Beauty Professional/NCA Candidates

Beauty Professional/NCA Candidates

Advisory Council voting is Now Open!

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

Each Advisory Council has six representatives, and the terms are for three years. Two of these representatives' terms will expire on August 31, 2023. 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 for 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 the candidate bios below and click VOTE NOW to submit your votes. Choose TWO nominees from those listed below.

Votes must be submitted by May 15, 2023.


Barber & Cosmetologist – Buffalo, NY
PBA Member since 2018

Dr. Tye Caldwell is the co-founder & CEO of ShearShare, the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app. Prior to creating ShearShare (aka HAIRbnb), Tye owned and operated an award-winning salon in Dallas for 30 years. Tye is the first African-American male member-elect to the Professional Beauty Association and has served in this capacity since 2020.

He is a frequent guest lecturer at hairstyling institutes around the globe, and his #1 best-selling book, "Mentored by Failure," is often used for CE curriculum. His tech venture was named a next-gen technology by L'Oreal and a 2022 World-Changing App by Fast Company. His work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Modern Salon, the Washington Post, Forbes, and Fortune.

Dr. Tye is a licensed instructor + educator, and celebrity barber-stylist, and received his Doctorate of Professional Barbering & Cosmetology from Miracle University. He recently summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 7 days.

Barber & Cosmetologist – Roy, Utah
PBA Member since 2019

Tyler Kelbert is an artist born in Miami, Florida but has spent most of his life in England, Italy, and Japan. He has been doing hair since 2012 and is a licensed cosmetologist/barber currently living in Roy, Utah. This industry is what feeds his soul.

His background in the hair industry has not only been behind the chair but also owning and operating a hair expo, owning a salon, competing in competitions worldwide, teaching as an instructor at a hair school, doing free classes in schools as well as salons across the nation every year and a member of the PBA since 2019.

This would be a dream come true for him to be a part of the Professional Beauty Association. He feels the PBA has done so much for him as well as the rest of the beauty industry and he would love to be a part of that.



Cosmetologist – Southfield, MI  
PBA Member since 2021

Nicolle has been in the beauty industry for 31 years. She has participated in many different avenues in the industry. From 2004 to 2008 she was an educator with Sexy Hair Concepts, where she educated salon professionals in product knowledge and performed demonstrations of their 4 signature haircuts.

Nicolle is now a solo stylist and is in training to become an educator with Keratin Complex, where she will educate salon professionals on how to replenish their customers' natural keratin.

Her passion is to help salon professionals maximize their income behind the chair and give customers beautiful hair every day. As she continues her journey in the beauty industry, she plans on giving back her knowledge to anyone who wants to listen and learn more about the industry, as it evolves every year.

Barber & Cosmetologist – Campton Hills, IL 
PBA Member since 2018

Kenneth Washburn has been in the hair industry since 1992. He is the Principle of Education and Lead Educator for both Pivot Point Academy and Wahl Barber Academy, as well as a Master barber at Bartlett Barbers Barbershop.

He enjoys training students in the skills needed to succeed in their chosen fields and helping build junior educators. He has worked in three salons, one barbershop, as an Education Manager for KAO Salon Division, US, and as a Master Educator, International Educator, and Teacher Training Manager for Pivot Point International.

He has been an active member of the National Cosmetology Association (now the PBA Beauty/NCA section), Illinois Cosmetology Association, and United Cosmetology Association, holding positions on the boards and committees. In addition, he has been a NAHA Judge for the past four years and an events committee member for the American Association of Cosmetology Schools.