Salon/Spa Candidates
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Salon/Spa 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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MAGGIE DIFALCO *Incumbent* 
Maggie The Salón Aveda – Pembroke Pines and Plantation, FL
PBA Member Company Since 2001

Originally a first-grade teacher, Maggie took the road into entrepreneurship and opened her first salon in 1994.  Her love for education helped to shape and develop the culture of her team which have become two award winning salons. Throughout all these years, she has been very active in the industry she respects and loves. She herself has attended countless hours of business education and best practices. Networking with industries greatest has been a huge plus to her role as a leader.

 

Maggie has proudly served on the PBA Advisory Board for the last three years. A lot of time and energy has been put forth in this role and she feels that three more years would be something she would enjoy as well as contribute to the many great things PBA supports and believes in.

 

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ROBERT GOVERO
Govero Salons and Spa – St. Louis, MO
PBA Member Company Since 2001

Robert Govero has been in the beauty industry for 31 years!  He founded Govero Salons and Spa in May 2011 and has dedicated himself to making them the best salons in town through the most trained and talented staff, great customer service and most fantastic salon experience. His Govero Glam Squad served in New York and LA Fashion Weeks, and where he served as Artistic Director.  Robert also has been a keynote speaker for Goldwell, Keune and other cosmetic manufactures/distributors, as well as, the MainStage for the Working Woman's Survival Show!  He has most recently not only taken his salons to Titanium status with Goldwell but has also just been accepted into Intercoiffure North America and has most recently become a member of PBA. Robert is also currently working on a results driven app for salon management and coaching.

 

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SARAH MCGEE
Thirty Hair – Columbia, MD
PBA Member Company Since 2004

Sarah joined the hair industry in 1996 as a shampoo girl at her father's salon. Since then, she has become a licensed barber-stylist and started the journey in salon management and leadership. From 2004- 2014, Sarah co-owned and operated a large salon and spa managing over 35 employees in daily operations with her father. During those years, she was active on the TSA list-serve and participated in the Tip Lobbying in DC. In 2014, she founded Thirty Hair, an Aveda Concept salon specializing in the thing she loves, hair! Since then, she has won Salon Today Top 200 4 years, consecutively, as well as the Strategies 2020 Business of the Year. Sarah has a passion for creating a stronger professional salon environment, advocating for awareness, and networking to help create a better future for the salon industry.

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OLIVER STEINNAGEL *Incumbent*
Oliver's Hair Studio – Overland Park, KS
PBA Member Company Since 1999

The challenges we are facing today with the pandemic consist of keeping our salons open and safe. We need to continue to unite our forces. Continue to elevate our industry as a profession.  As a third-generation salon owner, guest artist, speaker, and licensed for over 39 years, Oliver continues to have a true passion for our industry.  Oliver has been honored to serve on PBA'S Government Affairs Committee for the past 14 plus years and is currently serving as the chair for the Salon Section, where he continues to share your voice on "The Hill" in Washington, D.C. and other states.  Serving on the PBA BOD since 2012 has given Oliver the opportunity to discuss and take action on issues in our industry, including countless hours monthly on zoom meetings.  His passion is to continue to uphold the professionalism and industry standards to its highest levels and it is his honor to serve for you.

 

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NICK STENSON
Ulta Beauty – Chicago, IL
PBA Member Company Since 2009

Nick Stenson is a beauty expert, celebrity stylist, executive and brand founder. As Senior Vice President of Store & Services Operations for Ulta Beauty, Nick sets the course for all store operations, services and education at over 1200 locations. Together with his first-of-its-kind Pro Team, he translates the trends that form the backbone of Ulta Beauty’s seasonal offerings.

 

As brand Ambassador and celebrity stylist for L’ORÉAL’s Matrix, Nick is a platform artist and spokesperson for industry events. His multiple nominations/wins at the North American Hair Styling Awards are widely acclaimed and published. His trend advice and editorial work has appeared in countless trade and consumer magazines.

 

Nick recently launched CURIOUS Brushes, a line of beauty tools quickly becoming an industry game-changer in blow-outs.

 

Nick is passionate to leave his mark as a respected professional voice and face of the industry, one known for challenging the world to recognize the beautiful.

 

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BOBBI ZMIEWSKY
Allure Beauty Bar – Grand Junction, CO
PBA Member Company Since 2018

Bobbi pursued her dream of salon ownership in 2018 and had the unique opportunity and blessing to purchase the salon she called home. With 15 years of behind the chair experience she was ready to start a new journey. As a behind the chair stylist, she followed the PBA closely and read their articles, attended their industry events and knew with this new chapter, it would be an essential tool to grow her vision and give her invaluable guidance. With the help of her mentors, idols and education, she continues to grow her salon company with like-minded rock stars. As a summit salon owner, leader to her teams and beauty professional financial coach, being part of an organization that values the professionalism of this industry, the creativity and every individual that represents who we are, she feels excited to contribute and pay forward what so many have done for her.

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