin Murphy
Kovner & Company
Luxury Brand Partners
Macadamia Beauty
Malibu Wellness, Inc
Marianna Industries
Mazur Group Inc.
Modern Salon and Spa
Modern Salon Magazine
Nails/Viet Salon Magazine
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Obliphica Professional
PBAF - Cut It Out
PCA Skin
Peter Coppola Beauty
Peter Coppola Beauty LLC
Pivot Point International
Princess Professional
R.L.O., Inc. dba Great Clips
REF Hair Care USA
Sally Beauty
Salon Innovations
Salon Services
Salon Today
Scruples, Inc
SEVEN Luxury Haircare
Sexy Hair
Sexy Hair Concepts
Southeast Rep Services, Inc.
Spa Specialities Representatives
Spilo Worldwide
Spornette International
SportClips Inc
Sweis, Inc.
Tatbeq LLC
The Beauty Agents
The Kirschner Group, Inc.
The Mastery by Esani
Ulta Beauty
Ultimate Beauty Companies
Walker Tape Co.
Waste Not Nut
Zotos International