• To establish a unified, credible and influential voice for all sectors of the beauty and barbering industry.
  • To promote and raise the professionalism of our industry.
  • To enhance and elevate the image of licensed salon professionals through positive public relations and industry image building activities.
  • To gather industry opinion through surveys, discussion and advisory groups and to use that input to develop beneficial public policy.

Executive Committee

Eric Taylor, Salon Republic

Board Chair/CEO -

Ted D. Nelson, Beauty Industry Executive - Retired

President Emeritus -

Sharon Esche Irving

Director -

Sharon Esche Irving

Fred Jones -

PBFC Legal Counsel & Advocate

Photo of Fred Jones

Our Industry Advisory Committee (IAC)

The Industry Advisory Committee informs the policy and regulatory work of the Professional Beauty Federation.

The IAC members are forward-thinking stakeholders who reflect the wide diversity of this vibrant industry. Collectively they bring hundreds of years of professional, management and educational insights from inside the barbering and beauty world.

IAC Committee Members

(in alphabetical order)

Kathy Anderson, M.D.

Anti-Aging and Aesthetics Physician

A physician certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, incorporating conventional medicine with the latest laser technologies in her practice.

Jason Backe

Co-Owner of Starring by Ted Gibson

Jason Backe is the co-owner of Starring by Ted Gibson, the world’s first smart salon powered by Amazon and Alexa, in Los Angeles, California with his husband and business partner, celebrity stylist Ted Gibson. Jason has been a salon owner for the last twenty years with previous salons on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, Chevy Chase, Maryland, part of the Washington D.C. metro area, and at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition to his vast salon experience, Jason and Ted have developed two successful, luxury haircare lines sold across North America from high-end department stores like Henri Bendel in New York City to Target stores across the continent.

Jason Backe Head Shot

Larry Cromwell

Independent Salon Owner (booth rental and employee-based)

President and founder of Maribou hair salons that are home to approximately 100 salon professionals, some booth rental, and others, employee stylists. Larry currently serves on the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Health and Safety Advisory Committee.

Steve Ellis

Barber, Apprenticeship Sponsor, and Educator

Steve is committed to the professional development of young multicultural individuals through his tenure as a professor at Compton College's Cosmetology & Barbering program as well as his role as the Founder & Executive Director of the Untouchable Apprentice Program.

Patty Glover

Citrus College Cosmetology Department Professor

Professor Glover has been in this industry for over 40 years, and has been teaching for 30 years.

Kim Hansen

Cosmetologist and Founder of thenakedleader.org

As a veteran licensed professional and industry top 200 salon owner, Kim's passion for the business of beauty inspires others to 'Live, Lead, and Earn'.

Tate Holland

President and CEO of Make-up Designory (“MUD”)

MUD trains make-up artists through its schools in the Americas, Europe, and Africa and supports the training of thousands of beauty students each year through their nearly 100 partner schools. For more than 25 years, Tate has been a strong advocate of skills-based education to further the professional pursuits of students.

Rose M. Ibarra

Founder/CEO Social Salon Suites, Salon Owner, Licensed Cosmetologist, Celebrity Stylist, President/CEO of The Rosey Ibarra Co, Suite Business Consultant and CA Realtor.

A California salon industry veteran and business entrepreneur for over 28 years, Rosey considers her roles as industry warrior and advocate ‘a passionate priority’ in her professional life. Driven by both her love for people and her craft, Rosey is dedicated to elevating the professionalism and success of her beloved beauty industry throughout California and the country.

Rose Ibarra Photo

Michelle Matthews

Administrator - LA Barber College

A tireless advocate for her students and community, Michelle has become the “go to” person for the barbering sector in the Los Angeles region. She has also established close working relationships with local elected officials, who appreciate Michelle’s work of lifting the professional horizons of her students and the barbershops in which they eventually work.

Jennifer Metzger

Cosmetologist and Owner/Operator Fantastic Sams Cut & Color Hair Salons

A licensed Cosmetologist for over 35 years, serving as a stylist, salon general manager, educator and regional director of operations for hundreds of franchisees.

Linh Nguyen, MBA

Co-owner Advance Beauty College, Licensed Cosmetologist, Barber, and Educator

Linh is a second-generation beauty school owner and has been licensed for over 25 years. With two locations and over 40,000 alumni over the 33 years, the school is proud to be one of the largest manicuring programs in the nation.

Lynh Nguyen, MBA

Joyce Marie Partise

Salon Owner and Esthetician

Joyce Marie Partise, licensed esthetician, has owned her salon in Beverly Hills for over 40 years. Her skincare achievements include speaking and television engagements, and her skincare advice has been profiled by numerous magazines and network affiliates.

Joyce Marie Partise Head Shot

Michael Stajer

Major Chain Salon Franchisee

CEO & Founder of Moxie Management, Michael runs over 100 Supercuts brand hair salons, employing nearly 800 professional stylists.

Jan Zanettini

Manicurist and Revlon Pro Brands (CND & American Crew) Manager

From licensed manicurist to full-service salon owner to CND Education Ambassador, Jan has an unparalleled breadth of industry experience.