Corporate Talent
In her 30 years in the industry, Nancy Coss has racked up experience as a stylist, salon owner, educator and platform artist. Recently, the seasoned pro was named chief operating officer of Keune Haircosmetics USA (www.keune.com).Coss joined the company in 1998 as national education manager and in 2002 was appointed Keune vice president in the U.S. Her current responsibilities as the new COO include the management and development of Keune Haircosmetics in the North American market. Coss describes her career path as a continuous journey that has offered both challenge and fulfillment along the way. “My attraction at a young age to the beauty industry was for the instant self-satisfaction and immediate gratification of helping people look and feel fabulous,” she says. “As I quickly understood the depth and potential of the business itself, I knew that it was not just a job, but my lifelong career. It has taken me down many roads, those of education, sales and finally management with a manufacturer. When you can wake up every morning loving what you do as ‘work,’ it’s the ultimate dream.”