Mission

  • To establish a unified, credible and influential voice for all sectors of California’s beauty and barbering industry.
  • To promote and raise the professionalism of our industry.
  • To enhance and elevate the image of licensed salon professionals in California 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.

Our Industry Advisory Committee (IAC)

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

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 California’s 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.

Karie Bennett

Cosmetologist and Independent Salon Owner [employee-based]

A multi-location salon owner employing over 60 beauty professionals. Karie has 38 years of behind-the-chair experience.

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.

 

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.

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.

Michael Stajer

Major Chain Salon Franchisee

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

Christie Truc Tran

Manicurist and Nail Salon Owner, Former President Board of Cosmetology

Long time Happy Nails Salon owner and former President of the State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology.

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.