PBA Launching New Three-Day Event, North American Hairstyling Awards Move to Long Beach in 2019

by Anne Moratto | January 28, 2018 | Bookmark +
NAHA Editorial Stylists (From left to right): 2017 Winner Heggy Gonzalez, 2017 Finalist Damien...

NAHA Editorial Stylists (From left to right): 2017 Winner Heggy Gonzalez, 2017 Finalist Damien Carney, 2016 Winner Lucie Doughty, 2016 Finalist Amy Freudenberg)

The Professional Beauty Assocation (PBA) has announced a new beauty event launching in 2019. STYL, the PBA Beauty Experience.

This three-day experience designed exclusively for salon owners, stylists, and licensed beauty professionals from around the country will come to life January 26-28, 2019 in Long Beach, California. Raising the bar higher, the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) will join the STYL event on January 27, 2019 bringing a huge dose of energy and inspiration into the evening.

Pronounced like the word “style,” STYL will be an immersive experience featuring hands-on learning that expands far beyond the classroom, inspirational runways headlined by world-renowned beauty icons, and interactive product showcases highlighting what’s new and what’s next.

STYL will challenge traditional expo and convention standards by bringing together the beauty community while creating individual event experiences. STYL was created based on over 300 hours of research with insights having been collected from individuals at every corner of the beauty industry. The plan is for each guest to leave feeling inspired, renewed and rich with the knowledge they need to catapult their career.

The Executive Director of the Professional Beauty Association, Steve Sleeper, explains “The beauty industry is built around helping people feel great about themselves and enabling them to express their personal style with confidence. Every day beauty professionals work hard to help people to achieve these goals, and with the launch of STYL, we want to give-back by creating an event tailored to what the beauty community needs. STYL will provide the knowledge and inspiration guests need to feel as passionate about their careers as the day they chose to enter this amazing industry.”

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About the Professional Beauty Association

100,000 members strong, the Professional Beauty Association is the largest and most inclusive trade organization representing licensed professionals, salons, manufacturers, distributors, spas, schools, independent practitioners and students. PBA produces some of the industry’s most renowned programs and events, such as the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE), Beacon, CUT IT OUT and the Disaster Relief Fund.

Formed by the merger of the Beauty and Barber Supply Institute (BBSI), American Beauty Association (ABA), The Salon Association (TSA), and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA), the Professional Beauty Association exists to elevate, unify and serve the beauty industry and the professionals who improve people’s lives.

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