ISBN Membership Elects Two New Trustees

The International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN) recently elected Peter Mahoney, owner of Head Shoppe companies, and Scott Missad, president/CEO of Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, to its Board of Trustees. Mahoney and Missad join the ISBN board in leading the owners and senior executives of the only international association for multi-unit salon and spa companies in growing both their own businesses, as well as the professional beauty industry. They will also serve as ambassadors to the industry for ISBN. Finally, they will help create content for ISBN’s Annual Conference (May 22-24, 2016, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA), as well as ongoing webinars and educational programs.

“We are so honored to have Scott and Peter join our Board,” says Rhoda Olsen, ISBN president. “With their rich backgrounds in educating salons and spas about effective, profitable and team-centric business practices, they add incredible depth and strength, and are already digging in to help ISBN work diligently on behalf of our salons and their talented team members.”

Mahoney owns the Head Shoppe group of companies, Atlantic Canada’s largest chain of full-service salons with eight full-service Head Shoppe salons, three full-service salon/spas under the H.S. Studio, Vitality and Vibe brands and a Hair Design Center school. With a background in business (MBA), his visionary and leadership accomplishments have been recognized with the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mahoney’s commitment to creating change in the beauty industry led him to develop Salon Consultants International Inc. (SCII) in 1996, a consulting company that provides education and coaching on topics such as leadership, financial business planning and communication for independent salons and spas, as well as for chains across North America. He is also president of Summit Salon Business Centre and Salon Resource Group.


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“The ISBN provides a premier learning, networking and continuous improvement opportunity for multi-unit salon and spa owners, and I am pleased and honored to serve its membership,” says Mahoney.

Missad is the president and CEO of Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, and also serves as a board member for the company of 10 salons and spas and two cosmetology schools. He has worked in the professional beauty industry for more than 30 years in roles such as senior vice president of sales for L’Oréal Professional and founder of Sun Bum sunscreen products. He is also the founder of Strictly Business, a nationally acclaimed beauty industry business development program for top salons, spas and stylists.

“ISBN is where business gets done by multi-unit salons and spas and their vendor partners,” says Missad. “Whether you have 2 salons or 10,000, the opportunity to network and share with the founders and senior executives of some of the most successful companies in the professional beauty industry is invaluable.”

ISBN’S 2016 CONFERENCE SAVE THE DATE: ISBN’s 2016 Conference takes place May 22-24, 2016, at the Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

About: The International SalonSpa Business Network is comprised of more than 50 top companies, owning two to 12,000 salons and/or spas each, with combined gross sales of more than $10 billion annually. The membership represents more than 25,000 salons and employs more than 250,000 people licensed in the cosmetology field, who facilitate more than 500 million client transactions per year. Visit for more information. Watch for details at and connect on ISBN’s Facebook page

ISBN’s 2015-2016 Board of Trustees includes senior leadership from every type of multi-unit salon, spa and salon franchise business model. They are Rhoda Olsen, Great Clips (ISBN president); Pat Neville, BeautyFirst (ISBN vice president); Eric Bakken, Regis Corp. (ISBN vice president); Philip Gould, Gould’s Salons/Spas (ISBN secretary); Larry Walt, Design 1 Salons/Spas, (ISBN treasurer); Gordon Logan, Sport Clips (ex-officio); Jason Volk, Chatters/Tommy Guns Original Barbershops (immediate past president); Phil Horvath, Ulta Beauty (ISBN past president); Henry Pelusi, Studio of Elegance/Philip Pelusi Salons (ISBN Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree); Anthony Fiorentino, Hello, Gorgeous Salons; S.J. Szabo, Stephen Szabo Salons; Debra Penzone, The Charles Penzone Salons; Mark Kartarik, Sport Clips and Vent Blotique; Peter Mahoney, Head Shoppe; and Scott Missad, Gene Juarez Salons & Spas.