Beauty Professional/NCA Candidates
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Beauty Professional/NCA Candidates

Advisory Council voting is Now Open!

Each year, PBA Beauty Professional/NCA Members have the opportunity to elect two (2) members to the Advisory Council.

There are six representatives on each Advisory Council and the terms are for three years. Two of these representatives' terms will expire on August 31, 2022. The newly elected representatives will join their Council to represent the members-at-large of their membership section.

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

Read candidate bios below and click VOTE NOW to submit your votes. Choose TWO nominees from those listed below.

Votes must be submitted by June 25, 2022.

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CHRYSTOFER BENSON (*Incumbent*)
Barber & Cosmetologist – Glendale, UT  
PBA Member since 2008

Chrystofer Benson is a heavily decorated GLOBAL AWARD-WINNING Colorist and Stylist. He is highly respected in the professional beauty industry for his exceptional creative vision, communication skills, and technical talent that clearly define him as an industry leader and SVP of GLOBAL CREATIVE DIRECTION for CLICS. He also has his own production company and education team CBC – Chrystofer Benson Collective to support other success.

Creative, Visionary, and Passionate.....are a few of the words used to describe Chrystofer Benson. Educating, inspiring, and producing shows internationally, his work consistently graces the covers of magazines all over the world. Chrystofer is driven by his unparalleled creative energy to break down barriers and leave his mark and legacy on this world. As an avid competitor, he has 35 International titles in Cutting, Color, and Styling, 6 North American Hair Awards (NAHA) Wins and 34 nominations over 10 categories among many other industry recognitions.

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GREGORY FLETCHER
Nail Technician – San Diego, CA 
PBA Member since 2017

Gregory joined PBA as a beauty school student in 2017 and became a Professional member after earning his California Manicurist license in 2021. Since joining PBA, Gregory has attended a number of PBA sponsored trade shows and attended the 2020 Long Beach ISSE show as a correspondent for Nails Magazine. 

Gregory has over 20 years of experience with volunteer leadership groups; e.g. the Autism Society, and has held a number of leadership positions. Gregory believes volunteer groups are most effective when participants bring a combination of passion and a willingness to listen; and exhibit the ability to set aside their individual goals for the good of the organization.

Although the Beauty Industry has made great strides in educating the public, Gregory believes there is still work to be done in helping the public to understand the value of the training and professionalism that Beauty Industry participants exhibit every day.

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KIMBERLY HIGHTOWER
Cosmetologist – Sandy, UT  
PBA Member since 2018

Kimberly possesses over 25+ years in the fashion, personal care, travel and big box retail industry. Kimberly specializes in education and training on providing excellence in performance and client care. For 4 years, she worked as a contracted consultant for Hudson/Dufry the worlds largest travel retailers on a national and global basis developing and delivering educational content, as well as consulting for private owned Spas in New York City. Kimberly chose to get get her Cosmetology license to marry her current skills and bring them into an industry that is GROWING that has many opportunities for her to share her expertise. Kimberly continues to work behind the chair specializing in women's color, while running the highest rated Cosmetology School in Utah COLLECTIV Academy. Kimberly enjoys being a part of a team where everyone's voice is heard and counts! Dependability, flexibility, and inclusion are her strong suits amongst many others.

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ANTONIO VOZZOLO (*Incumbent*)
Cosmetologist – Commack, NY  
PBA Member since 1991

Antonio Vozzolo has been a beauty professional since 1991. He is a hairstylist and salon owner in New York, and has been committed to advancing our industry through continuing education since day one. He was involved in the local and NYS Chapters of the NCA, and in 2003/2004 he served on the NCA's Design Team, creating looks for seasonal collections that were shared in national publications, and on stages across the USA. He also has been an educator for a major manufacturer since 2001 - and enjoys sharing haircutting and coloring theory and techniques with other beauty professionals. He was elected to the Advisory Council in 2019, and is proud to have been a part of the PBA as it helped salon professionals navigate the challenges of the past few years. He hopes to continually work with the PBA to elevate our profession, and help our industry continue to thrive.

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MAUREEN WANNER
Cosmetologist – Mandan, ND  
PBA Member since 1998

Maureen has been a cosmetologist since 1992. She began working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists shortly after thereafter, doing pre and post operation skincare, and cosmetic make-up. In 2000, she wanted to go back into a salon setting but at that time no salon in the area offered skincare so she opened her own. Within months she had four salons across the state. She's focused on all areas of cosmetology but encourages others to specialize their skills. Maureen has been involved in cosmetology associations in her state and the surrounding states. She's also a member of the State Board of Cosmetology since 2018. She is passionate about legislation and wants things to be fair and clearly outlined for all in the industry. She wants to see others succeed. Maureen currently has two salon, one servicing the elderly which includes footcare, a much-needed service that others don't want to do.

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