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SALON TODAY's Enterprising Women of 2013

SALON TODAY puts the spotlight on 17 leaders and entrepreneurs—women who exemplify the new corporate mentality that’s shaping the future of American business.

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2013 Enterprising Women: Sandra Humphries

Sandra Humphries' passion for education and teaching is evident through the many roles she's held throughout her career.

2013 Enterprising Women: Lina Heath

As Eveline Charles' niece, Lina Heath is being groomed as her successor, but it's not a role that's being handed to her--she's been earning it over the past 18 years by managing and leading nearly every department of the company.

2013 Enterprising Women: Eveline Charles

Eveline Charles built a one-woman operation into a beauty empire which has become a household name in cities around Canada.

2013 Enterprising Women: Allyson King

Allyson King took the helm of Dessange International earlier this year, after holding high-level positions at Color Works, Hair Cuttery, Ulta and Clarins USA.

2013 Enterprising Women: Carolyn Corporon

Carolyn Corporon's tenure with the professional beauty industry started when she drafted an introductory letter to Judy Cole, former CEO of Sally Beauty.

2013 Enterprising Women: Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

Known as the First Lady of Nails, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is responsible for creating every OPI nail lacquer shade based on each season's fashion and beauty forecast

2013 Enterprising Women: Sophia Navarro

When eyelash extension training first became available in the U.S., Sophia Navarro was one of the first professionals to realize the innovation would have a major impact on the future of beauty--now she's one of this industry segment's leaders.

2013 Enterprising Women: Sophy Merszei

In 2004, Sophy Merszei was three years into a Ph.D. program in molecular biology at the University of Houston when she took a leap of faith and started NovaLash--today the company distributes products to 38 countries.

2013 Enterprising Women: Diane Cole Stevens

Diane Cole Stevens has interchangeable roles as creative stylist, top educator, business entrepreneur and philanthropist.