Industry leaders and companies are pitching in to support Beauty Pitch 2016. The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced five additional judges joining the judging panel and brand-new partnerships.
In addition, the application deadline has been extended until Tuesday, May 10 at 5 p.m. PDT to enter the competition.
“Not only does [Beauty Pitch competition] provide up-and-coming beauty brands with broad industry exposure, it also provides them with the highly competitive and difficult-to-secure retail partnerships.” Steve Sleeper, PBA executive director.
Welcome, Judges and Partners
The five new judges joining the panel include:
- John Paul DeJoria, co-Founder and chairman of the board, John Paul Mitchell Systems and The Patrón Spirits Company
- Emily Dougherty, beauty director, Elle Magazine
- Kevin Harrington, CEO, Kevin Harrington Enterprises
- Deanne Kaczerski, executive editor director, InStyle Digital Innovation, Time Inc.
- Mark Spinks, president of CosmoProf and Armstrong McCall, Sally Beauty Holdings
PBA and CosmoProf North America (CPNA) also announced partnerships with Beauty Systems Group: Armstrong McCall, CosmoProf and Loxa Beauty and Amazon Launchpad.
“Not only does [Beauty Pitch competition] provide up-and-coming beauty brands with broad industry exposure, it also provides them with the highly competitive and difficult-to-secure retail partnerships,” said Steve Sleeper, PBA executive director. “Adding the Beauty Systems Group and Amazon Launchpad as Beauty Pitch partners raises the bar for this event and could be a game-changer for many of these businesses.”
Send Your Application
Applications are being accepted until May 10 in two separate business categories: Startup (revenues ranging from $100K to $5M) and Established (revenues ranging from $5M and above). Applications can be submitted at www.beautypitch.com.
Beauty Pitch 2016 is a live competition where beauty entrepreneurs pitch their products to a live audience and a panel of celebrity judges. Held Saturday, July 23, Beauty Pitch 2016 is part of INSPIRE: A Night Celebrating Beauty Entrepreneurs, which kicks off the PBA Beauty Week and CPNA exhibition.