Dr. Pepper Pastor

Adaptive Leadership for the Beauty Industry

Empower yourself with actionable insights and strategic foresight to propel your salon business to new heights of success. Embrace continuous learning and adaptability as catalysts for sustainable growth in a dynamic industry landscape. By crafting a narrative that highlights the practical benefits and actionable insights derived from the learning content, you can effectively market the outlined strategies to potential participants or business stakeholders.

Participants can expect to:
  • Learn the tools to accept and embrace uncertainty.
  • Recognize that change is inevitable and develop flexibility for yourself and for your business.
  • Create a strategy focused on awareness and preparation.

Gordon Miller

Artificial Intelligence & the Salon: 'Tomorrow' has never been closer.

The salon industry is in the early stages of a coming technological (r)evolution, with AI at its core. Over the next few years, salons that are forward-thinking and embrace change could be transformed in several key areas, significantly enhancing their business operations, marketing efforts, and the service experiences they provide to clients. Gordon Miller, a leading voice in AI for our industry, will update us on this fast-moving technology – including where it will likely take us over the next 5-10 years.


Gordon will facilitate an ICA Owner Panel discussing how AI is beginning to be integrated into their day-to-day business – and how AI impacts future opportunities for those willing to embrace leading-edge technologies-- today. Panelists: Sam Brocato; Michaela Blissett-Williams, Shelia Wilson

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Lisa Vann

Creating Texture with Lisa Vann

Curls, coils or waves. When it comes to perming hair, there’s a lot of misinformation floating around. That’s why Lisa Vann will be showing off some of her creative perming techniques that she has been using behind the chair. This is something every salon professional should know about. Her signature way at looking at hair cuts then creating the perfect texture with innovative technique’s will be shown for the first time on the intercoiffure stage.

4 techniques will be demonstrated for you live on stage with a modern finished outcome. Don’t miss out of this new introduction to permanent waving.

Stef Fox

How are you growing your salon today?

In Chinese Astrology, 2023 is the year of the Rabbit. The rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity, thus 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope! Hope manifested through actions is how you can ensure a year from now you fell great about the prosperity of 2024. What actions are you taking to create prosperity in your salon this year? Prosperity, by definition, refers to a state of being prosperous, which means bringing wealth and success. Wealth and success come from growth.

Kathleen Turpel

Kathleen's presentation style is fun and approachable, and she has the ability to make complex subjects easy to understand. You will walk away with a practical to-do list that complements the culture of your salon and will help grow your business.

Kathleen Turpel is the owner of the award-winning Imaginal Marketing Group, an agency that specializes in the fashion and beauty industries. Among her clients are some of the top salons and spas in the world. Prior to Imaginal, she worked as a marketing executive for a Pulitzer Prize-winning, Fortune 500 media company and for Neill Corporation, one of Aveda’s distributors. Kathleen has spoken at industry conferences including Serious Business, iSPA and PBA.

Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson is the founder of the Green Beauty Community, an initiative promoting sustainable practices in the beauty industry. Passionate about eco-friendly solutions, Daniel advocates for a more environmentally conscious approach in salons and beyond. In addition to leading The GBC, he owns The Salon Chair Guys, where his expertise in salon equipment repair and restoration shines. Daniel is also the author of a comprehensive manual on restoring Koken barber chairs, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern sustainability.


Join us in our mission to make sustainable beauty the new standard.

The Green Beauty Community is a vibrant, inclusive platform dedicated to connecting individuals and brands who share a passion for sustainable beauty. We strive to inspire, educate, and empower our members to make informed choices that celebrate beauty while respecting our planet.

Angie Hofelich

After working in insurance for Metlife, and then as a stylist in New York City and Cleveland, Angie served as a senior regional manager for L’Oreal Professionnel for 7 years. After coaching million dollar salons, Angie opened and ran VANITYLAB, the award winning, 13 chair salon for 12 years. The salon won national and local awards to include “Coolest Places in Cleveland”, “Best of the West”, Best Salon, Best Stylist and more. The salon was featured on NBC for styling tips, in the customer service book, “Rules of Woo” and in print several times in industry publications, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine.

Angie has been on the board of directors for Girls with Sole, YWCA and Key Bank; women owned businesses. Angie also started a local salon network, Velvet Rope Salons where salons met to discuss business and fundraising together.

Currently as the Director of Business & Sales Training for Davines based out of New York and Parma, Italy, Angie enjoys spreading the sustainable beauty and business message worldwide.

The passion for helping salons profit runs deep with the salon facing Sustainable Business program Angie built; by salons, for salons. She and her 30+ business coaches help salons worldwide to be their best with private coaching, Business Gathering events, online and in-salon seminars.

Angie developed and heads up the Davines Sales Academy to help Davines distributors and sales consultants to successfully learn and represent Davines to the fullest. From E-Learning, virtual and in-person events, the Davines Sales Academy helps our sales teams represent Davines better, faster, happier.