28 Women Leaders to Meet at IBS New York

It's International Women's Day—are these beauty bosses on your radar? Catch their classes, booths or main stage talks at the International Beauty Show New York, from March 13-15. It's not too late to learn these names and register for the show!


Taylor Boren is a master extension and blonding specialist with over 15 years of extensive knowledge and focus with I tips, tape-ins, wefts, and many other extension methods. Taylor's genuine passion for hair transformations drives her to work on innovative techniques to push the boundaries of hair. Over the last 10 years, Taylor has traveled globally as a lead educator for large hair extension manufacturers. She is the Director of Education for HALOCOUTURE and HALOPROFESSIONAL Extensions and is determined to change her clients’ lives through beauty.

Penny Burns, Beauty Cast Network
Penny is the founder and CEO of Beauty Cast Network and has been working in the beauty and wellness industry for over 35 years, in several facets of the industry from owning and managing nine beauty schools to helping graduates and beauty employers connect through the Beauty Cast Network programs. Penny’s passion is to introduce and educate future and licensed professionals to the many opportunities available in Beauty and Wellness. Beauty Cast Network is a Beauty, Barber and Wellness career placement service that also hosts live and virtual Job Fairs and student competitions across the country. 

Amy Carter, Empowering You Consulting

Amy’s goal as a coach is simple: to inspire you to become a better leader, to mold you into a smarter business owner, and to help you achieve personal and professional satisfaction. As the owner of one of Indiana’s top salons, Amy knows what it takes to reinvent a business and train a leadership team that’s invested in long-term success. As the founder of Empowering You Consulting, Amy helps salons and spas across the nation every day.

Zan Ray, Elevating My Business
Zan has over 40 years in the hair industry, business coaching, project management and financial coaching. Her passion is helping hairdressers and salon owners to know their worth and charge accordingly.

Tonya Cryer, Ms. Tonya On Set

Tonya began competing in shows featured in magazines. Recruited by product companies, now she’s a global educator. In 1992 she established a salon and mobile business. In 2005, she was inducted to MUAH Union Local 706, where she department headed and keyed for major networks. In 2008 she founded a salon and academy and in 2015 obtained 798 MUAH union status. In 2020 she created an online class to teach people how to become union status. In 2021 she released a training manual now available on Amazon and her website.

Monaè Everett, Monaè Artistry LLC
Monaè  is a celebrity hairstylist, author and educator with 20 years of experience. Her work has been seen in Harper's BAZAAR, Yahoo!, ESSENCE and more. Her celebrity clients include Tia Mowry, Yara Shahidi, Brenda Song and Nickelodeon starlets. Founded by Monae, The Monae Life Academy teaches business etiquette as well as styling for editorials and celebrities.

Reonna Green, Esq., She Trademarks
Reonna  is more than just your typical trial attorney; she's the founder of She Trademarks, a law firm dedicated to helping business owners, specifically those within the beauty industry. Green's involvement in the beauty industry began at 16 when she became a licensed manicurist and later a cosmetologist. She attended UC Berkeley, where she graduated with a bachelor's in legal studies. She then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law and became an attorney known for her grit, resourcefulness and compassion. From trademark searches and applications to business formations, contracts and educational webinars, Reonna is devoted to helping clients identify potential areas of risk and crafting custom solutions to protect their brand, business and ultimately their livelihood.

Stephanie Hodges
Stephanie has utilized social media to build several thriving relationships over the years with brands like Pulp Riot and Brazilian Bondbuilder. Stephanie has created several videos and photographs that have gone viral over the years. These have landed her opportunities in education, multiple national advertising campaigns and photo shoots with global brands.

Jordan Kindel, Truss
Jordan  is a TRUSS Professional Brand Specialist and a salon owner in Milford, CT, with over 12 years' experience in the beauty industry. She is a self-taught balayage specialist who is known for her dimensional brunettes. Jordan has been educating for five years and began her career as a TRUSS Professional educator in 2021.

Ana Lima, Truss
Ana  is a TRUSS Brand Specialist & Educator, lead balayage specialist and salon owner in central New Jersey. She has 10 years of experience behind the chair and has been traveling as an educator for over four, teaching what she is most passionate about: hair! Ana is known for her dimensional brunettes and viral hair Tik Toks.

Tiffany McRae, Amika
Tiffany is a freelance NYC hairstylist and Amika Pro Educator. She enjoys traveling, networking, and spreading haircare and styling knowledge with like-minded hair artists, as well as learning from them. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and listening to podcasts. She loves family time and everything beauty.

Keya Neal, Kolour Kulture
Keya is an industry activist, DEI strategist, Kolour Koach, texture specialist, and keynote speaker, and is ABCH Certified and an Intercoiffure member. Keya has also been an educator, guest artist, consultant and platform artist for several major brands. Keya founded Kolour Kulture in 2015 to educate and empower all nationalities/cultures with unparalleled color curriculums. She hosts a digital Koaching program along with live summits and events. “The church and the salons are the last two institutions left that are overtly segregated,” is why Keya is committed to the increase of inclusion and diversity of the beauty industry. Hence, birthing the movement and initiative, Texture vs. Race.

Crystal Ngozi, Crystal Ngozi Beauty
Crystal is an experienced licensed estheticianmakeup artist and educator with 10 years of experience.

Quyen Nguyen, Evalash
Quyen  is the CEO of ÉVALASH Beauty Corp and she holds six patents. Quyen started her first salon when she 19 and currently owns a lash and microblading lounge, beauty supply store and training center in Bethesda, MD. Through her experience handling and running businesses, she ventured to create her own brand of products that would make women feel more confident. Quyen loves teaching the latest techniques and tricks.

Eunice Park, Apres Nail
Eunice is a licensed nail tech and manager of the Apres R&D team. She also heads the Apres Education Department and enjoys introducing and teaching nail professionals to the Gel-X system.

Sue Phillips, Scenterprises
Sue is an internationally renowned fragrance authority, who never dreamed she would be creating world class perfumes for major iconic brands, Tiffany, Burberry and Avon, as well as A-List celebrities such as Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes, Zendaya, Susan Sarandon, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurence Fishburne, Lisa Vanderpump, and various Fortune 500 companies. Hailing from South Africa, Sue is now based in New York City, where her global atelier for Scenterprises, The Scentarium, is located, in the heart of Tribeca.

Missi Pitcher, bhave
Missi is the US Artistic Director of bhave and founder of MaxCharles Hair Studio in historic downtown Portsmouth, NH. Missi has over 15 years of experience working behind the chair and teaching advanced color theory and techniques. Missi has trained and educated for both large corporate and  boutique family-run hair companies. As a national color educator and platform artist, she has traveled all over the country and worked side-by-side fellow stylists and artists. Co-creator of "Boss Hair Society," an education and social media platform that teaches advanced color techniques and trends, Missi thrives when helping her industry grow and building confidence and passion in stylists.

Sherry Ratay, Sherry Ratay Inc.
Sherry  is an internationally-acclaimed, celebrity colorist, Joico commercially artistic colorist, award-winning color expert and salon owner. Sherry travels all over the country to train and educate other professionals. Although she owns her own luxury salon in Central Florida called Salon Ratay, she continues to intensely train with all of the major manufacturers in hair color and further her education.

Nubia  is a New York-based master stylist, educator and curl expert, with 40 years of experience in the hair industry. Sought after for her innovative approach to curly haircutting, Nubia possesses a strong passion and deep appreciation for curly haircare. Her extensive experience and pioneering approach has made her one of the most in-demand and highly regarded stylists and educators for curly hair globally. Born and raised in Colombia, Nubia moved to the US in 1975, before training with leading educators at Goldwell, L'Oréal, Wella, Vidal Sassoon, DevaCurl, Ouidad, Aveda, Paul Sebastian and Mazella & Palmer.

Adrienne Rogers, Product Club
With over 30 years of industry experience, Adrienne is currently the owner of Hush Salon Philadelphia and Product Club’s Artistic Director. Adrienne is obsessive about staying ahead of and anticipating haircolor trends. Having worked in New York City for nine years at Cutler Salon, she participated in New York Fashion Week and colored a constant stream of models and beauty editors. Adrienne has been featured multiple times in the Allure including The Best of the Best issues, and her salon was featured in ELLE's Top 100 Salons in the Country.

Genevieve Santos-Bann, Crystal Ngozi Beauty
Genevieve is passionate about training and educating beauty professionals in the industry. She is a licensed esthetician, business owner and esthetics instructor at Atelier Esthetique Institute for Esthetics in NYC. Her experience spans 16 years in beauty, and she has worked  at companies such as L'Oréal Paris, Lancôme, and ULTA Beauty, and now her own spa practice.

Jaime Schrabeck, Precision Nails
Licensed since 1992, Jaime, Ph.D. works as manicurist and owner of Precision Nails, an employee-based salon in Carmel, CA. Jaime advocates for compliance, co-hosts Outgrowth: A Slice of Pro Beauty podcast and advises California's Board of Barbering and Cosmetology as an expert witness.

Candy Shaw, Sunlights Balayage
Candy grew up in the beauty business as the daughter of former world-champion competition hairdresser, Jamison Shaw. Trained in Paris, Candy has been a French cutter and balayage highlighter her entire life. The world’s foremost authority on balayage education, Candy teaches a fast, efficient, no-nonsense method of hair painting. Candy runs three companies: Jamison Shaw Hairdressers, a 50-year-young, third-generation, salon in Atlanta, where she personally sees up to 25 guests each day; an Academy specializing in balayage education; and Sunlights Balayage, the makers and purveyors of the world’s leading balayage products and education.

Jikaiah Stevens, Jikaiah Stylist
Based out of New York City, Jikaiah is a top global educator who hosts classes for companies, salons and individuals alike. She is known for her “free the hair” cutting technique and organic and intuitive approach for cutting curls and adding texture, from rocker shags to mini-mullets to gorgeous Victorian curls. She teaches online and in person, has performed on stages and traveled with Hairstory, Hairbrained, Estetica, Elevate Hair, and San Francisco’s famed Edo Salon.

Angelique Velez, Breakups to Makeup
Angelique can quite literally say “love raised me, lipstick saved me." Makeup artist and founder of Breakups to Makeup, Angelique used her personal journey with heartbreak to fuel the creation of Breakups to Makeup (B2M), which is now the one of the country’s most sought-after high-quality accessory and apparel brands for makeup enthusiasts. B2M products are sold in Sephora, QVC, Walmart, Urban Outfitters, Ricky’s and NYLON Shop. Under her leadership, unmatched creativity and massive passion for adding a touch of wit and glam to Breakups to Makeup, her infamous clutches have been seen in the hands of legends such as Cher to being featured in national media outlets such Refinery29Marie Claire, Allure and Latina.

Malynda Vigliotti, Boom Boom Brow Bar
Malynda is obsessed with brows and has 400-plus clients served at her salon,  Boom Boom Brow Bar in NYC. Malynda has a degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology and is a trained esthetician. Boom Boom has been featured on “The Real Housewives of NYC,” Vogue, Lucky, InStyle, Refinery 29, Huffington Post, The Gloss, StyleCaster and Nylon.

Lauren Weinberg, Square
Lauren Weinberg is an experienced and goal-oriented marketing executive with over 20 years of experience. She's an expert in finding insights in data and using them to drive strategic marketing plans that fuel revenue growth. She is currently the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Square, driving marketing and communication strategy globally, which includes investment decisions, optimization of marketing channels, brand strategy, analytics, marketing technology, creative execution and communications.

Shauna Wright, Nails Done Wright
Shauna is a licensed nail technician and a corporate professional. She’s well-versed in both the beauty industry and the corporate world. She understands the need to have work-life balance in the beauty world because the burnout is real. She’s been a successful nail tech since 2013 by creating a healthy balance for herself.