Beauty Professional/NCA Candidates
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Beauty Professional/NCA Candidates

Advisory Council Voting is Now Open!


Each year, PBA Members have the opportunity to elect two (2) members to their Advisory Council to represent their membership section.  

There are six representatives on each Advisory Council and terms are for three years. Two of these representatives' terms will expire on August 31, 2021. The newly elected representatives will join their Council to represent the members-at-large of their membership section.

As set forth in the bylaws, each Advisory Council establishes a nominating committee to develop a slate of candidates for your consideration. Members were notified of the opportunity to be considered as an Advisory Council candidate via the PBA website, social media and email communications. The Nominating Committee considered each applicant's experience and skill set and is confident the final candidates are highly qualified to be part of your Advisory Council.

The deadline to vote is May 31, 2021. Learn more about your 2021 candidates below.

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JORDAN BETTS
Cosmetologist – Rochester, NY 
PBA Member Since 2018

Jordan was a single mother when she started out in this industry with the simple goal of finding a way to pay her bills. However, the first client that sat down in her chair changed Jordan's path and passion in this industry, by opening her eyes to racial inequality in the salon world. Jordan is now a multiple salon owner, business consultant, and national educator for curls and business. Her passion is to help change this industry by building awareness to create inclusion and wealth distribution. She believes the end to implicit bias starts with education.

 

In 2017 Jordan shared the stage with the PBA at a local hair show and at that moment realized how powerful the group was. The PBA stood up for our industry when we needed it most and continues to do so. Together, we can do great things.

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JENAE DAVIS *Incumbent*
Cosmetologist – Normal, IL 
PBA Member Since 2012

Jenaé has been in the professional beauty industry for 21 years as a licensed cosmetologist, salon owner, and instructor. She holds a bachelor’s degree (ISU), and a Masters in Trichology. Early in her career Jenaé became an active member of the National Cosmetology Association and then Professional Beauty Association not only to learn but also give back to the industry. Being a dedicated member has assisted me in my journey as I passionately provide training, coaching, and professional development for students, and staff in cosmetology schools/salons. During her career she has been a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems, elected past commissioner for NACCAS, guest artist, curriculum writer, and advisory council for several schools.

 

Presently Jenae serves as a PBA Board member, scholarship judge, and beauty advocate. I am humbled to assist PBA during these challenging times as we navigate to protect our professionals and advance our industry forward.

 

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OLIVIA GASS
Cosmetologist – Boulder, CO
PBA Member Since 2016

Gaining her license only five years ago, Olivia is very involved in many aspects of the beauty industry and is passionate about the work the PBA does. In 2016, Olivia won the Beacon Scholarship, launching her love and career working behind the scenes at fashion shows and photoshoots, she has even presented on the NAHA stage! She has also been successfully working as a hairstylist, educator, manager, independent hairstylist, and small business owner. Olivia is passionate about every aspect of the beauty industry from how to provide the best service to guests, staying creative, how to support her fellow beauty professionals and elevate our careers and lives. She is constantly seeking out education on everything from technical skills, business and marketing, interpersonal, technological, and legislative.

 

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LINDA GILBRIDE
Cosmetologist – Moscow, PA
PBA Member Since 1991

In 1991, we established our family-owned salon in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Today in 2021, we are more committed than ever to serving our wonderful guests and community during the pandemic. To feed my passion for education, I became an educator. This amazing path has allowed me to connect with salons and stylists across the United States and globally in sharing my knowledge of the beauty industry. We are a strong, talented community of artists that offer our guests something no one else can create, beauty that empowers our guests to be confident, strong, and gorgeous! The PBA has always provided a strong foundation in my salon and professional career, it would be an honor to be part of the PBA Advisory Council.

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STEVEN PORTER
Cosmetologist – Louisville, KY 
PBA Member Since 1997

Steven is a firm believer that volunteering is the best way to give back to the industry that has given him so much. As a licensed cosmetologist, Steven has consistently volunteered for PBA and NCA throughout his entire career, starting out as a competitor which quickly led him into education. He became the director of education for PBA / NCA of Kentucky and on to become Hair America National Educator. There Steven was given the opportunity to co-create two trend haircutting and color collections that were taught around the country. Steven has been very active with PBA through membership, government advocacy, and events. Steven would appreciate your vote during these difficult times for licensed professionals so he can continue to help unite, elevate, and serve our industry.

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DENISE ZINGALE
Cosmetologist – Cleveland, OH
PBA Member Since 1991

Denise is an award winning & internationally published hairdresser. She has been in the beauty industry for 38 years and the owner of a private studio hair & wellness Salon for 20 years. She is also an EFT/Reiki Master practitioner, CPT & writer.

 

Denise was the Ladies Designer for the 2004 Spring/Summer Hair America Design Team. She was the former Director of Education for the Cleveland Fashion Committee and Second Vice President for the Cleveland affiliate of the NCA. Former Co-Director (1999) Hair Fashion Guild of Ohio & former Ladies Sections Director (1997 & 1998) Hair Fashion Guild of Ohio.

 

Prior to owning, Denise was an Artistic Director. She developed associate training programs, trained employees & oversaw daily operations. She was an Instructor for Ohio advanced/continuing education classes & taught/performed on platform at regional Hair Shows and in salons for Zotos International. She is licensed in Ohio & Arizona.

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