PBA Beauty Week Speakers


PBA’s Salon Professional Experience Education

The Salon Professional Experience is a weekend focused on business and growth and includes admission to the PBA Get Together Party, NAHA, PBA's Business Forum featuring Beauty Pitch, specialized Salon Professional Education with the speakers below, and a 3-day expo ticket to Cosmoprof North America. For tickets, click here.

Vivienne Mackinder
Sharpen Your Edge

Known as the “hairdresser’s hairdresser,” Vivienne Mackinder is one of the most highly respected international leaders and innovators in the hairdressing profession today. Vivienne is driven by her mission not only to continually hone her own artistry and creativity, but to uplift the spirit and the image of the profession as well. Learn how to advance your career in this session taught by one of the industry’s best.

Steve Gomez
Developing Leaders in Your Organization

As the foundation of any successful organization, leadership directly impacts every aspect of your business, including profitability. When you develop leaders in your salon or spa, not only will you free up your schedule to accomplish more, you’ll also impact their career and further impact your bottom line! Learn about the knowledge and tools needed to be and develop effective leaders in your organization.

Tamra Segert

Service with a Smile May Not Be Enough in This Day and Age Our #1 goal as salon professionals is to create repeat customers. In the ever-changing and competitive world of salon business we need to do more than just deliver products and services. We need to deliver an experience that our clients will want to repeat and share with their friends and family. Learn why a consistent, intentional experience can change your life behind the chair and elevate your salon’s business.

Jay Williams

Psy-Cosmetology is a special place where psychology meets cosmetology. It has also been described where talent and trust come together.

7 Benefits of Psy-Cosmetology

  • Increase your retention, rebooking, referrals, and reviews
  • Create relationships that last longer than your haircuts
  • Build trust with your clients
  • Deliver a brand-able experience
  • Understand why you might be the most influential person in your client’s life
  • Reignite your significance, self–worth and sense of belonging
  • Fall in love with the craft of hairdressing all over again!

PBA Business forum featuring the Beauty Pitch

Mark Cuban
Entrepreneur & Owner, Dallas Mavericks

John Paul DeJoria
CEO & Co-Founder,
John Paul Mitchell Systems
Co-Founder, Patron Tequila and Spirits

Melissa Goldstein
Beauty & Lifestyle Director,
Martha Stewart Living & Martha Stewart Weddings

Neil Parmar
Journalist, INC.com

Host
Scott Buchanan
Owner, Scott J Aveda Salons
Chariman, Professional Beauty Association

PBA’s 2015 Business Forum will feature the exciting return of entrepreneur, and Shark Tank star, Mark Cuban along with industry heavyweight John Paul DeJoria for the first ever Beauty Pitch. Cuban and DeJoria will be joined on the judges panel by Melissa Goldstein for Martha Stewart Living and Neil Parmar of INC Magazine. Produced in conjunction with Cosmoprof North America, this one of a kind event will showcase five beauty industry companies seeking growth and potential funding for their business. Learn more.


North American Hairstyling Awards

Brad Goreski
NAHA 2015 Host, Fashion stylist and lifestyle expert

Celebrate today’s great beauty artists at the North American Hairstyling Awards, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America featuring our 2015 host, Brad Goreski. Brad is a fashion stylist and lifestyle expert and one of the new hosts of E!’s “Fashion Police”. He is the former star of Bravo’s “It’s a Brad, Brad World” and currently serves as the Brand Stylist for Kate Spade New York. Click here to read his full bio.


Hairbrained Teach In

Monday, July 13 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino | Las Vegas Nevada

Join the Hairbrained Community as they host a Teach In the morning after NAHA! This two hour event, designed to influence the craft and raise standards, will feature some of our industry’s finest educators! *Must RSVP to attend

Click here to RSVP

PBA Distributor Workshop

Mark Dancer
NAW Contributor

Join fellow distributors from across the country for PBA’s Distributor Workshop held at Cosmoprof North America. This year’s focus will be on the digital experience. NAW contributor Mark Dancer will discuss the idea behind his new book, Becoming a Digital Distributor: Strategies and Tools That Create Value.

Click here to view Mark's full bio