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Advisory Council Voting is Now Open

Each year, PBA Salon/Spa 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, 2024. 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.

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Maggie The Salon | Pembroke Pines, FL

For the last six years Maggie DiFalco has been a proud member of the Advisory Council as well as three years on the Board of Directors for PBA.  Maggie has learned so much about our industry and has participated in many important projects during her time serving.

Serving on the Advisory Council has certainly been a commitment but a very rewarding one. Maggie hope that she gets reelected and continues serving and giving back to so many members that have trusted and allowed her to serve these last six years.

Maggie has been a salon owner in South Florida for 29 years.  Her salon has been named by Salon Today a top 200 salon for the last sixteen years.  She is also a member of Intercoiffure America/Canada as well as a member of the Professional Beauty Association for over 15 years. Throughout this time, she has met some incredible people that have mentored her, networked with her and have opened doors to so many opportunities in this industry that she loves so much.

*Maggie is an incumbent AC member*

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Savvy Salon and Day Spa | Cornelius, NC

Ms Helmandollar has been in the industry since before attending cosmetology school in 1966. She has owned three salons over the years, the most recent including full spa services.  Throughout her career she has worked for one franchise company and one privately owned chain of salons.  Between those two periods, she worked as a platform artist and educator for Zotos International during the perm boom.  Travelling all over the world exposed her to the best of the best and aspired to become one of them. The Zotos Creative Design team was the ultimate at the time and has not been equaled since.  The timing was perfect.

Finally, her biggest attribute is empathy and seeing the other side of any given situation.  She enjoys, more than most anything, helping other people. She finds it gratifying to assist with and witness the development and growth of everyone she can become involved with.

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Ottalus Salon | Lehi, UT

AnneMarie Krainich has been a stylist in the beauty industry for nearly fifteen years. She opened her first salon in 2017. Ottalaus Salon has since grown to three locations with over sixty employees. Ottalaus Salon has been named Utah’s Best of State for five years and a Salon Today Top 200 for four years.

AnneMarie loves to give back to the industry through education and mentorship. She has mentored four apprentices to receive their cosmetology license and volunteers at local cosmetology schools. She loves to keep up on new industry trends and supports other salon owners and stylists to find success.

AnneMarie is a beauty industry advocate with a passion to show that being a stylist can be a lucrative and rewarding career choice.

AnneMarie first joined the PBA in 2018 and is looking forward to being more involved and having the opportunity to make a difference in the industry.

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Salon27 | Mesa, AZ

Chet Pope has been a Salon Owner for over 8 years. Since opening Salon27 in 2015 Chet has immersed himself in the salon industry. Bringing an innovative spirit to the salon business community. Chet has set out to make a difference in the lanes of salon business and salon ownership. This visionary direction has been proven time and time again with the success that Salon27 has seen and the many awards and recognitions that it has earned. The energy that he has for best practices in business is unmatched other than his ability to bring new ideas and pioneer ‘ahead of the curve strategies’. Chet’s connection to the industry is deep-rooted and it is through his commitment to the network which allows him to help shape the future of excellence for the industry and all those that work with him.  Thank you for the consideration and all the work that the PBA does.