The aim of the summit is simple: we want to host an event with education, networking and festivities that brings salon owners and managers together with the greatest minds in the world in business, customer service, marketing and management.



 Marcus Allen

Salon Management Professional AND Educator


Louisiana-born Marcus was the man behind the phenomenal growth of Urban Retreat in London’s famous Harrods, possibly the largest single-unit salon business in the world, with 220 staff, 11,000 services a month and an annual turnover of £12.5 million. 

A trained hairdresser, he has an incredible track record of creating hugely successful businesses from scratch. A founder staff member and manager of Paris Parker, he went on to work with theNeill Corporation before moving to the UK to launch the hugely successful Aveda Institution in Leeds and London.He helped open the original Urban Retreat in Harvey Nichols, and oversaw its relocation to Harrods. He is now with the Refinery,which he has taken into the international arena. Marcus shares his experience and knowledge through education, helping promote professionalism and push up profit margins within the industry.

 Stefanie Fox Jackson

Founder Canvas Salon and Skin Bar
Founder Salon Colab


Stefanie Fox Jackson is a motivational speaker and generational leadership expert who has spent 15 years building teams and educating leaders on the changes in today’s workforce.

Stefanie is the founder of Canvas Salon and Skin Bar, a 5 times recipient of the Top 200 Salons in America award for its work culture and customer satisfaction. She is also the founder of Salon Colab™, where she collaborates with salons to assist in growing their leaders and developing strong teams. Stefanie thrives on collaboration and is a passionate and curious leader. 

Stefanie is a board member for the National Association of Women Business Owners, where she leads a committee that facilitates mastermind experiences. She also gives her time as a mentor with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy helping kids 18 and younger start businesses. Stefanie lives in Columbus,
Ohio with her husband, two young sons, and giant dog.

About Stefanie’s Presentation

#teambuilding 101:

The workforce has changed and you have to change with them or be left behind. In this session with Stefanie you'll learn why they're showing up differently and what it takes to build a team in todays fast paced, option filled world. Stefanie will dive into key understandings of the millennial and generation z employee and talk about how you recruit the best ones for your business.


Phil Jackson

Founder and Coach at Phil Jackson - Build Your Salon
Founder & Co-Owner at Bravo Hairdressing
Salon Owner, Speaker & Author


Phil Jackson is an entrepreneur, the owner of Award-Winning Salon ‘Bravo Hairdressing,’ and a Salon Consultant and Author with a passion for the Salon Industry. Drawing on 20 years of salon experience, Phil’s desire to help salon owners work smarter, sleep more soundly and enjoy the profits they really deserve.

“I adore this industry! I love the energy, the wonderful clients, the lust for learning, even the back-room gossip!  But I see too many salons and spas failing. Problem is, it isn’t the salons with poor customer service and low standards. Instead, the ones you'd want to see stay open are closing.  So I’ve dedicated the rest of my career to helping salon and spa owners build a business they can feel proud of."

About pHIL’s Presentation

Get paid PROPERLY, ENJOY your business more and DITCH the '1st of the Month' anxiety forever!:

  • Smooth out the peaks and troughs in your salon income: know for sure you can afford your bills on the 1st of the month EVERY month

  • Set yourself apart from your local competition: your clients will love a more convenient, modern way of doing business with you. Membership clients are LOYAL!

  • You can relax: make financial planning a breeze by taking the guesswork out of how much you'll make.

  • Stop stagnating and grow your salon profits. More importantly, pay yourself properly and let your team take some of the strain."

IN SHORT... If you want to fall back in love with your salon business, lower your stress and anxiety about your salon turnover, boost your profits and start running your business like the creative entrepreneur you really are, you need salon memberships in your life!

Trust me: working harder and harder is NOT the way out of this!

Jamie Dana

Salon owner - Speaker - educator

Jamie Dana is a hairstylist and an educator specializing in teaching hair & beauty professionals how to use Instagram to grow their businesses.

Jamie is most passionate about helping people see their full potential not only as a hairstylist or therapist, but also as a business owner.

She loves to connect with others in the industry and her goal is to create a community full of like-minded individuals who encourage and inspire each other to work hard, build their dreams, and live a life they absolutely love.


About Jamie’s Presentation:

"Create a strong, cohesive Instagram page while standing out from every other salon in your area."

Let's face it, Instagram can feel very overwhelming especially when it comes to creating a cohesive Instagram page for your salon. In this one hour talk, Jamie is going to share:

  • How to empower your team to want to share their work on Instagram while creating beautiful content you can use for your salon page

  • How to create a cohesive and uniform brand with your Instagram page that showcases your team

  • How to stand out from other salons in your area to help attract new clients and stylists to your business

Kristian Tognini

Salon Owner - Innovator - Executor


KT (or Kristian when he’s in trouble with mum) or as the friendly dude as most describe him. Don’t let that fool you though underneath the happy go lucky persona lies a deep drive that questions the industry and world around him. Always striving for better results, more efficiently and have a bloody good time along the way. 

Innovator, Educator, Master Man-Manager, Condoner of fluff and “Secrets to Success”. 

Co-Creator of Joebloe & Josiebloe – the global hairloss brand that is shaking up the industry & taking off the lab coats and treating hairloss less as a disease and more as a prevention measure. 

Director of liloffthetop – a movement towards simple, an educational tilt into new media. Teaching the “WHY” not the “HOW”

About Kristian’s workshop:

The Russian Brothers is an energetic and highly interactive workshop led by salon owner, education agency operator and product owner - Kristian Tognini.

In this session Kristian will coach you through a brainstorming session like no other and help you form those ideas, wants and needs into an actionable plan.

After participating in this session, you can expect to leave with a clear vision, a solid focus & an actionable framework to implement for your business and personal success.

Kristian is an executor not an educator. It’s time to execute on your ideas to achieve what you & your business desires!

Ryan Power

Salon Owner - numbers driven marketing geek


Ryan Power is a coach, speaker and author. Helping hair, beauty and aesthetic business owners to double their businesses; be that double the profits, double the clients or double the amount of time the owners can take off.

Ryan Power is a beauty business owner just like you. He and his wife Hollie own a thriving day spa in sunny Bournemouth as well as coaching and mentorship brand Salonology – although you might be familiar with it as Beauty Business Superstars.

Ryan’s passion for marketing is as infectious as his energy and if he can’t get you pumped to take the action needed to push your business forward then nobody can.

About Ryan’s workshop:

"Two types of email you should never send to your clients... and five which you definitely should!"

Marketing is the single most important business skill you can develop. A small businesses who is excellent at what they do, but unable to communicate their message and story in a way which resonates with their dream client – and makes them take action – will seldom find the success they desire.

More speakers to be announced soon…

Additional Add On Event:  
Sunday, 5th January 2020

Inside Phorest  - 'The Future of Technology for the Salon Business' 

2pm - 6pm at the Morrison Hotel, Dublin 

Followed by Drinks Reception

Spaces are limited - additional registration fee required 

Check out the 2019 event!


Don't miss the industry event of the year!

Phorest’s Salon Owner's Summit 2020 is Europe's largest and most prestigious milestone on that very adventure for salon owners who share one common purpose - to lead and evolve an industry that makes everyone feel and look like the superstars they were born to be.

The Salon Owners Summit 2020 will be hosted in The Convention Centre Dublin, a world-class venue in the heart of the city. The CCD is a truly remarkable building inside & out and has hosted some of Europe's largest events and parties.



We have secured discounted rates exclusively for Salon Owners Summit attendees at the hotels below for the dates 4-6 January. Please use the booking links to make your reservation to insure you receive the preferential rate. The rates are for a limited number of rooms and are only available for a limited amount of time, so please reserve early to avoid disappointment.


Spencer Hotel

From 170 EUR single, 180 EUR double.
VAT and breakfast included.
Full payment is required at the time of booking.
Free cancellation up to 28 days prior to arrival.
Full refund will be processed in case of reservation being cancelled more than 28 day prior to arrival.
Deposits paid are non-refundable in case of reservation cancelled 28 days or less prior to arrival.



Marker Hotel

From 225 EUR single, 245 EUR double.
VAT and breakfast included.
Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to arrival.
Penalty charge for late cancellation is 100 percent of stay.



HGI Dublin Custom House

From 139 EUR single, 151 EUR double.
VAT and breakfast included.
Free cancellation up to 28 days prior to arrival.
Full refund will be processed in case of reservation being cancelled more than 28 day prior to arrival.



Maldron Pearse Street

From 119 EUR single, 129 EUR double.
VAT and breakfast included.
Free cancellation up to 28 days prior to arrival.
Full refund will be processed in case of reservation being cancelled more than 28 day prior to arrival.



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01 874 7800 (IRL) | 0207 100 9290 (UK) | 406 284 7019 (USA) 

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Cancellations must be made in writing before November, 6th 2019 to qualify for a refund.

No refunds or credits will be granted after this date.

CCD, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1
 01 8747800 (IRE) | 0207 100 9290 (UK)