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The Speakers You Won’t Want to Miss at Professional Beauty World 2021

by laurahusband / last updated February 25, 2021

Professional Beauty World

Professional Beauty World is a three-day virtual event on 28 February 2021 hosted by Hairdressers Journal International that will get you and your hairdressing business ready for the year ahead. It will be filled with expert business panels from leading members of the hair, barber and beauty industries. Plus, we will have a technical programme to help you experiment with new techniques.

Registration is now open for Professional Beauty World 2021. It is completely free to register and you can click here to register now.

Professional Beauty World Business Conference

Following the success of the first Professional Beauty World event in September 2020, which was hosted by Professional Beauty Group, including Hairdressers Journal International, Modern Barber and Professional Beauty, this new online event for hair, barber, beauty, spa and aesthetics will feature an extensive business programme.

All sessions are completely free – to register please click here

Sunday 28 February 2021

10:30am: Lockdown lessons: how these leading salon owners created a leaner business plan

Speaker: Jordanna Cobella, Owner of Cobella Hair & Beauty

Speaker: Terri Taylor, Managing Director of Simpsons Beauty Group

Speaker: Rahul Bhalchandra, CEO of YLG Salon

Jordanna Cobella

12:00pm: The new social media tools to use in 2021

Speaker: Jack Howard, Colourist, Balayage Expert and HJ’s Social Stylist of the Year 2020

Speaker: Gareth Williams, Stylist at Salon64

Speaker: Rod Anker, Owner of Rod Anker Salons




5:00pm: Sustainability doesn’t cost the earth: practical and affordable ways to run an eco-friendly salon

Speaker: Kirsty Kianifard, Founder of Uniquely Organic Ecospa and Wellness Business Coach

Speaker: Karine Jackson, Salon Owner and Founder of Karine Jackson Sustainable Hair and Beauty

Speaker: Charne La Roux, Founder of Green Spa Africa

Speaker: Vikram Mohan, Founder of Bounce Salon


Monday 1 March 2021

8:30am: The passive income stream: get serious about online sales

Speaker: Kate Woods, Salondipity

Speaker: Metta Francis, Award-winning Nail Tech and Founder of Nails by Mets

Speaker: Sarah Mason, Director at Sarah Mason Professional


12:00pm: The new customer experience: the changes to make in your salon this year

Speaker: Liza Smith, Owner of Bodylines

Speaker: Corey Taylor, Co-owner of NOCO Hair

Speaker: Vikram Bhatt, Founder of Enrich Salon

Corey Taylor

5:00pm: Powerful leadership: how to motivate a team through unpredictable times

Speaker: Colin McAndrew, Managing Director at Medusa Hairdressing

Speaker: Kay Pennington, Group spa director, Aqua Sana at Center Parcs, and PB Awards Leader of the Year

Speaker: Gary Rom, Owner of Gary Rom Hairdressing, South Africa


Tuesday 2 March 2021

8:30am: 2021 goals: the business changes to make now

Speaker: Hellen Ward, Managing director at Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa

12:00pm: Positive PR: how you and your business can get featured in the media

Speaker: Louise Wood, Managing director at LWPR

Speaker: Adam Reed, Salon owner and HJ’s Marketing Campaign of the Year Winner 2020

Speaker: Samir Srivastav, CEO at JCB Salon


5.00pm: Wellbeing matters: Techniques to look after yourself and your team

Speaker: Tom Chapman, Award Winning Barber, Author and International Educator

Speaker: Sam Pearce, Mental Wellness Advocate and Founder of Low Ears

Speaker: Tammy Koslowski, Founder of Naf! Salon and the Naf! stuff product line


Professional Beauty World Technical Sessions

Monday 1st March

10:00am: Sassoon Art of Cutting

Speaker: Mark Hayes, Sassoon International Creative Director



2:30pm: Colour Tutorial

Speaker: Rob Eaton, Creative Director at Russell Eaton Hair


Tuesday 2nd March 2021

2:30pm: Tutorial

Speaker: Danny Richardson, Owner of Danny & Co.

You can also enjoy online networking during the event

It’s really easy to join from 28 February -2 March, whether you’d like to do some online networking or you would simply like to take part in the online business conferences and workshop education.

  • Firstly, go to and create a profile
  • Search for products, brands, jobs, educational content and industry professionals that would be relevant for you.
  • Connect with these people and companies by sending a message and arranging a meeting in a Zoom-style chat room.
  • Meet professionals virtually in one of the country-specific pavilions
  • Learn and share ideas from leading members of the global industry on how to get your business back on track following Coronavirus and lockdown.




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