PBA Beauty Week can be a bit daunting..  How is a Hair Nerd supposed to choose what to do?   We have put together a handy guide to Beauty Week to help you navigate and get the max amount of education, inspiration and stalking out of your weekend!

Hosted by Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), PBA Beauty Week is North America’s largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. PBA Beauty Week will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, July 13 – 16, 2013. Following is an overview of some of the great events, classes and what to expect during this exciting week of beauty. Get tickets and info for all at www.probeauty.org/beautyweek.

Get Together Party

Saturday July 13, 2013 from 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino,  is the ultimate stalking experience.  PBA has been kind enough to lure all your favorite stylists into a room with dinner and cocktails.  They are a captive audience… Trust us.. you want to be there.

PBA Regional Salon Summit 

A one-day event designed for salon/spa and beauty professionals who want to explore the current trends and the best practices for their businesses and careers. There will be multiple speakers and classes to provide education, business development support and networking opportunities. The event will take place on Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

2013 PBA Business Forum 

Explore current PBA initiatives and reveal more about what’s to come in the year ahead. Famed author, entrepreneur and media mogul Arianna Huffington will be the keynote speaker for this event. Huffington, a successful entrepreneur and business leader who has triumphed in a turbulent economy, will demonstrate to audiences how difficult times can be turned into an opportunity for growth-both personally and professionally. 

She will address the PBA Business Forum on Sunday July 14, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.  Yes you read that correctly.. 7:30a.m. …. so after the Get Together Party on Saturday night might we suggest calling it an early evening and getting a couple hours sleep.   

PBA CEO Round-Table: The Indie Brands

With the salon sector once again showing signs of growth, opportunities are ripe for innovative brands to develop distribution and maximize their spotlight. The CEO Round Table will feature key decision makers from independent professional salon brands who will share insights on building distribution platforms and competing in the marketplace. This panel will take place on Sunday July 14, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. 


The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America and celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 14 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony. NAHA is a Professional Beauty Association (PBA) event and is part of PBA Beauty Week.

This is our favorite part of the weekend!!!  To better prepare you for your #HairNerd experience we have compiled Stalking Guides for each category.

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Red Carpet Reception: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

NAHA Awards Ceremony: 8:00pm- 10:00pm

After Party:  10:00pm-  past our bedtime!

Cosmoprof North America Tradeshow

Cosmoprof North America, the host of PBA Beauty Week, is the only all-encompassing, business-to-business beauty tradeshow event in North America. The expo floor covers the entire spectrum of the international beauty industry.

Get details and tickets at cosmoprofnorthamerica.com

For more information about PBA Beauty Week, visit http://probeauty.org/beautyweek/. To register and purchase tickets for PBA BeautyWeek and its events, visit http://probeauty.org/tickets/beautyweek/