We are excited to announce that this Spring, one of the most talked about and prestigious beauty industry events in Europe is embarking on its very first USA roadshow!


Over  100 key owners attended Salon Owners Summit in Chicago. Coming soon to the Bay Area.


The aim of the roadshow is simple: to host an event with education, networking and festivities that brings salon owners & managers together with the greatest minds in the world in business, customer service, marketing and management.





Scott Buchanan

Scott J. Aveda Salonspas


Scott began his career in the Beauty Industry 38 years ago in Nu Best & Co. Salon in Long Island, NY. Today he owns 5 successful salons in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and employs over 200 people.


Scott is also a Global Educator for Aveda Corporation, teaching leadership and business practices throughout Australia, Asia and North America. He is active in many associations like The Professional Beauty Association and Intercoiffure.


Scott truly loves this industry and enjoy nothing more than helping others reach their full potential within a field that has given back to him, as much as he have given to it.


At the Salon Owners Summit Roadshow Scott will speak on the current state of the salon industry and how disruptions can affect a salon's bottom line.




Stefanie Jackson

Speaker - Entrepreneur - Collaborator


Stefanie is the owner of Canvas Salon and Skin Bar and the founder of Salon Colab™, a community of salon leaders.


Stefanie’s biggest passions are research and people development. She has used those passions to tackle understanding the biggest influence on a salons success; its people.


In her session, The Future of Work, Stefanie will share what years of research and first-hand experiences have revealed around what it takes to recruit & retain the workforce of today.


You’ll leave with a better understanding of what you can do as a leader to overcome disruptions caused by technology and the younger generations in the workforce.




Jay Williams

Salon Industry Veteran, Author & Educator


Jay Williams is a 25 year veteran of the industry and has worked for world-class hair brands, thriving distributors, educational institutions, and one-on-one with thousands of leaders.


Jay understands the challenges and opportunities from salon owners point of view and will draw on his rich experience to help you unlock your potential and fuel your passion.


In his presentation entitled "Trust is the New Currency" Jay will speak on delivering exceptional client satisfaction, using trust as the key to attracting and retaining loyal staff and clients.


Check out Jay's pre-summit Phorest FM interview here




Heather Yurko

Creator of Neatbeat Salon & PIP University


Heather Yurko is the creator of Neatbeat Salon and PIP University in Louisville, KY.


Neatbeat opened it’s doors in October of 2013 in a 200 sqft closet and today resides in a 5,000 sq ft piece of sacred ground that is the home to the Neatbeat Brigade, a team of 20 hand selected and highly favoured individuals. There is a servant driven, committed to excellence mentality that breathes through the company. All which  directly equates to a happy, profitable business.


Heather and her team have built an unstoppable, servant driven culture in the past 5 years. This 7 figure salon team knows what humble beginnings look like and the challenges that come with building a team that can think for themselves, solve problems by focusing on solutions and working together like a real team.




Neil Ducoff

Founder & CEO of Strategies


Neil Ducoff is the founder and CEO of Strategies, a business training and coaching company specializing in the professional beauty industry. Neil is a business trainer, coach, keynote speaker, an award-winning author, and the creator of the Team-Based Pay System.


Over the past 38 years Neil has coached countless businesses including Aveda, Gillette, Procter & Gamble, Profound Wings, Kerastase Paris, Eveline Charles & L’Oreal on how to achieve the highest levels of success & profitability while creating a positive, rewarding workplace.


In this session Neil will take you step by step through his Employee-Based Salon/Spa Business Manifesto and what all owners must do to create a rock-solid, profitable and sustainable business model. Our industry is rapidly changing. Employee-based salons and spas must be leading change — not reacting to it.





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