Beauty Pitch™ 2016 Announces Beauty Entrepreneurs Selected as Semi-Finalists

Six finalists will be announced Wednesday, June 8

Scottsdale, AZ (May 24, 2016) –The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is proud to announce the 12 semi-finalists who will advance to the final round of Beauty Pitch™ 2016. Held Saturday, July 23, Beauty Pitch™ 2016 is part of INSPIRE: A Night Celebrating Beauty Entrepreneurs, which kicks off the PBA’s Beauty Week and Cosmoprof North America’s (CPNA) exhibition in Las Vegas.

The following companies have been selected as Beauty Pitch™ 2016 semi-finalists:

Startup Business Category:

  1. Alexandria Professional:
  2. The Brush Guard:
  3. Flip-It! Cap Company:
  4.  Hey Honey:
  5.  pur~lisse beauty, LLC:
  6.  Sunlights Balayage:

Established Business Category:

  1. Dafni:
  2. Jenu High Tech Beauty:
  3. P3Pure:
  4. Peter Lamas:
  5. Vanity Girl Hollywood:
  6. Whish:

Three companies from each category will be selected as Beauty Pitch™ 2016 finalists on Wednesday, June 8th. These companies will advance to the live Beauty Pitch™ competition, taking place on Saturday, July 23rd


INSPIRE: A Night Celebrating the Beauty Entrepreneur

INSPIRE will feature networking with some of the industry’s biggest names including: President and CEO of Sally Beauty Holdings, Christian Brinkman; President of Jinny Beauty Supply, Eddie Jhin; President of CosmoProf and Armstrong McCall, Sally Beauty Holdings, Mark Spinks; Vice President of Merchandising and Planning for SalonCentric, Steve Orzel; and celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson.


INSPIRE Schedule of Events

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                        INSPIRE Reception

7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.                        INSPIRE Dinner

8:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.                      Beauty Pitch™ 2016: Live Competition

10:00 p.m.                                           Dessert Buffet



Visit for Beauty Pitch™ 2016 and INSPIRE registration details. Tickets can be purchased separately for each event.

Net proceeds from the INSPIRE event will be divided equally between the PBA Foundation, an organization supporting industry related charitable initiatives and the historical preservation of the beauty industry, and City of Hope, a world-renowned comprehensive cancer treatment and research center.

About Us

Professional Beauty Association (PBA) Beauty Week®: Professional Beauty Association (PBA) Beauty Week® (July 23-26, 2016) is North America’s largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. This week of beauty features the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), PBA Business Forum, PBA Beacon and City of Hope. PBA Beauty Week® is produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and hosted by Cosmoprof North America. To learn more, please visit


Cosmoprof North America: Cosmoprof North America is organized by North American Beauty Events LLC, a joint-venture company between Bologna Fiere Group and the Professional Beauty Association.  Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) is the award winning premier international B2B beauty trade show covering all facets of the industry under one roof and the largest event of its kind in the Americas. For more information, please visit Event information and exhibitor updates are also posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@COSMOPROFNA).


Professional Beauty Association Foundation: PBA Foundation is a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organization that supports charitable initiatives and the historical preservation of the beauty industry. Programs include domestic abuse awareness and education, disaster relief, educational scholarships, and heritage initiatives, which preserve the industry’s history, archives and artifacts. PBA Foundation is controlled and operated by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA).


City of Hope:City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics in southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit or follow City of Hope on Facebook,Twitter,YouTube or Flickr.