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, December 6, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017

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2016 Speakers & Topics

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) hosted its third annual Executive Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia from Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2016. The sold-out two-day event with the theme of Understanding Consumer Behavior brought nearly 200 industry executives from 115 professional beauty companies from across the United States together to learn about future forces, experience presentations from leading digital experts, and gain access to unique salon haircare data.

"The consumer journey has evolved at a swift pace, which is why PBA packed this year's Executive Summit with thought-provoking information about what that means for the beauty industry, and how beauty businesses and professionals need to approach, think and respond to it in order to stay relevant. The Summit's highly esteemed speakers covered trends based on data, the evolution of the consumer perspective and what actions to take so you're not left behind," said PBA Executive Director Steve Sleeper. "The response to this year's event was amazing and leaves us eagerly anticipating starting the planning phases for next year's event."

Executive Summit speakers included:

  • Ken Hughes, Leading Consumer Shopper, Behaviouralist and Playologist
  • Claude de Jocas, Vice President of Beauty - L2
  • Carrie Mellage, Vice President, Consumer Products, Kline Group
  • Abigail Posner, Head of Strategic Planning, Google's Creative Think Tank for Agencies and Brands
  • Steve Sleeper, Executive Director, Professional Beauty Association

The team explored some of the unique opportunities facing the beauty industry and armed attendees with information and resources on how best to leverage their brands, speak to today's consumers and build solid relationships that will continue to grow.

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