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PBA to Host Three One-Day Regional Salon Summits

January 23, 2013 | 9:12 AM

In an effort to continually provide education, best practices, peer networking and business support for salon/spa leaders and beauty professionals, The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is hosting three one-day Regional Salon Summits across the U.S. starting in April.

 Each session during the day-long summits will be led by industry leaders and consultants. Discussion topics range from marketing and staff development to business management and government affairs and are designed to assist salon owners and beauty professionals to elevate their business, careers, and our industry as a whole with practical information they can readily apply.

 Networking with other salon professionals will also take place to allow attendees to learn from one another and discuss common interests and business strategies. The PBA Regional Salon Summits are open to all, regardless of PBA membership.

 PBA Regional Salon Summits will be held:

  • Sunday, April 7, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN
  • Sunday, July 14, 2013 - Las Vegas, NV (As part of PBA Beauty Week at Cosmoprof North America)
  • Monday, September 9, 2013 - Boston, MA

Featured core sessions: 

 Living Life on the Edge, Where the Results Are | Speaker: Matthew Fairfax

Salon owner and small business consultant Matthew Fairfax will share his strategies for getting businesses out of their comfort zones and on track for success. Discussion topics include team building, emotional intelligence, financial planning/management and conflict resolution.

Social Media and Salon Business | Speaker: Kelly Ehlers

In this interactive session, social and mobile media expert Kelly Ehlers will teach basic business techniques using various social media platforms. Attendees will learn how to build a simple and effective social media strategy that engages clients and grows business.      

 Leadership in the Age of TOO | Speaker: Tom Kuhn

Industry leader, coach, adviser and artist Tom Kuhn will provide tips to prevent over-extending both personally and professionally while growing your business and income. Tips and best practices from Kuhn's "Q Program" will focus on creativity and visual tools that help drive business.  

 PBA Government Affairs Panel | Speakers: PBA Government Affairs Team

This panel will discuss the legislative issues facing the beauty industry today, including deregulation, FICA Tax Fairness legislation and the PBA State Captain Program. Team members will also answer audience questions pertaining to these topics.    

 Price for PBA members is $119; non-PBA member price is $159. For more details, including the exact locations of the sessions, hotel information, and to register, visit

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