Here are the profiles for the 2021 election of Directors for the Board of the Association in alphabetical order by first name.
You may vote for up to three of the candidates on the voting page.
I am honoured to be a nominee with a chance of bringing diversity to the council! If you vote for me I’ll look to share ways on how we can make our industry recession and pandemic proof.
My primary reason to serve on the board is to inspire conversation of the hair/ makeup/beauty industry and help integrate the strategic operations that allow these entities to adapt to a more diverse and connected world.
I would meaningfully contribute to serving the organization and its mission but more so – to open up the conversation and encourage consideration among my peers. I’d like to share the major benefits of me to serve on the board, in the hopes, that it will encourage you to select me as a board member.
Kirsten has eighteen years of management experience: previously having owned her own Day Spa and currently operating as the Director of her North American wholesale and distribution company, Ziel Distribution. She serves as the creative director behind two of Ziel’s most successful brands, “GummiBand” and “Silkki”, and has previously sat on the Board of Directors for the Beauty Council of Western Canada – a licensing board offering training and certification for professional Cosmetologists, Hairdressers, Barbers and other personal service providers.
Kirsten has always advocated for the individual entrepreneur or “solo-preneur”. Coming from an industry where a large percentage of service providers are self employed, either by working from home or renting a service space in a larger salon, she understands the challenges that these individuals can face.
As a huge advocate of the Beauty Council, I absolutely believe in the power of belonging to a professional association. Belonging to a professional association creates community. As a community there is strength in numbers which gives us the power to voice our needs and the ability to act upon it.
Having held similar positions on other association boards, I have a strong comprehension of what makes a board run effectively and efficiently.
With over 30 years experience in the beauty industry, the last 20 years included being an Executive Master Educator and Back Stage Manager for one of the few Award-Winning Hairdresser run brands, I admit that I have a deep comprehension for the needs in our community.
Being an educator and hairstylist, I am very passionate about advocating for the next generation of stylists. Through sharing my excitement and experiences, I want to help facilitate the connection between emerging stylists and Beauty Council. Bringing a new energy to the community and championing new ideas everyone can enjoy, such as classes and events that are specifically catered to emerging stylists needs.
Raised by two stylists, I am an award winning Hair Stylist, Colourist and Educator based in Vancouver, BC, Canada; I am a 6x National Finalist and 2x National Award Winner.
As a sought after educator for Goldwell Professional Haircolor, most recently I was a finalist in The Allied Beauty Association’s Beauty Under 40 Campaign, in the category of Education. Spending much of my time developing educational programs and mentoring stylists, I truly believe in the art of our craft.
I believe education, and a sense of community to be the cornerstone of success for our industry. COVID provides a unique opportunity to continue to tighten the bond of hairstylists and to further elevate our craft.
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