THE EVENT: The Global Salon Business Forum & Awards, June 7-9, 2008
THE VENUE: UCLA Anderson School and the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel
THE DETAILS: Winners from around the globe gathered in Hollywood for two days of education, networking and special soirees. The event kicked off with a dinner at the Beverly Hills home of Paula Kent Meehan, founder of the GSBA. The next evening, attendees enjoyed âA Hollywood Affairâ party at the Renaissance Hotel. The event culminated with the awards ceremony honoring the best salons in the world.
THE BUZZ: The Business Forum featured keynote speaker Mark Thompson (author of Success Built to Last) and Dr. Al Osborne, senior assistant dean at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. This yearâs event also included a panel of celebrity stylists, in keeping with the Hollywood theme. Hosted by Access Hollywoodâs Billy Bush, the panel included Jose EbÃ©r, Jose EbÃ©r Atelier; Giuseppe Franco, Giuseppe Franco Salon; Amanda George, Neil George Salon; Ginger Boyle, Planet Salon; and Kim Vo, Kim Vo Salon.
THE LAST WORD: The crowd was buzzing when legendary stylist and salon owner Jose EbÃ©r was honored with GSBAâs Lifetime Achievement Award. Actress and host of Shear Genius Jaclyn Smith, a longtime client of Eber, presented him with the award. Television personality Leeza Gibbons was also onhand as the eventâs emcee. For a complete list of winners and more information on the GSBA, visit www.salonbusinessawards.com.
These coveted Global Salon Business Awards were handed out to winners from across the globe.
UCLAâs Dr. Al Osborne speaks to attendees about strategic growth.
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient JosÃ© Eber with Jaclyn Smith (left) and Paula Kent Meehan.
LâOrÃ©al Professionnelâs Minter Dial (left) with Paula Kent Meehan and Redkenâs Ann Mincey.
Celebrity stylists/owners, from left: Ginger Boyle, Kim Vo, Amanda George, JosÃ© Eber and Giuseppe Franco.