Salon/Spa Candidates

Salon/Spa Candidates

Advisory Council voting is Now Open!

Each year, PBA Salon/Spa 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 May 20, 2022.



Ihloff Salon – Tulsa, OK
PBA Member Organization since 1998

Kate Cottrill is the new salon owner of Ihloff Salon and has three salon locations in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kate started working at Ihloff Salon in 2004 as part of the front desk team with the intention to get a cosmetology license. She discovered her passion was more aligned with daily operations and supporting the team in achieving their career goals which led her through many leadership roles within the company.

Marilyn Ihloff, founder and former owner of Ihloff Salon, was closely connected to PBA, a past board member and set a clear example of the value of connecting to the beauty industry on a national level. Kate's desire is to be part of the next generation that serves and supports this amazing industry.


CINDY FELDMAN (*Incumbent*)
Progressions Salon Spa Store – Rockville, MD
PBA Member Organization since 2000

Cindy started into the industry was working at the only unisex salon in her area at the age of 15. The vibrant energy of the hair industry quickly became a passion that she wanted to follow. At 17 she asked to graduate early from high school so she could pursue her beauty industry journey, she then enrolled in esthetic school. She graduated from esthetic school and obtained her license. Her success in spa was followed by the opportunity to open a salon and co create Progressions at the age of 22. With an SBA guaranteed loan, Cindy opened Progressions in 1984. The Progressions is a luxury service-oriented brand with 50 team members. Cindy believes being of service to the industry that has giving her so much is the very least she can do to honor the industry that has given her so much.



JEFF GRISSLER (*Incumbent*)
The Salon Professional Academy – Altoona, PA 
PBA Member Organization since 2000

Jeff has been working in the beauty/spa industry for 35 years. He has led many companies in all aspects of business development always with the growth of the independent salon owner in mind. His leadership skills and industry contacts will enable him to assist the PBA to grow membership enrollment and also make the necessary changes to stay current in an industry that changes daily.



Salon 27 – Mesa, AZ
PBA Member Organization since 2020

Chet has been involved in the salon industry for 16 years supporting his wife throughout her career, now as salon owner of Salon27 the last 6 years have given him a broader understanding of the industry. Chet brings a deep understanding of the stylist and owner perspective to the discussion of what is next for the beauty business. Throughout his own impressive career Chet has worked in marketing, analytics, management, event planning, and resource management, devoting time to hone in on these skills. Today he is all in on all things salon, working for Phorest Salon Software helping salon owners daily find and maintain success. Chet and his wife have seen their own business grow and develop with the support from the PBA and they both are driven to help benefit the industry together. This opportunity to sit on the Advisory Council would be a thrilling next step for Chet.