Michael Cole

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”.