Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020

Steve Sleeper

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Beauty Pitch Final 5

Who will walk away from PBA’s Beauty Week with the deal of a lifetime?

This year’s Professional Beauty Association (PBA) Beauty Week, hosted by Cosmoprof North America, will kick off with an event unlike any other. Its much-anticipated Beauty Pitch event will feature five finalists presenting their businesses, before a live audience, to a celebrity panel and potential investors with the ultimate goal of taking their company to the next level.

PBA Executive Summit Offers Actionable Insights

Attendees of the first-annual PBA Executive Summit took home worthwhile insights into beauty-industry consumer trends and marketing strategies. The sold-out event—which took place in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dec. 4-5—brought together 135 executives from top beauty companies, including Andis, DePasquale Salon Systems, Dermalogica, Joico, Matrix, OPI Products, Sally Beauty Supply, ULTA Beauty and Zotos.

Preview the 2014 PBA Executive Summit

The new event is designed as the special place for professional beauty industry leaders to network and learn.

"Today's leaders built their current industry relationships at high-level networking events held more than 10 years ago," points out Steve Sleeper, the executive director of the Professional Beauty Association probeauty.org; 800.468.2274; 480.281.0424). Those events—such as DIALOG from the no-longer-around American Beauty Association for salon suppliers and the Young Executive Council from the no-longer-around Beauty & Barber Supply Institute - were held specifically to bring salon/beauty industry executives together to network and learn.