Imagine that pre-pandemic, you had 6 months of ’emergency’ savings, low to no credit card debt, and a clear understanding of your personal and professional finances. How might your reaction to the pandemic have changed?
Gordon Miller is CEO of the pro beauty online and real-time community hairbrained where he works daily with co-founders Gerard Scarpaci and Randy Taylor to empower professionals by way of inspiring content, engaging online and real time education, and curated, professionally focused e-commerce (by way of hairbrained.me, hblive.me and hairbrained.pro)
Over the course of his distinguished 40+ year career, Gordon has held a variety of senior leadership roles in the education and publishing segments of the industry (including VP/Member Schools, Pivot Point International; President, Milady Publishing; and Publisher, American Salon Magazine & .com). Considered a thought leader in social and digital media for the pro beauty industry, Gordon is passionate about sharing his deeply held belief in the power of these mediums to change businesses and careers for the better.
Gordon also hosts the popular weekly podcast, Hairbrained Conversations, and can be found online as @gordnm on Instagram, or at [email protected]
Michael Cole (@michaelcolesummit) is an iconic figure and business educator in the professional beauty industry. He has accumulated over 40 years of experience as a stylist, salon manager, chain salon director, multiple salon owner, author, teacher and coach. He is the recipient of numerous global awards for his contributions in helping salon professionals transform their careers, businesses, and lives.
The key to Michael’s success is his ability to observe current and future business trends and translate them into systems and methods by which salons and individual professionals can achieve dramatic growth. In recent years, Michael has taken a deep dive in social and digital media – collecting, learning, distilling and sharing best practices being used by a growing group of professionals who have successfully transformed their careers and businesses. Michael is a founder of Summit Salon Business Center and is “Powered by L’ORÉAL PPD”.
Tabatha Coffey (@tabathacoffey) is known worldwide for her ability to transform struggling businesses and people’s lives by delivering straightforward advice channeled from her own life experiences, savvy business expertise and empowering message of inner beauty and strength. Tabatha is an accredited coach, Master NLP Practitioner and certified with the International Coaching Federation, International Association of Coaching and the International Alliance of Coaching and Training. Her television shows, speaking appearances and books inspire people around the world to take charge of their lives, their businesses and their futures.
Tabatha’s television shows include Bravo’s Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Tabatha Takes Over and Relative Success. She has also appeared as an expert on numerous TV shows, including The Talk, Dr. Oz, The Racheal Ray Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show and Fashion Police. She is the author of two books, It’s Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth About Life, Love and the Business of Beauty and Own It! Be the Boss of Your Life – at Home and in the Workplace. Tabatha is also a contributing writer for People Style Watch and PopSugar, as well as Global Business Ambassador for Matrix.
A sought-after public speaker, Tabatha presents at international beauty industry shows and significant business and non-profit events around the world. Her most recent accolades include a successful TEDx Talk in St Louis, and induction into the Australian Hairdressing Hall of Fame.